August 2, 2018

For concrete column members, the load combination producing the maximum shear code check is reported in the Detail Report and corresponding Results spreadsheet. Since concrete is evaluated based on a batch solution, this can be useful when shear governs the design. RISAFloor Concrete tab of the Column Results spreadsheet: Column Detail Report: RISA-3D: Concrete Columns […]

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April 26, 2018

RISAFloor ES has the ability to check the Long Term Deflection with Creep and Shrinkage. The program uses an iterative method to adjust the plate stiffness until it converges upon a solution. You can setup all the necessary coefficients and factors in the Model Settings (as shown below). Once you run solution on a RISAFloor […]

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November 15, 2017

Basic Description Pattern based skip loading has recently been added into RISAFloor beam design.  This can be turned on or off using the checkbox in the Solution tab of the (Global) Model Settings shown below. This new feature applies to continuous beams that span over multiple supports.  The various types of live loading will be […]

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March 3, 2016

RISAFloor ES allows you to model concrete slabs of any thickness.  However, there might be sections of the building that require a thicker slab.  The icon is shown below and it will allow you to draw a Polygon or Rectangular shape. You can use this tool to change the thickness anywhere in the slab. The […]

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February 4, 2016

In RISAFloor ES, you can quickly thicken the slab in the column strip area with the Drop Panel tool.  The column strip is typically the area of highest demand so increasing the thickness may help optimize the concrete usage. After the support lines are drawn, you can modify columns strip depth by clicking on the […]

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