2012 NASCC Brings Together Customers, Partners and Technology
The 2012 NASCC Conference — which was held in conjunction with the World Steel Bridge Symposium and the Annual Stability Conference April 18-20 in Grapevine Texas — boasted more than 3,500 attendees, as structural engineers, detailers, erectors and fabricators convened from around the world to learn about the latest advancements in the steel industry.
Design Data Conference Highlights
The booth also highlighted customer projects in the Dallas area — such as the Dallas Convention Center Hotel (BV Detailing & Design, Inc.) and Deloitte University (Quality Drafting ) — via a video display.
Design Data held two contests at the show: one rewarded those tweeting or posting about SDS/2 with a $250 Visa gift card; the other gave free SDS/2 software to those attendees who collected a secret code phrase from our partner and customer booths. Among the winners were Brian Cobb from Structural Detailing, LLC and Nick Mai of TSF Structures, Inc.
Peddinghaus' annual customer appreciation event kicked off with a parade around the show floor. The networking event itself included entertainment by comedian Dana Carvey, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and the Emerald City Band. To watch Peddinghaus' recap of the conference, click here.
To view additional photos from the 2012 NASCC conference, click here.
Be sure to join Design Data at the 2013 NASCC Conference, which will be held April 17-20, 2013, in St. Louis, Missouri.
Bennett Steel Making Waves in Tulsa
Sapulpa, Oklahoma-based Bennett Steel has capitalized on projects within the energy sector and a building boom in downtown Tulsa to rebound from the recent recession.
Bennett Steel — an SDS/2 customer whose projects include ONEOK Field and the new indoor athletic practice field at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater — has nearly doubed its workforce and is still looking for more skilled labor.
Read the Tulsa World's full article about how the fabricator has flourished after the economic downturn.