an sds2 by allplan podcast

steel & whiskey

A podcast for people who enjoy talking about construction technology, processes, and software. Enjoy casual conversations about the whiskey we're drinking, the latest industry topics, and more with SDS2 experts and guests from across the industry. 


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Episode 013:
The Nemetschek Vision: Shaping the world in all dimensions with Matt Wheelis

jun 2023

From planning to execution, the Nemetschek Group has what you need to be successful in the AEC industry. Take it from Matt Wheelis, Senior Vice President of Strategy for the build and construct division. Today Matt talks about driving business growth through organic and inorganic synergies,what's in store for the future, and how the Nemetschek Group is planning to lean into technological changes and shape the world in all dimensions: 2D, 3D, and beyond.

42 minutes

Episode 012:
The Evolution of a Steel Detailer

may 2023

David Zabka and Doug Evans discuss the history of steel detailing, taking us back in time to the very beginning of CAD and BIM and its delivery. Learn the who/what/why of a steel detailer, what we really sell, and how the value of SDS2 has changed as the function of a steel detailer has evolved.

45 minutes

Episode 011:
That's a Wrap NASCC 2023: Highlights, Insights, and Takeaways

That's a Wrap NASCC 2023

apr 2023

Hear what went down in Charlotte, North Carolina at the outstanding NASCC Steel Conference April 12- 14. As the lanyard sponsors, SDS2 had a significant presence and enjoyed the opportunity to mingle with our partners and hear about new efficiencies with everything from load planning and site planning tools to robotics. 

20 minutes

Episode 010:
A Steel Tech Talk with AISC's Luke Faulkner

apr 2023

As Director of Technology Integrations for AISC, Luke Faulkner has been at the forefront of steel technology for over 18 years. Today, with the advent of technology like Chat GPT and other AI solutions, the technology landscape is advancing faster than ever.

51 minutes

Episode 009:
Customer Success First with Dan Istvan

mar 2023

Welcome to the next step of the SDS2 and ALLPLAN merger: customer success. Sit down with Dan Istvan, VP Americas, and Michelle McCarthy, Regional Manager Americas, as they discuss their plans to improve customer success and share simple tips and tricks in SDS2 to streamline your workflows and make your life easier every day.

29 minutes

Episode 008:
WIC Week Special: Stomping out Stereotypes of Women in Construction with Chloe Osorio

mar 2023

Step into a day in the life of a civil engineer, Chloe Osorio. Chloe works in the power industry, with a current focus on renewable energy projects. She is passionate about the value of social media and uses it as a tool to work to break stereotypes of women in STEM. She is a girlie girl who steps from heels to steel toed boots into construction mode real quick.

36 minutes

Episode 007:
WIC Week Special: Girls FRICKin Rule with Baily Frick

mar 2023

On this episode, we’re celebrating Women in Construction Week by talking to Baily Frick, steel detailer/modeler for KMA Steel. Nobody puts Baily Frick in a corner. She knows her stuff and isn’t afraid to speak up, as she did on stage at SDS2 Summit in San Antonio last fall. Hear how she got started in steel detailing, how SDS2 has influenced her journey, and why she believes expertise is much more important than gender in determining your success.

 49 minutes

Episode 006:
Building the future with Senior VP of Product & Strategy Eduardo Lazzarotto

FEB 2023

Get to know Eduardo Lazzarotto, Senior Vice President of Product & Strategy, (a shining star with impressive experience from the recent Allplan and SDS2 merger) and how he plans to continue to grow Allplan's diverse portfolio in the USA and around the world. David and Eduardo talk building better with future software trends, innovation in the AEC industry, the digital revolution, and automation. See if he's sticking around for the NASCC!

21 minutes

Episode 005:
SDS2 2022, Robotics in Structural Steel, and New Lead on Joists

mar 2022

On Episode 5 of Steel & Whiskey, the guys highlight their favorite features of the latest SDS2 release--from the handrail enhancements to login-based licensing--and share the latest buzz from their travels.

17 minutes

Episode 004:
News from the Road

nov 2021

Doug Evans and David Zabka are toasting to travel on this episode of Steel & Whiskey as they share the latest news from tradeshows and meetings across the country. From Fabtech and AISC to the CFA, Texas Structural Steel Institute, and our own SDS2 Summit. 

18 minutes

Episode 003:
SpeedCore, SpeedFloor, and More with AISC's Luke Faulkner

may 2021

Luke Faulkner, Director of Technology Integration at AISC, joins the podcast to discuss the Need for Speed - AISC's plan to make steel construction 50% faster by 2025. They're already taking big strides with modular innovations like SpeedCore and SpeedFloor. 

32 minutes

Episode 002:
Support, Training, and Education at SDS2

mar 2021

Kari Kraus, customer success extraordinaire, joins Doug and Michelle to take us through a day in the life of the SDS2 support team. From fostering users’ daily success to cultivating the next generation of steel detailers through our education initiative, Kari has a hand in it all.

26 minutes

Episode 001:
What are Steel Detailers with NISD's Ryan Wunderle

mar 2021

Ryan Wunderle of the National Institute of Steel Detailers joins the show to talk about the career of a steel detailer. From getting started to becoming “experienced,” and the growing role of detailers today. He shares his insights as the founder of a detailing company and talks about training and networking opportunities with NISD.

30 minutes

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