During designing a new warehouse for Algea, the Arctic Company, the variable section frames was the primary design decision. This building is located above the Arctic Circle and is designed to process a special type of algae that grows only in these latitudes. As a result of several stages of design optimization, we got a fairly good result in terms of metal consumption (45 kg / m2) for frames of this type. The building area is 41.15 * 28 meters, the span is about 28 meters. When choosing a steel grade and a structure protection system, all operational characteristics were taken into account.

Project: Warehouse Algea
Location: Norway
Steel consumption: 50 t
Scope of work: structural calculation, design and structural steel detailing