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OCT 31

Industry News Roundup: October 31

This week’s news resources:

Is green building really better building? Find out how it affects the construction industry, employee health and retention at Constructech Magazine

Want to attend Autodesk University for free this year? Tell Autodesk you experience with using BIM in your organization and you could win! Enter on Autodesk University's website.

The American Institute of Steel Construction's Steel Solutions Center is offering their new, free document "Innovative Structural Steel Systems." Learn more and find out how to view it at Modern Steel.

Submit your entries now for the T.C. Graham Prize, which will award $20,000 for innovative steel applications. Learn more about the award at Modern Steel.

In case you missed our latest blog post: 

We've just posted the project photos from the 2014 SDS/2 Solid Steel Competition! Learn more about the contest and view the photos in our blog post

OCT 29

2014 SDS/2 Solid Steel Competition Winners Project Photos Posted

We announced the winners of the 2014 SDS/2 Solid Steel Competition at this year’s Users Group at the Design Data Dinner. The Solid Steel Competition is an incredible chance for our customers to show off the awesome projects that they are able to build using SDS/2. You can learn more about the events that happened at this year’s Users Group Conference in our blog post.

The winners of the Solid Steel Competition also take home some great prizes. A Grand Prize, for each category, will be awarded to one entry. Grand Prize is $3,000 off one year of SDS/2 Software Service Fees, $2,500 in STEELBUCK$ and an award. 

Based on the number of entries, second place winners may be awarded. If awarded, second place winners in the commercial and industrial categories will receive $1,000 off one year of service fees, $500 in STEELBUCK$ and an award. 

A Customers' Choice award will be given to one entry. Customers' Choice will receive $1,500 off one year of SDS/2 Software Service Fees and $1,500 in STEELBUCK$.

We we’re thrilled to be able to give away all of these prizes this year and can’t wait for next year’s competition.

Here are you winners for this year’s contest:

2014 Commercial

Grand Prize: The Steel Detailers, Inc., Vancouver Airport Terminal A-B Connector 

Second Place: Foy Consulting & Engineering, North Richland Hills City Hall

2014 Industrial

Grand Prize: Aarbee Structures Pvt. Ltd., Magnetation - Mag Pellet - Furnace Steel

Second Place: Jitech Associates, Inc., Grain Ship Loading Facility

2014 Customers' Choice

Sippel Co., Inc., Timken Vertical Cast Mill

Head to our Facebook page to see the full album of our Solid Steel winners, including photos of their award acceptance and tons of screenshots of their award-winning models.

OCT 24

Industry News Roundup: October 24

This week’s news resources:

Last week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's gave his "1,000 Jobs for Manufacturing" speech JMC Steel Group’s Chicago Atlas Tube plant. Learn more about the speech at Modern Steel.

The American Institute of Steel Construction hosted a combining diaphragm and frame forces webinar this week. Attendees learned about developing body diagrams and force sets to illustrate the load conditions of a particular frame. Find out more from Modern Steel.

LEED v4 is coming. The Materials & Resources Credit is a big change, but read more at Building Design Construction to learn about one other huge change in the new standard.

In case you missed our latest blog post:

Thank you to all attendees, partners, and sponsors who made this year's Users Group a huge success! Read about the conference in our blog.

SDS/2 2015 enhancements:

At Users Group last week we showed off a lot of the new features in SDS/2 2015. With a new connection designer, member edit redesign, enhancements to user-defined connections and much more, there's a lot to go over in the new release. Watch the video below to see them in action.