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Call for interest – Are you a visionary industry member looking for opportunity?

Call for interest – we’re preparing an application for a heavy engineering industry sector-led research partnership under the 2017 MBIE Partnership scheme in response to the Government’s Partnership Investment Plan 2017-19. This proposal aims to provide high–quality research to increase the competitiveness and sustainability of companies like yours, in the framework of a larger sustainable…

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Connecting with the greatest minds in structural engineering

HERA is proud to have joined forces with Mageba to assist AECOM Principal Engineer and Steel Bridge Designer, Liam Edwards to attend the 19th Congress of IABSE (International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering) in Stockholm Sweden late last year. Presenting a paper on the design challenges faced on the Horotiu Paa Bridge project, Liam…

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Resource – Welding of seismic grade reinforcing bar

Reinforced concrete structures often use the “seismic” grade of reinforcing bar 500E (to AS/NZS 4671). The designation “500E” means the reinforcing rebar must meet specific requirements in regards to mechanical properties to ensure the bar will have adequate performance under earthquake loading. The yield strength must be between 500 – 600MPa, the minimum elongation is…

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A ‘top’ tour of Top Energy

Recently, our Intern Researcher Jenny Knittel had the opportunity to visit Top Energy Limited at Ngawha Springs, as we work to explore waste heat opportunities throughout New Zealand for the benefit of our AGGAT partners and members. A local electricity generation and lines network supplying power to 30,000 consumers throughout the mid- to far-north of…

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2016: welding training review

2016 was a busy year for the NZ Welding Centre, with around 180 people attending our specialist courses and seminars for engineers, supervisors and welding inspectors. This month, 12 professionals complete their training programme in welding inspection leading to national and international qualifications: the CBIP Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), and the globally-recognised IIW International Welding…

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New composite design standard AS/NZS 2327 open for comment

The first joint New Zealand and Australian composite design standard DR AS/NZS 2327 has recently been published for public comment. The public comment period will continue until 24 January 2017 and electronic copies of the draft standard can be freely downloaded from here. This revision incorporates a number of technical and editorial changes, as follows: Changes…