I find using the Inducta software packages to be intuitive and quick. Apart from the ability to effectively and efficiently model anything from slabs to columns to tilt panels to whole buildings, one of the great advantages of the Inducta software is that it is easy to detect user modelling errors compared with other software packages. This is excellent when conducting project reviews.
Recently I utilised the RC Building package to fully model a 5 storey building (1400m2 per floor), do a full earthquake spectral analysis, review and redesign the stair core, lift core and 6 shear walls from top to bottom all within the space of 4 hours! I was able to half the reinforcement in all these walls, reduce wall thicknesses and reduce concrete grades compared to the tabled design. I was even able to give a precast option for cost comparison. We were able to make enough savings to keep our client on budget. Not only were they impressed with our savings, they were impressed at the speed of our response.
Jarrod Novosel, BG STRUCTURES
Your software is by far the best of its type that I have come across, and you are to be congratulated on the effort that you have put in to developing the software to its current form.
Scott Langrehr, MCS GROUP, Adelaide, SA
"SLABS enables our engineers to quickly and accurately obtain deflection and reinforcing quantities and graphically display the results for review."
David Bell - BG Structures, QLD
"I recently converted to RC Building and SLABS and think the software is invaluable...The new RC Building and SLABS have cut my design times drastically."
Andrey Kandic, AJK Design Pty Ltd
"I am very Satisfied with SLABS, and we have achieve better results than expected."
"We have used SLABS software since 2004, and we have successfully completed a number of projects using SLABS as the principle design tool. We find it extremely useful and allows us to complete design jobs much more efficiently than any other software."
OPTIMA CONSULTING ENGINEERS, Wollongong NSW
“..found RC building extremely user friendly, both for modeling and exporting the various structural elements to the bolt on design programs….. 3D models also are pretty impressive for presentations… step by step model building / analysis / results process simplifies design, and also editing / altering design”
Danny Cully, Costin Roe Consulting
"RC Building is an invaluable tool which has the ability to provide a complete 3D structural analysis and display results for numerous load conditions from wind, earthquake and gravity loads"
David Bell, BG Structures
"For reinforced concrete buildings, R/C BUILDING software wins hands down as a lateral analysis and design tool, and we will continue to use it for our lateral analysis checks."
Paul Bezkorovainy, MPN Group Pty Ltd
“..Great tilt-up design program (PanelsPlus). We use it virtually on a daily basis and found it very useful.”
John Burke, Burke Engineering
"...Over the past 3 years we have lifted more than 3000 panels using PanelsPlus software, and we did not get a single crack ..."
Gerry Puglia, Ancon (Unicon Systems), NSW
"...I consider PT3D software to be the most complete technical solution for PT slabs design available..."
Jeff Lind, Jeff Lind Consulting Engineer, (25 years of PT design experience)
“...PT3D software proved to be extremely economical (design of the upper level slabs), with tendon rates of around 4.2kg/m2 and additional reinforcement 3.5 kg /m2...”
"...We have designed more than 100 slabs using PT3D with great results:
25-30 jobs from 3 storey to 20 storeys
Some Jobs around 20,000 m2
Including 1,000 m2 raft slab"
Aaron Hazelton (Commercial Structural Manager) Sellick Consultants, ACT
“...I have found the new modeling feature of R/C Building & SLABS cuts modeling time to more than half the time, also changes to the model can be easily carried out. They are excellent design software tools for concrete framed structures and slabs...”
Michael Pereira , MSL Consulting Engineers, NSW
“INDUCTA Revit link is very useful – the first time I tried to import a Revit model into RC Building, it worked! 8 levels of columns and slabs in a few minutes! Brilliant! And we will get better with time.”
Stephen Tobias, STP