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Qnect in MSC Need for Speed Special Segment

By Pearl Burgoff on Dec 1, 2022 12:00:00 PM

Read about Qnect's software in MSC's December 2022 issue.

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Top Reasons Why the AEC Industry is Headed for Change

By Michael Gustafson on Oct 27, 2022 3:47:50 PM

By Michael Gustafson

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Connecting for Optimization by Jef Sharp in MSC

By Pearl Burgoff on Mar 1, 2022 4:55:04 PM

"LAST MONTH, I wrote about how early connected models can help steel fabricators. This month, let’s expand the discussion to include the myriad ways that early connected models help the steel industry as a whole.

At Qnect, we call early connected model delivery projects “ISD” for integrated steel delivery. There are many advantages to integrating the connection engineering, detailing, and optimization of the model before the bidding process begins (which I’ll explore in a second). Using these benefits makes steel less expensive and faster than other building materials—and also more sustainable."

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Early Integration by Jef Sharp in MSC

By Pearl Burgoff on Feb 28, 2022 10:58:01 AM

Learn the 5 Ways Integrated Steel Delivery (ISD) is Beneficial to Fabricators in this month's issue of Modern Steel Construction. Check out Early Integration written by Qnect CEO Jef Sharp.

"[with ISD] the 3D model is fully connected early, with the connections engineered, detailed, and optimized often before the fabricator is awarded the job." - Jef Sharp, CEO of Qnect, LLC.

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Qnect Receives High Praise in Industry-Leading Magazine

By Pearl Burgoff on Sep 16, 2021 5:01:31 PM

An article in Engineering News-Record came out earlier this summer praising Qnect's cloud-based steel connection optimization software for the cost savings and efficiency it provides those who use it. The article highlights the 1.3-million-sq-ft Fenway Center project which is currently underway and expected to finish in 2025.

Well known structural engineering service provider, LeMessurier Consultants, contracted Qnect to connect the model for the project. 

“[By using Qnect] we have been able to cycle through numerous options to produce much more efficient connections,” says Craig Blanchet, a vice president at LeMessurier. “It has given us more confidence in the constructibility of the project, which helps mitigate risk.”

Read full article on ENR.com

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Dowco to Integrate Qnect Software into Detailing Process

By Pearl Burgoff on Jul 14, 2021 6:11:43 PM

AMHERST, Mass. — "As North America’s first Tekla Structures user we at Dowco had developed a myriad of tools, technologies and best practices around Tekla/Trimble software, but none offering the advantages that Qnect can,” says Ewen Dobbie, Dowco Consultants CEO.

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Qnection of the Week: Green Coffee Building

By Pearl Burgoff on Jun 3, 2021 9:03:01 AM

This week's Qnection is an extended shear plate connection from the Green Coffee Building project, engineered by Francisco J. Herrera G.

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Exact Detailing & Qnect Announce Collaborative Agreement

By Pearl Burgoff on Apr 29, 2021 6:01:59 PM

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Podcast: Henry Lederman shares the past and future of detailing

By Pearl Burgoff on Mar 1, 2021 1:03:44 PM

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Qnect increases connection library in latest release

By Pearl Burgoff on Jan 26, 2021 9:20:15 AM

Qnect’s release schedule is every two weeks. Some of the updates are communicated directly to the customers who submitted the request or have shared consistent use of a feature that we might have improved. During November and December several updates to the system were created that we wanted to share with you.

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The Fabricator magazine interviews Qnect’s Henry Lederman

By Pearl Burgoff on Dec 17, 2020 12:16:47 PM

“If I only knew then what I know now.” How often do you wish you could peer into the future just a bit? With Qnect, you kinda can. The speed and accuracy of Qnect means that you can test a number of different connections extremely quickly. This is like looking into the future because you can make revisions, decisions that previous to Qnect would take days if not weeks to make. 

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Qnect & The Steel Tube Institute [Webinar Review]

By Pearl Burgoff on Nov 17, 2020 1:39:22 PM

This special webinar, specifically tailored for members and supporters of the Steel Tube Institute, demonstrates how HSS vertical bracing is made more efficient using Qnect’s powerful connection design and optimization tool.

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Absolutely, Positively Delivered Ahead of Schedule

By Pearl Burgoff on Nov 13, 2020 10:05:32 AM

When shop drawings absolutely, positively must be ready for a Tuesday delivery and it’s Friday, you can count on Qnect to deliver. That’s what happened recently. Oh and it was not Friday morning that Qnect learned about this but late in the day.

This is one way that Qnect makes steel smarter.

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Tech Tuesday: Export to PDF

By Pearl Burgoff on Oct 13, 2020 8:50:19 AM

Now available, Export to PDF. Qnect's customers have been asking for this and we deliver. Just like Qnect, export to PDF is a simple and painless way to turn your detailed Qnect reports into a sharable and for some more manageable format.

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Powerful Qnect Updates Increase Productivity

By admin on Oct 2, 2020 9:10:00 AM

This week, Qnect customers received a nice gift - product updates that increase productivity. These updates reflect hours of customer input, beta testing, and user interviews. 

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