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44 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
The threat of change for human kind
In this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Rob Campbell who has been described as a colossus of corporate New Zealand. Rob holds over 30 years' experience on countless boards from Chair of SkyCity, Summerset Holdings, Ara Ake, Tourism Holdings and more. He is valued for his acumen, work ethic and impressive financial performance of the companies he’s worked with - he’s also fostered a reputation as an outspokenly progressive business leader. He has done this by infusing his roles with an awareness of social responsibility, and encouraging other directors to adopt more holistic ways of working with their businesses and the community. Connect with Rob LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-campbell-cnzm-cfinstd-12708b38/ Connect with Greg to find out more about Kotahitanga - HERA's People and HR innovation cluster Website: https://www.hera.org.nz/team-member/greg-buckley/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-buckley-nz/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +64 21 299 6167
33 minutes | May 25, 2021
The new age of engineering in construction
In this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with BVT Engineering’s CEO Ceinwen McNeil and Founder & Managing Director, Matt Bishop. Together they’re a dynamic leadership duo driven to continuously improve, increase revenue profit and enhance market position through a strong vision, culture and innovation. An approach that has seen BVT not only expand into the Australian market, but also revolutionise the traditional engineering industry and structure by creating an agile, diverse, young and highly skilled workforce, introducing BD and marketing departments as a core part of business, and establishing value pricing. Connect with Ceinwen LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ceinwen-mcneil/ Connect with Matt LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattmbishop/ As mentioned in podcast: a message to the engineering graduates of today (part 1); a message to the engineering graduates of today (part 2); and Video from 1:16:32: https://youtu.be/7MREsYNlt0A Connect with BVT Website: https://bvtengineering.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bvt-consulting-ltd/ Find out more about our Fab4.0Lab at HERA We're passionate about preparing our industry for the future and our Fab4.0Lab is focused on supporting that as a national centre of excellence in Fabrication 4.0. If you'd like to know more about how this resource can help your business, get in touch with our team today! General Manager Fab 4.0, Michail Karpenko: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michail-karpenko-4ab13730/ Email: email@example.com Research Engineer and Industry 4.0 Lead, Holger Heinzel: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/holger-heinzel/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
28 minutes | May 11, 2021
Bringing robotic automation solutions to industry
In this episode of Stirring the Pot our Industry 4.0 Research Engineer Holger Heinzel chats with Verbotics Director Nathan Larkin to explore the world of robotic automation. Together they delve into the details of what is possible in robotic welding, the exciting new developments in this space and insights into how companies can get started on their robotic welding journey. This falls out of a long-standing relationship that HERA has with the University of Wollongong (UoW) who are one of the leaders in welding automation research. Recently facilitating two pilot programs with industry partners via our HERA membership which utilises Verbotics Weld software packages. Verbotics is a recent spin-off out of UoW’s research activities which is focused on making robot programming easy by automatically programming your robot for welding to eliminate manual programming. Connect with Nathan LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathan-larkin-93315194/ Connect with Verbotics Website: https://verbotics.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/verbotics/?originalSubdomain=au Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/verbotics Twitter: https://twitter.com/verbotics Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGm_ws07_pTGH7wvlDCOuXg Connect with Holger & our Industry 4.0 program Email: email@example.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/holger-heinzel/ Information on the Verbotics opportunity: https://www.hera.org.nz/robots-programming/
28 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Amplify your voice with key messages
In this episode of Stirring the Pot we dig deeper into our last episode conversation on key messages developed for our industry. This time inviting Anna Radford of Radford Communications into studio to discuss the process behind the development of the Sustainable Steel Council (SSC) key message workshop and the value of having clear messaging to handle media enquiries and communication more proactively to clients. Anna runs a PR company in Auckland which is focused on building strong foundations for compelling communication and has worked with both HERA and SSC to create robust, strategic key messages. This podcast is perfect for businesses who want to communicate more clearly about their own product or service, address their own communication gaps and understand how good communication approaches can improve their business relationships with key stakeholders. Connect with Anna LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-radford-610782a/ Website: https://radford.co.nz/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org View the Sustainable Steel Council key messages Listen to Episode 42 'Six reasons why steel is the future' with our CEO Troy Coyle who talks about the recent release of the SSC fact sheet to assist industry in sharing their sustainability credentials more proactively. View the two fact sheets 'Six reasons to choose steel' and 'Six reasons why steel contributes to intergenerational wellbeing': https://www.sustainablesteel.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Six-reasons-why-LAP-LAT-01.pdf Website: https://www.sustainablesteel.org.nz/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sustainable-steel-council/
49 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Six reasons why steel is for the future!
In this episode of Stirring the Pot we have our CEO Troy Coyle in studio to talk about the recent release of a fact sheet to assist industry in sharing our sustainability credentials more proactively. She's the perfect candidate to talk about this body of work because sustainability is one of her personal passions and also because she is the Chair of the Sustainability Steel Council who is behind this body of work. It's also a timely conversation as we're starting to see sustainability be a key focus in New Zealand Governments tendering process and changes proposed to the Building Code as indicated in MBIE's Building for Climate Change program. Join us as we delve more deeply into the two key fact sheets which cover the six reasons to choose steel, and the six reasons why steel is good for intergenerational wellbeing. View the Sustainable Steel Council key messages Six reasons to choose steel & Six reasons why steel contributes to intergenerational wellbeing: https://www.sustainablesteel.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Six-reasons-why-LAP-LAT-01.pdf Website: https://www.sustainablesteel.org.nz/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sustainable-steel-council/ Connect with Troy Website: https://www.hera.org.nz/team-member/troy-coyle/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/troy-coyle-8202b912/
20 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
The intersection between Mātauranga Māori & Construction 4.0
In this episode of Stirring the Pot we invite University of Auckland Engineering & Law Student John Cole from Episode 41, back into the studio. This time exploring the intersection between Mātauranga Māori and Construction 4.0 - a research project that John is working on for us - in partnership with Pūhoro STEM Academy. As far as we are aware, this is the first time the interface between Mātauranga Māori and Construction 4.0 has been investigated. This will lead to some valuable insights and recommendations for future work. We are also really hoping that this will lead to a bilingual publication of the research results and break ground for more meaningful engagement with Māori in Engineering. Connect with John LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-cole-6661a01b5/ Read more about John and his project at HERA
32 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
The importance of diversity and inclusion
In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk about the importance of diversity and inclusion in our industry – and what it feels like when they’re lacking. To help drive this conversation, we’re joined by our very own CEO, Dr Troy Coyle, as well as University of Auckland Engineering & Law Student, John Cole; and Auckland University of Technology Engineering Student, Hayley Ngo. Both are involved in HERA internships. John is working on a project that we’ve partnered with Pūhoro STEM Academy on, which is to explore the interface between Mātauranga Māori and Construction 4.0. Hayley is investigating the state-of-the-art of Construction 4.0 globally and here in Aotearoa New Zealand. Connect with John LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-cole-6661a01b5/ Read more about John and his project at HERA Connect with Hayley LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hayley-ngo/ Read more about Hayley and her project at HERA
37 minutes | Nov 4, 2020
Low damage seismic solutions - part 2
In this second of the 2 part episode we speak with Associate Professor Greg Macrae from the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering at the University of Canterbury. Greg has been working on low damage seismic approaches in engineering since 1994 and was heavily involved in reporting and research on the topic post the 2011 Christchurch quakes.
35 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
Low damage seismic solutions
In this episode we speak with Associate Professor Greg Macrae from the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering at the University of Canterbury. Greg has been working on low damage seismic approaches in engineering since 1994 and was heavily involved in reporting and research on the topic post the 2011 Christchurch quakes.
31 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Raed El Sarraf, Technical Principal – Materials & Corrosion with WSP in New Zealand. Raed has extensive experience, in corrosion engineering and asset integrity management of structural steel (and other metallic) structures. This includes durability assessments, specifying protective coatings systems and detailing the correct use of corrosion resistant materials, such as weathering and stainless steels. He has also been involved in the publication of a number of articles, papers, and guidance documents in Australasia. These include the New Zealand and Australian versions of the Weathering Steel Guide for Bridges, as well as the New Zealand and Australian versions of the Steelwork Corrosion and Coatings Guide.
42 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
Who wins in a fire - Timber vs Steel
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.
8 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
The significance of intellectual capital
In this bonus episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Professor Goran Roos about the importance of intellectual capital, what our industry can do to protect it, and its significance to the manufacturing and the building and construction sector in terms of helping to drive innovation. Professor Göran Roos is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) and of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). He has been a member of the Prime Minister’s Manufacturing Leaders Group and held academic appointments at Nanyang Technological University, University of Adelaide and the University of Technology Sydney. Göran is the author and co-author of over three hundred books, book chapters, papers and articles specialising in strategy, innovation management, research policy and intellectual capital. Connect with Goran: www.linkedin.com/in/goran-roos-1824181/ Connect with Greg to find out more about our Innovation READY, SET, GO leadership program! Website: https://www.hera.org.nz/team-member/greg-buckley/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-buckley-nz/ Email: email@example.com Phone: +64 21 299 6167
29 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
The case for Structural Bolting
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 engineers, fabricators, erectors, inspectors, building officials and others involved in steel buildings, steel bridges and steel construction. Bob is also Chair of the Commission XVII on Quality Management at the International Institute of Welding. Commission XVIII maintains the goal to identify, create, develop and transfer global best practices in the field of quality management for welding and allied processes. Today’s episode Bob and the panel dives into the details of the upcoming structural bolting e -course where Bob will unpack not only existing standards, but also introduce new and innovative methods to save time, reduce cost, and improve the efficiency and quality of bolted connections.
24 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
The value of lifecycle assessment
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 thinking, which is concerned with the environmental impacts of products and services from cradle to grave. Or - in other words from extraction of raw materials all the way through to the return of these materials to the Earth. It's this approach that has formed the basis for development of the environmental management tool Life Cycle Assessment or LCA for short. Connect with Emily LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-townsend-4a171349/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/sustainableET Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Connect with LCANZ Website: https://lcanz.org.nz/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/6402291/admin/ Twitter:https://twitter.com/LCA_NZ Connect with Troy Website: https://www.hera.org.nz/team-member/troy-coyle/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/troy-coyle-8202b912/
29 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
Structures of steel & composite columns
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 calibrate the capacity factor for steel, and the inverse reliability analysis to estimate the required number of material tests to meet the target reliability level for given capacity factors. Connect with Won Hee LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/won-hee-kang-%EA%B0%95%EC%9B%90%ED%9D%AC-7b49a320/ Contact Western Sydney University Website: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/UniWesternSydney Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/westernsydneyu Twitter: https://twitter.com/westernsydneyu Contact Kaveh to find out more about this research project Email: email@example.com Phone: +64 21 198 8701 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaveh-andisheh-phd-4139ab36/
24 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
The threat of filling our future workforce needs
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: https://www.trpnz.co.nz/the-human-resources-project/ Connect with Greg to find out more about Kotahitanga - HERA's People and HR innovation cluster Website: https://www.hera.org.nz/team-member/greg-buckley/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-buckley-nz/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +64 21 299 6167
48 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata!
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 up on how to pivot quickly, and this is something we delve into today - as we discuss remote dispersed workforces which certainly became the norm over the COVID19 lockdown period, as well as fascinating insights she's picked up along the way! Connect with Jane LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/frog1/ Connect with Frog Recruitment Website: https://www.frogrecruitment.co.nz/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/frog-recruitment/?trk=biz-companies-cym Twitter: https://twitter.com/FrogRecruitment Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FrogRecruitment/?ref=hl Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/frogrecruitment/ Connect with Greg to find out more about Kotahitanga - HERA's People and HR innovation cluster Website: https://www.hera.org.nz/team-member/greg-buckley/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-buckley-nz/ Email: email@example.com Phone: +64 21 299 6167
40 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
Calculating carbon footprint
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 enabling organisations to succeed in sustainability using a science-based approach. They were also engaged to assist HERA in calculating our own carbon footprint as we worked to meet the criteria to become SSC Certified. Connect with Barbara LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/barbara-nebel/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Connect with Christin LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christin-schaller-101a96aa/ Connect with thinkstep-anz Website: https://www.thinkstep-anz.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thinkstep-anz/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/thinkstepANZ Email: email@example.com Other useful links that might be of interest Micro-site for EPDs: https://www.think-epd.com/ Greenhouse Gas Protocol corporate standard: https://ghgprotocol.org/corporate-standard Webinars from thinkstep-anz: https://www.thinkstep-anz.com/resrc/webinars/ Webinar ’Carbon: All aboard! Navigating the reduction & offset network': https://www.thinkstep-anz.com/resrc/webinars/carbon-all-aboard-navigating-the-reduction-and-offset-network/ Connect with Troy Website: https://www.hera.org.nz/team-member/troy-coyle/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/troy-coyle-8202b912/
26 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
Leading metal head on a mission!
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 operator at New Zealand Steel. Join us as we delve into these works and how it has helped to prepare New Zealand Steel for the future. Connect with Mikaela LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikaela-keir-81b869b1/ Email: Mikaela.firstname.lastname@example.org Connect with New Zealand Steel Website: https://www.nzsteel.co.nz/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/new-zealand-steel/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/NewZealandSteel Connect with Greg to find out more about Kotahitanga - HERA's People and HR innovation cluster Website: https://www.hera.org.nz/team-member/greg-buckley/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-buckley-nz/ Email: email@example.com Phone: +64 21 299 6167
42 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
Hydrogen - an alternative reductant?
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 works especially well for New Zealand iron sands. The one-step process is also looking promising in that it produces very high purity iron very quickly. Excitingly, the team have recently won a $6.5 million grant to start to scale-up the process to tens of kilograms level, taking it one step further towards the aimed eventual commercial scale. Connect with Chris LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-bumby-7b972025/ More information on this research: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/engineering/about/news/robinson-research-institutes-hydrogen-steelmaking-research-wins-innovation-award Connect with Troy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/troy-coyle-8202b912/
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