Nonbuilding Structures and Nonstructural Components

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338704 - Sustainability Methods in the Design of Industrial Structures

Friday, April 20
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 201C

Implementation of sustainability methods in the design of industrial structures can be mutually beneficial to both industrial facility owners and the environment. Industrial facility owners benefit from sustained production with minimal business interruption over the course of the life span of the facility, while the environment benefits from a reduction in both the demand of natural resources and the disposal of contaminated structural materials. Business sustainability is improved for industrial facilities by making efficient design decisions in the beginning that extends the design life of industrial structures and minimizes the interruption from environmental loads such as wind, earthquakes, snow and ice. Performance Based Design methods can be used to determine the desired functionality of a structure beyond the life-safety requirements of the code when subjected to such events. Sustainability benefits to the environment can be achieved by minimizing and limiting the natural resources required for the retrofit and repair of industrial structures. Such revamp work requires a large amount of natural resources because it is necessary to work around existing operating facilities. Business sustainability approaches for the design of industrial facilities can result in a conservation of natural resources which provides benefits to our environment.

Eric Wey

Director of Structural Engineering, Technical Fellow
Fluor Corporation

Eric Wey is a voting member of the ASCE 7 Seismic Subcommittee and a member of TC13 for non-building structures. He has worked for Fluor Corporation for over 25 years. He has served on the Task Committee on Seismic Evaluation and Design of Petrochemical Structures and the ASCE Task Committee on Anchorage Design.

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Emily E. Horton

Structural Engineer
Fluor Corporation

Emily Horton is a civil/structural engineer at Fluor Corporation with experience in the Energy and Chemicals, Nuclear Power, and Infrastructure industries. In her time at Fluor, She has spent time in both the design office and in the field. She is an alumna of the University of Notre Dame.

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