June 2019 | Continuing Education

NCMA’s Direct Design Software

Many practitioners perceive masonry as a difficult material to engineer.  The assemblies are complex, the codes are unfamiliar, and the tool support is not as good as it is for other systems.  The latest version of NCMA’s Direct Design Software is a significant step in reversing this condition.

This session will overview the abilities of this program and demonstrate how it provides full-building design in a single package that automates the entire engineering workflow:  Load calculation, analysis, design checks, and preparation of drawings.  The user can very quickly produce an engineered design for a building which can then be used as the basis for an estimate.  It also allows rapid experimentation with alternate design options (e.g. different block sizes), making it easy to judge the effects of such changes on the final layout and cost and quickly arrive at the ideal design.  The program produces a much more economical design than the more approximate approaches often used for estimating early in projects.

Presented by: Russ Peterson

Wed. June 05 – 12:00pm-1:30pm
Anthony’s Steakhouse (7220 F St, Omaha, NE)

Thur. June 06 – 12:00pm-1:30pm
The Cornhusker Hotel (333 S 13th St, Lincoln, NE)