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Concrete Building Design from Concept to Construction [Webinar Recording]
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Watch the recording of our webinar and get a taste of concrete building design to Eurocode 2, all within the user-friendly MasterSeries.
Automated Concrete Wall Design to Eurocode 2 [Webinar Recording]
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With the release of the MasterSeries 2023, we have added the integrated design of shear walls to our MasterKey: Concrete Slab and Walls Design module (previously called as MasterKey: Concrete Slab Design). Watch the recording of our Introductory Webinar and get to know the new reinforced concrete wall design feature.
What financial incentives does being able to produce a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) with MasterSeriesLCA provide?
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Being able to produce LCAs with your building designs, gives you the opportunity to contribute to various Green Certification Schemes. With this advantage, not only would you be doing you part in the Climate Emergency, but you would also getting the opportunity to contribute to the design of Green Certified Buildings, which often be seen as very attractive investment for various reasons that we will outline within this blog post.
Designing Concrete Slabs using finite element analysis [WEBINAR RECORDING]
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Watch the recording of our latest webinar and learn how to analyse and design reinforced concrete slabs using finite element analysis.
How to design Pile Caps & Pad Foundations in MasterSeries [WEBINAR RECORDING]
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Watch the recording of our latest webinar and learn how to design and detail RC pile caps with up to 9 piles and pad foundations by integrating directly with the 3D structural model.
MasterSeries LCA Preview Webinar [WEBINAR RECORDING]
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Watch the recording of our latest Preview Webinar to get an exclusive view into the new MasterSeries LCA.
How to design a reinforced concrete Retaining Wall [WEBINAR RECORDING]
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Watch the recording of our latest webinar and learn how to analyse and design a reinforced concrete cantilever retaining wall with a complex loading and layered soil environment to Eurocode 7.
Understanding the behaviour and design of portal frames [WEBINAR RECORDING]
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Portal frames represent a very efficient method for enclosing large spaces, as they allow large column-free areas to be achieved at a relatively low cost. Portal frame design is most efficient when designed within specialised structural software such as MasterSeries. However, it does not negate the designers need to have a fundamental understanding of how the portal frame behaves, how its elements interact and the design challenges it incorporates.
How to gain an advantage in Masonry Design using Yield Line Analysis over traditional EuroCode methods [WEBINAR RECORDING]
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In the UK in 2018, the construction industry consumed 2.4 billion bricks, yet the design of masonry wall panels is often based on rule-of-thumb methods or using conservative standards. The reality is, through some simple design checks, major savings could be made in the form of time, money and materials. The Advanced Yield-Line Analysis (AYLA) method allows you to quickly and accurately calculate and design masonry walls with any arrangement of openings, combined with multiple wind posts and lateral line loads.
Design of composite floors both in construction and final stages [WEBINAR RECORDING]
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Composite floors, thanks to their many benefits such as efficient usage of materials; quick, cost-effective and sustainable constructibility, have come to dominate the building industry in the UK over the past years. However, for the long-term usability of buildings, the serviceability design both in the final and construction stages can be at least as important as the resistance design in the final composite stage.