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Engineering Design Software


The professional engineers and designers at March Adams have access to powerful design software for analysis.  These services include three-dimensional static and dynamic structural analysis, energy calculations and HVAC design, import/export earthwork analysis, hydrology analysis, sprinkler design, and Building Information Modeling (BIM). These tools, combined with engineering experience, provide a broad base that support our engineers with both day-to-day tasks and complex design requirements.


  • Autodesk Autocad
  • Autodesk BIM360/Collaborate
  • Autodesk Civil 3D
  • Autodesk Revit
  • Autoturn
  • Enercalc
  • HAAS
  • Hydraflow
  • RetainPro
  • RISA-3D
  • RISAFloor
  • RISAFoundation
  • RisaSection

BIM - Revit

March Adams works with Autodesk Revit. Revit is not used just as a drafting tool, but as a powerful design tool which allows us greater efficiency and accuracy. Within the Revit platform, we work with a variety of other file types including AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, and MicroStation. Should the client have a scan of an existing area, Revit can utilize the point cloud file to increase accuracy in the design. March Adams also uses Revit to locate and resolve interferences within the MEP, Structural, and Architectural models in order to minimize field conflicts. We have the capability to collaborate directly with clients on the web through Autodesk BIM 360 or we can work in a more traditional file-sharing environment.

Autocad Civil 3D

The March Adams civil department utilizes AutoCAD Civil 3D, which includes extensions for Hydraflow and AutoTURN,  for site design and modeling.  Using Civil 3D, the civil engineering team at March Adams can develop site grading surfaces and profiles, design various configurations of storm water management systems, and check vehicle turning paths throughout a planned site development layout.


The March Adams structural department utilizes Risa-3D, RisaFloor, RisaSection, and RisaFoundation for three-dimensional structural modeling and finite element analysis. This combination of tools allows structural engineers at March Adams to design simple and complex structures for both static and dynamic loads.  Designs range from overall building member sizing, deflection, drift requirements, trusses, multiple loads on mat foundations, and finite element analysis that provides stress contours in lifting lugs and fall protection projects.