Specialist Flat Slab FEA Design
Solve's long term links with European associates lead to our adoption of SCIA's advanced concrete flat slab design software several years ago.
Through value engineering exercises we have helped contractors make major material and cost savings.
Our software has an automated module which reads the stresses in the Finite Element Analysis output for the slab being designed, and details reinforcement in accordance with the stresses such that reinforcement placed in the slab is at an absolute minimum. This is significantly more cost effective than the results seen when traditional slab RC detailing is completed in accordance with the simple methods made available as a manual option in design codes.
We can produce RC detail drawings for slabs as loose placed reinforcement bars (traditional cut and bent), as a carpet reinforcement solution, or as a special mesh solution, to suit contractor preferences.