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SEP 10

Two days left to vote in AISC’s Steel Sculpture Competition 2014

The American Institute of Steel Construction is once again holding voting for its annual Steel Sculpture competition on its Facebook page. The competition takes submissions from AISC members, which must be made from steel, and only steel, made entirely by the organization’s staff and fit inside a 2-by-2-by-2 box.

Out of the 14 projects submitted, only five will go on to be voted on at the 2015 NASCC: The Steel Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Head over to AISC’s Facebook page, review the submissions and vote your five favorites to go on. 

The winner will receive coverage in Modern Steel Construction, on AISC’s Facebook and Twitter pages and the company responsible will get a catered lunch!


Call for Entries for the 2015 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards

The American Galvanizers Association recently opened up the call for entries for the 2015 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards. Every year the Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing awards recognizes the use of hot-dip galvanizing by galvanizers, fabricators, architects, engineers, contractors, etc. in innovative and creative ways in their respective industries.

Hot-dip galvanized steel is used in a wide variety of applications in various industries. For this reason, AGA has divided the contest into these twelve sectors: Artistic, Bridge & Highway, Building & Architecture, Civic Contribution, Duplex Systems, Electrical, Utility & Communication, Food & Agriculture, Industrial, Original Equipment Manufacturing, Recreation & Entertainment, Transportation, and Water and Marine. 

In addition to these twelve sectors, there will also be three special categories that require 15 years in service demonstrating the longevity of Galvanized steel. The three special categories are: International, Most Distinguished and Lifetime Achievement.

Learn more about the awards at the American Galvanizing Association’s website and find out how to submit your project.

JUL 30

Peddinghaus releases new updates and brochure for its Raptor Software

Design Data partner Peddinghaus recently announced the inclusion of its parts tracking utility PeddiTrack in the company’s Raptor 3D CAD/CAM Software. PeddiTrack works in the background of the CNC control, creating output files that display vital information about part production.

PeddiTrack enables automatic documentation of production, the potential to view progress remotely, the ability to monitor employee productivity and eliminates human error in the production monitoring process.

Learn more about PeddiTrack in Raptor on the Raptor website.

In addition to this announcement, Peddinghaus released a new brochure for Raptor, highlighting the new integration with PeddiTrack and also mentioning the software’s integration with SDS/2.

Raptor and SDS/2 work together because Raptor is designed for fabricators, allowing the export of part data into a DSTV file to be imported into the software.

Learn more about Raptor and read the brochure on Peddinghaus’ website.