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#WomenInEngineering – meet Haiam Abbas

Haiam is a Research Engineer focused on heat transfer for clean energy technology, who directly and indirectly has been in the industry for over 20 years. She brings a unique combination of computational design, computer analysis and experiment skills that allow her to write equations, predict performance and integrate value engineering into the lifecycle of a…

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#WomenInEngineering – meet Nine Groeneveld

A recent Student Intern at HERA, she joined us from the Netherlands for a six month secondment to help drive our wave and tidal energy research and development project for our heavy engineering membership. While Nine’s principle studies are in Coastal & Marine Management, her interest in oceans providing a reliable and sustainable source of…

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#WomenInEngineering – meet Troy Coyle

When she isn’t at HERA as a representative on our Executive Board, Troy is busy being the Manager of Innovation and Product Development & Pacific Islands Export Manager at Bluescope Steel. This role that sees her cross across many fields – including engineering.  With a career journey spanning 16 years, she has had the opportunity…

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This week we’re celebrating #WomenInEngineering

We’re excited to partner with the Women in Engineering Leadership Summit 2017 which kicks off tomorrow at the Grand Millennium Auckland. Bringing together a line-up of world class female speakers from organisations and businesses across New Zealand – it is an opportune time to inspire and equip attendees with practical advice, tactics and tools to…

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Scholarships set to drive SFC certification engagement

We’re excited to share SCNZ’s recent announcement to offer 15 training scholarships in their commitment to support the steel construction industry and expansion of the Steel Fabricator Certification (SFC) scheme. This news comes following a unanimous resolution by SCNZ members late last year for all Steel Constructor members to become certified under this scheme over…

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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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HEERF scholarship recipient makes headway

It was great to support HEERF PhD Scholarship recipient and Engineering Post-Graduate Shoulong Dong at the end of last week, who presented his research at the University of Auckland as part of HERA’s AGGAT program deliverables. Shoulong spoke on his work around the Expert Design Tool (EDT) which is being developed to help assess prospective…

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Auckland Transport – you got this one right!

In larger tenders, Government and most Public Sector Procurement Rules require best value for money rather than lowest cost as the decisive criteria – however despite this requirement best value for money (‘non-price’) criteria such as consideration of economic, social and environmental impact are seldom sought in the assessment of awarding such work. So, when…

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Going digital to break down learning barriers

Currently on secondment for his third year in Bachelor of Computing Systems at Eastern Institute of Technology Hawkes Bay, Tobias Kick comes to us through established connections with the OTH Technical University in Regensburg Germany. Working under the supervision of our Research Engineer Holger Heinzel, Tobias brings a unique skill in programming language and tools…