2012 SDS/2 Users Group Registration Now Open!
Learn the latest in software innovations and network with fellow industry professionals at the 2012 SDS/2 Users Group Conference!
Each year, the SDS/2 Users Group hosts its annual conference in Lincoln, Nebraska. This three-day learning event includes training on specific topics determined by the Users Group, the unveiling of new enhancements, award presentations and other activities. This year's conference will be held October 10th through the 12th at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, Nebraska.
For the first time, the 2012 SDS/2 Users Group will host partnering companies via the event's Partner Pavilion, which replaces the Interoperability Network. The Partner Pavilion is open on Wednesday, October 10th and Thursday, October 11th.
Conference Schedule Focuses on Educational Sessions
Thursday is dedicated exclusively to educational sessions. Session topics include Real-Life Model Approval Implementation; SDS/2's Use on Industrial Projects: An Engineer's Perspective; and Working with Erectors Using SDS/2 Erector.
The event closes on Friday with more educational sessions, such as Bringing BIM to the Field with SDS/2: How to Work With Cloud Point Technology; The Basics of Report Writer: Getting the Information You Want from SDS/2; and Marketing Your Business.
New this year are four classroom lab sessions designed to give attendees hands-on training right at the conference. The labs include Parametrics and Custom Members, SDS/2 Connect, and SDS/2 Erector. Seating is limited to 15 at the labs, so register early to guarantee your spot.
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This year's conference is open to non-SDS/2 customers, so forward this information on to anyone who wants to attend!
Ocean Steel, Tocci Building Corp. Join Forces on Alexandria Center HCPD Project
SDS/2 customers Ocean Steel and Tocci Building Corp. recently teamed up on the first building of Alexandria Center at Kendall Square, a $500 million build-to-suit science and technology campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The 225 Binney Street project is a six-story, 305,000-square-foot building that features a glass and terra cotta facade and will incorporate two historic buildings.
The project team implemented a Highly Collaborative Project Delivery (HCPD) method that takes the BIM process to the next level with co-location — that is, locating key team members in the same place.
The collaborative process — recommended by Tocci — allowed the daily exchange of models and provided all team members with up-to-the-minute information. The SDS/2 Global Review Station also facilitated 3D shop drawing review and early interaction between project partners.
To read the rest of this article in Connections, a publication of the OSCO Construction Group, click here. The article begins on page 26.