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    Provides an overview of ADA and Code requirements regarding universal access and available options for providing mobility-impaired individuals with access to courtroom witness stands and judges' benches.
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    Providing Stage Access in Schools, Churches and Performing Arts Centers
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    November 2005 – Teak Outdoor Furniture

    Garden furniture with lasting appeal
    Teak is an extremely dense-grained wood and is highly resistant to rotting, warping, shrinkage, and swelling, which makes it ideal for outdoor garden and patio furniture. Teak can be left in its natural state, or can be sanded and then rubbed with teak oil to bring back the original honey color. When left untreated, teak wood has a life expectancy of 75 years. It has been claimed that some teak benches still in use today in England's public parks are made of recycled decking from old sailing ships, and are nearly a century old! [Read more]

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    Teak




    AEC-ST Federal 2005


    Conference: December 13-16, 2005
    Exhibition: December 14-15, 2005
    Washington Convention Center, Washington DC




    AEC – Science & Technology Federal (AEC-ST) Conference and Exhibition serves the Built Environment by focusing its expert sessions to help increase your productivity and profits throughout the project life cycle – solely by maximizing the benefits of your information technology. Unlock the gateway to clarity in collaboration within your enterprise, especially in regard to: Building Information Modeling, GSA requirements for BIM, AEC Technologies and Best Practices, Multiple-data format management, Project Life Cycle automation, Future direction of IT trends, best practices and sustainable solutions.

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    Technology for Construction 2006

    January 17-20, 2006
    Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

    Be part of the 2006 Executive Forum at Technology for Construction. Join other Executives in this interchange of IT-centric strategies and MORE this January 17, in Las Vegas! Click Here for details and to Register!


    8:30-10:30 a.m. The Best Technologies You Are Not Using - !

    Eyes glaze at RFID, sensors-in-concrete, wireless this-and-that? Better wake up. These unfamiliar technologies may cost you little, save you lots, win you work, and delight your clients. Be ahead of the pack! FIATECH, world headquarter for research on new construction technologies, introduces us to the arriving applications and users who are leading the way.

    Panelists: Ric Jackson, Director, FIATECH; Michael King, Construction Technology, Fluor Corporation, Charles Wood, Program Manager, FIATECH

    10:45 a.m. -12:00 p.m. "BIM FOR THAT??"

    How Sharp Engineers and Architects Are Already Using Building Information Models

    With the U.S. Government's General Services Administration already demanding BIM for big public buildings, BIM will soon be a necessity for most large and complex projects. The surprise is that initial reports from engineers and architects with BIM in-house is that they are successfully incorporating BIM into many types of projects -- including some that are very likely to be quite similar to jobs in your pipeline. How are you going to deal with it when the first building information model hits your inbox?

    Panelists: Kristine Fallon, President, Kristine Fallon Associates, Inc.; Stephen Hagan, FAIA, Project Knowledge Center, Public Buildings Service, GSA; Robert J. Mauck, AIA, PE., Vice President , Advanced Technology, GHAFARI; Russ Sanders, Associate, Virtual Building Coordinator, The Orcutt/Winslow Partnership

    12:15-2:15 p.m. My Vendor, My Friend... (Luncheon Session)

    Are you taking advantage of all that your vendors want to do for you? Technology vendors are eager to serve you better. Really! Providers of technology live in a competitive environment as tough as construction: They know they must work hard to please their AEC clients and retain your business. In this session: How to identify and articulate your needs to an interested vendor, come up with a fair contract, create reasonable and productive expectations, and in some cases even get specialized software written to meet your particular needs. Smart technology buyers share how they're making vendor relationships pay in new ways.

    Panelists: Keith Authelet, CIO, Gilbane Construction; Elizabeth French, EDG Software Director, CH2M HILL Inc.



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