September 10, 2007
Toward Successful Implementations
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New Products

AVEVA , the provider of plant and marine design and engineering lifecycle solutions announces the launch of AVEVA PDMS 12.

AVEVA PDMS 12, is the latest generation of the leading plant design tool This release fully supports the Microsoft .NET user interface with highly interactive 3D graphical editing functions making it easier to learn, faster to use and a lot more productive.

4M a member of
IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC), announced the new release of 4M-IntelliCAD 6.4, further to ITC’s official announcement published on August 28. Among many others, this latest release supports DWG 2008 compatibility. 4M-IntelliCAD 6.4 is available in four versions (Viewer, Classic, Standard and Professional). In addition, it serves as the CAD engine of the 4M Verticals (IDEA Architectural, STRAD/STEEL Structural and FINE MEP). 4M software can be easily downloaded via the web, or it can be also provided by over twenty (20) 4M distributors in 17 countries, offering high quality local training and support services.


Date September 11 - 13, 2007 
Place : Wallingford Software

Howbery Park, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 8BA United Kingdom 
This year's International User Conference, will be held over three days from 11th to 13th September at Howbery Park in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK.

The first and second days will be divided into three core streams covering the main water disciplines of collection systems (InfoWorks CS), water supply (InfoWorks WS), river systems and coastal engineering (InfoWorks RS) and flood management and forecasting (FloodWorks). The third day is dedicated to network data management and Wallingford Software's InfoNet solution. 
Date   September 11, 2007
Place 10330 Natural Bridge Road

St. Louis, MO USA
This one day conference brings together highway and bridge construction experts from state and federal agencies and the construction industry to discuss and formulate recommendations for: the outlook for construction material costs, construction pratices that can be used to mitigate cost increases, and identify other practices impacting construction costs.
Date  September 12, 2007
Place  Online

Retailers look to real estate and construction departments to improve bottom-line results. New store openings alone represent as much as 50% of revenue growth for retailers. Construction of new stores and store remodels represent 80% to 90% of retailer's capital budgets.

The acceleration of store construction from site selection through the grand opening of the store increases revenue weeks and bottom-line profit. The automation and improvement of the project cost and schedule management of both new store openings and re-models reduces capital project expenses, significantly improving financial performance. 
Central Reprographics Association Trade Show  
Date   September 13 - 15, 2007
Place  Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

On Nicollet Mall, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MT 55403 USA
In the heart of downtown Minneapolis, you’ll find the 2007 CRA Convention host Hotel, the Hyatt Regency, one of the city’s premier hotels; located on Nicollet Mall, a mile long open air pedestrian mall with access to downtown attractions and shopping like: Macy’s, Saks, Neiman Marcus, Polo/Ralph Lauren and Crate & Barrel just to mention a few. 
Date  September 13 - 16, 2007 
Place  ViB Events

55-57 North Wharf Rd, London, W2 1LA United Kingdom 
The Leading European Architects Forum (LEAF) is an international community for those involved with the architectural environment, including architects and planners, contractors, developers, and interior designers.

LEAF 2007 will enable architects looking for new ideas and inspiration to meet with established and emerging suppliers. Suppliers attending the event will be able to build and develop stronger links with the architectural community as well as gaining a deeper understanding of the market. 
Date September 14 - 16, 2007
Place  Concourse Exhibition Center

San Francisco, CA USA 
The Dwell on Design Conference and Exhibition is an idea-driven, hands-on experience designed to ignite a creative spark within anyone who is passionate about modern design, sustainability, and smart growth.

Dwell on Design will feature presentations and conversations with influential product designers, architects, landscape designers, critics, innovators in green building practices and other industry leaders.
Date  : September 17 - 18, 2007
Place Beijing, China
The scope of the conferences held to date has encompassed the ‘state-of-the-art’ in bridge design, construction, maintenance and assessment. This conference will do likewise but with the specific objective of addressing issues relating to:

- Lessons that can be learnt from the past

- Advances in the understanding of the structural behaviour of bridges

- Durability, structural reliability, risk management and health monitoring

- Whole life costing and investment for the future

- Bridge management and its relationship with Infrastructure management

- The impact and future role of IT in bridge construction and management

- Innovation in bridge design, construction and repair

- The future of condition monitoring, assessment and maintenance

It is envisaged that there will be papers on major bridge schemes throughout the world, including both those that have been completed and those still under construction. In particular, an effort will be made to ensure that all sessions include at least one paper of local or regional interest in order to promote the exchange of ideas and existing practice.
Date  September 18 - 21, 2007 
Place  Beijing , China 
The International Solar Energy Society and the Chinese Solar Energy Society warmly welcome you to the ISES Solar World Congress 2007 (SWC2007) in Beijing, China, from September 18 to 21, 2007.
Date  September 19 - 20, 2007 
Place  Plymouth, MI USA 
At PLM Road Map™ 2007, you will find out first hand which issues are currently confronting end users. Presentations will cover driving critical parameters across design, frameworks for process transformation, the impact of organizational and cultural constraints, SOA for integration across the full development cycle, transforming CAE into a strategic business initiative, BOM integration across design and manufacturing, mechatronics and embedded software, and more. 
Date  September 26 - 28, 2007 
Place  Marriott New York at the Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn, NY USA 
The AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice invites you to join a discussion among world leaders in the justice field regarding innovation in planning, design, technology, and research for courthouses. Share your expertise with designers and key decision makers. The AIA welcomes attendees from a variety of associated professions within the justice field, including planners, architects, owners, judges, court administrators, contractors, and vendors. 
Date  : September 27 - 29, 2007

Be at the top of your game with the latest trends and techniques for the building industry. The Sunbelt Builders ShowTM is a great place for your to sharpen your skills and move ahead of the competition with more than 350 exhibit booths and over 30 education sessions.

You can build new relationships with industry leaders and other building professionals from across the United States. Our trade show features the latest building products and vendors ready to help your business grow. 
Date  September 27 - 29, 2007 
Place  Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Headquarters

London, United Kingdom
Learn from industry leaders, through educational sessions and project tours, about design excellence through design-build in the international marketplace.

Proposed topics:

  • International design-build competitions

  • Public-private partnerships and international design-build project delivery methods

  • The architect's changing role in the industry
    Date  September 27 - 28, 2007 
    Place  Seattle Hilton 1301

    6th Avenue Seattle, WA USA 
    INTRODUCTION TO LEAN CONSTRUCTION: PRODUCTION SYSTEM DESIGN AND CONTROL Introduction to Lean Construction provides an overview of Lean Construction and its underlying theory, principles and techniques. The seminar will also focus on the design, operation and improvement of the project based production systems and their control along with the continuing practice of work structuring. The Last Planner System® of production control, the essential planning system for lean projects will be described and its function explained. This session is a must for people and companies
    considering or adopting Lean Construction. 
    Date  September 27 - 29, 2007 
    Place  South Padre Island Convention Center

    South Padre Island, TX USA 
    The annual LRGV- AIA Building Communities Conference at South Padre Island, provides continuing education credits for architects, engineers, contractors, interior designers, and landscape architects. Join us on September 28 & 29, 2007 at South Padre Island Convention Centre for 2 days of fun in the sun, lots of food and friends and all in a casual no-tie zone. Come a day early for a fabulous binational tour and earn an additional 6 LUHs.
    Date   September 27 - 28, 2007
    Place  Polk County Convention Complex

    501 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA USA
    This Annual Convention is the annual trade show event for AIA Iowa. It features the latest building products and services from hundreds of suppliers and offers a full schedule of accredited continuing education seminars addressing current issues, innovations and techniques in the architectural industry.
    Date  September 27 - 30, 2007
    Place  Marquette Hotel

    710 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2368 USA 
    Commensurate with this year's AIA150 celebration, the AIA Committee on Design is focusing on waterfront cities. Two design conferences and an ideas competition comprise its focus. The COD's spring conference was held in Miami, and now the COD moves to Minneapolis for its fall conference, The Rejuvenation of American Cities on the Water. Both cities experienced a boom in the early 20th century, a decline in the later part of the century, and a total renaissance at the start of the 21st century. 
    Date  : October 3 - 5, 2007 
    Place  IP Casino Resort and Spa

    Biloxi, MS USA 
    The BE Conference, which consistently scores a 99% attendee satisfaction rating, is a once-a-year learning opportunity for Bentley user organizations offering professional training, technology updates, keynotes, and best practice sharing. At these sessions, attendees better themselves, better their organizations, and better the ways they can improve the world’s infrastructure. 
    Date October 4 - 5, 2007 
    Place  Albuquerque, NM USA 
    Successful academic science programs (leading-edge technology, top people, fast-growing, financially strong) are being built on the fact that modern science buildings are vital tools for leading-edge research and teaching. At Tradeline’s 19th annual College & University Science Buildings conference you’ll learn how new planning models and design concepts, multi-science flexibility features, streamlined project delivery, and facility operating models are producing more science program per capital dollar, lowering operating costs, and creating readily adaptable, long-lived science
    infrastructures for the future.

    FULL PROGRAM INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THIS MEETING BY MID-JUNE, 2007. Email to get full program details as they become available.

    Register through August 31 2007 SAVE $150 USD 
    Date  October 4 - 7, 2007 
    Place  Halifax

    Nova Scotia, B3J 1E7 Canada 
    The Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) together with the Canada Design Research Network (CDRN) will hold the ACADIA 2007 international conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 1 - 7, 2007. Hosts are the Dalhousie University School of Architecture and NSCAD University.

    The four-day event will include keynote lectures, international and local exhibitions, competition awards, research papers, works-in-progress presentations, and plenary session paper presentations by leading-edge researchers and academics from around the world. Material and software workshops will precede the main conference. 
    Date  October 7 - 9, 2007 
    Place  Sheraton Hotel & Towers

    Chicago, IL USA 
    CMAA is leading the growth and acceptance of construction management as a professional discipline that can add significant value to the entire construction process, from conception to ongoing operation.

    Membership in CMAA includes more than 4,000 firms and individuals. Owners, engineers, architects, contractors, educators, students...everyone with a stake in the construction industry's success.

    All parties to a project are vitally interested in excellence of execution--including rapid completion, high fidelity to specifications, conscientious cost control, and optimum use of all resources. Professional construction management delivers these values. 
    Date  October 7 - 10, 2007 
    Place  Squaw Creek

    Lake Tahoe, CA USA 
    The International Conference on Computer Design encompasses a wide range of topics in the research, design, and implementation of computer systems and their components. ICCD’s multi-disciplinary emphasis provides an ideal environment for developers and researchers to discuss practical and theoretical work covering system and computer architecture, verification and test, design and technology, and tools and methodologies 

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