Design Code & Specification:

Design of steel structure building followed the codes and specification of American Institute of Steel Building Construction (AISC), American Codes and Standards or Bangladesh National Building Codes (BNBC-2006). If required any other codes may be applicable. It is Univend Structural Steel Ltd. policy to comply with latest issue and supplements of these codes.

Design Loads: Considering the climatic condition round the year buildings design for the following loads:

Dead Load: Total weight of the buildings & its components.

Live Load: Loads during erection, maintenance & usages throughout the life time of the structure.

Wind Load: According to BNBC

Collateral Load: Fire sprinklers, false ceilings, mechanical systems, electrical systems, etc.

Seismic Load: According to BNBC

Mezzanine Load: The dead load of the mezzanine framing, including all finishes.

Thermal Load: Loads of structural members as a result of temperature variation.

Building Materials Weight: The weights of the most common Building materials are the follow: –

Floors – Platforms – Roofs – Walls

Design & Fabrication:

BS 5950 STRUCTURAL USE OF STEEL WORK IN BUILDING:

Part 1: 1990 code of practice for design in simple and continuous construction; hot rolled/built-up sections.

Part 2: 1985 specification for materials fabrication & erection; hot rolled/built up sections.

Part 3: Section 3.1: 1990 code of practice of simple and continuous beams.

Part 4: 1982 code of practice for design of floors with profiled steel sheeting.

Part 5: 1987 code of practice for design of cold formed section.

Welding in Accordance With: American Welding Society (AWS), 1996 specification for covered carbon and carbon manganese steel erection for manual metal-arc.

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