ADDA: Enhancing Construction Efficiency through Smart Rebar Modelling

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Alan Jeffreys, CTO, ADDAAlan Jeffreys, CTO
In construction, although the rebar is laid before the concrete, construction projects have typically used concrete-driven models to detail their rebar. Reinforcement interfaces create complexity, and this traditional approach has resulted in on-site changes that can lead to project delays. This situation is exacerbated as structures get bigger, heavier and more complex, particularly in terms of the costs associated with the late detection of clashes.

In contrast, rebar modelling at the design stage helps the project team understand the necessities across every point of the construction process, guaranteeing that the reinforcement genuinely fits the build. The modelling proves that the design can be effortlessly translated into the final build before initiating the construction. An Australian company with a global presence, ADDA has been making headways with its smart and industry-leading solutions that improve processes for simple and complex reinforcement projects, creating efficiencies throughout the total value chain, reducing waste, saving time and money, and improving safety.

The company uses technology, data, fresh thinking, and expertise in rebar modelling to create efficiencies and transparency, simplify processes, improve buildability and ultimately, improve outcomes for rebar designers, suppliers and contractors.

“By focusing on rebar as a solution, it means that right from the first step, before the concrete is poured, the project has a better chance of success. Our solutions ensure the design is buildable, you can reduce waste and Co2 project emission and improve safety. The improvements happen through the whole value chain, which in turn increases project profitability,” says Alan Jeffreys, CTO at ADDA.

ADDA’s rebar modelling and analytics suite and services enhance collaboration, improve project timelines and support contractors throughout the supply chain, optimizing reinforcement procurement and enabling early identification and minimization of waste.
This also enables faster completion of projects while ensuring safe, accurate, and economical delivery.

The ADDA Construct tool also enables the comparison of traditional loose-bar reinforcement placement against a prefabricated, modular or sub-assembly reinforcement solution that brings immense value across a construction project.

ADDA Insight product renders actionable information, enabling clients to gain a data-driven understanding of reinforcement lifecycle, and a production-level understanding of the piece count of steel required, compared to its weight in tonnes. This approach enables clients to make informed decisions on forecasting, scrap analysis and waste identification. “Our approach enables projects to be executed in a more sustainable way, reducing overall project waste and carbon emissions.” elucidates Jeffreys.

More importantly, the ADDA 3D reinforcement model upholds the design and buildability requirements that ensure a safe workplace throughout the total supply chain. Through clash detection, collaborative reviews, simulating reinforcement placement, and creating method statements from the virtual model, the company ensures safe loading, handling and installation practices are implemented and achieved.

The company understands that each construction project, from the simple to complex, has unique requirements. To this end, the company renders tailored solutions to successfully meet clients’ needs and improve their projects.
  • Our Solutions Bring All Project Stakeholders Together And Use Data And Modelling To Optimize A Project From Design To Build. This Creates Improvements Across The Total Value Stream, Increasing Profitability


One such success story is a steel reinforcement fabrication company that was losing out on big projects due to legacy software and system. By incorporating ADDA’s 3D reinforcement model, the steel reinforcement fabrication company was able to transform their business processes by engaging with their client’s sooner and improving collaboration. As a result, the company has secured larger projects and have grown their market share significantly.

ADDA uses AUTOCAD as an engine to host its software suite. Going forward, the company plans to host its software on multiple platforms such as MicroStation, BricsCAD, and other types of CAD packages. Foreseeing the near future, ADDA, which currently operates in several markets, is increasing its presence in the US and Europe to help more construction projects gain early insights and enhance efficiencies of their construction project.

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Alan Jeffreys, CTO

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ADDA provides rebar modelling and analytics software and expert advice and insights to organizations.The company uses technology, data, fresh thinking, and expertise in rebar modelling to create efficiencies and transparency, simplify processes, improve buildability and ultimately, improve outcomes for rebar designers, suppliers and contractors. ADDA’s rebar modelling and analytics suite and services enhance collaboration, improve project timelines and support contractors throughout the supply chain, optimizing reinforcement procurement and enabling early identification and minimization of waste.

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