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Meet Andrew Pennington – the latest person to join our Structural Systems team

We’re excited to let our members know that we now have a new Senior Structural Engineer on board with us – and lets just say… he’s no stranger to HERA! Andrew Pennington joins the HERA fold once again after a sabbatical away pursuing other roles. His history with us dates back to 2013 when he…

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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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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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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…

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Notice –B1/VM1 Amendment 17 and B2/AS1 Amendment 10 published

Back in August we called for comments from our members on MBIE’s proposed changes to B1/VM1 and B2/AS1. Three months later – we’re pleased to report these amendments have now been published. Over the last 9 months, HERA have worked closely with SCNZ and MBIE to exploit the significant investment that has been made in…

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Update – removal of conflict with latest national standards including AS/NZS 5131 and NZS 3404.1

Working with the Building System Performance (BSP) branch of MBIE, the New Zealand Standards Approval Board has revoked NZS 3404.1:2009. This development will eliminate the conflict that has existed with other standards and provide a clear signal about which version of NZS 3404.1 should be used to support regulatory compliance. It’s important that designers, building…

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Page Macrae Engineering’s Peter Swan talks innovation!

Aug282018 We’ve been on a quest to help our members become more Innovation READY. Developing a bespoke course focused on arming them with the tools and understanding to implement innovation strategies into their organisations. So of course, when Page Macrae signed up their Business Development Manager Peter Swan to attend, we knew we had to…

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Call for comment – MBIE consultation for proposed changes to B1/VM1 and B2/AS1

Over the last six months, HERA have worked closely with SCNZ and MBIE to get value from the significant investment made in developing the new composite design standard (AS/NZS 2327) and durability technical specification (NZS TS 3404) by having them referenced in B1/VM1 and B2/AS1 of the New Zealand Building Code. It’s important that you…

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Know how disruption will challenge your business

Jul252018 We’re excited to share insights from Callaghan Innovation Future Insights Manager – Advanced Materials Kirsten Edgar. She lives and breathes innovation and disruption in her day to day work, and her message to everyone is to see innovation as change for the better! So – get ready for it, understand how it’ll challenge your…