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McGraw-Hill Construction and Engineering News-Record present FutureTech April 6 in NYC

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — McGraw-Hill Construction and Engineering News-Record are bringing together the top technology and business thought-leaders in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) to discuss today’s cutting-edge technologies, such as cloud computing and mobile options, at the Construction FutureTech 2011 Conference, taking place on April 6 in New York City.
“As technology gets more sophisticated and capable of handling increasingly complicated tasks, the most successful companies will be the ones that learn to harness these innovations quickly and effectively,” said Keith Fox, president, McGraw-Hill Construction. “We are excited to present Construction FutureTech as a forum to explore how future technologies can significantly impact profitability and provide a competitive advantage.”
Through panels, demos and case studies, FutureTech attendees will learn how to leverage improvements in business processes and data management to complete great projects. Keynote speaker Chris Luebkeman, director of Global Foresight and Innovation for Arup, will share his insights into “The Now, the New and the Next,” based on his travels to technologically advanced construction projects around the world. A CIO roundtable will review business implications, including the costs of integrating modern technologies. Other prestigious speakers include:
  • James Barrett, National Director, Virtual Design & Lean Building, Turner Construction Company
  • Ted Blackmon, Vice President, Construction Solution Executive, Bentley Systems, Inc.
  • Paul Bonington, Vice President Media and Publisher, Engineering News-Record, McGraw-Hill Construction
  • Jason Burns, Vice President of Technology, Hunter Roberts Construction Group
  • Keith Fox, President, McGraw-Hill Construction
  • Carl Galioto, Senior Principal, HOK
  • Hyde Griffith, Vice President – BIM Services, Broaddus & Associates
  • Richard Jackson, Independent Consultant
  • Stephen Jones, Senior Director, McGraw Hill Construction
  • Sam Lamonica, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Rosendin Electric
  • Richard Lowe, Partner, Duane Morris LLP
  • John Marinello, Chief Information Officer, WSP Group USA
  • Eric McKinney, Chief Information Officer, Gensler
  • Cole Orndorff, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Mortenson Construction
  • Shawn Pressley, Vice President of Project Management Systems, Hill International
  • Isaac Sacolick , Vice President, Technology, McGraw-Hill Construction
  • Tom Sawyer, Senior Editor, Information Technology, Engineering News-Record
  • Brian Skripac, Director of BIM, DesignGroup
  • Oliver Smith, Director, BIM Solutions, Plaza Construction Corp.
  • Ray Topping, Director, FIATECH
  • David Van Wyk, Vice President, Project Management, Walt Disney Imagineering
FutureTech is produced by McGraw-Hill Construction and Engineering News-Record. The platinum sponsor is Computer Methods International Corp. Silver sponsors include Arup, Astadia, B4 Consulting, Colligo Networks, Meridian Systems and Viewpoint Construction Software.  Supporting sponsors include Building Owners & Managers Association of Greater New York, Construction Management Association of America, Construction Users Roundtable, FIATECH, National Institute of Building Sciences, New York Building Congress, and Society for Marketing Professional Services.
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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