Julian French, Partner
CQP IEng FInstNDT MCQI MWeldI FIAQP
Steelwork Inspection Department
Darlington Office (Steelwork Inspection), 3 Skinnergate, Darlington, Co Durham, DL3 7NB
Tel: 01325 288993
- Quality assurance (steelwork)
- Steelwork inspection and testing
- Protective treatment
Over 35 years experience in quality assurance, inspection and testing, covering steelwork for the civil, structural and offshore industries. Employed by Sandberg since 1975 to advise, inspect, test, monitor and audit fabrication, protective treatment, installation and erection functions for a variety of projects on behalf of the engineer, contractor or client. A considerable practical knowledge-base with sound theoretical education. Considerable experience gained during several years spent overseas in the Far East, Middle East, Europe and Africa.
A wide knowledge of the materials, welding/cutting processes, main non-destructive testing methods and protective treatment associated with steelwork. Extensive knowledge of bridge and building specifications in the UK. Extensive knowledge of the relevant European and ISO standards. Experience of American standards for structures and processing plant.
Involved with issues concerning the use of steelwork in the industry through involvement with various boards and committees, the publication of articles and giving talks/lectures at events and seminars. Provided assistance with the National Structural Steelwork Specification, 5th Edition, and indirectly with BS EN 1090-2.