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Six year success story – AS/NZS 2327 is across the line!

After six years of hard work, we’re proud to announce that AS/NZS 2327 has been published in collaboration with our Australian colleagues. Steel-concrete composite construction has proved popular over the last thirty years, and has largely accounted for the international dominance of steel frames in multi-storey buildings. Its success being the strength and stiffness that…

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Update – AS/NZS 1554.3:2014 A1 Structural steel welding – Part 3: welding of reinforcing steel amendment

In May 2015, Standards Australia was alerted to the fact that the 2014 editions within the AS/NZS 1554 suite contained material that was included without adherence to their standards development processes. This Amendment applies to Clauses 1.4.13, 1.4.15.1, 1.4.15.2, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 4.7.3, 5.6, 6.1, 6.5 and 7.3.3, Tables 3.2, 3.3, 4.6(B), 4.7.1(B), 4.7.5, 4.11(A), 4.12.2(A)…

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Notice – Welding of non-AS/NZS steels to AS/NZS 1554.1

When steel merchants aren’t able to supply parent materials to a preferred AS or AS/NZS specification fabricators will face the need to weld structural steel manufactured to an overseas standard. This steel is often referred to as “alternative” steel or “not-prequalified” as it isn’t referenced in the welding standard AS/NZS 1554.1. While the standard allows…

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Update – Revised rules to transition arrangements for IIW qualifications

HERA is the Authorised National Body (ANB) for personnel qualification for New Zealand under the system of the International Institute of Welding (IIW). To provide a smooth transition from the national to the international (IIW) qualification system, a national ANB has been allowed to issue IIW diplomas to professionals who have relevant work experience, and…

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HERA mourns the loss of Associate Professor John Butterworth

We’re saddened to share the passing of University of Auckland’s Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering John Butterworth. Passing away after a long illness on 4 September – we wanted to share our condolences with his family and friends and acknowledge the contributions he’s made to our industry. Graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering…

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Wyoming roaming for CCVIII

Our General Manager Structural Systems heads to Wyoming USA from 30 July to 2 August where he’ll present at the 8th International Conference on Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete.   Organized by Virginia Tech, and sponsored by both the American Society of Steel Construction (AISC) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural…

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Resource – Adding boron to structural steel for export subsidies

Historically, boron has not been intentionally added to structural steel manufactured in New Zealand or Australia to AS or AS/NZS standards. However some overseas steelmakers have added boron to structural steel to take advantage of export subsidies or for other reasons, including improved impact energy. Reports indicated that some imported steel may show elevated levels…