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Design and fabrication of steel structures - The new risk-based approach - Orange, NSW

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Location: 231-243 Anson Street, Orange
Venue: Coral Sea Auditorium, Orange Ex-Services Club
Type: Seminar
Date(s): 22 August 2017 14:00:00

Non Member Price: $45
Member Price: $30
RSVP: 21/8/2017

Struc steel imageThe new Australian Standard AS 5131 Structural steelwork - Fabrication and erection 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 processes in place to satisfy the specific Construction Category.

The 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 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/NZS5131, will also be discussed.

The seminar will be presented by those most closely involved with Australia’s first third-party certification scheme for structural steelwork.

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

Package includes seminar notes and drinks/canapės afterwards.

Participants are welcome to join the presenters for dinner afterwards.

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Dates: 22 August 2017 from 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue: Coral Sea Auditorium, Orange Ex-Services Club, 231-243 Anson Street, Orange


Phil Casey

Phil Casey

Phil Casey is ASI State Manager - NSW & ACT and National Safety Manager. He has served with the ASI for over 10 years providing leadership and support on quality related issues across NSW and local industry representation on major development projects. Since taking on responsibility for the ASI’s Health & Safety program, he has championed the creation of the Australian Steel Industry Logistics Safety Code. A fully qualified welder, he was previously proprietor of a OneSteel distribution centre which serviced regional NSW. He is also the ASI’s representative with Steel Certification Australia.

Dr Peter Key

Dr Peter Key

Dr Peter Key BE PhD, is the National Technical Development Manager for the Australian Steel Institute (ASI). Peter has over 25 years of experience in the design of steel structures in a design & construct environment both locally and internationally. Since joining ASI Peter has been responsible for a number of training and technical deliverables, including the ‘Steelwork Fabrication and Erection Code of Practice’ and subsequent development of the new AS/NZS 5131. He sits on various Standards Australia committees and is a member of the Engineers Australia Sydney Division Civil & Structural Panel.

Alan Nightingale

Alan Nightingale

Alan is Manager of Steelwork Compliance Australia. He has worked in the steel fabrication industry for most of his working life starting with Newsteel in Melbourne and Brisbane, then Allco Steel in Newcastle, Cleveland Bridge in the UK and more recently with RCR Tomlinson in Gladstone, Newcastle and Brisbane, and its laser cutting business, the largest in the country, having run all of those businesses or workshops along the way. He was also Councillor with the Australian Institute of Steel Construction, a forerunner to the ASI. As SCA manager, he has independently audited and certified firsthand steel fabrication businesses across Australia to the recently created National Structural Steelwork Compliance Scheme (NSSCS).

Contact Name: Phil Casey
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Contact Phone: 02 8748 0180