Design of Structural Steel Buildings

Structural Steel Buildings - Design and Practices
Civil Engineering

To help learners understand the concepts and practical aspects in the design and construction of steel buildings.

About the Course

This course deals with a comprehensive coverage of steel building design with end-to-end design of multi-storeyed steel buildings – from conceptualization to completion, with design aspects starting from the project requirements, site specific activities like, earthworks and geotechnical investigation.

Computation of vertical loads including MEP services as well as lateral loads like wind and earthquake are assessed in practical building design and the selection and design of the load resisting system is also covered.

Start to end processes of an example commercial building design using STAAD.Pro software with industry practices including load calculation, structural scheme selection, preliminary design, modelling, analysis, design, GFC drawings, fabrication and erection drawings, quantification, execution and inspection are covered in this course. Other aspects like integration of non-structural elements like facades and service equipment supporting systems, building information modelling (BIM) etc., are also covered.

Course Objectives

The objective of the course is:

  • To provide an understanding of practical aspects of structural steel building design
  • To cover the various aspects like selection and planning of structural system, connections, and its components, evaluation of actual loads, integration of architectural and services requirements
  • To explain the structural modelling, analysis & design, fabrication, execution and inspection of a structural steel building
Key topics
Learning Outcomes

 On successful completion of the course, the learners will be able to:

  • Interpret site specific aspects of the structure like geotechnical investigations and project requirements
  • Develop design basis requirements including building functionalities, durability and materials
  • Compute loads of various elements & services, in line with industry practices, that acts on various structural elements of a steel building
  • Design appropriate vertical & lateral load resisting systems for the various loads acting on the building
  • Carry out the analysis & optimum design of a multi storeyed steel building using STAAD.Pro software, adhering to the codal requirements and connection design.
Civil Engineering Stack
Our Experts
Dr. C V R Murty
Chief Mentor - Civil Engineering - L&T EduTech Professor, IIT Madras; Founding Dean - IIT Jodhpur

Area of Expertise:
Structural Engineering, Earthquake Resistant Design

Balasubramanian R
Lead SME - Civil Engineering - L&T EduTech; M.Tech - IIT Madras

Area of Expertise:
Steel and Concrete structures, Pre-Engineered Buildings, Design Management

L.S. Kannan
Head - Concrete Management Department (Buildings & Factories), L&T Construction; 36 years of experience

Area of Expertise:
Concrete Technology,  Light Weight Concrete & NDT, High Strength and Performance Concrete,  3D Printing, Green Concrete Production

K Veerappan
Head - Engineering Design and Research Centre (Buildings & Factories), L&T Construction; M.E - CEG; 35+ years of experience

Area of Expertise
Concrete & Steel Buildings, Equipment Foundations, Pre-stressed & Pre-cast Structures,Silos & Bins, Chimneys, Water & Sewage Treatment Plant Structures

Dr. Shiv Shanker
PhD (Structural Engg) – University of Texas Austin; 20 years of experience in the industry

Area of Expertise
Structural Engineering Design, Tall Buildings

Dr. Sreenath S
PhD - IIT Madras; 9 years of industry experience and 6 years of research experience

Area of Expertise
Steel and Composite Buildings, Offshore Structures, Advanced Analysis of Steel Frames 

V. Jaya Pragash
Head - Geotechnical Engineering - Residential Buildings and Factories, BNF IC, L&T Construction; ME (Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering); 22 years of experience

Area of Expertise
Geotechnical Engineering

Dr. S. Rajkumar
Head - Centre for Excellence & Futuristic Department - Building & Factories, IC, L&T Construction; 20+ years of experience

Area of Expertise
Energy Analysis for Buildings, Thermal Comfort, Building Audit & Architectural Acoustics 

C. Mekala
PhD - IIT Madras

Area of Expertise
Solid Waste Management, Contaminant Transport,  Water Treatment, Microbial Fuel Cells

Dhinesh K
M. Tech - NIT Calicut

Area of Expertise
Structural Engineering, Steel Structures,
Offshore Structures, Pre-Engineered Buildings 



Krishna Madhu
M. Tech - NIT Nagpur

Area of Expertise
Environmental Engineering, Water & Waste Water Treatment, PHE Design 



Amitendra Sarkar
B.E (Civil), Head - System Upgradation & Standardisation, Centre of Excellence - Formwork; 24+ years of experience in the formwork industry

Area of Expertise
Design (High-Rise, Bridge Pylons, Automatic Climbing Formwork systems), Product Development, Modern Formwork Techniques

T. Jagannath
M.E (Structural Engineering) - GCE Salem; DGM - Centre of Excellence - Formwork; 17 years of industry experience

Area of Expertise
Formwork Engineering and Execution, Design, Planning, Digitalisation, Formwork for Residential Buildings, High-Rise/Tall Structures, Factories, etc. 

D. Arunkumar
B.E (Civil) - Sona College of Technology; PG (Construction Management), NICMAR; 14 years of experience in Formwork

Area of Expertise
Design and Execution of Formwork Systems, Planning, Methodologies, Advanced Formwork Systems 

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