Path to Compliance for Structural Design Software
In 2012, the ABCB Software Protocol for Structural Software was introduced and sets the minimum requirements for structural design software to meet that enables non-engineers to produce designs for building approvals, using deemed-to-satisfy (DTS) provisions within the Building Code.
One criteria is that the software is independently checked and certified by an external body – a Statement of Compliance will exist for any such certified software. This can be provided on request, and is specific to the major Version number of the software in question.
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