Types of Workshops
A Guide for Design of Workshops.
There are several types of workshop which are commonly used. Mostly will be single storey portal steel frame
structure, with a double or single storey office or utility compartment in one area. The design is based on
usage, can be small or large, such as for a Car Repair Workshop, a Fabrication Workshop, a Packaging Workshop,
a Storage Workshop. Bear in mind that the word Workshop can be used synanomesly with the term Factory, however some
would prefer the term Factory be reserved for very large manufacturing facilities, which we will adopt here. Check
out Types of Factory.
This section will look at several structural design guidelines for a small multi-purpose workshop, where one
area is designated for Working Space and another area for Office & Utility Compartments. Note that you may need
to work with an Architect who will prepare the architectural drawings while as a structural engineer, you tasks
would be to provide structural engineering aspects.
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Authur- Philip Goh (B.Sc, MIEM, P.Eng. MICE,
MEC Engineers, Civil & Structural Engineer