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Seminar: Design of structural steel bolted connections - Perth

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Location: 25 Francis Street, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth
Venue: Geographe Room, State Library of Western Australia
Type: Seminar
Date(s): 6 June 2018 12:00:00

Non Member Price: $535
Member Price: $375
RSVP: 5/6/2018

The recent growth in steel framed buildings and similar structures in Australia has been nothing short of astounding. Improved speed of construction, offsite fabrication and attention to cost efficiencies have all added to excellent steel outcomes.

The flexibility for site assembly and fabrication efficiencies developed through the use of bolted connections are a significant component of steel’s renaissance as a building material of choice with CNC beam lining and profile cutting rapidly contributing to more cost efficient connections.

This seminar will establish the solutions possible through pragmatic standardized connection design and explain the cost efficiencies of bolted connections. A particular focus on design and installation to realise this efficiency and provide safe, structurally sound designs underpins the seminar.

A thorough understanding of connection design and cost efficiencies is a fundamental component of your continuing professional development in structural steel design, important to transfer into your business environment and a significant differentiator for your organization when discussing steel solutions with your clients.

Program and package:
12.00 pm for 12.30 pm start to 5.00 pm finish
The seminar package includes the seminar notes (PDF), light lunch on arrival and afternoon tea.

Seminar content:
Introduction; bolt strength fundamentals; AS 4100/AS/NZS 1252 context; bolted connection design models; economical design and detailing; recent developments; compliance.

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

EA who are not ASI members should email with current proof of membership to obtain the promotion code to access the EA Member reduced fee.

Book offer:
Seminar attendees are able to purchase the ASI Structural Steel Connections Series of books at a discounted price. For further details, please email

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Dates: 6 June 2018 from 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: Geographe Room, State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis Street, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth


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.

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.

Contact Name: James England
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Contact Phone: 08 9355 1544