More than 10,000 professionals from construction, architecture, manufacturing, and engineering are heading to Las Vegas next week to attend Autodesk University. And IDEA StatiCa won’t be missing on stage!

Autodesk University is one of the biggest events for all professionals from the construction industry. Four full working days of learning, networking and knowledge sharing are in front of all participants.

All attendees will have a chance to meet our colleagues on stage. In 2 speaking sessions, you will hear more about steel design workflows and our unique CBFEM method.

Joint session of Mott MacDonald & IDEA StatiCa

In the first session on Monday, November 18, 2019, you can meet Martin Rolny, Head of IDEA StatiCa Product Team, in a joint session with Mathew Pearce, Mott MacDonald’s Principal Structural Engineer. In their presentation “Optimizing Steelwork Design and Detailing Workflows from Concept to Fabrication”, you will investigate how much connection design workflows have changed in recent years.

Using several high-profile design projects delivered by Mott MacDonald, we’ll demonstrate how to work with Revit software, Dynamo, Robot Structural Analysis software, Advance Steel software, and IDEA StatiCa to slash designing time, optimize material, and satisfy the code requirements at the same time. We’ll present case studies from Jakarta Velodrome (Indonesia) and Waterloo Station (United Kingdom) with a focus on how to handle data models across the Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection. In the end, we’ll synchronize them with IDEA StatiCa Connection.

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Joint session–CBFEM method used in Hilti Profis Engineer

In our second session on Thursday, November 21, 2019, will David Kucera, IDEA StatiCa Product Engineer, join Mario Fitz, Global Product Line Manager Structural Software in Hilti Corporation. Together they will introduce how to overcome problems and productivity challenges customers are facing when designing steel to concrete (S2C) connections.

In their session “Breaking Down Steel-to-Concrete Connection Design and Workflow Limitations” you will discover background information on the ACI 318 requirement of a rigid base plate, and AISC DG1. Besides that, you will hear about the innovative component-based finite element model (CBFEM) method which was developed to solve this problem in a holistic way covering all design proofs also for complex connections.

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So, if you are in Las Vegas for Autodesk University next week, do not forget to meet us there!