This class will explain current methods of base plate and anchoring design in steel structures, and look at their limitations. Then it will introduce a new approach to designing and checking base plates and anchoring of any shape, loaded in any direction. It is based on a new method called component-based finite element model (CBFEM) and has been implemented into the new version of Hilti PROFIS. We'll demonstrate this new approach that lets structural engineers design base plates and anchoring more accurately and efficiently. We'll show various examples and verification studies. We'll also introduce a new workflow from Robot Structural Analysis Professional software via PROFIS into Revit software and Advanced Steel software.
- Understand best practices in base plate and anchoring design
- Learn how to design and check any anchoring in minutes
- Discover new a workflow for base plate and anchoring design
- Learn how to use advanced solutions for problems that existed for years
Mario Fitz BSc, MSc; born 1982; living in AustriaStructural engineer with experiences from structural design office, engineering software and leading construction material supplierWork history:TU Graz, Austria; student structural engineering BSc/MSc; 2003 – 11/2008Engineering office Heeb AG Liechtenstein; practicing structural engineer; 2009 to 2011Hilti Corporation; project manager anchor design software - global; 2011 to 2015Hilti Corporation; team lead engineering subject matter expertise – global; 2015 to 2017Hilti Corporation; product line manager structural software - global; since 2017Knowledge areas:Anchor designStructural concrete and structural steel designWorkflow in construction and engineering (end to end)Several structural design software packagesProfessional awards:Finished 2nd at global Hilti Innovation competition by supporting anchors in seismic applications with design software
Juraj is in charge of sales, support, and marketing of IDEA StatiCa. He is also responsible for interoperability of IDEA StatiCa with Autodesk Advance Steel, Revit, Robot and FORGE platform.Juraj is a big enthusiast about technology and entrepreneurship. After years in corporate banking, he joined IDEA to mix his business skills with a unique Czech technology for structural engineers. He has an academic background from three continents – Prague University of Economics, Harvard University and Singapore Management University.