Event Report: AIA Convention, Part 1

19 Jun, 2006 By: Nancy Spurling Johnson

Vendors at the American Institute of Architects Convention showcased new CAD and related technologies for AEC


AIA (American Institute of Architects) reports that it drew 24,860 registrants to the 2006 National Convention and Design Exposition in Los Angeles on June 8-10. Sustainable design was the hot topic this year in keynote presentations and in the seminar line-up, overshadowing one of last year's popular themes, BIM (building information modeling) technology. However, the latest technology was indeed to be found in the exhibit hall, and in this article I'll take a look at vendors' new wares for AEC. In Part 2 of this report later this week, I'll review the discussion from the one BIM seminar in the AIA 2006 continuing education line-up, as well as share a few general comments brought forth about the state of CAD technology in the AEC world.  Read more >>p>


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About the Author: Nancy Spurling Johnson