Meet SCIA Garage Team

 

 

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

 

Jaroslav Broz

Bio

Jaroslav Broz is Product Manager at SCIA who is responsible for interoperability and BIM. He is also active in innovations and technology evangelicalism.

Before SCIA, he did PDh studies at Czech Techincal University in Prague. Here, he focused on research and development of finite element solver which could be effectively used at parallel processors and clusters. He learnt a lot about this topic as well as about programming in various languages.

Why you decided to develop your tools?

I see myself as a technology evangelist. Every day, I'm thinking how to use new and emerging technologies in structural design industry to help achieve the job to be done by engineer faster, easier, safer and happier. That was main motivation to start developing useful tools outside of our main application SCIA Engineer. I'm also an administrator of the whole Garage.

Developed tools

 

 

Vladimír Příbramský

Bio

Vladimir is Product Manager at SCIA who is responsible for user interface, modelling, analysis and FEM results and the Engineering report. He studied Bridge design at the Czech Technical University in Prague and is still active bridge designer as external consultant in Contruss Engineering s.r.o.. He uses advanced tools (not only) for bridge design, such as C# programming and visual programming.

Why you decided to develop your tools?

I develop tools to take away routine work for me, my colleagues and my friends. I try to include the most recent Scia Engineer developments on real structural engineering projects and my favourite are bridges. I find bridges to be perfect examples for parametric approach and tools that I make ale mostly in this area.

Developed tools

 

Petr Fojtík

Bio

I have been with SCIA since February 2018. I finished Brno University of technology in February 2016 and I had started work as a structural engineer. After 2 years I decided to join to SCIA team.

My position is customer service engineer so I‘m mainly in touch with our customers, Our team regularly make a trainings for our customers but also for students. Some interesting topics we offer via online webinars. And we are also the part of every developer project from a customer point of view.

Why you decided to develop your tools?

Thanks to this tool, the user can easily verify the generated values of 3D wind as for example basic wind pressure (qp) or coefficients (cpe) in SCIA Engineer.

Developed tools