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Civil, structural and building engineering design

Civil, structural and building engineering design

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Power network construction may be thought of as being predominately concerned with the design, installation and commissioning of power network assets (e.g. circuit breakers, protection systems, OHL, HV cables, etc.). However, a fully operational power network can only be achieved with the supporting infrastructure of what may be termed `civil, structural and building engineering' (CSBE) - that is the civil engineering oriented assets concerned with groundworks, roadways, support structures, buildings, etc. Such assets may typically comprise of the order of 45% of a major power network construction project and are therefore a significant consideration - and some projects are of course almost entirely civil engineering orientated. An aspect of CSBE worthy of note is that it usually involves significantly more temporary works than those concerned with power engineering assets. Within this context, the following salient CSBE design tasks will be reviewed:1, Earthworks, drainage, trenches and landscaping 2.Structural engineering 3.Substation infrastructure 4.Environmental works 4.OHL and cable civil design 5. Civil engineering work standards 6.Substation LV AC supplies.

Chapter Contents:

  • 13.1 Introduction
  • 13.2 Earthworks, drainage, trenches and landscaping
  • 13.2.1 Earthworks
  • 13.2.2 Drainage
  • 13.2.3 Trenches
  • 13.2.4 Landscaping
  • 13.3 Structural engineering
  • 13.3.1 Structural engineering — considerations
  • 13.3.1.1 Equipment foundations
  • 13.3.1.2 Equipment support structures
  • 13.3.1.3 Substation line entry gantries and anchor blocks
  • 13.4 Substation infrastructure
  • 13.4.1 Substation infrastructure — general
  • 13.4.1.1 Buildings
  • 13.4.1.2 Building services
  • 13.4.1.3 Substation roads and footpaths
  • 13.4.1.4 Vehicle parking
  • 13.4.1.5 Substation lighting
  • 13.4.1.6 Substation fencing
  • 13.4.1.7 Substation security
  • 13.5 Environmental works
  • 13.5.1 Environmental works — overview
  • 13.5.1.1 Oil containment
  • 13.5.1.2 Fire protection
  • 13.5.1.3 Noise enclosures
  • 13.5.1.4 Flood defences
  • 13.6 OHL and HV cable civil design requirements
  • 13.6.1 OHL civil design
  • 13.6.2 HV cables civil design
  • 13.7 Civil engineering work standards
  • 13.7.1 Civil engineering standards
  • 13.8 Substation LV AC supplies
  • 13.8.1 LV AC supply — requirements
  • 13.8.2 LV AC supply arrangements
  • 13.8.3 Design considerations

Inspec keywords: power cables; design engineering; substations; buildings (structures); power overhead lines; structural engineering; electrical installation; commissioning

Other keywords: substation infrastructure; power network asset installation; civil engineering work standards; substation LV AC supplies; power network asset commissioning; structural engineering; civil,structural and building engineering design; cable civil design; CSBE; OHL design; power network construction

Subjects: Electrical contracting and installation; Substations; Construction industry; Building structures; Overhead power lines

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