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TLN - High Strength Bolt Installation for Field Personnel

  • Dec 14, 2017 (1:30 - 4:00 pm Central Time) – Video Conference

Course Description

High strength bolting is a fundamental element in the construction of modern steel structures. A working knowledge of bolting design, fabrication, and installation techniques is essential during all aspects of the construction process including inspection. This presentation will advance your understanding of the theory and application of structural bolting and apply that knowledge to a variety of situations in transportation. This presentation will mostly focus on the inspection, installation, and testing of the bolts. Participants will learn receipt, storage, and documentation procedures, bolt conditions, tensioning procedures, capacity testing, installation procedures, post-installation inspection, and tower and light mast anchorage.


Lonnie Anderson is a certified welding inspector (CWI) and Level II nondestructive testing (NDT) specialist with a technical college certificate in welding and an associate’s degree in NDT. He has a thorough understanding of welding processes for a variety of materials and over twenty years of experience in structural steel welding, fabrication, and inspection. Lonnie has supervised the welding fabrication of steel, aluminum, and stainless steel elements of equipment and structures. He is a lead inspector for shop fabrication and on-site inspection of steel connections performing visual inspections (VT), ultrasonic testing (UT), magnetic particle testing (MT), dye penetrate testing (PT), shear stud inspection, metal deck weld inspection, and bolt tension inspection. Lonnie develops and performs the review and approval of weld procedure qualification records (PQR), weld procedure specifications (WPS), and welder qualifications.

Bill Hardy is a certified welding inspector (CWI), Level III NDT specialist, and certified bridge inspector (CBI) with significant experience in visual inspection and nondestructive testing (NDT) of steel ancillary structures, bridges, large hydraulic steel structures (HSS), and buildings. He has a thorough understanding of welding processes and procedures and has over 15 years of experience in structural steel welding, fabrication, quality control and quality assurance for bridges (Fracture Critical and Non-Fracture Critcal) and other complex structures. Typical project duties include visual weld inspection, conventional ultrasonic (shear and straight beam), phased array ultrasonic testing and magnetic particle testing on weldments, review of high strength bolted connections, and review of protective coating surface preparation and material application, witnessing and documenting welding procedure qualifications. He routinely and effectively communicates with contractors, clients, and engineers on the work performed to note discrepancies and possible options to remedy these issues. Bill has supervised welding and fabrication of large steel structures, including fabrication of highway bridges. He is a lead inspector under our current contracts with the US Army Corps of Engineers to provide third-party quality assurance and inspection services for large scale hydraulic steel structures being fabricated for several Districts.

Target Audience

Construction, maintenance, bridge, materials and design personnel.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, November 30, 2017

More Info

The above resource and more can be accessed by visiting the TLN Learning Management System (LMS).

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