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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…

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Call for comment – DR AS/NZS 2327:2017 Amendment

A number of anomalies have been reported by users of  AS/NZS 2327:2017, which has required corrections to be made. That’s why we’d like to advise that the first amendment is available for public comment. This is for: DR AS/NZS 2327:2017 Amd 1:2019, Amendment 1 to AS/NZS 2327 — Composite structures—Composite steel-concrete construction in buildings. Many…

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Notice – ACC workplace injury prevention subsidy available for SME’s

If you’re a small to medium sized business in the manufacturing sector, you might be eligible for an ACC workplace injury prevention subsidy to help pay for a health and safety advisory service from a HASANZ-registered professional. In collaboration with the Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ), ACC have designed a workplace injury…

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Notice – Leave the beaten track and join the Industry 4.0 Trek

Attend the Industry 4.0 Trek in Singapore and learn first-hand how you can start, scale and sustain your adoption and development of Industry 4.0 technologies. Through our relationship with Callaghan Innovation, we’ve been given the opportunity to let our membership know of the unique chance to gain co-funding to attend their ‘Singapore Industry 4.0 Trek’…

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Call for comment – DR AS/NZS 2980:2018 Amendment 1:2019

We’d like to advise our members who are involved with the qualification of welders to AS/NZS 2980 or compliance to this qualification, that Standards New Zealand is calling for public comment for proposed amendments to it. Welder qualification standard AS/NZS 2980:2018 Qualification of welders for fusion welding of steels – Additional requirements for Australia and…

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Call for information – Request for steel floor deck data for new composite beam design software

Our metals industry should be driven to make steel the material of choice for designers. A way we can achieve that, is by simplifying the design process through the use of electronic tools and guides. The current market share for steel in construction is 50% nationally. We’ve had particular success in warehouses and multi-storey office…

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Notice – Welding consumable levy increase due to come into effect 1 February 2019

We’re pleased to announce that the Heavy Engineering Research Levy Notice 2018 has now been published and listed on the legislation.govt.nz website. This means a levy increase from 5c to 10c per kilogram of welding consumables is due to come into effect on 1 February 2019. We want to thank everyone who responded to our…

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Update – Establishing new brittle fracture provisions for the Australasian steel structure standards

In order to ensure in-service safety of steel structures, design engineers need to select steel grades that will remain ductile under the imposed conditions that include in-service loadings, fabrication induced conditions, seismic actions and service temperatures. To achieve this, we’ve developed a new procedure to select steel grades manufactured to Australian and New Zealand standards…

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Notice –B1/VM1 Amendment 17 and B2/AS1 Amendment 10 published

Back in August we called for comments from our members on MBIE’s proposed changes to B1/VM1 and B2/AS1. Three months later – we’re pleased to report these amendments have now been published. Over the last 9 months, HERA have worked closely with SCNZ and MBIE to exploit the significant investment that has been made in…

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Call for interest – tell us your problems you’d like us to solve with R&D!

It’s that time of year when we’re sending out our feelers for potential R&D project proposals from our membership. For us, it’s crucial that our chosen R&D focuses are industry driven. This is because we 100% want to deliver you value from the outcomes – and we can’t do that if you we don’t know…