Structural Steelwork - Technical Awareness £260 (exc. VAT) All fees correct until end December 2017 All our courses can be offered as in-house training for further details please telephone: 01446 775959 or email:

Structural Steelwork plays a huge part in today's construction industry. Main Contractors are heavily reliant on the expertise of both the design engineer and fabricator when constructing steel framed buildings/structures whilst commonly not benefiting from their own checks and balances. Occasionally things go wrong, the consequences of which can be far reaching for all those involved in the project particularly the main contractor. Improvements in the technical awareness of structural steelwork will help the Main Contractor's teams to appreciate issues and manage problems thus reducing the risk of problems/difficulties.

Aims & Objectives:

The course will enhance the understanding that delegates have of structural steelwork and the efficient integration of steelwork fabrication and erection into the construction process. They will have the opportunity to understand the background behind design, fabrication and erection of structural steelwork and add to or develop a deeper understanding of the use of structural steelwork on projects. In addition, the course is intended to help them to develop the confidence to challenge both the designer and fabricator when they recognise the need in their day to day roles.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this course, delegates should be able to:

Appreciate the nature of structural steelwork and the nature of the specialist sub-contractors who fabricate and erect frameworks

Understand the design, fabrication and erection process involved in constructing a steel framed building

Proactively manage the interface between design, fabrication and erection of a steel framed building

Draft a test and inspection plan for a steel framed building

Develop their confidence - so that they are prepared to challenge the designer/fabricator if they are seriously concerned about a particular aspect of the design, or are unsure of the function of a particular structural element

Recognise the significance of a design change brought about by site variations

Structural Steelwork - An Introduction and Overview

Steel as a Construction Material

The Properties of Structural Steelwork

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Steelwork as a Construction Material

Structural Steelwork - Design and the Role of the Structural Engineer

Design and Detailing

Corrosion Protection

Fire Resistance



Design Input during the Construction Process

Structural Steelwork - Connections and Potential Defects



Engineers and Fabricators Responsibilities

Structural Steelwork - Fabrication through to Completion



Case Studies of Difficulties

End of Course Assessment

A multiple choice assessment will be completed during the course

As Appropriate, video viewing, case studies and group and individual exercises will be used

Mode of Delivery:

Assessment of needs and capabilities

Tutor Presentations

Video Presentations

Interactive Exercises

Delegate Experiences

Case Studies



Benefits Perceived by Participants:

Participants will understand the reason behind the choice of structural steelwork for a given project, the relationship between designer, fabricator and main contractor and the various inputs necessary by each party. The participants will also be able to appreciate the difference between bad a good practice when implementing structural steelwork thus improving their ability to manage the design, erection and fabrication of structural steelwork within construction projects

Intended for:

Design and Build Co-ordinators, Design Managers, Site Engineers, Assistant Project Managers, Project Managers and Duty Holders

Pre-course Requirements:

There are no pre-course requirements however delegates should come prepared to share their knowledge and experience of site issues, which have arisen in relation to the implementation process

Course Duration:

1 day (6 hrs) IPD/CPD


19th January 2017 Cardiff

Created By
Sarah-Jane Marshall


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