National events for structural engineers

May 2009 » Places & Faces
Conferences, conventions, and annual meetings are an excellent venue for continuing education, as well as for networking with peers and clients. Many national, annual events are of interest to structural engineers. Whether technical or business related, these forums present unique learning opportunities for structural engineers at all responsibility levels. In addition to on-site opportunities, many industries and companies offer regional and online training, seminars, and meetings. See www.gostructural.com/events for a complete list of structural events. Want your event listed? E-mail Editor Jennifer Goupil, P.E., at jgoupil@stagnitomedia.com with the details.
Structural Engineer Staff

National events for structural engineers

Conferences, conventions, and annual meetings are an excellent venue for continuing education, as well as for networking with peers and clients. Many national, annual events are of interest to structural engineers. Whether technical or business related, these forums present unique learning opportunities for structural engineers at all responsibility levels.

In addition to on-site opportunities, many industries and companies offer regional and online training, seminars, and meetings. See www.gostructural.com/events for a complete list of structural events. Want your event listed? E-mail Editor Jennifer Goupil, P.E., at jgoupil@stagnitomedia.com with the details.

2009 Events

May 3-5
PTI Technical Conference & Exhibition

Post-Tensioning Institute
Portland, Ore. www.post-tensioning.org

May 17-20
RECon The Global Retail Real Estate Convention

International Council of Shopping Centers
Las Vegas www.icsc.org

May 19-21
Ecobuild America and AEC- Science and Technology

Conference & Expo
AEC - Science & Technology, Ecobuild
Denver www.aececobuildfall.com

June 11-12
AEC Technology Strategies 2009

Stagnito Media
Las Vegas www.aectechstrategies.com

June 14-17
26th International Bridge Conference

Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh www.eswp.com/bridge

June 24-27
ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil

Engineering
American Society of Civil Engineers
Austin, Texas www.caee.utexas.edu/asceit2009

June 24-27
2009 Joint ASCE-ASME-SES Conference on

Mechanics and Materials
ASCE/Engineering Mechanics Institute and Society
of Engineering Science, Inc.
Blacksburg, Va. www.cpe.vt.edu/mech09

June 28—30
2009 BOMA International Conference

and The Office Building Show
Building Owners & Managers Association International
Philadelphia www.bomaconvention.org

July 5-9
2009 AASHTO Subcommittee on Bridges

and Structures Annual Meeting
American Association of State Highway
and Transportation Officials
New Orleans www.ltrc.lsu.edu/bridge09

July 15-18
SMPS National Conference

Society for Marketing Professionals Services
Las Vegas www.smps.org

Aug. 13-15
Tekla Structures North American User Meeting

Tekla
Denver www.tekla.us/um09

Aug. 20
2009 Integrated Project Delivery Conference

Stagnito Media
Boston www.ipdconference.com

Aug. 26-29
National Association of Women in Construction 54th
Annual Convention

National Association of Women in Construction
Phoenix www.nawic.org

Sept. 18, 2009
Steel Day

American Institute of Steel Construction
Nationwide www.steelday.org

Sept. 22-23
2009 Best Firm To Work For Summit

Stagnito Media
Chicago www.bestfirmsummit.com

Oct. 6-9
MetalCon International

Metal Construction Association
Tampa, Fla. www.psmj.com

Oct. 7-10
ACEC Fall Conference

American Council of Engineering
Companies
Palm Sprints, Calif. www.acec.org

Oct. 13-16
NAIOP Development Conference: The Annual
Meeting for Commercial Real Estate

NAIOP: The Commercial Real Estate Development
Association
Chicago www.naiop.org

Oct. 15-17
NCSEA Annual Conference

National Council of Structural Engineers Associations
Scottsdale, Ariz. www.ncsea.com

Oct. 28-30
Hot Firm Conference

ZweigWhite
Las Vegas www.zweigwhite.com

Nov. 3-6
2009 ULI Fall Meeting

Urban Land Institute
San Francisco www.uli.org

Nov. 5-6
Structural Engineers’ Buildings Conference

Stagnito Media
Chicago www.sebuildings.com

Nov. 5-7
2009 DBIA Conference & Expo

Design-Build Institute of America
Washington, D.C. www.dbia.org

Nov. 8-12
ACI Fall Convention: "Spice Up Your Concrete"

American Concrete Institute
New Orleans www.concrete.org

Nov. 11-13
GreenBuild

U.S. Green Building Council
Phoenix www.usgbc.com

Nov. 17-20
World Steel Bridge Symposium & Workshop

National Steel Bridge Alliance
San Antonio, Texas www.steelbridges.org

Dec. 1-4
2009 Autodesk University

Autodesk
Las Vegas au.autodesk.com


2010 Events

Jan. 19-22
International Builders’ Show & Nextbuild

National Association of Home Builders
Las Vegas www.buildersshow.com

Feb. 2-5
World of Concrete / World of Masonry

Hanley Wood
Las Vegas www.worldofconcrete.com

Mar. 21-25
ACI Spring Convention

American Concrete Institute
Chicago www.concrete.org

April 25-28
2010 ACEC Annual Convention

ACEC
Grand Hyatt, Washington, DC www.acec.org

May 12-15
NASCC: The Steel Conference

American Institute of Steel Construction
Orlando, Fla. www.aisc.org/nascc

Structures Congress
ASCE/Structural Engineering Institute

Orlando, Fla. www.seinstitute.org

 

Unique learning opportunities

Stagnito Media—publisher of Structural Engineer and CE News — produces five national conference to educate and inform civil and structural engineers. These targeted forums are developed especially for today’s engineering practitioners. Nationally recognized keynote speakers and industry-expert presented sessions combine with cutting-edge product and service exhibitors and ample networking opportunities to create events second-to-none in the industry.

June 11-12, 2009
AEC Technology Strategies 2009

Green Valley Ranch, Las Vegas
www.aectechstrategies.com
Stagnito Media’s AEC Technology Strategies 2009 Conference is the tenth annual information technology conference for business and IT leaders in architecture, engineering, and construction. This unique event brings together all the AEC disciplines, gives equal time to the business issues driving technology, and involves both technology leaders and business leaders from AEC firms. Discover the latest tools and tactics at work in innovative firms today, and learn strategies for adapting and thriving in tomorrow’s AEC business.
This year’s conference themes:

  •   AEC Design and business systems
  •   Corporate strategy and the role of AEC technology
  •   IT infrastructure for the AEC business
  •   Leadership and the role of the AEC IT director
  •   Maximizing IT resources in a challenging economy


Aug. 20, 2009
2009 Integrated Project Delivery Conference

Seaport Hotel, Boston
www.ipdconference.com
Integrated project delivery (IPD) is a new approach to the design and construction of buildings that is based on a cooperative working relationship, shared risk and reward, and open exchange of data that is intended to result in lower cost, shorter design and construction schedules, lower overall risk, increased prefabrication, and overall improvement in efficiency and productivity. The convergence of new technology, process improvement, and cultural change are helping to facilitate an environment where owners, architects, engineers, and contractors can collaborate more effectively earlier in the design and construction process to achieve these goals. By challenging traditional methods of delivery, IPD is paving the way for better, faster, and less costly building projects; streamlined information and material supply chains; and more efficient processes throughout the building design and construction industry.

This one-day conference will explore the most timely and important topics related to IPD, including learning sessions on operational execution, virtual design and construction tools, the latest codes and guidelines, risk and liability mitigation measures, best practices, as well as project management and business strategies.


Sept. 22-23, 2009
2009 Best Firm To Work For Summit

Embassy Suites Downtown, Chicago
www.bestfirmsummit.com
Every architecture and engineering firm leader knows that talented, motivated, and dedicated personnel are the key to a firm’s success. The challenge, however, is not only attracting the best personnel but also retaining them. And in the current competitive marketplace, retaining the best and the brightest architects and engineers requires firm leaders to create a great workplace—from compensation and benefits to recognition programs, social atmosphere, and opportunities.

This year’s Best Firm to Work For Summit promises to be the best yet, with more keynote presentations, focus sessions, and the latest on best firm practices from industry experts as well as more networking opportunities with new and familiar faces.
This year’s conference themes:

  • Doing more with less: Maintaining productivity, profitability, and morale with limited resources
  • Nuts and bolts: Tools and tactics for creating successful programs and processes
  • Training and development: How the Best Firms To Work For motivate and engage employees
  • Employee/Management relations: The cultural environment of great workplaces


Nov. 5-6, 2009
Structural Engineers’ Buildings Conference

Swisshotel, Chicago
www.sebuildings.com
The Structural Engineers’ Buildings Conference & Expo is the only annual conference to focus simultaneously on the most up-to-date technical issues in the successful completion of buildings, and the necessary management issues to increase your business expertise.
The conference program is focused on the most timely and important topics to today’s structural engineer, including learning sessions on virtual building tools, technical design and analysis, the latest codes and guidelines, risk and liability issues, market opportunity, as well as project management and business strategies.


April 2010
Civil Engineers’ Summit & Expo
www.cenewssummit.com
The inaugural Civil Engineers’ Summit & Expo was held on April 21-22, 2009 in Los Angeles. The national, two-day learning event brought together leaders in the civil engineering business.
Presented by CE News magazine, the two-day conference will explore strategic business planning strategies and tactics, current industry trends and opportunities, and best practices, as well as provide unlimited networking opportunities for all involved in the business of civil engineering.

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