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.


IDEA Connection

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These practices have several challenges:

  • First, when designing non-typical connection designs not explicitly covered by the building codes, the engineer may not have the experience to just use engineering judgment unless they use time-intensive, computational modeling and simulation methods.
  • Second, creating such computational models to study and validate connection behavior can consume a lot of time on projects, impacting profitability.
  • Third, the reliability of steel connection designs can vary from project to project. In fact, when deviations happen in fabrication and erection, the actual connection behavior may perform quite differently than anticipated. Therefore, engineers are looking for a more accurate, project-specific way of studying connection behavior to better understand their connection designs, while doing so productively.

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so that it is usable for most of joints, anchors, and details used in building practice

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Simple & Fast

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so that it provides results in time comparable with currently existing methods and tools

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so that structural engineer gets clear information about joint behavior, stress, strain and reserves of individual components and about overall safety and reliability

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Key features of IDEA Connection

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