Development of a Modular Steel Structure for Multi-Storey Buildings

Dr. Driver, Dr. Imanpour

Akram Zain


Modular off-site construction technique offers several benefits over the conventional on-site construction. Thus, there has been limited research into the structural response of modular steel structures particularly their performance under Lateral loading. This research is focusing on developing new steel braced modular system and investigating the structure response under lateral and gravity Loadings. The results will help in more understanding of modular braced multi-storey buildings under seismic loads. This will lead to extending the use of Modular steel buildings in new residential and industrial purposes, which will help enhance safety and quality, reduce construction time and waste.

For the recent future, I look forward to working on developing experience in design and fabrication of steel. I believe this will give me knowledge and understanding of common problems the steel industry faces, and will help me to pursue a PhD degree when I feel I have found a problem that I want to solve.

Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering

University of Alberta

Edmonton, AB, Canada