LEADERS IN
POST-TENSION AND REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN SOFTWARE

POSTEN

Design post-tension or reinforced concrete beams, slabs, frames in single or multistory buildings quickly and efficiently.  This is the most versatile option and includes all functionality of Concret as well.

TaperSTEEL

Quickly design tapered steel beams.

Phone:  510-275-4750

CONCRĒT

 

Design reinforced concrete beams, slabs and frames in single story or multistory construction. Also ideal for design of pier & grade beam construction.

TILTUP

Quickly design tilt-up concrete wall sections.  

 

POSTEN

PROPRIETARY FEATURES - only found in POSTEN:
  • FULLY AUTOMATIC DESIGN OF THE TENDONS & MILD STEEL - no guessing & checking & trying again or wasting your time like the others make you do - POSTEN DESIGNS, they analyze;

  • THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE VARIABLE MOMENTS OF INERTIA FEATURES IN THE INDUSTRY;

  • MARGINAL HALF BAY (EXTERIOR BAY) DESIGN taking into account: Torsional Effects on the structure & punching shear along with changes to Column Stiffness inherent in Marginal Half Bays;

  • TORSIONAL DESIGN

  • OPTIONAL AUTOMATIC CONCRETE THICKNESS DETERMINATION & DESIGN (reducing Bldg. Weight, Height & Concrete for a more efficient design);

  • OPTIONAL STRESS BALANCING DESIGN  which produces the Most Efficient Design while reducing steel;

  • The ONLY MULTISTORY POST-TENSIONED FRAME DESIGN PROGRAM for 1st & 2nd Order Analysis (w/P-delta effects);

  • COLUMN DESIGN under Static and/or Wind or Seismic forces, using the correct column stiffnesses floor by floor (w/ included ezFRAME).  No guessing column stiffnesses, like the others;

  • HAND CALCULATIONS that show exactly how the program calculated key elements of your design (NOT A BLACK BOX, LIKE OTHERS);

  • SPANDREL DESIGN - Correctly design for different end support conditions whether unsupported, Cracked Section or Un-cracked Section Spandrels (of different configurations);

  • Phi FACTORS that change across the span due to the slab or beam acting as a column at one location or beam at another due to varying loading, section properties or drape of the pre-stress;

  • STRAIN COMPATIBILITY DESIGN of the mild steel;

  • 1.2 Mcr DESIGN to prevent shear failure in deep beams; and

  • DESIGNED & SUPPORTED BY PRACTICING REGISTERED STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS (not technicians or PE's).

SOME OF THE MANY OTHER FEATURES:
  • Design per ACI 318 w/ Proportional Load Balancing Design (w/optional Stress Balancing for more efficient buildings) - think LEED;

  • Includes POSTEN (Post-tensioned design) software, CONCRET (Conventionally Reinforced Concrete design) software, POSTEN.lsp (to produce CAD drawings, details & steel schedules) and ezFRAME (3 Dimensional Concrete Frame Analysis software);

  • Design (or analyze) Beams, T-beams, Flat Plates, 1 or 2 way Slabs (with or without Drop Panels), Waffle Slabs, Pan Joists, Mat Foundations with either constant or variable cross sections;

  • Design Columns (with or without column caps and/or drop panels) for Static and/or Seismic or Wind;

  • Efficient graphic interface that walks you through the design steps;

  • Clear, concise and easy to read & understand output that gives you what you need without excess pages of data that simply confuse;

  • Integration with AutoCAD using AutoLISP to create tendon and rebar profiles drawings, details & quantity take off schedules instantaneously;

  • Skip Loading, Shrinkage, Punching Shear, etc.

  • NO Hardware Locks - No Software Locks - No Yearly Program Access Fees;

  • and So Much more - call us for more information at 510-275-4750.

FULLY MODIFIABLE & DETAILED CADD DRAWINGS, SCHEDULES AND DETAILS
OUTPUT IS CONCISE & EASY TO READ AND UNDERSTAND
EVERYTHING FOR EACH SPAN FITS ON ONE PAGE - NO FLIPPING THOUGH PAGES TO UNDERSTAND THE DESIGN


Is this your First Time?
Ask about our Comprehensive Library of CADD Details, Sheet Notes, Legends & Reference Plans
to get you started in Post-Tensioned Concrete Design.
There is No Need to Re-Invent the Wheel.

CONCRET

CONVENTIONALLY REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN SOFTWARE

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IF YOU CAN IMAGINE IT - YOU KNOW THE REST
What is so special about CONCRET:
  • CONCRET has all the Power, Capabilities, Features, Time & Design Efficiency & OMG - Ease of Use of POSTEN -                               just without the Post-tensioning;

  • BEAMS, SLABS, PLATES, COLUMNS, FRAMES (under static and/or 1st or 2nd order analysis with P-Delta effects) etc. -                      is like nothing else;

  • FRAMES - Combined with ezFRAME (our 3 dimensional concrete frame analyses software - included) 2nd order analyses is simplified by combining multiple runs (required to obtain the magnification factors for P-delta effects) and the hand calculations normally required into a single computer run;

  • PIER & GRADE BEAM FOUNDATIONS - as Practicing Structural Engineers we use CONCRET exclusively for it's comprehensiveness and ease of use in designing concrete grade beams in Pier & Grade Beam foundations. The ability to design the grade beams to account for the torsion applied from the intersecting grade beams, especially in hillside conditions, while providing a complete design of the reinforcing;

  • NOT A BLACK BOX - CONCRET will provide hand calculations of critical elements of your design;

  • ​Included with your purchase of POSTEN​

  • and So Much More;

  • SUPPORT - is provided by Practicing California Registered Structural Engineers - not technicians or PE's

GRAPHIC OUTPUT DETAILS THE REINFORCING & SUPPERIMPOSED MOMENT DIAGRAMS
EASY TO READ & EASY TO UNDERSTAND
 
Tilt-Up Design System for Reinforced & Prestressed Concrete

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TiltUP is an amazingly simple, yet powerful, software program for the
design of reinforced and pre-stressed concrete Tilt-Up walls.
Some of its Features:
  • Design Walls Conforming to ACI 318;

  • A simple interface to provide a quick and easy design methodology - Design many walls simply, efficiently & quickly;

  • Design both Prestressed and Non-Prestressed Walls;

  • Supports both Imperial (USA) and SI Metric Units (like all POSTEN Engineering Systems programs); and

  • Designs walls based on Slender Wall theory, providing an accurate and efficient design.

COLLECTOR BEAMS - An un-intended but very useful use:
  • Use TiltUP to check the capacity of collector beams, by modeling the collector beam in concrete structures using TiltUP and applying a pre-stress to the collector that matches the drag force in the collector.

Is this your First Time?
Ask about our Comprehensive Library of CADD Details, Sheet Notes, Legends & Reference Plans
to get you started in Concrete Tilt-up Wall Design.
There is No Need to Re-Invent the Wheel.

TiltUP

 

TaperSTEEL

TAPERED STEEL BEAM/GIRDER SOFTWARE
Tapered Steel Girders & Beams reduce the amount of steel used, increases the Architect's design options &, especially in this time of high materials costs, can significantly reduce Construction Cost &, using TaperSTEEL, reduce design costs.
Some of its Features:
  • Design Tapered Steel Beams & Girders for gravity & lateral loads;

  • A simple interface to provide a quick and easy design experience; and

  • Supports both Imperial (USA) and SI Metric Units (like all POSTEN Engineering Systems programs).

TaperSTEEL is a powerful program that designs tapered steel girders & beams with level bottom chords & sloped top chords or with bottom & top chords that slope up to a high point at the peak.

Specify the loading, shape of the tapered webs & flange thickness, and the program computes the Minimum Required Flange Width and bending moment at 10th points, and the shears & shear stresses at both ends.  The deflections at the mid span and the ridge are computed, along with the amount of horizontal spreading if the bottom flange is higher at the ridge than at the ends.

Simply Put:  Whether the beam varies in shape vertically, horizontally or both (i.e. truly variable moments of inertia), or whether the beam stands alone or part of a moment frame, TaperSTEEL will design it.

 

ABOUT

POSTEN Engineering Systems was started in 2004 with the goal of bringing an amazingly powerful software originally developed by Hugh O'Neil to the structural engineering community.

Continuing Hugh's legacy, in each of our programs, we are committed to providing software that Reduces the Uses of Resources & Pollution, Increases Building Efficiency, Enables the Architect's Creativity, and Reduces Construction Cost & Design Fees.

As an example, with POSTEN, it involved taking the extra steps to further reduce the use of steel & concrete (while improving building performance). Where we found inefficiencies in Post-tensioned concrete designs, inherent in other's software, we provided procedures to correct it.

 
 

CONTACT

Sales and Support

For any inquiries, sales or support questions, please call: 510-275-4750

email:  sales@postensoft.com

Whether your Architect has gone "Freaky" or you are just Sick of the Phrase "Now Idealize the Slab as a ....",

POSTEN will design it Quickly, Accurately, Efficiently and with the Ease of Use - Like No Other.