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How can you best leverage technology to solve your construction problems? How do you manage change related to technology? Can you implement affordable solutions now while preparing for the future? What construction IT problems are you facing? Join us at the 7th annual AGC IT Forum Conference in Chicago, Illinois and you'll be saying: Problem Solved.
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Bring your IT problems to this year's conference and go home with solutions! Registration is now open so do not wait. Register by June 30 and save!
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The stage has been set for the 2015 IT Forum Conference scheduled for July 30-31, 2015. Attendees will walk away with practical takeaways from each and every session and engage in great networking with other IT professionals in the industry.

Here are just a few highlights:
  • Rapid Fire Tech Demos
  • Tech Talks (new this year!)
  • Sessions on relevant topics including the Internet of Things, Laser Scanning, Cyber Security, Affordable Solutions, Drones in Construction, and Mobile Apps
  • Construction Application Interoperability and COSA/agcXML
  • Captivating Closing Session on Future Trends with James Benham, president, JB Knowleddge, Inc.
Registration is now open so do not wait. Register by June 30 and save!
 
While attending the AGC IT Forum Conference, to sure to join the discussion via social media by including #AGCIT and #AGCsolved and tagging @AGCIT.
 
While attending the 7th Annual AGC IT Forum Conference, experience Chicago from the heart of the city at the new Loews Chicago Hotel, which opened earlier this year. Loews Chicago Hotel will be part of a highly visible 52-story tower located just one block north of the Chicago River and two blocks east of North Michigan Avenue. The hotel will have spectacular city skyline and lake views from the 400 new guestrooms. This property boasts an ideal location within walking distance of Chicago’s best shopping and entertainment.
 
FOCUS ON TECHNOLOGY
Rising from the debris of one of the worst economic downturns, the construction industry has seen a gradual uptick in business since 2012. Coming out of this prolonged economic crisis, architecture-engineering-construction (AEC) players started exploring ways to develop a more efficient and productive system - to not only deliver projects on schedule, but also ahead of time! By pursuing a more efficient system, the AEC industry has started adopting new technologies. Cloud and mobile are at the forefront of this change, and are key components of moving the needle to a more efficient construction industry.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
2015 Fall BIMForum
BIM and the Built Environment
October 20-21, 2105

The Disney Yacht and Beach Club
Orlando, Florida

 
FOCUS ON INTEROPERABILITY - agcXML
The Construction Open Software Alliance (COSA) is a community of construction industry professionals who support open integration standards in construction software. COSA believes in facilitating an uninhibited flow of information between the complementary software applications construction professionals depend on most. A one-stop-suite is not always the best choice and it is much more efficient for the end user to operate multiple applications when they integrate seamlessly. This is possible through open application standards that are developed and implemented by construction technology providers to facilitate the transfer of cross-application data.
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The LinkedIn group 'agcXML for Construction' is no longer active. Since agcXML is now a part of COSA, the LinkedIn group is no longer needed. Please bookmark www.cosa.build for the latest agcXML news and updates. Thanks for your interest in construction interoperability.
 
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If you are interested in providing content to Tech Brief or would like to be considered a source for a feature article, please contact Jeanie Clapp at jclapp@naylor.com today.
 
TECH TIPS
It seems like the app world changes on a monthly basis. Every week there is a new platform out there. Here are a few new safety apps that can help you better document your safety efforts on construction projects.
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FROM THE IT FORUM
In an effort to allow for easier information sharing and improved collaboration, our technology conversations will now be at the 'AGC IT Forum' group in LinkedIn. We invite you to click on the link and join your peers as you continue to provide great contributions on various technology tips that impact your business and our industry. 
 

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