PANDA lets you explore 

There are 1000’s of options for every client brief, so how do you know that the concepts you select to develop are the best ones? PANDA lets you explore all the options so your team can make fast and informed decisions. 
 

Generate

PANDA generates all of the possible designs, and checks them against the Eurocodes. Feasible solutions are plotted on the display graph. 

Visualise

Change the plot colours to investigate the effect of different decisions. View the building breakdown pie charts to interrogate the cost and carbon for each solution.

Know your options, halve your carbon

Refine

Filter the solutions by carbon, cost, mass, foundation type, systems, or number of storeys. Leaving a small number of low carbon options which meet your design brief.

Connect 

Download engineering reports, summary reports and export chosen design into your preferred structural design software.

Key functionality

Full foundation design

PANDA undertakes full foundation design to be EuroCode compliant. It can use assumed soil properties, the results of a detailed geotechnical survey or you can input a pile capacity table. 


Different foundation designs can be displayed on the graph for comparison, or eliminated using the fitter menu options. 

Detailed engineering design calculations

PANDA does not use a database of benchmark buildings or rely on a human generated design, it designs code compliant schemes from scratch. This means it is able to identify low emission design solutions which would otherwise have been overlooked. 

PANDA is not a black box, each design detail can be reviewed by exporting the 'engineering report' these reports are available for every bay, of every floor, of every design option. 

Discover the lowest carbon options 

PANDA uses LCA data to rank solutions and evaluate which design options have lower emissions. 

Our LCA data is taken from the ICE v3 database, and applies the IStructE methodology. It uses average values as these are most useful for comparing options in early design stages. The cost model has been developed with Gardiner & Theobald, and reflect current pricing in the South of England. 

All data is visible to the user and can be customised or you can input text files with your own specific LCA and cost data. 
 

Connect to your workflow

PANDA produces detailed engineering data for 1000's possible scheme options. The preferred designs can be saved and exported as raw data, carbon breakdown charts or as summary reports. 

Coming soon... 

We are developing functionality to export solutions from PANDA directly into Tekla Structural Designer 

Feature List 

Automated generation of cost and carbon for all possible design options:

  • Full engineering report giving the outline design and code compliance calculations for every bay
  • Embodied emission and cost breakdown for each design
  • Visualise and filter results by brief requirements such as cost, carbon, grid layouts, structural height, foundation types, decking types,
  • Import and compare external datasets to PANDA generated results

Automated Full Eurocode compliant design: 

  • steel (including fabricated sections), composite, CLT, softwood and precast frames, concrete 2-way flat slabs including waffle and ribbed
  • foundation design, including pad, piles and raft options
  • flexible arrangement of façade loading and service integration options
  • design for lateral stability and fire safety requirements
  • Floor zone optimization options
  • circularity assessment 
     

Use pre-set material, cost and carbon data or input your own datasets:

  • European, British and Westok steel sections
  • cost model validated by a QS,
  • carbon data based on ICE and IStructE databases
  • Wide range of deck and precast floor products
     

Want to try PANDA?

Request a free 2 week trial license &  book a demo