Industry requires experience, quality engineering, team work, and flexibility in working with specialized process groups.

Coke Oven Battery / Co-Generation Plant

Location: Inland Steel, East Chicago, IN

Raytheon Engineers & Constructors 

Location:  Inland Steel, East Chicago, IN
Project:  Coke Oven Battery / Co-Generation Plant

Description:

Two 450 feet long reinforced concrete below grade coke wharves and four 1000 feet long elevated railroad structure for a green field 1.33 million ton per year coke battery and 90 mega watt electric co-generation plant, a $350 million project. The main design/build contractors were Raytheon and Flour Daniel.
The challenging foundation/pit design required solutions to high water level, dynamic impact of coke, railroad surcharge, pipe rack loads, long span building column loads, and irregular geometry. The fast track project was engineered and built to completion in less than two years.
The plant was completed in Summer 1998 and is in operation.

New Galvanizing Line

Location: 8687 S. 77th Ave., Bridgeview, IL

Client Company: Triumph Steel. Top 

Location: 8687 S. 77th Ave., Bridgeview, IL
Project: New Galvanizing Line

Description:

Structural analysis and design of number of highly stressed structures along the strip-metal galvanization line.

Particulate Cereal Packaging Line

Location: General Mills Plant, West Chicago, IL

Sterling Engineering 

Location:  General Mills Plant, West Chicago, IL
Project:  Particulate Cereal Packaging Line

Description:

Complete structural engineering and design of a cereal packaging line including silo supports, particulate room design, and platforms.

320 ft. High Derrick Structure Upgrade

Location: No. 11 Pipe Still

Superior Engineering Corp. 

Location: No. 11 Pipe Still
Project:  320 ft. High Derrick Structure Upgrade

Description:

Computer aided analysis and redesign of a 320 feet high steel structure housing four huge coker bins. Since the upgrade had to be performed during the operation of the Coker a significant restriction was imposed on the sequences of engineering and construction. Many procedural steps had to be written and many temporary bracing's had to be designed.

Condenser Tower Addition

Location: No. 12 Pipe Still, Amoco Refinery, Whiting , IN

Superior Engineering Corp. 

Location: No. 12 Pipe Still, Amoco Refinery, Whiting , Indiana
Project:  Condenser Tower Addition

Description:

A 75 feet high multi-level structure was designed to support huge condensers in each level. A large slenderness ratio made the tower vulnerable to wind load and overturning. A three-dimensional Staad-III model was created.
A combination of live, thermal, wind, and hydrostatic loads was a governing case. The fast track nature of the project dictated a number of changes that were adhered to utilizing the flexible computer model.
No. 12 Pipe Still is completed and in operation

Etch Laboratory

Location: Steel Producing Div., No. 2 Caster, U.S. Steel Corp., Gary, IN

R. T. Patterson Company, Inc.  

Location:  Steel Producing Div., No. 2 Caster, U.S. Steel Corp., Gary, Indiana
Project:  Etch Laboratory

Description:

Architectural and Structural design of a new masonry block and steel laboratory building. Design involved two overhead cranes, snow drift load from surrounding structures, and equipment foundations.
Building is in operation

Power Transmission Towers Design

Location: General Mills Plant, West Chicago, IL

Superior Engineering Corp. 

Location:  General Mills Plant, West Chicago, IL
Project:  Power Transmission Towers Design

Description:

Structural steel analysis and design of a 110 feet high space truss and corresponding reinforced concrete mat foundation for a High voltage transmission tower subject to un-symmetric cable tension, ice, wind and high seismic loads in South America. A trial and error method was required to find the right dimensions for the tower base and right geometry for the tower body.
No information has been communicated about the status of the project.

Slab Slitting Facilities

Location: Vacant 80" Hot Strip Mill Building, U.S. Steel corp., Gary, IN

R. T. Patterson Company, Inc. 

Location:  Vacant 80" Hot Strip Mill Building, U.S. Steel corp., Gary, Indiana
Project:  Slab Slitting Facilities

Description:

Modification of an old industrial building to accommodate a slab slitting facility. This included redesign of 96 feet and 48 feet span crane girders and back up trusses, crane columns, concrete piers, and spread footings.
Building is in operation.

Supporting Structure for a 136 feet tall Vessel

Location: Lubbe Oil Re-refining, Safety Kleen Corp., E Chicago, IN

Superior Engineering Corp. 

Location:  Inland Steel, East Chicago, IN
Project:  Supporting Structure for a 136 feet tall Vessel

Description:

Computer aided analysis and design of a steel structure and concrete mat foundation to support a vessel 136 feet tall. The slender structure and foundation had to be optimized in order to withstand overturning caused by high wind loads.
The project is in operation

Teeming Isle Extension

Location: ACME Steel, Riverdale, IL

R. T. Patterson Company, Inc. 

Location:  ACME Steel, Riverdale, Illinois
Project:  Teeming Isle Extension

Description:

Computer aided Structural analysis and design of an industrial building extension to an existing teeming isle (approx. 420,000 cu. ft.). This included design of crane runways, ventilation considerations, and platforms. Foundations were designed by others.
This building has been in operation for many years

New Hot Strip Mill

Location: Steel Dynamics, Inc., Butler county, IN

H. O. H. Engineers 

Location:  Steel Dynamics, Inc., Butler county, Indiana
Project:  New Hot Strip Mill

Description:

Reinforced concrete mat foundation for an entire rolling mill, electrical motor room, coiler area and coil storage area was designed using "STAAD-III" plate elements as well as the "PCA Mat" program. The multi story massive concrete structure footing was subjected to large dynamic loads imposed by hot strip mill stands.
The SDI Mini Mill is now in operation