December 8th, 2019

Software for pavement structures analysis and design

ALIZE-LCPC is the professional software for the mechanical analysis and design of pavement structures. First-line of ALIZE-LCPC is to integrate a rational method. It means that we do not calculate the structure a given service life but rather estimate the evolution over time in terms of cumulative probability of failure. This design method is used in France for many years and is widely spread in Africa, Spain or eastern European countries. As ALIZE-LCPC integrates a rich database of materials (rubber, treated, concrete…), it allows the analysis of a wide range of projects.



Mecanical analysis

ALIZE-LCPC software integrates the Burmister’s algorithm. Thus ALIZE-LCPC computes any stress or strain at every point or depth of the multi-layered structure.

  • Definition of a multi-layered structure
  • Definition of the layers interface behaviour (bond, slip or semi-slip)
  • Definition of the material inside the layers from the integrated database or from user’s properties.
  • Definition of loads (axles or not) complex or not.

French administration method

ALIZE-LCPC initial goal was to spread the French administration method and standards for pavement structures design. Thus it integrates all the coefficients for the rational method: risk, aggressiveness, standardized materials, damage laws and the reference load (13t / axle)
A dedicated calculator guides the user for the definition of admissible values for the design of standard pavement structures.

Frost-thaw analysis

ALIZE-LCPC integrates an option for the frost-thaw analysis of the structure.
The thermal propagation is calculated in the pavement structure. Parameters for evaluation of the frost sensibility of the subgrade layers are proposed.
Thus the pavement engineer can evaluate the sustainability of the structure during winter season. A good design of the pavement structure could avoid the traffic interruption.

Regional parameters

ALIZE-LCPC is designed for an easy parametric study on several parameters.
Thus any user can edit:

  • The reference temperature,
  • The materials library,
  • The design parameters (aggressiveness, risk…).
      These options allow any user to adapt the software to its local context, for example in regions such as Sub-Saharan Africa and the Maghreb.



Data base of various vehicles and possibility to create new vehicles and save them to the library.


Because roads are getting old and heavily used, their structure may not support the actual traffic. The initial materials are cracked or overworked. In this scope of expertise, ALIZE-LCPC software helps the pavement engineer to estimate the behavior and to propose reinforcements.  Hence, ALIZE-LCPC integrates a back-calculation option for the analysis of deflection basins measured with Falling Weight Deflectometer, Benkelman’s beam or other deflection measurement devices. The damage analysis is also possible with ALIZE-LCPC. Thus the engineer can evaluate the theoretical degradation evaluation of the road.


A robust solution with comprehensive data base of various air crafts. Automatic optimisation of pavement thickness. 


The software ALIZE-LCPC is the perfect tool for the design and analysis of harbour and logistic platforms. Any type of carriage machine (reachstackers) or lorries can be generated with accurate print and weights. Their mechanical influence on the pavement structure is analysed in damage (Miner’s law). Thus pavement structures engineer or harbour facilities manager can build the pavement suitable for the sustainable and long term use of the facility.



August 17th, 2019



Vertex BD is the leading cold-formed steel framing software / light gauge steel framing software for prefab, modular, residential and commercial construction. Architects, drafters, engineers and construction professionals use Vertex BD to streamline their entire building process, from detailing to manufacturing.

​The Vertex BD BIM software is specifically designed for:

  • Commercial and residential cold-formed steel frames and trusses; prefabricated wall, floor, ceiling and roof panels; bathroom pods and modular construction

  • Automating the process of generating wall, floor, ceiling and roof panel fabrication drawings, structural layouts, cut lists, material reports and manufacturing data


What is Vertex BD?


Increase Speed and Accuracy


Vertex BD technology automates the process of creating panel fabrication drawings in seconds, thanks to the software’s defined framing rules. This allows you to plan ahead and build more components offsite, increasing efficiency and keeping costs down during construction.

Vertex BD automate the process of generating wall, floor, ceiling and roof panel fabrication drawings, structural layouts, cut lists, material reports and manufacturing data all from one BIM model.



Adapt Easily to Any Project


Vertex BD is the most customizable framing software on the market, featuring material libraries, framing details, and rules — all of which can be modified to work with each unique project.​

  • Software can utilize any manufacturers’ products; not restricted to specific material manufacturers

  • Custom and proprietary material shapes can be added to the system to further modify any building project



Eliminate Manufacturing Errors


Vertex BD streamlines both the detailing and construction processes.

  • The Vertex BD software creates material reports and automatically exports data directly to the manufacturing equipment. This skips the step of manual input, minimizing errors and saving production time.

  • Architectural 2D plans and 3D models can be imported into Vertex BD from virtually any architectural software, streamlining the framing process and saving detailing time.


How Does It Work?


This video covers the process of generating cold-formed steel framing, panel fabrication drawings, cutting lists and a material report, as well as producing steel profiles with a roll-forming machine and an assembly of a wall panel.






Vertex BD allows you to complete tasks effectively, accurately, quickly, and on budget, giving you more bandwidth to take on bigger, more complex projects.


What People Are Saying about Vertex BD?




August 17th, 2019

IDE StatiCa Detail is one stop solution for the design of pier caps, concrete walls, beams, and details according to the code, in minutes.


IDEA StatiCa Detail deals efficiently with all parts of structure also known as discontinuity regions such as walls, dapped ends, openings, hangings, brackets, bridge pier caps and etc. It provides precise checks of concrete and reinforcement strength, stresses and strains. These results are clearly visualized for better understanding of details of structures.



Pier Cap Design

Design of  Pylon

Beam with opening

Beam with change of cross section at anchoring zone

Design of Bracket by DXF reference

Wall design

Lecture by Prof. Kaufmann: From truss models to computer aided stress fields

What people say about IDEA StatiCa




August 17th, 2019

DEA StatiCa Concrete & Prestressing enables an effective design of all reinforced concrete, prestressed and composite members, cross-sections and details.


Structural checks comply both Ultimate and Serviceability limit state requirements, including deflection check considering cracking. Structural analysis of precast members and bridges is performed as time-dependent analysis with respect to construction stages.




Prestressed I-section


Everyday engineering cases in reinforced concrete

Prestressed double pitched beam

Design cross-sections of any type, stay on the safe side