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November 8, 2018

In RISAFoundation v11.0 there are two new tabs in the Safety Factors results spreadsheet that breakdown the slab’s stabilizing and destabilizing forces for each category. The new Overturn/Resist by Category and Sliding/Resist by Category tabs make it easy to understand how the program calculates the safety factor results for a mat slab demand and resisting […]

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November 2, 2018

In RISA-3D, the current method of design for masonry lintels is Simply Supported where the masonry lintels are idealized into a simply supported pin-pin beam configuration. Now, masonry lintels can instead be analyzed using finite element analysis. With this method, the lintel will be fully integrated as part of the wall. In the Wall Design […]

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October 26, 2018

The 2015 NBC compliant codes have been implemented into RISA-3D v17.0, RISAFloor v13.0 and RISAFoundation V.11.0! These include: CSA S16-14 – Hot Rolled Steel Design Code CSA S136-16 – Cold Formed Steel Design Code CSA A23.3-14 – Concrete Design Code CSA O86-14 – Wood Design Code NBC 2015 Division B Part 4 – Seismic Load […]

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October 18, 2018

With the initial implementation of wood wall design in RISA-3D, the wall aspect ratio was calculated as the full height of the wall divided by the width of the region.This was intended to accommodate balloon framed multi-story walls that were drawn as one continuous wall stack.  With recent publications of the ANSI/AWC SDPWS, it has […]

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October 11, 2018

With the recent release of RISA-3D v17.0.0 the program now offer the user the option to use Chord Straps between floors of a wood shear wall building in lieu of using hold downs. Chord Straps are a great option for transferring tension load between floors of a multi-floor building and can be installed without accessing […]

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