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IWE qualified and ready to deliver value to our members!

Having spent the last 14 weeks cramped behind a school desk in Germany, our Research Engineer Holger Heinzel has successfully returned as a qualified International Welding Engineer (IWE)! Join him as he shares his experience. After some intensive study I now join the ranks of our General Manager Welding Centre Dr Michail Karpenko and Director…

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Kaikoura Earthquake challenges met by steel construction

Post-Kaikoura earthquake, little was mentioned about systemic failures in steel construction. While this gave confidence that our structures performed well, we had to make sure. Taking an opportunity to learn if there could be any potential issues now, and in the future by commissioning research to pinpoint any weaknesses. The research outcomes described in HERA…

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Welding qualification standard ISO 9606.1:2012 has now been adopted as AS/NZS ISO 9606.1:2017

The publication of AS/NZS ISO 9606.1:2017 Qualification testing of welders – Fusion welding – Part 1: Steels is seen as a move towards international best practice. And is a standard of significance, because it forms the basis of the next revision of AS/NZS 2980 expected to be published late February. For the many users of…

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The ‘Wood First’ approach hasn’t hit the nail on the head at all!

The Coalition’s Wood First Policy when introduced under the current proposal tilts the level playing field for industry innovation. Adding value to our New Zealand grown trees through local business and high value jobs makes lots of sense. As does using government procurement as lead user innovation. But not when it   effectively picks winners likely…

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Call for papers – IIW Commission X meeting at HERA House, 12 – 13 March 2018

We’d like to invite researchers and practising engineers to submit abstracts for presentation at the upcoming meeting of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) Commission X Structural Performances of Welded Joints – Fracture Avoidance. The meeting will be held in Auckland at HERA House, 12 – 13 March 2018. The IIW is a not-for-profit organisation…

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#SS18 kicks off next week & our team will be there!

We’re proud to have our General Manager Structural Systems Dr Stephen Hicks invited to deliver a keynote address at the 13th International Conference on Steel, Space & Composite Structures. Hosted in Perth from 31 January to 2 February 2018, it’s expected to be attended by over 70 attendees from 18 different countries across design, fabrication and…

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Celebrating 40 years of HERA and a change of guard

40 years ago, HERA was officially constituted by future focused industry leaders using Government support providing a framework for stable funding from industry. A concept we believed worked and requires nurturing by looking back and celebrating its history and successes. Over the last 17 years, the direction was set by Wolfgang Scholz who handed over…

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Six year success story – AS/NZS 2327 is across the line!

After six years of hard work, we’re proud to announce that AS/NZS 2327 has been published in collaboration with our Australian colleagues. Steel-concrete composite construction has proved popular over the last thirty years, and has largely accounted for the international dominance of steel frames in multi-storey buildings. Its success being the strength and stiffness that…