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Cutting, assembling, and repairing steel structures from buildings and bridges to construction equipment, using a wide range of metals.
Construction metal work involves the skills required to mark out, cut and assemble, repair and maintain steel structures and substructures. A construction metalworker must have a good knowledge of mathematical calculations and geometrical techniques, and be able to interpret engineering drawings to lay out, cut, shape, and accurately assemble sheet/plate into structures. They must be able to fabricate small to large structures and check them for correct dimensions, square, parallel, and flatness.
A construction metalworker uses a range of cutting and shaping tools and equipment to prepare sections for assembly and a variety of standard welding processes to assemble and join these materials.
Construction metal work serves industries that include dairy, pharmaceutical and chemical industries, and civil engineering projects that may involve steel structures for buildings, bridges or lifting equipment.
Important elements of the challenge include:
Competitors will be tasked with interpreting engineering drawings.
Next, competitors will mark out, cut and assemble a simple steel structure as laid out in the blueprint.
Judges will be critiquing Competitors on their welding and joining techniques.
The finished structure should be assembled to a high standard with accurate dimensions.
|Medallion for Excellence||717||Tao Bian||China|
|Medallion for Excellence||709||Naoto Enshu||Japan|
|Medallion for Excellence||702||Aaron Ronan||Ireland|
|Medallion for Excellence||700||Brett Mcpaul||Australia|
|Medallion for Excellence||700||GUAN-YU CHEN||Chinese Taipei|
|680||Macaulay Reavill||United Kingdom|
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