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HERA’s qualification, training and certification services successfully achieve the highest standards in a recent IIW audit

In December last year, our qualification, training and certification services underwent an external audit by expert assessors from the International Institute of Welding (IIW). Attended by IIW’s Mr Henk Bodt from Netherlands and Mr Shoichi Nomura of Japan, these auditors assessed our training facilities. They also visited our member D&H Steel Construction, who were the first…

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IWE qualified and ready to deliver value to our members!

Having spent the last 14 weeks cramped behind a school desk in Germany, our Research Engineer Holger Heinzel has successfully returned as a qualified International Welding Engineer (IWE)! Join him as he shares his experience. After some intensive study I now join the ranks of our General Manager Welding Centre Dr Michail Karpenko and Director…

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Call for papers – IIW Commission X meeting at HERA House, 12 – 13 March 2018

We’d like to invite researchers and practising engineers to submit abstracts for presentation at the upcoming meeting of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) Commission X Structural Performances of Welded Joints – Fracture Avoidance. The meeting will be held in Auckland at HERA House, 12 – 13 March 2018. The IIW is a not-for-profit organisation…

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Update – Revised rules to transition arrangements for IIW qualifications

HERA is the Authorised National Body (ANB) for personnel qualification for New Zealand under the system of the International Institute of Welding (IIW). To provide a smooth transition from the national to the international (IIW) qualification system, a national ANB has been allowed to issue IIW diplomas to professionals who have relevant work experience, and…

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Crossing the ditch for the IIW conference 2016

Our Welding Centre General Manager Dr Michail Karpenko and Senior Welding Engineer Alan McClintock jumped the ditch to attend the International Institute of Welding 2016 Conference. Held in Melbourne in mid-July the IIW conference – is a fantastic global forum of professionals from around the world sharing and developing scientific and technical knowledge on welding…

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Notice – Proposed new fatigue design provisions for the forthcoming AS/NZS 5100.6

A regular enquiry received by HERA has been the application of fatigue design in steel bridges. On one hand, some designers have had trouble interpreting the current design rules; whilst on the other, many fabricators have expressed concerns on more expensive butt welds being specified for fatigue details where this might not be entirely necessary.…