11th Weld Cracking Symposium 2020


Weld Cracking Symposium 2020

The 11th Weld Cracking Symposium is a continuation of the long running and very popular AWS conference series.

In 2020, this symposium will directly precede the AWS Inspection Conference and focus on the subjects of weldment cracking & inspection techniques/technology. This event will provide the fabrication and construction industry, as well as owner/operators, with leading information on cracking mechanisms, materials of construction, inspection methods and mitigation techniques.

The conference program will be designed to bring together engineers, inspection specialists, fabrication leads and managers for an engaging and educational event. Leaders in the construction & inspection industries will present the latest information and create an engaging environment for knowledge sharing. For those wanting to improve their knowledge base and increase their network, the conference will provide the perfect setting to catch up on the latest industry developments, trends and technologies.

11th Weld Cracking Symposium 2020*

 

January 20, 2020
The Hyatt Downtown
Houston, TX

*Held before the 2020 Inspection Conference as an additional workshop
 


AWS CONTACT

Alina Blanco
305 443.9353 x218 | ablanco@aws.org


 
Hyatt Regency Hotel

 


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Registration Opens June 2019

Notification for Registration

Weld Cracking Symposium

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE


MONDAY / Jan 20th

• Registration Open 8:00 am – 9:00 am
• Sessions 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
• Attendee Lunch noon – 1:00 pm


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Eckardt

Thomas Eckardt

Chair
Mr. Eckardt is currently an Asset Integrity Engineer and Continuous Improvement Manager for Ashland, a leading specialty chemical company. His principal function involves fabrication inspections of new equipment, implementation and management of inspection plan requirements, and improving fixed asset utilization. Previously he worked as product development engineer at Select-Arc, Inc specializing in FCAW, MCAW and tubular SAW electrode development. He began his career as field welding engineer at the Chicago Bridge & Iron company (now McDermott), working on a variety of storage tank, pressure vessel and LNG facility projects.

Mr. Eckardt holds a BSc from The Ohio State University in Welding Engineering and is an AWS Certified Weld Inspector. He holds API 653 Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector, API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector & API 570 Piping Inspector certifications. Mr. Eckardt is a member of the AWS A5 Committee for Filler Metals and Allied Materials, as well as the A5D & A5J subcommittees. He is also Chairman of the Columbus, OH AWS Section (036).

Brian Laite

Brian Laite

Co-Chair
Mr. Laite is a Senior Staff, NDT Level III with Leak Testing Specialists, Inc. of Orlando and holds an ASNT NDT Level III in LT, MT, PT, RT, UT and VT. He is a 20 year member of the American Welding Society and has 25 years’ experience in the Welding Engineering Technology and Nondestructive Testing fields, world-wide. He is also an contributing Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel code, Sect. V, Main Committee and various Sub Groups for Surface Examination Methods and Working Groups for RT and UT. He is an Associate Member of the Certification Management Council (CMC) and sits on various other committees for the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT).

ATTENDEE PRICING

SYMPOSIUM ATTENDEE PRICING


AWS Conference Attendee Pricing

REGISTRATION INCLUDES
• Morning and Afternoon Breaks
• 1 Lunch

TECHNICAL PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
• Full program by TBD
• Up to — PDH Hours earned

Member

Non Member

Early Bird (Before Aug 1, 2019) $175 $275
Regular $275 $375
 

Registration Opens June 2019

 

All cancellations MUST BE IN WRITING. If you cancel 35 DAYS PRIOR to the school you will receive a refund of 50%. If you cancel from 34 DAYS to 3 DAYS PRIOR to the school you will receive a refund of 10%. NO REFUNDS will be given 3 DAYS or less prior to the school.

HOTEL / VENUE

Hyatt Regency Hotel
+1 713 654 1234

1200 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas, 77002


Hyatt Regency Downtown Houston

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Centered in the heart of downtown Houston, Hyatt Regency Houston is an iconic hotel within walking distance of events at the Convention Center, Toyota Center, and Minute Maid Stadium. With an inside entrance to the 7-mile downtown tunnel system, you can easily get to your meeting or have a taste of Houston’s unique culinary scene. Our Houston hotel includes over 71,000 square feet of meeting space, a heated outdoor pool, three onsite dining options, and the most personalized and caring service in Downtown.

Having to travel away from the office on business should not limit your productivity. Hyatt Regency Downtown Houston provides business travelers with the convenience of a staffed FedEx Office® Print & Ship Center, located on-site in the lobby near the elevators. Here, you can utilize a wide variety of services, including but not limited to:

Color printing
PC workstations with internet access
Faxing services
Oversized prints and banners
Document creation services


Hyatt Regency Exterior
Hyatt Regency Houston

SPONSORSHIPS

Refreshment Break Sponsorship – $500

(2 Available*)
Benefits Include:
• Company name and logo on signage placed at the refreshment break site for duration of break
• Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference
• Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation September 15, 2019)
• Company name and link displayed on conference “Welcome” Web page and included on all promotional emails
* Sponsor responsible for providing giveaway item. Giveaway item must be approved by AWS. Sponsor may choose to ship giveaway to AWS by September 15, 2019, or sponsor can bring item to conference for distribution.

Lunch Sponsorship – $500

(Exclusive*)
Benefits Include:
• Company name and logo on signage placed during lunch
• Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference
• Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by September 15, 2019)
• Company name and link displayed on conference “Welcome” Web page and included on all promotional emails
* Sponsor responsible for providing giveaway item. Giveaway item must be approved by AWS. Sponsor may choose to ship giveaway to AWS by September 15, 2019, or sponsor can bring item to conference for distribution.



 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Alina Blanco
305 443.9353 x218 | ablanco@aws.org





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