The Canadian Steel Conference

Bob MacCrimmon

Bob is a Senior Civil/Structural Specialist with more than 35 years’ experience in management, design and construction of a variety of work associated with the civil engineering profession and multi-discipline projects.

Bob MacCrimmon, P.Eng. – Bob is a Senior Civil/Structural Specialist with more than 35 years’ experience in management, design and construction of a variety of work associated with the civil engineering profession and multi-discipline projects.  His experience includes design of light and heavy buildings; crane carrying steel structures; site works; bridges; dry docks; and wharfs.  He is a past member of the CSA committee that authors the Canadian Standard for Design of Steel Structures, a past member of the AIST subcommittee that authors the recommendations for design of steel mill buildings, a member of the AISC Task Group on Industrial Buildings and Non-Building Structures and co-author of several papers and a CISC sponsored Design Guide for Crane Supporting Steel Structures. Since 2009 he has been a lecturer on a cross-Canada course on design of steel industrial buildings, sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction.  For the Halifax Shipyard Modernization Project, Bob was the Principal Structural Engineer for the Assembly Hall and Ultra Hall buildings and foundations.

There are several situations where, for instance, a change in use or compliance with regulations would warrant certification of a crane-supporting structure by a Professional Engineer.

Owners often consider upgrading overhead crane capacities and adding other types of lifting devices. Problems with crane operations may lead to an evaluation of the supporting structure.

The certification process often uncovers deficiencies not previously identified.

These scenarios could result in a need for modifications to the crane-supporting steel structure.

This presentation focuses on the above topics, offering strategies for evaluation, modification and rehabilitation.

*Sessions will be delivered in English or French. Interpreters will be available for each session. The language of delivery is indicated in the session’s title line.

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