We develop software for structural engineers and detailers. Our development team researches, tests, and applies new methods of analyzing the behaviour of structures and their members. Based on this, we created IDEA StatiCa – software that enables engineers to work faster, evaluate requirements of the national code thoroughly, and use the optimal amount of material. For us, creating software is a way to contribute to making every new construction around the world safer and cheaper.
Say goodbye to assumption-heavy overdesigns
Secure the transportation & erection process
Adapt to changes with confidence in a timely manner
CUTTING DOWN THE FABRICATION COSTS
In Concrete constructions, the cost depends significantly on the amount of raw materials (reinforcement and concrete), but also on the design process.
IDEA StatiCa can help you reduce these costs drastically, as it allows your team to:
Reduce the number of over-designed members with the utilisation of the unique CSFM method (Compatible Stress Field Method)
Check quickly the behavior of the precast elements under transportation & erection scenarios
Respond fast when changes happen
Communicate the designs and their modifications transparently even for the most challenging concrete member geometry
REDUCE COSTS WITH CONFIDENCE
Over–design in concrete structures is a common practice as complex geometries require complex calculation that are simply not feasible due to code limitations, strict deadlines and resource constraints.
Our toolset utilizes the latest innovations in the field of concrete design, namely the Compatible Stress Field Method (CSFM). Combined with an easy-to-use and straightforward user interface, you can model and calculate even the most complex members quickly. This allows you to quickly perform several design iterations which are the basis of optimal designs.
15% weight reduction achieved in a real project (Czech Republic) in relation to precast reinforced concrete beams for an industrial hall reconstruction project. The weight reduction was achieved by introducing web openings in locations that had minimum impact to the load paths (struts and ties that were defined by the topology optimization)
SECURE THE TRANSPORTATION & ERECTION PROCESS
Precast units, both collectively and individually, should be designed and detailed to allow for adequate and safe handling during transportation and erection, including the safe removal of lifting slings after the units have been placed.
Lifting points and slings, are probably the biggest single cause of failure during the erection of precast units*, because although they may suit the handling of units in the precast yard, further checks to verify that their design and installation is adequate for erection purposes are often not carried out.
IDEA StatiCa allows you, to not only design the precast units for their normal use, but also to check their strength and serviceability requirements under transportation and lifting conditions in a very fast and comprehensive way.
* According to Temporary Works forum Guidance – February 2019
ADAPT FAST TO CHANGES DURING CONSTRUCTION
Our BIM links allow your staff to keep working with their current analysis tools, offering a seamless integration into your current workflow. Any modifications that may arise during construction take place in your current 3D model. These can then be exported in IDEA StatiCa where they can be checked at a glance, no matter how complex they are. Your 3D CAD model becomes the single source of information and helps you minimise potential errors without sacrificing the speed of execution.
COMMUNICATE MODIFICATIONS TRANSPARENTLY
IDEA StatiCa Concrete generates and compiles a single report containing all ultimate and serviceability state checks (including interaction curves and fire resistance checks) into fully scalable and customizable reports. You can then export it these reports as PDF or docx files for further processing.
Member geometry, cross-section sizes and reinforcement locations are accurately displayed, thus providing a clear description of the design intent without the need to produce 2D drawings, cutting down the time needed to make decisions and move the project forward to meet the deadlines.