A/E/C engineers profitable event

19th anniversary of world’s largest conference for design and construction industry

Article December 28, 2000
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Design and construction industry experts from across the nation will unite for A/E/C Systems ‘98 held at McCormick Place in Chicago, June 2-5, to discuss the latest trends and developments in CAD, CAE, CAFM, GIS, the Internet and other related technologies.

“The theme for this year’s conference, Turning Technology Tools into Profits, turns the focus of the industry back to the bottom line,” said Brad Holtz, A/E/C Systems conference director. “The conference program is designed to improve the rate of recapture on our vast investment in technology.”

The conference includes a comprehensive array of programs for architecture, engineering and construction in more than 170 tutorials and seminars.


Each spotlight seminar will be discipline-specific, presenting case studies from leading companies and organizations focused on improving productivity, efficiency and profitability with the latest products.
New to the conference for 1998 is a four-session program on system upgrades, encompassing technologies and products, strategies, justification and coping mechanisms.

Keynote sessions

Three keynote addresses highlight the conference - one for workstations, one for CAD software and a third by a group of industry consultants.

Opening the keynote address on Wednesday, June 3 is “Workstation Technology: Now and Over the Next 18 Months.” Leading corporations will announce and discuss what they will bring to the market in the near term.
The second keynote session on Thursday, June 4 is “CAD Industry Presidents’ Keynote,” led Eric B. Herr, president and COO of Autodesk Inc., and Greg Bentley, president and chairman of the board of Bentley Systems.
In the closing keynote Friday, June 5, “Twenty Questions for the 21st Century,” speakers Carl Machover, Joel Orr, Dave Weisberg and Brad Holtz will present a session on where the industry is going and how AEC professionals can design, manage and benefit from new technologies.

In addition to the comprehensive conference, the exhibit floor will feature many new products from over 500 vendors, including ROADS & BRIDGES, occupying more than 1,400 booths.

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