Walters Welcomes Qnect

July 24, 2015
Walters Group News

We are pleased to announce that Walters Group has welcomed Qnect LLC, a software development company that automates connection engineering, as a strategic partner. Walters participated in Qnect’s Series A funding round, which will assist Qnect’s vision to be the world’s premiere resource for advanced connection engineering. Our focus with this partnership, as a leader in innovation, is investing in and helping to develop this visionary technology that will help us to service our customers even better.

Based in Hadley, Massachusetts, Qnect’s lead product, QuickQnect™ helps steel fabricators detail 3D models that lead to faster, more accurate, less expensive shop drawings; and therefore, better projects. The over 10X speed improvement opens up possibilities for early BIM coordination, estimating, pricing optimization, and iteration of steel connection designs for engineering efficiency.

Qnect’s CEO, Jef Sharp is optimistic about the partnership, “This industry is driven by schedule, accuracy and cost efficiency. With sophisticated physics, engineering and software development, we deliver all three.” Sharp stated. “And by combining one of North America’s most respected fabricators with forward thinking software and engineering, Qnect will accelerate implementation to the construction industry both in the U.S and internationally.”

Peter Kranendonk, Executive Vice President at Walters Group, agrees. “The partnership will provide great opportunities for input, collaboration and product development strategy that will even further enhance Qnect’s revolutionary service to the structural steel fabrication and design communities. Qnect will make an unforgettable difference in how stakeholders experience building with steel in years to come.”

To learn more about Qnect, please visit their website at www.qnect.com.


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