|Ontario Ministry of Transportation of chooses GRAITEC Structural Analysis and Design Software Advance Design America to replace their Canadian Bridge Analysis System.|
Advance Design America Structural Analysis and Design Software
GRAITEC Inc is a Canadian software and service provider to engineering, construction and architecture industries and is part of GRAITEC, one of the largest global Autodesk Partners and Independent Developers specialising in high performance CAD and engineering software for structural building construction.
GRAITEC's North American development team of experienced Canadian engineers are responsible for the developement of the companies local Structural Analysis & Design solutions including Advance Design America
Local Knowledge = Local Expertise
Having Canadian engineers on the team is a major advantage to both ourselves and our clients when developing solutions for the local construction sector, as they are already familiar with the nuances of local code requirements and typical working processes.
After developing a fruitful working relationship with the Ministry of Transportation, the team successfully demonstrated their professionalism and expertise, as well as the superior technology of the Advance Design America Structural Analysis and Design platform for bridge building analysis in accordance with Canadian codes.
This culminated in September 2015 with Advance Design America software being selected by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario to replace their current Canadian Bridge Analysis System (CANBAS). The signed agreement will run for for three-years initially with a four-year renewable contract.
The Ministry of Transportation of Quebec has already been using the Advance Design America Bridge software successfully for all new bridges (for the analysis and design) since 2001, and more recently, the MTQ used the software for the modelling and analysis of the Gouin bascule Bridge located in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Quebec) in 2014 - 2015.
Over the years, GRAITEC's North American team has served and supported the following clients:
- Ministry of Transportation of Quebec
- Ministry of Transportation of Saskatchewan
- CIMA+ Engineering Consulting Firm (2 000 employees)
- Roche Ltd (1 800 employees)
- SNC-Lavalin (40 000 employees)
- Stantec Engineering Consulting Firm (15 000 employees)
- WSP (32 000 employees) etc.
"Advance Design America has allowed us to create an unconventional structure with creativity, speed and efficiency. The wood design, reinforced concrete and shallow foundation modules were very helpful and contributed to the optimization of this magnificent structure."
Denis Lefebvre, STANTEC Expertise Director, Bridges and Civil Engineering Structures