Recognising that Trimble Tedds is a widely used, and widely appreciated tool to facilitate design, SCI have launched the first of a range of specialist SCI Tedds modules. In many cases these will supplement an SCI publication, or Advisory Desk note, by providing a tool that implements the design process that has been described. SCI is uniquely placed to produce such tools given the information we harvest from providing technical support to our members.
Two modules are already available; the first of these is a module that implements the procedures described in P424 Fire Resistance of Light Steel Framing to allow a loaded wall fire resistance test result to be extrapolated to a wall with certain variations in its specification. This not only makes the calculation easy, but also has credibility with checking authorities and warranty providers due to its SCI provenance. The second module released considers the design of service openings in composite slabs, in particular the use of local reinforcing bars in ‘beam strips’ around both individual and/or multiple service openings. Openings of all sizes are considered, with areas of reinforcement being provided for small to medium sized openings and beam strip forces being provided for large openings.
Several future modules are currently in development, with the initial phase covering different aspects of composite design and light gauge construction. Releasing later this year is a module dealing with concentrated loads applied to composite slabs. This is particularly aimed at the assessment of an already specified slab’s ability to carry temporary loads during construction. Also releasing soon is a module covering aspects of light gauge member design, allowing a designer to perform cross-section and buckling resistance checks on a library of included sections or a custom section specified by the user.
Modules will be offered for an annual licence fee, with different options to cover organisations of different sizes and the purchase of multiple modules in one go.
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By clicking the links below you are able to watch demonstrations of how Tedds Modules work for both:
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