Christian Erickson

Christian Erickson, Qnect’s Director of Global Marketing and Sales, attends conferences and events and shares his observations on industry trends in the Qnect news blog.

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The Fabricator magazine interviews Qnect’s Henry Lederman

By Christian Erickson 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 Christian Erickson 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 Christian Erickson 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 Christian Erickson 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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Qnect's CEO Interviewed on Investor Connect

By Christian Erickson on Sep 25, 2020 4:27:42 PM

In this episode, Hall welcomes back Jef Sharp, CEO of Qnect.

Located in Hadley, Massachusetts, Qnect is an intelligent, cloud-based connection app that gives fabricators, detailers, and engineers fast and flexible connections with significant cost and schedule savings. In minutes, users can connect most steel buildings without capital cost and with minimal initial training. Two important benefits of Qnect include Preference Optimization and Bolt Optimization.

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Qnect Hosts SteelDay 2020 Webinar

By Christian Erickson on Sep 16, 2020 4:49:39 PM

In celebration of the U.S. structural steel industry, you’re invited to a special webinar with Qnect as we host a SteelDay event on Friday, September 25! In this webinar, you will learn about technology advances that help steel detailers and fabricators.

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[Webinar Review] Analytics:radically changing how fabricators make decisions

By Christian Erickson on Sep 2, 2020 4:32:08 PM

In late August, we hosted a webinar focused on the power of analytics presented with Qnect data. The full video is below and then just below that is a transcript with screen shots. We had a great attendance and a solid Q&A session after the main presentation. There is also a 7 minute BONUS video that can be found here where you will learn more about future plans around the content presented in the webinar.

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Qnect Hosts Special Analytics Webinar

By Christian Erickson on Aug 17, 2020 1:28:49 PM

Why do fabricators care about analytics now? What has created this demand to have access to early data only available with advanced software?

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Qnect Wins AISC Hot Product Award

By Christian Erickson on Aug 13, 2020 11:53:33 AM

The Qnect development team took on a monumental task when they added Vertical Bracing Connections to the product roadmap. They were confident they could make it work but they knew it would take time and testing. 

The hard work paid off. Qnect received a 2020 Hot Product Award for “The world’s most efficient vertical bracing connection.” 

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Do Zoom Better with Steel

By Christian Erickson on Jun 10, 2020 3:41:15 PM

We’re seeing a change in the way we do business in almost every industry. Engineering and other pre-construction practices are no exception. For many, this did not happen overnight but has certainly accelerated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Qnect has been hosting online demonstrations and conducting customer onboarding for many years. For the most part, it works. But it was certainly not the only way that we did this. Many of our customer onboarding sessions were done in person especially with larger customers where we were training eight or more people at one time. 

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Webinar Review: How Qnect Created the World's Most Efficient Vertical Bracing

By Christian Erickson on Apr 24, 2020 9:36:39 AM

[Scroll down for the webinar recording] Qnect hosted over 100 attendees for the Webinar introduction of vertical bracing. Vertical bracing completes Qnect’s full spectrum of optimized connections from gravity connections to moment connections and the lateral bracing system. What makes Qnect’s vertical bracing so efficient is the extensive use of their patented, iterative process for optimizing all of the engineering variables.

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Release Notes: February 2020

By Christian Erickson on Mar 13, 2020 5:36:42 PM

After the holiday rest, we had a productive and, I’ll say, exciting time on the product development side of the house. Most of the enhancements are working behind the scenes so you won’t notice too much on the User Interface side but you will notice a few items.

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Webinar Review: Benefits of Delivering a Connected Model

By Christian Erickson on Mar 4, 2020 2:52:55 PM

During this 30 minute webinar, we presented the benefits of delivering a connected model. This includes:

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Aloft Hotels and Qnect: Helping Folks Sleep Better

By Christian Erickson on Feb 18, 2020 8:23:19 AM

Staying at a hotel usually means, checking in, getting settled, going to sleep, waking up, heading out. What visitors to the 135-room Aloft Chattanooga Hamilton Place won’t be doing is thinking about how much time and money was saved constructing it because of Qnect being a part of the project. That’s just fine by us but we do want our structural engineers, owners, general contractors, steel fabricators and detailers to know about the project.

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Webinar Review: Analytics in Qnect

By Christian Erickson on Jan 28, 2020 12:38:56 PM

Qnect's Analytics webinar, that took place live on January 22, recieved strong engagment from the audience and generated some insightful questions that we include in the video as well as at the end of the transcript.

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