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Construction Management and Design of Industrial Concrete and Steel Structures

1st Edition

By Mohamed A. El-Reedy

CRC Press

576 pages | 262 B/W Illus.

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The recent worldwide boom in industrial construction and the corresponding billions of dollars spent every year in industrial, oil, gas, and petrochemical and power generation project, has created fierce competition for these projects. Strong management and technical competence will bring your projects in on time and on budget. An in-depth exploration of both these aspects and the resulting challenges, Construction Management and Design of Industrial Concrete and Steel Structures provides a practical guide to the design of reinforced concrete and steel structures and foundations in industrial projects.

Renowned expert Mohamed A. El-Reedy covers the entire industrial construction process, from project management to design and construction to sigh off and providing a maintenance plan. Highlighting the differences between industrial construction and real estate or residential construction, he examines every phase and every role, from managerial to technical. He includes cases from industrial projects and covers the international technical practices, codes, and standards used in steel or concrete onshore or offshore projects. The book provides up-to-date methodologies in structure analysis, geotechnical studies, and international special codes and standards for industrial structures such as tanks, foundation under towers, machines, and special structures in industrial projects. It also examines the safety and economic benefits of developing a structure integrity management system.

When a project has a budget that seems as huge at the structure itself, the client, engineering firm, and contractor must work together to achieve success. Discussing the interface between these three main partners, this book outlines strategies for checking the design and controlling a project in all its phases.

Table of Contents


Construction Management for Industrial Projects


Project Characteristics

Project Life Cycle

Is This Project Successful?

Project Management Tasks

Project Manager Skill

Project Planning

Responsibilities of the Planning Team

Estimating Time Required for an Activity

Cost Management

Project Risk Management


Loads on Industrial Structures



Load Combinations


Design of Foundations for Vibrating Equipment


Machine Requirements

Foundation Design Guidelines


Design Checklist


Storage Tank Design


Concrete Storage Tanks

Retaining Wall

Steel Storage Tank

Ring Beam Design Consideration


Static Equipment Foundation Design


Design Procedure

Anchor Bolts

Slide Plates

Pier Design

Foundation Design

Example: Heat Exchanger Data

Separator Design Example

Vertical Vessel Foundation Design

Example for Vertical Vessel

Pipe Support


Steel Structures in Industry


Stress–Strain Behavior of Structural Steel

Design Procedure

Steel Pipe Rack Design

Stairway and Ladders

Crane Supports


Anchor Bolt Design


Assessment of Existing Structures


Preliminary Inspection

Detailed Inspection

Test Methods for Corroded Steel in Concrete

Structure Evaluation Technique

Structural Assessment


Methods of Protecting Foundations from Corrosion


Corrosion Inhibitor

Galvanized Steel Bars

Stainless Steel

Fiber Reinforcement Bars

Protecting Concrete Surfaces

Cathodic Protection System


Repair of Industrial Structures


Main Steps to Execute Repair

Cleaning the Concrete Surface and Steel Reinforcement

New Patches of Concrete

Execution Methods

Repair Steps

New Methods for Strengthening Concrete Structures

Using Steel Sections

Fiber-Reinforced Polymer

General Precaution


Economic Study for Maintenance Plan


Basic Rules of Cost Calculation

Repair Time

Repair and Inspection Strategy and Optimization

Maintenance Plan


Overview of Fixed Offshore Structures


Types of Offshore Platforms

Major Steps in Constructing an Offshore Structure

Offshore Platform Design Overview

Design Quality Control

Construction Procedures


Soil Investigation and Pile Design


Soil Exploration Methods

Deep Foundation


About the Author

Mohamed A. EI-Reedy's background is in structural engineering. His main area of research is the reliability of concrete and steel structures. He has provided consultation to different oil and gas industries, including international companies such as the International Egyptian Oil Company (IEOC) and British Petroleum (BP). Moreover, he provides different concrete and steel structure design packages for residential buildings, warehouses, and telecommunication towers. He has participated in Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) and Natural Gas Liquid (NGL) projects with international engineering firms. Currently, Dr. EI-Reedy is responsible for reliability, inspection, and maintenance strategy for onshore concrete structures and offshore steel structure platforms. He has performed these tasks for hundreds of structures in the Gulf of Suez in the Red Sea.

Dr. EI-Reedy has consulted with and trained executives at many organizations, has taught technical courses about repair and maintenance for reinforced concrete structures and steel structures worldwide, especially in the Middle East. He has written for numerous publications and presented many papers at local and international conferences sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Concrete Institute, the American Society for Testing and Materials, and the American Petroleum Institute.

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