Add Australian code to Compos (AS2327)
As per title
ASNZS2327 is now real. It will become the go to standard from April 2019.
Steve Stickland commented
There is an opportunity for Oasys software to become a market leader in New Zealand. The introduction of AS/NZS2327 creates this opportunity.
But the greatest opportunity for Oasys is actually in Australia. Australia has limited numbers of steel framed buildings. Once AS/NZS2327 becomes accepted steel framed buildings will start on a significant growth path. It's likely to take a decade to go from <10% to 70% market share, but why not become a driver for this to happen from the beginning.
John Frederickson commented
A comprehensive software package that provides composite design to AS/NZS2327 with the potential to integrated with vibration analysis would be well used in NZ
John Scarry commented
I agree completely with Geoff Bird - a comprehensive implementation of AS/NZS 2327 would be of great value to NZ engineers, and boost the use of Oasys software, which already has limited use w.r.t. floor vibration assessment.
Geoff Bird commented
Yes please !!
As lead for much of our structural software in New Zealand (& also AU), I was very happy to recently discover the extent of the Compos capabilities, in particular the (i) welded beams and (ii) the web penetrations to SCI-P355 implementation.
We are designing considerable amounts of composite steel structures with penetrations, and so it would be really good to have software that directly implements the requisite design provisions.
brian uy commented
I would certainly support this
Stephen Hicks commented
Harmonisation of the Australian and New Zealand steel design standards is progressing well and the steel-concrete composite standard AS/NZS 2327 is scheduled to be released for public comment around December 2015. There is an open invitation from Standards Australia for software developers to participate in the calibration before the standard is formally released - see https://www.hera.org.nz/Story?Action=View&Story_id=2159