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Computers for Construction 2001 Advisory Board Announces Comprehensive Conference Program.

Business Editors/Hi-Tech Writers

EXTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 3, 2001

A/E/C SYSTEMS International, a division of Penton Media, Inc., is pleased to announce the Advisory Board of industry experts for Computers for Construction 2001.

With their industry knowledge, focus and vision, the conference, taking place November 13-15 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, will supply innovative topics and solutions for contractors, architects, engineers and owners.

The 18-member Advisory Board is composed of the following industry experts:

Dr. James Adrian, PhD, PE, CPA, Adrian International, LLC

Christian Burger, President, Burger Consulting Group

Mike Dell'Isola, Senior Vice President, Hanscomb, Inc.

John Jurewicz, Senior Project Manager, McClier/Aecom

Gary Koser, President, KCS

Kaiman Lee, PhD, President, Vision Quest International

Stephen Moskowitz, Supervisor, Facility Planning & Engineering,

Conoco, Inc.

Danny Parrish, President, The Parrish Consulting Group

Matthew Phair, Principal, Phair & Phair, P.C.

Larry Rocha, Vice President, Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo

Judy Shriener, Editor-in-Chief of Construction.com, McGraw-Hill

Rebecca Somers, President, Somers-St. Claire

Anthony Stagliano, Director, Construction and Real Estate Services,

CBIZ Business Solutions, Inc.

Joseph Stoddard, Editor, Construction Business Computing IOMA

Kenneth Stowe, P.E. Director of Project Services, George B.H.

Macomber Co.

Michael Tardif, Director, Center for Technology and Practice

Management, The American Institute of Architects

Ruth Wepfer, Vice President, Information Technology, Dick Corporation

Evan Yares, Chief Technology Officer, Cyon Research, LLC

Top-Notch Conference Agenda

The Computers for Construction 2001 Conference program includes more than 70 seminars and hands-on workshops focusing on how technology can improve every phase of a construction project allowing companies to come in on budget, on schedule and on focus.

Attendees can choose from targeted seminars, hands-on workshops, vendor panels and special events focused on wireless communication, document management, Internet applications, project and financial management, estimating, property management and more. Seminar titles include:
-- Successfully Manage Remote Projects

-- Fundamentals of Project Planning

-- Web-enabled Imaging and Document Management Solutions

-- Project Extranet MegaTrends: What the Future Holds

-- XML in the Design and Building Process

-- Best Practices for CAD Managers

-- Economic Strategies for the Construction Industry

-- Commercial Real Estate Management

-- Maximizing ROI Throughout the Project Lifecycle

-- GIS for Design and Construction


Hands-on workshops provide step by step instruction at a computer workstation. Workshop titles include:

-- Tips and Techniques for Computerized Estimating and Bidding

-- Optimizing Team Collaboration via the Web

-- Managing Deadlines, Deliverables and Optimal Resource

Utilization

-- The Web, the Plans & the Project: Using an Online Planroom

-- Tool Tracking and Equipment Control

-- What Accounting Firms Need from You!

-- Web Site Design 101 for Contractors

Recognizing its growth and success, many local and regional organizations are joining the event this year. Engineering News-Record is the show's official sponsor, the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), and the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) are also supporting and promoting the show as Strategic Affiliates.

For more information on attending Computers for Construction 2001, visit www.computersforconstruction.com or call: 800/451-1196; fax: 610/458-1553. For information on exhibiting call: 610/458-7070; fax: 610/458-7171.

Penton Media (NYSE:PME) is a leading, global business-to-business media company that produces market focused magazines, trade shows and conferences, and Web sites.

Penton's integrated media portfolio serves the following industries: Internet/broadband; information technology; electronics; natural products; food/retail; manufacturing; design/engineering; supply chain; aviation; government/compliance; mechanical systems/construction; and leisure/hospitality. For more information, visit www.penton.com.
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