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NDT Training Spotlight: Construction Industry

calendar Apr. 06, 2020user-iconTXNDT
TXNDT NDT contractors on a construction site

In the construction field, it goes without saying that the materials and equipment used are high-risk and can put many technicians in danger if they are not operating at top capacity.

Nondestructive testing is a security measure known for ensuring the safety and quality of assets in a variety of fields. In today’s article, we feature another NDT Training Spotlight: The Construction Industry.

Testing Assets

In the construction industry, projects must be completed in a timely manner, but with precision and excellence. As such, inspections are often performed to ensure that all assets are fully operational.

It is vital that all equipment functions properly for a number of reasons: on one hand, malfunctioning assets could lead to poorly constructed projects that derail your timeline and disappoint customers; on the other hand, construction employees are performing their jobs with the assistance of dangerous equipment. It is paramount that any and all equipment is functional because a malfunction can result in injury or even death for workers.

Testing Performed

The types of nondestructive testing used in the construction industry include (but are certainly not limited to):

In many circumstances, nondestructive testing methods used in the construction field are performed on Steel.

The steel in a construction project can have a direct impact on the overall structural integrity of the completed project as a whole. Technicians perform a number of inspections on steel weldments to insure solid homogeneous steel is functioning per the engineered design.

Penetrant, ultrasonic, and magnetic particle testing are all common methods for determining the uniformity of steel weldments in a construction project without causing damage to the part or structure.

Training Required

Technicians looking for training in these types of nondestructive testing can get crucial hours of hands-on experience under the guidance of seasoned professionals with training from TXNDT. View the 2020 Course Catalog for more details on NDT course offerings.

Assets used in the construction industry are high-risk and require the skills of an accomplished technician.The individuals inspecting construction assets like concrete and heavy machinery must be highly trained professionals with ample hands-on experience to sufficiently perform inspections and evaluations.

NDT technicians who want to work in the construction industry should seek out on-going training and continue taking nondestructive testing courses to stay up-to-date on all of the latest NDT practices.

Whether it is the construction industry, infrastructure, or renewable energy, opportunities abound in the nondestructive testing field for technicians with a variety of interests. If you’re an engineer looking for ways to develop your skills and broaden your horizons, NDT training is the perfect place to start.

From introductory NDT courses to NDT Level III Certification, we ensure that personnel are qualified and equipped to best serve their job functions and stay aware of any and all compliance needs and specifications.

If you or your staff are looking for ways to expand your skills and broaden your career opportunities through nondestructive testing courses, give us a call today at 281-231-0001 or visit our website for more information.