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University of Auckland final year students’ project presentations and awards

Our Automation and Welding Engineer, Holger Heinzel, and Structural Engineer Reza Kordani, recently attended the University of Auckland’s project presentations for their final-year students. In late October, the Department of Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Auckland invited industry representatives to attend the project display day of their final-year students. During the last…

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Endeavour Fund injects $10.3m into HERA’s research programme to build a world-leading construction sector

HERA is excited to announce that we have been successful in the 2022 round of the prestigious Endeavour Fund and awarded a grant of close to $10.3 million to support a four-year Construction 4.0 research project. The Endeavour Fund is part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, and plays a unique role in…

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Step up as a compliant business – the Russian invasion of Ukraine needs your attention!

Despite the distance Aotearoa New Zealand has from Europe, there are still business impacts to consider when it comes to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Undoubtedly, the last few years has seen the world experience disruptions that could not have been anticipated. Covid-19 is a clear example of this, and now, the Russian invasion of…

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A breakthrough ‘next step’ in Aotearoa’s steel industry and its transition to a low carbon future.

A homegrown solution to steel decarbonisation is on the way in collaboration with industry. HERA has been tracking research being done by Dr Chris Bumby and team at the Robinson Research Institute for some time now. Their works first coming under our radar after they won our industry award for innovation in 2020. At the…

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HERA’s composite design software now available!

We’re excited to announce that HERA’s long-anticipated Composite Design Software is now available for our members. In 2019, our Steel Research Panel identified it was important to develop electronic tools to support AS/NZS 2327 to allow our membership to better exploit the benefits of this standard. Responding to that feedback, we are pleased to release…

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HERA Foundation supporting the optimisation of welded connections

HERA Foundation PhD scholarship recipient’s Hafez Taheri’s research topic is part of a long-term HERA research program managed by the New Zealand Welding Centre. Its program leader, our General Manager of Fabrication 4.0, Dr Michail Karpenko, explains the underlying strategic objectives of this research and why the Foundation contribution is so valuable: “New Zealand’s major…