Monday, 8 February 2016

CAU Express 2016

Following up on the highly successful CAU Express 2015, Intergraph are once again joining forces with Chempute to host the CAU Express 2016. Intergraph are again sending out a team of product specialists for technical presentations of CAESAR, PVELITE and CADWorx.

This one day event will be held at Focus Rooms, Sunninghill, Gauteng on the 9th March 2016.

CAU Express 2016 will consist of in depth, interactive training sessions on CADWorx, CAESAR II, and PV Elite as well as reviews on some of the upcoming features in future releases of these solutions. These sessions are all packed into a one-day, high-powered learning experience.

Intergraph CADWorx, CAESAR II and PV Elite product experts will be assisting Users in expanding their technical knowledge that will not only leave you well informed, but assist you in improving current workflows and becoming a better plant designer and engineer, all while networking and sharing your experience with others. CPD Points will also be obtained for attending the Caesar II, and PV Elite training sessions.

Each event will be capped off with product focused Special Interest Groups and an optional networking reception dinner in the form of a social braai.

Why Should You Attend?

What differentiates CAU Express from similar industry events, is that Intergraph is staging the event locally in various countries around the world, and the event provides specific focus on providing technical information to the end user, rather than a focus on product marketing. It is the user-centered, interactive hands on approach that sets this event apart from others.

  • Enhance and refine technical skills
  • Learn Latest tips and tricks
  • Become more productive and effective
  • Network with other experienced users and industry peers
  • Learn about recent product developments
  • Obtain ongoing opportunities to enhance your learning experience

Here is what our past attendees are saying:

"At CAU you learn things from the sessions and other users you meet, that you would never find in the user manuals."

"The sheer amount of information that was available blew me away!”

"I was extremely impressed with the standard of presentations the depth of knowledge shown by those who presented, also those who attended. If there is one event that best suits engineers and designers in our industry it must surely be this one."

“Truly enjoyed all the information shared, best of show goes to the interaction with all the Staff and Attendees at this conference. All had great information to share and look forward to sharing more with all in the future.”

Presenters :

Ray Delaforce – Technical Support Intergraph Corp

Ray joined Intergraph CADWorx and Analysis Solutions group in 2003. Ray provides technical support in the PV Elite support and maintenance department. His duties include training in the use of PV Elite software both in the United States and abroad.

Dave Diehl – Director of Training Intergraph Corp

David Diehl graduated with a BSME from Lehigh University, Pensylvania, USA in 1976. Upon graduation he took a post as a Dynaflex technical support representative for Auton Computing in New York City. After four years David relocated to Houston, Texas providing mainframe-based piping system analysis services.  In 1986, he took a position at Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions (COADE, Inc.) introducing and selling CAESAR II, the world’s first PC-based pipe stress analysis package.  While at ICAS Dave earned his Professional Engineering license and currently is the product manager for CAESAR II, is the lead instructor for CAESAR II, and manages all training for ICAS.  For the last ten years Dave has participated in the B31.3 Section Committee and currently chairs the Design Task Group there.  He also serves as a Director of SPED – the Society of Piping Engineers and Designers.

Theunis J. du Plessis – CEO and President of Avco Inspection CC, Johannesburg

Theunis J. du Plessis is a CEO and President of Avco Inspection CC, in Johannesburg, South Africa, a company for inspecting and certification of Pressure Vessels and Tanks. Theunis started life as a structural draughtsman.  He has overseen large construction projects, finally becoming the Managing Director of a large construction company. He later formed his own construction company. He started at Avco Inspection CC in 2000 as second in command, finally in 2002 becoming chief executive. He directs engineering and inspection activities as well as the administrative staff. His knowledge of pressure vessel construction is very extensive.

Alan Stewart – Pipe Stress Consultant and Caesar Lecturer

Alan Stewart has initially gained expertise in Pipe Stress Analysis when he trained in Germany. He attended lectures in Finite Element Stress Analysis and General Stress/Strain theory at Wits University. He attended formal CAESAR and FE/Pipe training conducted by the co-founders of Coade and Paulin Research Group.Alan has been presenting CAESAR training courses for Chempute Software for nearly 20 years, during which time he has presented around 50 training courses in both Basic and Advanced Topics, in South Africa, Nigeria, Kuwait, UAE, and Saudi Arabia. He is also a pipe stress consultant to companies such as Eskom, Babcock, Steinmuller, DB Thermal, Lurgi, Foster Wheeler, and Bateman.

Mitch Sklar – GT Strudl, Caesar II, PV Elite and Tank Specialist Intergraph Corp 

Mitch Sklar is a registered professional engineer with extensive project background & situational knowledge of design, analysis, & construction. He has over 25 years of evaluative expertise (Structural, Pipe Stress, & Finite Element Analysis), as well as project management, & construction management experience in the design & analysis of commercial & industrial vertical structures, along with stress analysis & design of high temperature/high pressure piping systems.

Chris Parkin –  Senior Application Engineer for CADWorx and Analysis Solutions Intergraph Corp

Chris Parkin is a Senior Application Engineer working for Intergraph CADWorx and Analysis Solutions in the UK. Chris is responsible for providing pre and post sales technical support, customization, implementation and training services for the entire CADWorx product suite. Chris has over 7 years of  experience teaching designers and engineers in how to use CADWorx and associated applications in the most efficient and productive way.

Werner Theron – CAD Applications Manager Chempute Software

Werner Theron is currently the CAD applications manager for Chempute Software, a position he has held since 2008, after he joined Chempute Software, ICAS Global Network Partner, in 2006. He graduated from the Academy of Advanced Design in 1998 as a multi-disciplinary designer before working for a large electronics / telecommunications firm and then later working for consulting engineers and then in the manufacturing industry. He has been using AutoCAD as a design tool since Version 13. His duties include sales, pre-sales demonstrations, technical support and also training and implementation of the CADWorx products. He has been an instructor at CAU@HxGN Live 2013 – 2015 and also won first prize in the 2012 CADWorx & Analysis Solutions Knowledge Base Advisor contest for 30 CADWorx articles.

Details at a Glance

Event Name:  CADWorx & Analysis University Express 2016

Duration: 1-Day

Date: 9th March 2016

Cost: R699 + VAT (per delegate, incl lunch and dinner)

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM (Registration from 8:00 AM)

Location:  The Core, 1st Floor South, Cnr Kikuyu and Leeuwkop Streets, Sunninghill, Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Host: Chempute Software & Intergraph
A registration form can be downloaded from the following link:

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Monday, 1 February 2016

CAESAR II Statics Pipe Stress Analysis Training Course

Chempute Software is hosting a CAESAR II Statics Pipe Stress Analysis Training Course that addresses Static Analysis only.

No previous experience in the use of CAESAR is required, but some background in pipe stress analysis is desirable. Persons attending the training should expect to leave the course with a basic working knowledge of CAESAR II, and pipe flexibility analysis.

Course Name:         CAESAR II – Pipe Stress Analysis Using Caesar II - Statics Only
Duration:                 5-days
CPD Points :           5 (Course Accreditation No: SAIMechE 0787-10/17)
Dates:                     15-19 February, 2016
Course Times:         8:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Location:                 Chempute Software, The District, 8 Kikuyu Rd, Sunninghill
Trainer:                   Alan Stewart

Should you be interested in attending, please follow the link below to register.