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Notice – welding grade CO2 gas and gas mixtures

Our Welding General Manager Michail Karpenko has recently reviewed welding grade CO2 gas and gas mixtures. The global supply chain has become more challenging following the COVID-19 pandemic. While delays with the shipments, higher materials prices and shortage of some building products have been already factored into business operations, reports about challenges facing the global…

research

Research: investigating the effect of temperature on unprotected secondary beam

Our Structural Fire Research Engineer Fanqin Meng has recently investigated how far passive protection on the primary beam needs to extend when the slab panel method is used. When the slab panel method (SPM) design procedure is used, unprotected secondary beams are connected into protected primary beams. This raises the question as to how far the…

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Calls for feedback – we need your input into our research focuses

Each year, we seek member feedback and input into the research programs that HERA should focus on for the following year. These are then considered by the Steel Research Panel, which comprises a range of HERA members and recommendations are made to the CEO. The CEO then includes these in the budget that the HERA…

Software – Slab Panel Method 2022

The slab panel method (SPM) is a design procedure for the design of composite steel floor systems under severe fires – updated software now available! This method is fundamentally different from traditional fire protection provisions used in New Zealand. This difference is because the procedure is written for application to large sub-assemblages in buildings subject…

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Notice – HERA industry 4.0 assessment for steel fabricators now available!

HERA is pleased to advise that we are now able to offer industry 4.0 assessments to steel fabricators – including SIRI, automation of welded fabrication and bottleneck analysis. Developed in collaboration with the University of Wollongong, our Industry 4.0 assessment is aimed at understanding where a business sit in terms of adoption of Industry 4.0.…

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Resource – HERA R4-159: Common language in Structures as Steel Banks

HERA is pleased to announce the publication of HERA Report R4-159 – Common language in Structures as Steel Banks The HERA “Structures as Steel Banks (SASB)” project has identified the need to define the “common language” used in steel construction. There is a risk of misunderstanding key concepts and impeding clear communication in an interdisciplinary…

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Resource – Corrosion maps now available for macro-climate corrosion classification

We are pleased to announce the launch of our online corrosivity map to enable our members to search by address to quickly and precisely determine a recommended corrosion classification for their project. Developed in collaboration with NIWA, these corrosion maps were first published in SNZ TS3404:2018 based on our past research projects. These paper-based maps…

Resource – The Slab Panel Method: Design of Composite Steel Floor Systems for Severe Fire

Significant updates to HERA report R4-131 Design of Composite Steel Floor Systems for Severe Fires (slab panel method (SPM) design guide)   HERA is pleased to announce the re-publication of updated HERA Report R4-131:2022 – Design of Composite Steel floor Systems for Severe Fires. This updated report has been authored by Associate Professor Charles Clifton…

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HERA opens new membership category to support sole practitioners and small firms!

We’re excited to announce there is a now a new membership offering for our smaller sized members! This new tier is within our Platinum (Ordinary) category and comes in direct response to feedback received from sole practitioners and smaller firms who have struggled to join this paying membership due to financial restraints. The payment tier…

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Resource – HERA’s role in progressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

A wero (challenge) that HERA has recently taken up, is to view our work through the lens of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The output of this review was a report authored by International Institute of Welding (IIW) Fellow, Chris Smallbone; and our CEO, Troy Coyle; which assessed the initiatives HERA has…