Formerly Portland Cement Association (PCA) software, the StructurePoint (SP) suite includes design and analysis software for reinforced concrete beams, columns, mats, walls, slab systems, and frame analysis. These six programs make up the SP Suite. While most our 8000 licenses are in the professional engineering practice StructurePoint has developed a program (spAcademic) for academic and educational institutions to easily access and utilize our software and resources in order to prepare students to join the engineering industry. The software is provided in a variety of license styles to fit the educator/instructor program needs.
spAcademic is a dynamic interactive program that is aiming for providing assistance (resouces and technical support) to educators in academic and research insitutions worldwide. The program is flecible in a way that i can be customized based on the educators needs. It can be used as a supplementary material in a design or analysis course or sustomized comprehensively to cover design theory and software application in format of a complete course. The program has three major components:
spAcademic is structured to cover the analysis and design of Reinforced Concrete (RC) members from basic theories, assumptions and techniques, to special topics and unique scenarios for acvanced levels. The flexibility in the structure of spAcademic is a powerful feature that educators cna utilize to customize a program to fit the target audience educational and /or experience level.
spAcademic can be used in universities by faculty instructors as teching aid for Reinforced Concrete Design I, Reinforced Concrete Design II, and Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design courses. Also, educators in professional engineering pracitices can use spAcademic as a teaching aid for training junior/senior engineers basic/advanced analysis and design, and how to properly and efficiently use software to achieve economical design quickly, simply, and accurately.
Students who complete the spAcademic program will be more marketable to engineering and construction industry by being more knowledgeable and efficient, since they learned how to properly use computer software to analyze and design reinforced concrete structures. They will also be equipped with access to the tools and resources spAcademic provides.