Steel structure design

Designing steel structures plays a crucial role in construction, ensuring solidity, durability, and safety. The choice of the right design office is of great importance for the success of the entire investment. Our design office, Kobex, has been operating in this industry for many years, providing its services to clients throughout Poland.

Steel structure design services

Designing steel structures is a complex process that requires knowledge, experience, and precision. Therefore, it is worthwhile to entrust this responsible role to professionals from a design office.

Our steel structure design office provides its services professionally, using the expertise of the best engineers specializing in this field. Each project is carried out in a multi-stage manner, ensuring that our services are provided at the highest level.

What are steel structures used for?

Steel structures are primarily used in industrial construction to create steel halls, warehouses, and tanks for various substances or bulk materials. They are essential for the construction of the tallest buildings in the world and also serve as supports for solar collectors in solar power plants. Additionally, they are increasingly used as frameworks for single-family homes.

Types of steel structures

We design steel structures based on current building regulations and applicable standards. According to these regulations, we implement them for three basic variants of these structures.

  1. Steel frame structures – these are lattice or solid structures that are often finished with cladding, usually made of steel sheets. They are commonly used in warehouse construction, as well as in various industrial projects such as support installations, bridges, masts, towers, and pipeline support structures. They are also used for strengthening roof structures and as internal frameworks in buildings.
  2. Truss-cable structures – we specialize in designing steel frameworks used in the construction of bridges and large-span roofs, among other applications. These are structures with very high load-bearing capacity, often entirely glazed. Our designs are implemented in such a way that the final structure maintains its strength and exhibits impeccable aesthetics.
  3. Surface steel structures – these types of projects are carried out for investments that must withstand very high loads from the products and substances contained inside. The finished structure consists of welded steel sheets, and their surface serves as the load-bearing element. Our office handles the comprehensive implementation of projects for tanks for liquids and bulk materials.

We also engage in designing steel structural elements that are part of the infrastructure of entities or specific buildings. This includes observation towers, external and internal steel stairs, as well as staircases.

What factors are taken into account when designing steel structures?

Several key factors are taken into account when designing steel structures:

  1. Geometry of the structure: Determining the span of the frame, column height, frame spacing, and their inclination angle.
  2. Location of the facility: Considering the specific conditions of the location, such as weather conditions and surroundings.
  3. Loads: Establishing assumptions regarding the loads that the structure will have to withstand. This includes loads related to snow and wind zones, as well as the weight of the roof covering and any installations suspended from the roof.

Each of these factors is crucial to ensure the safety, durability, and functionality of the steel structure.

Software and technology in steel structure design

In the Kobex design office, we use modern software for designing steel structures. This allows for the optimization of structures and the creation of precise documentation.

Additionally, we have an experienced team of specialists from various fields, such as quality control, technology, architecture, welding, production, service, and assembly. Collaboration between these departments ensures a comprehensive approach to steel structure design.

Why choose Kobex for steel structure design?

Stages of steel structure design at Kobex

The process of designing a steel structure at Kobex involves several key stages:

  1. Determining Proper Geometry: We start the project by establishing the appropriate geometry of the steel structure. This includes considering local conditions, client expectations, and the functional characteristics of the planned investment.
  2. Structural Connections: Ensuring that individual structural components are properly connected is crucial. Our goal is to calculate these connections and incorporate them into the final design.
  3. Architectural and Building Design: The next step is the development of architectural and building design plans. Subsequently, technical and executive design plans are created.
  4. Workshop Documentation: Our office then prepares workshop documentation, which serves as the basis for the actual construction of the steel structure. Initially, an architectural and building design is developed.
  5. Final Review: Before finalizing the project, we conduct a thorough review, analyzing it step by step to ensure that it provides maximum safety for the people and equipment inside.

Once our completed project is accepted, the final version is provided to the client. Based on this, the construction company can proceed with the investment.

Frequently Asked Questions regarding cooperation with the Kobex Design Office

Can I commission you to design infrastructure elements for my company?

Yes, absolutely. We can design steel shelters (of various sizes), carports, as well as platforms for various purposes for your company. We also specialize in implementing projects for roofing and various types of pavilions. Please feel free to contact us to further discuss your order and specifications.

Can I suggest changes to the project during its implementation?

Yes, of course. The idea behind our work is to create something together with the client, much like a team effort. We value making the final project as closely aligned with the client’s expectations as possible. In our discussions with the client, we leverage our experience to ensure the desired outcome is tailored to the user’s needs and provides maximum safety.

What does the cooperation between the designer and the client look like?

As mentioned earlier, our goal is to create a project that fully satisfies the client. To achieve this, we consult with the client through electronic communication, phone calls, or in-person meetings. We adapt to the client’s expectations and their preferences for communication.

Do you also work for other industries?

Our business is not limited exclusively to industrial construction. Kobex is a design office that takes on assignments for many entities outside the industry. An example of this is our collaboration with companies involved in various road investments. We design elements of road infrastructure such as toll booths, acoustic barriers placed on the roadside, as well as fences and various types of crossing gates for them. We also work with the marketing industry, creating advertising structures for them.

In summary, our company can undertake the design of any steel structure, ranging from platforms and small railings to massive, large-scale production and warehouse facilities.