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2012 Conference


3D Based Lean Project Control
Zuhair Haddad, CIO Corporate Assets and Risk Management, CCC

3D Graphics Interoperability: The ISO15926 and IFC Shared Conundrum
Rayan Jreije, Software Development Manager, CCC

A Practical Deployment Strategy for Digital Signatures and Seals in Fully Electronic AEC Processes
Kevin Rikley, Professional Engineer, Hatch; Brian Hase, CTO Agile Frameworks; Marla Schuchman, Marketing Manager, AEC, ARX

A Videogrammetric Surveying Method for 3D Wireframe Generation of Civil Infrastructure
Habib Fathi, Graduate Research Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology

Advance Nuclear Technology Program
Ken Barry, Senior Project Manager, EPRI

An ISO 15926/iRING Solution to EPCM Master Data Management at Hatch
Daryl Ofstie, Global Discipline Director, Hatch; Allan Ferguson, Systems Development Manager, Hatch 

AIRE: Advancing Interoperability at AREVA
Dehainsala Hondjack, R&D Engineer, AREVA; James Newman, Manager, Process Methods & Tools, AREVARuss Novak, Director of Consulting, ARC Advisory Group

Architecting the NPP Life Cycle Management System for NIAEP Engineering Company
Mikhail Belov, Deputy CEO, IBS; Vjacheslav Alenkov, Deputy Chief Engineer, IBS

Asset Data Exchange Using ISO 15926
Ardnt Teinert, IT-Engineer, BASF

Asset Management Interoperability Panel
Ray Topping, Director, Fiatech
Scott Bartlett, Sr. Director, Industry Marketing, Oracle
Justin Brisco, Solution Owner - Integrated Operations, IBM
John Sanins, Solutions Executive, Bentley Systems
Matthew J. McKinley, Head of COMOS Strategic Product Management, Siemens PLM Software
Brian Jones, Senior Principal, Energy & Utilities, SAP America

AUSIA Framework to Improve Communication Within Construction Industry
Lahiru Silva Ph.D., University of Calgary; Dr. Kasun Hewage, Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia; Dr. Kamal Ranaweera, Research Fellow, University of Calgary; Dr. Janaka Ruwanpura, Canada Research Chair, Director and Professor of Center for Project Management Excellence

Automating Materials Management and Construction Progress with RFID for Large Industrial Construction Projects
Bill Elkington, President & Chairman, JV Driver; Ted Blackmon, President/CEO, Intelliwave Technologies

Automating Workface Planning to Increase Productivity
Dan Slade, Manager Construction Automation, Jacobs

Benefits of the ASTM E57 3D Imaging Systems Data Interoperability Standard
Tad Fry, CAPEX Process & Technology, Anheuser-Busch

BIM: Leveraging Integration Part 8 Integrating Databases to Improve Quality, Performance & Profitability
Marc Krichman, Director of Product Marketing, Meridian Systems; William Klorman, President, CEO, W.M. Klorman Construction Corporation

BIM-based Collaboration through Construction Methods Representation
Dr. Marcel Maghiar, Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University; Dr. Avi Wiezel, Associate Professor, Arizona State University

BIM/CAVE: Immersive Building Information Model Reviewing System
Dr. Julian Kang, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University Department of Construction Science; Hussam Nseir, Technical Services Engineer, Satterfield & Pontikes

Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Safety: Automatic Hazard Identification and Prevention in Design, Planning, and Inspection Tasks
Dr. Jochen Teizer, Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

Challenges & Lessons Learned in Implementing KM Program in a Construction Company
Dr. Mustafa Abusalah, Senior Knowledge Management Specialist, CCC

Cloud Deployed BIM for LEED Automation
Dr. Wei Wu, Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern

Combining Related Specifications to Create a Consolidated Specification Library
Allen Wright, Master Specifications Technical Director, CH2MHILL; Leon Gorbaty, CEO, TEEC

Data Center BIM - Getting More Value During Construction
Joe Gonzales, BIM Program Manager, Evergreen Engineering

Data Integration for Commissioning and Startup
Barbara Migl, Global Technology Leader, The Dow Chemical Company

Elegant Solutions: Rules to Innovate By
Matthew May

Engineering Design Automation: Implementation Challenges, Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Large Global Corporation
Zeina Alwan, Marketing Manager, Fluor Corporation

Enhanced ISO 15926 Interoperability Workflows Implementing IIP Information Requirements
Manoj Dharwadkar, Director, Product Management, Bentley Systems; Rob Brawn, Director, Project Delivery Group, CH2MHILL

Environmental Performance Monitoring System for Construction Operations
Dr. SangHyun Lee, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan; Changbum Ahn, PhD Candidate, University of Illinois

Exploitation of Knowledge Potential Arising From Cultural Diversity – The Role of Common Tools
Dr. Abdul Samad Kazi, Research Coordinator & Chief Research Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Field-Ready Digital Documents
Don Jacob, VP of Engineering, Bluebeam Software; Chad Dorgan, Vice President, Quality & Sustainability, McCarthy Building

From 60 Days to 60 Seconds - Autocodes - A Regulatory Game Changer - Government Application
Thomas Phillips, Code Compliance Manager, Target; Ron Loback, President & CEO, Avolve Software

Implementation of a Collaborative Decision-Process Model
John Haymaker, CEO, Design Process Innovation

Implementing a Field Mobility Culture to Increase Productivity and Data Awareness throughout the Construction Enterprise
Paul Mitchell, Director of Continuous, Kiewit

Implementing Knowledge Management Initiatives to Speed Up Technology Adoption at Hatch
Alvaro Gaete, Quality & Knowledge Management Regional Manager, Hatch Latin America

Information Exchange Solutions with Structural Steel IDMs
Chris Moor, Director, Industry Initiatives, AISC

iRING Implementation Workshop
Robin Benjamins, Corporate Engineering Automation Manager, Bechtel

ISO 15926 Deployment on Major Projects
Zuhair Haddad, CIO Corporate Assets and Risk Management, CCC; Adrian Laud, Managing Director, Noumenon Consulting

IT IT IT – Is IT Good Business?
Duane Toavs, Director Human Centered Design Institute, Emerson Process Management; Ravi Grampurohit, Emerson Process Management

Joint Operational Reference Data (JORD) Project - Delivering on Core ISO15926 Compliance Needs
Ian Glendinning, Proprietor/Consultant, GlencoIS

Large Scale Collaboration on 3D BIM Models
Dennis Shelden, Associate Professor, Practice of Architecture Design, MIT and a Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Gehry Technologies

Leading In a Climate of Change
Penny Manuel, Executive Vice President, Southern Company

Monitoring Building Performance through Integrating BIM and MIMOSA
Robin Drogemuller, Professor of Digital Design, Queensland University of Technology; Dr. Lin Ma, Professor of Engineering Management, Queensland University of Technology

Nuclear Materials Traceability in the Digital Supply Chain
Sean McDermott, Logistics Operations Manager, Westinghouse

Operation Success: How to Get the Most Out of Your Career
Jim Klein, Senior Consultant, AVEVA; Lisa Hogle, Program Manager, Arizona State University; Steve Makredes, Director of Construction, Target; Dr. Allan Chasey, Associate Professor, Arizona State University; Jim Kinter, Manager, Engineering Information Systems, Zachry

Plant Configuration Management (CM) for Nuclear New Build (NNB)
Rolf Gibbels, Global Business Development Executive Leader for Power Generation, IBM E&U, IBM; Keiko Chitose, Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems; Akira Konishi, Lead Engineer, Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems

Pooled Inventory Management: Efficient Information Sharing to Ensure Effective Parts Interchangeability and Emergency Response
Randy Mundy, Procurement & Business Development Manager, Southern Company

Procurement and Materials Management Working Group
Ken Long, Head of Panprojects USA, Panprojects Panalpina Group

Product Information Mapping, Collaboration and Management Within Your Value Chain
Claudio Pinto, Senior Director, Business Development, Thomas Industrial Network, Michael Sprague, Business Development/Sales, Thomas Industrial Network

Project Information Flows
Chehade Kassouf, Manager Technical Marketing Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC); Neill Pawsey, European Project Manager, Fiatech

Real-Time Field Reporting Using Smart Devices
Neill Pawsey, European Project Director, Fiatech; Dan Slade, Manager Construction Automation, Jacobs

Regulatory Streamlining Working Group
Thomas Phillips, Code Compliance Manger, Target

Safer Work Schedules: An Innovative Approach to Crew Scheduling
Kerry Hamlett, Marine Dock Foreman, BP; Steve Heise, Founder, ePM

Some Things New for 2012!
Nicole Testa Boston, Deputy Director, Fiatech
Robert Fuqua, President/CEO, Atlas RFID Solutions
Christopher Chwedyk, Director, Burnham Nationwide, Inc.
Susan Bennett, Partner, CrossInnovation.NET
Ted Blackmon, President/CEO, Intelliwave Technologies
Pelin Atasoy, CEO, MADCAD
Geoff Stone, CEO, Metalforming
George Daddis, CEO, Omni-ID
Steve Jennings, Director Worldwide Sales, Trimble Navigation

Standardized Nuclear Plant Models (Plant Information Model (PIM)
Ken Barry, Senior Project Manager, EPRI

STEM - The Silver Bullet for Next Gen Workforce Development
Moderator: Carol Rieg, Corporate Foundation Officer, Bentley Systems
Panel: Solar Knights, South Plantation; Katherine M. Boutin, Broward County; Fernando Abad, PE, Bentley Systems

The BIM Aware Enterprise
Bassem Hamdy, VP, Solutions, CMiC; Moawia Abdelkarim, Construction Technology & Innovation Team Member, DPR Construction

The Challenge, the Opportunity and the Future of Engineering Interoperability
Matthew McKinley, Head of Strategic Product Management, COMOS Plant Engineering, Siemens; Kari Asikainen, Director, Engineering Management, Foster Wheeler Energia Oy

The Dog Ate My Home
Anirban Basu

The Future of Innovation and the Converging Forces of Change
Thomas Frey

The Rapidly Changing Global Economic and Environmental Landscapes Demand Efficient Life Cycle Building Management Processes
Peter Cholakis, CMO, 4Clicks Solutions

tok! an interactive innovation strategy
Menno de Jonge, Directeur Innovatie & Strategisch Informatiemanger, Ballast Nedam N.V.

Transforming the World's Infrastructure through Innovation and Technology
Ray Topping, Director, Fiatech

Unified Thinking in the Century of Changing Technologies - Baby Boom
Evgeniya Dmitrieva, Senior Engineer, JSC (All-Russian Research Institute for Nuclear Power Plants Operation)

Use of 3D Laser Scanning During Construction – Structural Survey and Floor Flatness
Chris Pechacek, VDC Director, McCarthy Building Companies

Video and Point Cloud Integration for Railway Signal Placement
Francois Valois, Senior Product Manager, Bentley Systems

Vision-Based Tracking of Construction Entities
Man-Woo Park, Graduate Research Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology

Visualization for the Building Team: "What You See Is What You Build"
Steve Jones, Senior Director, McGraw-Hill Construction

Welcome & Opening Ceremonies
Jerry Gipson, Jr., Senior Director, Manufacturing & Engineering IT, The Dow Chemical Company; J. P. Blake, Director, Project Delivery Group, Hatch; and Bruce Strupp, Director Engineering & Design, CH2MHILL