This 8 hour course (4 modules) focuses on practical and economical solutions for framing a typical industrial building to the requirements of the 2010 National Building Code of Canada and the pertinent provisions of CSA Standard S16-14. Whenever possible, relevant provisions in the soon to be published NBCC 2015 will be discussed. The course material will reference the new third edition of the Crane-Supporting Steel Structures: Design Guide and feature a completely reworked design example.

This course also has the following goals:

  • Identify the unique environmental and mechanical loading conditions in industrial 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

Who should benefit?

  • Structural engineers and others who design steel structures
  • Inspectors and code officials involved in the approvals process
  • Detailers, erectors and other industry personnel who connect structural steel components
  • Professors and lecturers involved in teaching steel design courses