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Industry development hits the road to deliver member value and scout opportunities

Starting from today our Industry Development Manager Dr Boaz Habib is on the move – as he looks to identify opportunity and deliver member value every step of the way.

Call for comment - Draft HERA Public Policy Position 2017

We’re pleased to announce the availability of our draft HERA position on Public Policy 2017 for your review. But to make it the best it can be - we need our member’s feedback to make sure we’ve got it right! If you have something to add or say, we want to hear from you!

Initial trials confirm heavy scaling potential at Ohaaki geothermal site

We're pleased to report that our materials test rig at the Ohaaki geothermal site is tracking well. Allowing us to track levels of scaling and better understand what site specific challenges equipment may be dealing with so that effective solutions can be implemented for greater efficiencies in the long term.

SESOC deliver a pathway in 'Securing the future'

At the beginning of the month our Structural Engineering team had the great opportunity to attend the SESOC conference in Wellington. Discussing not only the role structural engineers play in communities - but in the standard of buildings we deliver.

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November 2016 EQ structural steel performance study
HERA seeks input for steel structure performance study on Kaikoura earthquake. Read more...

HERA Publication P4001:2013 - Seismic Design of Eccentrically Braced Frames
HERA and SCNZ launched HERA Publication P4001:2013 - Seismic Design of Eccentrically Braced Frames. Order the guide from HERA HERE.

HERA Report R4-100 Update 
The Structural Steelwork Connections Guide HERA Report R4-100 is superseded by SCNZ Report 14:2007 Steel Connect Structural Steel Connections Guide. Contact SCNZ.

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HERA submission to low emission economy issues paper
The New Zealand Productivity Commission called for an in-depth inquiry into the issue of New Zealand’s transition to a low-emission economy and how it can meet its Paris agreement targets. Read more...

Boron In Steel advisory notice - Updated 02 May 2017
HERA published Advisory Note: Welding to AS/NZS 1554.1 of boron containing steel in 2016 which has been revised with membership consultation and the new version is available HERE.

Industry policy direction for building product conformance
HERA Director reports on the findings from members responses to endorse or reject a draft policy statement on building product conformance enforcement... Read more

HERA commissioned BERL review of Gov't sourcing rules & tender evaluation tool
Read HERA-commissioned BERL int'l literature review HERE. To download BERL Tender Evaluation Tool, click HERE.

HERA Notice: What You Must Know if Considering Importing Seismic Resisting Fabricated Steel Structures
HERA has formulated a comprehensive notice advising on achieving compliance of imported fabricated steel within NZ's regulatory framework. Download it HERE.


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