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Resource – Adding boron to structural steel for export subsidies

Historically, boron has not been intentionally added to structural steel manufactured in New Zealand or Australia to AS or AS/NZS standards. However some overseas steelmakers have added boron to structural steel to take advantage of export subsidies or for other reasons, including improved impact energy. Reports indicated that some imported steel may show elevated levels…

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Call for assistance – We want your steel and composite bridge photos!

Mentioned in the Australasian Certification Authority for Reinforcing and Structural Steels March 2017 Update, the ACRS Board meeting on 28th February considered a number of proposals to improve ACRS’ efficiency and effectiveness. It was agreed that stakeholders and certificate holders should be given until the end of March to discuss and comment on these important…

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Call for interest – Are you a visionary industry member looking for opportunity?

Call for interest – we’re preparing an application for a heavy engineering industry sector-led research partnership under the 2017 MBIE Partnership scheme in response to the Government’s Partnership Investment Plan 2017-19. This proposal aims to provide high–quality research to increase the competitiveness and sustainability of companies like yours, in the framework of a larger sustainable…

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Resource – Welding of seismic grade reinforcing bar

Reinforced concrete structures often use the “seismic” grade of reinforcing bar 500E (to AS/NZS 4671). The designation “500E” means the reinforcing rebar must meet specific requirements in regards to mechanical properties to ensure the bar will have adequate performance under earthquake loading. The yield strength must be between 500 – 600MPa, the minimum elongation is…

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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…