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MAY 13

Zalk Josephs Fabricators Project Featured in Informed Infrastructure

SDS/2 played a pivotal role in the success of the 54-story, 1.2-million-square-foot 150 N. Riverside project, a new high rise located on the edge of the Chicago River in downtown Chicago, Illinois.

Zalk Josephs Fabricators was the fabricator on the project.

As detailed in the March/April 2016 issue of Informed Infrastructure, Zalk Josephs coordinated closely with Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA) on the project. Using MKA-provided Revit models and 2D CAD drawings as a reference, the Zalk Josephs team modeled the entire steel structure into SDS/2.

The resulting fabrication models were shared with Chicago Steel LLC — the project's steel erector — throughout the process to ensure constructability. Using SDS/2 Viewer, the erector could review and comment on the planned fabrication.

Zalk Josephs used SDS/2 and feedback from the erector to optimize the weight of each piece to match the lift capacity of the crane. The company also fed its SDS/2 models directly into its Ficep Corp's CNC machine for fabrication.

To find out more about the challenges in this unique, complex project — which features the first use of Grade 70 steel as well as the largest rolled-steel sections used for building construction in the U.S. — and the importance of SDS/2, read Tower of Power in Informed Infrastructure.


Industry News Roundup: May 6, 2016

This week’s news resources:

Check out this three-minute video showing the deconstruction of San Francisco's old Bay Bridge and what happens with the steel after. Watch it on Modern Steel.

Registration is now open for AISC's Steel Bridge Design Night School! The course and it's eight 90-minute webinars sessions start of June 6. Learn more and register at Modern Steel.

Four Chicago bridges are celebrating their 100th birthdays today. Hint: They're all made from steel. Learn more about their history from Modern Steel.

Construction will begin this summer in Chicago on Studio Gang’s Vista Tower. Learn more about this more than 1,100-foot-tall tower from Building Design and Construction.

In case you missed this week’s blog:

We're giving everyone a chance to try SDS/2 hands on with our Experience SDS/2 Roadshows. Learn more and see if we're coming to your area in our blog post.


Try SDS/2 Hands On at the Experience SDS/2 Roadshows

Design Data's Experience SDS/2 seminars give potential customers 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.

At the seminars, attendees will:

See a model move through each step within SDS/2

Learn how implementing 3D model review is saving customers both time and money

Get to try out SDS/2 for themselves

Seminar Schedule

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m: Seminar check in

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Watch real-life demonstrations of the power of SDS/2

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Experience SDS/2 for yourself. Bring your IFC files and find out how SDS/2 can change how you work.

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Cocktail hour

Seminar Locations

Seminars will be held May 4 in Detroit, Michigan; June 15 in Baltimore, Maryland; July 12 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and August 23 in Houston, Texas.

Attendance is free, but you must register to attend prior to the seminar. You can learn more and register here.