CYPE incorporates new structural, fire safety, gas and plumbing codes in more than 30 countries


The latest update implements national annexes of Eurocode 2 and Eurocode 3 in CYPE Connect and StruBIM Steel for concrete, rolled steel and reinforced steel structures

The technology company is also integrating new national regulations into its software for seven countries: Slovenia, Brazil, South Africa, Argentina, Kazakhstan, Portugal and Peru

The architecture, engineering and construction software company, CYPE, has just launched a new update of its software in which it has implemented new codes related to the design and analysis of structures, fire safety, gas and plumbing. The incorporation of all these standards in different CYPE programs aims to make regulatory compliance easier for professionals carrying out their projects in more than thirty different countries.

For Carlos Fernández, CYPE's technical director, the effort made by the company's entire team in incorporating the new codes is part of "our distinctive feature to speed up professionals' work when it comes to checking compliance with codes in the simplest and most efficient way possible".

National Annexes to Eurocode 2 and Eurocode 3

CYPE Connect and StruBIM Steel, programs for modelling and analysing structural element connections and for creating and maintaining BIM models of steel structure detailing, respectively, now have the national annexes to Eurocode 2 for concrete structures EN 1992-1-1 (Design of concrete structures. Part 1-1: General rules and rules for building) and EN 1992-4 (Design of concrete structures. Part 4: Design of fastenings for use in concrete) to be used in around thirty countries.

Likewise, in these same programs, CYPE has implemented the national annexes for Eurocode 3 (EN 1993) for rolled and reinforced steel structures EN 1993-1-1 (Design of steel structures. Part 1-1: General rules and rules for building) and EN 1993-1-8 (Design of steel structures. Part 1-8: Design of joints) for several other countries.

New national codes for structures in Slovenia, Brazil and Kazakhstan 

Alongside these national annexes, CYPE has also implemented national codes in seven countries. In the area of structures, in Slovenia, the company has implemented SIST EN 1992-1-1:2005/A101:2006; SIST EN 1991-1-4:2005/A101:2008 (wind actions); SIST EN 1998:2005/A101:2009 (seismic actions) and SIST EN 1991-1-3:2004/A101:2008 (snow loads).

In Brazil, CYPECAD and CYPE 3D now have the "Norma Brasileira ABNT NBR 6118:2023. Projeto de estruturas de concreto", and the SANS 10162-1:2011 (South Africa) has been implemented in South Africa.

Argentinean specialists, on the other hand, can now carry out designs with the INPRES - CIRSOC 103 code for actions on structures - Seismic actions. To conclude in the field of structures, the software company for architecture, engineering and construction has incorporated the NTP RK 01-01-3.1 (4.1)-2017 for actions on structures - Snow loads, for professionals in Kazakhstan.

Portugal and Peru: fire, gas and plumbing

As for Portugal, in this update, CYPE has improved the application of the "Reglamento SCIE con la Portaria n.° 135/2020, de 2 de junho" by extending the types of projects that can be solved in CYPEFIRE. In Peru, the "Norma técnica I.S.010 Instalaciones Sanitarias para Edificaciones" has been implemented in CYPEPLUMBING Sanitary Systems and CYPEPLUMBING Water Systems.

"This adaptation to local markets has been the key to our international success. We have earned the trust of professionals in each country by offering them tools in their language and completely aligned with their standards," says the technical director. The company currently has codes from more than 50 different countries, as well as international standards such as the Eurocodes and ISO codes, which allow professionals from more than 180 countries to work with the highest level of trust when it comes to carrying out their projects in the most efficient way possible.