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Call for comment – MBIE consultation for proposed changes to B1/VM1 and B2/AS1

Over the last six months, HERA have worked closely with SCNZ and MBIE to get value from the significant investment made in developing the new composite design standard (AS/NZS 2327) and durability technical specification (NZS TS 3404) by having them referenced in B1/VM1 and B2/AS1 of the New Zealand Building Code. It’s important that you…

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Resource – ASME U-Stamp Certification opens US export market to Stafford Engineering

Exporting to international markets for our members can often seem an unreachable target. Extensive work needs to be done to learn the fundamentals of becoming a successful export business. And there is also the challenge of meeting codes and standards not applicable in New Zealand. It’s not uncommon for companies to put this into the…

Update – Hidden values now transparent

If you’re a user of HERA’s New Zealand Welding Centre (NZWC) you’ll have a good idea of what this service is worth to you. But can you put it into dollars? It’s ok if the answer is ‘no,’ because we couldn’t either. Especially when more broadly investigating value created through improved products, services, quality, productivity…

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Call for interest – Get your business ahead of the pack!

Get innovating within your organisation by attending the Innovation Course starting June 2018! Asking yourself ‘why?’ Well, quite simply because innovation links to success! That’s because successful businesses not only respond to their current customer or organisational needs, but also anticipate future trends to develop ideas, products, services or tools to meet future demand rapidly…

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Call for attendance – The cost of ‘quality’ HERA seminar

As part of our commitment to deliver value to our membership our lead team has come together to develop a seminar addressing a call for more clarity around the ‘cost of quality’. Whether a SME or a large company – it’s become clear that the adoption of quality management systems into our members operations are…

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Notice – B1/VM1 Amendment 16 now published

Over the last 12 months, HERA have worked closely with SCNZ and MBIE to update steel industry standards referenced in the Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods (B1/VM1) of the New Zealand Building Code. These amendments to B1/VM1 relate to minimum standards for fabrication and erection; structural steel products and expanding the choice of high strength…

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Call for attendance – NZSSDA seminar: protecting NZ’s infrastructure

The New Zealand Stainless Steel Development Association (NZSSDA) recognises that to provide sustainable infrastructure for the long term, we must look to the future. That’s why they’re committed to helping the metals industry understand what that will look like and the role stainless steel will play in this process. Running a technical seminar here at…

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Call for attendance – NZ Sustainable Development Goals Summit

During March we’ve been focused on the idea of the ‘environment’ and its effects on our metals-based industry. So far we’ve touched on our innovation, workplace & policy environment. And today… it’s all about the actual ‘environment’! Our Executive Member, Auckland University of Technology Professor Emeritus Thomas Neitzert, has let us know about the ability…

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Notice – Receive co-funding to join a USA manufacturing Trek this June

Attend the Internet of Manufacturing Conference in Chicago and see first-hand how US companies are moving towards the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). 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 ‘Internet of Manufacturing Trek 2018’ from…

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Notice – Apprenticeships and training without the fees via Competenz

The government has made it more affordable for employers to train people on-the-job with two years fees-free industry training through Competenz from 1 January 2018. This means the costs usually paid by employers and apprentices in the first two years will be now be free for some people. Apprentices can check their eligibility at www.feesfree.govt.nz…

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Call for interest – KOTRA subsidised business trip to Korea

If you’re interested in exploring the purchase of new manufacturing technology for your business –  this should interest you. Through our international connections with the Korea Trade Commission (KOTRA) our members have been offered the opportunity to apply for a subsidised trip to Gwangju, South Korea to attend the International Technology Exhibition being held 25-27…