Tech pioneer S-FRAME donates software solutions, equips Engineering lab

S-FRAME’s donation will result in immediate benefits for UBC

S-FRAME CEO Marinos Stylianou and Prof. Shahria Alam, centre, with the students who use the lab and S-FRAME software on an almost daily basis.

UBC’s new S-FRAME Software Laboratory was inaugurated at UBC’s Okanagan campus on Thursday, December 12 in Room EME 2205, of the Engineering, Management and Education (EME) building.

S-FRAME Software Inc. has provided a donation of structural engineering software, software upgrades, maintenance and technical support valued in excess of $690,000. This pioneering technology is widely used by structural and civil engineers for a diverse range of projects. S-FRAME has donated software solutions to equip a laboratory in EME.

“We are proud to be part of the start an evolution campaign at UBC,” said Marinos Stylianou, S-FRAME’s chief executive officer. “It is our desire that our software will help better prepare future UBC engineering graduates to tackle future challenges with innovative designs, and to inspire some to pursue careers in engineering software development and support.”

Immediate benefits

“We are extremely fortunate that S-FRAME has the vision to make this technology available to UBC,” said Interim Provost and Vice Principal Academic Cynthia Mathieson. “This partnership will contribute significantly to our students’ education and success.”

Spiro Yannacopoulos, Associate Dean, School of Engineering, says S-FRAME’s gift is a timely and valuable addition of industry-leading technology for engineering students: “Today’s students need the most current technology used by industry in order to receive the best possible education. This gift from S-FRAME Software ensures that our engineering students are using the best tools available. We are extremely grateful to S-Frame for their foresight and generosity.”

S-FRAME’s gift includes 10 years of software updates, maintenance and technical support.

UBC’s start an evolution campaign has raised $70 million to date in the Okanagan.

Background

With offices in Canada, the USA and England, S-FRAME Software Inc.’s Structural Office Analysis and Design program suite products are widely used by structural and civil engineers for a diverse range of projects. S-FRAME has donated 60 stations of the following software to the School of Engineering at UBC’s Okanagan campus:

·         S-FRAME Enterprise R10 Network

·         S-Concrete Enterprise R10 Network

·         S-Steel R10

·         S-Pad

·         S-Calc 2012

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