HERA and Dimond Structural™ develop a new composite deck profile and design tool

After 5 years of development and testing, HERA is proud to be associated with the development of a new cold-formed steel deck profile for Dimond Structural™, a division of Fletcher Steel®. This new profile has undergone extensive testing and analysis to ensure the optimised performance of the steel and concrete in composite slab designs. Historical…

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Delivering advanced FEA services to a range of projects to get the best of structures

HERA has successfully provided Advanced FEA services to a range of projects both in Aotearoa and abroad. FEA is one of the most powerful numerical methods available to solve partial differential equations for complex structures.  Providing a direct pathway to understand the feasibility of a new design or troubleshoot a problem.  All without the need…

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Kawarau Falls Bridge | McConnell Dowell Constructors

The project team created an iconic structure at Kawarau for the Queenstown community, using an innovative construction methodology that met the demands of the site and ensured access across the river for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles – especially during the busy ski season. Client: NZ Transport Agency Duration: Dec 2015 – May 2018 Location: Queenstown,…

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Russley Road SH1 Upgrade – Part of the Western Corridor | McConnell Dowell Downer JV

Delivering cost effective value engineering initiatives ahead of schedule. Client: New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) Duration: Apr 2015 – May 2018 Location: Christchurch, New Zealand Project value: NZD $112 million, value to JV $93 million Mar132019 An aerial view of the arches as part of the Russley Road SH1 Upgrade. Working together, the project team…

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Flashback project: the beauty of steel at Te Rewa Rewa – Novare Design | Fitzroy Engineering

Te Rewa Rewa iconic bridge design and development Client: New Plymouth District Council Duration: 2007 – 2010 Location: Taranaki, New Zealand Project value: NZD $2.85 million   Novare designed an iconic pedestrian and cycle way bridge that achieved economy and beauty simultaneously. Not only has this footbridge become a strong community symbol and tourist attraction…

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Flashback project: pipe racks for Kupe Gas Field – Grayson Engineering

Pipe racks for Kupe Gas Field Client: Robert Stone Duration: October 2007 – August 2008 Location: Taranaki, New Zealand Project value: NZD $6 million   Grayson Engineering successfully fabricated one of the largest modular construction projects at the time – working cost effectively within a tight program schedule and to stringent quality assurance and weld…

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HERA offering welding productivity and automation assessments

Last month, our Welding Centre staff assessed welding productivity and automation capability for seven of our members. This was a feasibility study to test our Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and determine if such assessments could: a) add value to individual members; and b) identify common issues that we could assist members generically to address.  …

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The Perry Bridge delivers a NZ first – Holmes Consulting LP

Holmes Consulting LP – design and technical solutions for the Perry Bridge Client: Emmetts Civil Construction for Waikato District Council & Te Awa River Ride Charitable Trust Duration: Jul 2016 – Nov 2017 Location: Horotiu, Waikato New Zealand Project value: NZD $2.4 million May302018 To deliver New Zealand’s first constructed pedestrian and cycle network arch…

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MV Raroa mooring swivel replacement – Kernohan Engineering

Kernohan Engineering – MV Raroa mooring swivel replacement. Client: OMV New Zealand Duration: 2013 Location: Nelson, New Zealand Project value: NZD $2.2 million Total project value: NZD $80 million May282018 Kernohan Engineering provided a cost effective approach for their clients by leveraging extensive relationships and risk management measures. Ultimately finishing ahead of schedule while still…

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Structural steel enables world first bridge design – SCNZ | Hawkins Infrastructure | Novare Design | PFS Engineering

Through our relationship with SCNZ, we’re excited to share a recent case study distributed by them which profiles the amazing work on the Auckland Canada Street Bridge/Nelson St Cycleway project for NZ Transport Agency. This work was delivered by our members Design Team Leader and Structural Engineer Novare Design, Structural Steel Contractor PFS Engineering and…

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Duo Ophir Rocher Mixed Development – Beca Group | HERA

Ballroom tuned mass damper analysis Member & client: Beca Group Duration: 2014 – 2016 Location: Bugis, Singapore HERA provided timely and critical analyses to help support our members on a major multi-storey steel-framed building in Singapore.  Providing confidence to their structurally efficient design and allowing the project to progress forward. DUO is a 39-storey contemporary…