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Events and Seminars
ADAPT is continuously conducting educational seminars on concrete and post-tensioning design on a global scale. Please use the links below to view our latest schedule of Building and Bridge seminars.
2012 Outstanding Project of the Year Designed using ADAPT-Floor Pro, January 2013
ADAPT Opens New York Office, December 2012
ADAPT Receives ACI Award for Software, November 2012
We at ADAPT Software are honored to accept this year's prestigious Charles S. Whitney Medal. The ACI Board of Direction at its fall 2012 meeting specifically acknowledged ADAPT "in recognition of their many contributions in the area of designer-friendly software for use in the design of concrete structures."
ADAPT Corporation will be formally presented with this award at the Opening Sessions and Awards Program of the upcoming ACI Convention in Minneapolis, MN on Sunday April 14, 2013.
We invite you to stop by our exhibit at the upcoming ACI Convention.
Headquartered in Redwood City, CA, ADAPT Corporation is a leading provider of software and engineering services for concrete buildings and bridges worldwide. Our software offers an integrated solution for the design of post-tensioned or mild reinforced projects including 2D and 3D multistory modeling approaches. Dr. Bijan Aalami, founder of ADAPT Corporation, is an internationally renowned educationalist and leader in the analysis and design of concrete structures with specialization in post-tensioning. Our products, support and consulting services build on over 30 years of concrete expertise.
ADAPT Expands Product Offering to Include Full Building Design Solution, August 2012
ADAPT Europe Ltd. Established, April 2012
ADAPT Organizes Largest PT Summit in Latin America, March 2012
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ADAPT Announces New Product Line for Full Building Design, December 2011
This new structural concrete design tool will eliminate the need for engineers to create and maintain multiple models for their concrete building design. As with all other ADAPT products, Edge will handle conventionally reinforced and post-tensioned members. First client shipments of Edge are anticipated in April, 2012.
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ADAPT will Exhibit at IBRACON in Brazil Nov 1 - 4
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ADAPT Presents at PTI Technical Conference
The first session covered the design of concrete floor systems for vibration. In his presentation, Florian reviewed the steps required to determine the vibration response of a concrete floor system and a methodology to evaluate vibration serviceability criteria. The presentation also highlighted the new integrated vibration analysis capabilities of Floor Pro and how it can be used to assess the vibration response of concrete floor systems much faster and more accurately than traditional methods.
The second session elaborated on the unique features that have made Floor Pro the most complete and reliable software for the modeling, analysis and design of post-tensioned floor system. Click here link to download a copy of the presentation.
AECCafe Press Release: ADAPT Delivers Integrated Vibration Analysis for Concrete Floor Systems
Redwood City, California – January 5, 2011 – ADAPT Corporation, the leader in structural concrete analysis and design software, announced today that its ADAPT-Builder/Floor Pro 2010 software can now be used by structural engineers to evaluate and design the vibration response of concrete floor systems with much less effort and time than with previously available methods. Typically, structural engineers use specialized software to model concrete floor systems and determine the natural frequencies of a floor system or hire specialized consultants to carry out independent analyses. This process requires the re-modeling of the structure, adds additional cost, is time intensive, and results in lengthy turnaround times between detailed design decisions and the assessment of a floor system’s vibration response.
ADAPT-Builder/Floor Pro 2010, however, includes integrated modal vibration analysis that provides immediate feedback resulting from detailed design decisions and how these impact the vibration response of a concrete floor system. Unlike traditional approaches, that create challenges in maintaining the same level of detail between the models used to carry out structural analysis and design and the one(s) used for vibration analysis, ADAPT’s approach streamlines this process by using the same model.
Special capabilities of ADAPT-Builder/Floor Pro’s vibration analysis include:
“We are very excited about these new modeling and analysis capabilities offered in the latest version of ADAPT-Builder,” said Florian Aalami, President of ADAPT Corporation. “For years our clients have complained about why their design of concrete floor systems for vibration has to be so much more inefficient of a process than what they can already do with existing steel design packages that offer integrated vibration analysis. ADAPT-Builder/Floor Pro 2010’s integrated vibration analysis is just another step in our vision to deliver a complete solution for the design and detailing of concrete floor systems.”
This streamlined and integrated approach will be of great benefit to structural engineers engaged in the design or retrofit of sensitive structures requiring a predictable vibration response. All ADAPT-Builder offers bi-directional integration with Autodesk® Revit Structure 2011, further streamlining the overall modeling, design and detailing process.
For more information about ADAPT-Floor pro 2010, go to www.adaptsoft.com/specs-pro.php.
About ADAPT Corporation
ADAPT Corporation is the leading provider of structural concrete design software. Its suite of building software provides innovative and efficient solutions for the analysis and design of concrete foundation and floor systems. These software products include ADAPT-PT, RC, Floor Pro, MAT and SOG. For bridge analysis, ADAPT-ABI is a practical solution for the modeling and analysis of any segmentally constructed bridge, considering construction staging and time-dependent material behavior. With multiple offices in the US and India, ADAPT delivers exceptional software and engineering support services to its global client base.
Read original press release at www.aeccafe.com.
ADAPT Expands Presence in China
ADAPT and REI Engineering Software intend to expend their partnership to include the eventual co-development of customized ADAPT structural concrete design software for the Chinese market. ADAPT’s market development initiatives in China are led by ADAPT International Private Ltd in Kolkata, India.
New Distribution Partner in Spain Drives Growth
ADAPT will Exhibit at 2010 fib Congress in Washington DC
ADAPT Launches Interactive Technical Support Blog
Clients now have a bi-directional portal of communication to access important information related to the software. This includes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s), Technical Notes, Product Documentation, Product Videos, Known Bugs and Limitations and Example Models and Tutorials. Our technical support experts will continuously update and maintain these segments with new information to enhance the use, efficiency and application of ADAPT products.
ADAPT Completes Latin America Seminar Tour and Broadens Market Reach
ADAPT Becomes Premier Autodesk Partner
As a Premier Partner, ADAPT will continue to offer seamless bi-directional integration between the ADAPT-Builder suite of programs and Revit® Structure.
As an authorized Autodesk Independent Software Vendor (ISV), ADAPT sells and supports the following software bundled with its integration links:
AEC Systems Becomes Authorized Distributor in Australia and New Zealand
Enabling structural engineers to become more efficient using BIM-based design processes and integrated software is core to ADAPT & AEC System’s market development strategy. To this end, both companies are committed to delivering a fully integrated and BIM-based structural analysis solution consisting of Revit Structure, Robot Structural Analysis and ADAPT-Builder.
ADAPT Teaches Class at Autodesk® University 2008
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ADAPT Expands into China Market
China has over 10,000 design firms and has undertaken various initiatives to enhance its infrastructure. The Beijing Olympics is a clear sign of the vision that the country has of creating world class infrastructure. ADAPT is confident that its specialized design software will be as widely adopted by the local engineering community in China as it has been in the US, India, South East Asia and Europe.
ADAPT Sets up Dedicated Latin America Team
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ADAPT Corporation Becomes Independent Software Vendor Partner to Autodesk
ADAPT solutions are designed to enhance the business of Autodesk and ADAPT's mutual customers by allowing them to use the 3D building model created in Revit Structure to do their detailed concrete slab and mat design and analysis in ADAPT-Builder. Full bidirectional integration virtually eliminates the need to re-model slabs, saving hours in redundant data entry and dramatically reducing coordination errors. Click for more...
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Civil Connection News - ADAPT BIM Technology Reinvents RC Design
ADAPT and Robobat become Key Partners
GRENOBLE, France and REDWOOD CITY, USA - On April 10, 2007, Robobat SA and ADAPT Corporation announced a series of strategic initiatives aimed at providing enhanced solutions for their clients. These measures include the signing of an exclusive Contract for ADAPT's International office in India to distribute Robobat products to their markets, including the world renowned Robot Millennium structural analysis and design software. The Agreement will also result in the future release of a closely integrated link between Robot Millennium and the ADAPT-Builder structural concrete design suite. Both companies also plan on entering into joint sales and marketing initiatives of their integrated software in selected international markets.
"Robobat has long admired ADAPT's dominant position worldwide in the field of post tensioned concrete design and looks forward to offering a combined 3D FE solution to the worldwide structural engineering community," said Gary Wyatt, International Sales Director of Robobat. "It is also clear that the ADAPT India team have a proven track record and vast experience in their market at providing an excellent service to the engineering community and we look forward to collaborating to develop our business in this important region of the world."
"ADAPT looks forward to leveraging our infrastructure in India by offering Robot Millenium, the market leading structural analysis solution. The broad 3D FE analysis capabilities of Robot Millenium perfectly complement our expertise in 3D concrete slab design, allowing us to offer a 'total solution' to our clients now," adds Dr. Florian Aalami, Corporate EVP of ADAPT Corporation. "Further, our companies share a vision of realizing BIM solutions and plan to work closely on developing a joint global strategy."
Robobat writes and distributes market leading analysis, design and drafting software solutions for structural engineers that help clients to integrate the various facets of the structural engineering process, thereby improving accuracy, efficiency and profitability. More than 10000 licenses of Robobat software are in use in over 100 countries around the world. Founded in 1988, Robobat employs in excess of 160 staff and is an ISO 9001 accredited company and is headquartered in Grenoble, France, with subsidiaries and resellers around the world. www.robobat.com
Seminars & Training Workshops in Singapore and Malaysia
POST-TENSIONING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
September 18, 2006
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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DESIGN OF POST-TENSIONED FLOOR SYSTEMS
with emphasis on ADAPT Software
September 19, 2006
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Covers concrete building and bridge design
September 21, 2006
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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ADAPT Corporation opens Asian - African Division: ADAPT International
As CEO of ADAPT International, Mr. S. Bhanja will expand our software and services offering in South East Asia, China and the African continent. Mr. Bhanja is a highly respected and successful executive with over 20 years of international experience in the prestressing industry and structural engineering software. Mr. Bhanja and his team of experience engineers will deliver the same world-class service and support ADAPT has provided from its corporate head quarters in California since 1981.
To contact ADAPT International, e-mail us at email@example.com.
ASCE Adds 3 More Seminar Dates for 2005 Seminar Series
April 21-22, 2005, Miami, FL, USA
September 8-9, 2005, Orange County, CA, USA
September 29-30, 2005, Chicago, IL, USA
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Imperial College London invites ADAPT back for 2nd PT Seminar April 2005
Review of TR 43 added
The new seminar, to be held in London on April 5th and 6th, will be expanded to cover the Concrete Society's new publication TR 43 "POST-TENSIONED CONCRETE FLOORS -DESIGN MANUAL." This new publication is expected to be released in 2005. No other than the society's Working Party Chairman, Robin Whittle of Arup will present a review of this new document.
Addition of hands on computer session
Due to popular demand, ADAPT has also added a one-day hands on computer lab session as an optional 3rd day extension to the seminar. This hands on session will cover real project design examples using ADAPT's industry leading post-tensioning design software.
To find out more or to pre-register, please contact ADAPT.
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Announcement - ACI Contest Winners and New Detailing Functionality
These new capabilities advance ADAPT-Floor Pro, already the industry-leading 3D FEM software for the design and analysis of concrete floor systems, to deliver even greater levels of design project productivity. Unlike other solutions, ADAPT-Floor Pro enables design engineers to rapidly translate their design data into usable structural drawings, ready for submission.
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ADAPT is happy to announce the following winners to their special Promotional Contest held at the same event which saw over $17,000 in software prizes been given away.
ADAPT Expands Management Team
With more than 20 years experience in the prestressed concrete industry, Mr. McGuire brings a wealth of professional knowledge, experience, and insight that will bring tremendous benefits to our clients, and help us better serve their needs.
Mr. McGuire will work with engineering firms in ADAPT's key markets including the US, Canada, Europe, the Far East, and Middle East, to identify and offer design and construction software solutions to meet all their concrete design project needs.
Mr. McGuire began his career as a field engineer with Trow Associates, Inc., Toronto, Canada. He then served as a sales engineer with Westeed-Rosco, Ltd, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in their highway product department. In 1980, he joined ITTUP Hollowcore, in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, as a sales engineer for their precast hollowcore product line. In 1981, he joined Can-force Structures Ltd, in Vancouver, as a project developer engineer in their precast division, and later joined their post-tensioning division, heading up their sales office in Toronto. In 1987, he became the Canadian Precast Concrete Institute (CPCI) Post-Tensioning Technical Director, and in 1991, became the Executive Director of PTI, based in Phoenix, AZ.
Gerard graduated with honors from University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, with a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering and has been a member of the British Columbia and Ontario Professional Engineer Associates.
ADAPT CEO Teaches Graduate Course on Prestressed Concrete Design
Dr. Aalami authors Guidelines for the Design of Post-Tensioned Floors
ABSTRACT: This article presents a set of guidelines intended to assist designers in routine post-tensioning design, beginning with a discussion of the initial decisions that must be made to design post-tensioned floor members. We then provide a set of recommendations, derived from industry practice, which have yielded economical designs with good in-service performance. Where applicable, we based the guidelines on ACI 318-02 and IBC 2000.
Title: Guidelines for the Design of Post-Tensioned Floors
Author(s): Bijan O. Aalami and Jennifer D. Jurgens
Publication: Concrete International
Date: March 1, 2003
ADAPT used to design first Post-Tensioned structures in three countries
Mr. Mathot also designed one of the buildings of the Brussels, Belgium International Airport, which has an approximate floor area of 1,600,000 sq ft (150,000 sq m), using the ADAPT software system and unbonded post-tensioning.
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