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HERA sponsors STESSA18 to drive understanding in steel structure seismic performance

Ensuring we build on our seismic research capabilities has never been more important to us. Which is why sponsoring STESSA18 made sense. To represent our commitment, we were proud to have our General Manager Welding Centre Michail Karpenko, Finite Element Analyst Nandor Mago and HERA Foundation Scholarship Recipient Hafez Taheri attend the STEESA18 – SCNZ…

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Kaikoura Earthquake challenges met by steel construction

Post-Kaikoura earthquake, little was mentioned about systemic failures in steel construction. While this gave confidence that our structures performed well, we had to make sure. Taking an opportunity to learn if there could be any potential issues now, and in the future by commissioning research to pinpoint any weaknesses. The research outcomes described in HERA…

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SESOC deliver a pathway in ‘Securing the future’

Recently, the SESOC2017 conference was held in Wellington – the fourth to be hosted in New Zealand with the theme ‘Securing the future.’ During this event, both local and international speakers came together to address topics falling under this idea. In particular, the need for structural engineers to look beyond our New Zealand standards when…

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HERA mourns the loss of Associate Professor John Butterworth

We’re saddened to share the passing of University of Auckland’s Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering John Butterworth. Passing away after a long illness on 4 September – we wanted to share our condolences with his family and friends and acknowledge the contributions he’s made to our industry. Graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering…

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A major milestone struck in our seismic testing on stainless

We’re pleased to announce that the first test on stainless steel connection was successfully performed 28 July 2017 at the University of Auckland’s testing lab. Answering what we believe is a growing industry necessity to understand the behaviour of structural stainless steel connections under severe seismic load. For HERA it’s an area where we currently…