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Specification Section: 2020 AEC Technology, Services and Design Software Services Guide

Parul Dubey on May 18, 2020 - in AEC Software, Directory, specification section

This guide briefly showcases innovative AEC technology, services and design software 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 protected], and we’ll add it online.

Bentley Systems

When you need to deliver safe, compliant, and cost-effective designs on time, you can depend on Bentley. You shouldn’t have to doubt the reliability of your designs on top of dealing with the complexities of change management, tight deadlines and budgets.

Our team of engineers dedicates themselves to delivering software you can count on. With Bentley’s structural analysis and civil design applications, you’ll have all of the design, analysis, and production capabilities you’ll need plus speed, interoperability, and best of all, no more worrying about risky oversights. Safeguard your reputation and secure more high-profile projects. For more details on Bentley’s structural analysis, visit bit.ly/2RIjGdy.

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CivilGEO, Inc.

CivilGEO develops civil engineering and stormwater software that greatly speeds up an engineer’s work when performing water resource model studies. Flood studies, bridge design, dam failure, detention pond design, urban drainage and more can be analyzed and designed. 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 versions are available for trial.

Sara Presta

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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; steel truss, metal plate and concrete arch bridges and structures; hard armor and retaining wall systems; and stormwater detention/retention, filtration, and treatment systems.

Contech makes it easy for you to “Design Your Own Project” with our convenient DYO Project tools. These interactive tools allow you to quickly and easily prepare designs and supporting documents for estimates/project meetings and be more efficient with your time. www.conteches.com/start-a-project/online-design-tools

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East Coast Erosion Control

ECDesigner is a free web and mobile app to help you evaluate your site-specific rolled erosion-control needs. Available on iPhone and Android devices, ECDesigner calculates site conditions for slope and channel situations, plans site takeoff, and produces comprehensive outputs for easy design and submittals.

Developed by engineers, the app evaluates soil types, flow rates and vegetation to create the ability to analyze the complexities of slopes, channels or spillways in a free app. Our new camera feature allows slope calculations to occur with the snap of a picture.

Diane Hitt

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Esri is the global leader in cloud-based and desktop geographic information systems (GIS) software and location intelligence. Esri’s GIS delivers unique and powerful technology for applying location-based analytics to building and infrastructure industry professionals. Architects, engineers, general and specialty contractors benefit from adding geographic context to their engineering and design projects.

ArcGIS, the flagship product, delivers spatial data to plan, design, build and operate the world. With ArcGIS and partner offerings that extend its capabilities, Esri enables digital transformation in AEC firms of all sizes working on projects of all types. Esri technology is geo-enabling the industry through improved workflows, better collaboration between stakeholders, and strategic solutions to build smart communities and assets for the future.

Marc Goldman

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909-793 2853 x6460



Design Green Retaining 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 & 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 today.

Katie Bocskor

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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.

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RealityOne uses UAVs (drones) and laser scanners to provide spatial data collection, 3D modeling, and analysis services to the AEC industry. We work as an extension of your own team to increase capacity and capability to address the construction industry problems of labor shortage and scheduling conflicts.

We provide survey-accurate data collection for topographic surveys, ALTAs, as-builts, earthwork quantity take-offs, building interiors and exteriors, construction monitoring and documentation, site utilization and safety planning, aerial photos and video, and inspections.

Working from offices in Utah and Illinois, RealityOne operates nationwide and has completed hundreds of projects in 10 states, including projects for the Illinois Tollway, Brookfield Zoo, Cantigny Park, Illinois DOT and Utah DOT. On average, our clients realize a 60-percent reduction in field collection time.

Mark Scacco, P.E.

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U.S. CAD is the 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. Our products and services are ideal for those who design, engineer and build the world around us. Visit www.uscad.com.

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ABB Inc.

ABB is the world’s largest supplier of Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) and motors, and provides an extensive range of generators, bearings, mechanical power transmission products and related services.

Assess the current state of your VFDs, motors, pumps, and bearings, provide remote support, and generate reports with ABB Ability Condition Monitoring & Smart Sensors.

For electro-mechanical power trains, ABB Ability Condition Monitoring for Powertrain, view the condition of each piece of equipment through a single portal to increase safety, improve productivity, provide service, and determine investment needs.

ABB Drives and Drives Services

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Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.

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.

Tori Durliat

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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 to 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 U.S. include Bluebeam, RISA, SDS/2, Vectorworks). 

Donnie Henry

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ASTRALiTe Inc. is a provider of unique LiDAR sensors and products. It manufactures the world’s first UAV compatible 2-in-1 Topo-Bathy scanning LiDAR system: ASTRALiTe EDGE capable of collecting high-density point clouds at centimeter-level resolution.

EDGE provides high-definition measurements both above and below the water surface and accurately measures the transition from land to water. Additionally, we provide simultaneous water- and bottom-surface detection at sub-centimeter accuracy and precision from shore through shallow waters—an industry first.

ASTRALiTe’s patented 2-in-1 topo-bathy LiDAR overcomes the limitations of traditional bathymetric LiDAR, measuring underwater features at centimeter-level depth resolution. From coastal mapping and surveying to infrastructure inspection and military logistics, the applications of our LiDAR are numerous and widespread.

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Infrastructure projects can be complex and involve teams from multiple disciplines. To deliver projects more effectively, civil engineers need to perform their work more efficiently and have more integrated teams and workflows that support multi-disciplinary users. Autodesk solutions help civil design and engineering professionals design with deeper insights, more seamlessly collaborate, and deliver more sustainable and resilient transportation, site, and water infrastructure.

The Autodesk Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection delivers industry-leading BIM and CAD tools so you can conceptualize and optimize your designs, adopt more integrated workflows, and coordinate from design to construction.

Make better design decisions, streamline team coordination, and keep constructability top of mind with Autodesk.

Federico Contarini

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Bluebeam Inc.

For those who design, engineer, bid and build our world, Bluebeam Revu is how professionals get more done. Since 2002, Bluebeam has made desktop, mobile and cloud-based solutions for paperless workflows that leverage project data to improve project communication and streamline processes across the entire project lifecycle. Our award-winning software, Bluebeam Revu, and our cloud-based collaboration solution, Bluebeam Studio, connect all projects and teams, boosting productivity while saving both time and money. More than 1.7 million design and construction professionals in over 130 countries trust Revu to maintain data integrity, improve communication and minimize risk. Find out more at www.bluebeam.com.

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BQE Software

BQE Software develops innovative firm-management software designed for engineers by engineers. Its flagship product, BQE Core, is a comprehensive cloud platform that streamlines billing, project management, time and expenses, and accounting. It offers groundbreaking insights, native mobile apps, a revolutionary pricing structure, automations and AI that let businesses rapidly make informed decisions, increase productivity, and grow profits.

With more than 400,000 users worldwide, BQE Software is trusted by leading engineers, architects, and other service professionals.

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Client Savvy

Client Savvy was founded in 2004 to help firms develop Client Experience (EX) and Employee Experience (EX) strategy, capture client and employee feedback, develop and operate ongoing feedback programs, analyze and act on insights, and design service interactions that differentiate your brand. By applying these approaches to real-world business problems, we help firms approach CX/EX as a business discipline, producing measurable returns for your investments. To learn more, visit www.clientsavvy.com for a free 30-minute consultation.

Blake Godwin

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GraniteNet is the next generation Condition Assessment Software for the Public Works industry. Granite Net 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 gnet.us.com/csd to learn more and request a demo.

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Construction Data Analytics Platform

DatuBIM is a non-intrusive, end-to-end project-management platform that delivers automated construction data analytics and engineering reports within hours of drone-based data capture. As-built digital twins and automated analytics deliver valuable insights for optimizing, controlling and documenting processes, quality and budget.

DatuBIM allows for comparison against design plans, remote monitoring of execution progress, digital inspection, volume delta calculations, and much more. 

DatuBIM is a secure, cloud-based software, so you have all your project data and analytics when and where you need it. Easily share insights across teams to improve collaboration and solve problems more efficiently and faster. 

Designed for infrastructure construction projects, DatuBIM offers value to project owners, managers and contractors, and the full range of construction industry professionals.

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Digital Construction Works, Inc

Founded in 2019, Digital Construction Works, Inc. (DCW) provides digital automation, integration, workflows, twinning services, and fit-for-purpose technology and solutions to automate and optimize the construction process from planning to design through to operations. DCW is transforming the construction industry from its legacy document-centric paradigm and simplifying and enabling digital automated workflows and processes, technology integration, and digital twinning services for infrastructure. DCW is a Topcon Positioning Group and Bentley Systems joint venture company.

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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. 

Amy Heilig, P.E.

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ENERCALC provides Structural Engineering Library (SEL), RetainPro, and ENERCALC SE Cloud.

Structural Engineering Library was first released in 1983 as a set of 26 Lotus 1-2-3 templates. For 37 years, SEL has been updated continually. Today, it’s available as an installed Windows program and via our cloud platform, ENERCALC SE.

Structural Engineering Library includes almost three dozen structural engineering design, analysis and governing code validation modules in one system, providing the practicing engineer with a large toolkit of capabilities to design the elements of structures.

SEL provides an environment to develop sets of project engineering calculations that contain external images, documents, and general project information. Small projects of five stories or less dominate the structures built nationwide, and this is where our software excels.

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Epson announced three new SureColor T-Series printers including the 24-inch desktop SureColor T2170; and the new 24-inch SureColor T3475, and 36-inch SureColor T5475 which feature new high-capacity 700mL cartridges.  All new models feature an Epson PrecisionCore MicroTFP printhead for fine lines and exceptional details, ideal for client-ready technical output. Touting PrecisionCore MicroTFP printheads and UltraChrome XD2 pigment ink, the printers deliver instant dry, durable output with outstanding clarity and commercial-grade reliability. The SureColor T2170 produces an A1/D-sized print in under 43 seconds and the SureColor T3475 and SureColor T5475 produce an A1/D-sized print in under 25 seconds. Intuitive features include a 4.3-inch color LCD touchscreen and integrated wireless and Wi-Fi Direct connectivity2 for simple printing direct from smartphones and tablets virtually anywhere in the office. 



Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications.
Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous—ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.
Hexagon has approximately 21,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.9bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

Monica Miller Rodgers

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HydroCAD Software Solutions

HydroCAD Stormwater Modeling provides easy TR-20, TR-55, SBUH, and Rational hydrology, plus TC calculations, pond storage, outlet hydraulics, pump routing, underground storage, pollutant loading, and more. Version 10.1 adds many new features, including multi-level undo, sloped grates, channel outlets, computer-controlled outlet devices, automatic pond overflow, rainfall trimming, enhanced reporting, and a constantly expanding chamber library. Interactive graphical environment is fast and intuitive, producing better results in less time on every project. For details, visit www.hydrocad.net.

Robyn Piper

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IDEA StatiCa

IDEA StatiCa is an engineering software dedicated to structural design and code-check of joints, cross-sections, beams, and other details in structures. We develop it for structural engineers, fabricators, detailers, and all others who perform or use structural analysis.
IDEA StatiCa enables engineers to work faster, evaluate requirements of the national code thoroughly, and use the optimal amount of material. For us, creating software is a way to contribute to making every new construction around the world safer and cheaper.

IDEA StatiCa can help you to design steel joints and connections as well as concrete details and structures of any topology, and loaded in all directions. It keeps the whole analysis-design-check process in minutes.

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If you analyze and design structures, you could benefit from IES tools. Try our proven, practical, and affordable structural software free. Solve your next problem on us. See why thousands of engineers leverage VisualAnalysis, ShapeBuilder and our other tools every day.

Terry Kubat

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Infotech develops innovative software solutions that streamline common infrastructure construction processes such as administration and inspection, internet bidding, and paperless contracting. With 40+ years of experience in the construction industry, Infotech serves public agencies, consulting engineers, contractors, and vendors. Our solutions provide:

• Automated construction administration and inspection with Appia

• Secure online bidding with Bid Express

• Paperless construction contract management with Doc Express

• Real-time collaboration from the field with Mobile Inspector

Nick Gilliam

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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.

We recently 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.

John Schramm

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L3Harris Geospatial

L3Harris Geospatial offers fully integrated aerial digital topographic mapping services with the ability to take on any project in North America. With a fleet of distributed aircraft equipped with the newest digital mapping cameras, airborne GPS and inertial measurement systems, combined with our staff of experienced photogrammetrists, imaging specialists, and programmers, L3Harris Geospatial is uniquely qualified to deliver on critical projects—on-time and on-budget.

With project experience going back to 1951 and key staff with tenure of 20-plus years, our clients leverage our expertise to gain a business advantage such as improved results and reduced costs on larger survey jobs, capturing highly spatially accurate and realistic views from above, and including features such as contour mapping, vegetation boundaries, and digital terrain models. L3Harris Geospatial mapping services specializes in the energy, natural resources, infrastructure, civil engineering, land development, and utility sectors. To learn more, visit www.harrisgeospatial.com/Aerial-Survey-Mapping-Services.

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For more than 35 years, LUSAS has helped its clients to analyze, design and assess all types of infrastructure projects. Our innovative, flexible and trusted software solution can be applied to diverse applications across a range of industries, and model structure and ground together to consider true interaction.

Building on the renowned capabilities of our software in modeling and analysis, we continue our commitment to extending the engineer’s workflow into design and supporting international codes of practice in all applicable areas of the program. Indeed, with LUSAS V19 we have extended the ease of use and provided best-in-class tools for 3D curved girder model building analysis and design.

Finally, our technical support is considered best-in-class and extremely fast in providing detailed responses.

Terry Cakebread

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MDX Software

MDX Software Curved & Straight Steel Bridge Design & Rating is used for designing and rating steel-girder bridges for compliance with AASHTO LRFD, LRFR, LFD, and ASD Specifications.

Chris Douty

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Microdesk is a Global BIM and EAM consulting firm dedicated to assisting design, construction and operations teams with improving workflows and integrating BIM, VDC and EAM technologies. Using software from industry leaders such as Autodesk and IBM, combined with our vision and passion for sustainably meeting the demands of urbanization, our team of industry experts is redefining project delivery and asset management.

At Microdesk, we’re committed to helping companies build economically, environmentally and socially responsible with innovative technologies, methodologies, and workflows.

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Nasuni is a file services platform built for the cloud, powered by the world’s only global file system. Nasuni consolidates Network Attached Storage (NAS) and file server silos in cloud storage, delivering infinite scale, built-in backup, multi-site file synchronization, and local file server performance, all at half the cost of traditional file infrastructures. For engineering and architectural firms frustrated by the cost and inefficiencies of traditional NAS infrastructures, Nasuni offers a file services platform built for the cloud optimized for sharing files from popular tools like CAD 3D and Revit across offices.

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New Millennium Building Systems

Specification Tools for Joist & Deck

Our steel joist and deck BIM models are downloadable from ARCAT and MasterSpec. You also have access to updated steel joist and deck load tables and catalogs featuring convenient, interactive PDF formats. And our new online tools help to simplify finding the right specification based on your application. Visit www.newmill.com.

Have you also heard? Long-span composite floor systems are engineered to improve multi-story building design and construction. Three types of “thin-slab” floor systems represent the category: Composite Joists, Deep-Ribbed Composite, and Dovetail Composite. We can help you select the right system based on floor span, depth, loads, fire, vibration, acoustic ratings, and overall aesthetics. Visit www.newmill.com/longspan.

Together, let’s build it better.

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Newforma pioneered the PIM software category in 2004 and has been dedicated to improving project delivery ever since. Our software is used by more than 122,000 users in more than 1,200 architecture, engineering, and construction companies around the world, including 207 of the ENR Top 500 Design Firms, 71 of the Top 100 Architecture firms, and 9 of the top 10 architecture firms in the United Kingdom. Our software and customer service are world-class, and more than 96 percent of our customers renew their annual subscription.

Newforma software has been used to manage:

• 3 million projects

• 1 billion emails

• 44 million transmittals

• 24 million file transfers

• 6 million submittals

• 7 billion files

Kyla Natali

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Nucor, Vulcraft/Verco

Nucor, Vulcraft/Verco engineers and manufactures steel joists and steel deck for structural roof and floor systems as well as RediCor, a modular steel form system for concrete stair and elevator cores. Nucor, Vulcraft/Verco also provides multiple design aids and resources, such as our online design tools, to support the design community.

Vulcraft’s and Verco’s online design tools provide users 24/7 access to critical design information needed to design the buildings of today. Our online design tools include deck diaphragm shear design, composite strength, joist vibration analysis and much more. Get customized design information your way, on your time, no matter where you are working from.




Dave Bjork

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ourlinQ provides profit-sharing solutions for professional service firms that incentivize your employees to think like owners … leading to increased employee engagement and retention and improved project and company profitability.

Our platform was born in an engineering firm and includes the features you need without being overly complicated.

Increased Profitability Starts Here

Connect Decision-Making to Profitability: Link the importance of individual decisions and each team’s performance to project and company profitability. Empower employees with the ability to positively impact their own incentive compensation and future.

• Enhance Transparency: Promote behaviors that drive collaboration, encourage action, and lead to desired results. Add objectivity and meaningful feedback into performance evaluations by enabling employees to see the connection between their actions and their incentive payouts.

Learn More: www.ourlinQ.com/demo

Ryan Jolley, P.E.

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Plexscape is a software company committed to changing the way engineers work on Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) projects by developing innovative solutions that bridge the gap between design and the real world. Plex.Earth, our flagship product, is the first cloud-based software ever created in the CAD market and one of the most popular tools in the Autodesk App Store.

Our solution, originally released in 2009, is being used by thousands of engineers in more than 120 countries worldwide, enabling them to have the complete 3D geographical view of their real-world project sites within minutes, through Google Earth and other satellite data providers.

Nikos Chanakoulas 

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PROFILE Products

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, onsite 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.

Adam Dibble

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Qnect, an intelligent, cloud-based connection service, gives fabricators, detailers and engineers fast and flexible connections with significant cost and schedule savings. In minutes, users can connect most steel buildings without capital cost and with minimal initial training. Two important benefits of Qnect include: Preference Optimization and Bolt Optimization.

Optimization provides multiple, extremely quick runs that compare different connections and bolt options and then prioritize all within AISC requirements. A 20-50 percent reduction in bolt count, bolt holes, time for bolting, machine use, skilled laborers needed and erection time is common. Result: Your team confidently wins more business, while reducing your costs and increasing per-project profits.

Christian Erickson

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RIEGL is the industry leader in LiDAR scanning systems used by surveyors, engineers, architects and contractors working in 3D.

RIEGL’s scanning platforms commonly used in the AEC industry include unmanned air (UAV and fixed wing), terrestrial and mobile. The full list of products is on www.RIEGLUSA.com and showcased on the RIEGL YouTube Channel.

The highly precise data achieved with RIEGL systems is beneficial on vertical projects like buildings, bridges, towers, mines and smart cities; or linear projects like roadways, railways, transmission lines and pipelines. Environmental projects for forestry, water management, coastal management and bathymetry are also common applications.

RIEGL’s North American headquarters in Orlando, Fla., offers sales, support, training, calibration and service. Additional locations in North America are Toronto and Long Beach, Calif.

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RISA’s suite of products offers a variety of solutions for structural steel design. RISAFloor provides complete building design, including composite steel beams, steel joists, camber and deflection optimization, and much more. RISA-3D is a general-purpose design software that can be used for building and non-building structures. RISA-3D’s steel design not only includes static and dynamic analysis and design per the latest codes, but also allows you to check moment frames and braced frames for the special seismic-specific provisions of the AISC Seismic Design Manual. RISAConnection offers steel connection design for a wide variety of shear, moment, brace, splice and base plate connections. Connection design can be done to U.S. or Canadian codes, and the special seismic provisions of AISC 341/358 also can be considered.

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SCIA Engineer   

Looking to migrate to or improve your 3D design workflows? SCIA Engineer offers an easy way to plug structural analysis and design into today’s BIM workflows. Tackle larger projects with advanced non-linear and dynamic analysis. Plug into BIM with IFC, and bi-directional links to Revit, Tekla, and others. Free demo!

SCIA Design Forms

Integrate custom checks into your FEA workflow. Script custom calculations that can run as standalone checks or link to SCIA Engineer’s FEA workflow. Having the ability to write your own checks inside your FEA software is a real game changer. Try it for free!

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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?

Howard Kelly

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SimActive is the developer of Correlator3D software, a patented end-to-end photogrammetry solution for the generation of high-quality geospatial data from satellite and aerial imagery, including UAVs. Correlator3D performs aerial triangulation (AT) and produces dense digital surface models (DSM), digital terrain models (DTM), point clouds, orthomosaics, 3D models and vectorized 3D features. Powered by GPU technology and multi-core CPUs, Correlator3D ensures matchless processing speed to support rapid production of large datasets. SimActive has been selling Correlator3D to leading mapping firms and government organizations around the world, offering cutting-edge photogrammetry software backed by exceptional customer support.

For more information, visit www.simactive.com.

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Simpson Strong-Tie

Strong Frame Yield-Link Connection 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 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.

Tim Ellis

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Sixense provides a distinct spread of tools that improve knowledge of infrastructure condition through asset management software, sensor technology and instrumentation, as well as nondestructive testing. Our integrated solutions unify inspections and monitoring data to optimize infrastructure management and decision processes. BeyondAsset is our software that optimizes bridge and asset inspections as well as management of any infrastructure. EverSense systems are turnkey instrumentation deliveries used for monitoring anything from a single bridge or tunnel to large infrastructure networks. EverScan is a unique portfolio of nondestructive measurement methods focusing on cable and post tensioned structures.

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SkyCiv offers a range of easy-to-use, powerful structural analysis and design software. Our core product, SkyCiv Structural 3D, is used by engineers in more than 160 countries worldwide and offers features such as:

• Powerful linear, non-linear, buckling, frequency, response spectrum analysis

• In-built steel, wood, cold formed and concrete member design modules including AISC, NDS, AISI, Eurocode, CSA and more

• Beams, cables, plates, custom sections

• Reporting and detailed design calculations

• Integrated Section Builder—custom shapes, library of sections, built up shapes and import DXFs

How are we different?

• Easy to learn

• Flexible monthly subscriptions

• 100% cloud-based, no download or installation, access directly from browser

• Fast support via live chat

• Save time—our users save up to 20 hours per month

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SOLV3D develops innovative software solutions that enable users to effectively overlay various geospatial datasets to enhance their existing workflows and modes of operation. The SOLV3D engine processing toolkit is a middleware application, which makes it easy to clean and optimize point cloud data, from any source, as well as manipulate planar and panoramic images.

With the SOLV3D encompass platform, using only a web-browser, clients are able to visualize and share point cloud data, imagery, CAD/GIS models, as well as many other geospatial datasets. The result is a robust virtual project environment with spatial context, providing users with an engaging common operating picture, wherein all stakeholders are empowered with enhanced collaboration ability, increasing the derived value of their datasets for estimation, planning, design, and decision-making.

Tammy Peterson

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Strand7 is a general-purpose finite element analysis system comprising integrated pre-processing, post-processing and solvers. It is used worldwide for linear and nonlinear analysis of structures and components by engineering companies of all sizes in most disciplines. Strand7 is an advanced analysis tool for static, dynamic and heat transfer analysis, capable of performing complex simulations of structures in a range of scenarios, including construction sequence simulation, earthquake response and fire simulation. Strand7 also offers excellent connectivity with CAD and other systems through its support for IGES, STEP and ACIS formats. The upcoming version, Strand7 R3, is a major new release offering even greater performance due to its new high-powered graphics engine based on Direct X and 64-bit architecture.

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As TerraView specializes in fully customized UAV solutions, exemplary customer satisfaction is the company’s sole priority from the first interaction to final delivery and beyond. When purchasing a TerraView product, customers receive step-by-step guidance and support, giving them full confidence in their investment.

TerraView’s RangePro X8P – Pixhawk now with system components and options that meet the federal government and Department of Defense (DoD) guidelines. The RangePro X8P is an enterprise unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed to fly for more than 70 minutes in real-world conditions with a standard sensor payload. Proudly engineered and manufactured in the USA, the RangePro X8P is designed specifically for industrial, first responder, and government enterprise data capture.

Michael Kelly

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Topcon Positioning Group, always one step ahead in technology and customer benefits, is an industry leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of precision measurement and workflow solutions for the global construction and geospatial markets. Topcon has a mission to provide superior end-to-end business solutions by integrating high-precision measurement technology, software and data. Its vision is to improve productivity and workflow to meet global demand for sustainable agriculture and infrastructure. Topcon provides construction, surveying, and engineering professionals with the advantages and know-how to be at the forefront of technological innovation to maximize efficiency.

Solutions such as the Topcon GTL-1000, a compact scanner integrated with a fully featured robotic total station, are enabling operators to accelerate construction verification productivity and minimize mistakes, re-work and cost overruns.



Transoft Solutions

Transoft Solutions develops productivity-enhancing software and intelligent transportation solutions to help AEC professionals with their civil and infrastructure design and planning projects. Our portfolio of planning, simulation, modeling, and design solutions are used in over 130 countries serving more than 50,000 customers.

AutoTURN Pro: The most advanced and comprehensive swept-path software available to check your site and road designs. Enhanced review, presentation and reporting features help you get projects approved and expand the value of your work.

TORUS Roundabouts: The most comprehensive solution for roundabout design and analysis.

GuideSIGN Plus: Create and design highway and roadway signs, plan the installation of traffic signs and easily add in pavement markings.

Visit us at www.transoftsolutions.com.

Patrick Sutherland

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Trimble Monitoring

Trimble is committed to transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Trimble Monitoring is enabling geospatial professionals, construction managers, mining and dam operators to stay connected to assets, providing up-to-the-minute data on condition and movement of structures or land. This information enables owners and project stakeholders to address potential problems, improve safety decisions, ensure structural integrity and future-proof their investment.

Trimble Monitoring integrates GNSS, optical instruments, geotechnical sensors and analytical software to support movement analysis and visualization for both campaign (periodic) monitoring applications or real-time operations at pre-scheduled intervals. Significantly increasing efficiency through automation, Trimble Monitoring solutions result in fewer site visits while increasing safety via real-time reporting and alarming.

Jesse Huff

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Tekla software from Trimble provides a complete construction solution for any steel structure. From industrial and commercial buildings to large sports stadiums, Tekla 3D BIM Models are the most productive way to manage your structural analysis and design, high-quality construction documentation, steel detailing, fabrication, and erection. Built with reliable and constructible information, the Tekla software environment facilitates an accurate flow of information to avoid detailing mistakes, reduce human errors in drawings, and optimize the fabrication process with integrated CNC information.

Jodi Hendrixson

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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.

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Woolpert is the fastest-growing architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG) and strategic consulting firm, working to become one of the best companies in the world. Our expansive, integrated AEG capabilities support multiple services, including design technology management and smart building. The firm’s experience in building design, mechanical systems, asset management, IoT platforms, and enterprise GIS enables us to take a holistic view of buildings and assets, and to integrate the appropriate data and systems. Our advanced technologies empower us to manage “real” existing conditions to make more-informed decisions that benefit planning, design, construction and post-construction, and improve documentation. Woolpert has close to 1,000 employees at 30 offices and supports public, private, federal and U.S. military clients around the world.

For more information, visit woolpert.com.

Jill Kelley

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