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Study shows cast-in-place reinforced concrete more affordable than cross laminated timber in a US-based 10-storey building

A recent technical study has come to HERA’s attention as it highlights our stance that you should choose infrastructure material based on design parameters. The technical study that we refer to was performed by the structural engineering firm Cary Kopczynski & Company in Seattle, WA. It compared the affordability of a hypothetical 10-story residential building…

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Research and evidence gaps on fire performance challenged

A recent John Hopkins University Report validates our concerns at HERA around the lack of data and baseless assumptions relating to mass timber performance in high rise buildings. This is not a new conversation for HERA. We have previously raised concern about the lack of research relating to the fire performance of building materials generally…

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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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Calls for research – HERA sustainability fund open for ideas from our members

We want your ideas – because our HERA sustainability fund is now open for ideas from our members! 2021 is going to be an exciting year for us at HERA in the space of sustainability. Even more so, because we’re so very excited to announce a $80K research fund for projects aimed at improving steel’s…

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Notice – HERA Report R4-142 moment-resistant connections updated

HERA Structural Systems is pleased to announce an update to HERA Report R4-142, “Eccentric Cleats in Compression and Columns in Moment-Resisting Connections”. This moment-resisting connections report update is the result of member feedback on a couple of typographical errors on the worked example. While these errors did not affect the results of the calculations, they…

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Notice – New design guide covering the Optimised Sliding Hinge Joint (OSHJ)

HERA is pleased to announce the publication of HERA Report R4-155 – Optimised Sliding Hinge Joint (OSHJ): Design and Installation Guide for a Low Damage Seismic Resisting System. This report has been authored by Dr Shahab Ramhormozian of AUT and Dr G. Charles Clifton of the University of Auckland, and is the culmination of several…

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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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HERA and Dimond Structural™ develop a new composite deck profile and design tool

After five years of development and testing, HERA is proud to be associated with the development of a new cold-formed steel deck profile for Dimond Structural™, a division of Fletcher Steel®. This new deck profile has undergone extensive testing and analysis to ensure the optimised performance of the steel and concrete in composite slab designs.…