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Welding of Aluminum for Engineers

April 29, 2015
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Lunch Will be Provided
The Apprentice School
3101 Washington Avenue
Alumni Room, 1st Floor
Newport News, Virginia 23607

The seminar for this season is a condensed and informative one day course that the Eastern Virginia Chapter has arranged with one of the country's foremost authorities on aluminum structures and aluminum welding. This seminar provides the following advantages to you and your employer:


Download the registration/information form for detailed information about the seminar and instructions for registering. Note that you must fill out and mail in a registration form no matter how you pay for the seminar.

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Reservations On or Before
April 15, 2015
On or After
April 16, 2015
ASM Member $495 $645
Non-Member $545 $695


Mr. Randy Kissell, P.E.
The TGB Partnership, Hillsborough NC

Course Overview:

Welding of aluminum is not like welding steel, but is it more difficult or just different? How can trouble be avoided when designing or specifying aluminum welds? These questions will be answered and other topics will be discussed:

About the Instructor:

Mr. Randy Kissell, P.E., is a senior partner with the TGB Partnership, an engineering firm specializing in aluminum structural design. He is a graduate of Cornell University, with over 38 years of experience designing aluminum structures, including more than 1,000 clear span roofs, some of which have been featured in Civil Engineering and Engineering NewsRecord magazines. He is a co-author of Aluminum Structures, A Guide to Their Specifications and Design, published by John Wiley and now in its 2nd edition.

Mr. Kissell has conducted aluminum design seminars for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) since 2001 and has given presentations at numerous ASCE Structures Congresses and for building code officials, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Federal Highway Administration, and the American Welding Society. He has been a licensed structural engineer and contractor in many states, and is Secretary of the American Welding Society's Aluminum Welding Subcommittee and Aluminum Association’s Engineering Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the American Petroleum Institute’s Aboveground Storage Tank committee, ASTM Light Metals committee, and the Canadian Standards Association Technical Committee on Strength Design in Aluminum.

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