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JUN 24

Steel Sculpture Competition Underway

Entries are now being accepted for the American Institute of Steel Construction’s Steel Sculpture Competition. 

The winner will be featured in Modern Steel and win a catered lunch for their company. 

There is no theme for the contest, but the contest page says that entrants should keep in mind the “characteristics of steel: adaptable, economical, quick, and sustainable.” Full or associate AISC members can enter. 

Other rules, as listed on the contest web page, include: 

-The sculpture must be steel and only steel 

-The sculpture must fit in a 2 foot by 2 foot by 2 foot box for shipping 

-The sculpture must be made company staff 

Entries will be accepted until Sept. 9. Next, AISC will put all of the entries on their Facebook page, where fans can vote for the top five finalists by liking an image. 

Attendees at next year’s NASC will be able to vote on the finalists, and the winner will be announced on April 20, 2016. 

Learn more about the contest in Modern Steel or on the contest website. 

Good luck to all contestants! 


2015 NASCC Recap

The Design Data team traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, last week for this year’s NASCC: The Steel Conference. We enjoyed seeing our customers, partners and other members of the steel industry. 

Our team operated two booths. In one, we offered demonstrations of SDS/2. At the other booth, conference attendees could stop by our BIM Easy Lounge and learn about our “Keys to Making BIM Easy” seminars

During the conference, we gave away $100 to lucky attendees we found wearing our SDS/2 stickers. Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who visited us during the conference. 

You can visit our Facebook page to see some of the photos we took during the conference, including the winners of our sticker contest and shots from the exhibit hall floor with several of our partners’ booths.

Some of our partners also posted photos from the conference that you should check out too.

Peddinghaus demonstrated the latest innovations in structural steel fabrication technology at its booth. You can see some pictures form their conference experience on their Facebook page.

FabTrol Sytems posted several pictures from the conference on their Facebook page, including a picture of a cowboy hard hat they gave away.  

For even more photos, visit the American Institute of Steel Construction on Facebook.

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.