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ADAPT-Builder Structural Concrete Design Suite

V1.1

Key Differentiating Features for ADAPT-Floor Pro and MAT

ADAPT-Floor Pro and MAT are part of the ADAPT-Builder Suite

Analysis and Design Options available in Builder Suite ADAPT-Builder Finite Element Analysis for Yes detailed analysis and design 2D Equivalent Frame Analysis Yes for rapid preliminary designs Foundation design on Yes expansive soils Integration With Other Programs ADAPT-Builder CAD Files DWG / DXF import & export Revit Structure Full bi-directional integration of model, loads and project parameters ETABS Import of geometry, gravity loads and lateral analysis solution STAAD.Pro Import & export module under revision (expected release 7/2007) Robot Millenium Import & export module under development RISA 3D Import & export module under development RAM SS Planned development before end of 2007

RAM Concept Yes No No

RAM Concept DXF Import and export No

No

Basic import of model and loads No No Basic import and export of model and loads

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ADAPT-Builder Structural Concrete Design Suite

Modeling Object based modeling Automatic transformation of imported CAD file to structural components Tendon modeling in plan Tendon modeled as complete 3D element with all associated properties Tendon visualization and modeling in elevation Automatic section generation Modeling of intersecting beams and slabs with steps and offsets Definition of typical base reinforcement Modeling of spring supports ADAPT-Builder Yes Yes RAM Concept No (layer based system) No (all objects must be retraced from DXF template) Yes No (each segment of a tendon must be managed separately) No No Complicated (user must define and manage prioritization to each element) Limited (must define reinforcement area for each design strip) No

Yes Yes

Yes Yes Simple (user models structure exactly as it will be constructed) Yes (area reinforcement as well as individual bars at any location in slab) Yes

Preliminary Design of Post-Tensioning ADAPT-Builder Strip Wizard Yes Beam Wizard Yes Slab Wizard Yes Ability to export design strip to Yes ADAPT-PT for rapid design and optimization of posttensioning Automatic generation of post- Yes (through ADAPT-PT tensioning import)

RAM Concept Yes Yes No No

No

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ADAPT-Builder Structural Concrete Design Suite

Analysis FEM formulation FEM mesh algorithm ADAPT-Builder True 3D FEM model Automatic Adaptive Mesh generation for complete 3D slab model using quadrilateral shell elements for slabs and walls, frame elements for beams and columns, and stick elements for tendons Yes RAM Concept 2D flat plate analysis Only slab elements are meshed using combination of triangles (less accurate) and quadrilateral elements. Walls, columns, and tendons not explicitly modeled in analysis. No (each direction of design and sometimes different load combinations need to be remeshed) Fragmented approach for each direction of design strips, load combinations, and manual design sections, the program must create a specific mesh and solution. This is time consuming and may not produce consistent results Fragmented approach deflections reported for same slab model may vary depending on placement of design strips Yes (through multiplier) No (can simulate through multiplier) No Limited to flat slabs with drop caps Based on independent research report

Automatic Meshing for all solutions

FEM solution

Integrated approach program generates one 3D FEM solution for all load combinations that is used for all design procedures

Deflection calculation

Integrated approach deflection calculations are always accurate regardless of how user places support lines Yes (through multiplier) Yes (using rigorous 3D FEM analysis and taking rebar placement into consideration) Yes (for slab and beams) Yes

Calculation of long-term deflections Calculation of cracked section deflection Ability to view extent and location of cracking Ability to accurately analyze complex geometries with steps, beams and girders Punching shear calculation

Follows ACI code formulas

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ADAPT-Builder Structural Concrete Design Suite

Design Automatic creation of design sections ADAPT-Builder Yes (program automatically generates critical design sections to match irregular shape of slab) Yes RAM Concept Limited to rectangular sections

Automatic design of complete slab Automated code check Ability to easily view location of stress check violation stress distribution in design strip Ability to view design moments, shears and axial forces in design strip for each load case Fully integrated beam design Calculation of Reinforcement Dynamic Rebar Design Calculates continuous reinforcement required over support Ability to change reinforcement presented by program Ability to view designed reinforcement in plan and elevation for each design strip Ability to view beam reinforcement in elevation Ability to view reinforcement contribution from each load combination Reinforcement placement affects cracked deflection Reports reinforcement quantities

Yes Yes

No (each direction of support lines must be re-meshed and analyzed separately) Yes No

Yes

No

Yes

No

ADAPT-Builder Yes Yes

Yes

RAM Concept No No (program can only report required rebar on one side of support) No

Yes

No

Yes Yes

No No

Yes Yes

No No

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ADAPT-Builder Structural Concrete Design Suite

General Usability Can easily model complex geometries Solution can be saved Can have multiple projects open at same time Generates DWG drawings ready for creation of structural drawings ADAPT-Builder Yes RAM Concept May encounter meshing problems when design strips cross openings No (must re-run each time program opens) No No

Yes Yes Yes

Post-Tensioning Shop Drawing Creation ADAPT-Builder PT Shop Drawing Module Yes Automatic tendon clash Yes detection Generation of chair heights in Yes plan as user-specified distance Generation of chair heights in Yes elevation for slab and beams as user-specified distance Automatic generation of Yes tendon elongation reports Export of tendon layout as 3D Yes poly lines to AutoCAD (DWG)

RAM Concept No No No

No

No No

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ADAPT Corporation, California, USA, Tel: +1 (650) 306-2400 Fax: +1 (650) 306-2401 ADAPT International Pvt. Ltd, Kolkata, India Tel: +91-33-302 86580 Fax: +91-33-224 67281

ADAPT-Builder Structural Concrete Design Suite

Known Issues with RAM Concept reported by former users that switched to ADAPT Generation of design strips Program has difficulty automatically generating design strips and sections for irregular floor plates. User gets many errors while trying to solve solution and must spend many hours trying to fix the model. Punching shear calculation Many former and current users of RAM report that the calculation of punching shear is not accurate. They use other programs or hand calculations to supplement their RAM designs.

Bottom Line, ADAPT-Builder delivers superior Modeling capabilities and flexibility Analysis speed and reliability Options for design optimization Dynamic rebar placement and design Creation of post-tensioning shop drawings leading to higher levels of quality, economy, and productivity.

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ADAPT Corporation, California, USA, Tel: +1 (650) 306-2400 Fax: +1 (650) 306-2401 ADAPT International Pvt. Ltd, Kolkata, India Tel: +91-33-302 86580 Fax: +91-33-224 67281