INTCON - Intelligent software for detailing and fabrication of pre-cast concrete structures

Type of the project: Enterprise
Status 10/2002: Ongoing

Organization:

Tekla Oyj:  http://www.tekla.com/

Other participating organizations:

Betonitieto Oy

Contact person:

Pertti Alho:  pertti.alho@tekla.com 

Project summary:

The goal for the project is to develope parametrical rule based modeling technology and based on this technology to implement software application serving the detailing and fabrication of pre-cast concrete structures.

With help of this application it is possible to model and produce all documents and other information for fabrication of beams, columns, slabs, facad and other special pre-cast unit types. In this application the modelling is supporting parametrical design rule sets. The rule sets enables the automation of many standard design operations. By modifying or changing the rule sets it is also possible to modify the design to be compatible with certain fabrication system. In this project also an IFC interface to fabrication information systems will be implemented.

Achieved results:

Software application having significant international market potential.

Indirect impacts:

To provide software platform which will improve the possibilities to implement new product model based applications for building industry. This platform can also be used to strenghten the competitiveness of the existing software applications in longer perspective.

Impact and added value of the technology programme:

With help of VERA technology program the market demand of product model based software applications has been groving. The international publicity received by many projects in the program has been improving the interest on Finnish software products.