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New standards in construction

Connect, no. 147, March/April 2007, p.2

The 10th National Conference of the Welding & Joining Society will be held on 23 May 2007 and will be a joint event with the British Constructional Steel Association (BCSA). It is entitled The impact of new European product standards on structural steel fabrication and the event will focus on the proposed EN 1090 standard for steel and aluminium structures and its relation to the new European Construction Products Directive.

The new EN 1090 is likely to contain new and onerous requirements regarding the control of welding and related operations requiring compliance with ISO 3834 Quality Requirements, and ISO 14731, Welding Co-ordination, and most UK fabricators will have to make significant changes in order to comply with these requirements.

This conference is designed to provide information and guidance to those in the structural sector whose business or technology may be affected by the new standards.

By attending, delegates will

  • Learn about EN 1090 in detail and the associated requirements for welding quality and welding co-ordination.
  • Be updated on the latest position regarding welding procedure and welding qualification standards.
  • Benefit from expert guidance on the actions needed to ensure compliance with the new standards.

A key feature of the conference is a 'welding surgery' in which delegates will be able to question a panel of experts on any of the subjects covered by the conference.

Further information and enrolment details may be obtained from Rachel Wall of the Meetings Section at TWI. E-mail:

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