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Sawrey overcome challenge to model & analyse complex and irregular structures
Sawrey Consulting Engineers is a growing structural engineering consultancy. Serving New Zealand from greater Wellington, Sawrey Consulting Engineer's main focus is with earthquake engineering, structural and seismic design, the assessment and seismic retrofit of buildings, and building parts and components.
The company continuously follows the development of engineering design standards, both in New Zealand and internationally.
The engineer's challenge for a complex structure, was to find structural analysis software with modeling flexibility and advanced analysis methods with the necessary technical support.
Staad.Pro was selected for modeling this building. Staad.Pro is part of a raft of structural engineering software included in the "Structural Enterprise" package by Bentley Systems.
Matrix Applied Computing Ltd outlined the all round modelling capabilities of Staad.Pro and its cost effectiveness within the Structural Enterprise suite of programs that gives Sawrey Consulting Engineers access to many more software packages.
Ian MacDonald from Sawrey Consulting Engineers Ltd says,
“The buildings we model are complex and irregular. As such we do not want to be bound by grids and Staad.Pro has the flexibility of modelling using coordinates as well as grids. The software has the range of elements and objects as well as the range of advanced analysis options we require.”
Uriah McCall from Sawrey Consulting Engineers Ltd says,
“I have found Staad.Pro is used in many countries so there are plenty of resources available such as professional technical support, information networks, technical examples and short videos right up to comprehensive manuals which all aid the effective use of the software.".