UK office of IDEA StatiCa s.r.o.
Email: info@ideastatica.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 20 3579 9397

About IDEA StatiCa

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.

Connection Wednesdays – Shaft tower connection for Thames Tideway Tunnel

IDEA StatiCa has been used in The Thames Tideway Tunnel – the biggest infrastructure project ever undertaken by the UK water industry. The 25 kilometres tunnel will run under Thames river and is due for completion in 2024, involving 24 construction sites in London.

Starting in Acton, west London, the tunnel will travel through the heart of London at depths of between 30 and 60 metres, and will intercept, store and ultimately transfer sewage waste away from the River Thames, using gravity to transfer waste eastwards. The service tower is required in the shaft to support the services associated with the tunnelling activities and provide access for their inspection and maintenance. The integrity of all main and secondary steelwork connections of the 60m high tower structure have been verified using IDEA StatiCa.
The route of Tideway Thames Tunnel with all the construction sites

Our customer Wentworth House Partnership (WHP) – a leading Temporary Works and Geotechnical Design Consultancy in the UK – has been involved in this project and used IDEA StatiCa within the framework of a CATIII check of a shaft service tower for one of the project locations.

During the webinar, we will present the workflow of code-checking of a joint between a tower column and three beams at a typical bracing level. The beam-to-column joints are simple bolted connections utilising fin plates. One plan and two vertical braces are also included in the connection, These are EA sections bolted to stiffening plates that are welded directly on the main members involved. The example illustrates the capability of the software to model the exact geometry that the steelworks designer envisaged using the various operation types available.

In addition, we will go through one “HelpDesk highlight” – that can provide a nice solution for reinforcing the web of a wide column with doubler plates, while maintaining the default length of the column.

On Wednesdays, we run two same sessions: the first at 10:00 GMT (London time), followed by another one at 17:00 GMT (or 12:00 New York time). Register below for both and join the session that fits your day.

Customer project – Shaft tower connection for Thames Tideway Tunnel:
Step-by-step modelling and checking of the shaft service tower connection.

HelpDesk highlight – Reinforcing the web of a wide column with doubler plates:
An alternative way to reinforce the web without affecting the length of the member.

Webinar completed – Watch the recording below:


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What is coming in IDEA StatiCa 21.0

Upcoming Webinar!

Join us on Wednesday, 28th of April 2021 at 10:00am (BST) or 5:00pm (BST) 

The new IDEA StatiCa version 21.0 will be released in the last week of April. Join us on April 28 for a release webinar to see what is new in connection design and concrete analysis!