Specification Section: 2018 Concrete Products and Design Software for Buildings, Roads and Bridges
This guide includes concrete products and design software for buildings, road and bridges.
This brief listing is meant to showcase products and technology used and specified by civil and structural engineers. If your company should have been included, let us know at [email protected], and we’ll add it online.
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As a member of the OpenBIM initiative, ALLPLAN is leading the initiative to digitize the AEC industry; support IFC standards; and enable the holistic design, construction and management of buildings, structures and bridges.
ALLPLAN Engineering is the ultimate design and detailing solution for civil and structural engineers, reinforcement detailers and contractors looking to digitize their workflows.
ALLPLAN enables engineers to seamlessly integrate 3D and BIM into existing 2D workflows, detail concrete reinforcement, and generate high-quality drawings, reports and documents from one solution.
A key subsidiary of the Nemetschek Group, ALLPLAN solutions are used by more than 240,000 engineers, contractors and BIM managers in 52 countries. (Nemetschek brands in the U.S. include Bluebeam, RISA, SDS/2, Vectorworks).
OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition, the successor to Bentley’s industry-leading civil engineering brands InRoads, GEOPAK, MX and PowerCivil, is a truly innovative design application built to address the demands of today’s evolving infrastructure industry. By blending traditional engineering workflows for plan, profile and cross-sections with 3D parametric modeling, OpenRoads Designer enables the model-centric creation of all your design deliverables while supporting all aspects of a detailed roadway design, including survey, geotechnical, drainage, subsurface utilities, corridor modeling, analysis and quantification. It is a comprehensive, multi-discipline 3D modeling application that advances the delivery of roadway projects from conceptual design through construction. OpenRoads Designer provides the latest technology and tools you need to efficiently design, model and produce project deliverables in a dynamic, interactive and parametrically enabled environment.
StormTrap offers proven, precast concrete solutions for managing runoff, protecting waterways and improving the use of your property. We are committed to providing cost-effective, customized water management solutions to engineers, owners and municipalities across North America and abroad. Whether you are concerned about water quality, detention, infiltration or water harvesting, StormTrap has a design that will reduce your footprint, accommodate site constraints, lower overall costs and meet your specific project needs. For further information on the complete line of StormTrap products—SingleTrap®, DoubleTrap®, SiteSaver®, TrashTrap® and PumpGuard®—please visit www.stormtrap.com.
Concrete Bridge Design – From Conception to Fabrication
Bridge design workflows in Autodesk® InfraWorks® enable engineers and architects to jump right into the context of a project site. In this FREE, on-demand webinar, Autodesk’s Andy Manze demonstrates bridge modeling and production planning.
• Conceptual bridge modeling in InfraWorks
• Parametric component modeling in Inventor
• Structural Analysis tools
• Freeform rebar modeling in Autodesk® Revit®
• Plan production in Revit
Watch the webinar at http://civil-community.autodesk.com/2018/07/concrete-bridge-design-conception-fabrication/ and learn more about InfraWorks.
Autodesk® Revit® has a robust set of tools to help structural engineers and detailers model 3D concrete reinforcements, create shop drawings, and generate schedules in a BIM environment. Design and detail reinforced concrete elements, and prevent clashes from occurring in the preconstruction and site-execution project phases. Define the accurate reinforcement for standard and non-standard shapes of buildings and concrete structures such as bridges and tunnels. Revit helps you to work more productively and with greater accuracy.
Bentley Systems – STRUCTURAL
Structural Analysis and Design: Engineers can efficiently model, analyze and design any structure—from a single foundation to an entire stadium—using Bentley’s structural applications. It’s easy to evaluate multiple design alternatives quickly and early in the design process to arrive at a high quality and economical design, using various materials, including concrete and steel! Share structural engineering project information among modeling, analysis, design, drafting and detailing software applications with ease. Featured structural products: Structural Enterprise, STAAD, ProStructures.
To learn more about Bentley, please visit their website at www.bentley.com/structural.
Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
Founded in 1924, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) is a technical institute and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that stands as the authoritative resource for steel reinforced concrete construction. CRSI offers many industry-trusted technical publications, reference materials and educational opportunities.
CRSI’s members represent more than 80% of the U.S. manufacturers, fabricators and placers of steel reinforcing bar and related products with more than 600 locations in 49 states as well as more than 15,000 employees. Members produce, fabricate and install approximately 9 million tons of reinforcing steel per year using scrap steel in efficient manufacturing operations. The CRSI membership also includes professionals across the country who are involved in the research, design, and construction of steel-reinforced concrete. CRSI staff comprises a nationwide region network of industry professionals.
Milliken Infrastructure Solutions
RenewWrap® fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) strengthening system is an important strengthening technique in every engineer’s toolbox for concrete and masonry structures due to its high strength, stiffness and corrosion-resistant properties. This system is externally bonded to or wrapped around existing concrete or steel members to increase load capacity, correct design or construction errors, restore strength to deteriorated structures, comply with more-stringent building codes or retrofit for extraordinary events such as earthquakes.
RenewWrap FRPs come in many strengthening forms:
• Carbon-fiber bars for near-surface-mounted applications
• Unidirectional fiber fabrics
• Multi-directional fabrics
• Strand sheets
• CFRP anchors
• All associated resins
A Commercial Metals Company
Chr¯omX® rebar provides high-strength concrete reinforcing steel products with varying levels of corrosion resistance. Designers utilize the high strength efficiencies and best match the corrosion-protection requirements of the structure to meet the targeted service life. Employing the high strength of Chr¯omX rebar (Grades 100 and 120), designers reduce construction costs, shorten build times, resolve rebar congestion issues, improve site safety and advance sustainability. Building codes and design guides supporting high-strength designs are available through the ACI, ICC and AASTHO. Chr¯omX rebar’s uncoated corrosion resistance is derived from the steel’s chemistry and microstructure rather than relying on fragile coatings, resulting in a bar that can be handled and fabricated like conventional rebar, without the risk of damage, repair or inspection challenges.
Founded in 1943, NACE International, The Corrosion Society, serves 36,000 members in 130-plus countries. Based in Houston, Texas, with offices in the U.S., China, Malaysia, India, Brazil and Saudi Arabia, as well as a training center in Dubai, the organization serves all industries impacted by corrosion and provides the most specified technical training and certification programs, conferences, industry standards, reports, and publications focused on corrosion prevention and mitigation.
National Precast Concrete Association
The National Precast Concrete Association is an international trade association representing more than 900 manufacturers and suppliers that produce hundreds of precast, prestressed and reinforced concrete pipe products for underground and above-ground applications. NPCA member companies manufacture products that create and rebuild infrastructure, protect the environment and offer modularity, customization and infinite creative design possibilities across all sectors of the construction industry. NPCA produces The Precast Show annually and provides members with the latest technical and industry information through precast.org, a suite of publications, educational seminars, product committees and conferences. A cornerstone of the association is the NPCA Plant Certification program, which is recognized in 43 states and accredited by the American National Standards Institute.
Oldcastle Infrastructure (formerly Oldcastle Precast) is one of North America’s largest manufacturers of utility products and construction accessories for the telecommunications, energy, transportation, building structures and stormwater infrastructure markets. We offer the flexibility of scale, engineering expertise, and product portfolio that no one else can. All without losing the local responsiveness and delivery options you need and deserve.
If that weren’t enough, you’ll benefit from the strength and global support of CRH, our parent company and a worldwide leader in diversified building products.
With all of this on our side, it’s no surprise that we’re able to offer the most comprehensive service solutions for engineers, contractors, distributors, utility companies, government agencies and more.
Outpak Washout is the original, disposable, affordable washout designed for containment of construction site washout material such as concrete sediment, paint, drywall mud, stucco and mortar. Both EPA and BMP compliant, they are easy to use, have a quick set up time and store flat for easy transportation. With five sizes in three different materials, there is
an Outpak Washout for all construction needs.
Visit outpak.com to see all Outpak products.
The Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) is a nonprofit organization for the advancement of post-tensioned, prestressed concrete design and construction. PTI represents a community of businesses and professionals dedicated to expanding quality post-tensioning applications. PTI advocates the quality use of post-tensioning by providing education, certification, and codes and standards as well as promoting the industry and supporting research. Members of the Institute include major post-tensioning material fabricators in the U.S., Canada and Mexico; manufacturers of prestressing materials in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Asia and Europe; and companies supplying materials, services and equipment used in post-tensioned construction. In addition, PTI has more than 500 professional engineers, architects and contractors.
QuakeWrap Inc. has more than 20 years of experience in advanced construction technologies utilizing Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) for infrastructure repair and renewal. QuakeWrap’s patented FRP products and solutions—including the innovative PileMedic® and PipeMedic® repair systems—are tested and field-proven to rehabilitate, retrofit and strengthen assorted concrete structures worldwide, with award-winning results. More information on QuakeWrap FRP products can be found at www.QuakeWrap.com.
Rinker Materials, a QUIKRETE Company, is one of the nation’s largest and leading manufacturers of concrete pipe and related products. Founded in 1963 and acquired by QUIKRETE in 2017, Rinker Materials is an industry leader in product innovation, technical expertise, high-quality products, safety and customer service.
Comprised of over 30 facilities that serve 30 states with our corporate office in Houston, Rinker Materials facilities produce a full range of concrete drainage products including
concrete pipe ranging in diameters from 12” to 144”, precast box culverts with spans starting from 2’ all the way to 24’ wide, along with various precast components.
RISA has been developing leading-edge structural design and optimization software for more than 30 years. Our products are used around the world for buildings, stadiums, bridges and everything in between. For concrete floors, including beams and two-way slabs, nothing beats RISAFloor ES for ease of use and versatility. The design of columns and shear walls with RISA-3D offers total flexibility. RISAFoundation is the ultimate tool for analysis and design of a variety of different foundation types, including retaining walls, spread footings, mat slabs or piles. Overall, the seamless integration of RISAFloor, RISA-3D and RISAFoundation create a powerful structural design environment ready to tackle your next concrete design challenge. To learn more about RISA products, please visit risa.com/products.
SDS/2 Concrete provides the necessary tools to automate detailing and fabrication of rebar for reinforced concrete. Rebar detailers can automatically generate detailed bending and placing schedules as well as placement drawings from 3D model information, saving time over traditional 2D workflows and putting you at the forefront of the BIM market.
With SDS/2, concrete contractors can virtually build a 3D model for estimating and pour-planning purposes, which saves time and increases accuracy over traditional methods.
Since its inception in 1981, SDS/2 has produced innovative BIM software for the steel industry’s engineering, detailing and fabrication sectors. SDS/2 software products provide automatic detailing, engineering information, fabrication data and much more, reducing the time required to design, detail, fabricate and erect steel.
Sika Corporation, Lyndhurst, N.J., is a technology leader with over 100 years of experience in concrete materials and restoration technology. Sika’s innovative product line includes concrete admixtures, sealants, adhesives, corrosion inhibitors, specialty mortars, epoxy resins, structural strengthening systems, grouts, anchoring adhesives, overlays, industrial flooring, waterproofing, roofing systems, protective coatings and wood floor adhesive systems and installation products. Full-service sales and technical offices support our customers nationwide. Sika has subsidiaries in 100 countries around the world and manufactures in over 200 factories.
Simpson Strong-Tie has software and web applications designed to support our concrete products. Anchor Designer for ACI 381 will quickly and accurately analyze an existing design or suggest anchorage solutions based upon user-defined design elements in various concrete conditions. This software has been updated to include the latest product launches from Simpson Strong-Tie, providing more anchor and adhesive products to choose from. Our Rebar Development Length Calculator web application supports the design of post-installed rebar in concrete applications by calculating the necessary tension and compression development lengths. The calculation methodology is based on ACI 318 requirements for cast-in-place reinforcing-bar development length.
STRUCTUREPOINT continues to develop and enhance PCA software and engineering services to model, analyze, and design reinforced concrete structures. Our newly updated spColumn program features a dynamic spSection module to create and modify irregular sections, and a 3D failure surface viewer to investigate biaxial runs more thoroughly, and a new 2D/3Dview module for viewing and navigating 2D diagrams and 3D surfaces. Our upgraded spMats program utilizes a sophisticated FEM solver to expedite solution of large-scale, complex models, and now exports CTI files for analyzing column/pile sections in spColumn. Our worldwide customer base continues to use the software for foundation and slab-on-grade design. Equipped with the latest American (ACI 318-14) and Canadian (CSA A23.3-14) concrete codes, StructurePoint software helps engineers work quickly, simply and accurately.
Trimble Solutions USA
Uncertainty and risk are major concerns for concrete contractors, but with the right tools you can manage these and improve your business. Tekla software allows contractors who plan and pour concrete onsite to improve productivity and quality with coordinated and timely information. With Tekla, you can make your projects predictable thanks to better planning and management. Regardless of the structure or project type and from preconstruction to pour, concrete construction can become more productive in the office and onsite by utilizing reliable information from constructible models. Tekla’s unique ability to accurately handle pours and intuitive information management tools help you improve project coordination and control, manage risks and plan for success. To find more information on Tekla solutions, visit our website at www.tekla.com/us/solutions/concrete-contractors.
Utility Concrete Products
Utility Concrete Products LLC (UCP) is the leading precast concrete producer in the Midwest. UCP produces precast concrete products for the communication, electrical and transportation industries, among others. We offer unique and innovative engineered solutions for all precast needs. From design to installation, we have dedicated more than 45 years of service to our customers. Our customers consider us one of their top suppliers because of our personalized customer service and properly engineered products. UCP has secured the Quality Certification of the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) and is a Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Certified Plant. Products from Utility Concrete include retaining walls, sound walls, manholes, handholes, temporary concrete barriers, drainage structures, transformer pads, box culverts, headwalls, pad vaults, specialty structures and many others.
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Solving infrastructure demands through innovative technology
At “the Intersection of Infrastructure and Technology,” Topcon solutions create greater efficiencies and accuracies to meet the demands of today and tomorrow for growing infrastructure needs.
The Millimeter GPS 3D concrete paving solution from Topcon offers a stringless system that provides millimeter accuracy by combining GNSS technology with land-based laser transmitters. The system broadcasts an entire zone of light spreading in all directions. As each sensor captures this light, the highest level of vertical accuracy is gained, while maintaining speed.