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…

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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…

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Meet Andrew Pennington – the latest person to join our Structural Systems team

We’re excited to let our members know that we now have a new Senior Structural Engineer on board with us – and lets just say… he’s no stranger to HERA! Andrew Pennington joins the HERA fold once again after a sabbatical away pursuing other roles. His history with us dates back to 2013 when he…

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Ep. 20 | NZ Steel & Fletcher Steel – Sustainable product development with EPD’s

Oct302019 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 30 Oct 2019 | Ep.20 – Sustainable product development with EPD’s In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with NZ Steel Environment Manager Claire Jewell and Fletcher Steel Marketing and Innovation Manager and Former Technical Manager, Scott Morrison. We delve into their work in…

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General Manager Structural Systems Stephen Hicks moving on to exciting new role

After 11 years at HERA, we’d like to let our membership and industry know that our General Manager Structural Systems Stephen Hicks will be heading back to the UK to pursue a career as Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Warwick. Stephen came to us from the Steel Construction Institute (SCI). He’d been…