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2008 Conference


2008 Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System Overview
Mike Park, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

3DVirtual Reality for Production Optimization & Asset Management
Nelia Mazula, VRcontext

Application of Building Information Modeling for Plan Review and Approval in e-Government
Eunice Lee, International Code Council

Applying Existing Technology to Support the COAA Workface Planning Model Best Practice
Lloyd Rankin, Ascension Systems; Geoff Ryan, Insight-WFP; Eric Crivella, Common Point

Aspects of Executing Project Engineering Utilizing Life Cycle Software Tools and Techniques
Stephen Kersch, Mustang Engineering; Jim Klein, AVEVA

Assuring Asset Documentation Integrity With Automated Business Processes for the Enterprise
Mike Jones, McLaren Software

Business Model Driven Integrated Asset Information Management
Hakan Sarbanoglu, Kalido; Bill Nystrom, BP

Codes and Standards Automation - Transforming Engineering Specifications From Static Documents Into Intelligent, Electronic Resources
Leon Gorbaty, S&B Engineers and Constructors

Collaboration and the Path to Interoperability
Derek Middlemas, AVEVA

Collaboration Reinvented: Intelligent Communication for Capital Projects
Bassem Hamdy, CMiC

Creating Sustainable Business Value Through Innovation
Sam Migliore, Bentley Systems

Delivering Value Through Business Process Management
John Leet, Skire

Design, Operate, Maintain (DOM) – A New Systems Perspective on Plant Asset Life Cycle Management and Information Interoperability
Dr. Sidney Snitkin, ARC Advisory Group

Enterprise Visualization: Optimizing Engineering & Construction Workflows
Paul Giaconia, Oracle

ERP and Interoperability
Sandra Benson, Oracle

Expanding Roadmap Opportunities
Deke Smith, buildingSMART alliance, NIBS

Extending BIM to Capture Construction Process Documentation
Dr. James Goedert, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Dr. Pavan Meadati, Southern Polytechnic University

FIATECH: Serving the Industry
Ric Jackson, FIATECH

Flat Build™ and Green Project Delivery; Controlled Engineering Records From EPC to Owner
Dr. Gui Ponce de Leon, PMA Construction

Future Construction & Transportation Technology
Chang-se Kim, KICTEP

Hi Performance Wi-Fi Networking, the Great In–Building Enabler
Kurt Sauter, Xirrus

Improving the Planning Process for Sustained Business Value
Jonathan Antevy, e-Builder; Joseph Buysse, K. Hovnanian Homes

Information Booth – A Revolutionary On-Site Communication Concept
Dr. Janaka Ruwanpura, University of Calgary

Innovative LNG Tank Construction Techniques
Randy Park, Zachry Construction Corporation

Integration of GIS and GPS to Improve Utility Mapping and Damage Prevention
Dr. Allan Chasey, Arizona State University; Robert Cowan, Arizona State University

ISO 15926 WIP Implementation - Cooperation in ADI
Julian Bourne, NRX Global; Manoj Dharwadkar, Bentley Systems

Laser Models - A Clear Revolution
Eric Hoffman, Quantapoint

Lessons From the Frontlines - Educating A Competitive, IT Savvy Engineering and Construction Workforce
Dr. William O'Brien, University of Texas at Austin

Leveraging Collaborative Project Management Technology to Maintain the Built Environment
Frank Moore, Autodesk

Making Cents With BIM
Laird Landis, General Motors

Managing Controlled Engineering Records for the Critical Information Transfer From the EPC to Plant Sustainment and Operations at Suncor Energy Using CERLL
Philip Cleghorn, Suncor; Hugh Ritchie, Open Text

Managing Engineering Inconsistency – Dealing With One of the By-Products of Interoperability
Ewan Botterill, Intergraph

Maximizing the Business Value of Facility Management Automation
Jennifer Keller, Dow Jones; Chris Keller, Facilities Solutions Group

Meeting the Information Management Challenges of Today's Capital Project Environment - An Owner Operator Perspective
Edward Fry, Chevron

Mobile Augmented Reality for Construction and Production
Dr. Charles Woodward, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland; Jani Peltopuro, Poyry Forest Industry

Mobile Satellite Communications – Enabling Remote Construction Connectivity
Simon Curran, Inmarsat

Optimizing Your RFID Implementation – Tips, Tricks and Techniques From the Application of RFID in Real World Construction Projects
Dr. Sangyoon Chin, Sungkyunkwan University; Cheolho Choi, DoallTech; Dr. Liang Liu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Road to Reform: How to Fix America's Broken Construction Industry
Barry B. LePatner, LePatner & Associates LLP

Roll Out's Complete...Now What? Leveraging the Collaboration Platform to It's Fullest Potential
Tad Fry, Anheuser-Busch

Simulation Guided Project Planning
Chuck Sanders, ePM; Pat Gorman, ePM

Spatial Imaging Benefits for the Owner/Operator
Ken Dooley, Trimble

Technology Management Tools and Methods
Richard Neal, Integrated Manufacturing Technology Initiative (IMTI)

The Connected Site - An Industry Moves Into the Future
LaVonne Frazier, Trimble

The Enterprise Responsive Building
Dr. Toby Considine, University of North Carolina

The Information Management Crisis in Major Capital Projects
Ray Simonson, Software Innovation

The Intelligent and Automated Construction Job Site Research Testbed
Kamel Saidi, NIST

The Rosetta Stone: Value Added Via Integration
Mike Milinusic, OnTrack Engineering

The World's Largest Supercomputer, and What It Could Do for Your Company
Melyssa Fratkin, University of Texas at Austin

Visibility and Efficiency Across the Project Life Cycle
Bruno Berti, Meridian Systems

Welcome Address
James B. Porter, Jr., DuPont

Who's Teaching Your SmartBuildings Now and What Are They Learning?
Rich Chmielewski, Siemens; Jeff Becker, Honeywell Process Solutions