SCIA is one of the world’s leading software developers for structural engineering that supports the Open BIM process.

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SCIA is one of the world’s leading developers of powerful structural analysis and design software that enables structural engineers to turn even the most incredible ideas into reality. With SCIA Engineer, users can model, analyze and design all kinds of structures in 3D – from complex buildings, bridges, industrial structures to everyday structures – in any material.

The state-of-the-art software offers a unique reporting tool and an easy-to-use user interface. SCIA Engineer is powered by the company’s dedication to Research & Development and innovation, combined with inspiration and input from customers. SCIA Engineer supports Open BIM and is IFC certified for import and export.

More than 4,000 customers in more than 50 countries rely on SCIA’s know-how and local expertise. Users include structural consulting engineers, civil engineers, planning departments, industrial plant designers, steel fabricators, precast companies, building component suppliers, governmental authorities and control institutions.

Founded in 1974 in Belgium, SCIA is a global company with employees of over 15 nationalities. It has been a part of the Nemetschek Group since its acquisition in 2006.


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reference projects Scia:

Dynamic and innovative new headquarter

Barco, a global technology company headquartered in Belgium, needed a centralized place combining its two sites in Kortrijk and Kuurne, Belgium, to limit...

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A huge cube thrown onto the beach

MuCEM, the city’s most spectacular museum, is dedicated to Mediterranean civilizations at their most pivotal stages. It is located at the far end of the old port,...

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A Cornucopia of Functionality

The “Markthal” in the centre of Rotterdam is a singular project in many ways. Being the first covered market hall in the Netherlands featuring a prominent horse-shoe...

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Use of solid concrete results in filigree construction

From a bird’s eye view, a gas station in Matúškovo in Slovakia boasts three conjoined snail-house shaped discs with diameters of 8 to 10 meters....

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Excellent infrastructure for cars and bikes

The KAA Gent soccer stadium is conveniently located at the turnpike of two main arterial highways on the site of Ghent’s old wholesale market hall. The...

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An old post office building becomes a dynamic cultural center

Transparent passageways measuring 25 m in length extend between the old building, a jewel of modernist architecture at the beginning of...

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When an artwork is a source of inspiration

This building was inspired by a sculpture by American sculptor Isamu Noguchi. It is reminiscent of a serpent with its extended neck and head rising high up...

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Natural Geothermal Energy for Environmentally Friendly Energy Supply

This project is the first geothermic power station of this size in the Netherlands, in which heat from inside the earth (ca. 2km)...

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Belgian Sports Hall Awarded Energy Awards 2007

The community institution "De Zande" is responsible for receiving and supporting some 40 girls who have been entrusted to the institution by the...

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The Port House in Antwerp represents a genius architectural design that integrates an original, unconventional and eye-catching structure with the old fire station, a protected replica of a former...

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Environmentally Friendly Waste Water Treatment. Detailed upfront analyses ensure a sure design and the economical use of materials.

ACO Clara sewage treatment plant is designed for the complete...

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Economical Use of Natural Materials from the Region

This new hotel and congress complex is situated near to the Milan and the future Expo 2015 area. The new Doubletree by Hilton offers 240 rooms,...

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