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Calls for comment – SNZ TS 3404:2017 Durability requirements for steel structures and components

In August 2017, a SCNZ-led standard development committee, which HERA also takes part in, was established to develop a new technical specification for steel corrosion protection. Superseding NZS 3404.1:2009 Chapter 5 Corrosion Protection, the new stand-alone technical specification SNZ TS 3404:2017 Durability requirements for steel structures and components will be developed into a document that keeps abreast…

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Sharing innovation experiences at the University of Auckland Business School

Recently, we were invited to speak at the University of Auckland School of Business on our innovation and entrepreneurship experiences in the heavy engineering industry. Invited by University of Auckland School of Business Professor Kenneth Husted, our Manager Industry Development Dr Boaz Habib presented on the practicalities of creating an innovation culture in the industrial…

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Call for attendees – #MIC2017: delivering the goods on options for conformity

The factor of safety (FoS), also known as (and used interchangeably with) safety factor (SF), is the ratio between the nominal and the design load carrying capacity of a structural member or system. The factor of safety ensures that the probability of the actual resistance falling below the design resistance is sufficiently low. The magnitude…

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Update – Revised rules to transition arrangements for IIW qualifications

HERA is the Authorised National Body (ANB) for personnel qualification for New Zealand under the system of the International Institute of Welding (IIW). To provide a smooth transition from the national to the international (IIW) qualification system, a national ANB has been allowed to issue IIW diplomas to professionals who have relevant work experience, and…

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HERA mourns the loss of Associate Professor John Butterworth

We’re saddened to share the passing of University of Auckland’s Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering John Butterworth. Passing away after a long illness on 4 September – we wanted to share our condolences with his family and friends and acknowledge the contributions he’s made to our industry. Graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering…

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Call for attendees – #MIC2017: WTIA’s Geoff Crittenden on Australia’s submarine project and it’s welding industry

At $50 billion, the Future Submarine Program is the largest and most ambitious defence procurement program in Australia’s history. In 2016 the Australian government announced an ambitious series of defence projects worth over $100Bn, including the $50bn Future Submarine program. The Commonwealth’s objective was not only to deliver best in class equipment to the Australian…

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Call for attendees – #MIC2017: Can HERA drive industry transformation?

HERA’s vision is to have a long-term sustainable industry which can compete globally. And our mission, is to be the catalyst for innovation and driver for industry transformation. Industry transformation in the context of responding to disruptive challenges in an ever faster world of change is on everyone’s mind. As an industry-owned research association our…

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Call for attendees – #MIC2017: reviewing quality assurance developments in welded fabrication

The cost of quality is widely used but often misinterpreted to mean the cost of using quality control and quality management systems. What it actually refers to is the cost incurred from failing to provide compliant products in the most efficient manner. All too often these costs can be viewed as an iceberg with only…

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Call for attendees – #MIC2017: University of Sydney’s Professor Brian Uy on the road from design to reliable structures

Trends show the number of buildings and building heights are increasing. Pushing the need for more skilled engineers equipped with better tools to evaluate and guarantee the safety and performance of our structures. Design standards that lead to reliable structures are imperative for modern infrastructure. Join Professor Brian Uy as he presents on his paper which…