BASF's Construction Chemicals division is the leading supplier
of chemical systems and formulations for the construction industry.
Continuous innovation and tailor-made solutions ensure its
customers are more successful. Its Admixture Systems business unit
specifically helps customers in the ready-mix, precast,
manufactured concrete and underground construction industries. The
Construction Systems unit offers a wide range of products including
concrete repair and protection solutions, structural strengthening
systems, anchoring grouts and waterproofing.
The division operates production sites and sales centers in more
than 50 countries and achieved sales of €2.1 billion with
approximately 6,900 employees in 2010. With UK headquarters in
Manchester and manufacturing sites in both Manchester and Redditch,
it has a strong distribution network.
As the global market leader, BASF offers a one-stop-shop backed by
enormous experience in application development. BASF has the
technical capability to tailor its offering to your exact
requirements: the synergies between the different products in our
portfolio allow us to create bespoke solutions from a single
source, giving you continuity of supply.
Whatever you need, wherever and whenever you need it - talk to
BASF and find out how we can help your projects to complete on
time, on budget and with the right performance requirements for
The German company SOFiSTiK is one of the leading European
suppliers of cutting edge FE and structural analysis software
solutions. With over 1500 active customers SOFiSTiK proves its
applicability, especially in high-end and bridge engineering
projects. Software solutions range from basic 2D FE design packages
to 3D bridge analysis suites with features for earthquake dynamics,
rolling stock and dynamic wind simulations. 64-bit parallel Windows
and UNIX solvers, graphical input with AutoCAD® and interactive
post-processing represent state-of-the-art software technology.
A strong focus of the SOFiSTiK software is bridge engineering and
design. Many major bridges have been designed using SOFiSTiK over
the past 25 years, including amongst others: 2nd Panama Channel
Bridge, Panama; Stonecutters and Ting-Kau Bridge, Hong-Kong.
Parametric graphical modelling allows quick preliminary design as
well as comfortable structural and cross-section optimization.
Dedicated modules for construction stage analysis, cable-force
optimization and live-load enveloping support the bridge engineer.
Advanced features such as geometric nonlinear analysis and
soil-structure interaction with nonlinear effects foster the
applicability for lightweight, pedestrian and integral bridges. The
interface for Rhinoceros® strengthens the modelling options for
iconic and signature bridges with complex geometry.
Design and checking acc. to various international codes (e.g. EN,
BS, AASHTO) are an integral part of the SOFiSTiK program suite.
Last but not least, a world-wide expert network of competence
centres strives to give optimal support to users and provides
tailored training and project consulting.