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The FP McCann Group Advances into the 21st Century with StruSoft IMPACT and FEM-Design software

FP McCann Group advances into the 21 st Century with StruSoft IMPACT and FEM-Design software.

FP McCann and StruSoft UK Working Together in Unison, two Companies with Identical Values and Ethos, Quality Products, Exceptional Customer Care. Investing for the Future, and Striving to Exceed Excellence.

StruSoft, Sweden has been a leading engineering software provider for the building industry for more than 35 years. StruSoft has achieved this by innovative and visionary development, working in close co-operation with leading Precast Factories, Consulting Companies, Construction Companies and Engineering Companies around the world.

StruSoft, IMPACT, a family of BIM software to efficiently manage, design, produce, transport and erect prefabricated concrete elements.

StruSoft, FEM-Design, a Finite element software for analysis and design of load bearing concrete, steel and timber structures.

Perrin Stow, General Manager StruSoft UK, wanted to know why FP McCann, chose StruSoft IMPACT and FEM-Design software, Wayne Maxwell, BIM/Technical Manager said, we chose IMPACT planning software because it’s so easy to use, the interfaces are very well designed and presented. Their construction managers and production planners can open the interfaces and get on with the project, they can plan and manage their precast production, enabling them to import and export information from Tekla into IMPACT, it enables them to quickly get on with the work in hand without issues, and complicated procedures. Sam Hodgson, Design Engineer reciprocated, FEM-Design is simple and easy to use, FEM-Design enables me to produce quality quick designs, interacts and is very well presented.

The key to success is having a quality product, but most importantly, delivering high end technical support, so I asked the question, are we delivering the technical support you require, and on time. Wayne Maxwell absolutely, we are extremely impressed with the support both through the helpdesk, in Denmark, and personal contact with Nikolaj Stephansen, IMPACT and Dennis Kristensen FEM Design. All technical information is relayed in real-time, therefore enables our managers, planners and design to get on with the project, without lengthy delays. Priority, technical support is permanently in place for the long term.

We also discussed future developments within the software, Wayne and Sam had some interesting thoughts on what they would like to see developed in the future, some I know StruSoft are very aware of. StruSoft are an innovative forward, thinking company constantly updating their software, and are fully aware what is required for future development. FP McCann are the largest precast company in the UK, I wanted to know why they are so progressive, Chris Baker, Chief Engineer Precast replied, the board of directors are very proactive in growing the business, and the challenge is to bring previous acquisitions into one business, so they have the same systems across the whole business group. He went on to say the board of directors invest heavily in all areas of the business, including software, and site facilities, progressively moving forward with mesh machinery and laser technology. Moving into the 21 st century. FP McCann are an impressive company, the quality and reliability of their products and services are the foundation of their success. They are constantly developing and improving their solutions, whilst striving to exceed customer expectations.

StruSoft, are very proud to be suppliers of software, and working closely with FP McCann Group, and look forward to a long and successful relationship.

IMPACT project offers a complete insight of the project in 3D, while including summaries and reports for all elements. Working in a 3d environment is True to Life, helping designers to work more accurately, efficient and save time by avoiding and correcting conflicts faster.

StruSoft UK, Will, be exhibiting at the British Precast, Conference & Expo Exhibition, Thursday 17 th May, 2018. Silverstone Circuit, Northampton, NN12 8TN.

StruSoft UK Currently Showcase IMPACT software to precast manufacturers, both in the UK and Ireland, and showcase, throughout the year, why not contact us to see what IMPACT can do for your company.

A brief history of FP McCann

From their 13 UK based manufacturing facilities, FP McCann offers an extensive range of quality precast concrete solutions that include drainage and water management, tunnels and shafts, rail, power and infrastructure, walling, fencing, agricultural, flooring, bespoke precast and architectural & structural products. At FP McCann, they can customise their solutions to ensure they create maximum value for your project, accommodating your site conditions, design requirements and construction needs. FP McCann also operates within the Civil Engineering sector, and has secured and completed a portfolio of award winning construction work within Northern Ireland; these include projects in the public sector, areas of health, education, water and transport infrastructure, and private industrial and commercial developments.

At FP McCann, they have a long history of meeting their customer needs. Their product range has never been more diverse, more competitive, or more in-tune with their clientneeds than it is today.

The quality and reliability of FP McCann’s products and services are the foundation of their success. They are constantly developing and improving their solutions, whilst striving to exceed customer expectations.

At FP McCann, they promise to perform and build a sustained trust with their stakeholders. By implementing their corporate values, they aim to deliver on this guarantee through their products, services, communications and, above all, the behaviour of their people. They recognise the importance of operating with integrity and apply high standards of corporate governance in the conduct of their business.

A brief history of StruSoft

StruSoft in Sweden has been a leading engineering software provider for the building industry for more than 35 years. StruSoft has achieved this by innovative and visionary development, working in close co-operation with leading Precast Factories, Consulting Companies, Construction Companies and Engineering Companies around the world.

StruSoft IMPACT is a family of BIM software that provides the necessary tools for the precast concrete industry to efficiently manage, design, produce, transport and erect prefabricated elements. IMPACT is comprised by three main areas: Project, Design and Production.

IMPACT Design offers designers and consultants the ability to create the Building Information Model using 3D elements, with information and characteristics from the actual building elements produced by the precast factories.

IMPACT Project offers project managers the ability to overview, support and manage all operations of a building project, from initial idea through to design, production, transportation and erection of the elements.

IMPACT Production is highly customizable to the needs of any precast factory, offering the ability to plan precast elements with accuracy down to individual cast units and giving managers full control of all resources in their factory.


Perrin Stow
General Manager, StruSoft UK
Email: perrin.stow@strusoft.com Tel: +44 (0) 7484191367

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