Seminar: Design of portal frame buildings - Perth

This popular seminar returns to improve designer knowledge and confidence in the design of portal frame buildings, monorails and crane runway beams. It will include information on loads, purlins and girts, frame design, frame connections, roof and wall bracing, footings and slabs, gantry cranes and monorails. The seminar supports the ASI publication Design of portal frame buildings including crane runway beams and monorails which incorporates significant changes to the 2011 Wind Code. Information on roller shutter door design and deflection limits for crane supporting frames will be presented and there will be a focus on practical issues and pitfalls.


12.00pm Registration and light lunch
12.30pm Introduction, key changes, grey areas in design
Loads - dead, live, wind and seismic; changes in AS/NZS 1170.2 Wind Code, including the changes to internal pressures in Amendment 4 released in 2016
Purlins and girts, roof and wall sheeting, local pressure factor of 3.0, effect of elongated local pressure patches, combination factor Kc
Frame design, columns, rafters, lateral restraints, end wall frames, deflections, roller shutter doors
2.30pm Afternoon tea
3.00pm Frame connections, knee and ridge joints, base plates, end wall columns
Roof and wall bracing, tubes and angles in tension, tubes in compression
Footings and slabs, uplift forces, pad footings, bored piers, holding down bolts, joint design
Crane runway beams and supporting structures, deflection limits including discussion of the 10 mm sway limit, monorails including cantilevers, unequal trolley wheel loads, loading at or below bottom flange
5.00pm Finish

The seminar package includes the seminar notes (PDF), light lunch on arrival and afternoon tea.

Engineers attending this seminar may gain CPD points to meet Engineers Australia requirements.

EA or WTIA Members who are not ASI members should email with current proof of membership to obtain the promotion code to access the WTIA/EA Member reduced fee.

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