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SCIA User Contest 2017

Announcing the winners of the 2017 User Contest

CADS, as SCIA’s UK Partner, are proud to announce this year’s user contest winners. The contest included several entries from the UK, as well as a winner.

In fact, for the third year running, due to the increasing popularity of SCIA Engineer in the UK, CADS has been judged by SCIA as their leading International Partner.

CADS customers including AECOM, Calcinotto, Evolve, Structa, Pell Frischmann and Campbell Reith all had entries submitted into the prestigious 300 page 2017 User Contest Book. This will provide these companies with an ideal format to promote their projects and companies globally via this widely distributed document.

You can view an online version of the book and read about all the projects entered and nominated, as well as the winners of course by clicking here


Centre Point, London

Centre Point is an icon in the heart of London. Built in the 1960s, it was one of the first skyscrapers in London and is now Grade II listed reflecting its technological and historic importance. The building is currently undergoing a large-scale transformation, engineered by Pell Frischmann.

See the full project entry here


HESCON s.r.o - Football Stadium in Dunajská Streda, Slovakia

This project includes a phased construction of a new football stadium combined with a partial renovation of the existing one. The new football stadium will replace the current FC DAC stadium. The construction started in the spring of 2016 with the first phase (stands B and C), the entire complex
should be finished in 2018.

See the full project here


Port House - Antwerp, Belgium

The new Port House consists of two buildings: a restored former fire station and new construction that has a truly remarkable sculptural form. This elongated volume is approximately 100 m long, 24 m wide and four stories high. It consists of three three-story-high steel trusses: a middle one and two angled facade trusses.

See the full project here


Bridge over Rhine River - Strasbourg, France / Kehl, Germany

The bridge over the Rhine river was a part of the Est de la Ligne D du Tramway extension from Strasbourg to Kehl. The bridge has a tramway zone on one side of the arch and a zone for cyclists and pedestrians on the other side.
The whole bridge is 290 m long. It consists of 2 bowstring bridges measuring 145 m long, the deck is 15 m wide and has a weight of 1,450 tons in steel. The arches are 21 m high.

See the full project here


Shoaiba II Power Plant - Shoaiba, Saudi Arabia

The power plant is a raw-oil plant with the electricity made by burning raw oil. The cylinder is 60 m high and its diameter is 4.6 m and the ground surface at the bottom of the transition piece is 26 x 13 m². In total, the analysed structure is constructed 10 times on site. The building meets seismic requirements (0.30 g) and the eigenfrequency of the main structure is designed to comply with the wind vibration mode of the American standards.

See the full project here


Rafael Núñez Airport Expansion - Cartagena De Indias, Colombia

The expansion Project of the Rafael Núñez international airport in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, has been designed to reach the processing capacity of 8.5 million passengers per year. For this purpose, a new building has been designed, the international terminal, connected with a new boarding pier which spans over more than 400 m. The total designed area of this new expansion is 27,000 m².

See the full project here

Meet the experts

scia conferenceCADS, in association with SCIA are holding a seminar in Manchester and one in London on the 7th and 8th November respectively. If you would like to see SCIA Engineer in action, talk to the experts and meet your peers then why not register for one of these free events.

As well as CADS and SCIA’s expert engineers, the product developers will be on hand to give you a sneak preview of what’s in store for the future.

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