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Ep. 42 | John Cole – The intersection between Mātauranga Māori and Construction 4.0

Mar312021 Listen on Spotify Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean 31 March 2021 | Ep.42 – The intersection between Mātauranga Māori and Construction 4.0 In this episode of Stirring the Pot we invite University of Auckland Engineering & Law Student John Cole from Episode 41, back into the studio. This time exploring the intersection between…

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Is there a welder shortage in New Zealand?

The global welder shortage is a growing and well-known phenomenon. A recent article – Global welder shortage – viewpoints from three continents asked for the opinions of specialists in three continents on this topic. Their insight on welder shortages were as follows: Welders are more in demand than ever, The manufacturing industry will continue being…

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Ep. 40 | Greg Macrae – Low damage seismic solutions: Part 2

Nov162020 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 5 November 2020 | Ep.40 – Low damage seismic solutions: Part 2 In this follow up episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Associate Professor Greg Macrae for the second part of our discussion. Associate Professor Greg Macrae works in the Department of Civil…

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Ep. 39 | Greg Macrae – Low damage seismic solutions: Part 1

Oct152020 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 15 October 2020 | Ep.39 – Low damage seismic solutions: Part 1 In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Associate Professor Greg Macrae. Associate Professor Greg Macrae works in the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering at the University of Canterbury.…

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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 University of Auckland Associate Professor, Charles Clifton. Charles is currently engaged in an ongoing funded research project on the development of…

Ep. 36 | Bob Shaw – The case for structural bolting systems

Sep112020 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 11 September 2020 | Ep.36 – The case for structural bolting systems In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Steel Structures Technology Centre (or SSTC for short) President, Bob Shaw. Our special panel discussion has Bob and the panel dive into the…

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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

We’re excited to bring to light a New Zealand case study on the use of 3D scanning as a new digital tool by one of our members. 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,…

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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…