Software includes Eurocode design
Cold rolled steel specialist Metsec has launched the latest version of its building shell design software MetSPEC 12, with enhanced features including design analysis to Structural Eurocode EC: Part 1.3.
Roy Burns, Divisional Managing Director of Metsec’s Lightweight Structural Systems, said: ”We know that the switch to harmonised European standards for construction is presenting a huge challenge to the steel construction industry. Our aim is to help engineers get used to the new requirements and method of working in relation to wind loading for the structural design of calculations to BS EN 1991-1-4 and BS 6399-2.
“It was recently stated that engineers need more Eurocode compliant software, of the kind Metsec is offering with MetSPEC 12 if the industry is to make the transition to working to Eurocodes within the timescale allowed.”