Old Hollywood Comes to Lincoln With the Annual Design Data Dinner and Reception

Want to find out who wins Best Dressed Individual at a Users Group Conference? How about Most Creative Use of a Neutral File? These awards and more will be handed out during Design Data's Thursday evening reception and dinner during the 2012 SDS/2 Users Group Conference! The conference will be held October 10th through the 12th at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, Nebraska.

2012 SDS/2 Users Group Conference

Award winners will receive one of an array of prizes, ranging from gift baskets from Taste of Nebraska and Hollenbeck Farms to gift cards from Amazon, Best Buy and Visa.

The awards celebration will include the presentation of the annual Connectors Club award, as well as the announcement of 2012 SDS/2 Solid Steel Competition winners.

The theme for this year's dinner reception — to be held at the historic Rococo Theatre in downtown Lincoln — is Old Hollywood, so dust off your formal wear and don that cummerbund.

Don't want to break out the tux? We'll be providing FREE tuxedo t-shirts to conference attendees who send an email with their preferred shirt size by September 14th. The shirts will be distributed at the conference only to those who have reserved them ahead of time.

Golf Outing
There are still spots available for the First Annual Design Data Golf Tournament, a 9-hole scramble. The tournament will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 12th, at Himark Golf Course, located at 8901 Augusta Drive. Transportation will be provided. To register or learn more, call Design Data at 402.441.4000.

Register Today!
The conference fee for registrations before September 21st is $100. After September 21st, the cost is $125. The deadline for online registration is October 5th. To register for the conference, click here.

This year's conference is open to non-SDS/2 customers, so forward this information on to anyone who wants to attend!

SDS/2 Erector Named Hot Product

SDS/2 Erector Named 2012 Hot Product By MSC

Design Data's SDS/2 Erector software was one of 12 products recently dubbed a Hot Product by Modern Steel Construction.

The products were selected from the NASCC: The Steel Conference exhibit hall, and were picked as standouts by MSC and AISC staff.

SDS/2 Erector features additional functionality, enabling users to add crawler cranes with fixed and luffing jibs, as well as tower cranes. To learn more about SDS/2 Erector and see the other Hot Products, click here.

NCSEA Annual Conference

Design Data to Exhibit at NCSEA Conference

The National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) is holding its 20th annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The NCSEA was formed to constantly improve the level of standard of practice of the structural engineering profession throughout the United States, and to provide an identifiable resource for those needing communication with the profession.

The conference runs from October 1st through the 6th; the exhibit hall will be open on the 4th and 5th.

To learn more about the conference, click here.

SDS/2 Connect At Phoenix RUG

Learn About SDS/2 Connect at Phoenix RUG October Meeting

Michelle McCarthy from Design Data will be speaking to the Phoenix Revit User Group (RUG) on October 4th at 6 p.m. during the group's monthly meeting. The meeting will be held at CADsoft Consulting, 1295 West Washington Street Suite 201, in Tempe, Arizona.

The class will focus on the connection design capabilities of SDS/2 Connect and making connections available in Autodesk® Revit® Structure for creating more valuable models. The presentation will cover how SDS/2 Connect helps design connections inside Revit and provide insight on various implementations of SDS/2 Connect.

To RSVP to attend or to learn more, click here.

Midwest Steel Works, Inc. Plays Part in Green Growth Project for Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy's new Energy Systems Integration Facility — located at the DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado — will be the only U.S. facility that can conduct integrated megawatt-scale testing of all components and strategies critical to deploying renewable energy.

The 182,500-square-foot facility features 15 state-of-the-art laboratories, approximately 200 office and collaboration spaces, and a high-performance computing data center. Lincoln, Nebraska-based Midwest Steel Works, Inc. detailed and fabricated the project.

To read the rest of this article in the September issue of Modern Steel Construction and learn how Midwest Steel delivered perfect fabrication on the project's assemblies, click here. The article begins on page 23.

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