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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Exact Detailing & Qnect Announce Collaborative Agreement

By Christian Erickson on Apr 29, 2021 6:01:59 PM

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Podcast: Henry Lederman shares the past and future of detailing

By Christian Erickson on Mar 1, 2021 1:03:44 PM

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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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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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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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Yale Connects with Future Leaders

By Christian Erickson on Jan 23, 2020 6:15:00 AM

Not all projects are created equal. We know this as well as you. Some are simply more fun, have more meaning or provide that challenge that happens only once in awhile. What’s exciting about a recent university project that involved Qnect are the activities that will take place inside once construction is complete.

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FABTECH 2019 Heats up Chicago!

By Christian Erickson on Nov 19, 2019 1:01:27 PM

It starts with a welcome at the airport. I flew into Midway but I’m sure O’Hare had these as well - a nice “welcome” from Chicago with FABTECH up at the top. A nice way to kick-start the week!

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Are you being disruptive?

By Aaron Bartlett on Sep 26, 2019 10:30:41 AM

We all recognize how difficult technology adoption is in the construction industry, but times are changing!

Take a look at this article by Katie Jones for some hope.

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Here we grow again!

By Christian Erickson on Jun 23, 2019 6:21:14 PM

Qnect is excited to share with you some new names and faces on our team. If you’re a customer or just an interested follower, you know that we’ve been gaining traction and introducing more and more people to the power of Qnect. The continued interest in what Qnect provides Fabricators, Detailers, General Contractors and Engineers is driving our growth.

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We are on Instagram!

By Christian Erickson on Jun 17, 2019 2:42:16 PM

Many of you are “on Instagram.” You told us to join you. You told us and we listened.

You told us to join you. You told us and we listened.

Why be on Instagram when we’re already on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter? We asked that same

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Now Available: Model Preparation e-book!

By Christian Erickson on May 10, 2019 5:32:33 PM

We’ve recently released an e-book about “Model Preparation.”

Why did we do this?

Just a few months ago, we hosted a webinar on Best Practices. Part of that webinar covered Model Preparation as it pertains to BIM (Building Information Modeling) for structural steel fabricators, detailers, Engineers - both Connection Engineers and EORs (Engineer of Record). Most of the tips pertain to modeling in Tekla Structures; however, the information can be used in other programs such as Nemetschek’s SDS/2 and Autodesk’s Advance Steel and Revit. The webinar covered some great points. You can view the webinar here.

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Tech Tuesday: ROI for the Fabricator

By Christian Erickson on May 6, 2019 6:32:02 PM

Last week, we posted about ROI for the Detailer. This week, our post focuses on the Fabricator. Now, some structural steel fabricators will detail in house 100% of the time, some 0% of the time and the majority fall some where in between. Yeah, that's a wide range but that's the industry today. There is a short video here and below is the transcript with some screen shots pulled so you can read along or read alone. 
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Tech Tuesday: ROI for the Steel Detailer

By Christian Erickson on Apr 30, 2019 9:17:08 AM

What does Qnect do for the Steel Detailer? In today's post, we are going to take one of our most re-watched webinars "The True ROI of Qnect" and focus in on the detailer. Hosts Aaron Bartlett and Josh Hines focus on a few key topics including:

  • Schedule Advancement
  • Earlier RFIs
  • Fast In-Model Connection Design
  • Beam Web Reinforcement Awareness
  • Modeling Quality/Accuracy
  • Accurate Reporting from Model
  • Fast Submittal Review Process

View the video below and below that is the video transcript with images to follow along. So read or

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Qnect Announces 2018 Awards!

By Christian Erickson on Apr 29, 2019 7:00:00 AM

QNECT AWARDS WSP AND STRUCTURAL MODELING LLC

Users Making Steel Smarter

Qnect announced the winners of its 2018 User Awards earlier this month during NASCC: The Steel Conference. The annual awards are presented to the individual who ran the most sessions in Qnect and to the organization who ran the most projects.

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