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A ‘top’ tour of Top Energy

Recently, our Intern Researcher Jenny Knittel had the opportunity to visit Top Energy Limited at Ngawha Springs, as we work to explore waste heat opportunities throughout New Zealand for the benefit of our AGGAT partners and members. A local electricity generation and lines network supplying power to 30,000 consumers throughout the mid- to far-north of…

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2016: welding training review

2016 was a busy year for the NZ Welding Centre, with around 180 people attending our specialist courses and seminars for engineers, supervisors and welding inspectors. This month, 12 professionals complete their training programme in welding inspection leading to national and international qualifications: the CBIP Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), and the globally-recognised IIW International Welding…

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New composite design standard AS/NZS 2327 open for comment

The first joint New Zealand and Australian composite design standard DR AS/NZS 2327 has recently been published for public comment. The public comment period will continue until 24 January 2017 and electronic copies of the draft standard can be freely downloaded from here. This revision incorporates a number of technical and editorial changes, as follows: Changes…

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New Dimond Hibond 80 passes loaded fire test

HERA has been working with Dimond since 2014 on their new Hibond 80 deck product, with one of our work packages being the optimization of composite slabs using this deck in fire conditions. From the know-how developed previously in assisting a Singaporean client, through advanced finite element analyses our Finite Element Analyst Nandor Mago was able to demonstrate…

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New AS-NZS 5131 Fabrication and Erection Standard

A significant milestone for New Zealand structural steel industry has been achieved with the approval of the new standard AS/NZS 5131 Fabrication and Erection of Steel – released early this month. The need for this standard has arising out of concerns that product conformance does not meet the specified requirements in an increased global construction…

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SCNZ welcomes a new manager to their team

Steel Construction New Zealand (SCNZ) has appointed Darren O’Riley as its new Manager – based in the organisation’s office in South Auckland. Darren’s knowledge and expertise are a strong fit for SCNZ as the organisation moves forward. He has 28 years of sales and marketing, and business development experience – gained largely in the building…