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Celebrating International Woman’s Day 2022 with Yvonne Chan

International Woman’s Day – a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women! Today, we continue to celebrate the amazing wahine who contribute to the leadership & governance at HERA! Yvonne Chan is on our HERA Executive Board and another wahine toa (strong woman) to look up to!  Continuing her career,…

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Celebrating International Woman’s Day 2022 with Troy Coyle

It is International Woman’s Day today – a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women!   To tautoko (support) this day, we’ll be celebrating some of the amazing wahine who contribute to the leadership & governance at HERA across the week, as well as korero (talks) around diversity and inclusion.…

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HERA opens new membership category to support sole practitioners and small firms!

We’re excited to announce there is a now a new membership offering for our smaller sized members! This new tier is within our Platinum (Ordinary) category and comes in direct response to feedback received from sole practitioners and smaller firms who have struggled to join this paying membership due to financial restraints. The payment tier…

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Materials passport – reimagining how valuable materials are tracked and recycled

A healthy sustainability solution for structural engineers: nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is reused. Traditionally, structural engineers have followed optimisation procedures to reduce material usage, increase the efficiency of designed systems, and consequently reduce negative environmental impacts. Recently, a new procedure, termed ‘healthy sustainability’ has emerged, aimed at creating positive rather than reducing…

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A breakthrough ‘next step’ in Aotearoa’s steel industry and its transition to a low carbon future.

A homegrown solution to steel decarbonisation is on the way in collaboration with industry. HERA has been tracking research being done by Dr Chris Bumby and team at the Robinson Research Institute for some time now. Their works first coming under our radar after they won our industry award for innovation in 2020. At the…

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#60secsofsteel: Wayne Carson of D&H Steel

Welcome to HERA’s new series “Sixty seconds of steel’. Quick, easy to consume ‘steel talks’ with industry, for industry. We’re kicking off this series with industry leader Wayne Carson. Those who know Wayne, will recognise him as a passionate advocate for the steel industry. With his strong background in mechanical and structural engineering and wide…

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Resource – HERA’s role in progressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

A wero (challenge) that HERA has recently taken up, is to view our work through the lens of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The output of this review was a report authored by International Institute of Welding (IIW) Fellow, Chris Smallbone; and our CEO, Troy Coyle; which assessed the initiatives HERA has…