HERA and Dimond Structural™ develop a new composite deck profile and design tool

After 5 years of development and testing, HERA is proud to be associated with the development of a new cold-formed steel deck profile for Dimond Structural™, a division of Fletcher Steel®. This new profile has undergone extensive testing and analysis to ensure the optimised performance of the steel and concrete in composite slab designs. Historical…

Ep. 44 | Associate Professor Charles Clifton – Who wins in a fire : Steel vs Timber

Sep172020 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 17 September 2020 | Ep.44 Who wins in a fire – Steel vs Timber? In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Associate Professor Charles Clifton. Charles is currently engaged in an ongoing funded research project on the development of composite structural assemblies…

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Ep. 42 | Goran Roos – The significance of intellectual capital Copy

Sep102020 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 11 November 2020 | Ep.42 – The significance of intellectual capital In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Professor Göran Roos. Join us as we discuss the importance of intellectual capital, what our industry can do to protect it, and its significance…

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Case study: 3D scanning as a tool in seismic strengthening of Hawke’s Bay Hospital project

HERA brings a NZ case study on the use of 3D scanning as a new digital tool by a member Those of you at HERA’s Future Forum: 2020 VISION in February would have heard Des Watkins from Watkins Steel promote the use of digital technologies, including 3D scanning, as a new business model for steel…

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Delivering advanced FEA services to a range of projects to get the best of structures

HERA has successfully provided Advanced FEA services to a range of projects both in Aotearoa and abroad. FEA is one of the most powerful numerical methods available to solve partial differential equations for complex structures.  Providing a direct pathway to understand the feasibility of a new design or troubleshoot a problem.  All without the need…

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Ep. 26 | Paul Cooper – The living building challenge

May272020 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 27 May 2020 | Ep.26 – The living building challenge In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Former Director of Australia’s Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (or SBRC for short) – Professor Paul Cooper. His work was focused on bringing together a wide range of…

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Notice – New edition of NZ weathering steel guide for bridges now published

In order to achieve a durable, high strength, structural steel (weathering steel) in the unpainted condition, some requirements for designing, fabrication, construction, site climate condition, inspection and maintenance need to be taken into consideration. Weathering steel, or to use its technical title of “structural steel with improved atmospheric corrosion resistance”,  is a high strength, low…

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Want to go carbon neutral? Here’s where to start!

HERA has just gone through an independent review of its carbon footprint. We’re sharing our experience, the resultant report and accounting spreadsheet in the hope that this will help you to do the same! As we increasingly see and experience the tangible impacts of climate change and the visible impacts of business activity (or lack…

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The five ‘silver linings’ to COVID-19

Our current state of play has created a massive disruption to business as usual – but are there any positives to come out from the Covid-19 pandemic? Covid-19 has dramatically impacted us all in many different ways. Of course, most discussions have been on the negatives of Covid-19, but here are five silver linings that…