gional conditions such as seismic loads  and the build-ing materials available. 4special reprint from:Steel Construction 2 (2009), No.2 3 Ship chamber The ship chamber is designed for passenger ships with a max. water displacement of 3000 tonnes, max. length of 84.5 m, max. width of 17.2 m and max. draught of 2.65 m (Fig. 5).