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#INWED18 – Meet Modern Construction Senior Structural Steel Detailer Mae Rose Billanes

Mae is responsible for producing detailed 3D modelling and drawings for steel fabricators and erectors. She applies these skills to certain projects of Modern Construction. Giving deeper understanding of columns, beams, bracing, trusses and more for use in the construction of various types of infrastructure. Mae is also a Coping Machine Applications Programmer. This see’s…

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#INWED18 – Meet Modern Construction QS Estimator & QA Assistant, Reem Soliman

Reem is responsible for assessing quantities and pricing for tenders and cross-checking material certificates for standards compliance. A role which is far from where her career path started – quite literally! Originally from Syria, Reem decided to study Civil Engineering. A decision driven by a natural interest and it’s popularity as a career for women…

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#INWED18 – Meet New Zealand Steel Graduate Process Engineer, Mikaela Keir

Mikaela is a process engineer at New Zealand Steel. Looking after the process variables to produce molten steel to various specifications. New Zealand Steel is the sole producer of steel in New Zealand and the only in the world to make steel solely from iron sand. Their process is unlike any other in the world meaning…

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Beyond commodities

Manufacturing companies make significant contribution to NZ’s BERD according to a report released recently on the state of manufacturing in New Zealand. “Manufacturing Report 2018. Beyond commodities: Manufacturing into the future” identified that in 2016, national BERD was just $1.6 million, with manufacturing accounting for 42% of that ($671 million). The report also identified that the metals…

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HERA adds value to our information services with our new librarian

Today, we’re excited to announce the start of a new team member to our Information Centre. Please join us in welcoming Musarrat Begum! Musarrat is our new Information Officer, and will be offering support to our membership through her role as librarian as well as divisional support for health and safety. She brings with her…