Nonbuilding Structures and Nonstructural Components

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339434 - Running the Gauntlet & Conquering Challenges at a Century-Old Refinery

Friday, April 20
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 201C

Problem:
To improve resiliency in their century-old refinery, our confidential client in the San Francisco Bay Area requested that we develop an efficient design to support a new flare emergency-relief system, which must meander throughout the site for nearly a mile, all the while threading through existing structures and pipe racks at an elevation of between 40 feet and 60 feet above grade.

Givens:
1) Tight budget and schedule for design and construction,
2) Congested site with extremely limited space for new structures,
3) Minimal records of construction both above and below ground,
4) Restricted access for construction equipment,
5) No disruption of operations permitted,
6) Facility neighbors a major plate boundary fault,
7) Deluge of last minute design changes,
8) Strict client seismic criteria, and
9) Dearth of appreciation for the value of structural design services.

Solution:
In a discussion covering offsite fabrication, resourceful construction techniques, and close coordination with the construction team, we will share our approach to overcoming project challenges and delivering creative solutions that aligned with the client’s needs and expectations. The following discussion topics will be covered and can serve as a guideline for practicing engineers to help implement this or other unique structural systems:

• Conceptual phase coordination with client and geotechnical engineer
• Design criteria and load development
• Analysis procedure
• Constructability review and input
• Detailing
• Construction

Branden Bedwell

Engineer
Eichleay, Inc.

Branden Bedwell, P.E. Civil Engineer at Eichleay, Inc.

As a lead engineer at Eichleay I have the opportunity to work on multiple simultaneous projects across different industries including; petro-chemical, mining, winneries, bio-pharmaceutical and infrastructrue. Each client and indusrty has a unique set of requirements and constraints which demands a progressive design environment to provide our clients with practical solutions to compex problems.

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Jason A. Paredes

Engineer
Eichleay, Inc.

Jason Paredes is a registered California Professional Civil Engineer working at Eichleay, Inc. in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jason has over 10 years of experience serving the industrial process, mining, chemical and nuclear power industries. He has a broad range of experience from developing various complex finite element models to heavy industrial steel/concrete design and performing seismic response spectra and time history analyses.

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Andrew Mitchell

Department Manager
Eichleay, Inc.

Andy Mitchell is a practicing structural engineer and Department Manager for Eichleay, Inc. in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Andy Mitchell is a practicing structural engineer and Department Manager for Eichleay, Inc. in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Andy Mitchell is a practicing structural engineer and Department Manager for Eichleay, Inc. in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Andy Mitchell is a practicing structural engineer and Department Manager for Eichleay, Inc. in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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