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Our team at HERA is growing!

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve had two new team members join HERA this month – Innovation Centre Manager, Greg Buckley, and Research Engineer, Hafez Taheri. They both bring a unique set of skills and diverse thinking to our HERA team fabric, and we’re excited to see the positive contributions that they’ll bring to our…

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Notice – Leave the beaten track and join the Industry 4.0 Trek

Attend the Industry 4.0 Trek in Singapore and learn first-hand how you can start, scale and sustain your adoption and development of Industry 4.0 technologies. Through our relationship with Callaghan Innovation, we’ve been given the opportunity to let our membership know of the unique chance to gain co-funding to attend their ‘Singapore Industry 4.0 Trek’…

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Meet Volkan Yakut – the latest team member to join our Welding Centre team

You’ll have seen lately that our Welding Centre has a lot of amazing projects on it’s horizon over the next three years. That’s why we’re excited to welcome Volkan Yakut to our team to help us deliver them! Volkan brings over 15 years’ global experience to the table as a Mechanical Engineer and International Welding…

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General Manager Boaz Habib on an exciting career journey

After almost eight years at HERA, we’d like to let our membership and industry know that our General Manager Industry Development is starting a new journey at IANZ as their General Manager – NZ Quality College. Boaz came onboard with HERA as a Research Engineer. This was a time when our Industry Development team had…

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Meet Reza Hamzeh – the researcher focused on Welding 4.0 for us!

Last month we let our members know what our strategic focuses for 2020 and beyond look like. Part of that strategy being to deliver solutions that supported our members in technical excellence and knowledge transfer. A major target to achieve this, is to drive industry understanding and adoption of automation, productivity and Industry 4.0 in…

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General Manager Structural Systems Stephen Hicks moving on to exciting new role

After 11 years at HERA, we’d like to let our membership and industry know that our General Manager Structural Systems Stephen Hicks will be heading back to the UK to pursue a career as Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Warwick. Stephen came to us from the Steel Construction Institute (SCI). He’d been…

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What’s the strategy for 2020?

What the heck is HERA about and what’s our plan for the future? Two very good questions – and we’re excited to tell you the answer! Because for the first time, we’re releasing our strategy publicly. We’re doing this because we are really focused on building a tribe within our industry. We want to create…

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Call for information – Request for steel floor deck data for new composite beam design software

Our metals industry should be driven to make steel the material of choice for designers. A way we can achieve that, is by simplifying the design process through the use of electronic tools and guides. The current market share for steel in construction is 50% nationally. We’ve had particular success in warehouses and multi-storey office…

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Meet Jing Cao – a Structural Engineer driven to solve problems from a young age

It’s amazing what you get to learn about someone when you take the time to sit down and really chat. My latest catch up with our Senior Structural Engineer Jing Cao was no different! Growing up in Shanghai China – I think Jing was destined to be an engineer. Although as a youngster he was an…

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The ‘Sky’ is not the limit – R&D into the feasibility of a Skycycle project in Auckland

The world is full of congested cities and Auckland is one of them. Public transport is a main issue and cycling on dedicated cycle paths is suggested as a solution by many including interest groups, city councils and governments. Moving into the age of electric bikes and scooters you’d think large cycle path acceptance by…

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Notice – Welding consumable levy increase due to come into effect 1 February 2019

We’re pleased to announce that the Heavy Engineering Research Levy Notice 2018 has now been published and listed on the legislation.govt.nz website. This means a levy increase from 5c to 10c per kilogram of welding consumables is due to come into effect on 1 February 2019. We want to thank everyone who responded to our…

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Update – Establishing new brittle fracture provisions for the Australasian steel structure standards

In order to ensure in-service safety of steel structures, design engineers need to select steel grades that will remain ductile under the imposed conditions that include in-service loadings, fabrication induced conditions, seismic actions and service temperatures. To achieve this, we’ve developed a new procedure to select steel grades manufactured to Australian and New Zealand standards…