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Estimodeling Partnerships Create Win-Win for Detailers and Fabricators

  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2024  |  11:00 AM (CDT)

With skilled steel estimators in short supply, it’s time for fabricators to look for alternate solutions to fill in estimodeling needs—and detailers are in the perfect position to take advantage. Join us for an engaging conversation with industry leaders at DGS Technical Services to hear how they have been partnering with fabricators to provide estimodeling services, creating a win-win for everyone involved. Fabricators can deliver more accurate estimates and get advanced knowledge to help them win projects, while detailers can get paid to model steel—whether they end up subcontracting on the project or not. Get an inside look at DGS’ estimodeling workflow and learn how you can be on the leading edge of a changing trend.  

What to expect: 

  • See how an estimodeling partnership works between fabricators and detailers 
  • Learn why DGS Technical Services prefers SDS2 for providing more accurate estimates, even for Tekla PowerFab customers 
  • Discuss which skills are—and aren’t—needed to author models for estimating purposes  



Sean Tracy | Director of Global Training and Development, DGS Technical Services

With 34 years of experience in the construction industry, I have gained extensive knowledge in concrete and steel, having worked for engineers, detailers, fabricators, and erectors. My diverse experience has provided me with a broad perspective on structural detailing and standards. For the past decade, I have held a management position, driven by my goal to share my expertise and assist the detailing community with all the new advancements in the industry.


Josh Hawley | Senior Technical Consultant, SDS2

Josh has been in the steel industry for 16 years. During that time he has been a steel detailer, checker, project manager, trainer and a drafting instructor at a local community college. As the Solutions Consultant at SDS2, Josh is responsible for sales, customer satisfaction, and overall product awareness.

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