Specification Section: 2019 Innovative Product and Design Software
This guide briefly showcases innovative product and design software specified/used by civil and structural engineers throughout the industry. If your company should have been included in the guide, let us know by emailing email@example.com, and we’ll add it online.
Bentley Systems – OpenCities
Bentley Systems is the leading global provider of software solutions to engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure.
Bentley’s OpenCities Planner is a cloud-based service that enables visualization of 2D, 3D, and GIS data in a 3D world. It is the ideal solution for creating design options, communicating city plans and engaging with stakeholders and citizens. OpenCities Planner provides cities with digital twins for project planning and collaborative web-based 3D visualization.
Bull Moose Tube
Founded in 1962, Bull Moose Tube boasts more than a half-century of steadfast commitment to serving customers requiring steel pipe and tube. One key contributor to our quality is our unique manufacturing method. Bull Moose forms tube directly from steel coil, eliminating a mother tube or prior stage process. This approach enables us to start with only the highest-grade steel, create less scale, form sharper corners, craft the straightest tube, and make the most consistent welds. Unique products include our 110 KSI Stratusteel tube, the strongest, lightest tube in the market. Our seven manufacturing facilities in North America help ensure consistent product availability, while our sales team maintains straightforward and transparent business practices for consistent reliability. Choose Bull Moose for exceptional strength.
Canam Buildings is a business unit of Canam Group, the largest fabricator of steel components in North America. Since 1961, Canam Buildings has specialized in designing construction solutions and fabricating steel joists in a variety of shapes, sizes and geometries. In addition to standard joists, Canam Buildings designs and manufactures joists with more complex forms to fit bold architectural needs or simply to cover large spans.
Canam Group, through its subsidiaries, takes part in an average of 10,000 projects every year in various sectors such as construction of buildings, steel structures and bridges. Canam Group operates 25 plants across North America and employs over 4,750 people in Canada, the United States, Romania and India.
CivilGEO develops civil engineering software that greatly speeds up an engineer’s work. CivilGEO’s first product, GeoHECRAS, automates much of the workflow required for constructing and analyzing a HEC-RAS model. Users typically save at least 50% of their engineering time using the advanced automation that the software provides. The software can be used to analyze existing bridge and culvert structures as well as design new roadway crossing structures. The software tightly integrates with Autodesk Civil 3D, Bentley MicroStation as well as Esri’s ArcGIS and ArcMap. A 1D or 2D analysis can be performed for bridges and culverts, including performing bridge scour computations. A free demonstration version of GeoHECRAS is available for trial.
Contech Engineered Solutions
Contech Engineered Solutions is a leading provider of site solutions for the civil engineering industry. Contech is the only company that can provide bridge, drainage, erosion control, retaining wall, sanitary, soil stabilization and stormwater solutions on a national scale.
Our product offering includes corrugated metal and plastic pipe; metal plate, concrete arch bridges and steel truss structures; hard armor, block and retaining wall systems; and stormwater detention/retention, filtration and treatment systems. Our product portfolio is based on more than a century of research and practical field experience serving the highway, drainage, sewage and site-improvement markets.
To contact one of Contech’s 50 offices or 300 sales and product professionals nationwide, visit www.ContechES.com or call 800-338-1122.
Established in 1934, Lindapter designs and manufactures unique steel-to-steel connection systems, which provide a faster alternative to drilling or welding in the field. ICC approved Girder Clamps are ideal for use on bridges, as new steel components can be lifted into position and quickly clamped onto the existing structure using standard tools.
Lindapter’s product line includes the ICC approved Hollo-Bolt for HSS and floor fasteners such as the Grate-Fast. Typical applications include securing reinforcing steel frames to the underside of a bridge deck, supporting pipework from the structural frame and attaching open bar grating to form maintenance walkways. Bridge projects include Manhattan, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Walt Whitham and Goethals bridges. No drilling or welding results in unparalleled flexibility and time savings during installation, but also eliminates hot permits and associated costs.
MMFX Technologies, a Commercial Metals Company (CMC)
MMFX Technologies offers high-strength concrete reinforcing steels (ChromX) 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.
Utilizing the high strength of ChromX rebar (Grades 100 and 120), designers reduce construction costs, shorten build times, resolve rebar congestion issues, enhance site safety and improve sustainability. Building codes and design guides supporting high-strength designs are available through the ACI, ICC and AASTHO.
ChromX rebar’s uncoated, corrosion resistance is derived from the steel’s chemistry and microstructure, resulting in a bar that can be handled and fabricated like conventional rebar, without the risk of damage, repair or inspection issues. ChromX is available coast-to-coast: product can be purchased in truckload quantities mill direct. Fabrication services are also offered through CMC’s nationwide distributor network, making MMFX Technologies the one-stop solution for all corrosion resistant and high strength steel needs.
New Millennium Building Systems
New Millennium engineers and manufactures a full range of structural steel building systems. We can offer you the right system to answer your design challenges and the need for total-project cost conservation.
Standard Steel Joists and Deck
The company is a leader in BIM-based design for steel joists and decking. BIM ensures the structure is fully planned from the start to avoid construction problems and costs. We offer a FREE BIM joist component for download: www.newmill.com/bim-design-tools/bim-design.html
Special Profile Joists and Architectural Decking
These kinds of joists and deck allow for more-unique and aesthetically pleasing designs, enhancing the profile of a building.
Long-Span Composite Floor Systems
These “thin-slab” systems achieve clear spans up to 36 feet, opening the way to more space-optimized building designs. Systems address aesthetic, acoustic and fire-rating demands, while minimizing the total project cost and owners’ lifecycle costs.
Nucor Vulcraft/Verco Group
Vulcraft, a division of Nucor Corp., has a long history of success in the joist and deck business. Along with the expertise and experience, Vulcraft has grown and developed into a modern company. Employing some of the latest technology in the fabrication facility as well as in the office, Vulcraft has the capability to provide quality products on time that fit the first time.
At Vulcraft, providing the best steel products means more than just the highest quality. The best steel product is the right product for the job, no matter what the job. They arrive on time, and freight doesn’t cost a fortune. The best steel product provider gives you answers face to face or over the phone and can even help your business run more efficiently.
If the steel products you are presently using are unable do all these things, they’re not the best steel products, and you need to learn about the Vulcraft advantages:
• Range of products
• Material resource management
• Production flexibility
• Lower freight costs
• Convenient sales offices
Vulcraft. Powerful Partnerships. Powerful Results.
Oldcastle Infrastructure is the leading provider of building materials, products and services for infrastructure projects to several market sectors nationwide, including: Building Structures, Communications, Energy, Transportation and Water.
Oldcastle Infrastructure is part of CRH’s Building Products division. CRH is a leading global diversified building materials group, employing c.90,000 people at c.3,700 operating locations in 32 countries worldwide. CRH is the largest building materials company in North America and the second largest worldwide.
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.
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Strong Frame Yield-Link Connection Software Plugin Tools
For more than 60 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has made it our mission to create structural solutions that help people build safer, stronger homes and buildings. Our Strong Frame Yield-Link connection is precision-made to meet the complex challenges and increased loads of structural steel construction. The state-of-the-art Yield-Link design provides a reliable yet economical structural connection that saves everyone—from building owners to engineers, contractors and fabricators—critical labor hours and dollars. Whatever your role in the process, our software plugin tools and design support services can make your job easier by helping you plan, model and document complete designs to your unique requirements—all while keeping the project on time and within budget.
A geogrid is a geosynthetic material used to stabilize soil. Geogrids have openings, called apertures, which allow aggregate to strike through and provide confinement and interlock. All geosynthetics are not created equal. TriAx Geogrid has been tested extensively to ensure long-term performance and value.
Tensar’s patented TriAx Geogrid product is designed specifically for trafficked surfaces. This punched polypropylene sheet features triangular apertures that provide stiffness, stability, and compression to paved and unpaved roadway surfaces.
TriAx Geogrids spread road loads over a wider area of subgrade, lessening impact and reducing installation and maintenance costs. TriAx is the only geogrid with a methodology extensively reviewed by an independent third party to ensure it complies with design standards outlined by AASHTO.
Advanced Drainage Systems
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) enhanced ADS Design Tool 2.0 is now available at the company’s websites: www.ads-pipe.com and www.stormtech.com. The new application enables customers to incorporate site-specific information, quickly create customized CAD layouts, edit and save designs for review and modification. The result is a custom-tailored StormTech stormwater management system that can be immediately utilized in project documents.
The ADS Design Tool 2.0 also allows customers to evaluate the feasibility of above-ground pond replacement, alternative underground products, land values and usage, regulatory compliance, rainwater harvesting, stormwater quality, green infrastructure applications and more. Users can also add other ADS products to the StormTech design including N-12 and HP pipe, Nyloplast basins and Inserta-Tee lateral connections.
Allplan Engineering is the ultimate design and detailing solution for civil engineers, reinforcement detailers, and firms looking to grow their business without hiring additional staff.
Allplan gives engineers the tools they need to seamlessly integrate 3D and BIM into existing 2D workflows, detail concrete reinforcement, and generate high-quality drawings, reports and documents from one solution.
As a member of the OpenBIM initiative, ALLPLAN is leading the initiative to digitalize the AEC industry. By supporting IFC standards and enabling the holistic design, construction, and management of bridges and heavy civil projects, they are pioneering infrastructure development all over the world.
A key subsidiary of the Nemetschek Group, Allplan solutions are used by over 240,000 Engineers, Contractors and BIM Managers in 52 countries. (Nemetschek brands in the U.S. include Bluebeam, RISA, SDS/2, Vectorworks).
American Excelsior Company
American Excelsior Company (AEC) invented the erosion control blanket! AEC is celebrating over 130 years of business and manufactures a wide variety of erosion and sediment control products that are all made in the USA. AEC provides ErosionWorks, the industry-leading design software, free of charge online.
Curlex engineered fibers are made from sustainable sources of 100% naturally seed-free Aspen. Recyclex products keep millions of plastic bottles out of landfills. NEW TriNet TRMs are designed for extreme applications. Curlex Sediment Log and Curlex Bloc provide sediment control and countless shoreline and water filtration benefits. Bindex hydraulic mulch along with a variety of straw- and coconut-based products round out our diverse offerings.
Applied Bolting Technology
Applied Bolting Technology produces DuraSquirt DTIs. Each DuraSquirt DTI supplies an easy-to-see, bright-orange indicator to quickly show when bolts have been properly tensioned.
Since AASHTO specification includes Self-Indicating DTIs to signal when sufficient bump compression has been reached, bridge construction can benefit from visual installation and inspection without the daily hassles, costs and inaccuracies of torque testing and match-marking.
One DOT compared Turn-of-Nut to Squirter DTIs. They found the Squirter DTIs saved them $1 a bolt on installation and inspection after they recouped the initial cost of the DTI. This resulted in less than 1% rejection rate.
Call for the field test comparison.
Atlas Tube is the leading producer of steel HSS in North America, delivering the shortest cycle times and largest size range in the industry. We roll most sizes of A1085 HSS every three weeks or less, and complete details can be found at www.atlastube.com/astm-a1085. Now in stock at service centers in the western United States, there’s no reason not to spec A1085 HSS, the industry’s strongest support for your projects! Atlas HSS are available in squares up to 20 inches and 0.188-0.875-inch wall thickness, rectangles up to 24 by 12 inches and 0.188-0.750-inch wall thickness, and rounds up to 20 inches and 0.188-0.625-inch wall thickness. Contact Atlas Tube to speak with our structural engineer and learn more about ASTM A1085 HSS.
Bentley Systems – STRUCTURAL
Efficiently model, analyze, and design any structure, from a single foundation to an entire stadium, using various concrete, steel, and joist building materials with Bentley’s most modern applications. Consider multiple design alternatives quickly and early in your structural design process and produce high-quality and economical designs with ease. It’s easy to synchronize model data with confidence among your entire design team, including detailing 3D models for all of your structural projects using Bentley’s RAM and STAAD structural applications. Any structure. Any material. Anywhere. www.bentley.com
For those who design, engineer, bid and build our world, Bluebeam Revu is how professionals get more done. Founded in 2002 in Pasadena, Calif., Bluebeam has made desktop, mobile and cloud-based solutions for paperless workflows that set the standard for collaboration and workﬂow efficiency for individuals, teams and organizations worldwide. More than 1 million design and construction professionals in over 130 countries trust Revu to maintain data integrity, improve communication and streamline processes.
Are you a city, town, or municipality participating in a smart-city challenge or looking to enhance quality of life for your residents? Whether you’re looking to create safer transportation routes or to take proactive measures to improve drainage, WeatherBrain’s IoT solutions work to bridge the gap between understanding and application of environmental data.
WeatherBrain is an integrated hardware and IoT Campbell Cloud smart-city solution that’s designed to eliminate manual effort and complex data analysis. WeatherBrain delivers simplified environmental intelligence that visually shows you the right action to take, at the right time. WeatherBrain solutions can be applied to intelligent mobility, winter road weather, parks and recreation, air quality, and just about any other environmental need your municipality faces.
CleanWay Environmental Partners, Inc. manufactures innovative stormwater and wastewater filtration solutions that are easy to install and maintain. CleanWay filtration designs are adaptive and scalable with a selection of elements and media to address site-specific water quality needs. CleanWay Storm Clean filtration systems include drop inlets, catch basin inserts, curb inlet, downspout filters and variants to fit any size basin. Manufactured exclusively by CleanWay, MetalZorb is a high-capacity sponge filtration medium that effectively reduces, removes and recovers dissolved heavy metals including lead, mercury, zinc and gold from stormwater discharge. MetalZorb is a non-toxic, biodegradable, organic polymer that helps achieve regulatory compliance.
GraniteNet is the next generation Condition Assessment Software for the Public Works industry. GraniteNet software is asset based, which enables the software to easily interface with other asset-based software products such as Esri ArcGIS Mapping systems and asset management systems to include Cityworks, INFOR, IBM Maximo, and others. Intuitive and easy to use, data and video can now be accessed via a web portal. Please see www.granite.us.com to learn more and request a demo.
Stormwater chambers are our specialty. Over the last 30 years, we have helped engineers and contractors find the stormwater solution unique to their specific project. This year, we are announcing our newest chamber: the Recharger 360HD. This 36” tall, high-capacity chamber results in less labor costs over a smaller installation area—translating directly into savings for our customers. It is a prime example of our dedication to innovation as the market evolves. Beyond our products, what makes CULTEC special is our dedication to the customer. Our technical department is ready to answer questions or identify potential issues before they happen. We know your project is more than just a job site—it is your reputation and livelihood. When comparing chamber manufacturers, wouldn’t you want to work with a company invested in you? Contact CULTEC today to discuss your development requirements.
East Coast Erosion Control
East Coast Erosion is a leading manufacturer of erosion blankets and turf reinforcement mats. Our main values are quality products and excellent service. We carry a full line of products, including temporary blankets, permanent blankets (TRMs), sediment devices and hydraulic mulches. The revolutionary T-Recs is our HPTRM that delivers permanent stability with an ease of installation. Our multiple facilities and international distribution allow us to quickly provide product when needed.
Hanes Geo Components
ScourStop is a geosynthetic transition mat designed to replace rock in many stormwater applications: pipe outfalls, channels, etc.
ScourStop is a 4’ x 4’ x 4/10” HDPE mat with 50% open area. It protects vegetation from the erosive forces of stormwater. The 50% open area provides optimal vegetative cover and scour protection. ScourStop complements reinforced turf and sod. It stops or prevents scour.
ScourStop is green in color. It is also “GREEN” – as in GREEN ENGINEERING.
ScourStop’s best applications, often urban, are where a grassed environment is preferred. ScourStop enables grass to thrive in areas which otherwise could not exist due to the erosive forces of stormwater.
If you want GREEN, Scourstop may be the answer.
High Steel Structures
High Steel Structures is among North America’s largest structural steel fabricators.
Located in Lancaster and Williamsport, Penn., High Steel’s four AISC-certified fabrication facilities feature over 650,000 square feet of enclosed production space, including dedicated blast and paint bays for application of sophisticated multi-coat paint systems and metalizing. Our in-house services include detailing, steel erection and heavy hauling.
Founded in 1931, High Steel has earned its reputation for quality and innovation as a supplier of steel superstructures for highway and railroad bridge projects across the eastern United States. From small creek crossings to large P3 megaprojects, we take pride in our role in building the nation’s transportation infrastructure.
Beyond the transportation industry, High Steel routinely partners with “beam and column” fabricators on a variety of challenging steel components such as building transfer girders, link beams, built up columns and crane beams.
Contact us for quotes, budget pricing or input on your design.
Info Tech, Inc. develops innovative software solutions that streamline common infrastructure construction processes such as administration and inspection, internet bidding, and paperless contracting. Info Tech’s software, services and professionals serve public agencies, consulting engineers, contractors and bidders. Our solutions provide:
• Automated construction administration and inspection with Appia
• Secure online bidding with Bid Express
• Paperless document workflow with Doc Express
• Streamlined project estimation with Estimator
For over 35 years, Invisible Structures, Inc. (ISI) has been committed to manufacturing products which both protect and enhance the environment. Our 100% recycled plastic product line includes erosion control systems, porous pavers, underground stormwater retention and detention, and high-performance drainage systems. Our products help to prevent erosion and soil migration, reduce stormwater run-off, filter pollutants from water, recharge groundwater, reduce non-point source pollution, mitigate urban heat islands and much more.
For over 25 years, ITT Enidine has been supplying highly engineered energy absorption components for protecting high-value infrastructure assets. Our viscous dampers are hydraulic devices that dissipate the kinetic energy of seismic events and cushion the impact between structures. They are versatile and can be designed to allow free movement as well as controlled damping of a structure to protect from wind load, thermal motion or seismic events. Available in ratings up to 1,000 KIP, seismic dampers are well suited for large displacement and/or large load applications such as bridges, buildings and large structures, offering the ultimate in protection. Contact us today to learn more about our full line of infrastructure protection products.
Keystone Retaining Wall Systems
Throughout the 30-plus years Keystone Retaining Wall Systems has been in business, we have become the world’s leading source of retaining wall and landscape solutions. Keystone’s products and services address soil retention, erosion control, and inventive landscape systems for commercial, municipal, transportation, residential, and industrial applications. Our interlocking systems use Keystone pultruded fiberglass pins with 6,400 psi shear strengths and time-saving design and construction options. Two Keystone structural wall systems have been widely approved for use across the country by state departments of transportation.
In 2018, we released KeyWallPRO, an updated version of our industry-leading engineering wall design software. It is advanced, professional-level software for the design of Keystone’s mechanically stabilized earth walls. For more information, go to www.keystonewalls.com/softwareresources.
Maccaferri is a global leader of civil and geotechnical engineering applications that helps consultants, agencies and contractors with “Engineering a Better Solution.” Having invented the gabion and Reno Mattresses nearly 140 years ago, Maccaferri developed a double-twist wire mesh for hydraulic applications, including erosion protection and channel lining. In the last 20 years, we have expanded our expertise to include rockfall mitigation, coastal protection and geosynthetic solutions. We strive to build partnerships through trust and collaboration within our industry community across the United States.
mageba is a globally present specialist and manufacturer of high-end structural bearings, expansion joints as well as seismic protection and structural health monitoring systems. Our products provide technically superior and cost-efficient solutions for new construction and rehabilitation of infrastructure and building projects. Since its foundation in 1963, mageba has equipped well over 20,000 structures with its sustainable and reliable solutions.
North American Green
North American Green develops, produces, and distributes a complete line of high-quality erosion and sediment control systems to meet the specific erosion control, sediment control, scour protection and/or vegetation reinforcement needs of nearly any application. Our integrated erosion control solutions offer multiple options for protecting high-scour areas, topsoil, construction perimeters, stormwater runoff, sediment migration and more. North American Green also provides value-added services that include design software, site evaluation and installation guidance. In addition, North American Green’s Ultimate Assurance Guarantee is the most comprehensive product-performance guarantee in the industry.
Design Natural Green Walls
Design naturally vegetated walls for their aesthetic and to meet green building initiatives. GEOWEB green walls infiltrate stormwater, creating a natural environment for sustainable vegetation. The flexible system conforms well to landscape contours, retains structural integrity even in poor base conditions, is resistant to environmental degradation, and adapts to a wide range of design and construction requirements. Ideal for roadway embankments, steepened slopes, dike and levee protection, terraced landscape walls, and streambanks.
MSE Wall Design Software
With green infrastructure and low-impact development driving the use of green walls, you will have the perfect design tool with Presto Geosystems’ free and easy-to-use licensed MSE Wall Software. Request a license.
Based in Buffalo Grove, Ill., PROFILE Products manufactures and distributes proven solutions that help you thrive in a competitive environment while enhancing the natural environment. As the world’s largest manufacturer of hydraulically applied erosion control products, it’s our mission to elevate the excellence of the erosion control industry through advanced technologies, on-site consultation, educational seminars and online tools and resources.
The latest in online resources from Profile, ErosionControlSpecs.com is a powerful new tool for erosion control and reclamation professionals. This free and easy-to-use specification-drafting website delivers the most up-to-date CSI formatted specifications in minutes. With simple step-by-step instructions and the ability to customize specs for your needs, ErosionControlSpecs.com gives you quick, comprehensive specifications in an editable document delivered right to your inbox.
Propex GeoSolutions is a global leader in innovating patented geosynthetic and erosion control products that are tested, proven and trusted. We don’t just manufacture and market these innovative products, we also have an experienced team of professional engineers to support you through the design process, including creating a unique design for your project that meets specifications. We’ll also support your installation efforts through our certified installer program.
Interested? Try out EC Design, our web-based erosion control modeling application that uses Hydraulic Engineering Circular No. 15 (HEC-No25) and Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) to help you choose the best solution for your project.
Retaining walls hold up roads you drive on every day. They create space in your yard, protect your town from flooding, and safeguard your bridges from erosion. Over time, you’ve come to expect a lot out of retaining walls. Redi-Rock is an engineered retaining wall system that is provided by 130 manufacturers across the globe. Massive, one-ton Redi-Rock blocks allow tall gravity retaining walls to be built without geogrid in many applications, and even taller reinforced walls with the Positive Connection System.
For easy design, Redi-Rock partnered with Fine Software to develop THE design tool for Redi-Rock walls. With the software, you can analyze both gravity and MSE wall sections using Positive Connection blocks. The robust input options help you solve tough retaining wall design challenges, producing Redi-Rock designs you can trust to help you build your legacy. Visit www.redi-rock.com/software today to start designing with Redi-Rock.
Fast, Accurate, Productive—just a few ways engineers describe RISA-3D. Easily the most popular general 3D analysis/design software available, our intuitive interface and familiar spreadsheets help you solve your next problem in minutes, not hours.
Packed with the most current steel, concrete, cold-formed steel, aluminum and timber design codes, RISA-3D gives you the tools to tackle multi-material projects with confidence. Advanced features like flexible design rules, automatic load generators, dynamic analysis and a custom rebar layout editor allow the engineer to control the design, not just the program. Review your results for the entire model graphically, or view member detail reports to see analysis results and design calculations (including load diagrams and rebar layouts) for each member.
RYMAR Waterworks Innovations
RYMAR Waterworks Innovations produces some of the most innovative Stormwater and Erosion Control products and tools. The Marlee Float skimmer, an innovation in Stormwater Management, is the MOST effective and affordable skimmer on the market. Its unique, patented design reduces clogging while increasing sediment trapping efficiency.
The Versa Wattle Standard is a silt fence alternative ideal for construction entrances and tight working conditions since it is designed to be driven over. The Versa Wattle Hard Surface inlet protection solves the problem of directing flow into catch basins while still trapping sediment, and not leaving debris all over the road as it uses lightweight foam instead of recycled rubber, sand or stone. Visit our updated website today for more information on all of our products.
As a leader in steel industry software development for 38 years, SDS/2 constantly brings new technology to the market. Our SDS/2 software solutions provide automatic detailing, connection design, engineering information, and other data for the steel industry’s fabrication, detailing and engineering sectors. SDS/2 offers the highest level of automation and intelligence available in 3D steel detailing, with unparalleled connection design intelligence and high-quality drawing production. As BIM software, SDS/2 allows for the sharing of data among all partners on a project, reducing the time required to design, detail, fabricate and erect steel.
SidePlate is a design optimization process that puts steel exactly where it is needed in a building. Our process reduces overall tonnage, minimizes required connections and accelerates erection times. The SidePlate team gets involved early and stays involved through the engineering, detailing, fabrication and erection phases to ensure a simple and successful project.
SidePlate designed connections are much stiffer than other moment connections, improving the entire lateral system. There is no cost or obligation for us to evaluate a project at any stage. Do you know what a SidePlate design looks like for your project?
Storm Drain Inlet Protection. The large frame is designed to protect the inlets in new construction sump conditions. Installs in minutes. The reusable Inlet protection dome saves you money in materials, maintenance and labor cost. The round frame, with a diameter of 60”, fits perfectly over the tapered edge of the precast inlet. Rock bags, built into the filter, provide the perimeter seal around the frame. The patented designs of the Silt-Saver Frame and Filter Assemblies are key elements in the BMP treatment train for job sites across the U.S., and in Canada and Puerto Rico. Available in Two Filter Options: DOT 2 Stage & High Flow.
Drivable Grass is a permeable, flexible and plantable concrete paving system that is environmentally friendly and a beautiful alternative to poured concrete and asphalt. Drivable Grass is designed to flex and conform to irregular ground surfaces, which makes it so unique compared to alternative paving products. Drivable Grass can be used for a wide variety of applications including road shoulders, driveways, parking lots, pathways, drainage channels, swales and fire lanes. The product has many infill options, including decomposed granite, sand, ground covers, sod and Drivable Turf, a pre-cut artificial turf infill.
Sprayroq develops and manufactures fast-curing structural and chemical-resistant polyurethane coatings for the rehabilitation and protection of underground infrastructure.
Our trenchless technology solutions extend asset life through corrosion control, abrasion resistance and structural reinforcement. For more than two decades, Sprayroq has provided structural rehabilitation and corrosion protection for water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure worldwide.
Our technology provides for a quick, cost-effective way to deliver the finest products available in a highly controlled environment for optimal results. Sprayroq products are fast-curing, allowing assets to be returned to service within minutes after lining application. Furthermore, our linings are formulated to withstand the most punishing environments while maintaining maximum effective service life. Our core product, SprayWall, with its incredible structural properties enhances the longevity of horizontal and vertical structures.
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 assists engineers to work quickly, simply, and accurately.
Taylor Devices, Inc.
Taylor Devices, Inc. is the world leading designer and manufacturer of Fluid Viscous Dampers, Lock-up Devices, Shock Transmission Units, Shock Absorbers, Cable Dampers and custom Tuned Mass Damping Systems. These devices and systems are used to protect building and bridge structures from the devastating vibrations caused by earthquakes, wind, hurricanes, pedestrian activity, traffic and other vibrational disturbances.
Viscous Dampers, Shock Transmission Units and Lock-Up Devices are available in force capacities from 20 KIP to 2,000 KIP and are individually tested at our world-class test facility to full force and velocity as specified for each application. We have successfully provided these devices for more than 700 structural applications throughout the world.
TDI has third-party certification to ISO 9001, AS9100, and ISO 14001.
At TYPAR Geosynthetics, we create performance-based replacements for building staples like stone, sand and asphalt. Our products are lighter and easier to install than their mineral counterparts, reducing materials required, waste created and the need for heavy construction equipment. With product and research facilities in Nashville, Tenn., we’ve built upon 40 years of experience to extend our range of materials to provide protection, reinforcement, drainage, filtration and separation options to design and construction professionals.
From permeable driveway surfaces, tree root-friendly barriers that protect underground structures or a reinforcement wall system that holds back flood waters, TYPAR Geosynthetics can meet application requirements and extend the life of projects.
Manufactured nationwide by local UNI Manufacturers, Eco-Priora permeable interlocking concrete pavers infiltrate stormwater runoff on-site, saving money by combining parking and detention in one system. Reduces impacts on combined storm/sewer systems, mitigates runoff volumes and peak flows, and reduces heat island effects. Eco-Priora is an EPA-recommended best-management practice and qualifies for LEED and other green rating systems credits.
Eco-Priora features interlocking spacers that offer superior structural stability under traffic loading and withstands turning movements without surface degradation or raveling. Permeable interlocking concrete pavement infiltration is maintained by street sweeping/vacuuming and allows for seamless repair if underground access is required. Eco-Priora is suitable for use in any climate and is suited to both pedestrian and vehicular applications.
Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software solutions provider serving over 675,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with offices in Atlanta, Georgia, Newbury and London, England and Vancouver, Canada, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world at vectorworks.net.
Z Modular is a one-stop shop for modular buildings and services that utilizes a self-bracing structural system which allows for more factory completion than other modular construction systems. We help building developers reduce the cost of design, fabrication and building assembly with fully finished modular buildings–that’s how we MAKE IT eZ.