Lifecycle Costing – Seeing the ‘a Bigger’ Picture

The job of a project manager is ‘simple’. Similar to the role of a leader, a PM is required to always see the bigger picture. For some, seeing the overall of situations comes easy, while for others it could be mind-boggling. At certain stages of a person’s career, it is necessary they familiarise themselves with… Read More Lifecycle Costing – Seeing the ‘a Bigger’ Picture

Vibrating Equipment Foundation – Checklist for Design Engineering or Construction Supervision

Equipment in used in petrochemical, energy processing and industrial facilities fall under two broad categories, namely: static equipment and rotating equipment. Some examples of static equipment are horizontal & vertical vessels, and pressure vessels while rotating equipment include turbines, compressors amongst others. Equipment which fall under the rotating category create a dynamic effect called vibration… Read More Vibrating Equipment Foundation – Checklist for Design Engineering or Construction Supervision

Foundation Engineering – STAAD Foundation Designs 10 Substructure Types

There are several civil engineering applications in the market today which optimize design. STAAD has been one of the most complex and highly specialized of them all. Thus engineers often tow the path of least resistance with their selection. STAAD Foundation with copyright of 2013 is a recent application and till date, some think it… Read More Foundation Engineering – STAAD Foundation Designs 10 Substructure Types

Civil Engineering – 4 Major Techniques and Areas for Soil Stabilisation

The foundation is the most important part of any structure, but more important is the seat of that foundation.  Having a concrete foundation which can resist the load from the structure is good; however, if the stratum upon which the foundation lies fails, the strength of the concrete system will be irrelevant. Soil stabilization is… Read More Civil Engineering – 4 Major Techniques and Areas for Soil Stabilisation

Onshore Structural Design – Computer Aided Design of Above Ground Steel Storage Tank

Storage Tanks One of the most prevalent structures in industrial facilities are storage tanks. These could be underground or above ground tanks made from concrete, steel and other suitable material. Literature for the design of concrete storage tanks is widely available. For the purpose of these discussions, above ground steel tanks alone shall be the… Read More Onshore Structural Design – Computer Aided Design of Above Ground Steel Storage Tank

Onshore Structural Design – Computer Aided Design of Vertical Vessel Support

How Vertical Vessels Are Vertical vessels are structures which contain and usually process fluids and span more in the vertical direction. Many will be familiar with the fractionating column used in refineries, but this is only one of the many shapes of vertical vessels. During the design of connection bolts and foundation, the wind load… Read More Onshore Structural Design – Computer Aided Design of Vertical Vessel Support