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What is Qnect's early connected steel model?

Qnect delivers a connected steel model to the fabricator with supply chain insights early in design. We work closely with the engineer of record (EOR) to complete 100% of the connection engineering and pre-detailing while they complete their structural design. The deliverable is a connected Tekla 3D model that is handed over to the fabricator with a "Right of Reliance" for bidding purposes and to jump start the detailing process.Fenway Center Project - Outcomes of ISD

Why deliver an early connected steel model?

  • Reduced schedule drift.
  • Reduced cost overruns.
  • Provides EORs more time to adapt to changes.
  • Reduced embodied carbon.

What is unique about Qnect's early connected steel model?

Qnect combines EOR, connection engineer, detailer and general contractor coordination with our patented software. This combination exponentially increases the efficiency of delivering early connected models. EORs can continue to use their preferred BIM and design software to create structural designs and have the option to work with the best connection engineers and detailers in the U.S. who use our software to better optimize the entire steel design to detailing process. The image to the right highlights some positive outcomes experienced by LeMessurier after partnering with Qnect to deliver an early connected steel model on the Fenway Center project in Boston.


Some of Our Valued Clients:  LeMessurier_logo  aecomtishman horizontal logo   McNamaraSalvia


“By using Qnect to engineer and insert connections, I can trust that the model has the proper bolts, welds and material because it removes the chance of error from human input.” - Chuck Hongell, Vice President, WSP

"Working with Qnect’s team, McNamara/Salvia was able to deliver a conformed package of drawings, connected model, and details that streamlined the bidding process and allowed us to provide value directly to the owner in the form of optimized connections in a competitive environment." - John J. Tracy, McNamara/Salvia, P.E., LEED® AP

"A connected Tekla model in the cloud prepared prior to bid and completed ahead of a steel contractors detailing operation compresses the structural steel schedule. "everyone is starting to realize how much smarter it is [to deliver an early connected model]" and "It works better every single time". - Allan Paull, Senior Vice President, AECOM/Tishman


What next?


Request a demo with David Kowalski, our Sr. Account Manager.

Read about Qnect's early connected steel model in MSC.

View some of Qnect's projects.

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