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

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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 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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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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Qnect and BuildingPoint Canada Making Steel Smarter Together

By Christian Erickson on Dec 4, 2019 5:43:18 PM

Qnect and BuildingPoint Canada Making Steel Smarter Together
             

Qnect LLC expands its reseller network in Canada with BuildingPoint Canada

[HADLEY, Mass, December 5, 2019] - Qnect LLC expands its reseller network in Canada by entering a partnership with BuildingPoint Canada.

Qnect, a connection design and engineering SaaS application for the structural steel community, has announced a partnership with BuildingPoint Canada to sell and support Qnect across Canada.

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Why FABTECH 2019?

By Christian Erickson on Oct 22, 2019 11:19:28 AM

Chicago in November means uncertain weather, frustrated Bears fans and FABTECH 2019. I can’t do anything about the weather. I won’t even touch the Bears with a 10 foot I-beam. I will talk about FABTECH 2019.

From Monday, November 11 to Thursday, November 14, you can find Qnect at Booth #A3490. We’re there to share Qnect with structural steel fabricators who seek a more efficient workspace, fab shop and relationships.  

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"Qnect is revolutionizing connection design..." Read who said this.

By Christian Erickson on Oct 15, 2019 3:34:57 PM

It’s great to get an endorsement. Every business will tell you this. It’s even better to get an endorsement from a neutral, industry association. Qnect experienced this just a few weeks ago when we opened the October issue of AISC’s Modern Steel Construction (MSC)* magazine. 

“Qnect is revolutionizing connection design and conservatively reduces the time it takes design engineers and fabricators to collaborate on approved shop and erection drawings by more than 70%.”  ~ Scott Melnick, Editor

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Event Review: Tekla Basecamp 2019

By Christian Erickson on Sep 5, 2019 11:22:55 AM

“Great to see Qnect’s progress”

“We look forward to working with you on this project”

“Safe travels home. See you in our office next month”

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Gearing up for Tekla Basecamp

By Christian Erickson on Aug 5, 2019 10:20:48 AM

What does the checklist for Basecamp look like? Well, for the Tekla Basecamp, it’s not hiking boots, tents, water and food but rather comfortable shoes, note pads and updated Tekla Structures and Qnect loaded on laptops. See why so many are saying "Steel Just Got Smarter" with Qnect.

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