Industrial Steel Building Design Course

4 Sessions

This course, delivered in 4 sessions focuses on practical and economical solutions for framing a typical industrial steel building to the requirements of the 2020 National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) and the pertinent provisions of CSA Standard S16-19 (S16). The course material will reference the new fourth edition of the Crane-Supporting Steel Structures: Design Guide and feature design examples. 

This course also has the following goals:

  • Identify the unique environmental and mechanical loading conditions in industrial steel buildings
  • Learn the applicability and limitations of current codes and standards in Canada, with a comparison to other jurisdictions
  • Select the most cost-effective framing schemes
  • Tips for cost-effective design
  • Design crane-supporting girders, stepped columns, purlins and girts, lateral force resisting systems, roof trusses and efficient connections
  • Understand serviceability considerations and limitations
  • Design for high and low temperatures
  • Learn the implications of seismic provisions for these structures

 Other topics include fatigue, standing seam roofs, rehabilitation, tolerances, and coatings.

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