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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Intergraph SmartPlan Foundation 2014 - A useful construction program for plant information management

Intergraph SmartPlan Foundation 2014 is a useful construction program for plant information management. MEP engineers can use this construction software to access updated and organized engineering information instantly all through the project lifecycle.

The MEP engineers can securely obtain various plant informations together engineering designs, vendor data, purchase orders, RFQs, specification sheets, and all supplementary documents.

A modular set of user experiences is created on the basis of regular work processes to assure that legitimate, reliable, and superior-quality engineering data is allocated over the value chain and amid facility information systems.

Throughout the complete plant lifecycle, the users get the ability to develop quick and perfect design and operational decisions out of big and complicated data sets. SmartPlant Foundation is supported with the Intergraph information management solutions and it is considered as the globally recognized and extensively applied, industry-standard, engineering information management solution for the process, power, and marine industries.

Intergraph SmartPlan Foundation 2014 - A useful construction program

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Some Useful Guidelines for Concrete Slab Design in Visual Analysis 9.0

Jon Lovgren, the Engineer at Beaudette Consulting Engineers, Inc., has presented a useful construction video that shows how to create the design of a concrete slab with Visual Analysis 9.0, a powerful software for structural engineers. Learn the detailed design procedures toward both manual and auto-meshed plates, together with the definitions of the input parameters and general hazards and drawbacks of the procedure.

Visual Analysis is a construction program ideal for structural analysis and member design of standard beams, columns, frames, trusses and building models. With Visual Analysis the structural engineers can get key solutions for big or unusual structures effortlessly and rapidly.

This construction software is used to examine both lateral and gravity loads in a single model.

Visual Analysis simplify the process for developing models with sketching, DXF import, copy & paste, parametric formation of general components (frames, tanks, walls, bracing, floor systems, etc.), import from spreadsheet or other tools, and BIM. Blend materials in your models: steel, wood, concrete, cold-formed and aluminum.

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Monday, March 28, 2016

How to model a Reinforced Concrete Beam with Ansys Workbench

Ansys, a USA based Computer-aided engineering software developer, presents an exclusive construction tutorial on modeling a Reinforced Concrete Beam with ANSYS Workbench. ANSYS Workbench is the most recognized platform to resolve any issue associated with engineering field. Here static static structural analysis method is followed for the modeling purpose.

PLCRACK command is applied to demonstrate failed elements or cracked or crushed elements. Deformation of the Rebar can also be exported. This is a four point bending test of concrete.

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

How to create design & analysis of a simple structure with Orion 18

This is a useful construction video that shows how to use Orion V18 software to create the design of a basic structure. Orion is a construction program as well as structural engineering software from CSC (currently acquired by Tekla) that can be used for developing efficient structural design. The software can design simple or complicated reinforced concrete buildings. It performs analysis and design concerning valid structural elements like beams, columns, slabs and walls. It can also work with complex structures like multi-storey buildings There also exist a series of international codes along with British Standards and Eurocodes.

Orion 18.0 supports both 32 and 64-bit operating system.

Given below some of the exclusive features of Orion 18.0 :-

• Beams now designed for torsion
• Latest polyline column editor
• Batch FE beam load decomposition
• Latest column centreline modelling in Building Analysis
• Superior automatic cantilever marking
• New column perimeter modelling in FE raft foundation analysis
• Consistent BIM integration with Autodesk® Revit® 2013 and Tekla Structures 2013
• Several new modeling features
• Superior finite element analysis
• Advanced member design and detailing
• Design and detailing of numerous foundation systems together wih pads, pile caps, strip footings, rafts and piled rafts containing eccentric piling arrangements.
• Facilitates the engineers to directly export drawing details into CAD
• Produce material-take offs in initial design phase

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

RC design with Beam, Column and Slab through STAAD.Pro

This construction video offers live online training for creating the design of Beam,column,slab for a Reinforce Concrete Structure. This tutorial is specifically designed for advanced users.

This construction program is used to design all sorts of structures as well as distribute your synchronized model data secretly between your whole design team. With STAAD.Pro, it becomes easier to complete various complicated construction projects like steel, concrete, timber, aluminum, and cold-formed steel projects in schedule time and on budget. The structures can be designed efficiently with the use of more than 80 international codes.

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Monday, March 21, 2016

How to design a steel truss with Stadd.Pro Software

This construction video is based on how to create the design of a steel truss with the use of software. is a useful construction program for creating the design of all sorts of structures as well as distributing any coordinated model data amid your whole design team. With this useful construction software, different types of steel, concrete, timber, aluminum, and cold-formed steel projects can be completed in scheduled time and budget. Any structure can be designed by applying 80 international codes.

How to design a steel truss with Stadd.Pro Software

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Friday, March 18, 2016

UQTO is one of the best quantity surveying softwares for Quantity Surveying Professionals

UQTO refers to an add-on toolbar available in Autocad (2010 to 2014). This quantity surveying software can simplify the Architectural, Civil and MEP quantity surveying process by performing the following functionalities accurately.

• Generates a unique group for all element types (Footings, Columns, Plastering, Paintings, etc…).
• Generates a unique code for all elements in each group and draws it on the drawing by auto counter.
• Produces a Tag/Dimension line for all elements to provide its code and desired quantity parameter (Length, Count, Area, etc…).
• Produces report for each group.
• Exports reports to Excel.

Some other important features :-

• All surveying data are saved within Autocad DWG file devoid of any special file types or other third party applications. No 3d party software program is needed to modify any surveying data that can be delivered and opened through a third party program.
• Produces perfect quantities spreadsheets instantly.
• Apply a professional system for coding and numbering all elements required for surveying.
• Get rid of copying the surveyed elements data manually as it is possible to export all data to excel with some mouse clicks.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Some Best Construction Apps In Recent Times

In recent times, various smartphone based apps are emerging in the market which offer great solution for the construction professionals. These construction apps bring flexibility to the construction process to complete a project successfully. Give below the detailed lists of some best and useful construction apps for construction sectors.

1. SmartBidNet
This construction app offers efficient bid management systems. It works with various IPhones and can develop and trace the bid process with the associated subcontractors, and companies, in a safe and sound way. SmartBidNet will come up with available information to build bid projects easily and complete it in scheduled time.

2. GoBIM
This BIM based applications are widely utilized in the construction industry. GOBIM application creates the scope to operate 3D BIM models and their related data on the basis of the factors like number of triangles, number of parameters, and number of materials.

3. FingerCAD
This construction app can be used to generate technical drawing by applying your fingers through computer. The final design is saved and transmitted through email. It can also be printed. The app facilitates the users to create designs with CAD at the jobsite or at your preferred location.

4. Plan Grid 
PlanGrid is a is a simplified app that can easily handle and maintain all the project team members upgraded with the newest revision of drawings. PlanGrid facilitates the users to upload your latest drawing to a cloud server as well as distribute them with the project team members. It can also preserve the old versions of the similar drawing and notify while screening an obsolete drawing.

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5. Carpenter's Helper
This construction app is used to quantify roof pitch, rafter lengths, stair lengths, and more. The app contains an excellent graphical interface useful for measuring stair, roof and floor projects.

The app comes with several advantages. The construction professionals can arrange their ready mix concrete order directly out of their smartphone/tablet without difficulty. Besides, as soon as the order is arranged, get access to trace for delivery times as well as get confirmation for the arrival of concrete trucks on the jobsite. The app can also preserve total record concerning the quantity of concrete is placed, how many is on the transit.

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7. Fast Concrete Pad Calculator
This app will work out quantities required for concrete and rebar for your upcoming project. It can also be used to estimate waste materials, concrete and rebar costs.

This app will notify you about the precautionary steps which should undertaken at that risk level to safeguard workers from heat-related illness, send reminders about drinking sufficient fluids, scheduling rest breaks, planning for and knowing what should be performed in case of an emergency, settling work operations, progressively developing the workload for new workers, teaching on heat illness signs and symptoms.

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9. Roofing Calculator
To use this app, just put the workable area, to figure out the number of roofing shingles, number of squares, and number of bundles for a specific project. Besides, you can enter a cost per bundle and a waste overage percentage that should be contained in the estimation.

10. Procore
This app is very useful to produce and handle punch list items, access contact data, distribute and preserve project photos, log time card entries and more. Besides, it becomes possible to manageconstruction schedules, RFI's, submittals, change orders and many other procedures.

Some Best Construction Apps In Recent Times

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

How to reinforce columns, slabs, beams with Allplan

This wonderful construction video tutorial is submitted by the youtuber CADLine Australia. Learn how to use Allplan for reinforcing various Architectural & Engineering elements like columns, slabs, beams and later render them with Lumion.

The most updated version is Allplan Engineering 2016 that is based on the integrated Parasolid modeling kernel from Siemens. It improves the 3d modeling process significantly with accuracy while creating models for various engineering structures like bridges, tunnels, tanks, or complex structures.

How to reinforce columns, slabs, beams with Allplan

With the new object navigator feature, the process for developing building model will be simplified in Allplan. It also becomes easier for examining and modifying complicated models. Allplan Engineering 2016 offers better design quality and more precision in interdisciplinary cooperation.

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Monday, March 14, 2016

RCM ACI-Builder Is A Useful Construction Program For Structural Engineers

RCM ACI-Builder is the newest construction program for structural engineers. They can use this software to create the design of various types of reinforced concrete members in accordance with ACI318M-11 code.
By using this software the structural engineers can obtain comple detailed design output contain full cormulas and explanatory figures. This adaptable construction software can provide perfect guidance to the structural engineers to master ACI Code.
RCM ACI-Builder Design Software offers the following functionalities:-
A. Design of flexural members (Rectangular and T-Shape Sections):
A.1-Find out section characteristic under balance case, singly reinforced section & doubly reinforced section.
A.2-Work out area of steel on the basis of applied moment.
A.3-Compute moment as per allotted area of steel.
B. Design of Shear under following cases:
B.1- Members based on shear and flexure only.
B.2- Members based on shear and axial compression.
B.3- Members subject to shear and vital axial tension.
C. Design of combined shear and torsion under both cases of compatibility and equilibrium torsion.
D. Design of punching for prestressed and non-prestressed members containing all column geometry cases: interior, edge & corner columns.
E. Manage immediate and long term deflection for beams and slabs.
F. Design of corbels and brackets.
G. Manage flexural cracking in beams and one-way slabs.
H. Design of pile-caps with most general geometry cases: 2,3,4,5 & Strip-Pile Caps.
I. Design of isolated footings under eccentrically and concentrically case of loading
RCM ACI-Builder is a useful construction program for structural engineers
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Friday, March 11, 2016

How to make analysis of a 5 storied building with ETABS

This construction video focuses on how to use ETABS for making analysis of a 5 story industrial building.

ETABS provides integrated analysis, design and drafting of building systems. The most updated version is ETABS 2015.This newest ETABS contains supreme 3D object based modeling and visualization tools, brilliantly rapid linear and nonlinear analytical power, elegant and extensive design aptitude for diversified materials, and discerning graphic displays, reports, and schematic drawings etc. With all these features, the users will be able to instantly and smoothly resolve and learn analysis and design results.

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Construction Event on Estimation Technology 2016

Estimation Technology For Construction 2016 focuses on first national congress to reveal how estimation and preconstruction departments can leverage models, databases and data to enhance the accuracy and speed of cost estimation.

After detailed research with over 40 construction professionals, the agenda has been designed to meet the challenges of estimation in 2016, such as maximizing the role of model-based quantification, optimizing workflows, integrating 2D and 3D tools, utilizing historical data, managing databases and developing standardized processes for all of the above.

• PRECONSTRUCTION and ESTIMATION DIRECTORS will attend to hear how to redesign workflows and train staff to not only adopt, but fully utilize the benefits of disruptive technology – and learn how to prove the business case for adoption.
• ESTIMATORS will attend to receive practical and interactive training on how to use models, historical data and databases effectively to create accurate and trustworthy quantities and cost estimates
• VDC DIRECTORS & BIM MANAGERS will attend to understand the role of the estimator and determine how to conduct modelling in ways that will further benefit the preconstruction department ad reduce duplication of efforts

Event Date : May 23-25, 2016
Event Location : San Francisco

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Construction Master Pro - Optimize the construction math calculation with Advanced Feet Inch Fraction

Calculated Industries, Inc. develops Construction Master® Pro compatible with iPhone and iPad. This construction tool is available in two models : #4065 and #4080 (CM Pro with Trig). If you want to switch over from an iOS device to an Android device, a new license should be purchased.

Construction Master® Pro is useful for standard advanced construction math calculations. This construction calculator offers huge benefits to the Architects, Builders, Contractors, Designers, Draftspersons, Engineers, Framers/Carpenters and Tradesmen. It can easily & perfectly resolve a complex construction math problem as well as minimize errors in the construction jobsite or office. The calculator is also used to diminish costly errors in the estimating, bidding and construction processes.

Construction Master® Pro contains the following features :-

• Entry Editing Backspace Key having a swipe of a finger (left - to - right)
• The users can access an in-depth guidance in English or Spanish from
• It contains complete trigonometric function like sine, cosine, tangent, arcsine, arccosine and arctangent
• Robust in-built solutions can easily finish layouts, plans, bids and estimates
• Include and transform amid all building dimensional formats: feet-inch-fractions, inch fraction, yards, decimal feet (10ths, 100ths), decimal inches and metric (m, cm, mm)
• In-built right angle functions can make the process easy for square-ups, rafters, slopes and more

The most updated version is 1.4.3 and it contains some new features like settling bug while changing from degrees to DMS (64-bit device users only).

BUILT-IN SOLUTIONS: Dimensional Math and Conversions.

• Feet-Inch-Fraction, Inch Fraction, Yards
• Decimal Feet (10ths, 100ths), Decimal Inches
• Preset Fractions (1/2" through 1/64") 
• D:M(worry), Decimal Degree Entry and Conversions
• Full Metric Function (m, cm, mm)

Right Angle Solutions:

• Complete Right Angle/Rafter Calculations
• Pitch Key (Slope and Grade)
• Rise, Run, Diagonal/Common Rafters
• Hip/Valley Key
• Jack Rafters Key
• Irregular Hip/Valley and Jacks
• Rafter Cutting Angles (Plumb, Cheek and Level Cuts)
• Stair Layout Key
• Stair (Advanced – Riser Limit, Stairwell Opening, Headroom, Floor Thickness)
• Diagonal Key
• Expanded Rake-Wall
• Arched Rake-Wall

Link for download Construction Master Pro

Area and Volume Solutions

• Square and Cubic
• Roof – Bundles, Squares, 4x8 Sheets, Pitch, Plan Area
• Drywall, Siding and Paneling 4x8, 4x9 and 4x12
• Column/Cone Area and Volume
• Basic Circular Calculations
• Advanced Circular Calculations
• Weight per Volume Conversions
• Length, Width and Height Keys
• Blocks, Footings

Special Functions:

• Trigonometric Function Keys: Sine, Cosine, Tangent, Arcsine, Arccosine, Arctangent
• Board Feet
• Studs: Find number On-center
• User-Definable Preferences
• Cost per Unit (total costs based on unit price)
• Equal-Sided Polygon
• Compound Miters
• Crown Angle
• Paperless Tape
• 4 Memories

Construction Master Pro

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Some useful construction tips to level a concrete floor

This construction video will guide you with some useful tricks to level a concrete floor efficiently. The video focuses on a concrete subfloor leveled in the living room that is attached with an extended hallway.

The hallway is set up with tile and there should be a hardwood to be included with the tile. The standard for subfloor quality is very poor. To improve the standard the lower spots should be patched well. After that the final leveling is done.

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