Beta Structural Engineering provide industrial cleints with design solutions that include the structural assessment, defects diagnosis, repair specification as well as the design of new facilities. extensions, upgrades and modifications.
STRUCTURAL DESIGN OF INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS
Beta Structural Engineers have extensive experience in the design and modification of all types of industrial building structures. We work with the clients and their asset managers as well as their nominated contractors to select the suitable structural layout using traditional and modern materials.
Our portfolio is expanding and we are resourced to provide civil and structural engineering design services for the following types of industrial buildings:
- Portal frame warehouse-type buildings
- Equipment supporting buildings
- Manufacturing plants (process, food, chemical, manufacture).
- Conversions to and from industrial (change of use and adaptation).
We are often engaged at the early stages of planning or immediately after planning approval. We advise the client and the contractor on the advantages and disadvantages of different structural solutions:
- Steel frames with masonry infill walls
- Concrete frames
- Steel frames with composite slabs
- Steel frames with beam and block floors
We design taking into account the cost implications, the skillset of the contractor, the function and operational details, the spans/loads/layout of the building. Our team uses the latest computer-aided-design CAD tools to design and detail the structural solutions. We support our drawings with a set of specifications that ensures our design are built safely, on time and within budget. We follow up with site visits as and when required to ensure effective communication with the contractor team during construction and to maintain a cooperative team spirit until completion.
Our services include the following:
Design of industrial buildings structures and foundations
Assessment of existing industrial buildings/plants
Refurbishment and repair of industrial buildings
Extension of existing plants and industrial buildings
Addition or upgrade of gantry/monorail beams
Addition or upgrade of equipment and pipe supports
Structural repairs and refurbishment
Structural surveys and condition assessment
Design of vessel platforms
Steel, concrete and composite frames
Design of equipment support structures and foundations
Design of pipe racks structures and foundations
Design of access structures and access platforms
Design of compressor shelters and compressor foundations
Design of foundations for dynamic loads
Refurbishment and modification of existing oil and gas plants
Assessment of refineries and petrochemical plants
Life extension of existing chemical and petrochemical facilities
Modular/Module design, skid design and lifting studies
Design, assessment and modification of offshore platforms