Specification Section: 2019 Concrete Products and Design Software for Buildings, Roads 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll add it online.
As a member of the OpenBIM initiative, ALLPLAN is leading the charge to digitalize the AEC industry, support IFC standards, and enable the holistic design, construction, and management of buildings, bridges, and other structures.
Allplan Engineering is the ultimate design and reinforcing solution for civil and structural engineers, rebar detailers, and contractors looking to digitalize their workflows.
Allplan enables engineers to seamlessly integrate 3D and BIM into existing 2D workflows generate high quality drawings, reports, and documents from one solution.
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 US include Bluebeam, RISA, SDS/2, Vectorworks).
American Concrete Institute
The American Concrete Institute is the premiere, global community dedicated to the best use of concrete. Over the past year, ACI has built its subscription platform to give users the ability to gain easy and seamless digital access to large portions of ACI’s concrete resources in one central location.
The online ACI Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications, and Practices contains nearly 50 codes and specifications plus 200+ practices (including all guides and reports). It is the most comprehensive, always updated, and largest single source of information on concrete design, construction, and materials.
Featuring the newly released ACI 318-19 “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete” and ACI 562-19 “Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures and Commentary”.
For more information on the online ACI Collection of Concrete Codes Specifications, and Practices, please visit concrete.org.
Bentley Systems – OpenRoads
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.
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, and 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.
CivilGEO develops advanced engineering and environmental modeling software for civil engineers worldwide. CivilGEO’s product, GeoHECRAS, automates most of the engineering workflows required to analyze existing concrete bridge and culvert structures, as well as to design new roadway crossing structures. Users typically save at least 50% of their engineering time using the advanced automation that the software provides. The software tightly integrates with Autodesk Civil 3D, Bentley MicroStation, as well as ESRI’s ArcGIS and ArcMap. Free demonstration version of GeoHECRAS is available for trial.
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. Plus it’s easier than ever to produce drawings and reports! Featured structural products: Structural Enterprise | STAAD | ProStructures
To learn more about Bentley, please visit their website at www.bentley.com/structural.
ClockSpring|NRI acquired Milliken Infrastructure Solutions in July 2019, and RenewWrap fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) is now a part of ClockSpring|NRI’s robust product portfolio of highly engineered solutions for the repair and maintenance of critical infrastructure. For more information, please visit our website: www.clockspring.com/newsolutions.
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 like 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
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 over 80% of the U.S. manufacturers, fabricators and placers of steel reinforcing bar and related products with over 600 locations in 49 states, and with over 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.
Dlubal offers powerful programs for structural and dynamic analysis for multiple materials including steel, concrete, timber, cross-laminated timber (CLT), aluminum, glass, and fabric/form-finding per the American, Canadian and other International Standards.
RFEM is a nonlinear FEA program for analyzing member, plate, wall, shell, and solid elements. It is one of the most highly sophisticated yet user-friendly programs especially suitable for new users with its intuitive modeling workflow.
Due to a wide range of interfaces, RFEM also provides seamless integration between CAD and structural analysis programs in Building Information Modeling (BIM). Bidirectional data exchange between RFEM and programs such as Tekla Structures, Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD are possible.
See why more than 5,000 engineering offices, construction companies, and universities across the world trust in Dlubal Software.
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Integrated Engineering Software
For quick, correct answers to structural analysis and design questions, turn to VisualAnalysis. For over 25 years, engineers have found VisualAnalysis to be extremely easy to learn and use, amazingly versatile, and backed by friendly, responsive technical support.
What makes IES different? Run a free trial in 3 minutes. All pricing is public. Bug-fixes are free and published quickly and openly. Licensing is practical. We are engineers who create products to use. Discover for yourself how thousands of professionals (like you) have improved VisualAnalysis with every question, complaint, and suggestion. Try IES VisualAnalysis today: no obligation, no sales calls, and it uninstalls cleanly.
JE Tomes is the inventor of TintCrete Colored Concrete, Patch and Resurfacer. JE Tomes is a US manufacturer of packaged concrete restoration products, specializing in structural repair products, façade repair products and bridge repair products. Tomes has become an innovative leader in the commercial, high-rise and historical restoration sectors. We have won prestigious awards from IRCI, ACI and other industry organizations for our concrete restoration mixes, including TintCrete and Shotcrete. Not only does Tomes offer award-winning, top quality concrete products, but also responsive customer service and technical expertise and experience. We also offer contractor and distributor training programs as well as consultation services for contractors, architects and engineers. JE Tomes continues to develop durable, industry-leading products and enter into strategic partnerships for blending, private labeling and distribution.
A Commercial Metals Company
ChromX 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 ChromX 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. ChromX 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.
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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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Lehigh Hanson, Inc. is a leading supplier of construction materials in North America. Our core activities include the production of cement and aggregates, and we also produce ready mixed concrete, asphalt and other downstream products. With our innovative approach and extensive network of facilities, our customers trust us to provide the products, service and experience it takes to get the job done. At Lehigh Hanson, that’s a trust we earn every day. For more information, visit us at lehighhanson.com.
For expertise you can count on, download i.check, Lehigh Hanson’s free app that turns your smartphone into a technical resource, providing solutions for common concrete challenges.
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 is accredited by the American National Standards Institute.
PERI Formwork Systems is one of the largest manufacturers of formwork, shoring and scaffolding systems worldwide, with a large range of solutions for the building, civil and industrial segment. PERI’s range of products for infrastructure applications includes their brand-new dancefloor system for caps and a new tie-less heavy duty column formwork system for bridge construction. PERI’s VARIOKIT Engineering construction kit features a range of rentable components that can easily be assembled to create customized forming and shoring solutions, specifically for civil applications such as bridges, tunnels and other heavy civil construction projects.
Portland Cement Association
The Portland Cement Association (PCA), founded in 1916, is the premier policy research, education, and market intelligence organization serving America’s cement manufacturers. PCA members represent 91 percent of U.S. cement production capacity and have facilities in all 50 states. The association promotes safety, sustainability, and innovation in all aspects of construction, fosters continuous improvement in cement manufacturing and distribution, and generally promotes economic growth and sound infrastructure investment.
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 & 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, and 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.
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
Founded in 1954, The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) is a technical institute for the precast concrete structures industry. PCI develops, maintains, and disseminates the information for designing, fabricating, and constructing precast structures. PCI provides technical resources, certification for companies and individuals, continuing education, as well as conducts research and development projects, conventions, conferences, awards programs, and much more. PCI members include precast concrete manufacturers, companies that provide products and services to the industry, precast concrete erectors, and individual members such as architects, consultants, contractors, developers, educators, engineers, materials suppliers, service providers, and students.
The QUIKRETE Companies
Founded 80 years ago, The QUIKRETE Companies is a leading resource for commercial, residential, industrial and infrastructure building, repair, rehabilitation and infrastructure projects across North America. Recognized as the largest manufacturer of packaged concrete and cement mixes in the U.S. and Canada, The QUIKRETE Companies also offers related products through subsidiaries including, Keystone Hardscapes, Custom Building Products, Contech Engineered Solutions, Rinker Materials, Pavestone, SPEC MIX, Target Technologies, Daubois and QPR.
Collectively, The QUIKRETE Companies operates more than 300 facilities allowing for unsurpassed distribution and product depth. Technical centers across the QUIKRETE network also ensure that professionals and consumers alike are provided with the most innovative and highest quality products available on the market.
For more information on The QUIKRETE Companies, visit www.quikrete.com or call 800-282-5828.
RISA has been developing leading edge structural design and optimization software for over 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 wall, spread footings, mat slab, or piles. Overall, the seamless integration of RISAFloor, RISA-3D and RISAFoundation creates a powerful structural design environment, ready to tackle your next design concrete design challenge. To learn more about RISA, please visit risa.com/products.
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.
Concrete Foundation Design Software
Foundation Design software for footings, piles, combined footings and more, as per ACI 318, AS 3600.
Powerful analysis and design features:
• Powerful soil analysis for isolated and pile foundations
• Available in ACI 318 and AS 3600
• Full calculation reports with custom logo
• Easy input and output
• And more
Start a 14-day free trial to access the full functionality of SkyCiv Structural Analysis Software today: https://skyciv.com/free-trial-signup/.
At Spancrete, we understand that using quality precast concrete products is critical to the success of any construction project. For more than 70 years, we have been innovators in the industry—from founder Henry Nagy’s first hollowcore plank to innovations such as RePlenish pervious concrete and RibSlab flooring systems. All of our products are built to stand the test of time as well as provide maximum design freedom and flexibility.
Unlike casting concrete onsite, we prefabricate our precast building components offsite in a factory-controlled environment. Our process provides superior results with unwavering consistency.
Every day, more architects, engineers, contractors, developers and owners specify Spancrete precast building components for their construction needs. Our versatile precast concrete components can be specifically designed to meet most construction requirements, while providing value engineering and cost efficiencies.
Formerly the software development team of the Portland Cement Association (PCA), StructurePoint is uniquely positioned at the heart of the concrete industry with licensed structural engineers and decades of experience in reinforced concrete design. We have multiple website resources for structural engineers to save time and remain informed, including our new spLearn Education & Training Service, spConsult Specialty Engineering Service, Software Quality Assurance Service, along with the vast library of Technical Articles, Design Examples, Case Studies, and Video Tutorials. Our core offering remains the suite of concrete analysis and design software programs: spColumn, spSlab, spMats, spWall, and spBeam. We continue to upgrade the SP software as the only tool entirely dedicated to concrete design methods, standards, and code provisions, relevant for every infrastructure project today.
Solving infrastructure demands with through innovative technology
Always one step ahead, 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.
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 on site 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 on site 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.
U.S. CAD is a leading provider of architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) technology and consulting services. Founded in 1999, U.S. CAD is an Autodesk and Bluebeam Platinum Partner delivering BIM and AEC software, training, support, production and scanning services, and virtual and augmented reality solutions designed for organizations of all sizes for better project outcomes from conception through construction. Our mission is to help clients win more, produce more, and achieve more. Visit www.uscad.com.
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 over 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 barrier, drainage structures, transformer pads, box culvert, headwalls, pad vaults, specialty structures, as well as many others.
Vectorworks Architect 2020
Created as an all-in-one software for 2D and 3D design work, Vectorworks Architect is a leading modeling, drafting and documentation solution from sketch to BIM. From initial concept to coordinating full-scale construction plans, Architect brings efficiency to workflows and data-rich insights to the full design process. Architect has the largest number of import and export capabilities in the industry. In Vectorworks Architect 2020, new developments include Live Data Visualization, Walkthrough Animations, enhancements to the data tag tool and model sectioning for documentation, a Vectorworks Graphics Module that offers faster file navigation and more responsive models. Learn more at vectorworks.net/architect.