Industrial Building Design

Robert A. (Bob) MacCrimmon, P. Eng.
Senior Civil/Structural Specialist

Bob MacCrimmon. P.Eng. is a Senior Civil/Structural specialist in the Hatch Niagara Falls office. Bob has more than 40 years experience in design and construction in the industrial/marine environment, member of the AISC task group for design of industrial structures, has been a member of the CSA S-16 committee and is the author of the CISC Design Guide “Crane-Supporting Steel Structures”. Recent projects include the reconstruction of the Halifax Shipyard.

Bob is the author of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction publication titled “Crane-Supporting Steel Structures Design Guide.”

Logan Callele, M.Sc., P. Eng.
Structural Engineer
McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.



Logan is a consulting structural engineer working with McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. out of Cranbrook, BC. Logan’s projects range from across the structural building spectrum from commercial/institutional through industrial including some unique crane supporting structures. Logan’s prior experience also includes acting as the Engineering Manager for Waiward, in Edmonton, Alberta, where he worked on several industrial projects in Western Canada and NWT, including both new and renovation work with mining and the major oilsands sites in Alberta. He has also been involved in mining and bridge projects as well as fire and disaster demolition and reconstruction at both petro-chemical and mining industrial facilities.

Logan completing his studies at the University of Alberta (B.Sc. 2002, M.Sc. 2004) and is currently a member of the Canadian Standards Association Technical Committee on Steel Structures for Buildings, publisher of CAN/CSA Standard S16 ”Limits States Design of Steel Structures”.

Full Course Description

Building a cost-effective industrial building structure takes extensive planning in order to be successful. So, in conjunction with the third edition of the CISC Crane-Supporting Steel Structure: Design Guide and updated design examples, we are offering an exclusive live online course that provides a clear understanding of the most practical and economical solutions for framing a typical industrial building to the requirements of CSA Standard S16-14 and NBC 2015.

Crane-Supporting Steel Structures – Design Guide, 3rd Edition may be purchased at this link:

The AISC publication referenced in this webinar can be found at the following:

Print Version:—print

PDF Version:

  • Code Provisions & Design Standards
  • Course Building Design Example Overview
  • Support for Cladding
  • Building Frames
  • Standing Seam Roofing Systems
  • Crane Runways – Overview
  • Crane Runway Beam Design Example
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Building Analysis and Design Example
  • Costs and Coatings
  • Rehabilitation
  • Stepped Columns
  • Temperature and Toughness
  • Connections
  • Boiler Supports

4 Sessions | Fee $185 / session | 0.6 CEUs

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Dates Available

Times indicated are EST/EDT

Session 1: March 23, 2021

Session 1: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (1 hr) | Register

Alternative Date: April 12, 2021

Session 1: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (1 hr) | Register

Session 2: March 23, 2021

Session 2: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM (2 hrs) | Register

Alternative Date: April 13, 2021

Session 2: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (2 hrs) | Register

Session 3: March 30, 2021

Session 3: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (1.5 hrs) | Register

Alternative Date: April 14, 2021

Session 3: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (1.5 hrs) | Register

Session 4: March 30, 2021

Session 4: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM (1.5 hrs) | Register

Alternative Date: April 15, 2021

Session 4: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (1.5 hrs) | Register

This course focuses on practical and economical solutions for framing a typical industrial building to the requirements of the 2015 National Building Code of Canada and the pertinent provisions of CSA Standard S16-14. The course material will reference the third edition of the Crane-Supporting Steel Structures: Design Guide and feature a completely reworked design example.

Seismic design requirements and considerations are covered in a separate webinar titled “Seismic Design of Industrial Steel Structures + CSA S16-14 Annex M”. The webinar utilizes the same design example as this Industrial Building Design course.

  1. Code Provisions & Design Standards
  2. Course Building Design Example Overview
  3. Support for Cladding
  4. Building Frames
  5. Standing Seam Roofing Systems
  6. Crane Runways – Overview
  7. Crane Runway Beam Design Example
  8. Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  9. Building Analysis and Design Example
  10. Costs and Coatings
  11. Rehabilitation
  12. Stepped Columns
  13. Temperature and Toughness
  14. Connections
  15. Boiler Supports

This course 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
  • Engineers and others who design and/or fabricate industrial building structures
  • Owners, inspectors and code officials involved in the approvals process
  • Detailers, erectors and other industry personnel who connect structural steel components