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Seminar: Beyond AS 4100 - Adelaide

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Location: 4 Milner Street, Hindmarsh
Venue: Education Development Centre
Type: Seminar
Date(s): 2 May 2017 12:00:00

Non Member Price: $495
Member Price: $350
RSVP: 30/4/2017

A frank discussion on the application of design standards to minimize engineers’ risks

Struc steel imageWith increased pressure on structural engineers to deliver designs in reduced time and at competitive fees together with ensuring safe structures, this seminar aims to assist engineers with how steel design and fabrication standards can be applied cohesively rather than in combat.

Increase your skills and knowledge and reduce the risk of failure by learning from industry experts Dr Peter Key and Mr Doug Hawkes. The seminar will also give participants the opportunity to provide feedback and comment on where structural standards are heading and how they can be improved.

The seminar content includes:
Mr Doug Hawkes, Principal Structural Engineer, Managing Director, Structural Integrity Engineering

  • History and players in the game (The divergence of ‘distance’ from the designer to the constructor)
  • Get off my patch (Who should be doing something?)
  • Design Standards (What do they cover and what happens when they don’t cover the circumstances?)
  • Materials and fabrication Standards (Relationship to design, who makes the call when changes occur)
  • Legal responsibility (Whose is it?)
  • How do we make this all work? (Bringing it all together)

In combination with:
Dr Peter Key, ASI National Technical Development Manager

  • AS/NZS 5131 'Structural steelwork - Fabrication and erection' – released Dec 2016
  • Revised AS/NZS 1252 on high strength bolts including new Part 2 on verification testing
  • New erection guidelines for structural steelwork
  • Changes/updates to steel product Standards and welding Standards
  • New AS technical Standard on mechanical/chemical anchors and guidelines from AEFAC
  • Newly developed ‘National Structural Steelwork Specification’ and ‘Standard Drawing Notes’ from ASI

12.00pm for 12.30pm start to 5.00pm finish 

Seminar Package
Seminar notes (PDF)
Light lunch on arrival
Afternoon tea 

EA and WTIA members who are not ASI members should email with proof of membership to obtain the promotion code to access the EA/WTIA Member reduced fee of $425.

Engineers attending this seminar may gain CPD points to meet Engineers Australia requirements.

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Dates: 2 May 2017 from 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: Education Development Centre, 4 Milner Street, Hindmarsh


Doug Hawkes

Doug Hawkes

Doug Hawkes is Principal Structural Engineer and Managing Director of Structural Integrity Engineering. His extensive experience in steel design includes the design and design auditing of bulk materials handling machinery and mining and heavy industrial infrastructure. This experience extends to a detailed knowledge of Australian and International structural design, machine design, materials and fabrication standards. Doug is the drafting leader on Standards Australia Committee ME – 043 responsible for AS 4324.1.

Dr. Peter Key

Dr. Peter Key

Dr Peter Key is the ASI's National Technical Development Manager and a regular presenter on steel design and construction aspects. He is the author of a range of technical publications including the Structural Steelwork Fabrication and Erection Code of Practice which preceded AS/NZS 5131:2016 Structural steelwork – Fabrication and erection. Peter is a member of a number of Standards Australia Committees such as Committee ME-029 which is responsible for a range of fastener standards including AS/NZS 1252.

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Contact Phone: 07 3853 5320