Athena’s software tools - the Athena Impact Estimator for Buildings and the Athena EcoCalculator for Assemblies - are related but different. The EcoCalculator spreadsheet tool is very fast but limited in design options—use this tool for a quick rough estimate of building design footprint. The Impact Estimator software is flexible, for a more detailed and accurate footprint estimate of a building.

The Impact Estimator for Buildings is a stand-alone program that allows users to model their own custom assembly and envelope configurations, and provides flexibility for proposed designs and existing buildings. Users need some technical knowledge, but don’t have to be structural engineers or architects to model a building. The Impact Estimator allows the user to input energy simulation results to calculate their operating effects alongside their embodied effects.

For more info Athena Sustainable Materials Institute

CONCISE Beam version 4 is now available.

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Tekla Structures
Tekla Structures, developed by Tekla Oy in Finland, is a 3D structural modeling system for detailing structural and miscellaneous precast concrete.

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