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Solid Steel Awards

SDS2 Solid Steel Competition, Awards, SDS2 Steel Detailing Software

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Submissions open until July 9. See more details on the prizes, process, and entry requirements below.

The Prizes

The grand prize winner for each category will receive:

  • $3,000 off SDS2 service fees for next year
  • A Solid Steel Awards Trophy
  • Project feature in media outlets and/or SDS2 case study
  • One complimentary registration pass for SDS2 Summit 2022

 

The second place winner in each category will receive:

  • $1,000 off SDS2 service fees for next year
  • A Solid Steel Awards Trophy
  • One complimentary registration pass for SDS2 Summit 2022

The Process

Submissions for the Solid Steel Awards are open until July 9. SDS2's internal judging panel will select finalists in each category to be presented for open public voting, and the winners will be announced at SDS2 Summit 2021, taking place September 1-3 at St. Pete Beach, Florida.

SDS2 Solid Steel Competition Process Timeline

Our judges will be looking for:

  • Project aesthetics
  • Complexity of structure and connections
  • Use of SDS2 to solve project challenges. For example, the use of parametrics, custom members, automatic and user-modeled features
  • Overall "wow" factor — project uniqueness and creativity in execution

 

Entry Requirements:

  • Submitting your project is a two-step process:
    1. Submit your project information and required files. 
    2. Complete the subsequent License and Release Agreement. 
  • Submission is free - there is no entry fee for this competition
  • We accept one entry per company, per category
  • Each submitter must be using SDS2 Version 2018 and newer
  • All projects must have been created within the last three years
  • New buildings, major retrofits or expansion projects are eligible
  • Complete and nearly complete projects can be submitted

Categories

Commercial, Large Tonnage

Commercial, Large Tonnage

Commercial, Small Tonnage

Commercial, Small Tonnage

Industrial

Industrial

2020 Solid Steel Winners