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1 Please open full screen The new effective way for reducing costs in construction projects

2 From the Israeli press: The construction industry wastes billions of NIS every year, about half due to design A survey conducted by the Center for Quality and Excellence in the Prime Ministers Office, together with the Center for the Study of Quality at the Hebrew University, found that 9.1 billion Shekels are wasted every year on construction in Israel, 3 million of which could be saved. This estimate is based on an evaluation conducted in the American market by authorities dealing in excellence. According to the American estimate, 50% of the waste in construction is a result of defective design, 30% from construction errors and 20% from defective materials. Estimation: 9.1 billion Shekel are wasted every year by the construction industry The problem

3 Engineers have difficulty in determining, in an objective and unambiguous manner, which is the optimal design from amongst all the existing feasible alternatives. Construction projects are characterized by major engineering complexity. In addition, the commercial market offers a variety of construction methods and a wide range diversity of building materials, thus resulting in existence of numberless design alternatives. For example: a simple 8x6 m floor slab has 50,032 feasible alternatives (*) (*) 50,032 is the number of alternatives that includes one way / two way massive and ribbed slabs, considering several thicknesses near the optimal thickness, several plausible concrete and reinforcement types and several plausible ‘fill’ boxes of different widths & spacing (for ribbed slab) The reason

4 engineers use their own discretion to choose several alternatives to be checked They analyze each of the alternatives They calculate quantities and the total cost of each alternative Then compare and choose the preferred (optimal) one The traditional design process repeated for each alternative being checked

5 Is it, Really, the Optimal Alternative? Not necessarily ! The optimal alternative might not have been included amongst those checked at all Not necessarily ! The optimal alternative might not have been included amongst those checked at all The dilemma

6 How can one locate the unambiguous optimal, most cost effective, solution in minimum time and effort ? The challenge

7  State-of-the-art applications (patent stage)  Full compatibility with local standards  Exceptionally user-friendly interface  PC and Windows compatible The Solution StrucOP software for optimization of structures Optimal positioning of supports Optimal building systems Optimal materials types Optimal shapes & cross sections Optimal dimensions of cross sections Detailed optimal quantities and costs Comparison of the optimal solution with other alternatives

8 Analysis and design Choosing an alternative to be checked Comparison to other alternatives Choosing the preferred alternative S low, Subjective Automated optimization by StrucOP Automated optimization by StrucOP Prices and resource inputs from the Entrepreneur. Constraints & limitations from the Engineer Prices and resource inputs from the Entrepreneur. Constraints & limitations from the Engineer Detailed Design - drawings, specifications, quantities Detailed Design - drawings, specifications, quantities Calculation of quantities and costs Traditional Design Procedure Designer, Entrepreneur Q uick, Objective Designer, Entrepreneur check loops Detailed Design - drawings, specifications, quantities Detailed Design - drawings, specifications, quantities StrucOP’s New Design Approach New approach for structural design

9 7. In light of the aforementioned, the software is a unique and valuable tool for optimal design of new structures and for testing the effectiveness of structural design conducted using other tools. StrucOP – Professional opinion

10 Savings in Management You can input queries, such as “what if” and get immediate replies - shortens decision-making procedure Savings in Management You can input queries, such as “what if” and get immediate replies - shortens decision-making procedure Saving Money You save the difference between the cost of the optimal and any other alternative. Saving Money You save the difference between the cost of the optimal and any other alternative. Savings in Design Time You locate the optimal solution in minutes and save precious design time. Savings in Design Time You locate the optimal solution in minutes and save precious design time. Unambiguous Certainty Optimization is complete and includes all feasible alternatives within the chosen range. Unambiguous Certainty Optimization is complete and includes all feasible alternatives within the chosen range. Personal Compatibility You define inputs and prices according to your specific project so that the optimal option is “custom-made” to your needs. Personal Compatibility You define inputs and prices according to your specific project so that the optimal option is “custom-made” to your needs. Precision The optimization considers all relevant inputs (materials, labor, equipment) and all methods and materials of the market. Precision The optimization considers all relevant inputs (materials, labor, equipment) and all methods and materials of the market. StrucOP – The advantages

11 Engineers Entrepreneurs, Construction companies Contractors Institutes and Public authorities Accelerated design and management process Objective support for design decisions Savings in expenses, increased profits Accelerated design and management process Objective support for design decisions Savings in expenses, increased profits Savings in human resources and design input Improving services and recruiting clients Raising professionalism to higher level Savings in human resources and design input Improving services and recruiting clients Raising professionalism to higher level Adapting solutions to company needs Competitive prices in tenders Efficiency, increased profits Adapting solutions to company needs Competitive prices in tenders Efficiency, increased profits Quicker design processes Rational definitions of goals and design Minimizing budgets, expanding projects Quicker design processes Rational definitions of goals and design Minimizing budgets, expanding projects StrucOP – Benefits for all

12 Fax Now it become possible Optimize your project Now it become possible Optimize your project Tel ACOS: StrucOP – Structure Optimization


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