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Why should our engineering industry celebrate Māori Language Week | Te Wiki o te Reo Māori?

Many people believe they have no role to play in supporting the revitalisation of Māori. But the truth is, every New Zealander can help strengthen Māori language – even our metals industry! As a person who is of Māori decent, I’m not writing this article with a hidden agenda. I’m writing it because what better day to…

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Seminars by the inventor of the Master S-N Curve method a huge success in NZ!

Last week was a successful one for our ‘Design for Joint Strength, Fatigue, and Fracture Resistances in Welded Connections’ seminars series. Taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch they were presented by University of Michigan Prof. Pingsha Dong. The inventor of the mesh-insensitive structural stress method adopted by the 2007 ASME Div 2 and API…

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Disruption – the path to resilience

Last week we were excited to have our Executive member and WSP Opus Corrosion & Asset Integrity Consultant Raed El Sarraf head to Rotorua from 20 – 22 June. Here, he attended IPWEA’s ‘Disruption, the path to resilience’ conference as one of three finalists for the Hynds Paper competition. Attendees explored the challenges and demands…

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Scholarship project develops internationally peer reviewed design rules for CFSTs in fire

HERA Foundation is focused on delivering research for the betterment of our industry. And a key avenue they use to achieve this is through the award of postgraduate scholarships. A great example of this is University of Auckland’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Student Kingsley Ukanwa. Who was charged with the task of understanding…

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Changes to welder qualification standards

The recent series of “Welding Standards Update” seminars held in Auckland, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Christchurch and Queenstown were a great success with more than 140 professionals attending the seminar series. Covering issues around welding and fabrication standards AS/NZS 1554.1:2014 Structural steel welding – Welding of steel structures and AS/NZS 5131:2016 Structural steelwork -…

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HERA adds value to our information services with our new librarian

Today, we’re excited to announce the start of a new team member to our Information Centre. Please join us in welcoming Musarrat Begum! Musarrat is our new Information Officer, and will be offering support to our membership through her role as librarian as well as divisional support for health and safety. She brings with her…

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HERA House comes alive to celebrate turning 40 and new directions!

Last Friday, HERA celebrated our 40 year anniversary as the metals-based industry’s research association. Also officially thanking outgoing Director Dr Wolfgang Scholz for his many contributions. It was a momentous occasion, well attended by over 100 people made up of our Executive Board, current and former staff, members and key stakeholders coming from across New…

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HERA sponsors STESSA18 to drive understanding in steel structure seismic performance

Ensuring we build on our seismic research capabilities has never been more important to us. Which is why sponsoring STESSA18 made sense. To represent our commitment, we were proud to have our General Manager Welding Centre Michail Karpenko, Finite Element Analyst Nandor Mago and HERA Foundation Scholarship Recipient Hafez Taheri attend the STEESA18 – SCNZ…

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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…