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Notice – HERA Report R4-142 moment-resistant connections updated

HERA Structural Systems is pleased to announce an update to HERA Report R4-142, “Eccentric Cleats in Compression and Columns in Moment-Resisting Connections”. This moment-resisting connections report update is the result of member feedback on a couple of typographical errors on the worked example. While these errors did not affect the results of the calculations, they…

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Is there a welder shortage in New Zealand?

The global welder shortage is a growing and well-known phenomenon. A recent article – Global welder shortage – viewpoints from three continents asked for the opinions of specialists in three continents on this topic. Their insight on welder shortages were as follows: Welders are more in demand than ever, The manufacturing industry will continue being…

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Notice – New design guide covering the Optimised Sliding Hinge Joint (OSHJ)

HERA is pleased to announce the publication of HERA Report R4-155 – Optimised Sliding Hinge Joint (OSHJ): Design and Installation Guide for a Low Damage Seismic Resisting System. This report has been authored by Dr Shahab Ramhormozian of AUT and Dr G. Charles Clifton of the University of Auckland, and is the culmination of several…

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Ep. 40 | Greg Macrae – Low damage seismic solutions: Part 2

Nov162020 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 5 November 2020 | Ep.40 – Low damage seismic solutions: Part 2 In this follow up episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Associate Professor Greg Macrae for the second part of our discussion. Associate Professor Greg Macrae works in the Department of Civil…

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Ep. 39 | Greg Macrae – Low damage seismic solutions: Part 1

Oct152020 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 15 October 2020 | Ep.39 – Low damage seismic solutions: Part 1 In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Associate Professor Greg Macrae. Associate Professor Greg Macrae works in the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering at the University of Canterbury.…

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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 University of Auckland Associate Professor, Charles Clifton. Charles is currently engaged in an ongoing funded research project on the development of…

Ep. 36 | Bob Shaw – The case for structural bolting systems

Sep112020 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 11 September 2020 | Ep.36 – The case for structural bolting systems In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Steel Structures Technology Centre (or SSTC for short) President, Bob Shaw. Our special panel discussion has Bob and the panel dive into the…