Structural Steel Inspection

This two-day seminar includes discussion of:

This course is conducted with the cooperation of the International Code Council (ICC), and is approved to provide the 15 hours of continuing education for renewal of an active inspectors' Certified Special Inspector for Structural Steel and Welding certification.

Also available through SSTC is a one-day condensed version that is tailored to the needs of the firm or organization requesting the training. The material selected for discussion is selected in advance, based upon the needs and experience of the group and the time available. For scheduling and pricing, contact us.

SSTC seminars utilize slides for visual support in learning. The handout provided is a print of many of the slides being presented and discussed, assisting in note-taking and future reference.

Seminar Outline

Part 1 - Code Provisions

Special Inspections
building permits
inspectors
tasks
approved fabricators
structural observation
nondestructive testing

Part 2 - Structural Steel

Materials
Mill tolerances
Fabrication Tolerances
Erection Tolerances

Part 3 - Bolting

Materials
bolts, nuts and washers
manufacturer testing
galvanized assemblies
certification

Bolted Joints
types
behavior
design requirements
installation options

Bolt Installation and Inspection
calibration device
snug tight
pretensioning methods
inspection procedures
arbitration

Other Bolting Issues
storage
reuse
washers
holes
faying surfaces

Part 4 - Welding

Introduction
processes
terminology
inspection

Welding Materials
SMAW
FCAW
GMAW
SAW

Prequalification
processes
filler metals
weld size
joint design
weld procedures
preheat

Qualification
welding personnel
welding procedures

Weld Discontinuities
acceptance criteria

Nondestructive Testing
extent of testing
methods
code provisions

Fabrication Inspection and Special Issues
checks prior to welding
application of heat
thermal cutting
weld repairs
backing bars
lamellar tearing
heavy sections

Welding Symbols

Part 5 - Steel Bar Joists

Steel Bar Joists
Longspan Steel Bar Joists
Joist Girders
Materials
Welding
Attachment Conditions
Bridging
Special Details

Part 6 - Metal Deck

Composite Floor Deck
Form Deck
Roof Deck
Materials
Attachment
Welding
Special Details

Part 7 - Shear Connectors

Placement
Qualification Testing
Installation
Inspection

Part 8 - Fabrication Plant Qualification

Code Provisions

AISC Quality Certification
categories
methodology
evaluation items
acceptance

IAS Accreditation