1st Edition

Construction Management and Design of Industrial Concrete and Steel Structures

By Mohamed A. El-Reedy Copyright 2011
    576 Pages
    by CRC Press

    576 Pages
    by CRC Press

    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.

    Structure Project Management. Loads on the Industrial Buildings. Design of Reinforced Concrete Foundation. Design of Foundation Using Vibrating Equipment. Storage Concrete Tank Design. Static Equipment Foundation Design. Retaining Wall and Culvert Design. Steel Structure in Industry. Assessment for Deteriorated Structure. Protection Methods for Foundation From Corrosion. Methods of Structures Repair. Economic Study for Maintenance Plan. Overview for Fixed Offshore Structure. Soil Investigation.


    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.