This class will introduce a novel approach to design and check of structural steel joints and connections of any topology. It is based on a new method called Component-based Finite Element Model (CBFEM) and has been implemented into IDEA StatiCa Connection software. Structural engineers and fabricators can use models created in Advance Steel software, Revit software, and Robot Structural Analysis software to quickly export all data necessary and perform pass/fail check of any joint according to the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) / Eurocode. We will examine this new extended workflow for Autodesk users, and show its relevance on real-life projects from all around the world. Join this class to learn how to deal with any steel joint your projects can bring, in minutes. We’ll explain the whole calculation process and show tools to optimize the joint (bolt patterns and so on). This session features Advance Steel and Revit Structure.
- Learn how to design and check any steel joint according to AISC/EC in minutes
- Understand limitations of current methods, and examine the new CBFEM method for analysis and design of steel joints
- Learn how to work with a model from Advance Steel, Revit, and Robot Structural Analysis to increase productivity of steel joint design
- See this new approach in real-life projects all around the world
Graham is a Chartered Structural Engineer with over 22 years industry experience. He has a wide range of experience of different building types, including residential, commercial, retail, education, and mixed use. He has extensive tall building knowledge, including on landmark buildings such as the Leadenhall Building in London. Graham is passionate about promoting Building Information Modelling (BIM) for all disciplines, and particularly for efficiency gains for structural engineers and technicians, as well as Clients. He is the structural BIM leader for Arup's Building Engineering teams in the UK, and is part of the global multi-disciplinary team shaping BIM in Arup. He advises on digital design aspects including parametric design, workflow optimisation, data & process management, interoperability, as well as best practice in the use of the software tools available.
Lubomir Sabatka is the CEO at IDEA RS. He is one of the pioneers of using computer-aided engineering (CAE) methods in structural analysis worldwide. With his team, Sabatka has been developing tools for this industry for over 20 years (including Esa Prima Win and SCIA Engineer, among others). In 2009, he shifted his focus to design of structural members, use of cloud technology, and BIM adoption. His team develops IDEA StatiCa applications that are missing pieces in the global workflow of structural engineers and fabricators.