Computers and Structures

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Computers and Structures, Inc.
Industry Structural Engineering
Earthquake Engineering
Software
Founded Berkeley, California, U.S. (1975)
(headquarters)
Key people Ashraf Habibullah, S.E.
(Founder, President, and CEO)
Products SAP2000
CSiBridge
ETABS
SAFE
PERFORM-3D
CSiCOL
Website csiberkeley.com

Computers and Structures, Inc. (CSI) is a structural and earthquake engineering software company founded in 1975 [1] and based in Berkeley, California. Additional office locations include New York, Houston, Madrid, New Delhi, and the Caribbean.[2] The structural analysis and design software CSI produce include SAP2000, CSiBridge, ETABS, SAFE, PERFORM-3D, and CSiCOL.

One of Computer and Structure, Inc.'s software, ETABS, was used to create the mathematical model of the Burj Khalifa, currently the world's tallest building, designed by Chicago, Illinois-based Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM).[3] In the Structural analysis section of their December 2009 Structural Engineer magazine article entitled Design and construction of the world's tallest building: The Burj Dubai, since renamed to Burj Khalifa, William F. Baker, S.E. and James J. Pawlikowski, S.E. mention that gravity, wind, and seismic response were all characterized using ETABS. Further, ETABS' geometric nonlinear capability provided for P-Delta Effect consideration.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Computers and Structures, Inc. (2011). "Computers and Structures, Inc. official website". Official website summary. Computers and Structures, Inc. Retrieved December 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ Google Inc. "Computers and Structures, Inc. office locations". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=computers+and+structures+inc.+office+locations&hl=en&sll=36.879621,169.453125&sspn=155.459218,316.054688&vpsrc=0&hq=computers+and+structures+inc.+office&t=m&z=2. Retrieved December 5, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Baker, S.E., William F.; Pawlikowski, S.E., James J. (2009), Design and construction of the world's tallest building: The Burj Dubai, Fayetteville, AR: Structural Engineer, retrieved December 16, 2011 

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