The National Specifiers Conference will be held this June 21-22 in Orlando, This must attend conference is for architectural and engineering specification professionals. It is the most forward-looking conference on specification writing for the construction industry.
Exton, PA (PRWEB) April 15, 2005 -- If you’ve been talking with your
colleagues about seeing them at the National Specifiers Conference this June
21-22 in Orlando, confirm your plans by April 15 while the $200 savings is still
“For architectural and engineering specification professionals, this event is a must-attend,” recommends Mark Kalin, FAIA, FCSI, LEED and President of Kalin Associates, Inc. “The National Specifiers Conference is the most forward-looking conference on specification writing for the construction industry.”
For the first time in decades, specification writers are experiencing massive changes in their role in the construction industry. From specifiers influencing design, to defining LEED requirements, to the specifier as knowledge-manager, to the new Masterformat, to near-instant document production, specification roles are evolving.
“This conference is the ideal place to discuss the impact these changes have on you, and to talk with industry experts about what other trends are ahead in the future,” explains Kalin.
Leading this in-depth look at the future direction of specifications is keynote presenter, Ted Smith, President of ARCOM and provider of AIA Masterspec – the most widely used master specification system in the world. Smith’s global perspective on specifications is a tremendous resource in terms of understanding and predicting future trends.
Following Smith, some of the most successful specifiers and specification consultants in the country will host presentations, including unique sessions on specification consulting as a business and as a career, and the importance of creating dialogue between in-house writers and independents.
Presenting will be representatives from AIA Masterspec, BSD SpecLink, SpecsIntact, UFGS, ARCAT as well as SCIP President John Regener, Dennis Hall, Michael Chambers, Dane Dodd-Hansen, David Metzger, David Lorenzini, Charles Heuer, Rik Master and others. Sessions in the two-day conference include:
• Advances in Master Specification Systems
• Computer-Assisted Specifications and Liability - How Real the Risk?
• Using Automated Manufacturer’s Specifications and Details/Specs On-Line
• Recent Changes in Standards and Building Products
• The Business and Future of Specification Consulting
• LEED Specs and Evaluating Green Products
For those interested in additional in-depth sessions on improving their career knowledge and skills, pre-conference tutorials include:
• MasterFormat 2004 and OmniClass (OCCS)
• Maximizing Microsoft Word for Specifications
• Specifications for Small Projects
• The Business of Specification Consulting
• Composite Specifications - Integrating Specifications and Resources
• Green Specs / LEED Specs
Another conference highlight is the involvement of Specifications Consultants Independent Practice (SCIP). “You can benefit from learning more about SCIP, an organization which has dedicated the last 30 years to promoting better construction specifications, and advancing the proper skills set required to become a better specifier,” adds George Borkovich, Principal of RCG Productions, the event management company overseeing the National Specifiers Conference, Ecobuild America, AEC-Science & Technology and all other co-located conferences. “SCIP’s innovative approach to the industry is the perfect complement to the overall program and we all benefit from their participation.”
To register for the National Specifiers Conference, visit http://www.ecobuildamerica.com/NSC/nsc_s05.htm (registration code: scip_spec05) or contact e-mail protected from spam bots for more information. The $200 savings expires April 15.
About RCG Productions LLC
RCG Productions LLC (Exton, Pa.)
produces Ecobuild America, AEC-ST, the National Specifiers Conference, FM/IT and the AEC/GIS IT Analyst Conference. RCG principals, George Borkovich, Richard C. Vendola, Jr., and Chris Gibson have a depth of experience in technology and event planning, including the former A/E/C SYSTEMS International conference and exhibition. For more information, visit www.ecobuildamerica.com and www.aecst.com.
SBIC’s Ecobuild America
SBIC’s Ecobuild America explores the breadth of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential green building techniques, construction products, renewable energy resources, sustainable design and ecological planning processes, with particular emphasis on the lifecycle of the built environment.
AEC – Science & Technology
AEC-ST examines technology tools and methods to improve the use and sharing of information in multiple data formats both within and between each stage of the built environment lifecycle.
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