Is there a welder shortage in New Zealand?

Is there a welder shortage in Aotearoa New Zealand? The global welder shortage is a growing and well-known phenomenon, The recent article Global welder shortage – viewpoints from three continents asked for the opinions of specialists in three continents, and here is their insight on welder shortage. One of the conclusions was that “welders are…

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Ep. 40 | Greg Macrae- Low damage seismic solutions PART 2

Nov162020 The Regional Science and Innovation Centre (RSIC). Here the steel construction allows a structure with open spaces and free circulation to enhance the collaboration process. The main seismic resisting elements are the Buckling Restrained Braces (BRB) manufactured by our members D&H Steel under license from Star Seismic. Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen…

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Ep. 39 | Greg Macrae- Low damage seismic solutions

Oct152020 The Regional Science and Innovation Centre (RSIC). Here the steel construction allows a structure with open spaces and free circulation to enhance the collaboration process. The main seismic resisting elements are the Buckling Restrained Braces (BRB) manufactured by our members D&H Steel under license from Star Seismic. Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen…

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…