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Notice – Steel building product conformance of critical items

Following MBIE and Commerce Commission announcements of significant building products conformance issues which included steel products, HERA consulted in April 2016 extensively with its membership. The outcome was the wide endorsement by HERA and SCNZ membership of a policy statement requesting that “all critical building work independent of building material should be required to have…

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Transforming our industry through disruptive innovation

Earlier this year, we applied for the MBIE 2017 Research Partnership Investment Round under the title “Transforming the heavy metals engineering industry through disruptive innovation” – an application now approved by their Science Board to progress to the full proposal stage. While this advance has considerably improved our chance for success, the investment round is…

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First round of NDT courses done and dusted!

Non Destructive Testing (NDT) includes a wide group of testing and analysis techniques to evaluate the properties of a material, component or system without causing damage. This technique covers a wide variety of industrial activity – and with new methods and applications being continuously developed, there is a range of career opportunities available. HERA, in…

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Seismic testing gives stainless the design freedom of carbon steel

Even though stainless steel structural sections have been available since the 1960s, the industry hasn’t shown great interest until the last decade – the main reasons being a lack of material knowledge, limited supply sources, irregular demand, small volumes, long delivery times and high prices. Today this has changed, with the market not only asking…

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Excellent attendance proves value

Effective quality management systems for welded fabrication rely on competent staff – people with the knowledge and ability to ensure welding and fabrication operations are cost-effective. And at HERA we provide education and training for those who have responsibility for the supervision and inspection of welded fabrication, and the qualification of welding procedures and welders…