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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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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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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Steel Industry Impressed with Qnect at 2019 NASCC Event

By Christian Erickson on Apr 10, 2019 3:08:57 PM

Steel just got smarter and attendees at NASCC 2019 witnessed it first hand at the Qnect booth and in the sessions. Once again we can say, “Qnect had a successful week at NASCC: The Steel Conference.”

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Getting Ready for NASCC 2019

By Christian Erickson on Mar 28, 2019 5:47:50 PM

In less than a week, the doors to NASCC: The Steel Conference will be open to engineers, detailers, fabricators and, well, anyone else interested in structural steel. Qnect will be at Booth #1223 along with other industry leaders such Trimble’s Tekla team, Nucor and Meyer Borgman Johnson (MBJ).

It’s not just Qnect that’s sharing the good news. If you read Jef’s Blog post from the first week of 2019, you saw what Scott Melnick wrote about Qnect and our impact on the industry. You’ll also see Scott’s editorial below.

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CEO Update March 2019

By Jef Sharp on Mar 14, 2019 10:26:37 AM

If you came here from my email, thanks! If you just stumbled across this post, welcome in and enjoy.

Keeping Qnect’s customers - both current and future - informed is my aim. We’re moving quickly around here with our QuickQnect service as well as our customer on-boarding and support.

In this update, I focus on three items:

  1. Qnect's blog
  2. NASCC: The Steel Conference // Booth #1223
  3. The Qnect User Meeting
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