Presentation: Design and fabrication of steel structures: the risk-based approach - Townsville

The new Australian Standard AS/NZS 5131 Fabrication and Erection of Structural Steelwork published in late 2016 requires engineers to specify a steel fabrication construction category in their project specifications. The Construction Category establishes the correct level of quality and assurance controls to ensure the structure meets the engineer’s design assumptions and level of risk mitigation under obligations implicit in the Workplace Health & Safety Act. The fabricator must have the process in place to satisfy the specific construction category.

This presentation will include some of the problem areas experienced by Engineers, Fabricators, and Procurers when dealing with non-compliant structural steelwork and the solutions provided by AS/NZS 5131 and the new ASI National Structural Steelwork Compliance Scheme (NSSCS). The new National Structural Steelwork Specification (NSSS) which is designed to be a straightforward implementation tool for AS/NZS 5131 will also be discussed.

A thorough understanding of connection design and cost efficiencies is a fundamental component of your continuing professional development in structural steel design, important to transfer into your business environment and a significant differentiator for your organization when discussing steel solutions with your clients.

Who should attend:
• Engineers who need to know about the latest developments and update their structural steelwork specifications.

•Fabricators who need to implement the new requirements they will see coming through on projects and use the opportunity to understand the benefits of certification under the NSSCS.

•Procurers and clients who need to manage their risk and ensure quality steelwork.

• Distributors and steel stockists, processors and subcontractors providing services such as painting and galvanizing to support quality outcomes for the whole supply chain.

The presentation package includes the presentation notes (PDF) and refreshments.