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MAY 22
2015

Industry News Roundup: May 22

An article in Modern Steel featured pictures of the steel work underway for a construction project in Chicago’s West Loop.

The American Galvanizers Association announced the winners of the 2015 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards. Read more on the association’s website.  

Chicago’s Michigan Avenue Bridge, also known as the DuSable Bridge, opened May 15, 1920. Learn about the bridge in an article in Modern Steel.

See preliminary concept renderings for the United States Olympic Museum in an article in Building Design+Construction magazine.

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You can now watch the recorded presentations from this year’s NASCC online. Read our latest blog to see where you can watch the sessions.

MAY 20
2015

NASCC Sessions now Available for Viewing

Presentations that were recorded at this year’s NASCC: The Steel Conference can now be viewed online. More than 100 sessions are available for free viewing. Topics range from bridges to seismic design. There are also sessions on large trusses and the NISD. 

You can view the sessions on the American Institute of Steel Construction’s website

Several Design Data customers and partners led or participated in sessions during the conference. See one of our previous blogs for a list of our partners and customers and their presentations.   

“We strongly believe that providing free access to high quality educational material benefits everyone in the industry,” AISC Vice President Scott Melnick said in article in Modern Steel

This year’s conference was held in Nashville, Tennessee, in March. The event drew a record-setting crowd this year. More than 4,500 structural engineers, detailers, erectors and fabricators from around the world attended.  

The Design Data team attended the conference and set up two booths. One booth featured demonstrations of SDS/2, and the other offered attendees the opportunity to learn about our Keys to Making BIM Easy seminars.

 Multimedia proceedings are available for conferences since 2008 on AISC’s website.  

Next year, the conference will be held April 13-15 in Orlando Florida. The event will be held in conjunction with the World Steel Bridge Symposium, the Modern Steel article says. 

MAY 15
2015

Industry News Roundup: May 15

This week’s news resources: 

About 50 teams of students will compete in the National Student Steel Bridge Competition next week. See who the qualifying teams are in an article in Modern Steel

Construction is starting on a $1 billion mixed-use project in Orlando, which includes steel from the demolished Amway Arena. Read more about the 68-acre project on Building Design+Construction magazine

The average size of new commercial buildings in growing, a new study found. See three charts that show building size trends in Building Design+Construction magazine

About 45,000 jobs were added to the construction industry in April, a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found. Learn more the report in Building Design+Construction magazine

In Seoul, an old overpass will be turned into a park. Read about the park’s “library of plants” in an article in Building Design+Construction magazine.   

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The Design Data team will present at the American Institute of Steel Construction’s BIMsteel workshops this year. Learn about the workshops in our latest blog.