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Call for interest – Building research partnerships

HERA has been actively working with the University of Auckland over the past three months to move into a partnership based model for the future of our AGGAT program. This will span long term developments typically over 5-7 years and have co-funding support from the government – applicable to organisations within industry as well. As…

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Call for attendees – Steel Research Panel’s strategy workshop 2016

In the recent Steel Research Panel’s annual workshop, HERA agreed to launch quarterly workshops focused on the 5-to-10 year strategy for New Zealand steel research. Based on the themes of fire, seismic, robustness/reliability and productivity – the first one-day workshop is now confirmed to be held at HERA House on 14th November on the theme of FIRE.…

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Registration open – Pressure equipment workshop 2016

HERA and the Pressure Equipment Workshop organising committee invite the pressure equipment community to the Second New Zealand Pressure Equipment Workshop 2016. The workshop is seen as benefiting designers, fabricators, inspectors, vendors, regulators, owners and operators. The goals for the workshop are: Sharing technical information, innovation and practical experiences Provide guidance and feedback; for the…

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Registration open – New Zealand geothermal workshop 2016

Innovation can mean changing or creating more effective processes, products and ideas. It can also mean the process of translating an idea or invention into a product or service that creates value. It could be social innovation: creating alliances, joint venturing, changing the way employees work. Sep162016 The 38th New Zealand Geothermal Workshop invites you…

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Call for papers – IABSE 2017

Vancouver will host the 39th IABSE Symposium on the exploration of topics related to structural engineering of buildings, bridges and other civil infrastructure. The Symposium will showcase the latest in technology and practice to enable engineers, researchers and public agencies to plan ahead. Sep142016 The Symposium organizers invite the world’s structural engineers to share their…

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Notice – Executive member change

As previously announced the terms of HERA Executive members Mike Lehan, John Frear, Thomas Neitzert, Craig Stevenson, and Paul Bryant expire with the upcoming September AGM. Additionally member Peter Hutton handed in his resignation effective the September AGM, and therefore HERA has six vacancies on the HERA Executive. The nominations of HERA member representatives to…

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Resource – Welding and local exhaust ventilation

We’d like to draw your attention to the following guides and resources available to you which are relevant to welding and local exhaust ventilation.   Welding and local exhaust ventilation fact sheet Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) is an engineering control commonly used to control the risks to workers’ health from welding fumes. When designed, used…

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Call for interest – Do you have a strong track record in marine related projects?

If so, we’d love a chance to chat – as we’d like to offer you free marketing assistance to help develop case studies that show these projects off! But why? Our market research has shown that there’s a strong future pipeline for our members in the marine sector and as a result we’ve been working hard…

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Notice – AS/NZS ISO 3834: The allocation of quality management tasks

Last month’s HERA News provided an overview of the concept of the “welding co-ordination team” as applied in a quality management system that meets the requirements of the AS/NZS ISO 3834 standard. The organisation of a fabricator’s welding co-ordination team is usually shown by an organogram; a chart showing the structure of the team and…

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Call for comment – Addressing skill issues in our industry

The concern of skills shortages is something worrying many businesses around the world, and for the New Zealand engineering sector it’s no different. We’re starting to see serious skills gaps in our workforce which could strongly affect our ability to deliver quality work for our future pipeline. To address those and other issues COMPETENZ has…