Ep. 38 | Raed El Sarraf – Weathering Steel

Sep302020 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 30 September 2020 | Ep.38 Weathering Steel In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Raed El Sarraf. Raed El Sarraf is the Technical Principal – Materials & Corrosion with WSP in New Zealand. Raed has extensive experience, in corrosion engineering and asset…

Ep. 37 | 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.37 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. 35 | Goran Roos – The significance of intellectual capital

Sep102020 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 10 September 2020 | Ep.35 – 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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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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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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2020 Rotary Forum: a new take on connecting with students

HERA was excited to kick off our year by hosting the 2020 Rotary National Science and Technology Forum at HERA House. This student event is part of our commitment to inspire future engineers to work in the metals industry and showcase the real opportunities that exist within our sector. The visiting group was part of…

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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…