Sir Robert McAlpine

Supporting Sir Robert McAlpine with ANSYS and CivilFEM

Introduction

Sir Robert McAlpine undertake a wide range of building and civil engineering projects that demand cutting-edge solutions. To continue promoting innovation and to meet their complex key objectives, they recognise the need for the most advanced software to underpin their work. PDSVISION (formerly Wilde Analysis) supplied ANSYS and CivilFEM, the most advanced, comprehensive and reputable finite element analysis and design software package available for structural engineering projects. CivilFEM performs the best customisation of ANSYS, combining the state-of-the-art general purpose structural analysis features of ANSYS with high-end civil engineering-specific structural analysis capabilities, making it a unique and powerful tool for a wide range of civil engineering projects.

Sir Robert McAlpine Customer Story
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Solution

CivilFEM performs the best customisation of ANSYS, combining the state-of-the-art general purpose structural analysis features of ANSYS with high-end civil engineering-specific structural analysis capabilities, making it a unique and powerful tool for a wide range of civil engineering projects.

Sir Robert McAlpine Customer Story
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Business Benefits

Sir Robert McAlpine continue to experience the many advantages of using ANSYS and CivilFEM. The software allows them to validate designs, improve safety both in temporary works during construction and permanent works, eradicate the need to revise work, optimise pre-fabrication and ensure the efficiency of maintenance and plant replacement strategies and constructability studies. These benefits have come to the fore in recent high-profile projects, such as the Bloomberg, Cheyne Terrace, Buckingham Gate, Buckinghamshire Energy from Waste, Cabot Circus in Bristol, the M74 Completion in Glasgow and the Olympic Stadium, Offshore Wind Turbine Structures in North Sea, and new Generation Nuclear Power Stations.

Overall, the many ongoing benefits include:

  • Reduced project risk
  • Improved safety and quality
  • Reduced waste and increased prefabrication
  • Cost savings
  • Improved planning and design

Our company continues to benefit from the ANSYS and CivilFEM software supplied to us by PDSVISION (formerly Wilde Analysis), especially in recent high-profile projects such as Severnside and Bucks Energy from Waste Projects and New Generation Nuclear Power Stations. It has brought many advantages, not least reduced project risk, cost savings and improved safety and quality. PDSVISION underpins their software supply with excellent technical support and this enables us to develop our in-house knowledge and to get the most out of our software.

Dr Ganga Prakhya, Head of Design Group, Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd

Sir Robert McAlpine

Sir Robert McAlpine is a leading UK building and civil engineering company. Family-owned, it has a wealth of experience accumulated over more than 140 years. The company works with clients across all the major market sectors, and has forged a reputation for innovation and quality.

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