As steel fabricators continue to use dispersed, global steel detailing teams to deliver 3D models that drive production, the industry is evolving in how these teams coordinate and build relationships to better collaborate on their projects. This presentation will be a panel discussion between a steel detailing company, steel fabricator and structural engineer who discuss the benefits, challenges and future trends in how steel detailing is provided on US projects. (Structural Business)
David is currently Vice President of Project Management for Mold-Tek Technologies which is a 300+ steel detailing firm. He also has 12 years experience working for a steel fabricator including working on some of the geometrically complex projects in the Rocky Mountain area.
Joel Hicks currently the President of the National Institute of Steel Detailing. He is Senior Executive Vice President of Techflow, Inc. Techflow, Inc. is one of the foremost and largest detailing firms in the world. We have over 350 detailers with 6 offices in India and our headquarters office in Trussville, Alabama. We have 14o Tekla licenses, along with SDS/2 and BoCad. Joel attended the UAB School of Engineering and has over 39 years of experience in the steel industry in steel detailing and engineering. He was a founding member of the AISC Technology Integration Committee and is currently serves on the AISC Code of Standard Practice Committee and the NASCC Committee. Joel is married to Kristie Hicks and has 5 great children and one grandchild. He is very active in his church, Argo Christian Fellowship and Birmingham Tres Dias.
Mr. Merrifield has 50 years of experience in fabrication, engineering, erection and project management of major projects across the United States and in several foreign countries. He joined Alpha Fabrication Services in 1995 as President which has recently become SteelFab Texas, an AISC Certified Steel Fabricator. He is a Board member of the Nation Institute of Detailing and chairman of the Quality Procedures Committee. He is Vice President of the Texas Structural Steel Institute serving as chairman of the BIM and Technology committee, and a member of the AGC's BIM Forum, serving as co-chair of the LOD structure group. David is active in promoting BIM from the steel construction viewpoint at AGC, NISD, AISC, individual contractor, engineering and architectural firms.
AU Las Vegas, MEP and Structrural Fabricators Forum