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Precast Concrete Wall Thermal Performance Calculator

Quickly calculate the thermal performance of precast concrete walls. CPCI’s Web-enabled software provides designers, builders, and owners with a program to ensure compliance options for modern building energy codes, and suitable methods for quickly estimating, at an early design stage, the thermal performance of precast concrete enclosure wall systems. For your free access https://rval.cpci.ca/en/


SoundPATHS

The National Research Council's (NRC) soundPATHS web application is a prediction tool for the calculation of direct and flanking sound transmission between adjacent rooms. The software uses the calculation procedure outlined in the 2015 edition of the National Building Code of Canada.” https://soundpaths.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/#/


CONCISE Beam version 4 is now available.

Concise Beam is an easy to use program for the design of precast concrete beams. Concise Beam will perform a load analysis and design checks in accordance with the latest edition of ACI 318, CSA A23.3 & S6, AS3600, or NZ3101.1. Key code parameters can be customized to simulate other design codes. The beam can be conventionally reinforced, partially or fully pretensioned. It can model any cross-sectional shape and will allow the cross-section to vary prismatically (step-wise) over the length of the beam. A graphical editor allows the user to describe any cross-section, including voids.

For more information see Black Mint Software at www.BlackMint.com


Tekla Structures

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

For more information see BuildingPoint Canada Inc. at www.buildingpointcanada.ca or Tel: (866) 773-6926


Graitec Advance Workshop Software

Graitec, as a global software editor and an Autodesk Gold Partner, can support your digital transformation from 2D to 3D and help you manage your general operations and manufacturing processes.

In the field of concrete precasting, experts at Graitec are aware that rebar detailing is an important part of your work.  Whether you produce standard or special parts, Graitec Advance Workshop Software is designed to provide a turnkey solution for the management of concrete parts and your rebar manufacturing process. Whatever your requirements (number of sites, type of production, volume, etc.), whatever your products and specific core activities (custom parts, mass production, one-off parts, etc.), Graitec Advance Workshop has the perfect solution for you.

Designed by our technical experts, our software assists you in the daily management of your workshop(s) by facilitating the management of precast concrete and your entire organization (Technical office / Operations / Production)

  • Sales Management
  • Rebar detailing
  • Import of 2D or 3D model (Revit, Tekla, AutoCAD)
  • Production optimization and scheduling
  • Machine downloading and maintenance
  • Organization of delivery 
  • Stock management and purchasing
  • Quality assurance
  • Interfaces with third-party software (Existing ERP)

For more information see Graitec at https://www.armaplus.com/your-activity/concrete-precasting-workshops-software-is-the-solution-for-you/ or Tel: (514) 935-1155


ALLPLAN's Planbar: The Detailing Solution for Precast Projects

Allplan delivers powerful CAD software created specifically for precast buildings and parking structures. Their software allows engineers and drafters to design and reinforce precast walls, slabs, hollowcore and double tees with a few clicks. Gain efficiency with their innovative 2D/3D workflow which automatically generates a 3D BIM model, complete shop drawings, rebar bending schedules, and all field deliverables. Streamline operations and production with a single source of truth platform, using model data to manage orders, production, QA, storage, and shipping.

ALLPLAN is a global provider of 3D CAD/BIM software. For more than 50 years, ALLPLAN has pioneered the digitalization of the AEC industry, providing software to precast companies, rebar detailers, civil engineers, building contractors, project managers, and more.

For more information see Allplan at https://www.allplan.com/us_en/industry-solutions/precast/


Athena

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

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