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Structural Steel Design (Pipe Rack, Shelters, Pipe Supports, Platforms and Ladders)

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Steel is the most used construction material in the USA for industrial buildings, high-rise towers, bridges and other structures. It competes with reinforced concrete in the world because of its many favorable characteristics including high strength, high stiffness, ductility and toughness, speed of erection, competitive cost, etc. Its use in the Middle East region has been mostly confined to industrial plants, offshore structures and warehouses. The lower construction time and it can be used as a temporary structure make it competitive than the concrete structure.

Design of steel structures has widely been based on the Allowable Stress Design based on the AISC. Many designers and fabricators still use the old allowable stress techniques.

The petroleum industry is interesting in modify the structure in case of offshore structures topsides or in the on shore facilities to carry more load or add more machine so the management of change must be considered and important.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Identify modern procedures for the design and erection of structural steel buildings especially for oil and gas industry
  • Apply the knowledge and assist in using new tools for designing and construction the steel structure for new project or modify the existing one
  • Define the interaction between concrete and steel
  • Explain the theoretical and practical application of anchor bolts, machine skid design, construction and installation
  • Illustrate real designs and construction issues to conceive a structural steel system that is safe, economical and constructible
  • Apply the rules of thumb to check the steel structure and modify the deck in case of offshore and onshore structures.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • The Case for Steel Use in Construction
  • Structure System
  • The Comparison between Different Structure System
  • Define the Appraise, Select and Define Step in Steel Structure Projects
  • Available Steel Grades and Sections
  • Codes of Practice for Design, Evolution from Allowable Stress to LRFD and Limit State Design
  • Preparing SOR and BOD
  • Codes and Standards Philosophy

Day 2

  • Selection of Structural Systems
  • Rigidly Connected Frames
  • Plane Trusses
  • Space Trusses
  • Design of Tension Members
  • Design of Compression Members
  • Design of ¾AMS
  • Design of Beam-Columns

Day 3

  • Different Types of Temporary Support
  • Bolted Connections Design
  • Welded Connections Design
  • Fabrication and Erection Of Steel Connection
  • New Methods for Connecting Steel to Concrete
  • Anchor Bolt Design

Day 4

  • Types of Different Soil
  • Choose Suitable Foundation Based on Soil Type
  • The Required Simple Test to Identify the Soil
  • Foundation under Reciprocating and Centrifugal Machine
  • Dynamic Analysis Calculation for Steel Skid
  • Using CFRP in Steel Structure
  • Fabrication and Erection of CFRP

Day 5

  • Design of Composite Beams
  • Design of Composite Columns
  • Design of Composite Slabs
  • Preparation of Fabrication and Erection Shop-Drawings
  • Specifying Structural Steel

## Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for civil engineers who are interested in learning about steel design, design structural engineers, construction engineers, supervision engineers, steel fabricator and planners.


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