The Welding Institute

Structures and Infrastructure Technical Group (TG1) 


The Structures and Infrastructure Technical Group covers the production of components and assemblies using various welding processes.
The topics discussed include design for manufacture and performance, forming, cutting, heat treatment, fabrication and distortion control; manufacturing support systems and associated standards including welding co-ordination and Factory Production Control for CE/UKCA marking.

The Technical Group meetings focus on relevant current developments and provide a forum to network and exchange ideas.

Meet the TG1 Chair

Julian French CQP IEng FInstNDT MCQI MWeldI FIAQP

Julian has nearly 50 years of industrial experience in structural steelwork. After Head Wrightson Ltd., he joined the London based consultancy Sandberg LLP in 1975 and became a Partner in 2010, Sandberg’s 150th anniversary.

Prior to being office based, much of the first 25 years involved secondment to design consultants and certification bodies. Projects were worldwide and typically included the manufacture, installation and erection of offshore structures, bridges and buildings.

Julian sat on a number of TWI CL committees and boards prior to semi-retirement in 2021 but still assists in the preparation of a number of UK specifications and standards.

Forthcoming event

The Carbon Borders Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) and Steel

11 July 2024

11:00PM - 12:00PM (UK Time)


Can't make it on the day?

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

Some of our previous events

  • Welding for Refurbishment and Reused Steel

  • Inspection and Testing Requirements for Building and Bridge Works in the UK

  • Back-to-Basics: Welding of Reinforcing Bars - Materials, Methods and Pitfalls
  • The Use of High Strength Steels for Structures
  • Recent Advancement in Welding Processes and Weld Monitoring
  • Weld Quality
  • Normal Advances in Additive Manufacturing
  • Laser Welding in Manufacturing
  • Structural Steel Fabrication in accordance with the latest EN Standard BS EN 1090-2 2018
  • Welding in the Railway Industry
  • Structural Steelwork – Specifying the Future
  • Fabrication Quality: Meeting Expectations?

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

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

Other Technical Groups

Welding and Joining Processes

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Offshore Energy   

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Pressure and
Process Plant

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 Structural Integrity   


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       Polymers and                   Composites  

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    NDT and Condition            Monitoring

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