Seminar series 2020: Design of welds and welded connections for engineers - VIC

The correct design and implementation of welds and welded connections is fundamental to ensuring safety and minimising risk on steel structures. As stakeholders in the process whether as designers, specifiers or certifiers, you need to understand your duty of care and responsibilities around the imperatives of:

  • Designing fit-for-purpose safe structures
  • Informing yourself of Best Practice approaches to both design and implementation

Seminar value

This seminar is a must for:

  • Structural designers who need a fundamental understanding of weld and welded connection design
  • Structural designers who are required to attend project workshop and site inspections and sign off on quality outcomes
  • Specifiers and certifiers who need to both specify and recognise quality welding outcomes
  • Stakeholders who are involved in welding quality outcomes and need to be better informed to satisfy their obligations for duty of care under WHS regulations

Bonus insights

Learn about the upcoming revisions to AS 4100 and AS/NZS 5131 and how they reinforce the compliance mandate.


12.00 pm Registration and light lunch
12.30 pm Introduction; Weld types and terminology; Weld strength fundamentals; AS 4100 design context.
2.30 pm   Afternoon tea
3.00 pm   AS/NZS 1554 context; Application to welded connection design; Compliance and welding.
5.00 pm   Q & A and close


Seminar fee includes personal copy of seminar notes (PDF), light lunch and afternoon tea.

The seminar will provide:

  • A firm grounding in the basis for weld design for structural steel
  • Basic principles and approaches to welded connection design for the structural engineer
  • A strong understanding of the performance requirements that drive weld and welded connection design in AS 4100 Steel Structures
  • The implementation requirements inherent in AS/NZS 1554 Structural Steel Welding that affect steel designers, in particular if you are required to engage in workshop or site inspections
  • A definitive link to compliance and the requirements in AS/NZS 5131 Structural Steelwork - Fabrication and Erection

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