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Call for assistance – We want your steel and composite bridge photos!

Mentioned in the Australasian Certification Authority for Reinforcing and Structural Steels March 2017 Update, the ACRS Board meeting on 28th February considered a number of proposals to improve ACRS’ efficiency and effectiveness. It was agreed that stakeholders and certificate holders should be given until the end of March to discuss and comment on these important…

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Resource – Welding of seismic grade reinforcing bar

Reinforced concrete structures often use the “seismic” grade of reinforcing bar 500E (to AS/NZS 4671). The designation “500E” means the reinforcing rebar must meet specific requirements in regards to mechanical properties to ensure the bar will have adequate performance under earthquake loading. The yield strength must be between 500 – 600MPa, the minimum elongation is…

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SCNZ welcomes a new manager to their team

Steel Construction New Zealand (SCNZ) has appointed Darren O’Riley as its new Manager – based in the organisation’s office in South Auckland. Darren’s knowledge and expertise are a strong fit for SCNZ as the organisation moves forward. He has 28 years of sales and marketing, and business development experience – gained largely in the building…