After nearly two years of fruitful collaboration on the French market, SCIA – a company of the global group Nemetschek – extends its partnership with IDEA StatiCa and becomes the official reseller of its code-checking software for steel connections and concrete details in its home market, Benelux.
A French success story
In 2017, SCIA and IDEA StatiCa joined forces to introduce the IDEA StatiCa Steel connections calculation software on the French market. The collaboration came as no surprise, given the striking complementarity of the software with SCIA Engineer. Following this success, SCIA recently became the official French reseller of IDEA StatiCa software for concrete, IDEA StatiCa ‘Concrete’, ‘Detail’, and ‘Prestressing’.
The usability of IDEA StatiCa software, coupled with the lack of equivalent software, have led to a promising start in France. Customers include Eiffage Métal, SMB Constructions Métalliques, and the Briand Group.
The best of both worlds
This collaboration is of great importance for both partners, given the possibilities offered by IDEA StatiCa for the calculation of complex connections (which are commonplace for steel) and reinforcement design for unusual types of reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete elements.
SCIA can now deliver its clients with the best-in-class solution for structural analysis – SCIA Engineer – integrated with the best-in-class solution for steel connection design. Also, for concrete (including pre- and post-tensioning), SCIA can from now on deliver a superior stand-alone solution for fast check of structures.
“Structural engineers deserve to have access to the best tools and workflows, provided by competent experts. We are excited about the partnership with SCIA, and the whole Nemetschek Group, because it delivers just that.”
Lubomir Sabatka, CEO, IDEA StatiCa
The future is bright
The collaboration is thus growing closer between SCIA and IDEA StatiCa, extending to Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg for both steel and concrete solutions. This will lead to innovation now and in the future, benefiting all clients.
In the interest of ensuring the highest standards and quality of experience to all its customers, SCIA offers customer support for IDEA StatiCa software through its usual support channels.
“We are very excited to intensify our relationship with IDEA StatiCa. Our clients are our top priority and by partnering with IDEA StatiCa, we know we can provide them with the perfect complementary solution to our structural analysis software.”
Herman Oogink, Head of Strategic Alliances, SCIA
Founded in 1974, SCIA has become one of the world’s leading developers of structural design and analysis software that supports the Open BIM process. SCIA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the globally operating Nemetschek Group, a leading global software provider for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction market (AEC). SCIA’s core purpose is to help users to create their best structural designs. To do so, the company provides powerful, cutting-edge software through a continual process of improvement, innovation and customer input.
SCIA Engineer is an integrated, multi-material structural analysis and design software for all kinds of structures. Its wide range of functionality makes it the ideal partner for the design of office buildings, industrial plants, bridges or any other project, all within the same easy-to-use environment. The software is powered by SCIA’s dedicated and passionate team of structural engineering devotees. SCIA Engineer supports Open BIM and is IFC certified for import and export.
About IDEA StatiCa
IDEA StatiCa develops software for structural engineers, manufacturers, consultants and all others who perform or use structural analysis. Our development team researches, tests, and applies new methods of analyzing the behavior of structures and their members. Based on this, we created IDEA StatiCa – a software that enables engineers in more than 70 countries 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. The headquarters of the IDEA StatiCa is located in Brno, Czech Republic.