Connection Wednesdays – October 31st, 2018

London’s Waterloo station expansion project

Are you a trial user? Or do you want to sharpen your IDEA StatiCa skills? Then join our Wednesdays’ regular webinars, and find out more about this breakthrough technology that has changed forever the way we analyze and design steel connections!

During the webinar, you will see the whole workflow of modeling, loading, and code-check of one interesting steel joint. In addition, we will go through one “HelpDesk highlight” – current vibrant topic from our support desk. At the end of each webinar, there will be a Q&A section to answer any questions.

On Wednesdays, we run two same sessions: the first at 11:00 CET (Amsterdam time), followed by another one at 13:00 EST (New York time). Register below for both and join the session that fits your day.

Join our experienced Product Engineers and calculate yesterday’s estimates!

Join the Webinar and learn about:

  • How to quickly design and check steel connections
  • Avoiding modeling mistakes
  • BIM workflows with CAE/CAD programs
  • Minimizing the risks of structural defects in
  • How to deliver clear results for verification


Theodore Tsirozidis

Costis Hatzopoulos
Support manager

Mott MacDonald, one of the world’s largest engineering firms, started using IDEA StatiCa in 2016 in the London office, and after a period of testing, they have used the software in large projects around the globe, increasing significantly their efficiency in connection design and saving costs and time.

One of the latest projects that they were involved, is the London’s Waterloo station expansion project (called Waterloo Station Wessex Capacity Alliance) which will be completed in 2019 and will provide full design and construction to bring the Waterloo International terminal back into use but also modifications and improvements to the outlying stations and rail systems.

In this webinar, we will model and code-check a joint from the West facade of the station, which comprises a vertical wind truss formed from an RHS outer chord, CHS inner chord and lacing elements and attached to this 4 MacAlloy tension rods and 2 RHS transoms. Read more about the project in the article.

Customer project – London’s Waterloo station main joint

A vertical wind truss formed from an RHS outer chord, CHS inner chord, and lacing elements with four attached MacAlloy tension rods and 2 RHS transoms.

HelpDesk highlight – Packing plates

We will discuss how we can introduce packing plates in our connections, and what are the main errors that the user should be aware of.