Tough economic conditions force us all to rethink the ways we work and how we make ourselves and our organizations more valuable--we innovate. Our goal at SPAR 2010 is to help you find creative ways to weather this economy, to help you concentrate your efforts and resources on growth areas, and to help prepare you for the recovery when it comes. We are currently building our conference program and invite you to submit a presentation abstract describing innovative uses of 3D imaging.


SPAR 2010: 3D Imaging & Positioning for Engineering, Construction, Manufacturing, February 8-10, 2010, Houston, Texas, USA
 
Tough economic conditions force us all to rethink the ways we work and how we make ourselves and our organizations more valuable--we innovate. Our goal at SPAR 2010 is to help you find creative ways to weather this economy, to help you concentrate your efforts and resources on growth areas, and to help prepare you for the recovery when it comes.
 
We are currently building our conference program and invite you to submit a presentation abstract describing innovative uses of 3D imaging. This includes such topics and solutions as: laser scanning, mobile data capture, integrating CAD and GIS with 3D data capture, and fusing digital photography with survey-grade field data--all with a goal to mitigate project risk, shorten schedules, reduce costs and improve safety. Presentations that address the issues of best practices for contracting, professional development and liability management are also invited.
 
ONLINE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
We recommend that you submit your abstract here http://tiny.cc/h1LO0 using our new online system.
 
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, Sept. 21, 2009
 
CONFERENCE DATE & LOCATION:
SPAR 2010: 3D Imaging & Positioning for Engineering, Construction, Manufacturing will be held Feb. 8-10, 2010 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, USA.
 
ABOUT SPAR 2010:
Now in its seventh year, SPAR 2010 focuses on best practices for using 3D imaging to compress schedules, improve safety, reduce cost and improve quality for the design, construction, modification/revamp and operation of large capital assets. SPAR 2009 attracted more than 635 attendees.
 
SUGGESTED TOPICS include but are not limited to:
• Creating Building Information Modeling (BIM) deliverables from scan data • 3D Virtualization and Asset Management • Mobile Surveying/Mapping • Integration of CAD and GIS with Point Cloud Processing Solutions • Dimensional Control for Fabrication and Modular Construction • Digital Preservation of Heritage Sites • LIDAR • Underwater Scanning • Dose Reduction/Radiation Protection/Pipe Slope Measurement (in nuclear applications) • New 3D Imaging Technologies, including gigapixel and high-dynamic range photography • Close-range Photogrammetry • Best Practices for Contracting and Service Provider Selection • Training and Professional Development
 
INDUSTRIES include but are not limited to:
• Energy/Utility: oil and gas production, refining, nuclear power, offshore construction, shipbuilding • Building/Architecture • Civil/Transportation Infrastructure: bridge, road, tunnel, rail • Process Plants: chemical, waste • Geotechnical: tunnel, mining • Discrete Manufacturing Facilities: automotive, aerospace • Entertainment: filmmaking, theme parks, video gaming • Forensic: crime investigation, security planning
 
Please note: Presentations must be original and not a repeat of a presentation given at another conference.
 
If you have any questions, please e-mail Linda McLaughlin at linda.mclaughlin@sparllc.com or Tom Greaves at  tom.greaves@sparllc.com, or call us at 978-774-1102.