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Brexit highlights export access challenges into the EU - July 2016

The big breakaway that is Brexit happened, and it seems the immediate effects of the UK’s withdrawal have been limited when it comes to New Zealand. But, for those of our members in the export game or considering entering it (specifically the European one), knowing your options suddenly got very important...

The welding coordination team in AS/NZS ISO 3834

The welding quality management standard AS/NZS ISO 3834 is one of the key technical requirements of the SFC scheme and of AS/NZS 5131 Structural Steelwork - Fabrication and Erection currently in the final stages of development. The Welding Centre answers some of the commonly asked questions about AS/NZS ISO 3834...

Two years in the making and worth every second

Started in 2014, in collaboration with our member company Opus, HERA is pleased to confirm the draft NZ Transport Agency Research Report TAR 14/07 – Evaluation of Shear Connectors in Composite Bridges passed through public reviews this June and is now submitted with NZTA for publication...

Design and analysis of welded connections seminar

HERA, SCNZ and the Institute of Welding are pleased to announce a one-day seminar on Design and Analysis of Welded Connections, which will be run throughout July and August in Hamilton, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown...

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Design and Analysis of Welded Connections - Chch

This seminar provides an overview of the theory of design of welded steel structures and components with plenty of hands-on guidance for structural and mechanical design engineers...

Design and Analysis of Welded Connections - Queenstown

This seminar provides an overview of the theory of design of welded steel structures and components with plenty of hands-on guidance for structural and mechanical design engineers...

Welding Inspection Part 1/ Welding Supervisor - Auckland

The course leads to the Welding Supervisor qualification AS 2214-2004: Certification of Welding Supervisors - Structural Steel Welding as required for structural steel fabrication to AS/NZS 1554. It also meets the requirements of the welding technology module (WT1) for the IIW International Welding Inspector – Basic (IWI-B) qualification...

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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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Industry policy direction for building product conformance enforced
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 Director's “Factory of the Future” Study Tour Report Now Available for Download

HERA Report R5-58 Factories of the Future – Impressions from a Study Tour to Germany showcasing advanced manufacturing technologies employed in industry there as a case study for the next industrial revolution is available HERE.

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.

New Greenstar steel credit for New Zealand
The new steel credit was published 1st September in the NZ Green Building Council (NZGBC) web site allowing greater recognition of responsible sourcing and the reduction of environmental impacts from using structural steel. Read more...

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.

HERA Geothermal Capability Register now available
The HERA-produced R5-35 Geothermal Capability Register showcases NZ companies with experience in renewable geothermal energy production. Download the document HERE or email to order.