environment-innovation

Calls for research – HERA sustainability fund open for ideas from our members

We want your ideas – because our HERA sustainability fund is now open for ideas from our members! 2021 is going to be an exciting year for us at HERA in the space of sustainability. Even more so, because we’re so very excited to announce a $80K research fund for projects aimed at improving steel’s…

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Notice – HERA Report R4-142 moment-resistant connections updated

HERA Structural Systems is pleased to announce an update to HERA Report R4-142, “Eccentric Cleats in Compression and Columns in Moment-Resisting Connections”. This moment-resisting connections report update is the result of member feedback on a couple of typographical errors on the worked example. While these errors did not affect the results of the calculations, they…

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Notice – New design guide covering the Optimised Sliding Hinge Joint (OSHJ)

HERA is pleased to announce the publication of HERA Report R4-155 – Optimised Sliding Hinge Joint (OSHJ): Design and Installation Guide for a Low Damage Seismic Resisting System. This report has been authored by Dr Shahab Ramhormozian of AUT and Dr G. Charles Clifton of the University of Auckland, and is the culmination of several…

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Notice – New edition of NZ weathering steel guide for bridges now published

In order to achieve a durable, high strength, structural steel (weathering steel) in the unpainted condition, some requirements for designing, fabrication, construction, site climate condition, inspection and maintenance need to be taken into consideration. Weathering steel, or to use its technical title of “structural steel with improved atmospheric corrosion resistance”,  is a high strength, low…

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Notice – NZ’s first sustainable steel certification program

We’re calling for members interested in being certified via New Zealand’s first ever sustainable steel certification program – a new initiative being driven by the Sustainable Steel Council (SSC). The Sustainable Steel Council is a group of industry leaders committed to a circular economy, the long-term viability of the industry and its contribution to inter-generational…

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Notice – Aotearoa Transformation Agenda and Plan

Want to be part of the Aotearoa Steel Industry Transformation Agenda? Then this is your call to get involved in this transformation! This Agenda is an industry-wide blue-print to position our industry for a sustainable future. It will be based on Treasury’s Living Standards Framework, which looks at performance across four capitals: Human capital, Social…

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Notice – ‘Shovel ready’ infrastructure projects

We’d like to advise our members about the Governments interest to identify ‘shovel ready’ infrastructure projects from the public and certain private infrastructure sector participants impacted by COVID 19. This comes after Ministers have advised that they wish to understand the availability, benefits, geographical spread and scale of ‘shovel ready’ projects in New Zealand. The…

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Notice – Free assistance now offered to SMEs to achieve compliance with applicable standards

HERA fabricators members employing 10 or less staff are invited to participate in HERA’s Welding Capability Review Program.   Our team will assist small fabricators (SMEs) in achieving compliance with the applicable standards framework by performing on-site review and preparing a confidential report that will also include opportunities for productivity and quality improvements.   Compliance…

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Call for papers – HERA Pressure Equipment Workshop in Auckland, June 2020

In collaboration with the Pressure Equipment Workshop Committee, we’re pleased to announce that the 3rd New Zealand Pressure Equipment Workshop will be held 12 June 2020 in Auckland. The aim of this pressure equipment focused conference is to bring together designers, fabricators, inspectors, vendors, regulators, owners and operators in an effort to: Share technical information, innovation and…