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The Use of High Strength Steels for Structures

  • 27 Apr 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Online (Zoom)
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Technical Group Webinar

A Structures and Infrastructure Technical Group Webinar

Standards covering the design, execution and materials for use in structural steelwork all now include high strength steels up to S960. It is expected that these higher steel grades will be specified in the future as the drive for carbon reduction intensifies. However, the execution standards and general experience in the structural steelwork industry may not yet meet the challenges that these higher strength steels will present.

This event will examine some of the challenges that should be considered and how they might be addressed.

It will be of particular interest to designers, fabricators, engineers, inspectors, managers.

Experts from industry and TWI will be presenting on a range of topics:
  • Simeon Tulip, Engineering Manager - Metallurgy, BAE Systems Submarines on Manufacture of High Strength Steels
  • Tom Cosgrove, Fabrication and Welding Consultant, Sandberg LLP on High Strength Steel Design Considerations
  • Jeff Garner, Welding Consultant, Manor Welding Technology Ltd. on Welding of High Strength Steels

  • Professional Members of The Welding Institute: £25 + VAT (£30)
  • Industrial Members of TWI: £25 + VAT (£30)
  • Non-members: £95 + VAT (£114)
  • Retired Members: £25 + VAT (£30)
  • Students: £25 + VAT (£30)
  • TWI Training School Customers: £70 + VAT (£84)
  • TWI Staff - please contact Becki Parratt if you wish to register

Please note that payment must be made before the event in order to receive the joining instructions for the event.


If you can't join us on the day, you can still access the recording of the webinar and the presentations by registering ahead of the event.*


Registering on this Technical Group webinar as a non-member or a TWI Training Customer gives you full Associate Membership (AWeldI) for one year. To activate your membership, just complete the highlighted fields on the event registration form.

You will also benefit from:

  • Information transfer from experts
  • Discussion, questions and answers on the specific topics
  • A broader understanding of the extent of standards in the industry
  • Attendance of this event qualifies for CPD 


The Welding Institute awards points towards CPD for delegates attending this webinar. Every hour attendance of an event will earn 2 points towards your continuing professional development.

Please contact becki.parratt@twi.co.uk if you require a certificate of attendance towards your continuing professional development.

*presentation dissemination is dependent on presenter consent.


Dr Simeon Tulip - Engineering Manager - Metallurgy, BAE Systems

Presentation title: Manufacture of High Strength Steels

Worked as a Metallurgist, Product Developer and Technical Manager at steelworks developing grades S420 to S1300. Working at UK and European mills with conventional rolling (+AR, +N) also with TMCP (+M) and Quench and Temper (+Q) facilities. Member of the BSi committee for EN 10025.

Thomas Cosgrove - Fabrication and Welding Consultant, Sandberg LLP

Presentation title: High Strength Steel Design Considerations

Tom Cosgrove, a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers and a Welding Engineer, has a wealth of experience in steel construction. Tom has worked for steelwork contractors in Belgium, Britain and Ireland, plus The Steel Construction Institute (SCI) in Ascot and The British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) in Whitehall. Tom is employed as a consultant at Sandberg LLP with a focus on all aspects of Fabrication and Welding.

Tom has an MSc/DIC in Structural Steel Design and has jointly authored; High Strength Steels for Structural Applications - A Guide for Fabrication and Welding while at the BCSA which addresses structural design issues. Tom was the BCSA's representative on the Project Steering Committee for the SCI's : High Strength Steel Design and Execution Guide.

Jeff Garner - Consulting Welding Engineer, Manor Welding Technology Ltd

Presentation title: Welding of High Strength Steels

A Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Welding Institute and International Welding Engineer, Jeff has over 40 years experience in fabrication and welding in a range of key industry sectors including construction, rail, nuclear, petrochemical and Oil & Gas. Along with general welding engineering services, Jeff currently provides Responsible Welding Coordinator (RWC) services to a number of suppliers to the railway industry and support to clients looking towards compliance with the EN 15085 series of standards. He represents the UK railway industry on the European Working Group (WG 31) responsible for revision of the EN 15085 series of standards and is a EN 15085 and ISO 3834 Lead Assessor for TWI Certification Ltd.

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