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Design Data Opens 2009 Solid Steel Competition

Design Data Opens 2009 Solid Steel Competition

Design Data is now seeking entries for the 2009 Solid Steel Competition. The Solid Steel Competition is designed to recognize innovative, challenging projects detailed using SDS/2. The deadline for submitting entries is August 14, 2009.

Grand prize winners in each category – commercial and industrial – will be awarded $3,000 off one year of SDS/2 software service fees, $2,500 in STEELBUCK$ and an award.

A Best of Show, given to one entry, will be awarded $1,500 off one year of SDS/2 software service fees, $1,500 in STEELBUCK$ and an award.

Second place winners in the commercial and industrial categories will receive $1,000 off one year of service fees, $500 in STEELBUCK$ and an award.

For the first time, a new education category will allow schools to submit their students' projects. The winner in this category will receive an award.

Winners from 2008 were:

Commercial
Grand Prize: Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge Annex - Superior Steel, Inc.
Second Place: Jungala at Busch Gardens - Seminole Machine and Welding, Inc.

Industrial
Grand Prize: PSEG Mercer Generation Power Plant - Innovative Steel Detailing, Inc.
Second Place: Clinker Conveyor Storage and Transport Building - GENIFAB, Inc.

Other Winners
Best of Show: Benefis Healthcare Heart Institute Patient Tower - CTA Architects Engineers
Excellence in SDS/2: Air Traffic Control Tower - Quality Iron Fabricators, Inc.
Honorable Mention: Townhouse Kit - Howard High School of Technology