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Notice – MBIE consultation: building code verification method B1/VM1 update and proposed loop bar ban

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is proposing several amendments to B1/VM1, and it’s important that you have your say in these changes as they’ll affect our steel industry.   They intend to: Update Verification Method for B1 Structure (B1/VM1) to cite the latest version of NZS 3101:2006 Concrete Structures Standard: Part 1 – The…

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Call for interest – Join our HERA Industry Advisory Panel and make a difference!

HERA is seeking expressions of interest from members who would like to be on an Advisory Panel for heavy engineering industry development. This objective of this panel will be to provide sound advice and counsel on the future direction for general heavy engineering such as in the petrochemical, marine or transport industry (but with lesser…

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Calls for comment – SNZ TS 3404:2017 Durability requirements for steel structures and components

In August 2017, a SCNZ-led standard development committee, which HERA also takes part in, was established to develop a new technical specification for steel corrosion protection. Superseding NZS 3404.1:2009 Chapter 5 Corrosion Protection, the new stand-alone technical specification SNZ TS 3404:2017 Durability requirements for steel structures and components will be developed into a document that keeps abreast…

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Call for attendees – #MIC2017: delivering the goods on options for conformity

The factor of safety (FoS), also known as (and used interchangeably with) safety factor (SF), is the ratio between the nominal and the design load carrying capacity of a structural member or system. The factor of safety ensures that the probability of the actual resistance falling below the design resistance is sufficiently low. The magnitude…

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Update – Revised rules to transition arrangements for IIW qualifications

HERA is the Authorised National Body (ANB) for personnel qualification for New Zealand under the system of the International Institute of Welding (IIW). To provide a smooth transition from the national to the international (IIW) qualification system, a national ANB has been allowed to issue IIW diplomas to professionals who have relevant work experience, and…

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Call for attendees – #MIC2017: WTIA’s Geoff Crittenden on Australia’s submarine project and it’s welding industry

At $50 billion, the Future Submarine Program is the largest and most ambitious defence procurement program in Australia’s history. In 2016 the Australian government announced an ambitious series of defence projects worth over $100Bn, including the $50bn Future Submarine program. The Commonwealth’s objective was not only to deliver best in class equipment to the Australian…

transformation

Call for attendees – #MIC2017: Can HERA drive industry transformation?

HERA’s vision is to have a long-term sustainable industry which can compete globally. And our mission, is to be the catalyst for innovation and driver for industry transformation. Industry transformation in the context of responding to disruptive challenges in an ever faster world of change is on everyone’s mind. As an industry-owned research association our…

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Call for attendees – #MIC2017: reviewing quality assurance developments in welded fabrication

The cost of quality is widely used but often misinterpreted to mean the cost of using quality control and quality management systems. What it actually refers to is the cost incurred from failing to provide compliant products in the most efficient manner. All too often these costs can be viewed as an iceberg with only…

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Call for attendees – #MIC2017: University of Sydney’s Professor Brian Uy on the road from design to reliable structures

Trends show the number of buildings and building heights are increasing. Pushing the need for more skilled engineers equipped with better tools to evaluate and guarantee the safety and performance of our structures. Design standards that lead to reliable structures are imperative for modern infrastructure. Join Professor Brian Uy as he presents on his paper which…

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Call for attendees – #MIC2017: UoA’s Dr Kenneth Husted on why the innovative survive

Innovation is what we’re all about – whether in research or industry education. That’s why our #MIC2017 HERA session has our speakers highlighting this disruption. It’s happening around the world and in New Zealand – which is why it’s so important that we understand what it all means for our industry, what challenges are ahead…