Prota Events Presents: ProtaStructure 2018 Unveiled

Prota Events Presents: ProtaStructure 2018 Unveiled

THEME: Innovations in 3D Modelling and Steel and Concrete Design together with advancements in BIM technology for Coordination, Fabrication and Construction.


Prota is proud to be able to introduce the brand new ProtaStructure 2018 to engineers across Nigeria.

In this first ever event in Lagos, Prota will examine how working with 3D information can help you efficiently deliver projects and communicate with all project stakeholders is vital to success and remaining competitive in a digital age.

In this year’s seminar series, we will explore innovations Prota is making in helping engineers take advantage of changes in the way projects are designed, documented, coordinated, and constructed.

Attendees will learn how 3D modelling technology can be effectively used to design multi-material structures including steel and concrete elements, automatically produce and manage high quality drawing and calculation documentation, and share 3D BIM information with Architects, Owners and other project stakeholders.

You will see first-hand how 3D design models can be further refined to produce constructible information including fabrication and shop drawings.


Participants will also be able to take advantage of very special launch offers for acquiring ProtaStructure2018

Topics covered will include:

Unveiling ProtaStructure 2018 – Integrated Multi-Material Design Solution for Building Systems

See the new ProtaStructure 2018 live and experience how multi material buildings can be quickly created and designed using one central physical model. New modelling for creating steel trusses, frames, purlin and bracing systems will be explored.

Key considerations for the design of both steel and concrete buildings will be explained. Advancements in economical integrated core walls design, wall openings, slab drops, steel element design including intelligent simple and moment connections and integrated foundations including pile design will be shown.

Experience first hand how innovative design technology can help them increase productivity whilst ensuring all important design considerations are satisfied.


Revolutionary Automated Detailing, Drawing Management & Component Design with ProtaDetails 2018

A key delivery for all engineers is clear and concise documentation of designs in the form of drawings, quantities and calculations. ProtaDetails now provides engineers with a dedicated solution for creating structural details quickly and accurately directly from ProtaStructure.

Key benefits of ProtaDetails will be introduced including automated detailing from ProtaStructure, custom structural detailing for fast drawing production, and automated drawing management together with quantities take off and scheduling.

You will also see how ProtaDetails growing component library can save you significant time designing and detailing other items in your projects including retaining walls, scaffolding, piles, pile caps, culverts and more.

Introducing ProtaSteel 2018 – Revolutionary Automated Steel Detailing and Connection Design

Creating steel details can be a complex process. In this session we will show how steel components of models designed from ProtaStructure can be fully documented. See how different perspectives can be easily created to fully convey your design intent.

Designing steel connections can be arduous with a range of complexities to consider including strength, minimum performance requirements including disproportionate collapse and environmental factors, together with practical considerations to aid constructability. Understand how ProtaSteel automates this process and creates clear concise engineering details.

See how the power of ProtaSteel can be used to take ProtaStructure models downstream into Fabrication and Construction detailing. Experience how models

can be refined to provide shop drawing details for fabrication together with associated data to feed the manufacturing process.

Synchronise and Coordinate BIM Models for Project Efficiency with ProtaBIM 2018

Nowadays Project Teams regularly work with 3D building information models to visualise, coordinate, and document projects.

This process saves developers, contractors and design consultants considerable time and money. Prota will explain how physical design models can be easily shared and synchronised between architects, engineers and cost consultants to streamline project delivery.

We will showcase how your projects can be seamlessly communicated with other commonly used BIM platforms including Revit, Tekla Structures and Comosys to aid project collaboration, save time and enhance project profitability. Best practices for creating and maintaining BIM models will be discussed.


About the Speakers

Joseph Kubin [Msc] – CEO, Prota

Joseph, graduated from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey with a Masters in Civil Engineering majoring in earthquake engineering.

He has since gone on to build the Prota Group of companies comprising of Prota Engineering, Turkey’s largest civil engineering consultancy, Prota Software, a leading international structural software development house and Prota Computer Turkey’s largest supplier and accredited training centre for Autodesk and other leading technical software applications.

Having over 35 years experience as a practicing professional engineer, Joseph has been involved in designing some of the largest public and private structural engineering projects around the world including Istanbul’s new Mass Transit railway system and the new International Airport in Istanbul, Europes Largest.

Joseph is passionate about structural and seismic engineering and has been a keynote speaker at many international conferences, seminars and assemblies and published numerous research papers and notices especially in the fields of seismic design, assessment and retrofit.

In 1985 Joseph conceptualised and created the structural engineering software ProbinaOrion (internationally known as Orion) which he has continued to develop to become one of the leading systems for integrated reinforced concrete building design and detailing widely used by design professionals worldwide.

In 2011 he began creating ProtaStructure Suite, the next generation multi-material building design and detailing system based on state-of-the-art technology.


Nigel Watts Beng (Hons) Civil NZ – Managing Director for Prota Asia

Nigel brings more than 20 years of engineering experience in the Asia Pacific region having worked in consultancy, software development and construction in New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. This included 8 years consulting experience working in New Zealand and Singapore with international consultants, Beca Group, on large scale residential, commercial and infrastructural developments.

Previously Nigel was the Asia Pacific Regional Director for structural software developers, CSC and was responsible for successfully expanding CSC’s presence across Asia. He was instrumental in the development and adoption of design systems including Orion, Fastrak, Tedds and SFrame which have become industry standard solutions for building design across much of Asia Pacific.

Now Managing Director for Prota software, the originators of the building software design solution Orion, Nigel and his team are helping engineers adopt the latest building software technology using Prota Structures which brings together innovative solutions for integrated building design focused on BIM, 3D modelling, advance analysis and seismic design, the new Eurocodes, and automated design and detailing documentation.


Mustafa Tümer Tan (Msc) – Product Manager, Prota

Mustafa graduated from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, with a Masters in Civil Engineering majoring in Earthquake Engineering with a dissertation on seismic strengthening using carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP)

Having over 15 years experience as a practicing engineer, Mustafa has been involved in structural engineering projects including base isolated buildings, seismic performance assessment, retrofitting and earthquake resistant design. He is also co-author of numerous research papers and notices.

Mustafa now heads the development team of ProtaStructure and is passionate about creating state-of-the art structural engineering software by utilizing new techniques in structural and software engineering design.

Event Programme

9:30 am Registration
10:00 am Introduction todays Agenda
10.15 am Unveiling ProtaStructure 2018 – Integrated Multi-Material Design Solution for Building Systems
11.00 am Revolutionary Automated Detailing, Drawing Management & Component Design with
ProtaDetails 2018
11.45 am Morning Tea Break
12:15 am Introducing ProtaSteel 2018 – Revolutionary Automated Steel Detailing and Connection Design
1.15 pm Synchronise and Coordinate BIM Models for Project Efficiency with ProtaBIM 2018
2:00 pm Question & Answer
2:30 pm End of seminar


Date: 3rd March 2018 (Saturday)

Time: 09:30am – 2:30pm

Venue: NECA House Plot A2, Hakeem Balogun Street, Central Business District, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, NIGERIA

Registration: Free, Please register at

(note: the venue has limited seats which will be allocated on a first come first serve basis)

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