Ep. 38 | Raed El Sarraf – Weathering Steel

Sep302020 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 30 September 2020 | Ep.38 Weathering Steel In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Raed El Sarraf. Raed El Sarraf is the Technical Principal – Materials & Corrosion with WSP in New Zealand. Raed has extensive experience, in corrosion engineering and asset…

Ep. 37 | Associate Professor Charles Clifton – Who wins in a fire : Steel vs Timber

Sep172020 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 17 September 2020 | Ep.37 Who wins in a fire – Steel vs Timber? In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Associate Professor Charles Clifton. Charles is currently engaged in an ongoing funded research project on the development of composite structural assemblies…

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Ep. 35 | Goran Roos – The significance of intellectual capital

Sep102020 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 10 September 2020 | Ep.35 – The significance of intellectual capital In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Professor Göran Roos. Join us as we discuss the importance of intellectual capital, what our industry can do to protect it, and its significance…

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Ep. 30 | Barbara Nebel, Christin Schaller & Troy Coyle – Calculating carbon footprint

Jul72020 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 8 July 2020 | Ep.30 – Calculating carbon footprint In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk about a subject that might be a bit unfamiliar to our industry – and that’s calculating carbon footprint. It’s a part of a journey toward SSC Certification that…

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Notice – New edition of NZ weathering steel guide for bridges now published

In order to achieve a durable, high strength, structural steel (weathering steel) in the unpainted condition, some requirements for designing, fabrication, construction, site climate condition, inspection and maintenance need to be taken into consideration. Weathering steel, or to use its technical title of “structural steel with improved atmospheric corrosion resistance”,  is a high strength, low…

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Want to go carbon neutral? Here’s where to start!

HERA has just gone through an independent review of its carbon footprint. We’re sharing our experience, the resultant report and accounting spreadsheet in the hope that this will help you to do the same! As we increasingly see and experience the tangible impacts of climate change and the visible impacts of business activity (or lack…

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The five ‘silver linings’ to COVID-19

Our current state of play has created a massive disruption to business as usual – but are there any positives to come out from the Covid-19 pandemic? Covid-19 has dramatically impacted us all in many different ways. Of course, most discussions have been on the negatives of Covid-19, but here are five silver linings that…