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Jeremiah Gammond, Approach Design Inc. Testimonial

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“I’m an architectural technologist that designs residential and light-commercial projects. I’ve found using isDesign to size structural EWP members to be a significant improvement over previous software I’ve used. Designing beams, headers, joists, and columns has been a breeze. The software is significantly more user-friendly than any similar software that I’ve used and this helps me design with confidence, knowing that I’ve input data correctly. The graphic interface is easy to use and the output is easy to read and understand. Best of all, the technical support is outstanding; they’re extremely prompt at responding and very patient and thorough, regardless of how simple the question is.”
Jeremiah Gammond, Approach Design Inc.

Calculated Structured Designs (CSD™) is very pleased to announce that Dindas Australia is now the exclusive distributor.

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Calgary, AB – Calculated Structured Designs (CSD™) is very pleased to announce that Dindas Australia is now the exclusive distributor of the full version of iStruct™ for all of Australia and New Zealand.

Building “product value” is the core of what we do at Dindas Australia. To deliver the most accurate and cost effective solutions for our valued customers we needed to find a partner that shared our strategic vision. This vision is simple, produce accurate, efficient, compliant and industry leading design solutions to the residential and commercial sectors. CSD shares this vision and with the introduction of their EWP suite of software we are confident to not only meet our customers’ expectations but far exceed them” said John Canard, National Technical Manager for Dindas Australia.

Development is in full swing to incorporate all that Dindas requires for the Australian and New Zealand Markets with an expected release time frame of Spring 2018.

“The Australian and New Zealand Markets have always been an exciting opportunity for CSD™. To now be able to enter these markets with such an exciting, very well managed and operated company as Dindas Australia; its’s extremely awesome. The entire CSD team is very pumped for this partnership and we all look forward to an incredible and prosperous future alongside Dindas” said Sean Nason, President & CEO of CSD™.

Bill Sweeney, Coastal Forest Products Testimonial

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“We switched to CSD several years ago and it has enabled us to exponentially grow our business. Since we sell several structural options for customers, we were drawing the same job at least twice to only get 1 order. Now we can offer 4 distinct joist options or 3 distinct beam/girder options and only have to draw 1 plan and switch out the options. Thanks to CSD, we can offer more solutions to our customers in a very reasonable time frame.
We are so impressed with CSD’s willingness to improve the functionality as demand dictates. And even our customers who have chosen to utilize the software find the GUI very easy to use.
CSD’s customer service, in my opinion, is fantastic! Very professional and responsive treating my team and my customers like we are their only account. I would highly recommend CSD to any wholesaler who is looking to grow their business.”

Bill Sweeney, Coastal Forest Products

Simpson Strong-Tie and Calculated Structured Designs Form Strategic Alliance

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Simpson LogoCalgary, AB – Simpson Strong-Tie and Calculated Structured Designs (CSD®) have agreed on a strategic alliance to provide customers with a Simpson Strong-Tie branded version of the iStruct® EWP software.

“Our current EWP software customers will have the option to migrate to this new platform that will provide enhanced 3D modeling, precision loading and flexible output,” said Mike Bugbee, SVP and General Manager of Integrated Components Systems for Simpson Strong-Tie.

Plans are underway to incorporate elements of the current Simpson Strong-Tie EWP software into the new iStruct® program and to leverage CSD®’s software to enhance other Simpson Strong-Tie programs, including Component Solutions® Director and Truss Studio.

Simpson Strong-Tie will continue to support customers using its legacy EWP software until they can transition to the new iStruct® platform. Current CSD clients and users will not be impacted by the new software, and CSD will continue to offer their complete line of EWP software.

“We are excited to collaborate with CSD to jointly develop new software solutions for light-frame building while continuing to provide customers with our engineering knowledge and trusted level of service. CSD and Simpson Strong-Tie share the same focus on delivering efficient, flexible and easy to use software designed around what customers tell us they need,” added Bugbee.

“The entire CSD family and I are very excited to be teaming up with Simpson Strong-Tie. We’re confident that our joint efforts will deliver some of the best solutions available in the industry; today and into the future,” said Sean Nason, President & CEO of CSD®.