Whilst this is a structural design and deals essentially with a concrete anchorage, its dynamic nature means that a lot of the aspects of structural engineering taught at Universities are not relevant or are only part of the picture.
Often it is more important to have relevant experience in precast design, coupled with some good reliable design tools rather than a degree in structural or civil engineering.
As it is heavily related to the crane and rigging industries, lifting design is one of the few remaining structural designs that still operates predominantly on a working stress design model rather than limit state design. This is done largely to ensure that the risk of overloading of the lifting anchors is kept to a minimum.
Therefore, Safe Working Load of anchor > applied service load.
Also, care needs to be given to assess each load case including demoulding, storage, transportation and erection as the carnage and concrete strength could differ for each.
Flat panels can be relatively straight forward, but volumetric constructions add another dimension that can result in additional issues to overcome.