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December 8, 2017

With the addition of Pile Design in RISAFoundation v10.0, the Soil Properties have been improved.  In previous versions, you defined the default soil in the Model Settings for the entire model.  Now you’ll find the Soil Definitions spreadsheet gives you control over all the soil properties in one location. The default soil definition will be used […]

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December 8, 2017

Hot rolled steel, wood, and concrete piles are now available in RISAFoundation v10.0. The Pile Definition Editor lets the user input the pile’s properties including the pile’s shape, material, and length.  For concrete piles the user has the ability to apply a custom shear and flexural rebar layout or have the program optimize the reinforcement […]

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November 8, 2017

The International Code Council just released the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) in August 2017. Our goal is to add all required codes to RISA software as soon as they are required by the individual states. The good news is that most of the material codes are already incorporated in RISA. Here you can see […]

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September 14, 2017

The consideration of Live Load reduction is a feature that has been in RISAFloor from the very beginning.  However, recent changes to the interface make it significantly easier for you to understand how live load reduction is affecting the design forces in your structure. As always, you may choose which code you want to use […]

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September 13, 2017

In RISAFoundation v9, you can add a vertical offset for slabs or beams.  Traditionally, RISA uses centerline analysis which aligns all elements at their centerline.  This is a common structural analysis assumption as the loads will get transferred to the centerline even if there is difference in the sizes. In certain circumstances, it becomes necessary […]

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