The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919 to advance the Science, Technology and Application of Welding. The AWS was founded in 1919 in New York City, New York, and later relocated to Miami, Florida.
A duty of a mature AWS member is to examine who we are and what our gifts are so we can know what we have to share.
Scope: Briefly compare the occupational job descriptions of a PE versus a CWI in the United States of America (USA) and the State PE Boards.
Accurate occupational job descriptions are a dynamic topic with the USA and every state. There are hundreds of different types of PE and CWI jobs. To find out about descriptions of the many PE and construction inspector occupations, it is suggested that all serious inquiries be directed to a handbook of listings published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (USBL). The USBL has an Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projects in Washington D.C. that manages this publication.
With the explosion of welding and metallurgical websites on the internet, why should anyone use a forensic welding engineer / expert? It is so easy to go online and find welding engineering data, equipment specifications, electrode parameters, welder blogs and perhaps even examples of weld failure assessments by others in many countries from years ago? Who would want to present these findings in court?
Numerous engineering catastrophes have been traced to the use of incorrect materials. The resources allocated for materials identification and control depend upon the consequences of a component failure that would result from using incorrect materials.
Train employees in how to deal with vendors, and provide written procedures. You can also take specific steps to protect against mistakes with incoming material and consumables. As a general rule, when the distance from a vendor increases, there is an even greater justification for pre-shipment inspections. The same material from different vendors may be different. Quality, heat treatment, dimensional inconsistencies, and chemical composition tests may vary with vendor. Material Test Reports (MTRs) may be requested for deliveries and should coincide with the actual material received.