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Experience SDS/2 Seminars

Design Data's Experience SDS/2 seminars give attendees a firsthand look at all SDS/2 has to offer — from automated AISC code-based connection design, custom members and components to site planning, management and model review — and a chance to take the software for a test drive.

To register for the seminars or to learn more, click here.

Houston, Texas (August 23)
Houston Marriott North
255 N Sam Houston Pkway East
Houston, TX 77060
281.875.4000

SDS/2 2016 Seminars

There are currently no seminars scheduled.

Steel Innovations Seminars

There have been many recent advancements in structural steel material specifications, fabrication methods, connection technologies, detailing software, and estimating tools. These new innovations, when used together, create a more efficient process for designing and constructing steel buildings.

This half day seminar, led by steel industry professionals including Design Data and SidePlate, will take the attending designers and contractors through the modern day steel design and construction process, demonstrating how they can use these new technologies, software and methods to increase their own efficiencies and overall profitability. The presentation will provide valuable information to help all design and construction professionals maximize the innovations that exist within the structural steel industry and improve the outcome of their own steel building projects.

Seminar Details - Chicago, Illinois
The seminar takes place on September 22nd at The Franklin Building, located at 227 W. Monroe Street. Parking is available in the building; however, no validation is provided. The cost for the seminar is $30 per attendee, and includes breakfast.

Breakfast / Registration: 7:00 am - 7:45 am

Seminar: 7:45 am - 12:30 pm

Seminar Agenda
AISC: Innovations in the Structural Steel Industry

Atlas Tube: Innovations in Material Specifications

SidePlate Systems, Inc.: Innovations in Connection Technologies

Bentley: Advancements in RAM Structural Systems Steel Design Modules and Methods

Design Data: Advancements in SDS/2 Detailing Software

Steel Projects PLM: Advancements in Intelligent Steel Fabrication and Steel Production Management

Upcoming/Future Seminars

October 27, 2016: Dallas, Texas

November 9, 2016: Seattle, Washington

November 10, 2016: Portland, Oregon

To learn more about these seminars, click here.

Basic Training

To sign up for training, please contact Design Data at 402.441.4000, or email Lacey Niemeyer or Kealey Snyder.

Prerequisite
We require that you go through the “SDS/2 Detailing Basics & Step-By-Step Instructions” manual, “Assorted Tools for Working in SDS/2” manual, and “SDS/2 Connection Guide” before attending the course.

Materials Required
Design Data will supply each attendee with design drawings, course outlines, and other training information, all of which will be yours to keep. You will not need to bring anything else. At the end of the week you will also receive a CD-ROM containing your job and fabricator setup, 3D model, and details you will have created over the course of the week. The CD will be a great resource for continued learning.

2017 Basic Training Dates
January 9-13, 2017
February 13-17, 2017
March 6-10, 2017
April 3-7, 2017
May 22-26, 2017
June 5-9, 2017
July 10-14, 2017
August 7-11, 2017
September 11-15, 2017
October 9-13, 2017
November 6-10, 2017
December 4-8, 2017

To learn more, click here.

Continuing Education

To sign up for training, please contact Design Data at 402.441.4000, or email Lacey Niemeyer or Kealey Snyder.

Prerequisite
Those attending Continuing Education courses must have worked on the system at least eight months and have a good understanding of how SDS/2 functions. These courses will be taught in v7.3; therefore, an understanding of v7.3 operations is necessary.

Continuing Education Dates
Continuing Education courses are taught on an as-requested basis.

To learn more, click here.

Industry Events

North American Iron Workers/IMPACT Labor-Management Conference
March 19-21, 2017 - San Diego, California

IMPACT is a labor management partnership designed to provide a forum for union Ironworkers and signatory contractors to address mutual concerns and encourage reasonable balanced solutions. The conference and accompanying exhibition brings together ironworkers, labor management leaders, business owners and contractors in the construction industry.

NASCC: The Steel Conference
March 22-24, 2017 - San Antonio, Texas

NASCC: The Steel Conference offers more than 100 technical sessions and is the premier educational event for structural engineers, fabricators, erectors and detailers.

Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) National Convention
April 27-29, 2017 - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The 45th annual SEAA National Convention and Tradeshow includes high-quality educational sessions and the chance to network with steel erectors, fabricators, detailers, engineers and more.

Crane and Rigging Workshop
September 20-22, 2017 - Kansas City, Missouri

The Workshop, conducted yearly in September, is the crane and rigging event of the year. Bringing together industry owners, sessions have an emphasis on safety, regulatory and consensus standards, training, equipment maintenance, as well as current issues affecting the industry.

FABTECH
November 6-9, 2017 - Chicago, Illinois

North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event.

SDS/2 Users Group Conference
September 27-29, 2017 - Lincoln, Nebraska

This three-day event is primarily a learning opportunity. Activities include training on very specific topics determined by the Users Group, the unveiling of new enhancements, award presentations and other events. Both Design Data employees and SDS/2 customers present innovative SDS/2 techniques, encouraging users to employ the power of SDS/2 to its fullest.

BATIMAT
November 6-10, 2017 - Paris, France

BATIMAT is the international show in the building industry. All the decision makers meet the contractors to choose their partners and find products/services for the buildings of today and tomorrow.

Autodesk University
November 14-16, 2017 - Las Vegas, Nevada

Autodesk University 2017 brings together creative pioneers across the spectrum of industries and professions to discuss the principles, practices, and products that are transforming design in today's world.

2017 SDS/2 Users Group Conference

SDS/2 Users Group Conference
September 27-29, 2017 - Lincoln, Nebraska

This three-day event is primarily a learning opportunity. Activities include training on very specific topics determined by the Users Group, the unveiling of new enhancements, award presentations and other events. Both Design Data employees and SDS/2 customers present innovative SDS/2 techniques, encouraging users to employ the power of SDS/2 to its fullest.

To see presentations from the 2016 conference, click here.

SDS/2 Users Group Conference

The SDS/2 Users Group hosts an annual conference; this three-day event is primarily a learning opportunity. Activities include training on very specific topics determined by the Users Group, the unveiling of new enhancements, award presentations and other events. Both Design Data employees and SDS/2 customers present innovative SDS/2 techniques, encouraging users to employ the power of SDS/2 to its fullest. This conference also provides an opportunity for users to offer their input on new developments in SDS/2.

The 2017 SDS/2 Users Group Conference will be held at The Embassy Suites in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska, September 27-29. REGISTER HERE