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Case study: 3D scanning as a tool in seismic strengthening of Hawke’s Bay Hospital project

HERA brings a NZ case study on the use of 3D scanning as a new digital tool by a member Those of you at HERA’s Future Forum: 2020 VISION in February would have heard Des Watkins from Watkins Steel promote the use of digital technologies, including 3D scanning, as a new business model for steel…

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Ep. 28 | Chris Bumby – Hydrogen: an alternative reductant?

Jun242020 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 24 June 2020 | Ep.28 – Hydrogen: an alternative reductant? In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk to recent recipient of HERA’s Innovation Award – Chris Bumby. As a Victoria University of Wellingtons Senior Scientist, he has been heading exciting research that is leading towards the…

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Searching for why? Start podcasting!

Motivational Speaker Simon Sinek set the business world alight years ago when he first floated the golden circle concept. The notion that at the heart of successful business was an overwhelming articulation of their why. Jump forward seven or so years and add in a healthy dose of technological advancement – the resulting shift in…

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Future-proofing the steel industry with design innovation

HERA recently commissioned an external market research company to figure out what NZ society thinks of our metals industry. The outcome was nothing short of interesting. Why? Because when asked if the steel industry was prepared for future technologies and innovation – only 47% felt we were. And of that, 79% responded that future-proofing the…

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Meet Andrew Pennington – the latest person to join our Structural Systems team

We’re excited to let our members know that we now have a new Senior Structural Engineer on board with us – and lets just say… he’s no stranger to HERA! Andrew Pennington joins the HERA fold once again after a sabbatical away pursuing other roles. His history with us dates back to 2013 when he…

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Notice – Free assistance now offered to SMEs to achieve compliance with applicable standards

HERA fabricators members employing 10 or less staff are invited to participate in HERA’s Welding Capability Review Program.   Our team will assist small fabricators (SMEs) in achieving compliance with the applicable standards framework by performing on-site review and preparing a confidential report that will also include opportunities for productivity and quality improvements.   Compliance…

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Call for papers – HERA Pressure Equipment Workshop in Auckland, June 2020

In collaboration with the Pressure Equipment Workshop Committee, we’re pleased to announce that the 3rd New Zealand Pressure Equipment Workshop will be held 12 June 2020 in Auckland. The aim of this pressure equipment focused conference is to bring together designers, fabricators, inspectors, vendors, regulators, owners and operators in an effort to: Share technical information, innovation and…

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Smart welding – a practical research project

The fabrication industry is currently in a digital transformation – and understandably, many fabricators are cautious to invest. We get it. That’s why we’ve set up a quality and productivity research project to investigate this technology. And why we’re now inviting our industry to be a part of it. We want to investigate the implications…