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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…

climate-change

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…

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Future-proofing the steel industry with design innovation

HERA recently commissioned an external market research company to figure out what NZ society thinks of our metals industry. The outcome was nothing short of interesting. Why? Because when asked if the steel industry was prepared for future technologies and innovation – only 47% felt we were. And of that, 79% responded that future-proofing the…

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Notice – ‘Shovel ready’ infrastructure projects

We’d like to advise our members about the Governments interest to identify ‘shovel ready’ infrastructure projects from the public and certain private infrastructure sector participants impacted by COVID 19. This comes after Ministers have advised that they wish to understand the availability, benefits, geographical spread and scale of ‘shovel ready’ projects in New Zealand. The…

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Ep. 25 | Troy Coyle & Nick Collins – 20/20 VISION: HERA’s Future Forum

Mar182020 Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean 18 Mar 2020 | Ep.25 – 20/20 VISION: HERA’s Future Forum In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we check in with our CEO Dr Troy Coyle and Metals NZ CE Nick Collins. Together we reflect back on the first of HERA’s Future Forum Conference which this year…

climate-change

Sustainability in steel. Is there such a thing when it comes to climate change?

Sustainability has many facets. But it looks like climate change is the hands-down winner for the holiday sustainability hot topic (pardon the pun). So, how do we respond as an industry to this growing global concern? And what is HERA doing to assist? The catastrophic Australian fires and recent smoke impacts on New Zealand have…