Trimble introduces new software series of Tekla to streamline BIM analysis & design process

Trimble recently launched three new versions of its building information modeling (BIM) and analysis & design software like Tekla Structures 2016Tekla Structural Designer 2016 and Tekla Tedds 2016 for engineering and construction professionals. These newly launched software offer superior collaboration and improved workflow toward structural steel and precast concrete designers, detailers and fabricators, concrete contractors, general contractors and structural engineers.

Tekla Structures 2016: Tekla Structures is the most sophisticated BIM software that can be used for generating perfect, constructible modeling concerning any steel or concrete structure. This most updated version makes the modeling process smarter as well as enhances productivity by simply preventing precious errors in the fabrication and construction stages. The software supports 17 languages together with Korean language.

Tekla Structural Designer 2016: Tekla Structural Designer 2016 facilitates the engineers to evaluate and design buildings competently. With this latest version, the performance is significantly improved in both modeling and processing time at the time of examining and designing structures. Now it becomes easier to deal with even bigger and more demanding models efficiently.

The seismic design capabilities of the software are now supported with added structural design and detailing checks for concrete structures adhering to U.S. codes. It is suitable to be utilized for higher classified earthquake regions.

Tekla Tedds 2016: The new version of Tekla Tedds, provides a solution for computerizing recurring structural calculations. New options convey more resilience and alternatives in favor of the analysis and design of retaining walls, foundations and steel and concrete beams adhering to both the U.S. building codes and Eurocodes.

Availability: In order to download the newest series of Tekla Software, visit –

Tekla Structures:
Tekla Structural Designer:
Tekla Tedds:

To get more updates on Tekla software, visit Tekla Corporation changed to the Trimble brand in January 2016. More information about rebranding is available at

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Vacancy For Structural Engineer In Birmingham

Are you a Structural Engineer? Experience within Structural Engineering but ready to expand on your knowledge and skill set? Then this is the perfect job role for you. Our client is based within the Birmingham area so will be easily accessible from surrounding areas and also is a prestigious company who is excelling in various markets and create impressive CAD software.

Job Opportunity:

Candidate will have the opportunity to work with their popular software and be part of an innovative and professional team. This Structural Engineer will have the opportunity to put your practical design skills to use and be involved in the fantastic software that the company creates.

Skills required for this job:

A degree in Structural Engineering or equivalent

Must have experience of AutoCAD or CAD/CAE

An innovative mind and hands-on problem solving abilities

Good understanding of 2D and 3D

Ability to work from first principles with strong mathematical analysis.

So without any delay proceed further to appear in the interview. Interviews are being arranged very soon. Don’t forget to browse the Ascent People website to find out more opportunities that will come handy for you.

Candidates from all ages and backgrounds will be considered for this role. Ascent People Ltd are acting as an employment agency for this role.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands (County)

Salary Structure: £30000 per annum + Package

Company: Ascent People Ltd

Job Type: Permanent

Facilities: 25 days’ holiday, pay reviews, flexible working hours, free parking and pension scheme

Contact: Megan Barrow

Reference: CWJobs/mseb

Job ID: 65669871

Vacancy for Structural Engineer in Birmingham
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How To Build Up A Baby Basement

This construction video focuses on developing Baby Basement. The Glatthaar Baby Basement is very cost effective and it offers extra space under the ground bearing slab. The basement is utilized as a storing or utility room as well as wine cellar etc. It is situated wherever determined in the architectural drawing. Baby basement is found in concrete staircase, lightwells, external entrance, etc.

The process includes the following :-

Shuttering of foundation slab

Positioning of membrane & spacers

Positioning of reinforcement

Completed foundation

Pouring of foundation slab

Levelling & trowelling

Completed foundation slab

Set up twin wall panels

Set up floor panels

Filling twin wall cavity

Completed basement installation

Arrangement of ground floor slab

Footings and shuttering of ground floor slab

Positioning foul drainage pipes

Pouring frost protection

Positioning membrane & spacers

Positioning reinforcement

Pouring ground floor and basement slab

Finished baby basement through ground floor slab

Specifications of the Glatthaar Baby Basement:

Foundation slab

The dimensions of the foundation slab range from 4,80 m or 9,60 m (length) x 4,80 m (width). A polythene Membrane is set up below the ground bearing slab. The concrete surface is left lightly tamped or completed through hand trowels. Thickness of the foundation slab, nominal 250 mm insitu concrete C25/30 (as supposed perfect).

External basement walls

The external walls are developed with storey height, pre-cast concrete composite panels include an inner and outer leaf perpetually joined with reinforcement. Panels are set up butt-jointed on the foundation slab that is built up earlier. Each panel thickness nominal 240 mm is mass-produced from a C25/30 concrete, fair faced is completed on the face of both leaves with joints left uncovered. The internal structural height belongs to 2,40 m. Opening for service pipes and sealing flanges (max. 3 piece) are contained.

Ground floor / Basement slab

The floor slab, thickness nominal 180-200 mm, contains both pre-cast and insitu concrete C20/25. Supplimentary reinforcement is settled on site. The cavity amid the leaves of the basement wall is stuffed with insitu concrete and poured with the ground floor basement slab for developing a monolithic, box-like structure.

Waterproofing and insulation

Glatthaar is completely water-resistant to the structure. The waterproof structure is attained by using BS 8102 Type A (Tanking) or Type B (structural integral protection) as supposed perfect. The foundation slab and the wall panels contain waterproof concrete. Max. 4 sealing flanges are contained. The complete external walls are covered with a 40 mm insulation board and a backfill protection.


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Elevator Shaft Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall Details

Elevator (lift) Shaft Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls detail is a CAD dwg drawing that contains “Π” shaped elevator shaft shear wall with primary and secondary column reinforcement.

There are various details in this drawing which range from main and secondary column reinforcement rebars, stirrups, links details, shear reinforcement. This template is very essential to save huge time in your projects. Dimensions of this elevator-lift shaft shear wall can be modified efficiently through some easy to follow CAD commands, spreading the middle light reinforced part of each shear wall devoid of modifying the main column reinforcements.

Other Elevator Shear Wall Details include the following :

– Elevator Shaft Pit Foundation Reinforcement Detail

Reinforced Concrete Column Supported on Mat ( spread ) Foundation

– Shear Wall Reinforced Concrete Column Reinforcement Details


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An Exclusive Animated Construction Video On Spider Tie Concrete Wall Forming System

This animated construction video specifically narrates Spider Tie Concrete House. Spider Tie is a recognized concrete wall forming system. It reduces heavy form as well as labor cost & time for construction. The Spider Tie system generates a temporary frame work through which you just affix your plywood with the use of a approved coarse thread screw. It has similar functionality with binding plaster to wooden studs. This framework can retain your re-bar correctly in place each time devoid of applying tie wire.


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Brief Overview Of Concrete Construction Process

David Moloney comes up with this exclusive construction film that contains video footage, photographs, 3d animation and images to easily demonstrate the detailed concrete construction progression as well as related construction equipment. This construction video covers the topics like Batching, Placing, Compaction,Testing, Formwork, Falsework, Tunnel, Piling, Diaphragm Walls,Post-tensioning and Reinforcement cutting & bending, Precast, Quarry and Aggregate Production. Cement Manufacture, Slip-form pavements and towers.


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Designers Ron Culver & Joseph Sarafian Jointly Develop An Exclusive Method To Cast Concrete In Lycra Stretched With Robotic Arms

Both the designers Ron Culver and Joseph Sarafian have discovered a unique system for casting concrete in Lycra stretched with robotic arms. This newest method can be applied to develop basic new architectural forms (+ movie).

The Fabric Forms project comprises pouring a concrete fibreglass mixture into Y-shaped Lycra sleeves stretched into position through six-axis robots.

This casting system can be implemented at different scales in the construction jobsite in near future. It can be expanded to form unique building facade elements as well as the primary structure of a building.

With its simple production capacity, the fabric facilitates the users to generate various shapes devoid of casting a unique mould each time they create a new shape.

Fabric Forms facilitate to produce compound curvature beyond a cast object that would otherwise be lost once rigid formwork is eliminated.

It is considered as a more endurable substitute that can minimize labor and material costs. It is more rapid process as compared to conventional construction methods.

Conventional casting methods are both laborious and unsupportable as plywood formwork is frequently exposed and casted off as soon as concrete has cured.

When the concrete is set, the fabric is then exposed that leads to marginal waste. The pieces will require roughly 45 minutes to solidify and are set collectively through a 3D-printed coupler for generating larger assemblies that could be later on utilized as attractive facades or even load-bearing structures.


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REBARS Is A Spreadsheet Program To Determine Reinforcing Bar Development And Splice Lengths For Steel Reinforcement

“REBARS” is a MS-Excel based spreadsheet program useful for ascertaining reinforcing bar development and splice lengths specially, the development lengths and splice lengths for straight bars in tension as well as compression. Besides, the development length for standard hook bars is calculated. The provisions for development and splice lengths are contained in high seismic risk applications by adhering ACI 318-05. There also exists a worksheet that consists of reinforcing bar data tables. This version is developed on the basis of the ACI 318-05 Code.

Program Assumptions and Limitations:

1. This program abides by the methods and guidelines of the ACI 318-05 Building Code, Chapters 12 and 21.

2. The “Calc Development” worksheet, for a specified reinforcing bar size, establishes the straight development and splice lengths toward a “top” bar and an “other” bar in tension, the straight development and splice lengths for the bar in compression, and the tension development length of the bar as a standard hook, all at once. A comprehensive table of reinforcing bar development and splice lengths is also generated for #3 over #18 bars. 

3. The “Rebar Data” worksheet includes tables of reinforcing bar data having different bar properties, reinforcing bar areas on the basis of spacing, tension development and splice lengths for straight bars, tension development lengths for 90 degree standard hooks, tension lap splice criteria, compression development and splice lengths for straight bars, maximum spacing for column ties, and different plain welded wire fabric properties. 

4. This program covers several “comment boxes” which consist of diversified information along with clarifications of input or output items, equations applied, data tables, etc.

For more information, visit the link

REBARS is a spreadsheet program to determine reinforcing bar development and splice lengths for steel reinforcement
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How To Use Adobe Geomesh Construction Material To Resist Earthquake For Building

This construction video is based on construction manual for adobe reinforced with Geomesh. Adobe reinforced is a reinforcement system for current adobe houses and an arrangement for new adobe houses, with the intension to avoid the collapsing due to severe earthquakes. Abode construction is generally found in rural areas. Houses are usually one-storied building having wallheights of around 3.0 m and thicknesses vary from 250 mm and 850 mm. Abode is a cost-effective, promptly available construction material that is developed by local communities. Geomesh® is a dimensioned PVC coated, multi-filament woven polyester for soil reinforcement.


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Some Sample Interview Questions For Project Manager Position

Project management requires the knowledge & expertise of the project team members involving the project manager, use of tools and techniques accessible to make sure that the assigned tasks are accomplished in a perfect manner. Right accomplishment is based on obtaining the end results inside specified cost and time constraints. It generally refers to adjusting the limitations of scope, budget, schedule, quality, risks and resources.

To get it all done, you have to take proper decisions for appointing a project manager. The project managers can connect management, clients and employees to keep project go ahead successfully.

While appointing a project manager, you have to give emphasis on some key aspects like Will he/she be able to accommodate in the culture of the organization? Will he/she be able to manage other team members and guide them efficiently? Will he/she be able to deliver on the project goals and on stipulated timeframe?

There are lots of uncertainties. So, the questions should be asked properly in a job interview for the project managers to assess their technical skills, business practice, interpersonal skills and behavior.

1. How do you handle non-productive team members?

2. How do you motivate team members who are burned out, or bored?

3. How do you handle team members who come to you with their personal problems?

4. What are your career goals? How do you see this job affecting your goals?

5. Explain how you operate interdepartmentally.

6. Tell me how you would react to a situation where there was more than one way to accomplish the same task, and there were very strong feelings by others on each position.

7. Consider that you are in a diverse environment, out of your comfort zone. How would you rate your situational leadership style?

8. Give me an example of your leadership involvement where teamwork played an important role.

9. Tell me about a situation where your loyalty was challenged. What did you do? Why?

10. In what types of situations is it best to abandon loyalty to your manager?

11. In today’s business environment, when is loyalty to your manager particularly important?

12. Why are you interested in this position?

13. Describe what you think it would be like to do this job every day.

14. What do you believe qualifies you for this position?

15. What have you learned from your failures?

16. Of your previous jobs, which one did you enjoy the most? What did you like the most/least? Why? What was your major accomplishment? What was your biggest frustration?

17. Tell me about special projects or training you have had that would be relevant to this job.

18. What are some things that you would not like your job to include?

19. What are your current work plans? Why are you thinking about leaving your present job?

20. Describe an ideal job for you.

21. What would you do if you found out that a contractor was in a conflict of interest situation?

22. If I were to contact your former employee, what would he say about your decision-making abilities?

23. Give me an example of a win-win situation you have negotiated.

24. Tell me about your verbal and written communication ability. How well do you represent yourself to others? What makes you think so?

25. Give me an example of a stressful situation you have been in. How well did you handle it? If you had to do it over again, would you do it differently? How do you deal with stress, pressure, and unreasonable demands?

Project Manager Interview Questions
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