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and adoption of innovative practices
and technologies to realize the highest business value throughout the life
cycle of capital assets.

2009 Conference


3 Steps for Successfully Implementing a Paperless Workflow
Don Jacob, Bluebeam Software

A Simulation-based Approach for Scenario-based Planning
Dr. Simaan AbouRizk, PEng, Professor University of Alberta; Siri Fernando, City of Edmonton

Advanced Technologies Used in the Plant Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP)
Majdi Zahran, Intergraph

Advancing Sustainability Practices Across the Capital Project Roadmap
Ray Topping, CH2MHILL

AEX Team Meeting
Sharon Bickford, FIATECH; Mark Palmer, NIST; Russell Adams, Dominion

Attracting the Next Generation to Our Industry
Dr. Subramaniam Mahadevan; Johnette C. Shockley, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Beyond BIM: 3D and Integration Tools to Facilitate Lean Construction
Zuhair Haddad, Consolidated Contractors Company

BIM There & Done That: Using Integrated Systems to Manage EPC Project with Certainty
John R. Fish, Ford, Bacon & Davis

Bluetooth Headset with Virtual 15 Inch PC Display-Hands-free Natural Speech Recognition–Wireless Command & Control of PCs, Cell Phones, Industrial Equipment, Company Networks and Internet Services
Jeffrey Jacobsen, Kopin Corporation; Todd Sutton, Zachry Construction Company

Building 2.0: Energy-Efficient, Smart and Intelligent
Dr. Abdul Samad (Sami) Kazi, VTT – Technical Research Centre of Finland; Dr. Alain Zarli, Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment

Camelot Presents iRING
Robin Benjamins, Bechtel; Rob Brawn, CH2MHILL; Andrew Guard, Shaw Power Group;

Change Control and Cost Reporting on a Mega-Project
Mark Bodner, First Vice President, Tishman Construction Corporation of Nevada

Comprehending the US Construction Marketplace – 2009
Mark (Rusty) Sherwood, McGraw-Hill Construction

Digital Signatures – What Engineering Organizations Need to Know
Brian Hase, Braun Intertec; Shahar Malina, ARX

Dismantlement and Refurbishing Simulation and Validation Applied to An Hydroelectrical Powerhouse
Dr. Edward S. Popko, Worldwide IBM Product Lifecycle Management Solutions

FIATECH Board of Advisors Chair Welcome Remarks
Tom Hannigan, Zachry

FIATECH Project Showcase
Gary Barnes, Bechtel; Ric Jackson, FIATECH; Neill Pawsey, FIATECH

Field BIM: Tracking Steel and Precast from the Model to the Field and Back
Ebriama Jagana, Standard Supplies; Josh Kanner, Vela Systems

First Stage Deployment of ISO 15926
Andrew McBrien, Aspen Technology

Forecasting the Future: Tools, Technologies and Techniques for Creating Your Own Crystal
Ball Jeffrey Jacobsen, Kopin Corporation; Fran Rabuck, Bentley Systems; Scott Bartlett, Microsoft

From the Project to the Business to the Enterprise
Craig Larson, Oracle|Primavera; Richard Sappe, Oracle|Primavera

Global Valve Cross-Reference e-Catalog (GVCC) State of the Union
Sharon Bickford, FIATECH; John Fish, Ford, Bacon & Davis; Kenneth Hamilton, Process Industry Practices (PIP)

Hedge Your Bets with Digital Construction Planning: Case Studies from ENTERGY
Al Casas, Dassault Systemes

How Petronas is Leading the Malaysian Oil & Gas Industry into Interoperability
Neil McPhater, AVEVA; Toralf Mueller, ALCIM; Yusoff B Hj Siraj, Petronas

Integrated Subcontract and Materials Management - Definition, Development & Deployment Overview
Michael Buss, Intergraph; Bob DeLong, CH2MHILL

Integration of i-Booth©, Virtual Supervision and Automated Tracking to Improve Performance of Construction Projects
Dr. Janaka Ruwanpura University of Calgary; Lahiru Silva, University of Calgary; Tharindu Weerasinghe, University of Calgary

Intergraph Enhanced API Mechanical Equipment Datasheets
Bryan K. Layton, Intergraph

iPLM: "Closing the Loop" on the Life Cycle of Plant Data
Russell Adams, Dominion Virginia Power; Berry T. Gibson, IBM Software Group

Location-based Scheduling Linked to a BIM Integrated Scope-Cost-Schedule Model in Virtual Design and Construction (VDC)
Forest Peterson, Stanford University Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE)

Maximizing Value from the Structural Supply Chain
Vic O'Mara, AceCad

Mobile Controls Management Services
Firas Hijazi, Consolidated Contractors Company

Plan for Infrastructure Renewal
Walter O. Baumy, Jr., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Power Focus Group
John Gaertner, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Project and Portfolio Management and BIM for the Plan, Build, Operate Phases of a Facility's Lifecycle
Jordan Brandt, Horizontal LLC; Marc Krichman, Meridian Systems

Reducing the Risk of the Engineering Systems Integration Gamble
Scott Warnke, Alstom Power

RFID Tutorial
Michael Mitchell, Alien Technology; Fran Rabuck, Bentley Systems

Safety - An Integral Part of FIATECH
Deborah L. Grubbe, DuPont (retired)

Specifications Automation – Transforming Engineering Specifications from Static Documents into Intelligent, Electronic Resources
Leon Gorbaty, S&B

Springs Preserve
Jay Nichols, Springs Preserve

The Fine Art of Gambling Collaboratively
Michael Elkins, Kestral Group; Hugh Ritchie, Open Text

The First Knowledge Engine™—Generating the Power to Forecast Individual and Group Patterns of Behavior
John Furey, The MindTime Project

The Transformation Roadmap to Smart Process Manufacturing
Dr. Jim Davis, UCLA

Training in Virtual Reality
Rolf Gibbels, Dassault Systemes

Using Industry Standards and 3D Gaming Technology in Asset Life Cycle Management & Beyond
John Arthur, Octaga

Virtual Education in Construction
Dr. James D. Goedert, University of Nebraska