Modern Lean Project Execution: Beyond Connecting Design to Engineering

Structural Piping Design

For years, EPCs using Intergraph Smart 3D or CADWorx Plant as their design tools have shared piping models with pipe stress engineers.

Perhaps some even shared simplified frames with their structural group. The reasoning is clear — with such rich data sets for projects, why waste a high-cost stress engineer's time to re-create project models and data in their analysis workflows?

In today's competitive business environment, project stakeholders are looking for new efficiencies and have asked, "Why are engineers passing massive amounts of analysis data back and forth on paper?" The process of printing pipe stress ISOs with manual notations for the structural department consumes valuable hours of coordination and manual re-entry.

Similarly, pipe stress engineers ask the structural department to provide spring constants for supports which are manually entered into CAESAR II to help them get better deflection and stress results. However, these are added tasks on both sides. Discover the substantial efficiency gains possible when engineers participate fully in an interoperable workflow.

Whether you're in the structural department or pipe stress group, sign up for our Aug. 13 webinar, "Modern Lean Project Execution: Beyond Connecting Design to Engineering — Uniting Structural and Piping," to learn how to avoid added tasks on both sides. You'll discover the substantial efficiency gains possible when engineers participate fully in an interoperable workflow.

This webinar is being offered at two times. Register for the one that best suits you!

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THE PRESENTERS

Geoff Blumber is the Technical Sales manager in the BricsCAD, CADWorx and Analysis Solutions group, aligning the people and resources to deliver the right solutions to the right people at the right time. He has held varied positions in structural engineering and construction management over his career, though solution consulting direct field sales within the power and plant industries has been his primary focus the last ten years. He has a broad knowledge of CAE tools and workflows, steel fabrication and construction, and engineering practices in the AEC, process plant, and power industries. Geoff holds a Bachelor's degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Ravi Ozarker is the GT STRUDL Support Consultant for Hexagon PPM. As a structural engineer and engineering software developer for the past 14 years, he has worked for several organizations in different roles, such as consulting engineering, government agencies, semi government agencies, software companies, EPCs, transmission tower design corporations, research universities, and air pollution modeling and monitoring in the U.S. and Canada. This range of experience has given Ravi unique insight into how each of these entities function and what internal processes and bottlenecks one can run into when completing projects under deadlines and with multi-discipline collaboration required.

Juan Uribe is a mechanical engineer with over 15 years of experience in the oil & gas industry involving design, engineering, inspection, cost estimation, sales support, and project management of customized equipment and systems. He has worked for owner operators, EPCs and vendors, both upstream and downstream. Currently, Juan shows engineers how they can perform piping stress analysis efficiently and accurately with CAESAR II, the world's leading software and industry standard.