Norbert Young, President of McGraw-Hill Construction, to Deliver Keynote at 2009 Meridian Systems User Conference

FOLSOM, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 13, 2009— Meridian Systems, the Plan-Build-Operate technology solutions leader for project-based organizations, announced today that Norbert W. Young, Jr., FAIA and president of McGraw-Hill Construction, will be the featured keynote speaker at Meridian’s 2009 User Conference. Meridian’s annual customer gathering will take place May 4-6, 2009 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Complete user conference details are available at:

On Tuesday, May 5, Mr. Young will deliver the keynote address. He will share his insight into the current and future state of the construction industry, including the economic outlook, the impact of the stimulus package, opportunities for growth, the importance of leveraging technology to enhance efficiency and productivity, and the promise of key trends including virtual design and construction and sustainability.

In addition, John Bodrozic, president of Meridian Systems, will open the conference on Monday, May 4 and will speak to Meridian’s vision for the future and industry trends that are impacting project and program management software technology. More than 40 industry expert speakers from the construction and building industries will participate in the 2009 conference; to view a complete speaker list visit:

New to this year’s program is the Meridian Systems Hall of Fame customer recognition awards. Inductees into the Meridian Hall of Fame represent project-based organizations that have demonstrated and documented best-in-class practices when it comes to managing infrastructure-intensive capital building programs and construction projects. For more information or to submit an entry for the Hall of Fame, please visit:

In its 12th year, the Meridian Systems User Conference features the support and participation of several premiere sponsors:

  • Platinum Sponsor: McGraw-Hill Construction’s Project Document Manager (PDM)
  • Gold Sponsor: PSS Consulting Group
  • Silver Sponsor: The Cram Group
  • Exhibitor Sponsors: American Reprographics Company, Construction Imaging Systems, Data Builder, Morpheus Technology Group, and Vela Systems

To register for this year’s conference, please visit:

About Norbert Young, President, McGraw-Hill Construction

Norbert W. Young, Jr., FAIA, was brought up in the design and construction profession, and today he is the voice of McGraw-Hill Construction, the source of construction industry information for more than one million professionals in the $4.6 trillion global construction community. Mr. Young has served as president of McGraw-Hill Construction for 10 years, where he has been an advocate for thought leadership and innovation to realize the company’s vision: to transform the global construction industry by setting new standards through connecting people, projects and products.

About Meridian Systems

Meridian Systems, a Trimble Company (NASDAQ:TRMB), is the Plan-Build-Operate technology solutions leader for project-based organizations (PBO2). Building owners, construction and engineering firms, and public agencies use Meridian software to effectively manage capital building programs and facility assets. Meridian offers construction project management and infrastructure lifecycle management solutions that reduce project costs and schedules across the plan-build-operate project lifecycle. To learn more about how project-based organizations are benefitting from Meridian solutions, download a user study from FMI by visiting:


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