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On-Site Training - Structural Design of Industrial Facilities

Structural Design of Industrial Facilities (PDF)

Purpose and Background 

It is essential to understand the issues that affect stability, safety, and serviceability. Efficient structural design of industrial facilities requires engineers to possess integrated knowledge of theories and practices, which are among the topics covered during ASCE's Structural Design of Industrial Facilities. This course imparts structural design of industrial facilities in a systematic manner starting with different types of structural systems and essential subsystems including crane runways, mill buildings, combined columns, and industrial floors.

The instructor will review the analysis of elevated floors subjected to moving loads (traffic) and establishes structural design procedures, illustrating them with numerical examples similar to those typically encountered in design offices. The course concludes with the exchange of ideas on economic considerations for the design of industrial facilities.

Seminar Benefits 

Attendees will gain from a unique course that covers problems, and solutions involved with the design of industrial facilities while benefitting from a broad range of topics covered, with design procedures and real-life practical examples. This course is intended to introduce theoretical concepts and practical methods to design industrial facilities. Attendees will learn design of crane runways, mill buildings, slabs on grade, elevated floors, and foundations for industrial facilities as well as become familiarized to the concepts of stability and serviceability.

Summary Outline 

Earn 1.4 Continuing Education Units (1.4 CEUs)

  • Introduction
  • Structural Systems and Components
  • Walls
  • Structural Failures
  • Elevated Floors
  • Industrial Floors on Grade       
  • Crane Runways   
  • Design of Mill Buildings and Combined Columns
  • Foundations
  • Connections and Anchorages    
  • Structure Stability     
  • Serviceability

Who Should Attend 

  • Structural designers
  • Structural engineers
  • Consultants
  • Architectural engineers
  • Plant engineers
  • Facility owners
  • Building manufactures
  • Contractors
  • Municipal engineers and other regulatory agency engineers who influence the design, location, and the use of industrial facilities

Seminar Instructor 

Kasi V. Bendapudi, P.E., S.E., B.S., M.S., M.ASCE, is a registered professional engineer in 23 states. Mr. Bendapudi is a structural engineering consultant based in Dallas, Texas. He has over 30 years of design experience in structural engineering. Mr. Bendapudi specializes in the design of heavy industrial, manufacturing, and hi-tech facilities and is responsible for the structural design of numerous industrial and manufacturing facilities in the United States and overseas. His experience includes evaluation of structural deficiencies and damage assessment; failure analysis of equipment foundations and superstructure; evaluation of construction defects; structure stability and safety; and reconstruction of construction accidents and failures.

Mr. Bendapudi is a certified Structures Specialist - FEMA, National Urban Search and Rescue (US &R) Response Operations. He is a recipient of the Educational Achievement Award from the College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin at Madison (extension) and has published several articles in the area of structural design of industrial facilities.

Contact Information 

All of ASCE's face-to-face seminars are available for On-Site Training. For details and/or needs-based training programs, please complete the online request form or contact:

John Wyrick
Senior Manager, On-Site Training Worldwide
ASCE Continuing Education
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, VA 20191-4400
Tel.: 703-295-6184 
Lauren Obermeier
Senior Coordinator, On-Site Training Worldwide
ASCE Continuing Education
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, VA 20191-4400
Tel.: 703-295-6432 

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