An example giving the design of the steel frame for a workshop is presented here and illustrates the following steps in the design process:

1. Preliminary considerations and estimation of loads for the various load cases 2. Computer analysis for the structural frame 3. Design of the truss and crane column 4. Sketches of the steelwork details

The framing plans for the workshop with overhead crane are shown in Figure 11.1. The frames are spaced at 6.0 m centres, and the overall length of building is 48.0 m. The crane span is 19.1 m and the capacity is 50 kN.