Participants at the WTIA 4th IIW research and collaboration colloquium.

From 5th to 7th November, as part of its National Welding Capability Project, WTIA hosted the 4th International Institute of Welding (IIW) Welding research and collaboration colloquium.

With over 85 speakers and delegates from 12 different countries, the Colloquium was a unique and outstanding forum which brought together representatives from local and global industry and research to exchange ideas and establish cooperative networks for future communication and development.

In a spirit of long-term partnership and collaboration with WTIA and HERA, NZ Welding Centre Manager Dr Michail Karpenko participated in the Event presenting a paper: Brittle fracture assessment of welded seismic connections – a practical approach.

The author encouraged potential cooperation with international experts in the field in order to validate and improve the proposed assessment procedures for seismic joints.

The Colloquium was an initiative of the IIW Welding Research Strategy and Collaboration Group with the key objective to analyse the growth of welding research around the world. HERA represents New Zealand Industry at IIW.

A full report on the Colloquium is available here.

WTIA CEO Emeritus Mr Chris Smallbone handing over Certificate of Appreciation to our General Manager Welding Centre Dr Michail Karpenko.