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May 11, 2016

AVEVA World Fabrication User Meeting 2016 a huge success

Close to 100 steel detailers and fabricators attended the first annual AVEVA World Fabrication User Meeting that was held in April prior to the 2016 North American Steel Construction Conference in Orlando, Florida, US.

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The meeting opened with Dave Wheeldon, AVEVA's Chief Technology Officer, and Richard Brotherton, Vice President of Fabrication Sales, presenting AVEVA's commitment to the steel construction industry and the company's goals for the North American market.

Luke Faulkner, Director of Technology Integration with the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), was the opening keynote speaker. Mr. Faulkner gave an industry overview and discussed the AISC's BIMsteel initiative.

Guest speakers included Francesco Zanchettin, Owner of FZETA, and Todd Park, VP of Information Technology at W&W Steel. FZETA uses AVEVA Bocad software and specializes in steel detailing of complex structures. W&W Steel is an industry-leading steel fabrication company that uses AVEVA FabTrol software to help manage the company's fabrication operations. Both speakers highlighted their use of the AVEVA products and spoke of their excitement of coming features and further product integration.

"I couldn't be any more pleased with the turnout. It was encouraging to see all of the customers share in my excitement about the future of the fabrication products," said Richard Brotherton, VP of Fabrication Sales at AVEVA."As we continue to develop and add to AVEVA's offerings in the AEC industry, it becomes evident that our products will play a leading role in lowering the cost of BIM in construction projects around the world, just like our products do today with digital assets in capital projects."

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