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FEB 18

Speakers wanted for HxGN LIVE in Las Vegas

Share your story and you could receive complimentary registration to HxGN LIVE in Las Vegas. 

The Process, Power & Marine Call for Speakers is now open and the submission period will end March 6. 

Speakers can share their experience on a variety of topics, such as: How Intergraph products have changed the work processes in your company or the creation and management of engineering data during project execution.

Creativity is important. Try to think of a clever session title or a creative approach to the presentation. 

Speaking opportunities are 20 or 45 minutes long.

Speakers from a variety of industry backgrounds, geographic locations and levels of experience are welcome to submit a proposal.

HxGN LIVE in Las Vegas is June 1-4 this year, and Design Data will be on site to talk about all the new enhancements in SDS/2 2015.

Hexagon’s annual international user’s conference offers four days of exclusive technology previews, a showcase of best practices, motivating keynotes and more. 

Participants who take advantage of the early bird registration rate will save $600 off regular registration rates. The early bird rate expires Feb. 23.

Intergraph Process, Power & Marine, a partner of Design Data, is the world’s leading provider of enterprise engineering software enabling smarter design and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities.  

To submit your story, fill out this form.


Select 2015 NASCC Sessions Will be Available Online

There are many great reasons to attend NASCC: The Steel Conference in Nashville this year. (Here are eight great reasons from Modern Steel). 

But if you can’t make it to the conference this year, you can still catch some of the sessions online.  

"Streaming sessions proved to be very popular last year and more than 600 people participated," Scott Melnick, vice president at AISC, says in a Modern Steel article. (Italics) 

From Wednesday to Friday, virtual attendees can view 12 of an available 24 sessions. 

"It's a very economical option and gives you a good taste of the sessions at the conference,” Melnick says. “Not only do you save on travel and hotel costs, but it only costs $225 for AISC members ($350 for nonmembers) with each additional viewer from the same company paying only $10. It's not as good as being at the conference, but it's the next best thing."

The streaming sessions cover a variety of topics, and the list of streaming sessions can be found in the Modern Steel article. (Italics, link)

You can register for the online sessions on AISC's website.

JAN 28

Student Steel Bridge Contest Begins

The countdown to the finals of the 2015 National Student Steel Bridge Competition is underway. 

The competition, sponsored by AISC and ASCE, has North American students assemble their own designed and fabricated steel bridges following a specific set of building rules, according to Modern Steel. 

The mission of the competition is to give civil engineering students a comprehensive, student-driven experience that involves fabrication, testing and more, according to the 2015 competition guide.

“Future engineers are stimulated to innovate, practice professionalism, and use structural steel efficiently,” the guide says. 

At the first competition, the University of Texas at San Antonio won first place. The Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico was second place. Texas A&M University earned third place.

Bridges are judged on display, construction speed, stiffness, lightness, construction economy and structural efficiency, according to the Modern Steel article.

“It’s exciting to watch the next generation of structural engineers come together and work with such passion and enthusiasm,” Nancy Gavlin, AISC director of education, told Modern Steel. “The competition poses real-world challenges that the students face with ingenuity and professionalism.”

The first of 18 conference competitions was held on Jan. 17 at the University of Texas at Austin. The top performing schools from each regional event will compete in the national competition. 

The national competition is scheduled for late May at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. 

Learn more about the competition at Modern Steel.