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Call for interest – Do you have a strong track record in marine related projects?

If so, we’d love a chance to chat – as we’d like to offer you free marketing assistance to help develop case studies that show these projects off! But why? Our market research has shown that there’s a strong future pipeline for our members in the marine sector and as a result we’ve been working hard…

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Radio NZ raise questions on structural bolts

As members may have heard from Radio New Zealand’s interview of Stewart Askey on 19 August 2016 -concerns have again been raised on the quality of steel imports. Whilst the interview was largely on steel products used in reinforced concrete construction, comments were made in the closing remarks about sub-standard structural bolts. The Kathryn Ryan-led interview outlined in a…

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Why a ‘she’ll be right’ attitude doesn’t work for Olympic athletes – or your business

If you’re like me – since the beginning of the 31st Olympic Games in Rio, you’ve been rushing home in the evenings to catch the highlights of the day’s events and see where New Zealand’s medal tally sits. The Olympics is an inspiring international sporting event hosting 207 nations in a celebration of sportsmanship and dedication,…

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Heat transfer – why optimisation is key to success!

The ultimate goal of any R&D project is to create something so successful and efficient that it blows its competition out of the water – and cost effectively of course! No one understands this more than our AGGAT team, who uses a pathway of optimisation as a means of achieving this for our members involved…

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Notice – AS/NZS ISO 3834: The allocation of quality management tasks

Last month’s HERA News provided an overview of the concept of the “welding co-ordination team” as applied in a quality management system that meets the requirements of the AS/NZS ISO 3834 standard. The organisation of a fabricator’s welding co-ordination team is usually shown by an organogram; a chart showing the structure of the team and…

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Call for comment – Addressing skill issues in our industry

The concern of skills shortages is something worrying many businesses around the world, and for the New Zealand engineering sector it’s no different. We’re starting to see serious skills gaps in our workforce which could strongly affect our ability to deliver quality work for our future pipeline. To address those and other issues COMPETENZ has…

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Australian Steel Research Hub taps our expertise on the shoulder

Long gone are the barriers separating New Zealand and Australia from doing business together – and nothing showcases this more than our recent attendance at the Australian Steel Research Hub workshop where we were invited to share our expertise with industry leaders across Australasia. Aug52016 Not only was this a fantastic networking opportunity to identify…