Upcoming Conference: 2016, Purdue University
A future conference / workshop is
planned for 2016 and will be held at Purdue University.
We are currently looking for sponsors. Purdue is home to the S-BRITE
Center Bridge Component Gallery, which houses parts of metal bridges
of various ages and stages of deterioration. This display allows
students to research and learn about bridge deterioration and
develop ways to maintain these bridges. Purdue University is also
involved in a research project called Member-level Redundancy in
Riveted Built-up Steel Girders, an important research project for
the preservation of riveted structures. Please
contact Vern Mesler for more information or if you are
interested being a sponsor for this conference.
Testimonials from past conferences:
• “The combination of historic and engineering information was great
because it is hard to come by; I enjoyed the broad range of experts”
• “Excellent facility”
• “Hands-on, it is one thing to hear about a technique but much more
helpful to do it”
• “The hands-on activities were tremendous, the staff was very
knowledgeable, and patience was abundant, the facility was perfect
for this conference/training”
Iron & Steel Preservation Conference / Workshop
Lansing Community College, West Campus
Iron & Steel Preservation Conference, Lansing Community College Website
Lansing Community College West Campus
5708 Cornerstone Drive
Lansing, Michigan 48917
Conference Workshop Coordinator Coordinator: Vern Mesler
send an email for more information.
Repair, rehabilitation and restoration
of metals is essential for preservation of metal structures, and the
electric arc welding process is a valuable tool for preservation
projects that involve both historic and contemporary metals. For
those who are responsible for making decisions for preservation or
the training of those performing the work, Lansing Community College
can design a welding course that meets your requirements.
Other training courses include:
• Braze welding
• Flame straightening
• Hot riveting with a field rivet hammers
Customized arc welding courses are being
offered at Lansing Community College, West Campus, Lansing,
Michigan. These courses can be designed for individuals or groups
for either introductory or advanced training in the Flux Cored Arc
Welding (FCAW), Metal Cored Arc Welding (MCAW), and Shielded Metal
Arc Welding (SMAW) processes.
Depending on the client's needs, customized courses can include
lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on activities with instructions
on the essential variables (voltage, amperage, and other operating
parameters) of the arc welding processes.
• Safety procedures used in the Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Metal
Cored Arc Welding (MCAW) and Shielded Metal Arc Welding processes.
• Equipment used in the FCAW, MCAW and SMAW processes, including
power sources, flow meters, guns and wire feeders. The selection of
gases and wire combinations for different metals.
• Electrode and wire AWS classification system for the FCAW, MCAW
and SMAW processes.
• Proper set-up procedures for amperage (wire feed speed); effects
of voltage and gas flow for FCAW and MCAW processes; effect of
amperage for SMAW.
• Weld gauges for measuring fillet welds (in the flat and horizontal
positions) and groove welds.
Weld defects and discontinuities, their causes and repair
procedures, and methods for reducing distortion.
Rates depend on the number of hours of
training. Sample rates are as follows:
• $2,500 an eight hour course with one instructor and five students
• $3,600 sixteen hour course with one instructor and five students
• $4,650 twenty four hour course with one instructor and five
Lansing Community College is authorized to award Continuing
Education Credits (CEUs) for these customized training courses.
• Lansing Community College has on staff American Welding Society
certified welding inspectors (CWI) who can conduct Standard AWS
certification tests for the FCAW, MCAW, and SMAW processes. The
costs for certification testing are separate from the course,
arrangements to be made directly with the CWIs
Of Interest To
• State and Federal Departments of
Transportation (DOTs, FHWA)
• State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs)
• Ironworkers, Steel fabricators
• General Contractors
• Preservationists, Historians Students and Educators
Contact Vern Mesler
Iron & Steel Preservation Coordinator
Lansing Community College