Many Engineers at some stage come across situations where the material properties or the performance of an assembly is not immediately quantifiable with any degree of accuracy. You may have some doubts as to whether the material test certificates for some imported material is ion fact correct. You may need to independently evaluate the slip coefficient for a friction grip bolted connection or you may need to prove the fatigue resistance of a connection. At some stage in their careers most Engineers will have to test something, but how many of us know what to ask for, or against what criteria we are testing?Read More
FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS FOR:
- The design of integral bridges
- The assessment of steel bridges
Featuring expert presenters Steve Rhodes and Stewart Morrison of LUSAS.
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This event will showcase real case studies involving the structural failure of bridges, mining infrastructure, tower masts and other infrastructure to discuss the obligations of engineers and other parties involved. He will provide an overview of the general legal obligations of engineers as well as the contractual agreements used to minimize liability.Read More
Fastenings to concrete are often poorly understood by designers with many relying on ‘data tables’ published by anchor suppliers. However, comprehensive design guidelines for post-installed and cast-in anchors are now available through Standards Australia TS 101:2015 and shortly, in EN 1992-4.Read More
Whilst engineers are immersed in the design of reinforced concrete right from their undergraduate days, little time is spent on teaching and instruction of the detailing aspects of reinforcement.
Part science, part art form, good clear reinforcement detailing is critical to both the performance of the structure and in reducing disputes during construction.Read More
Increasing risk is a dominant theme of the 21st century. Engineers are well placed to act as
leaders of change to meet this challenge. Innovative forms of collaborative thinking and
action are required to mitigate, prepare for and respond to crisis.
It is relatively common to hear the senior members of our profession exhort our more junior members to “stop using computer models”, particularly early in the design process. However, a computer analysis program is really just a superior calculator (slide rule or log table). Why shouldn’t they be used by engineers to get a fast appreciation of the structural behaviour of their idea?Read More
GFC Industries is one of Melbourne's leading heavy steel fabrication and erection contractors.
Ron Kandell is General Manager at G.F.C., with over thirty years experience in the steel fabrication industry recent projects include the ATO Box Hill building, 150 Collins St, Melbourne University Arts West complex and Collins SquareRead More
John Hamilton, formerly a Director of Burns Hamilton and Partners (BH&P) and now a structural manager of FMG Engineering, will discuss his experience and provide an insight and overview into the process of BH&P merging with FMG.
John will be joined by specialist consultants from Morrows who will provide a broad discussion on the factors to be considered when selling a business. The factors include: valuing a business, tax implications and legal considerations.
This event will start at 6:15pm in Room 407 (Lecture Theatre C1) on the 4th Floor of Engineering Building Block C, University of Melbourne, Parkville (Building 174, Grid L17 on this map.)
Refreshments will provided from 5:45pm in Room C301, 3rd Floor, Engineering Block C (Building 174, Grid L17 on this map.)
All of the IStructE Evening Technical Meetings are free to attend unless stated otherwise.