Allan Block has released a large upgrade to their design software for segmental retaining walls. AB Wall Design Software is a comprehensive design tool which outputs professional quality construction drawings, along with the technical support data.
This program allows designers to transfer a conceptual layout from a site plan to a complete wall solution and then export to various CADD software programs. This new version -- AB Walls 15 -- has many significant updates and was developed to go with our supporting document Best Practices for SRW Design.
This powerful and user-friendly retaining wall design software is the most advanced in the industry that will optimize the design process thus saving time and increasing productivity.
Designing a properly engineered retaining wall that will perform as expected is goal. This program takes the guess work out of the site problems. AB Walls can also add value to the designer if retaining walls are part of the project, but not part of the designer's background. AB Walls is easy to use and understand, and with the technical assistance at Allan Block the designer can be confident.
AB Walls has made it easier for the designer to communicate the project requirements to the contractor with the enhanced Submittal and Shop Drawing Outputs and customized specifications. The designer can provide multiple detailed wall sections that include information on step ups and downs, drainage details, geogrid depths and more. With these detailed drawings the contractor can now have a better understanding of the project and foresee possible problems prior to construction. AB Walls 15 can take a designed wall project and print a complete package in one step making it an easy submittal to clients.
AB Walls has always provided detailed outputs in many formats, but now it can do even more. Working closely with ReSSA, the industry leading global stability analysis program, AB Walls can be exported into a ReSSA file to allow the designer to continue on with his design seamlessly.