Structural Calculation Program SEIN La CREA® Certified Edition Launched

- Ministry-Certified Software Compliant with Revised Building Standards Law -

Mar. 25, 2008

NTT DATA Corporation

NTT DATA Corporation (Koto-ku, Tokyo: President and CEO: Toru Yamashita) today began sales of SEIN La CREA® Certified Edition, structural calculation software for reinforced concrete buildings and steel frame buildings, as the first program to be certified by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism since a revised Building Standards Law went into effect.

A structural calculation program is software for calculating the safety of building designs, including the ability to withstand earthquakes and strong winds. After revisions to the Building Standards Law went into effect in June 2007, Ministry certification of existing structural calculation programs was no longer valid. In response, NTT DATA developed SEIN La CREA Certified Edition as a structural calculation program conforming to the revised law, with enhancements that include more extensive functions for preventing data falsification. The program was put on sale today after receiving Ministry certification. The advantages to use of a certified program over one that has not been certified include a shorter examination period and lower cost of applying for approval.

Features of SEIN La CREA Certified Edition

Designed to prevent input of false data

Selecting certified program operation mode when starting up the program imposes restrictions on data input, preventing the entry of data not conforming to regulations on building standards or data judged as improper based on the calculation conditions and other factors. In this way, data falsification and misuse of the program are prevented.

Facilitates visual checking of calculation results

Visual checking is made possible by graphical output of the building shape and calculation results, as a means of preventing falsification or erroneous use. The graphical output can also be used when the structural designer prepares materials for presentation to building owners.

Pricing

Program Price (excl. tax) Maintenance fee (monthly)(excl. tax)
SEIN La CREA Certified Edition CE 1 million yen 10,000 yen
SEIN La CREA Certified Edition 1.6 million yen 30,000 yen

CE is a limited-scale version for buildings with 600 or less column members and 1,200 or less beam members.

Operating Environment

Operating system

Windows® XP®/Vista®

CPU

Processor equivalent to Intel Pentium® 4 recommended

Memory

2GB or more recommended

Display

Resolution of 1024 by 768ppi or greater

Printer

A laser printer supported on Windows® XP®/Vista®

Mouse

A mouse supported on Windows® XP®/Vista®

Japanese language IME

An IME supported on Windows® XP®/Vista®

Available disk capacity

300MB or more recommended (program size 30MB)

Availability

The software is available from the following distributors.

  • Uchidadata Corporation, Construction Information Systems Division (Tel: +81-3-5634-3581)
  • NTT Facilities Research Institute Inc. (Tel: +81-3-5806-9946)

Coming Developments

Through the enhancement of usability and incorporation of the latest analysis techniques, product quality will be further improved.

In addition, demonstration seminars are planned as follows for promoting adoption of SEIN La CREA Certified Edition.

  • Tuesday, April 8, 2008, 2:00 to 4:30 pm, Mielparque Hiroshima, 5th Floor (Momo hall)
  • Thursday, April 10, 2008, 2:00 to 4:30 pm, Takakura Hotel Fukuoka, 3rd Floor (Cattleya hall)
  • Thursday, April 17, 2008, 2:00 to 4:30 pm, Sapporo TV Tower, 2nd Floor (Hamanasu and Suzuran rooms)

The following site (in Japanese) has more details about the demonstration seminars:
http://www.demos.jp/pages/gen/infomation/seminar200803/0803_04.html

  • *SEIN La CREA is a registered trademark of NTT DATA Corporation.

For more information, please contact:

For media inquiries:

Mr. Toshiharu Kamasaki
Public Relations Department
NTT DATA Corporation
Tel: +81-3-5546-8051

For inquires about products and services:

Mr. Nobuo Arakawa
Data Center Business Unit
Business Solutions Sector
NTT DATA Corporation
Tel: +81-50-5546-8586
URL: http://www.demos.jp(External Link)

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