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PROJECT BRIEF

STRUCTURAL STEEL DESIGN


Prepared by David Yeoh
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2015

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THE JOB
You are the COMPANY.
The lecturer is the CLIENT.
The COMPANY has been awarded a JOB to
propose a design for a STUDENT
RESIDENTIAL MEDIUM-RISE BUILDING
WITH COMMUNAL HALL / BUS STATION /
STADIUM GRAND STAND in UTHM.
The JOB consist of Part A, Part B, and Part C.
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THE JOB PART A


In this part, you must demonstrate that
you understand the fundamentals of load
path, layout planning and stability of
structures.
Using the given JOB, demonstrate this by
submitting sufficient information to
convince your CLIENT that the COMPANY
is capable of Part A.
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THE JOB PART B


In this part, you must demonstrate that
you can recognise and identify existing
steel structures and different type of
connections.
Demonstrate this by submitting real
images and relevant drawing detail to
convince your CLIENT that the COMPANY
is capable of Part B.
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THE JOB PART C


Part C is divided into 3 sub-sections.
The deliverables of Part C involves
structural layout, design calculations,
drawing and detailing of the JOB.

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THE JOB PART C section 1


Provide clear drawings of the JOB. These
must include:
(1) structural layout
(2) important cross-sections
(3) important connections detailing
All drawing and detailing must be
clearly labeled.
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THE JOB PART C section 2


Provide work design calculations for
(1) one of each structural element: (a) truss,
(b) column, (c) restrained beam, (d)
unrestrained beam; and
(2) one of each connection: (a) gusset joint in
truss, (b) truss to column, (c) column to base,
(d) beam to column.
The structural elements and connections
designed in this Section 2 must be clearly
labeled in Section 1
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THE JOB PART C section 3


Prepare an Excel design spreadsheet for
(1) column
(2) restrained beam
(3) unrestrained beam

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THE COMPANY

Must be no more than 5 members.


Every member must be active member.
Passive members will not be given marks.
One CEO must be appointed.
CEO must distribute work equally among
members.

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THE ASSESSMENT
Consist of 20% of the whole course
Outcomes that will be assessed:
Critical thinking and problem solving
(CLO1) [5%]
Practical and technical skills (CLO2)
[7.5%]
Communication skills (CLO3) [lecturer
5% + peer 2.5% = 7.5%]
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THE DELIVERABLES
REPORT
Executive Summary
Part A
Part B
Part C Sections 1, 2 and 3

GROUP PRESENTATION (week 14) 10


minutes each group
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START WORK RIGHT AWAY

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Stability

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How is stability of structure


achieved?
Introducing
Rigid joints

Introducing
shear walls
or bracing

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Load path how do loads move?

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How to start? Plan a layout


Base on an architectural drawing
Or base on just identifying the functions of
the facility

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Diagrams taken from Understanding Structures by Fuller Moore

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Which direction of structural layout is better?


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What system solution is better? Timber or steel


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This is a structural layout

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More examples of structural layout

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The End

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