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Experience great networking and collaboration, outstanding speakers and engaging presentations on topics like Affordable Solutions, Cybersecurity, Tech Talks, and Mobile Apps in Construction. Plus, there will be opportunities to win an Apple Watch, an iPad and Amazon gift cards.

Join us July 30-31, 2015 at the 7th annual AGC IT Forum Conference and leave Chicago with great takeaways to solve problems in your office.

The stage has been set for the 2015 IT Forum Conference scheduled for July 30-31, 2015 and there are only two weeks left to register. Attendees will leave Chicago 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.
Plus, there will be opportunities to win an Apple Watch, an iPad and Amazon gift cards. The 2015 AGC IT Forum Conference will provide you with great takeaways to solve your tech problems in your office. Registration is now open so do not wait.
While attending the 7th Annual AGC IT Forum Conference, experience Chicago from the heart of the city. There are two host hotels: the new Loews Chicago Hotel, which opened earlier this year. Due to high demand, however, the Loews Chicago Hotel is almost sold out. Only a limited number of rooms are available and only for July 30. Additional rooms are available at the DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - Magnificent MileClick here to book online.
While attending the AGC IT Forum Conference, to sure to join the discussion via social media by including #AGCIT and #AGCsolved and tagging @AGCIT.
Global technology mergers and acquisitions hit record levels in 2014, with nearly 4,200 companies changing hands, in deals worth more than $1 trillion, according to a Mooreland Partners annual merger and acquisition report. U.S.-based companies were the target of more than half of the deals. Many sales, acquisitions and mergers took place among construction technology firms.
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What tools and methods will be in the hands of construction workers in the near and distant future? How will today's technologies—robotics, drones, augmented reality, 3D printing, and scanning tools—influence that future, or not? Join us as Rob McKinney, risk engineer and owner of the popular construction blog, ConAppGuru, unveils some of the best trends behind how cutting-edge technologies of today will influence the workers of tomorrow. Register here.

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.
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.
PlanGrid, made for the field, ensures everyone has access to the most recent drawings and files so that project elements are built correctly the first time, speeding construction while saving money.
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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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