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Celebrating 40 Years of HERA and a change of guard

40 years ago, HERA was officially constituted. Fast forward to 2018 we're now taking the time to look back and celebrate this rich history, as well as acknowledge the incredible contributions our newly retired Director Dr Wolfgang Scholz gave to HERA in his 31 years of service. We invite all members, stakeholders and key supporters to join us 16 March at HERA House for this celebration.

HERA honours battler for NZ manufacturing

After coming to terms with the sad news of Jim Anderton’s passing last week, our Director Emeritus looks back on his political influence on our metals industry.

Reflections of the first week from our new CEO Dr Troy Coyle

Having just completed her first week on the job as the new CEO of HERA, Dr Troy Coyle takes the time to reflect on her experiences so far.

Merry Christmas and happy new year! - Dec 2017

Our departing Director Wolfgang Scholz shares with us his take on the year and wishes all members and industry colleagues a merry Christmas and happy new year...

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Events/Seminars/Courses

Welding Inspection Part 1/ Welding Supervisor

The 1-week course covers the scope of welding supervision activities: the role and responsibilities of the Welding Supervisor, welding processes, welding procedure qualification, welding metallurgy, construction and design, fabrication engineering, seismic welding, compliance with relevant welding standards as well as quality management aspects...

Welding Inspection Part 1/ Welding Supervisor

The 1-week course covers the scope of welding supervision activities: the role and responsibilities of the Welding Supervisor, welding processes, welding procedure qualification, welding metallurgy, construction and design, fabrication engineering, seismic welding, compliance with relevant welding standards as well as quality management aspects...

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The Structural Steelwork Connections Guide HERA Report R4-100 is superseded by SCNZ Report 14:2007 Steel Connect Structural Steel Connections Guide.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