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Are you being productive enough?

Join our Industry Development Manager Dr Boaz Habib as he delves into New Zealand's productivity statistics and the need for us to become the architects of our own disruption - combining technology, process, and managerial changes so we can do more and be more in the future.

Steel Fabrication Certification (SFC): Changes to the SFC

The Rules governing Steel Fabrication Certification (SFC) scheme have now been revised to align with the joint Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand-developed standard AS/NZS 5131 Structural steelwork – Fabrication and erection, published in December 2016...

Steel Building product conformance of critical items - An important update - June 2017

Building product conformance issues (including some steel products) prompted HERA and SCNZ early this year to consult with members, resulting in a policy statement conveyed to MBIE sparking a discussion on a product systems review and consideration of mandatory third party verification...

Steel Fabricator Certification (SFC) brings pride to SNC Steel

Papakura-based fabricator SNC Steel practices lean manufacturing at its core, focusing on quality and service while eliminating unnecessary cost and time waste. With that in mind, SNC Steel embarked on the SFC scheme to ensure that its work is indeed to specs for both the company and customers...

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Events/Seminars/Courses

Ultrasonics Level 2

HERA is pleased to offer the ATTAR Ultrasonic level 2 trainig course to our members...

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....

Welding Inspection Part 1/ Welding Supervisor - Christchurch

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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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.

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.

 

In Focus

HERA Industry Awards 2017 nomination form download
Click HERE to download the nomination for the HERA awards: Keith Smith Memorial Award for Distinguished Service, Metals Industry Exporter of the Year and Metals Industry Innovator of the Year.

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.

 

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