Structural steel fabrication and welding for engineers - Perth

Engineering practitioners who design and specify fabricated steel structures need a practical understanding of steel materials, the processes and practices of welding, cutting and forming, and weld testing and quality control. This knowledge is essential if fabricated steel structures are to be economical, practical and fit-for-purpose.

Few such professionals have the opportunity to gain substantial exposure to fabrication workshops or testing activities. This short course fills the gap by combining broad theory and practical demonstrations.

There will be 6x3 hour classroom / workshop sessions to deliver theory and allow participants to see demonstrations of welding processes and the opportunity for hands on participation; and 1x3 hour site visit to a leading fabricator to support the course content.

On completion you will be able to:

  • Design structures to suit specific fabrication processes, procedures and automation.
  • Specify non-destructive testing procedures understanding limitations and costs.
  •  Understand basics of heat-affected zones, residual stresses and distortion.
  • Interpret welding procedures and welder qualification records, and material certificates.
  • Avoid many common design errors in steel structures.

Study and reference material provided:
An Engineer’s Guide to Fabricating Steel Structures: Volume 1: Fabrication Methods by J Taylor
An Engineer’s Guide to Fabricating Steel Structures: Volume 2: Successful Welding of Steel Structures by J Taylor

It is recommended that attendees bring a copy of AS/NZS 1554 Part 1 Structural Steel Welding – Welding of Steel Structures as this Standard will be used as a reference document during the course.

This is also an affordable opportunity to boost your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours. The course comprises 21 contact hours and counts as Engineers Australia CPD points.

For payments other than credit card, please email for a payment form. Your place in the course will be reserved when payment is received. Engineers Australia members may contact David Kilpatrick at with proof of their membership to obtain member rates for the course.

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