Trimble Industry Workshop: Comprehensive Slab Deflection Calculations (Partner Event)

The Institution of Structural Engineers is delighted to host the Trimble industry workshop on Wednesday 18th April 2018.

Predicting deflections in concrete flat slabs has become an increasingly regular requirement. In the UK, the Concrete Society Technical Report No.58 is regarded as the pre-eminent guidance on this topic. This introduces many challenges, not least of which is the need to consider the development of deflections through a series of construction loading events.

Consequently slab deflection is a potentially complex subject and this workshop aims to discuss much of the detail that lies behind the calculations and demonstrate how this has been automated in Tekla Structural Designer
whilst retaining transparency to dig into the detail when required.


08:30 - Registration
09:00 - Session 1: Estimating Long Term Deflections In Slabs
10:00 - Session 2: Iterative Cracked Section Analysis
11:00 - Session 3: Slab Deflection Workflow
11:45 - Session 4: Practical Software Demonstration


Dr Stuart Gale
Stuart joined Trimble in 2016 after undertaking a PhD at the University of Warwick, where his thesis concerned the numerical modelling of tensile structures, and included a publication in the journal Computers & Structures. Recently, Stuart’s main focus has been Iterative Cracked Section Analysis for long term slab deflection estimation. This has involved the development of both the finite element solver and the user workflow in Tekla Structural Designer.

Professor Bassam Izzuddin
Bassam Izzuddin is Professor of Computational Structural Mechanics and heads the CSM group at Imperial College London. Since joining Imperial in 1990, he has developed advanced nonlinear analysis methods for structures subject to extreme loading, and he has engaged in national/international collaborations with industry and fellow academics on applied structural engineering research utilising his program ADAPTIC. Besides major developments in detailed modelling, he has also developed a range of simplified analysis methods, which are currently being applied in design practice for offshore and building structures. His publication record exceeds 250 papers in leading international journals and conferences.

Kenny Arnott
Kenny worked for various UK consultancies for 15 years before moving into software development in 1998. Kenny’s focus has been the development of concrete frame modelling and design software for international markets. This has involved development of a unique approach to the automatic creation and management of multiple robust analysis models to feed the design process. Currently, Kenny is representing the UK in the Eurocode development task group working on the analysis chapter in Eurocode 2.

Cameron Roberts
Coming from a structural engineering consultancy background in New Zealand, Cam Roberts is responsible for developing new business and maintaining existing clients as Business Development Manager for Engineering. He has over 7 years experience promoting Trimble’s structural design software and broad knowledge of the construction software market.

Professional development

This workshop will be of interest to engineers wishing to accrue CPD points.

Register your place on the Tekla website.


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The Institution of Structural Engineers, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS, UK

Stuart Gale
Bassam Izzuddin
Kenny Arnott
Cameron Roberts

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