This eCourse will address all aspects that structural engineers, supervisors and inspectors should know when it comes to bolting, including information on AS 4100, NZS 3404.1, AS/NZS 5100.6, AS/NZS 1252 and EN 14399-X as applicable to Australian and New Zealand steel construction. Expert presenters will not only review existing Standards, but also introduce new and innovative methods that save time, reduce cost and improve the efficiency and quality of bolted connections. The eCourse will also delve into the numerous problems encountered in bolted connections and address the “hot topic” of the conformance of steel materials for structural bolting applications.
Achieving satisfactory performance in bolted joints involves the selection and verification of bolting materials, appropriate joint design, proper installation and quality assurance. In Australia and New Zealand, steel structures are required to be fabricated and erected in accordance with AS/NZS 5131 Structural steelwork – Fabrication and erection. This Standard references a range of normative standards such as AS/NZS 1252, specifies quality requirements in accordance with the Construction Categories CC1 to CC4 and defines competency requirements for people involved in all operations including erection and bolting. While installation of bolts is performed by the technical personnel under the supervision of the Bolting Inspector or Supervisor, structural engineers responsible for the project should also be familiar with all key aspects of bolting installation and inspection.
Part 1: Bolted Connections
Part 2: Bolting materials
Part 3: Bolting assembly performance
Part 4: Bolting installation
Part 5: Bolting inspection and problem resolution
The workshop will include 5 x 2 hour pre-recorded on-demand webcasts, plus a live Q&A webcast session:
The eCourse will be hosted via the Weld Australia online training platform with login details supplied upon registration.
Robert E. Shaw Jnr (President, Steel Structures Technology Center)
Robert E. Shaw Jnr is a registered Professional Engineer, with 47 years’ experience in steel construction. Currently based at SSTC (a consulting engineering firm in the US specialising in structural steel connections, construction and quality issues), Robert has also worked for a major steel fabricator and the American Institute of Steel Construction. Robert also serves on the Specifications Committee of the Research Council on Structural Connections, which is the body that writes the bolting Standards used in America. He also is a member of the American Welding Society’s Structural Welding Committee, and chairs the IIW Commission XVIII on Quality Management in Welding and Allied Processes.
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