Meet SCIA Garage Team

 

 

Cyril Heck

Bio

I have been with SCIA since 2002, after getting my MSc in Structural Engineering from the University of Liège (Belgium) and working there 3 years as a research & teaching assistant.

In the various roles I held at SCIA - product management, technical sales support, sales, marketing, etc. - I was often confronted with users wanting to link SCIA Engineer to other software. This led me to develop several small tools centered around SCIA Engineer's XML technology, such as: importing a Staad or a Robot text file, linking with Rhino/Grasshoper, a prototype of the Table Input before it existed within SCIA Engineer, etc.

Why you decided to develop your tools?

Those tools were always distributed on a small scale to individual users, or placed on the SCIA forum, and I am now  excited to make them available on a larger scale through the SCIA garage!

Developed tools

 

Gino Vanstraelen

Bio

Master of Science in Civil Engineering at the KU Leuven.

Academic Staff member at the KU Leuven.

Staff member at SCIA in Sales, Product Management and the Customer Services departments.

Why you decided to develop your tools?

As a hobby, I like making small tools to increase the productivity of SCIA Engineer.

Developed tools

 

Peter Van Tendeloo​

Bio

After completing my studies as an MSc in Structural Engineering I started my career in the Scaffolding business.

In 2004 I joined SCIA, first as a Customer Service Engineer and later as a Product Development Engineer.

Since 2011 I’m the Team Lead for the Design & Check Team, responsible for all Check developments in SCIA Engineer (Steel, Concrete, Timber, Aluminium, Composite etc.).

Why you decided to develop your tools?

The Beam Moment Iterator was created as an example to illustrate how ESA_XML works.

Developed tools

 

Iveta Georgieva

Bio

Iveta Georgieva is Product Manager at SCIA. She oversees new developments in the software and verifies that customer needs are met. She is responsible for steel, composite, timber and aluminium design as well as scaffolding. She is also the advocate for users in Germany, United Kingdom and the Nordic countries. Before SCIA, her PhD dissertation at the KULeuven in Belgium addressed cold-formed steel: namely, the increased load-bearing capacity of innovative, build-up solutions from very thin profiles.

 

Developed tools

 

Helmut Wrede

Bio

After graduating in engineering, he joined SCIA Germany in 1996 as a support engineer. Since 2002 he is managing director of the SCIA Germany agency in Dortmund.

Why you decided to develop your tools?

SCIA Engineer is an excellent program for modeling and calculating silos, tanks or other thin-walled steel shells. This tool extends the linear buckling analysis (LBA) with the buckling check required by Eurocode.

Developed tools