Trans-Design cc make use of up-to-date professional software applications, namely:

-    PLS-Cadd                       Longitudinal Line Profile for Tower Position Spotting

-    PLS-Tower                     Design & Analysis of Steel Lattice Towers

-    PLS-Pole                        Design & Analysis of Pole Structures (Steel & Wooden)

-    Prokon                           General Analysis & Design of Steel & Concrete Elements

-    AutoCad                        Structural Detailing (3D)

-    Microsoft Office         Various In-House developed Excel Spreadsheets for Transmission Line Design

Our staff compliment undergoes regular training to ensure we optimise the use of the above applications and packages.



We also make use of the below-mentioned specifications, with many others in our extensive library:

-    SANS10100-1 - 2000 The Structural use of Concrete - Part 1: Design

-    SANS10100-2 - 2000 The Structural use of Concrete – Part 2: Materials and Execution of Work

-    SANS 10160-1 – 8 – 2009 - Basis of structural design and actions for buildings and industrial structures

-    SABS 0162-1:1993 The structural use of steel – Part 1: Limit-state Design of Hot-Rolled Steelwork

-    SABS 0160-1989 The General Procedures and Loadings to be adopted in the Design of Buildings

-    TRMSCAAC1 rev2   Transmission Line Towers and Line Construction (Specification for Eskom South African Power Utility)

-    ASCE Manuals and Reports on Engineering Practice no.52 – Guide for Design of Steel Transmission Towers

-    IEC 60826 Design Criteria of Overhead Transmission Lines

-    SABS 0280 Code of practice for the Overhead Power Lines for Conditions Prevailing in South Africa.

-    TIA/EIA-222F   Structural Standards for Steel Antenna Towers and Antenna Supporting Structures

-    TIA-222-G   Structural Standard for Antenna Supporting Structures and Antenna

-    TIA-222-H   Structural Standard for Antenna Supporting Structures and Antenna

-    S37-01   Antenna and Antenna Supporting Structures


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