Stirring The Pot

Stirring The Pot

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!

Episodes

April 28, 2021 28 min
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 ...

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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 als...

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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 h...

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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 wo...

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November 16, 2020 36 min

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.

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November 11, 2020 8 min

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 Eng...

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October 15, 2020 35 min

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.

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September 30, 2020 30 min

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 weathe...

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September 17, 2020 42 min

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...

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September 2, 2020 28 min

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 1...

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August 19, 2020 23 min

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.

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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 dime...

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July 22, 2020 48 min

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 ti...

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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-...

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July 8, 2020 25 min

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 in...

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July 8, 2020 40 min

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.

thin...

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June 24, 2020 42 min

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 ...

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June 9, 2020 27 min

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 professio...

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May 27, 2020 31 min

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 sus...

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March 18, 2020 47 min

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...

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