Structural Design in Plant Industry: Webinar with Burns & McDonnell, SDS/2 Connect

Join us on Feb. 6 at noon (CST) for a webinar – featuring Burns & McDonnell and SDS/2 Connect – as we explore how to “Get it Right from the Start” in structural design within the plant industry.

Structural engineering, design and detailing are integral parts of the complete plant design process. Designing for equipment, pipes and walkways ensure the safety of your personnel and project assets.

To accomplish these goals, the design needs to be done in the context of the overall plant process. In this webinar, Burns & McDonnell, Hexagon PPM and SDS/2 Connect will present their structural solution as an integral part to that design.

Member connections are automated so they can be completed early to avoid late changes if conflicts arise from other disciplines, such as piping or HVAC. In addition, the solution will optimize connections to reduce bolt numbers and plate welding as well as check for constructability and erectability.

This offers the benefits of productivity and schedule impact.

Connections are validated against specified design codes while ensuring correct and auditable construction that can be fed directly to the fabricators avoiding any re-entering of data.

Please join us to experience how structural design is done right from the start!



Doug Evans is VP of North American Sales at SDS/2. Doug’s experience with numerous industries has made him an expert when it comes to best practice and new trending workflows that can shorten project timelines improve the construction process.

Kari Wrampe is an Associate Application Engineer at Burns & McDonnell with more than 15 years of Hexagon PPM software experience. As the Smart 3D Product Owner, she supports all projects utilizing the SmartPlant Enterprise suite. Most recently, she managed the SDS/2 Connect for Smart 3D implementation.

Frank Joop is the Executive Director of Market Development and Sales Enablement at Hexagon PPM. He is responsible for composing solutions that drive business value for the customer base. This includes creating strategic alliances that complement the PPM solutions. Frank joined Hexagon in 1990 & relocated from Amsterdam in 1994 to drive the next generation of engineering & design solutions at Hexagon headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama.


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