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MAR 24
2015

2015 NASCC Conference Guide

The 2015 NASCC: The Steel Conference starts tomorrow at Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee. During the conference, we will be set up in booths 800 and 808. Learn about SDS/2 and stop by the BIM Easy Lounge to learn about our “Keys to Making BIM Easy” seminars. 

The exhibit hall is open from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday. 

Conference attendees who wear an SDS/2 sticker could be selected to win a $100 gift card. Tweet what you learned from attending one of the SDS/2 customer presentations listed below and you could win a swag bag with a tumbler, charger and folio. 

Sessions

Several Design Data customers and partners will lead or participate in sessions during the conference. Here’s a list of when they will be speaking. 

Wednesday, March 25

N47: What Is the NISD? 

  • 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., Room 209C
  • Speakers include: Fred Tinker of Pacific Drafting, Inc., and David Merrifield of SteelFab Texas

T4: Will Technology Change Our Business Models? Part 1: Identifying the Challenges 

  • 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Room 205C
  • Speakers include: Brian Cobb of Structural Detailing, LLC; Doug Fitzpatrick of Fitzpatrick Engineering Group; and Mark Holland Paxton & Vierling Steel

Thursday, March 26 

T5: Will Technology Change Our Business Models? Part 2: Debating the Solutions 

  • 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., Room 205C 
  • Speakers include: Brian Cobb of Structural Detailing, LLC; Doug Fitzpatrick of Fitzpatrick Engineering Group; and Mark Holland Paxton & Vierling Steel

T3: State of Technology 

  • 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., Room 205C
  • Speakers include: Brian Cobb of Structural Detailing, LLC, and Luis Torres of The Steel Detailers, Inc. 

Q5: Stats + Quality = Increased Overall Production 

  • 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., Room 206AB
  • Speakers include: Lawrence Kruth, Douglas Steel Fabricating Corp. 

Friday, March 27

Q9: Demystifying Chapter N and the Building Code – What Every Fabricator and Erector Needs to Know 

  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., Room 206AB 
  • Speakers include: Lawrence Kruth, Douglas Steel Fabricating Corp.

N10a and N10b: Working with Large Trusses 

  • 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. in Room 202AB and 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Room 207AB
  • Speakers include: Sylvie Boulanger, Supermétal
MAR 20
2015

Industry News Roundup: March 20

This week’s news resources: 

Developers say Tricentennial Tower will be the largest observation attraction in the Southern Gulf region. Read more in Building Design+Construction magazine

The Steel Joist Institute has released an updated version of one of its technical digests. Read about the digest, which concerns floor vibrations, in an article in Modern Steel. 

An expansion and restoration project has begun at Wrigley Field. Read about the changes in Modern Steel

In case you missed our latest blog post: 

Design Data will host live seminars to introducer users to SDS/2 2015 starting next month. Read about the seminars in our previous blog. 

MAR 18
2015

SDS/2 2015 Seminars Starting Soon

Design Data is hosting live seminars around the country to introduce users to SDS/2 2015. 

The past 14 years, Design Data has held new release seminars to give users productive insights into new and improved features. 

Due to the wide-ranging depth of SDS/2, some users may not be using the software to its full potential. Users will see new features and new ways to increase productivity with SDS/2 at the seminars.

The seminars start in April and run until June. Six will be held across the country. 

Seminars will held in: 

Detroit, Michigan – April 14

Atlanta, Georgia – April 16

Salt Lake City, Utah – April 23

Kansas City, Missouri – May 7

Dallas, Texas – May 14

Boston, Massachusetts – June 25

The seminars are open to anyone who wants to learn more about the software. It costs $25 per person for the first five attendees for each company. There is no charge for additional attendees. 

The seminars begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. 

Read more about the seminars, and other SDS/2 news, in the March 2015 issue of The Connector

Details about the date and location of the seminars are available on the SDS/2 website. Register online here