4 Story Steel Frame Building
We are one of the structural engineering service providers in the UK with specialties in steel frame buildings of multiple floors.
An architect sought S3dA for its services in providing structural engineering expertise to oversee the construction of 19 units of privately owned four-story steel frame building of 1400 SQM.
The first thing our engineers did was to identify the suitable structural solution between the traditional bearing wall system and the complete moment steel frame. They selected the latter for three reasons. First, the moment frame system is a solution to the problems of the proposed cantilever balconies. Secondly, this system is capable of withstanding the lateral load since it allows numerous openings around the structure.
Thirdly, the selected design guarantees faster completion of the construction process as well as the much-needed safety of loads in transit from the London Stock Brick Façade. It also goes well with the I-Joist method of soundproofing the floor.
The British Standards guided the analysis and design processes for the steel frame building to ensure that everything complied with the building regulations of the UK.