Not Just Another "Welcome New Year" Post

By Christian Erickson on Jan 7, 2019 5:14:17 PM

This is not just another “welcome to the new year” post. We say that with confidence because 2019 already looks good, even with the great 2018 Qnect just experienced .

A great PUSH into the new year came from the voice of the steel industry - American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). Longtime editor and Steel Conference Chief, Scott Melnick, wrote more than a few flattering words comparing Qnect to RAM Steel and the positive impact that Qnect has had and will have on the industry. Melnick writes, “the real advantage is the time it [Qnect] slashes from a project.”

The endorsement continues with a few time savings metrics. Melnick’s point is that “speed is the next big thing in the steel industry” and we believe, as he does, that Qnect’s technology will lead the way. (View the review here or at the end of this post.)

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Qnect Extends its Popular Detailing App with Moment Connections

By Christian Erickson on Sep 27, 2018 11:59:00 AM

Qnect, the steel industry's leading connection design and optimization solution...

...today introduced new capabilities built to enhance the connection portfolio while providing customers with a never before opportunity to optimize top and bottom moment connections in their 3D model.

“The last few years, fabricators and engineers, as well as a few savvy general contractors, have increased their optimization requirements,” says Qnect CEO, Jef Sharp. “And Qnect has responded not only with the fastest and lowest cost (all in) connection design software but also with a robust and growing portfolio of connections. Today, we are excited to announce our latest addition to our continually growing portfolio.”

With the pressures of construction costs, design fees and design and construction schedules, Qnect understands that the responsibility of connection design is often delegated by the EOR to someone else. When using Qnect, all connections meet or exceed AISC code and produce detailed reports that are quick and easy to review.

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ENR’s FutureTech 2018 — Energized Beyond Belief

By Qnect Marketing on Jul 24, 2018 7:16:43 PM

The intersection of innovation and construction sometimes seems like an awkward marriage. However, during the first week of June, I attended Engineering News-Record’s ENR FutureTech conference in San Francisco and walked away with inspiration, hope and excitement for all the places where the industry is making that marriage work.

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Three Themes to Spotlight from the NISD 2018 Conference

By Qnect Marketing on Jul 19, 2018 5:14:24 PM

The NISD's (National Institute of Steel Detailers) 50th Conference, held in Phoenix, Arizona May 4th and 5th provided a diverse set of speakers and topics, which did not disappoint the audience or me. Although this was my first NISD conference to attend, I came away with plenty of notes and ideas to share with my colleagues and you.

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Qnect's Great Week at NASCC 2018

By Qnect Marketing on Apr 20, 2018 12:45:23 PM

It’s good to have great weeks. Qnect had a successful week at this year's NASCC: The Steel Conference! Seeing our customers, partners and other members of the steel industry is always a highlight at this annual event. In addition, we gained more customers, announced an investment in Qnect by Nucor, enjoyed the Thursday Conference Dinner and soaked in the positive energy so many were feeling in the Baltimore Convention Center.

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Qnect continues to shape the steel industry with investment from Nucor

By Qnect Marketing on Apr 11, 2018 5:45:16 PM

America’s Largest Steel Producer is Lead Investor
in SaaS Connection Optimization Company

Qnect is welcoming Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) as the lead investor for Qnect’s $3.8 million funding round. Qnect provides software and digital engineering to optimize connections and production throughput for better steel project efficiency.

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B+Op: The Great Optimizer

By Qnect Marketing on Apr 9, 2018 4:45:16 PM


B+Op (bäp)

noun An acronym for Bolt Optimization pioneered by Qnect.

verb The action of optimizing a structural model through improving efficiency without sacrificing a project’s safety and integrity.

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NASCC 2018: Free workshops and a show special

By Qnect Marketing on Apr 2, 2018 4:32:16 PM

Join Qnect’s connection experts at NASCC 2018 for two free, hour-long workshops offering tips and tricks on how to optimize the connection and detailing processes to work faster, lower costs and accelerate revisions.

NASCC 2018 Show Special

With our big news we are offering a big promotion to kickstart your next project with Qnect. From April 16th until June 15th, 2018 Qnect will offer a 20% discount off the cost of the first 500 tons on your first Qnect project.

NASCC 2018 Show Special Coupon
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Industry Veteran Christian Erickson Joins Qnect as Director of Global Marketing and Sales

By Qnect Marketing on Mar 26, 2018 3:42:50 PM

Christian Erickson Joins Management Team to Drive Awareness and Customer Growth

christian_ericksonQnect, the connection optimization software company, is welcoming aboard Christian Erickson as its Director of Global Marketing and Sales. In this new role, Erickson will steer the company’s marketing strategies and sales operations in order to align with Qnect’s vision.

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The importance of quality and a good night’s sleep

By admin on Sep 21, 2017 6:26:52 PM

[div class="quotebox"][quote]And what is good, Phaedrus,
And what is not good—
Need we ask anyone to tell us these things?[/quote]
[byline style="text-align:left;"]Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values[/byline][/div]

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Detailing drives everything

By admin on Aug 25, 2017 1:43:19 PM

By Jef Sharp, CEO, Qnect

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Qnect Accelerates Seattle Airport Project

By admin on Jul 13, 2017 8:40:14 PM

Above: Image of Sea-Tac International Terminal. | Photo credit: HOK Architects

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“Why isn’t everyone using Qnect?”

By admin on Jun 12, 2017 7:56:17 PM

At a recent meeting of the Boston Society for Construction Solutions, an attendee raised their hand and asked us this provocative question: “If Qnect is so incredible, why isn’t everyone using it?” It’s quite simple: until you witness the speed, power and accuracy of QuickQnect, it’s hard to imagine that what we’re doing is even possible.

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Qnect is partnering with Integrous Steel Software Solutions

By admin on Mar 20, 2017 7:09:36 PM

Qnect, LLC®, the only software company focused exclusively on optimization of connection design, is excited to announce it has signed a reseller agreement with Integrous Steel Software Solutions, Inc.

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Engineering News Record (ENR): “…Qnect will be a game-changer”

By admin on Apr 1, 2016 12:52:32 PM

A cloud-based digital engineer is hovering nearby, ready to calculate, design and optimize thousands of bolted and welded connections on 3D Tekla models as a service to subscribers.

QuickQnect is a Tekla plug-in about seven years in development and out in stealth mode since April. The developer says QuickQnect differs from other steel-connection software in that it uses powerful, in-the-cloud computers to examine loads rapidly, designing each connection to be as efficient as possible, rather than applying standard designs by connection type from a library.

To set up the tool, the engineer selects among dozens of preferences for job requirements, connection types, detailing, bolts and welds. Then, the model—or only parts of it—is uploaded to a cloud processor by clicking a button on the Tekla interface. The system extracts the forces and engineers the connections, says Jef Sharp, the developer and CEO of Qnect, Hadley, Mass.

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