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12d International User Conference 2014

Our latest 12d Model International User Conference - held in Brisbane on 27-29 July 2014 - has been hailed our best yet.

Nearly 400 people attended over the three days. Conference delegates were given a wealth of opportunities to interact with 12d Solutions staff and other experienced 12d Modellers, and the benefits of this have been expressed to us by many.

The Conference highlighted all the new features in 12d Model 11, and much more. There were ‘Birds of a Feather’ breakout sessions on Design, Surveying, and Water and Drainage, as well as a new one on 12d Synergy.

A big ‘thank you’ to our wonderful Dinner Sponsor – C.R. Kennedy - and to our Dinner performer, Brad Blaze, whose speed painting wowed the crowd. Thank you also to those who presented User papers; the time and effort you spent on these was greatly appreciated by 12d Solutions and Conference attendees.

Our illustrious guest speaker, Dr Karl, was a big hit with delegates - he gave a rousing talk on the Monday afternoon, and stayed around to handle the toughest science-related questions our attendees could muster!

The Conference DVD is being created as we speak, and will be an excellent resource when it is released in the new year! Some videos will be on YouTube after the DVD has been sent out.

We look forward to seeing you all at the 2016 Conference!

2014 12d Innovation Awards

Due to the overwhelming success of the inaugural 12d Innovation Awards, they are now a regular biennial feature (every two years), with the prizes awarded at the 12d User Conference Dinner.

We were again blown away by the standard of the entries, and were amazed at how innovatively 12d is being used and the Awards entries showed that what many entrants deem to be ‘standard’ is actually quite advanced for the industry.

The winners for 12d Innovation Awards for 2014 were:

Overall: Andrew Sinclair - Eliot Sinclair & Partners (NZ)

Customisation: Daniel Winter - Cardno (NZ)

Design & Visualisation: Mark Hagan and Matthew Kronk - Kehoe Myers (Qld)

Survey & Construction: Andrew Sinclair and Graeme Crouchley - Eliot Sinclair & Partners (NZ)

Drainage, Sewer & Utilities: Charlie Dickson - Christchurch City Council and SCIRT (NZ)

Small Company: John McFarlane

Medium Company: Jimmy Soo

Large Company: Phil Campbell

Government: Andrew Howes

‘Special Mention’: Thane Richardt

For a full summery of the winners, see our web site