Last month we welcomed Ecocrete as our new Terraforce licensed manufacturer covering the Free State Province, ZA. Based in Bloemfontein, the company’s main line of trade is the manufacturing of quality pre-cast and custom concrete products for building and civil industries. Ecocrete also provides installation services of their specialized products. Contact them for all your retaining walls needs in the region.
Contact person: Leon Lamprecht
Tel: +27 51 435 3590
Cell: +27 73 554 6547
Maxiwall Pro Software back-end update.
In other news, we have recently updated the backend for the Maxiwall Pro free software, making it easier to download for new users. Maxiwall Pro allows designers to easily produce complete wall designs utilizing the award winning Terraforce line of Concrete Retaining Wall Block (CRB) wall products. With all block and geogrid information preloaded, designers can select from a wide range of proven Terraforce systems from easy to navigate drop down menus.
Compared to other MSE Design Software options, Maxiwall Pro increases design efficiency, improves accuracy, and promotes a seamless flow of information between design stages and parties. It generates full wall layouts with accurate quantity estimates and comprehensive reports. The calculation engine can simultaneously run static, seismic, and Internal Compound Stability (ICS) analysis in accordance to National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Standard for Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD), AU (Australian Standard), and British Standard Design Methodologies.
The Terraforce package is built around the understanding that the goal of the design engineer is to produce a set of clear, comprehensive construction drawings. With the DXF output feature, CAD cross sections and elevation views are automatically generated and ready to import into AutoCAD. Users of the Maxiwall Pro package will also have an option to purchase a copy of the AWall CAD Tool, that allows the user to accurately represent the plan and elevation views of a retaining wall on their grading plan.
AWall considers the variable heights along the length of wall, wall batter (inclination), and wall width to generate a plan view, representing the “real” footprint of the wall and can create elevations and generate quantities. Once the Design is complete, Maxiwall Pro also allows you to export the wall geometry, soil conditions, and loading conditions to select Global Stability software programs.
Please note, Maxiwall Pro is a professional analysis tool and should be operated by Designers and Engineers that are familiar with the Design Methodologies and well versed in the design of CRB Structures. Simple, easy to follow design tutorials are provided. These cover the generic version of Vespa MSE Design Software but generally apply to Maxiwall Pro.
Up to this point we have done our part to ensure that your project can be concluded as intended, to your full satisfaction. It is up to our clients to ensure that sub-standard blocks, non-existent design service and sloppy installation procedures are kept at a safe distance.
Try out our free, state of the art design software, exclusively for Terraforce walls, MAXIWALL PRO:
Please contact us if you need any assistance with the software.