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Resource – ASME U-Stamp Certification opens US export market to Stafford Engineering

Exporting to international markets for our members can often seem an unreachable target. Extensive work needs to be done to learn the fundamentals of becoming a successful export business. And there is also the challenge of meeting codes and standards not applicable in New Zealand. It’s not uncommon for companies to put this into the…

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Grayson Engineering on the value of quality in business

May182018 Join us as we talk to Grayson Engineering Managing Director and our Executive Member David Moore on the importance of quality in the work they do. As an Auckland based steel fabricator they’ve been in business since 1972 and have continually invested in the latest equipment and technology to remain competitive. However the latest…

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Call for attendance – The cost of ‘quality’ HERA seminar

As part of our commitment to deliver value to our membership our lead team has come together to develop a seminar addressing a call for more clarity around the ‘cost of quality’. Whether a SME or a large company – it’s become clear that the adoption of quality management systems into our members operations are…

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Notice – B1/VM1 Amendment 16 now published

Over the last 12 months, HERA have worked closely with SCNZ and MBIE to update steel industry standards referenced in the Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods (B1/VM1) of the New Zealand Building Code. These amendments to B1/VM1 relate to minimum standards for fabrication and erection; structural steel products and expanding the choice of high strength…

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IWE qualified and ready to deliver value to our members!

Having spent the last 14 weeks cramped behind a school desk in Germany, our Research Engineer Holger Heinzel has successfully returned as a qualified International Welding Engineer (IWE)! Join him as he shares his experience. After some intensive study I now join the ranks of our General Manager Welding Centre Dr Michail Karpenko and Director…

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Welding qualification standard ISO 9606.1:2012 has now been adopted as AS/NZS ISO 9606.1:2017

The publication of AS/NZS ISO 9606.1:2017 Qualification testing of welders – Fusion welding – Part 1: Steels is seen as a move towards international best practice. And is a standard of significance, because it forms the basis of the next revision of AS/NZS 2980 expected to be published late February. For the many users of…

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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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Call for comment – revision of draft AS/NZS 2980 Welder Quality Standard

AS/NZS 2980, our most widely used welder qualification standard, is up for revision. The draft for public comment can be accessed at the Standards NZ website. The draft is reflects the inevitable process of moving away from local standards to the ISO standards; in this case to ISO 9606-1:2012, Approval testing of welders—Fusion welding, Part…

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Notice – MBIE consultation: building code verification method B1/VM1 update and proposed loop bar ban

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is proposing several amendments to B1/VM1, and it’s important that you have your say in these changes as they’ll affect our steel industry.   They intend to: Update Verification Method for B1 Structure (B1/VM1) to cite the latest version of NZS 3101:2006 Concrete Structures Standard: Part 1 – The…

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Calls for comment – SNZ TS 3404:2017 Durability requirements for steel structures and components

In August 2017, a SCNZ-led standard development committee, which HERA also takes part in, was established to develop a new technical specification for steel corrosion protection. Superseding NZS 3404.1:2009 Chapter 5 Corrosion Protection, the new stand-alone technical specification SNZ TS 3404:2017 Durability requirements for steel structures and components will be developed into a document that keeps abreast…

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The bolt down on the need for third party verification

The media has been rife with stories of non-compliant steel.  Where it has either performed poorly or been utilised despite its inability to meet New Zealand standards. Not surprisingly, this has become a key concern for many local structural engineers who are sourcing structural components from overseas.  Not only in regards to performance – but…