Peace of mind for your projects

Thousands of verified tests with stellar R&D partners. IDEA StatiCa is leading the industry in safety.

Proven, reliable calculations

We work closely with numerous universities to test and verify IDEA StatiCa results to give you peace of mind that your designs are complete, accurate, and in accordance with major global design codes.

Unique CBFEM method for steel

IDEA StatiCa was the first to combine the traditional Component method (equations) with FEM analysis. The new method is called Component-based Finite Element Method (CBFEM) and has been thoroughly tested in close cooperation with two technical universities and HILTI.

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Unique CSFM method for concrete

IDEA StatiCa Concrete section checks have been validated thoroughly by numerous comparison calculations. Working closely with the university ETH Zurich, we have also created and tested a method called Compatible Stress Field Method (CSFM) for the design of discontinuities.

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394-foot (120-meter) St-Jacques street overpass, Montreal, Canada

Reconstruction of the Saint-Jacques street overpass spanning over the Décarie Highway (A-15) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, UK

ARUP used IDEA StatiCa on this 15-storey commercial development in London City with 4 basement levels, retail ground floor, a restaurant on the 14th floor and a public roof garden. Steel frame superstructure was done using plate girder beams and metal deck slab.
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The Jakarta International Velodrome, Indonesia

Mott MacDonald — global engineering, management, and development consultancy company - used IDEA StatiCa extensively to analyze and design complex, earthquake-resistant connections for an iconic and very challenging project — The Jakarta International Velodrome, a venue for the 18th Asian Games 2018.
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Retrofit of a reinforced concrete arch bridge, Czech Republic

This study showcases an analysis of an old reinforced concrete road bridge which consists of two concrete arches and suspended concrete bottom deck. It spans over the Mrlina river in Krinec, Czech Republic.
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Facade connections at Midland Metropolitan hospital, UK

In this showcase, we are presenting an example of connections of an interior steel structure with an unusual offset arrangement for the cross bracing required by the team of architects of the Midland Metropolitan Hospital near Birmingham, United Kingdom.
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You do not have to be a FEA expert

You model the connection as you do in a CAD application. IDEA StatiCa puts the analytical model together, in the background, taking into account all the forces and interactions. You get precise checks, results of stress/strain, stiffness, and buckling analysis. It also checks bolts, welds, and concrete block. This is the software for steel connection design that works for you. 

Welded hollow section steel connection analysis


We involve third-party experts in all phases of the product development cycle – from primary research of methods and testing prototypes to validation and verification of the actual results coming from the software. Our key partners include ETH Zurich, Czech Technical University in Prague, and HILTI.

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PCs with IDEA StatiCa in last 12 months


We are now looking for a research partner to continue and deepen the verification and validation of the CBFEM approach according to the AISC standards as well as to further develop and improve the underlying material models.

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