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Automated People Movers 2005
Date: May 1 - 4, 2005
Place: Orlando, FL USA
odern communications and controls have produced fully automated passenger systems known as automated people movers (APMs). Initial work started in the late1960s, and substantial progress has since been made. Driverless operation of heavy urban rail services is now seen as acceptable and desirable among some public transit officials, especially in Europe and parts of Asia. APMs have transformed airport planning and created new ways for special development districts and urban campuses to organize themselves. The evolution of this industry is uniquely marked in the APM conference series organized by the American Society of Civil Engineers. With the inaugural conference having been held in Miami in 1985, this series will celebrate its 10th event in Orlando May 1-4, 2005.
Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2005
Date: May 2 - 5, 2005
Place: Houston, TX USA
"A Sea of Resources. An Ocean of Knowledge" is the theme for the 2005 Offshore Technology Conference, 2-5 May in Houston. Whether you've never experienced OTC or been attending for years, it is a unique opportunity to:
  • Meet with hundreds of vendors offering everything related to offshore oil and gas
  • Listen to hundreds of technical papers sharing field experience and technical developments
  • Learn about technologies recognized as innovations (through the Spotlight on Technology)
  • Network with individuals and companies who share your offshore challenges
  • Hear expert speakers on important topics at topical luncheons and industry breakfasts
  • and so much more....
5th International Conference on Ecosystems and Sustainable Development place
Date: May 3 - 5, 2005
Place: Cadiz, Spain
ECOSUD 2005 is the Fifth International Conference in the well-established series on Ecosystems and Sustainable Development. The meetings provide a unique forum for the presentation and discussion of recent work on aspects of ecosystems and sustainable development, including physical aspects and modelling. The aim of the Conference is to encourage and facilitate the interdisciplinary communication between scientists, engineers, economists and professionals working in ecological systems and sustainable development. Emphasis will be given to those areas that will most benefit from the application of scientific methods for sustainable development, including the conservation of natural systems around the world.

The Conference objectives have evolved over the years, seeking to integrate thermodynamics, ecology and economics into “ecodynamics”.

This successful series first started in Peniscola, Spain (1997); and continued in Lemnos, Greece (1999); Alicante, Spain (2001) and Siena, Italy (2003).  
Heritage of Technology - Gdansk Outlook 4
Date: May 4 - 7, 2005
Place: Gdansk, Poland
The group of the technical heritage enthusiasts and researchers regarding the:
  • Recommendation No. R (90) 20 of the Committee of Ministers to Member States on the protection and conservation of the industrial, technical and civil engineering heritage in Europe;
  • Recommendation No. R (98) 5 concerning heritage education;
  • UNESCO World Declaration on Higher Education for the Twenty-first Century: Vision and Action;
  • The European Landscape Convention adopted by the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers on 19 July, 2000;
  • Declaration on Cultural Diversity adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 7 December 2000;
  • Resolution No. 2 of the 5th European Conference of Ministers responsible for the cultural heritage on the Council of Europe's future activities in the cultural heritage field, 2002-2005;
  • UNESCO Convention for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage on 17 October 2003

as well as, respecting the tradition of international meetings devoted to the heritage of technology which have been organized in Gdansk in 1993, 1995, 1997 and 1999;

Pan-European research on cultural heritage in the field of technology and the activities of the Forum UNESCO - University and Heritage;

centenary of the technical university education in Gdansk (October 6, 1904) and the 60th Anniversary of establishing the Politechnika Gdanska - Gdansk University of Technology (May 24, 1945);

undertakes the organisation of the International Conference "Heritage of Technology - Gdansk Outlook 4" (HOT - GO 4), Gdansk, Poland, May 4-7, 2005.
Solutions to Coastal Disasters 2005
Date: May 8 - 11, 2005
Place: Charleston, SC USA
Solutions to Coastal Disasters Conference 2005 is a must-attend conference for coastal planners, managers, scientists, engineers, geologists, economists, oceanographers, meteorologists, property owners, elected officials and others interested in the coasts. Mark your calendar now and plan to join peers and experts worldwide.
BE Conference 2005
Date: May 8 - 12, 2005
Place: Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD USA
It’s an annual gathering of Bentley software users and their managers who want to sharpen their skills and expand their knowledge. The BE Conference includes hundreds of information-rich sessions of training, updates, and best-practice sharing.
CSMIP Annual Seminar on Utilization of Strong Motion Data - 2005
Date: May 10, 2005
Place: Omni Hotel
251 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA USA
The California Strong Motion Instrumentation Program (CSMIP) in the Division of Mines and Geology (now also known as the California Geological Survey) of the California Department of Conservation established a Data Interpretation Project in 1989. Each year the CSMIP funds several data interpretation contracts for the analysis and utilization of strong-motion data. The primary objectives of the Data Interpretation Project are to further the understanding of strong ground shaking and the response of structures, and to increase the utilization of strong-motion data in improving post-earthquake response, seismic code provisions and design practices.
LCI Labor Symposium
Date: May 10 - 11, 2005
Place: 1300 Tuyuna Road
Santa Ana Pueblo / Albuquerque, NM 87004 USA
The Labor Symposium will explore issues relating to labor in the construction industry. An LCI White Paper will be available on the subject. In this meeting we will move beyond trying to 'sell" or train away the problem. Rather we intend to explore more deeply how the structure, culture, employee engagement and work practices typical in the industry affect our ability to develop a workforce able to deliver greater value to themselves and other project participants.

The seminar will be held in at the Hyatt Tuyuna Resory near the Albuquerque, NM. For reservations, phone 505 867 1234 and ask for the Lean Construction Institute rate. The seminar begins at 8 am each day and closes at 4:30 on the 15th and 4:00 on the 16th. Breaks, lunches and workbooks are provided participants. Dress is casual.
Lateral Forces Seminar
Date: May 12, 2005
Place: Woodbury University
Burbank, CA USA
This year the ARE Exam Series is structured to enable participants to follow a schedule that can potentially enable them to become a licensed architect by September 2006.

Based on the fact that most people take about three to five months to study for one exam, I have blocked out the schedule based on an average three-month time frame for each exam topic. This allows participants to study independently, attend the seminars, the workshops and the study groups in a combination that will provide an enhanced opportunity of taking and passing the exams.

Exams can be scheduled by the individual to follow the series of specific preparation activities. In the first month for each exam topic, participants will become familiar with the subject matter. The second month, participants will attend the seminars and the workshops. These will be presented by architects & engineers that have previously conducted workshops and seminars for the Chapter in addition to newly licensed architects who will bring a current prospective to the process. The third month participants will attend the study groups where they will work together to help each other identify and clear areas of misunderstanding and test each other using various methods.
World Water & Environmental Resources Congress 2005
Date: May 15 - 19, 2005
Place: Anchorage, AK USA
Plan to attend 4 days of Technical Sessions, covering:
  • Role of Simulation Models in Adaptive Management of Environmental Systems
  • Hydrologic Impacts of Changing Climate Patterns
  • Irrigation Adaptation to Changing Water Supplies
  • Social Impacts and Infrastructure Modification Due to Rising Sea Levels
  • Biological Responses to Changing Climates ...and much more!
Building for Boomers & Beyond: Seniors Housing Symposium 2005
Date: May 16 - 18, 2005
Place: Westfields Marriott Resort
Chantilly, VA USA
How do you measure success?

Just as every customer is different, every industry professional has his or her own criteria for success. The question remains: What can you do to be more successful?

The answers can be found at Building for Boomers & Beyond: Seniors Housing Symposium 2005, appropriately titled The Measure of Success.

Presented by the NAHB Seniors Housing Council, Building for Boomers & Beyond is considered the premier education and networking conference for industry professionals who serve the growing active adult market.
Institute of Design Strategy Conference
Date: May 18 - 19, 2005
Place: Museum of Contemporary Art
(Downtown), Chicago, IL USA
Global businesses increasingly appreciate how design and design thinking can provide them with high-level, strategic value and competitive advantage. In an intensely competitive market, with ever more diverse and demanding customers, executives are often left unsure of exactly what products, communications and services to create for what segments of the market. Design, with its ability to understand users, redefine problems and create systemic, human-centered solutions, can help companies better understand their customer’s daily lives, and lead directly to valuable (and valued) offerings that are effectively tailored to their market.
The AIA National Convention and Design Exposition - 2005
Date: May 19 - 21, 2005
Place: Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV USA
The AIA National Convention and Design Exposition brings together more than 22,000* architects and building industry professionals, making it one of the most successful conventions for those pursuing the architectural market. Don't miss the opportunity to reach this market at the AIA National Convention and Design Exposition! Visiting the Expo floor is always one of the top reasons attendees choose AIA's annual event.
Second Annual PMI College of Scheduling Conference
Date: May 22 - 25, 2005
Place: Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, AZ USA
The schedule for the 2nd Annual College of Scheduling Conference has been set and we have an exceptional group of speakers and presenters offering over 45 presentations over three days from May 22nd to May 25th, 2005. This years theme, “Excellence in Scheduling”, is examined in the seven tracks that are offered.
SPAR 2005
Date: May 23 - 24, 2005
Place: Houston Omni Westside
Houston, TX USA
The aim of SPAR 2005 is threefold. First the conference will illuminate the business case for using 3D laser scanning and other dimensional control technologies to improve the efficiency and reduce the risk of capital project execution for process manufacturing, civil infrastructure, transportation, fossil and nuclear power generation, offshore construction and architectural projects through improved existing- conditions capture. Second, SPAR 2005 will help practitioners from survey firms, laser scanning service providers, engineering/construction firms as well as asset owners and operators discover and exchange information about best practices to deploy these technologies. Third, SPAR 2005 showcases the newest technology from the world’s leading suppliers of terrestrial laser scanning hardware, software and services.
The Third Biot Conference on Poromechanics--Biot Centennial
Date: May 24 - 27, 2005
Place: The University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK USA
This conference will serve as an international forum to exchange information on the latest advances in the mechanics of porous materials and their application to a broad range of disciplines, including geomechanics, biomechanics, geophysics, materials science, composite materials, acoustics, and civil, chemical, environmental, mechanical, and petroleum engineering, etc. The approaches include analytical, computational, and experimental. The scales range from nano, micro and macro to field scales.
GeoProb 2005 Conference
Date: May 25 - 27, 2005
Place: Eastern Mediterranean University
Famagusta, Turkey
Conference Topics
  • Advances in testing techniques of unsaturated soils
  • Implementation of unsaturated soil mechanics to geotechnical engineering practices
  • Swelling/shrinking clays
  • Collapsible soils (Collapse sink-holes, compacted soils)
  • Dispersive soils
  • Cemented/structured soils
  • Liquefiable soils: Influence of particle crushing/cementation on the liquefaction potential
  • Contaminated soils: Hydro-mechanical behaviour of mine tailings, waste rock and landfill soils
  • Chemo-mechanical couplings in soils
  • Remediation techniques of problematic soils
  • Construction methodologies in problematic soils
  • Case histories
  • Other related topics
Helsinkiís Exceptional Architecture: What, Who, Where, Why?
Date: May 26 - 29, 2005
Place: Helsinki, Finland
Four periods of outstanding architectural achievement left their imprint on Helsinki since it was founded on the rocky Baltic shores, only two centuries ago, as the capital of Finland — then a province of the Russian Empire.

The first centers on the work of C.L. Engel, a classmate of Schinkel in Berlin, who was sent to Helsinki in the early 19th century from St. Petersburg to head the design and construction of major new buildings — churches, the university, hospitals and armories. His masterwork is the Lutheran Cathedral, set on granite rocks overlooking the old town core. Its design uniquely incorporates Byzantine massing and richness, Czarist ceremonial pomp, and Nordic Palladianism. See more on the event we b site ....
buildingSMART conference 2005 - Oslo Norway
Date: May 31 - June 1, 2005
Place: Oslo, Norway
  • Exchange and sharing of information between different disciplines and work processes can significantly reduce cost, save time and increase quality of building projects.
  • Building Information Modeling is one example of technologies which are now being used by the Building Industry to achieve new efficiencies in design and construction.
  • The buildingSMART conference facilitates an international forum for exchange of knowledge and experience between government & industry
  • This is NOT a technical event - but highly focused on process improvements, business cases, opportunities, profits, legal issues and other challenges currently facing the building industry
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