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Created by metalheads for metalheads – join us for practical conversations that get to the nuts and bolts of the metals industry here in New Zealand. Connect with leaders & experts from across the globe who talk overcoming key industry challenges, and influencers who cast their eyes to the future. Perfect if you’re time poor but want to keep your finger on the pulse. Prepare to be challenged, informed & inspired!

Created by metalheads for metalheads – join us for practical conversations that get to the nuts and bolts of the metals industry here in New Zealand. Connect with leaders & experts from across the globe who talk overcoming key industry challenges, and influencers who cast their eyes to the future. Perfect if you’re time poor but want to keep your finger on the pulse. Prepare to be challenged, informed & inspired!

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New Zealand

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Created by metalheads for metalheads – join us for practical conversations that get to the nuts and bolts of the metals industry here in New Zealand. Connect with leaders & experts from across the globe who talk overcoming key industry challenges, and influencers who cast their eyes to the future. Perfect if you’re time poor but want to keep your finger on the pulse. Prepare to be challenged, informed & inspired!

Language:

English

Contact:

021324463


Episodes

Who wins in a fire - Timber vs Steel

9/16/2020
In this episode we talk with Associate Professor Charles Clifton from the University of Auckland, Charles is currently engaged in an ongoing funded research project on the development of composite structural assemblies as well as being involved in ongoing development of the seismic and fire research topics. Arguably one of NZ's leading researcher's on the topic, today Charles shed's some light on that burning question.

Duration:00:42:15

The case for Structural Bolting

9/1/2020
In this special panel discussion episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Bob Shaw who is the President of the Steel Structures Technology Centre – or SSTC for short. The Steel Structures Technology Centre focuses on technical education and services related to the design, fabrication, erection and inspection of steel-framed structures. The firm provides consulting services in steel construction practices and quality. Founded in 1990, SSTC has provided training and support to thousands of...

Duration:00:28:46

The value of lifecycle assessment

8/18/2020
In this episode of Stirring the Pot we talk with Emily Townsend who is the President of the Life Cycle Association of New Zealand – or LCANZ for short. Their mission is to provide a focal point for Life Cycle Assessment and management work in New Zealand. Networking and knowledge sharing between organisations and people, as well as promoting and raising awareness of Life Cycle Thinking amongst the wider public and businesses. Throughout this podcast we explore Environmental life cycle...

Duration:00:23:47

Structures of steel & composite columns

8/4/2020
In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Won Hee Kang who is a Senior Lecturer in Structural Reliability at Western Sydney University. He has been part of team collaborating with HERA to drive research into evaluation of capacity factors for API 5L products in non-composite and composite column applications. We’ll delve into these spirally welded circular hollow sections which have widespread availability in various dimensions, including the forward analysis carried out to...

Duration:00:29:06

The threat of filling our future workforce needs

7/21/2020
In this bonus episode of Stirring the Pot, we revisit a talk we had with The Human Resources Project's Executive Director - Rowan Larsen. Join us as we discuss the skills gap crisis and the future of work - and how we can implement HR innovation strategies to attract and retain talent to ensure we can future proof our industry for long term sustainability. Contact Rowan: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rowan-larsen-65053514/ Website:...

Duration:00:24:05

He tangata, he tangata, he tangata!

7/21/2020
In this episode of Stirring the Pot we talk with Jane Kennelly. Founder and current Business Director of recruiting powerhouse Frog Recruitment. For 30 years she has been helping organisations unlock the potential of their greatest assets – their people 'he tangata'. Working with leaders on how to not only leverage their people to improve their bottom line, but also add significant value to their communities at the same time. Jane has been instrumental in skilling and tooling organisations...

Duration:00:48:14

Calculating carbon footprint

7/7/2020
In this episode of Stirring the Pot we talk about a subject that might be a bit unfamiliar to our industry – and that’s calculating carbon footprint. It’s a part of a journey toward SSC Certification that will enable businesses, especially SMEs to build their skill and capacity. To help drive this conversation, we’re joined by our very own CEO, Dr Troy Coyle, as well as Christin Schaller & Barbara Nebel of thinkstep-anz. thinkstep-anz are a sustainability consultancy passionate about...

Duration:00:40:06

Leading metal head on a mission!

7/7/2020
In this episode of Stirring the Pot we talk to runner up of HERA’s Leading Metalhead Award - Mikaela Keir. As a Casting Production Engineer at New Zealand Steel, she was acknowledged in this award category as a high potential employee (not yet at Executive level) who had created a mind-shift change in her employers business. In Mikaela’s case, recognising her contributions to champion cultural change relating to innovation and inclusiveness as well as help hire the first female casting...

Duration:00:25:34

Hydrogen - an alternative reductant?

6/23/2020
In this episode of Stirring the Pot we talk to recent recipient of HERA’s Innovation Award - Chris Bumby. As a Victoria University of Wellingtons Senior Scientist, he has been heading exciting research that is leading towards the development of hydrogen as a reductant for iron ores. This would mean that water, instead of carbon dioxide, would be the bi-product of reduction and may eliminate the use of coal. Their work has already developed a small-scale zero-carbon way to make iron that...

Duration:00:42:19

Covid-19 industry response

6/9/2020
In this episode of Stirring the Pot we talk about what the recovery process for the building & construction industry looks like post Covid-19. To help explore this, we're joined by Warwick Quinn of BCITO and Graham Burke of NZCIC. To give some background, Warwick is Chief Executive of BCITO and works with his team to ensure the construction industry has a skilled workforce full of confident, capable and motivated professionals. Driving on-the-job training and guidance alongside industry...

Duration:00:27:36

The living building challenge

5/26/2020
In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Former Director of Australia's Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (or SBRC for short) – Professor Paul Cooper. His work was focused on bringing together a wide range of researchers to holistically address the challenges of making our buildings sustainable and effective places to live and work in. SBRC has a specific focus to retrofit existing buildings to make them more sustainable. Connect with Paul LinkedIn for Paul:...

Duration:00:31:56

'Purpose building' innovation

3/17/2020
In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with our General Manager Welding Centre Michail Karpenko who kicked off works last year to explore the development of a purpose built Innovation Centre here at HERA House. The idea being to extend our capabilities to future proof our industry. We also chat with our newly appointed Manager Innovation Centre Greg Buckley who has come onboard to oversee this project into fruition. Connect with Michail LinkedIn:...

Duration:00:30:00

20/20 VISION - HERA's Future Forum

3/17/2020
In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we check in with our CEO Dr Troy Coyle and Metals NZ CE Nick Collins. Together we reflect back on the first of HERA's Future Forum Conference which this year was aptly called 20/20 VISION. Its theme was visualising the future - and our goal was to look at discussing some of the key challenges facing our industry so that together we could come up with ways to solve these issues and help our industry be more future focused. Throughout this podcast we...

Duration:00:47:21

School of future environments

2/18/2020
In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Dr Shahab Ramhormozian and Prof Charles Walker from the Auckland University of Technology. Shahab is a Lecturer in Structural and Earthquake Engineering and Prof Charles Walker is Head of AUT’s new School of Future Environments and has a background in architecture. Together we’ll be discussing the exciting two new degrees at AUT – the BEng (honours) in Architectural Engineering and the Bachelor of Architecture and Future Environments. The...

Duration:00:33:33

An indigenous approach to STEM engagement

2/4/2020
Today our conversation is with Puhoro STEM Academy’s Leland Ruwhiu who is responsible for Operations. As navigators their role is to better support Maori student engagement with STEM disciplines via mentoring, tutoring and wananga, which is experiential learning and field trips. We also have in studio our very first Whanake Scholarship Recipient and Mechatronical Student at Massey University, Sarah Lewis, who’ll be sharing her perspective on STEM as an aspiring engineer starting out her...

Duration:00:34:56

The in's and out's of 2019 for HERA

12/19/2019
In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Senior Structural Engineer Andrew Pennington, Manager Membership Services & Support Brian Low, CEO Troy Coyle, General Manager Welding Centre Michail Karpenko & Manager Marketing & Communications Kim Nugent. Our team at HERA has been through a massive transitional journey that has led to some real positive outcomes for both our members and the NZ metals industry as a whole. Join us as we recap the year and some of the major works we’ve been...

Duration:00:58:47

Digitisation – the future of steel fabrication

11/26/2019
In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Watkins Steel Managing Director, Des Watkins. He has gone through a truly transformative process in his steel fabrication business – developing a four-step end-to-end digital process utilising 3D scanning, digital twins, augmented reality and automation. This change has allowed him to achieve real world outcomes that have redefined his business. Not surprisingly, we couldn’t resist inviting him to be on our podcast, but also to be a...

Duration:00:35:18

Bridging innovation: 3D printing

11/12/2019
In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with MX3D CEO Gijs Van der Velden - all the way from the Netherlands! His company has a clear mission to introduce the advantages of 3D metal printing to new, high impact industries. Designing intelligent, robust and easy to use robotic additive manufacturing technology to enable users to 3D print large objects in metal. He’s also the creator of the first of its kind 3D printed steel footbridge in Amsterdam, and we’re excited to have him as key...

Duration:00:15:29

Sustainable product development with EPD’s

10/29/2019
In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with NZ Steel Environment Manager Claire Jewell and Fletcher Steel Marketing and Innovation Manager and Former Technical Manager, Scott Morrison. We delve into their work in environmental product declarations (or EPD’s for short), the process they’ve gone through to achieve them, and the benefits of doing so. This is a great podcast to gain visibility into what our NZ metals industry is moving to do, in order to meet the growing need to address...

Duration:00:19:07

An industry partnership with government to address skill & labour shortages

10/15/2019
In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Amanda Nicolle - Director of Industry Partnerships at the Ministry of Social Development. She leads an MSD initiative to create strategic partnerships with industries and employers that have skill and labour shortages. Working with them to identify the skills required, and how their programs and services can be tailored to meet these specific needs. Their aim being to ensure our industry is able to hire employees with the right skills when...

Duration:00:22:59