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Why a ‘she’ll be right’ attitude doesn’t work for Olympic athletes – or your business

If you’re like me – since the beginning of the 31st Olympic Games in Rio, you’ve been rushing home in the evenings to catch the highlights of the day’s events and see where New Zealand’s medal tally sits. The Olympics is an inspiring international sporting event hosting 207 nations in a celebration of sportsmanship and dedication,…

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Heat transfer – why optimisation is key to success!

The ultimate goal of any R&D project is to create something so successful and efficient that it blows its competition out of the water – and cost effectively of course! No one understands this more than our AGGAT team, who uses a pathway of optimisation as a means of achieving this for our members involved…

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Notice – AS/NZS ISO 3834: The allocation of quality management tasks

Last month’s HERA News provided an overview of the concept of the “welding co-ordination team” as applied in a quality management system that meets the requirements of the AS/NZS ISO 3834 standard. The organisation of a fabricator’s welding co-ordination team is usually shown by an organogram; a chart showing the structure of the team and…

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Call for comment – Addressing skill issues in our industry

The concern of skills shortages is something worrying many businesses around the world, and for the New Zealand engineering sector it’s no different. We’re starting to see serious skills gaps in our workforce which could strongly affect our ability to deliver quality work for our future pipeline. To address those and other issues COMPETENZ has…

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Australian Steel Research Hub taps our expertise on the shoulder

Long gone are the barriers separating New Zealand and Australia from doing business together – and nothing showcases this more than our recent attendance at the Australian Steel Research Hub workshop where we were invited to share our expertise with industry leaders across Australasia. Aug52016 Not only was this a fantastic networking opportunity to identify…

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Crossing the ditch for the IIW conference 2016

Our Welding Centre General Manager Dr Michail Karpenko and Senior Welding Engineer Alan McClintock jumped the ditch to attend the International Institute of Welding 2016 Conference. Held in Melbourne in mid-July the IIW conference – is a fantastic global forum of professionals from around the world sharing and developing scientific and technical knowledge on welding…

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University of Auckland Science Tower – SCNZ

Creating a distinctive landscape to stand the test of time Brought to us by: SCNZ Duration: 2010 Location: Auckland, New Zealand SCNZ help to illustrate the integral role that structural steel plays in our built landscape. taking a closer look at five-year project to upgrade University of Auckland’s Faculty of Science buildings. The $290m re-development…

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Notice – The welding coordination team in AS/NZS ISO 3834

The welding quality management standard AS/NZS ISO 3834 is one of the key technical requirements of the now well-established Steel Fabricator Certification (SFC) scheme and of AS/NZS 5131 Structural Steelwork – Fabrication and Erection currently in the final stages of development. With 21 fabricators now certified to the SFC, and with several more in the process of gaining certification,…