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Crossing the ditch for the IIW conference 2016

Our Welding Centre General Manager Dr Michail Karpenko and Senior Welding Engineer Alan McClintock jumped the ditch to attend the International Institute of Welding 2016 Conference. Held in Melbourne in mid-July the IIW conference – is a fantastic global forum of professionals from around the world sharing and developing scientific and technical knowledge on welding…

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University of Auckland Science Tower – SCNZ

Creating a distinctive landscape to stand the test of time Brought to us by: SCNZ Duration: 2010 Location: Auckland, New Zealand SCNZ help to illustrate the integral role that structural steel plays in our built landscape. taking a closer look at five-year project to upgrade University of Auckland’s Faculty of Science buildings. The $290m re-development…

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Notice – The welding coordination team in AS/NZS ISO 3834

The welding quality management standard AS/NZS ISO 3834 is one of the key technical requirements of the now well-established Steel Fabricator Certification (SFC) scheme and of AS/NZS 5131 Structural Steelwork – Fabrication and Erection currently in the final stages of development. With 21 fabricators now certified to the SFC, and with several more in the process of gaining certification,…

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NZ Steel’s new credentials are unrivalled

New Zealand Steel and Pacific Steel’s flat and long steel products manufactured at the Glenbrook facilities south of Auckland and in Otahuhu have become the latest products to receive independent environmental endorsement from Environmental Choice. According to New Zealand Ecolabelling Trust General Manager Francesca Lipscombe, companies put their products forward for an ecolabel to both…

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Turbo-charged AGGAT team!

Our AGGAT Turbo-generator research team has been making significant progress in our turbine development objectives and is at the cusp of getting into its manufacturing phase. For the first time, we have a sustained turbine research and development platform – something certainly of interest to members working with motors! We’ve been making steady gains towards…

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Two years in the making and worth every second

Started in 2014, in collaboration with our member company Opus, we’re pleased to confirm the draft NZ Transport Agency Research Report TAR 14/07 – Evaluation of Shear Connectors in Composite Bridges passed through public reviews this June and is now submitted with NZTA for publication. It’s the culmination of extensive research, historic data collection and preparation of…

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Stepping up from platform to market

Paul Allen co-founder of Microsoft recent said in a statement. “That’s the thing about new platforms: when they become easily available, convenient and affordable, they attract and enable other visionaries and entrepreneurs to realise more new concepts.” The converse is also true, on your own without a platform, it’s a very hard road to get…

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Call for attendees – Design and analysis of welded connections seminar

HERA, SCNZ and the Institute of Welding are pleased to announce a one-day seminar on Design and Analysis of Welded Connections, which will be run throughout July and August in Hamilton, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. This seminar provides an overview of the theory of design of welded steel structures and components, with plenty of hands-on…

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Notice – NASH General Manager Carl Davies moves on

Have recently received his SuperGold card, Carl Davies, General Manager of the National Association of Steel Framed Housing Inc. (NASH), has decided to move on. His last day will be Friday 22nd July. Carl intends to take time out before potentially seeking other opportunities. NASH Chairman Gordon Barrat will temporarily undertake the duties of General Manager…