JOINT - Development of Design Software for Steel Structure Joint 

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

Organization:

The Finnish Constructional Steelwork Association FCSA, NICESteel Program:  http://www.try.vtt.fi/

Other participating organizations:

Rautaruukki Oyj:  http://www.rautaruukki.com/
KPM-Engineering Oy:  http://www.kpmeng.fi/
SuunnitteluKortes Oy:  http://www.kortes.fi/
A-Insinöörit Oy:  http://www.ains.fi/
Finnmap Oy:  http://www.finnmapcons.fi/
Aaro Kohonen Oy:  http://www.aarokohonen.com/
IS-Plan Oy:  http://www.is-plan.fi/
SS Teracon Oy  
JP-Kakko Oy:  http://www.poyry.com/fi/
PR Steel Oy:  http://www.ppth.fi/
Ins.tsto. Puolanne Oy
D.O.F Tech Oy:  http://www.doftech.com/

Contact person:

Jouko Kouhi:  jouko.kouhi@vtt.fi

Project summary:

The project goal is to develope further JOINT software by adding detail information of nine typical steel structures. Dimensioning is based on ENV 1993 (Eurocode 3).

Second goal is to establishe JOINT program extension to calculate also the costs of joints.

Third goal is to continue co-operation with a Czech software vendor FINE. In addition project also participates in joint dimensioning development at ECCS/TC10 Connections group.