Cold-Formed Steel Design Software

We discussed in previous articles some of the advantages of Cold-Formed Steel (CFS) over other systems. In this article, we are going to discuss a unique software that is used only to design CFS. This software is called the Steel Smart System or SSS. The software is...

Accelerated Bridge Design

What will the future of bridge design be?  Half scale bridge sections are being seismic tested for a new technique where bridges can be built in days, not months.  The new technique, called Accelerated Bridge Design (ABC) is based on method where components are...

Prescriptive VS Performance-Based Design

It is widely accepted that using Performance Based Design (PBD) in lieu of the Prescriptive method on projects results in a significant savings to the owner. In fact many cases projects and/or contracts are won or made possible due to the overall cost savings achieved...