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Design Data Customers Slated to Speak at NASCCFebruary 3, 2014
Several longtime SDS/2 customers will be speaking during this year's NASCC conference, which will be held March 26th through the 28th in Toronto, Canada.
Sean Smith from SSOE of Toledo, Ohio, will be among the speakers at Structural Engineers and AISC: Removing the Reasons Why Not to Share the BIM. The session will be held Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
John Tracy and Robert McNamara from McNamara/Salvia Inc. of Boston, Massachusetts, will both have sessions on Thursday. Tracy's Beyond Drawings: How the Evolution of BIM Will Integrate Models and Shape the Future of the Review Process will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; McNamara's Lessons I Wish I Knew When I Started Out will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Babette Freund from Ritner Steel, Inc. of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, will be speaking at Women in Construction: A Panel Discussion on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
David Merrifield from SteelFab Texas, Inc. of McKinney, Texas, will be presenting two sessions: Detailing: What Fabricators Want (Hint: It's Not Just Low Price) on Thursday from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.; and BIM: A Cost vs. Benefit Study for the Detailer and Fabricator on Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Richard Steffens from Douglas Steel Fabricating Corporation of Lansing, Michigan, will be presenting How to Locate and Qualify a New Detailing Firm on Thursday from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Luis Torres from The Steel Detailers, Inc. of Seminole, Florida, will be moderating the session.
Doug Fitzpatrick from Fitzpatrick Engineering Group in Cornelius, North Carolina, will present Structural Steel Fabrication Drawings: A Paradigm Shift on Thursday from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Supermétal's Sylvie Boulanger and Marc Robitaille will be presenting sessions as well. Boulanger will be one of the featured speakers during AESS 2.0: Working with Categories for Cost-Efficient Bids, Design and Construction (Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.). Robitaille will be presenting Working with Large Trusses on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Supermétal is located in St-Romuald, QC.