Nicoloff Detailing Project Featured on Cover of Structure Magazine

80s Jamboree

Washington University in St. Louis recently expanded its Olin Business School on the Danforth Campus. The project included construction of two new buildings — Knight Hall and Bauer Hall — that are united by a soaring, three-story glass atrium.

The atrium roof is supported by two elliptical pipe trusses, with one part a rolled roof and the lower part a sloped roof, all attaching to the elliptical trusses.

Nicoloff Detailing of Edwardsville, Illinois, detailed the atrium roof, wall and curved stairs of the atrium using SDS/2.

To read more about this unique atrium roof structure, check out the August 2014 issue of Structure magazine.

Solid Steel Competition

Last Week to Submit to Solid Steel Competition

This is the final week to submit your project to the 2014 SDS/2 Solid Steel Competition!

A signed release form must be faxed to 402.441.4045, to the attention of Stephanie Haith, before the competition deadline. All entries, including the job and fabricator, must be received at Design Data by September 5, 2014.

Steve Ashton

Ashton to Present at NCSEA

At the upcoming National Council of Structural Engineers Associations conference September 17-20 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Design Data's Steve Ashton will present a session titled, "Practical Steel Connection Software Designs Using 2010 AISC Standard." The session — on Friday, September 19 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. — will cover effective procedures and time-saving tips for reviewing software-generated connection designs. The session will also address some common pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Visit NCSEA's website for more information.

SDS/2 Users Group Conference

Register Today for the 2014 SDS/2 UGC

Registration is open for the 2014 SDS/2 Users Group Conference, which will be held at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln, Nebraska, October 15-17.

The deadline to register online is October 10 at 12 p.m. central.

To learn more and to register, click here.

Design Data to Exhibit at Design-Build Conference & Expo, BIMForum in October

Design-Build Conference & Expo

Design Data will be showcasing its SDS/2 software at two conferences in Dallas, Texas, in October: the Design-Build Conference & Expo, and BIMForum.

The Design-Build Conference & Expo will be held October 6-8 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. The conference is the largest national gathering of the year for the design-build market, and the only event centered exclusively on design-build. For two decades, design-build practitioners, specialty contractors, and public and private owners have gathered annually for the Conference & Expo, which features nearly 2,000 attendees and exhibitors from across all design and construction sectors. Design Data will be exhibiting in booth #1304. Learn more here.


BIMForum will be held October 9-10 at the InterContinental Dallas Hotel. The conference will focus on optimizing construction and will feature intelligent, real-world examples on how BIM is being used proactively to have a measurable impact on the construction process.

Conference presentations will focus on BIM execution planning, using the AIA/AGC LOD specification, including BIM in your request for proposal process, and hiring the right BIM staff. Design Data will be exhibiting in booth #5. Click here to learn more.


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