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Sharing innovation experiences at the University of Auckland Business School

Recently, we were invited to speak at the University of Auckland School of Business on our innovation and entrepreneurship experiences in the heavy engineering industry. Invited by University of Auckland School of Business Professor Kenneth Husted, our Manager Industry Development Dr Boaz Habib presented on the practicalities of creating an innovation culture in the industrial…

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HERA mourns the loss of Associate Professor John Butterworth

We’re saddened to share the passing of University of Auckland’s Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering John Butterworth. Passing away after a long illness on 4 September – we wanted to share our condolences with his family and friends and acknowledge the contributions he’s made to our industry. Graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering…

Record high for steel consumption – but could missing data point to higher actual use?

Overall, our FY 2017 (Jul16 – Jun17) heavy steel consumption reached just over 173,000 tonnes – 1.4% higher than last year and a new record in our steel statistics. This is a welcome outcome, supported by a buoyant steel construction sector in response to growing demand for seismic strengthened buildings and an expanding population in…

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A ‘well-cast’ conference by Casting Technology NZ

Last week our Manager Industry Development Dr. Boaz Habib had the opportunity to present at the Casting Technology New Zealand Annual Conference, 11 – 13 August 2017. Focused on the theme ‘sustainable foundries for the future’ in casting technology, it was a well-attended event. Attracting around 50 industry representatives from across New Zealand and Australia…

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A major milestone struck in our seismic testing on stainless

We’re pleased to announce that the first test on stainless steel connection was successfully performed 28 July 2017 at the University of Auckland’s testing lab. Answering what we believe is a growing industry necessity to understand the behaviour of structural stainless steel connections under severe seismic load. For HERA it’s an area where we currently…

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Wyoming roaming for CCVIII

Our General Manager Structural Systems heads to Wyoming USA from 30 July to 2 August where he’ll present at the 8th International Conference on Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete.   Organized by Virginia Tech, and sponsored by both the American Society of Steel Construction (AISC) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural…

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The stage is set for a ‘world of engineering simulation’

We’re excited to attend the NAFEMS World Congress 2017 which incorporates the 3rd International Conference on Simulation Process & Data Management next week in Stockholm, Sweden from 11 – 14 June. Bringing together industrial users, technology experts, academics and software vendors, this is an ideal forum to explore advances in numerical simulation, engineering analysis, modelling…