Good morning and welcome to Bentley’s seminar on integrated concrete building design. We are very excited to be here and present some of our exciting new echnology that we’re working on, especially as it relates to concrete. We are only doing this seminar in Jeddah as we felt it offered us a great market and opportunity, so I thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to be here today.
Bentley knows a lot about infrastructure. In fact, sustaining infrastructure is all that we do and that has helped secure our standing as the world’s leading provider of software for the design, construction, and operation of infrastructure.
Since our founding in 1984, Bentley has built a portfolio of solutions and products that is unique in its breadth and depth. We are the number 1 provider of software for Building Performance, Structural Engineering, Water Modeling, Roads and Transit Design, Bridge Engineering, and Plant Operations. 47 out of 50 U.S. state Departments of Transportation use MicroStation and 45 of them use Bentley’s Transportation design software. Bentley is a global business. Over 60 percent of our revenues come from users outside of North America, Bentley users can be found in some 169 countries around the world, and our nearly 3000 colleagues are located in more than 45 countries. And finally, Bentley offers comprehensive software solutions for the entire infrastructure lifecycle.
What the purpose of the seminar is: to introduce an improved workflow for SE’s in the building market when it comes to analyzing, designing and documenting. To introduce things we’ve recently done to some of our software programs and alert you to things we’re going to be doing.What the seminar is not: a training our troubleshooting session, nor can we get into too much detail with each program in 2.5 hours. The focus will be more big picture and workflow, but we’ll can have an open discussion at the end when others may leave if they have to get back to work.Our hope is that we create some curiosity with each of you and can have follow up discussions either in your office or online and take a more in depth look at how these programs or workflow would work for your situation.
Let’s take a look at a typical project scenario for a building project. Typically you’ll have a core analysis/design model which is often concrete; documentation of course; maybe BIM; concrete components like slabs, foundations or shear walls; potentially some connection design such as lateral connections or base plates; and probably a host of other components like masonry walls or retaining walls.In many of the offices we’re in, we still see a fragmented workflow being used where many of the different pieces of the design puzzle are not talking to each other. I’m sure by now we all are aware of the increased design time and costs associated with the recreating data sets for different pieces of the project, but many firms continue to work this way. We believe we offer a workflow to drastically improve this building design process.
A bit of an EQPA here to set the stage for our upcoming demo (proof)
Looking at this diagram again, here’s how we’re going to accomplish this simplified workflow with our programs and what we’re going to try and prove in the next hour or so with a demonstration. Here’s the catch: [mouse click for yellow cloud] based on the thousands of conversations we have with structural engineers, we know that the far majority of you have either not employed BIM yet in your office, or have done so only at the request of your architect or client. Many times to help you win a job. But for the far majority of structural engineers right now, you’re still getting paid on the constructions documents that you create from your structural design. So in this simplified and streamlined workflow we’re going to highlight, we’re going to show you how you can use a single data set for your structural design and your drawings, AND kick that out to your client – who may be using Revit – at any point in the project without having to fuss around with a BIM model yourself. So you accomplish what you want – structural design and drawings – and your client gets what they want – BIM model. And even if you are fully implementing BIM yourself as a SE, this workflow embraces that too.
Dashboard: need to drive home WHY you should use the Dashboard…TSG, downloads, versions…all things that will help them. In return, the more people that install and use the Dashboard, the more Bentley is in front of them and should lead to more interest and inquiries.
DGN Viewer: next release in a few months will have a viewer that allows anyone on the project team who has a copy of the free Dashboard to view and query models, for example measure distances or search for certain steel section sizes
Perform fly throughs of your building much like you would in a BIM program
Base Plates: a long awaited feature was recently added to RAM Connection, includes anchor design per App D. Can integrate with a full building model as we saw earlier, or individual base plates can be modeled and analyzed
Enhanced reports: option to show formulas in report – eliminates any black-box feel and shows you exactly what the program is checking, and then you can print if neededEq K1-8, K1-9: additional checks for shear plate connections to HSS columns when the beam has axial loadCBB Connections: can now rotate WT and 2L braces so that flange is in plane (and connects) with gusset as shown in this graphic
DG4:Codes: continue to add and update steel codes, including seismic codesGraphics and GUI: enhanced the graphics and updated the GUI to be consistent with ribbon toolbar interface
Some things on our backlog for the next few releases:DG16: we’ll be implementing DG 16Portal Frame Connections: [see screenshot as an example of a splice connection – will help with metal building type connections)358-05: earlier this year AISC released a supplement to AISC 358-05 code that has 3 additional connections, so we’ll be adding in 2 of the three connections. The third connection is proprietary.341-05: our current implementation of AISC 341-05 for gusset connections is for Ordinary and Specially Concentric frames, so we’ll be adding Eccentrically Braced Frame connections.2010 AISC Codes: of course adding the upcoming new steel codes will be a priority as wellISM: with our Integrated Structural Modeling initiative, we’ll be looking to add RAM Connection to it so that we can help you get connection information into BIM models and your drawingsTruss: we’re looking to expand beyond typical AISC framed type building connections so that the program can be better utilized in the plant market, tower market, and more
Closing remarks and point to make:We crammed a lot into 2 hours and the purpose really was to make our users aware of new workflows that are available when it comes to analysis, design, documentation, and BIM, as well as some of the things we’ve been doing to our software, and things we have planned. My hope is that I’ll be able to have follow up meetings and conversations where we can dig into some these workflows and programs deeper to see if they’re right for your company.
About Bentley<br />Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. <br />
Bentley Subscribers are the ENR Top Design Firms:<br />About Bentley<br /><ul><li>20 of the Top 20 in:
97 of the Top 100 Pure Design Firms</li></ul>47 out of 50 U.S. State DOTs use Bentley<br />Bentley is:<br />#1 in Plant Operations<br />#1 in Structural Engineering<br />#1 in Water Modeling<br />#1 in Roads and Transit Design<br />#1 in Bridge Engineering<br />#1 in Building Performance<br />Global Business:<br /><ul><li>Nearly 3,000 colleagues in 45 countries
$500 million in annual revenues</li></li></ul><li>Agenda<br />8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Welcome and Introduction<br />8:45 – 11:15 a.m. Demonstration of a Concrete Building Workflow using RAM Structural System, RAM Concept, and Structural Modeler<br />11:30 - 11:45 a.m. Break<br />11:45 - 12:45 p.m. Overview of RAM Elements and RAM Connection.<br />12:45 - 1:30 p.m. What’s new in STAAD.Pro V8i and ancillary products<br />1:30 p.m. Lunch<br />
Overview of What’s New and What’s Coming Up<br />
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