Venture Engineering & Construction was commissioned to design a grassroots-built UREA/NA/AN/UAN plant in Lee County, Iowa, USA for Orascom Construction Industries. UCA contracted Venture Engineering & Construction, Inc. (Venture), a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based engineering firm, to provide a Basic Civil Engineering Package, and a Detailed Civil Engineering Design Package for the project.
For the Basic Package, Venture checked and commented on UCA’s engineering specifications based on Process Industry Practices (PIP) standards for compliance with applicable codes and standards, Fire Marshall and County requirements. Venture also created several technical specifications required for the project. Venture provided stamping (P.E. Seal) of these engineering specifications once it was determined that all requirements were met.
* Civil & Structural Steel Engineering Design Criteria
* Earthwork, roads and paved areas
* Cast-In-Place Concrete, Concrete Finishing and Concrete Floor Finishing
* Structural Steel Framing
* Testing Laboratory Services
* Anchor Bolts
* Fire Protection
* Acid Proofing
For the Detailed Design Package, Venture detailed engineering design and provided a total of over 300 civil foundation and pile drawings for seven construction units (CU’s). This included the design of auger-cast-in-place pile foundations. Venture also reviewed, commented on, provided technical direction, and provided P.E. stamping of over 300 structural steel drawings prepared by Uhde’s engineering office in Mumbai, India.
Following structural steel engineering drawing submittal to the steel fabricator, Venture reviewed, corrected, and approved over 5,000 structural steel shop drawings. The entire engineering schedule for the facility was limited to less than one year. As a result Venture more than doubled the size of our structural engineering department to accommodate our client’s needs.
Venture was also contracted to design the HVAC systems for six construction units. For the Basic Package, Venture checked and commented on UCA’s engineering specifications based on Process Industry Practices (PIP) standards for compliance with applicable codes and standards, Fire Marshall and County requirements. Venture P.E. sealed the engineering specifications once it was determined that all requirements were met. Specifications included:
* Engineering Specification for HVAC systems
* Concept for heating/ventilation of process structures
For the Detailed Engineering and Design Package, Venture performed detailed engineering for the HVAC systems including calculations, drawings (layouts, elevations, electrical one-lines), Bills of Quantities, and descriptions. All calculations and drawings were stamped by a professional engineer registered in the state of Iowa.