AEC - Science & Technology Keynote Speakers Cover the Industry's Hottest Topics

RCG Productions, LLC, producer of AEC - Science & Technology (AEC-ST), has announced keynote speakers and topics for the June 2005 conference in Orlando, Florida. All keynote programs focus on the impact on the built environment as new technologies for documentation; sharing and distribution are developed and implemented. Keynote speakers and panel moderators include: A. B. Buddy Cleveland, Jr., director of Construction Sciences Research Foundation (CSRF) and Senior Vice President of Bentley Systems Inc., Exton, Pa.; Jim Glymph, Partner, Gehry Partners, LLP, and CEO, Gehry Technologies, LLC, Los Angeles; and Patrick MacLeamy, CEO of HOK, San Francisco.

Exton, PA (PRWEB) March 8, 2005 -- RCG Productions, LLC, producer of AEC - Science & Technology (AEC-ST), has announced keynote speakers and topics for the June 2005 conference in Orlando, Florida.

All keynote programs focus on the impact on the built environment as new technologies for documentation; sharing and distribution are developed and implemented. Keynote speakers and panel moderators include: A. B. Buddy Cleveland, Jr., director of Construction Sciences Research Foundation (CSRF) and Senior Vice President of Bentley Systems Inc., Exton, Pa.; Jim Glymph, Partner, Gehry Partners, LLP, and CEO, Gehry Technologies, LLC, Los Angeles; and Patrick MacLeamy, CEO of HOK, San Francisco.

The Tuesday, June 21 panel discussion, “Extending the Reach of AEC Content: Creating A Common Language,” is moderated by Cleveland and addresses the issues surrounding AEC content – it’s nature, complexity, and challenges – and the pragmatic, effective approaches that can be employed today to extend the reach of AEC content.

The session, sponsored by CSRF, focuses on creating a common language for documentation and service delivery for the $3.4 trillion architecture, engineering and construction industry. Extending the richness of AEC content to the large community that still relies on paper is perhaps the most promising opportunity for the industry to enhance the return on its significant investment in creating AEC content.

On Wednesday, June 22, Glymph presents “Digital Practice: The Integration of Design and Technology at Gehry Partners.” In this session Glymph addresses the role of digital technology in the design and construction process. Gehry is a global leader in the effective application of computer tools to the design practice and its sister company, Gehry Technologies, promotes design and construction methodologies that view three-dimensional models of construction information as components of the project contract documentation. Glymph will describe recent work, computer technology’s role in it, and will propose a new role in the AEC project team - the Information Architect Digital Practice in planning, fabrication and construction.

On Thursday June 23, the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) and International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI sponsor “Create Value by Building Smart: Lifecycle Facility Optimization through Building Information Models." This session features a keynote address by MacLeamy and a panel discussion covering the challenges confronting the construction industry including: fragmentation, low productivity, unsatisfactory quality and litigation as impediments to improving the value of the construction delivery process.

MacLeamy advocates changing the fragmented nature of the industry into a vertically integrated, highly efficient system that emulates the manufacturing industry and supports this vision as a founder and international chairman of the International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI), an organization which fosters standards for data exchange in the building industry.

The AEC-ST conference addresses information technology needs of the entire team. It covers: how information and electronic data are used and exchanged; how resources and assets are leveraged; how information standards are defined and shared. Program content is organized by Randall Newton, editor-in-chief of AEC Automation Newsletter and analyst with Bethesda, Md.-based Cyon Research, who has more than 19 years experience in the AEC technology industry.

The panel will address the key findings and recommendations of recent industry assessments by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Construction Users Round Table (CURT) and their implication on Science and Technology in AEC as well as available and emerging remedies.

The AEC - Science & Technology keynote sessions will headline the most comprehensive Information Technology conference for the AEC industry in the United States. It addresses interoperability across all disciplines that exchange data in the process of planning, designing, building, owning and maintaining structures and infrastructure. The event premieres June 20-23, 2005 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort and Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. Conferences run June 20-23; exhibits and software demonstrations are open June 21-23.

AEC - Science & Technology is co-located with related events, including the AEC/GIS IT Analyst Conference chaired by Bradley Holtz, president and CEO of Cyon Research. Holtz formerly was conference director A/E/C Systems International and has been involved in analysis and consulting in the CAD and engineering software industry since 1977.Ecobuild America, a conference and exhibition addressing the needs of the expanding green and sustainable building market, fm/IT, a conference addressing information technology and the facility manager, and the National Specifiers Conference; a conference designed for Specifiers to stay up-to-date with the most advanced automation and production tools for specs.

George Borkovich, creator and co-founder of the A/E/C Systems show more than 20 years ago, states, “Our success back then was in bringing the entire building team together. Since then, the industry has again fragmented, so we have created a co-conference environment with a format and content that encourage all the disciplines to come together to advance technology development across the entire building team.”

Registration for AEC - Science & Technology is now in progress and discounts apply for early registrants. For information call 1-800-996-3863, fax 1-508-790-4750 or visit www.aecst.com to register.                   

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

Strategically Co-located Conferences and Events
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.

AEC/GIS IT Analyst Conference:
The AEC/GIS Analyst Conference provides an overall assessment of the industry, including a state of the industry address and future outlook. Attendees will explore the most important issues facing the customer today and learn what direction the industry information technology suppliers are headed.

fm/IT
Until now, there has never been an event that addresses the IT needs of facility managers: how information and electronic data are leveraged to improve FM business processes; the kinds of technologies that are having a meaningful business impact; how information standards are defined and shared; and the resources required to make these efforts successful.

Ecobuild America
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.

The National Specifiers Conference
The National Specifiers Conference presents the most concentrated group of sessions on specifications in 2005 to help attendees: stay up-to-date with the most advanced automation and production tools for specs, learn about new resources to save time and improve quality, and prepare for future changes.

M6: Mold, Moisture, Misery, Money, and Myth - Plus Management
The Building Environment and Thermal Envelope Council, a committee of the National Institute of Building Sciences will produce a conference addressing a sequential series of protocols from discovery of mold through remediation to the post-remediation operation and maintenance procedures. This symposium is designed to walk participants through a catastrophic mold event.

The National Residential CM/IT Conference
This conference addresses management and technology solutions for homebuilders, remodelers, and residential architects.

LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
The U.S. Green Building Council will present LEED workshops throughout the Ecobuild America conference program. The workshops will address issues related to LEED-New Construction, LEED -Existing Building and LEED-Commercial Interior.

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Conference
NRMCA, recognized as one the construction industry's leading advocates for sustainable building practices, presents a conference that provides valuable, current and authoritative information on important subjects for architectural, engineering and construction professionals.

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