THE STEEL DETAILERS, INC. PROVIDES ASSIST TO AISC WITH AESS SPECS
The 2016 AISC Code of Standard Practice defines five categories of architecturally exposed structural steel (AESS):
Because the new Code requires that a mock-up be provided for all AESS categories, AISC developed a set of five small connection sculptures to allow the visualization of possible appearance levels corresponding to the characteristics of each.
Longtime SDS/2 customer The Steel Detailers, Inc. of Seminole, Florida, modeled and produced the drawings used in the fabrication of these sculptures. To see each of the drawings, click here.
To learn much more about AESS specifications, check out the November 2017 issue of Modern Steel Construction.
SDS/2'S DETAILING TEMPLATE CUSTOMIZATION SERVICE
SDS/2 is now offering detailing template customization services to its users.
Detailing templates are files that can be modified to match specific standards in a detailing office. SDS/2 then uses those to help automatically generate detail drawings. These are different from the SDS/2 system details, which are not customizable.
This service, which can be purchased by any SDS/2 user, allows detail drawings to be customized to their detailing and fabrication standards. This is done by modifying detailing template files that will provide dimensions, labels, etc., to match their standards.
The detailing template customization service can be purchased by member type, and the files will be maintained by SDS/2 through future releases.
To learn more about this service, including the specific benefits and what is required to use the service, contact SDS/2 sales or click here.
NASCC PREVIEW: SDS/2, VIRTUAL STEEL TECHNOLOGIES WEIGH IN ON GLOBAL MODELING
At the upcoming NASCC — which will be held April 11th through the 13th in Baltimore, Maryland — SDS/2 and one of its customers will take center stage at a session highlighting the role global modeling has in an ever-changing industry.
James Schwartz from SDS/2 will be among the speakers for The Changing Business Climate: How Global Modeling is Affecting Our World. The session, which will be held Wednesday, April 11th from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., will be moderated by James Stever of Virtual Steel Technologies. The discussion will focus on how architectural and structural Revit models — along with product models from precast and joist — became the primary or governing tools to develop the manufacturing/detailing model on the Liberty School of Music (SOM) and the Jerry Richardson Stadium. It will also showcase how model collaboration and cloud-based methods were used to accelerate a portion of the design and the approval.
In a preview of the NASCC session, Stever, Schwartz and co-presenters Andrew Ruffin, PE and John Ottinger, provided a look at their experience with model-based workflows and advice and how it can be used moving forward in the January issue of Modern Steel Construction. Click here to read the full article.
SDS/2 TO EXHIBIT AT WORLD OF CONCRETE, CANADIAN CONCRETE EXPO
SDS/2 Concrete provides the necessary tools to automate detailing and fabricating of rebar for reinforced concrete. Rebar detailers can automatically generate detailed bending and placing schedules, as well as placement drawings, from 3D model information, saving time over traditional 2D workflows and putting users at the forefront of the BIM market.
Now users can see firsthand what SDS/2 Concrete has to offer at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 23rd through the 26th. SDS/2 will be exhibiting at the Technology for Construction (Central Hall) in booth #C3810.
SDS/2 Concrete will also be showcased at the Canadian Concrete Expo, the only national tradeshow in Canada dedicated to the concrete construction industry. The conference will be held February 7th and 8th in Toronto, Ontario; SDS/2 will be exhibiting at booth #674.