The technology we use is aimed at increasing productivity, allowing us to achieve more, in less time, to provide a more efficient service for our customers.

Our experienced staff have been extensively trained in using the software packages outlined below, and are both inspired and enthusiastic in implementing cutting edge solutions. 

BIM (Building Information Modelling)

We have embraced BIM since our beginnings in 2007 and have used BIM on all schemes since 2013.

NEWS – Following our recent audit we are now BRE Global BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification Scheme – making Adept the first civil and structural engineer and only the 4th business in the UK to gain accreditation to date.

Visit our BIM page for full information and case studies.

Autodesk Revit / 3ds Max

Autodesk Revit is a BIM tool which enables us to create 3D structural building information models. The model can then be transferred bi-directionally between ourselves and other members of the design team. It links seamlessly with the Masterseries structural design and analysis software so we can design and analyse the relevant structural members. Its great benefit is that it identifies constructional issues at the design stage which can then be solved and it ensures problems do not occur during construction.

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D

Civil 3D software is used for cut and fill modelling, detailed drainage designs, highway designs and 3D visualisations. In particular we can optimise the amount of cut and fill on a given site and use it to detect clashes in drainage runs. It provides project teams with comprehensive surveying, design and analysis solutions to deliver land development, transportation, and environmental projects faster and with improved accuracy.

MasterSeries Design and Analysis Suite

MasterSeries provides a complete solution for the structural office, from analysis to design. It includes steel, concrete, composite, masonry, timber and retaining walls. The Masterseries 3D analysis and design software integrates with BIM using a Revit Interface.

WinDes Micro Drainage Suite

Micro Drainage is software for modelling and simulation of drainage systems, SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) and Flood Hazards. It allows for the design of foul and surface water drainage systems, including flow control, attenuation, and infiltration in order to check the effective hydraulic operation of the system.

Autodesk Navisworks

Autodesk Navisworks project review software helps us integrate, share, and review models and multiformat data with all project stakeholders. A comprehensive set of integration, analysis, and communication tools help us better coordinate disciplines, resolve conflicts, and plan projects before construction or renovation begins. Navisworks supports Building Information Modelling (BIM) for building and infrastructure, as well as 3D model-based design.

Autodesk ReCap

Powerful point cloud management and editing for downstream applications. ReCap seamlessly federates an unlimited number of point clouds, enabling a smooth scan to BIM workflow in refurbishment or historic preservation projects.

Tekla Structures

Tekla Structures is a BIM tool which enables us to provide full steelwork fabrication drawings. Used alongside Revit it allows members of the construction team to fully co-ordinate all aspects of modelling. Structural, Architectural and M&E drawings can be extracted from the model and are updated when a revision is made. Used for fabrication drawing when material IP is known.

LimitState:Slab

LimitState:SLAB is the only commercially available software to systematically automate the well-known yield-line analysis method for concrete slabs, allowing the ultimate load capacity and critical failure mechanism of slabs to be calculated in seconds.

Etabs & Safe

ETABS and SAFE are integrated software packages for the structural analysis and design of buildings. The software allows extremely large and complex models to be rapidly analysed, and support nonlinear modelling techniques such as construction sequencing and time effects (e.g., creep and shrinkage).
ETABS offers unmatched 3D object based modelling and visualization tools, blazingly fast linear and nonlinear analytical power, sophisticated and comprehensive design capabilities for a wide-range of materials, and insightful graphic displays, reports, and schematic drawings that allow us to quickly and easily decipher and understand analysis and design results.

Tekla Structural Designer

Tekla Structural Designer is a modern, multi-material analysis & design tool. Built with BIM in mind it links files through bi-directional design links to Autodesk Revit and Tekla Structures. Models are object based, simplifying the analytical model behind, allowing the engineer to focus more on what he is designing, rather than how the analytical elements connect. The graphical interface speeds up reviewing models & the comprehensive design calculations are easy to interrogate. An enjoyable tool to use whilst designing.