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2011 Conference


100+ Projects Gaining Business Benefit from Deploying ISO 15926
Neil McPhater, AVEVA; Randy Williams, WorleyParsons

3D Modeling a Key to the Industrialization of the Construction Process
Dr. Mohamed Al-Hussein, Unviersity of Alberta

A Market View on Improving Engineering Efficiency in Support of an Asset Lifecycle Management (ALM) Initiative
Thomas Klinker, Siemens

A Method to Quickly Generate Close-to-optimum Look-Ahead Schedules (LAS) for the Finishing Phase
Ning (Tony) Dong, Stanford University

Achieving a Fully Integrated and Automated Procurement and Supply Network
Reg Hunter, Fiatech

An Investment Analysis Framework for Adopting Innovative Energy Retrofit Technologies in Existing Commercial and Industrial Buildings
Dr. Baabak Ashuri, Georgia Institute of Technology

Arizona Welcome
Dr. G. Edward Gibson, Jr., Arizona State University

ASU Welcome
Dr. Paul C. Johnson, Arizona State University

Automated Construction by Contour Crafting
Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis, University of Southern California

Automation and Interactive Visualization of Construction Progress Monitoring with Daily Construction Photographs and Building Information Models
Dr. Mani Golparvar-Fard, Virginia Tech

BIM Implementation and Adoption Process for an Architectural Practice
Dr. Arto Kiviniemi, University of Salford

Building Information Modeling for Sustainable Buildings
Li Wang, University of Texas at Austin

Challenges in Teaching Integrated Design and Building Information Modeling
Dr. Arto Kiviniemi, University of Salford

Combining Related Specifications to Create a Consolidated Specification Library
Rob Brawn, CH2M HILL; Leon Gorbaty, TEEC

Computer Simulation in Quantifying and Substantiating a Claim for Extension of Time
Ramzi Labban, Consolidated Contractors Company

Concepts in Nulear Power Plant Design
Patrick Holcomb, Intergraph; Mikhail Belov, IBS; Reg Gagliardo, Burns and Roe; Alexandr Kroshilin, VNIIAES

Construction Robotics: Introduction to Theodore, a Digital Measurement and Layout, Onsite Assistance, Assembly and Manufacturing Robot for the Construction Site
Vincent Frasca, Theometrics

Data Management and Pervasive IT in Smart Buildings and Cities of the Future
Dr. Alain Zarli, Center Scientifique et Technique du Batiment

Data Reuse Across Key Plant Life Cycle Workflows Using iRING
Rob Harper, Bentley Systems; Aleksandar Stanojevic, Hatch

Desgin Your Organization as Engineers Design Bridges
Russel Cusimano, ePM, LLC; John Kunz, Stanford Center for Integrated Facility Engineering

Development of Construction Worker Tracking System Using Image Processing Techniques
Tharindu Weerasinghe, University of Calgary; Dr. Janaka Ruwanpura, University of Calgary

Enhancing STEM Success through Simulation Outreach Programs
Carol Rieg, Bentley Systems; Michael Andrews, Andrews & Associates

ePlan, Automated Code Checking Tools - Pathway to BIM
Bob Wible, Fiatech; Ron Loback, Avolve Software; Jonathan Widney, Solibri; Thomas Phillips, Target

Exploring FIATECH's Projects
Neill Pawsey, Fiatech; Sharon Bickford, Fiatech

FIATECH: Today's Pioneers
Ray Topping, Fiatech

Field Information Management Systems (FIMS) Business Case & Business Benefits
Brian Hase, Braun Intertec

Formalization of Workflows for Extracting Bridge Surveying Goals from Laser-Scanned Data
Dr. Pingbo Tang, Western Michigan University

How Walt Disney Imagineering is Using Technology to Optimize Major Capital Projects
Rajesh Agerwal, Walt Disney Imagineering

Improving Collaboration & Efficiency with Digital Signatures
John Marchioni, ARX; Dustin Cole, Star Building Systems

Increasing Construction Efficiency through Lean Principles
Matt Steere, Mortenson Construction

Increasing Craftsmen Productivity through BIM
Marcel Maghiar, Arizona State University

Integrated In-transit Logistics Solutions, a Keystone in the Material Management Enterprise
Ken Long, Panalpina-Panprojects; Reg Hunter, Fiatec

Integrated Solutions that Support Integrated Teams
Marc Krichman, Meridian Systems; Stewart Carroll, Beck Technology; Fred Perpall, The Beck Group; Matt Steere, Mortenson Construction; Fred Cardenas, Meridian Systems; Andy Dickey, Tekla Structures

ISO 15926 Used as a Project Information Infrastructure
Ian Robinson, Bentley Systems; Rob Brawn, CH2M HILL

Lean and Technology: A New Operating System for Project Management
Greg Howell, Lean Construction Institute

Marked for Life - Using Digital Intelligence to Protect Your Intellectual Property - The Anti-counterfeiting White Paper
Patrick McGowan, Altas RFID

Mindset and Behaviors: Critical to a True Lean Transformation
Lisa Dahmus, DuPont

Passive RFID in Construction - A Feasibility Study
Dr. David Grau, University of Alabama

Presenting the Final Results of the User Acceptance of Mobil IT Project Survey
Neill Pawsey, Fiatech

Real-Time Field Reporting Using Smart Devices (iPad, Android Tablets, Smart Phones, Tablet PC, Golden-I)
Todd Sutton, Zachry Construction Corporation; Don Jacob, Bluebeam Software

Real-time Information and Communication System to Improve Construction Safety (C-RTIC S2)
Gustavo E. Aguliar, University of British Columbia; Dr. Kasun Hewage, University of British Columbia

Reducing Cost and Increasing ROI: Project Management in the Clouds
Leigh Jasper, Aconex; Shawn Pressley, Hill International

RFID and Valve Standardization in the Construction Process
Mitch Koffel, ids TAG; John Fish, Ford, Bacon & Davis LLC; Ionel Nechiti, Newmans Valve

Safety and Savings in Capital Project Design and Construction Using Subsurface Utility Engineering
Gary Young, Underground Imaging Technologies; James Anspach, JH Anspach Consulting

Satellite Enabled Global Database
James Hollopeter, GIT Satellite Communications

Sefram - Open Source Service Framework for ISO 15926 Compliant Data
Matti Paljakka, VTT Research Centre of Finland

Site Materials Management with RFID and GPS: Lessons Learned from Production Deployments
Jon Chesser, Atlas RFID; Patrick McGowan, Atlas RFID

Social Networking for the Rest of Us
Fran Rabuck, Bentley Systems; Lisa Hogle, Arizona State University; Amr El-Sersy, Consolidated Contractors Company

Structured Methodology for Implementing COTS Systems in a Large, Globally Diversified Company
Ashish Shah, Fluor

The Achievable challenge: Continuous Material Control, Visibility and Management Across the Supply Chain
Chuck Hanebuth, Panalpina-Panprojects; Ken Long, Panalpina-Panprojects

The Hidden Cleantech Revolution-The Surprising Transformation of Our Infrastructure Which Will Drive Our Next Era of Prosperity
John Moore, Acorn Energy

The New ASTM E57 Laser Scan Data Exchange Standard
Gene Roe, MPN Components, Inc; Tad FryAnheuser-Busch InBev

The Strategic Value of Managing Front End Engineering & Design (FEED)
John Fish, Ford, Bacon & Davis; Joel Gray, Coreworx

Transforming the Captial Asset Delivery Process through Business Processes Standardization and BIM
Marc Krichman, Meridian Systems; Hugh Ritchie, Open Text; Philip Cleghorn, Open Text; Garrett Harley, Oracle; Erin Rae Hoffer, Autodesk; Shiva (Vahideh) Aram, Georgia Institute of Technology

Welcome to the Post-PC Era
Fran Rabuck, Bentley Systems; Lisa Hogle, Arizona State University; Brian D. Zeve, Microsoft