Hand calculations remain a cornerstone of structural engineering. To stimulate conceptual thinking and increase confidence in design, Virtual Consulting Engineers strives to make use of simple design principles before engaging specialist software. Where complex structures require iterative calculations, we use Prokon Structural Analysis and Design for dynamic load analysis, design and detailing of:
- Frame and finite element analysis
- Steel member and connection design
- Reinforced and prestressed concrete design
- Post tensioning of multi-storey floor slabs
- Timber member design
- Masonry design
Our structural Analysis and Design modules support appropriate design codes in a single family of software tools. Prokon allows detailing of reinforcement directly in AutoCAD, which we link with AutoCAD 3D and Revit models for integration of civil, mechanical, electrical and structural design.