Located beside a river in the region of Khulna, Bangladesh, this 30-by- 36 meter
building is 18 meters high and features a 40-meter tower enclosing a 35-meter
deodorizer. The coastal wind effect could be severe so deflection had to be
minimized. In addition, three 10-ton capacity cranes would be operating in an
area where 60-ton vessels contained moving fluid.
McDonald Steel Building Products chose STAAD.Pro to model this $857,000
structure and analyze the loading. Machine layout and load conditions were
supplied by the mechanical team, which made it easy to design the framing
system for the tower portion to control deflection. S TAAD.Pro helped meet a
tight deadline, save man-hours, and reduce the number of errors.
McDonald Steel Building Products Ltd.
SPL Glass House
A 14-story building planned for Dhaka, Bangladesh, had to withstand wind
speeds of up to 201 kilometers per hour. Given the 19-meter width and 38-meter
length of the structure, drift against wind would be severe along the width
of the building. Complicating the design was the architect’s specification of a
diagonal cross member around the building.
A design solution for this $2 million building had to be found in just eight
months. McDonald Steel Building Products recommended a prefabricated
solution and the project team decided on a staggered truss system that
incorporated the diagonal cross member as a structural support. Modeling
in S TAAD.Pro enabled the team to quickly design a solution to meet the