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AUG 27

Submission period for the 2014 Sold Steel Competition ending soon

The 2014 SDS/2 Solid Steel Competition submission period will close in a week and a half! All entries, including the job and fabricator, must be received at Design Data by September 5, 2014.

Entries will be evaluated equally on aesthetics of the project, complexity and tonnage.

A panel comprised of Design Data professionals, including an Engineer, Sales Representative, Programmer, Support Technician and a floater, will judge the entries for the Grand Prize and Second Place awards in the Commercial and Industrial categories. The award for Customers' Choice will be based off user voting.

A grand prize winner will be chosen for both categories and will win $3,000 off one year of SDS/2 Software Service Fees, $2,500 in STEELBUCK$ and an award. Based on the number of entries, a second place winner may be awarded with $1,000 off one year of service fees, $500 in STEELBUCK$ and an award. The Customers’ Choice winner will receive $1,500 off one year of SDS/2 Software Service Fees and $1,500 in STEELBUCK$.

The awards will be presented in October at the 2014 SDS/2 Users Group Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska. You can learn more about Users Group and register for the conference on our website.

To learn more about the Solid Steel Competition and submit your project, head to the competition page on our website.

AUG 21

Industry News Roundup: August 22

This week’s news resources:

Over 300 skyscrapers are expected to be completed within the GCC by 2015. See ten of the best at Gulf Business.

There are only two weeks left to submit entries for AISC's 4th annual Steel Sculpture Competition! Read the rules and learn how to enter your submissions at Modern Steel.

A new report says that steel is more than twice as sustainable when used in the construction of bridges. Read on at Modern Steel to learn more about steel’s advantages.

The corroded steel on the 80-year-old Golden Gate Bridge will be replaced with painted, hot-dip galvanized steel. Learn more about the change and find out how much money would have been saved had the bridge been initially galvanized at the American Galvanizers Association’s website.

In case you missed our latest blog post: 

We were at the 2014 Coal-Gen Conference in Nashville this week! Read our blog post to learn what we were up to during our time there.

AUG 20

Design Data at 2014 Coal-Gen Conference

We’re in Nashville this week for the 2014 COAL-GEN conference. COAL-GEN s the industry’s most dynamic event covering the latest topics affecting the design, development, upgrading, operation and maintenance of coal-fueled power plants.

With over a decade of service to the coal sector, COAL-GEN is the industry’s most dynamic event covering the latest topics affecting the design, development, upgrading, operation and maintenance of coal-fueled power plants. With an anticipated attendance of nearly 2,000 industry professionals, COAL-GEN is the industry’s largest event focused on the solutions of today and the technologies of tomorrow.

Last year’s conference saw almost 2,000 attendees from 12 countries including China, South Korea, Germany and the United Kingdom. We hope this year is even bigger as we take out place on the show floor at booth 331 to show everyone what SDS/2 can do for power plant design and construction.

Read more about all the things going on at COAL-GEN this week, including sessions, networking, keynotes and more on COAL-GEN’s website.