New podcast 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Connect with LCANZ
Connect with Troy
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
Contact Western Sydney University
Contact Kaveh to find out more about this research project
Phone: +64 21 198 8701
Customer ReviewsSee All
I am not in the metals industry but I am loving it anyway.
Love the content - really topical and interesting
Really enjoyed listening to this, very interesting!