01. Structural modeling, design, and analysis
Trimble introduced three software versions of its Building Information Modeling (BIM) and analysis and design solutions Tekla Structures 2016, Tekla Structural Designer 2016, and Tekla Tedds 2016. According to Trimble, Tekla Structures provides more efficient modeling of any steel or concrete structure and introduces more efficient utilization of model information. Tekla Structural Designer is an engineering tool for analyzing and designing buildings and has expanded seismic design capabilities. Tekla Tedds automates repetitive structural calculations and has new options for analysis and design of retaining walls, foundations, and steel and concrete beams.
02. Site scanning platform
3DR released Site Scan, an aerial analytics platform that enables customers to inspect, survey, and scan work sites with a drone and deliver that data to the cloud for processing and analytics. Site Scan leverages the latest innovations in image capture from Sony and cloud-processing capabilities from Autodesk to deliver an end-to-end solution ready-made for existing reality capture workflows. Included in the Site Scan package are a Solo drone, a Sony Xperia tablet preconfigured with the Site Scan app, a Sony UMCR10C or GoPro HERO4 Black camera, unlimited storage in the 3DR Cloud, and unlimited processing and publishing credits with the Autodesk Cloud.
03. No-wall fabric building
ClearSpan Fabric Structures Pavilion Building features no end walls or sidewalls, creating a covered, outdoor atmosphere that can be used for any construction need. The Pavilion Building is covered by ClearSpans 12.5-ounce, 24-mil rip-stop polyethylene fabric that allows natural light to filter through. The UV-resistant fabric covers come in four color options. The truss frame is triple galvanized for corrosion resistance. When paired with the ClearSpan Helical Anchoring System, the Pavilion Building can be built with minimal foundation requirements, the company said. Pavilion Buildings can be constructed 75 feet or 85 feet wide, and feature 13-foot-high eaves.
ClearSpan Fabric Structures