Category Archives: Notices

SCNZ Queenstown Members’ Forum & Social

At last! An opportunity to combine a valuable business experience with a fun and exciting weekend away. 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of SCNZ and we are planning to celebrate in style with a special event in Queenstown on the 1st April 2016. The event combines a business Forum, featuring informative and inspirational speakers, with […]

**Alert** HERA Report R4-103:2005 Design Guide for Openings in Composite Beams Incorporating COMBPEN Composite Beam Penetration Design Software

Steel Construction New Zealand advises that the composite beam penetration design software, COMBPEN (all versions), must not be used.  Two errors have been found that can result in significant overestimates of strength in stiffened/unstiffened openings being calculated: