Ancon Building Products recently announced an alliance with construction and engineering IT software specialist, Bentley Systems.

Ancon’s design method for punching shear reinforcement has been integrated into the Bentley Systems’ 3D modelling tool for reinforced and post-tensioned concrete floor slabs, RAM Concept.

Andrew Miller of Bentley Systems says; “Although experts in very different fields, Ancon and Bentley Systems share a common goal, which is to simplify the design of value-engineered concrete structures.”

Senior engineer at Ancon and part of the development team involved in the integration of the software, Dr Michelle Parmenter, further comments,“Users of RAM Concept 3D modelling software can now perform an automated punching shear analysis and detail shear stud rails in their building models where required.”

“Having used RAM Concept extensively in my previous employment, I know this enhanced functionality will save precious time at the design stage, and therefore be a considerable aid to busy engineers,” she adds.