For more information, contact Don Martin (614) 679-8924.

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Annual Outville Antique Power Show, July 4-6, Outville, Ohio An event to
showcase antique farm tractors, engines, earthmoving equipment, trucks, semis and
more. Plus trucks, antique tractor, and semi pulls. For more information, contact Don
Martin (614) 679-8924.

Building and Implementing Growth Strategies, July 7-11, Gleacher Center of the
University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr.,
Chicago, Ill. With the unrelenting pace of change and competition today, clear strategic
thinking is more important than ever. To survive and prosper in a globalized market,
corporate strategists will have to not only formulate the correct strategy, but also
implement it effectively. This program will go beyond the review of various theories and
will generate real ideas that apply to your current and future business. After attending
this five-day program, you will gain new insights and tools to lead your corporate
strategy successfully. For more information, contact Amanda Felt at (312) 464-
8732, e-mail: or visit Website at

NRCA’s Midyear Meetings, July 8-12, Chicago, Ill. Held by the National Roofing
Contractors Association. For more information, contact Marla Ramos at (847) 299-
9070 or visit Website at

National Estimating Academy and Convention, July 9-12, Baltimore Inner Harbor,
Baltimore, Md. The American Society of Professional Estimators will hold this event
where hundreds of estimating professionals for state of the art seminars and topical
debates on current estimating practices. Most CSI codes, GREEN and BIM programs
are planned. For more information, call (877) 273-5679 or visit Website at

IPED Annual Affordable Housing Update: Opportunities in a Changing Economy,
July 10-11, The Blackstone, A Renaissance Hotel, Chicago, Ill. The Institute for
Professional and Executive Development Inc. will present a conference sponsored in
part by HDR (Housing and Development Reporter) and led by industry experts, to
provide candid insights, observations and real-life examples for how to address the
most critical housing issues in a changing economy, such as the subprime mortgage
crisis. For more information, call (202) 331-9230 or visit Website at

PSMJ’s Successful Financial Management for A/E/C Principals and Financial
managers, July 10-11, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nev.; July 17-18
(small firm sessions), Walt Disney World Yacht Club Resort, Orlando, Fla.; July
24-25, Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, Denver, Colo. PSMJ Resources is
presenting a jam-packed, two-day seminar for attendees to learn how leading A/E firms
manage their finances. Whether you are a financial manager who needs to learn more
about the A/E industry or a principal who needs to learn more about managing your
firm’s finances. For more information, call (800) 537-PSMJ or (617) 965-0055, e-
mail: or visit Website at

PSMJ’s A/E/C Principals Bootcamp - How to Succeed in Turbulent Times, July 10-
11, Chicago, Ill.; July 17-18, Los Angeles, Calif. (small firm session); July 24-25,
Denver, Colo. PSMJ Resources is presenting a seminar with new strategies outside of
conventional approaches to boost your firm’s performance. This two-day seminar packs
an interactive, hands-on agenda, tackling business fundamentals crucial to leading and
growing your practice in the right direction, including: Strategic planning; Business
development; Firm organization; Project delivery; Financial management; Human
resource management; Leadership development and succession planning; and
Ownership transition. For more information, call (800) 537-PSMJ or (617) 965-0055,
e-mail: or visit Website at

PSMJ’s A/E/C Project Management Bootcamp, July 10-11, Marriott Seattle Airport,
Seattle, Wash.; July 17-18, Hilton Toronto, Toronto, Ontario; July 24-25, Hyatt
Harborside, Boston, Mass.; July 31-August 1, Marriott San Jose, San Jose, Calif.;
August 7-8, Sheraton Denver Tech Center Hotel, Denver, Colo.; August 14-15
(small projects session), Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Chicago, Ill.; August 21-22, The
Westin Grand Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia; September 18-19,
Sheraton Crescent Hotel, Phoenix, Ariz.; September 25-26, Marriott Tampa
Waterside Hotel and Marina, Tampa, Fla.; October 2-3, Marriott Costa Mesa, Costa
Mesa, Calif.; October 9-10, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minn.;
October 16-17, Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City, Philadelphia, Pa.;
October 23-24, Renaissance Convention Center Hotel, Oklahoma City, Okla.;
October 30-31 (small projects session), Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, Ga.;
November 6-7, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Nashville, Nashville, Tenn.; November 13-
14, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, Ill.; November 20-21, Doubletree Hotel
Seattle Airport, Seattle, Wash.; December 4-5 (small projects session), Sheraton
Los Angeles Downtown Hotel, Los Angeles, Calif.; December 11-12, Hyatt
Regency Houston, Houston, Texas; December 18-19, Caesars Palace Las Vegas,
Las Vegas, Nev. PSMJ Resources is presenting a information-packed seminar
compressed into two days. Attendees will gain an understanding of the techniques and
strategies of today’s most successful project managers. This seminar will improve their
personal project management skills and success and provide a focus and dynamic
approach their whole firm can put into action immediately. For more information, call
(800) 537-PSMJ or (617) 965-0055, e-mail: or visit Website at

ASCC CEO Forum, July 10-13, The Fairmont Empress, Victoria, British Columbia
Held by the American Society of Concrete Contractors. For more information, call
(866) 788-ASCC or visit Website at

IDB Business Seminar on Education, Health, Social Protection and Science &
Technology, July 11, Washington, D.C. This two-day event held by the Inter-
American Development Bank will concentrate on providing information to companies
and individuals on the IDB Group’s efforts to support social sector development in Latin
America and the Caribbean. These projects provide business opportunities for goods
and services for firms of all types as well as for individual consultants. The seminar will
describe the IDB project cycle, showing how projects are initiated and developed;
procedures for procurement of consulting services; and information regarding recent
institutional changes at the IDB. For more information, visit Website at

IMI Masonry Camp, July 12-18 and July 26-August 1, John J. Flynn BAC/IMI
International Training Center, Bowie, Md. The International Masonry Institute created
masonry camp to foster collaboration between designers and buildings, and to invest in
the future of good masonry design and construction. Participants will get hands-on
exposure to masonry crafts, brick, stone, plaster, tile, restoration, and terrazzo. For
more information, contact Hazel Bradford at (410) 280-1305, e-mail: or visit Website at

Stanford Professional Publishing Course, July 12-19, Stanford University, Palo
Alto, Calif. An intensive week-long course for mid-career professionals in book and
magazine publishing who are re-inventing media in a digital world. Designed to bring
together publishing professionals who intend to incubate new ideas and approaches
that will help them lead their organizations through these turbulent times. For more
information, visit Website at

International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety, and Management,
July 13-17, Seoul, Korea Organized by the International Association for Bridge
Maintenance and Safety and hosted by the Korea Bridge Design and Engineering
Research Center at Seoul National University to address such topics as bridge
management systems, design and analysis, reliability and risk management, fatigue
analysis, measurement and monitoring, and damage assessment. For more
information, contact Ian Friedland at 9202) 493-3023, e-mail: or visit Website at

International Compressor Engineering Conference at Purdue and 12

International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, July 14-
17, Purdue University campus, West Lafayette, Ind. Organized by the faculty from
the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories, Purdue university, in cooperation with many
sponsoring and cooperating organizations from around the world. These conferences
take place every two years to cover all aspects of research issues related to systems,
components, and working fluids in field of refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat
pumping, including: working fluids-refrigerants, system and component analysis and
modeling, heat transfer enhancements, conventional refrigeration cycle improvements,
and alternative refrigeration cycle technologies. For more information, call (765) 494-
7220 or visit Website at

HydroVision 2008, July 14-18, Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, Calif.
Waterpower professionals from around the world will come together for a week of
informative hydropower-focused meetings, workshops, tours, an extensive program,
and other activities, including an exhibition of service and product providers.
HydroVision 2008 presents eight conferences in one. Concurrent sessions are
organized into easy-to-follow "tracks," each of which addresses a wide range of topics
within its subject area. In addition, the conference program includes two "plenary"
sessions – the Opening and Closing sessions – as well as the chance to mingle with
colleagues at the Thursday evening "Celebrate the Memories" conference party. For
additional information, call (816) 931-1311 or visit Website at

Snell Infrared 2008 Thermography Training Course – Level II Advance
Thermographic Applications - (United States) July 14-18, Montpelier, Vt.;
September 8-12, Indianapolis, Ind.; October 20-14, San Antonio, Texas; November
10-14, Tampa, Fla. - (Canada) October 27-31, Toronto, Ontario; September 15-19
(French), Montreal, Quebec – (United Kingdom) November 3-7, Bridgend, Wales –
(South Africa) November 24-28, Johannesburg, South Africa Infrared
Thermography training from The Snell Group is open to all types of thermal imaging
equipment. The only course pre-requisite is that individuals need to complete their Level
I training prior to attending any Level II, Electrical, mechanical or Buildings application
classes. For more information, call (800) 636-9820 or visit Website at

Snell Infrared 2008 Thermography Training Course – Level I Thermographic
Applications – (United States), July 14-18 and December 8-12, Montpelier, Vt.;
August 11-15, San Diego, Calif.; September 8-12, Indianapolis, Ind.; September
15-19, Philadelphia, Pa.; October 6-10, Charlotte, N.C.; October 20-14, San
Antonio, Texas; November 10-14, Tampa, Fla. - (Canada) June 16-20, August 11-15,
September 29-October 3, November 3-7 and December 15-19, Toronto, Ontario; June
2-6 and November 24-28, Montreal, Quebec; October 6-10, Calgary, Alberta – (United
Kingdom) September 15-19, Bridgend, Wales – (South Africa) November 17-21,
Johannesburg Infrared Thermography training from The Snell Group is open to all types
of thermal imaging equipment. The only course pre-requisite is that individuals need to
complete their Level I training prior to attending any Level II, Electrical, mechanical or
Buildings application classes. For more information, call (800) 636-9820 or visit
Website at

AEM 2008 Seminars, July 14-15 (High Performance Sales College), Holiday Inn
Express O’Hare, Rosemont, Ill. and October 21-22, Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel, New
Orleans, La.; October 19-22 (Customer Support), Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel, New
Orleans, La. Presented by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers to provide off-
road equipment manufacturing professionals with benchmarking information and tools
they can use to become more efficient and productive. The association’s professional-
development seminars will examine industry trends in areas including product safety
and product liability, product and company marketing, supply chain and purchasing
management, and customer support. For more information, call (414) 298-4143, e-
mail: or visit Website at

ITS AP 2008 - 9
Intelligent Transport Systems Asia-Pacific Forum & Exhibition,
July 14-16, Suntec Singapore This event will be the interactive and engaging platform
to promote the sharing of knowledge and networking. It will also incorporate a state-of-
the-art exhibition on the latest products and services related to ITS. This an excellent
platform to showcase the latest technology and equipment on safety, security, mobility
and other ITS-related products and services to delegates and other trade visitors
attending the forum. For more information, call (65 6393 0222, e-mail:

Mergers and Acquisitions, July 14-18, Chicago, Ill. The University of Chicago,
Graduate School of Business, Executive Education, will present this unique
interdisciplinary program, which will give executives the analytical framework and tools
necessary to successfully execute mergers, acquisitions, and corporate restructings.
This program is designed for upper-middle through senior level executives who are now
or will be involved in mergers and acquisitions. For more information, contact Mark
Lewis at (312) 464-8732, e-mail: or visit Website at

Spirits with SMPS: Membership Networking, July 15; August 19, New York, N.Y.
For the third year, the Society for Marketing Professional Services, New York Chapter,
will host the networking series, which brings A/E/C professionals together and inspires
camaraderie in casual settings. Locations vary, but the free gatherings usually take
place at popular Midtown spots near Penn Station and Grand Central Terminal. Held on
the third Tuesday of every month, “Spirits with SMPS” attracts a mix of marketing and
business development professionals from architecture, engineering, and construction
firms, as well as consultants and vendors. Attendees include people who are new to the
industry, as well as experienced professionals with constructive ideas to share. For
more information, call (212) 921-6100, e-mail: or visit Website at

Annual CIB Golf Outing, July 15, Wind Watch Golf Club, Hauppauge, N.Y.
Held each year by the Concrete Industry Board. In addition to playing golf, the CI
Foundation scholarships will be awarded. For more information, call (212) 213-0410,
e-mail: or visit Website at

CISA Webinar, July 16 at 1:00 pm (CST) The Ceilings & Interior Systems Construction
Association will present a one-hour webinar titled “The Life Cycle Study: Suspended
Ceilings vs. Open Plenum.” It will unveil the results of a recent study that compared
open plenum ceilings with suspended ceilings. The results of this study should be both
interesting and useful to all who make commercial ceiling design decisions. For more
information, contact Colleen Lyman at (954) 562-2639 or e-mail:

Green Real Estate 2008 Conference and Expo, Colorado Convention Center, July
16-17, Denver, Colo. Held by EcoBroker in conjunction with the Association of Energy
and Environmental Real Estate Professionals and other national sponsors with
distinguished speakers and an applied green real estate agenda. This conference
represents the cutting edge in all things green in real estate. Some of the key
takeaways will include: How to provide the very best and most unique affordability and
performance value to real estate customers; How to create the most productive and
results-oriented networks with green real estate; and How community service and green
real estate make a difference. For more information, e-mail: or visit Website at

PSMJ’s Tell Your Story: Creating Promotional Material That Differentiate Your
A/E/C Firm, July 17-18, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nev.; July 24-25, Hilton
Chicago, Chicago, Ill.; July 31-August 1, Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown, Los
Angeles, Calif.; August 7-8, Hilton Boston Bay Bay, Boston, Mass.; August 14-15,
Renaissance Resort, Orlando/Sea World, Orlando, Fla.; August 21-22, Hilton San
Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, Calif. PSMJ Resources is presenting
a two-day, intense seminar, including interaction with instruction combining lectures,
group discussions, exercises and one-on-one breakout evaluation sessions with expert
program instructors. This information-packed seminar will teach how to plan, prepare,
and evaluate winning A/E/C promotional material, proposals and presentations.
Attendees will work closely with talented instructors and a wide range of other
participants. For more information, call (800) 537-PSMJ or (617) 965-0055, e-mail: or visit Website at

PEICE Introduction to the USA Upstream and Downstream Petroleum Industry,
July 17-18, Houston, Texas The Petroleum Institute for Continuing Education is
offering a two-day course designed to provide an overview of the petroleum industry as
a worldwide business operation, with specific emphasis on USA operations. Upon
completion of the course, participants will understand the primary aspects of petroleum
geology and exploration, basic drilling operations, production facilities and infrastructure
requirements, offshore operations, and refining fundamentals. For more information,
call (403) 284-1250 or visit Website at

2008 IABO/FIAI Annual Business Meeting, July 19-23, University Plaza Hotel, West
Lafayette, Ind. Held by the Indiana Association of Building Officials Inc., Fire Inspectors
Association of Indiana and the International Code Council. For more information, visit
Website at

2008 WASHTO, July 20-23, Portland Marriott, Portland, Ore. “Transportation
Transformation” is the theme of this year’s annual meeting of the Western Association
of State Highway and Transportation Officials hosted by the Oregon Department of
Transportation. The conference features a trade show of transportation related
products, services and organizations. It’s a perfect opportunity to interact with
transportation leaders and innovative industry leaders. For more information, contact
Dianne Marsh at (503) 986-3437 or visit Website at

Leadership Development Program: Improving Performance & Leadership
Effectiveness, July 21-24 and November 17-20, Ann Arbor, Mich.; October 6-9, St.
Louis, Mo. Held by the Lead Institute, a Program for High Potential Managers.
Attendees will learn how to: Enhance your overall effectiveness as a high potential
leader; Improve the performance of your business, work unit or function; Develop your
personal style to have a more positive impact on others; Create a positive work culture
to bring the best out of people; and Accelerate career development opportunities. For
more information, call (800) 556-5222, e-mail: or visit Website at

Annual Dr. Dobb’s Architecture & Design World 2008, July 21-24, Chicago, Ill.
This world-renowned software development industry summit features leading-edge,
independent training on the technologies and processes that drive the enterprise. It will
provide practical training for software architects, developers, team leaders and modeling
and design professionals from around the world. Attendees will benefit from four days of
in-depth modeling, SOA, UI architectures, global distributed systems, usable Web 2.0
apps and more. For more information, call (415) 947-6162 or visit Website at

GeoWeb 2008 Conference, July 21-25, Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue,
Vancouver, B.C., Canada This conference reflects the breadth, evolution and growing
maturity of the GeoWeb and is one of the only conferences focusing exclusively on the
convergence of GIS and the Internet, and the economic potential associated with the
convergence of XML, web services and GIS. This conference welcomes both public and
private organizations to meet, discuss and learn about today’s most innovative
geospatial technologies. GeoWeb 2008 reflects a growing awareness of the need to
interpret geospatial information in the broadest possible terms, especially in the context
of the built environment, where information sharing and collaboration is key to the
increased productivity, efficiency and vastly improved decision making. For more
information, call (604) 484-2768 or visit Website at

CICE 2008 Zurich, July 22-24, Zurich, Switzerland The 4
International Conference
on FRP Composites in Civil engineering organized by the Swiss Federal Laboratories
for Materials, Testing and Research (EMPA) will provide a forum for international
scientists, engineers, members of the industry and young researchers to discuss state-
of-the-art, state-of-the-practice, recent advances and future trends in the application of
FRP composites in civil engineering. For more information, visit Website at

ASCE International Pipelines Conference 2008, July 22-27, Omni Hotel at CNN
Center, Atlanta, Ga. The American Society of Civil Engineers Pipeline Division
International Conference will hold this conference titled “Pipeline Asset Management:
Maximizing Performance of Our Pipeline Infrastructure. The conference is packed with
workshops, committee meetings, technical sessions and plenty of opportunities to
network. For more information, call (800) 546-2723, (703) 295-6300 (international)
or visit Website at

National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit - Summer Session, July 24-
25, Washington, D.C. The National Association of Small Business Contractors and the
U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce presents preeminent small business contracting
summits twice each year in Washington, D.C. Through these opportunity-packed
national meetings, the NASBC and the USWCC connect small business owners from
across the U.S. with federal leaders, agency small business and contracting
representatives, prime contractor liaisons, Congressional advocates, and legal and
business experts. This summer summit also includes the special U.S. Navy Women-
Owned Business Day for women business owners presented by the U.S. Women's For
more information, call (888) 861-9290 or visit Website at

ASBPE Annual National Editorial Conference, July 24-25, The Intercontinental,
Kansas City, Mo. The American Society of Business Publication Editors will hold their
annual conference along with the 30
annual Azbee Awards of Excellence Banquet.
The conference program includes two days of useful seminars, panel discussions, and
workshops targeted for editors of business, trade, and association print and Web
publications. It’s a once-a-year chance to network with fellow business editors in an
interactive setting designed for editors, with top-notch, cutting-edge speakers providing
the freshest perspectives, the latest trends, and practical strategies. For more
information, visit Website at

International Conference on Landslides, Slope Stability & The Safety of
Infrastructures, July 24-26, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia This conference organized by
00CI-Premier Conference Organization will continue the discussions of the previous
conferences and is intending to provoke a reflection of our past, and at the same time
initiate visions of the future. For more information, call (065) 67332922, e-mail: or visit Website at

The New York City Building Code Seminar, July 25, Sheraton New York Hotel &
Towers, 811 Seventh Ave. (53
St.), New York, N.Y. Lorman Education Services has
organized a conference to provide important information on building codes in New York
City. Attendees of this seminar will learn how to handle even the most complicated
building code issues without hassles, such as life and fire safety, energy conservation,
accessibility requirements and occupancy limits. For more information, call (866) 352-
9539, e-mail: or visit Website at

Annual Conference & Trade Show, July 25-29, Anaheim Convention
Center, Anaheim, Calif. The International Association of Assembly Manages Inc. will
hold this event, which is known as the premier conference & trade show for the public
assembly management industry, which features a combined trade show with the
National Association of Concessionaires. Attendees will have an opportunity to connect
with the decision makers of sports facilities, performing arts venues, conference and
convention center, mobile theaters, university complexes, parks & recreation
departments and others. There will also be networking and social events offering an
opportunity to discuss the industry with peers and enjoy an array of activities and
entertainment. For more information, call (972) 538-1013 or visit Website at

Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop, July 27-29, Chicago, Ill.
The American Public Transportation Association will hold this premier event on best
practices in sustainable public transportation. On the agenda are cutting-edge speakers
and presenters with real world experience. Attendees will learn how transit systems can
save money and improve efficiency, lessen environmental impacts and promote land
use strategies that encourage public transit use. For more information, call (202) 496-
4800 or visit Website at

National Seismic Conference on Bridge and Highways (6NSC), July 27-30,
Charleston, S.C. “Seismic Technologies for Extreme Loads” is the theme of this year’s
conference held organized by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal High
Administration, the Transportation Research Board and MCEER, University of Buffalo,
and the hosting agency South Carolina Dept. of Transportation. This conference in
Charleston is a great opportunity for DOT’s and their consultants to obtain timely
information about protecting our highway infrastructure from earthquakes and other
extreme events as well. The technical program will feature over 75 technical
presentations and keynote speakers from around the world, as well as a technical
exhibition where engineers and managers can talk personally with company
representatives who can explain the latest technology, products and services in the
field. For more information, contact Jerome O’Connor at (716) 645-5155, e-mail: or visit Website at

NAPA 2008 Mid-Year Meeting, July 28-20, The Antlers Hilton, Colorado Springs,
Colo. This year’s mid-year meeting held by the National Asphalt Pavement Association
will have two plenary sessions that will deal with highway funding issues and
sustainability. “2008 Elections and Beyond” features political expert Charlie Cook, who
will bring his unique combination of political insight, humor, and encyclopedic knowledge
to this session, highlighting highway funding concerns of today and in the near future.
“Green is the Same Color as Money” will address both sustainability and recycling.
Presentations will include an overview of how sustainability is affecting the market for
asphalt pavements, strategies for breaking down DOT barriers to more recycling, and
an outline of potential legislation on climate change and cap-and-trade programs. There
will also be an inaugural meeting of the Warm-Mix Asphalt Task Force, which will
provide a forum for NAPA members to discuss the latest development and experiences
using warm-mix asphalt. For more information, contact Tracie Christie at (888) 468-
6499, e-mail: or visit Website at

International Conference on Recent Advances in Engineering Geology, July 28-
30, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia This conference organized by CI-Premier Conference
Organization is aimed to disseminate and promote the advancement in the fields of
engineering geology particularly in Malaysia and other regions in the world. It will also
include presentations to provide a fruitful exchange between researchers from all over
the world. The main objective of the conference is to strengthen the scientific co-
operation among the researchers to disseminate information on current practices and
new developments in engineering geology. For more information, call (065)
67332922, e-mail: or visit Website at

PSMJ Webinar - 2008 A/E/C Industry Trends, July 29 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm - “What’s
Happening and How Will It Affect Your Firm?” will be the main topic this web cast
featuring Bill Fanning and Dave Burstein of PSMJ Resources Inc. This web cast will
summarize trends in the design industry based on PSMJ’s 2008 surveys of A/E/C
industry financial statistics, fees & pricing data, management compensation, and market
changes. In addition, Bill and Dave share with you their interpretation of what these
industry developments mean to your firm. For more information, call (800) 537-7765,
(617) 965-005 or visit Website at

4th Annual Global Smart Services Leadership Summit, July 29-31, Qualcomm
Main Campus, San Diego, Calif.; Hyatt Regency, La Jolla, Calif. Qualcomm is
hosting the fourth annual Smart Services Leadership Summit (SSLS), recognized as
one of the premier gatherings of analysts, international companies, entrepreneurs and
academicians involved with business and technology initiatives that are reshaping our
world through the deployment of Smart Services globally. Through a series of
presentations, drill down sessions, panels, open forums and networking event,
attendees will be uniquely immersed in the diverse and dynamic world of smart services
and will emerge with a broadened world view concerning the endless possibilities of
what is being heralded as the “Internet of things.” Topics to be addressed will include
global manufacturing, start ups, telemedicine, smart clean technologies and quality of
life issues. For more information, call (312) 577-1650.or visit Websites at and

2008 Annual CFA Summer Meeting, July 29-August 2, Hyatt Tamaya Resort, Santa
Ana Pueblo, N.M. This year’s convention held by the Concrete Foundation Association
will feature a series of seminars and round tables covering issues such as: multicultural
workforces; immigration legal issues; labor and workforce issues; sustainability; a host
of other topics relating to workers. Other events include a trade show, golf outing, and
several family and networking oriented activities. For more information, call (319) 895-
6940, e-mail: or visit Website at

PSMJ’s Reducing RISKS, Raising PRICES, & Negotiating Better CONTRACTS,
July 31-August 1, Boston, Mass.; August 7-8, Las Vegas, Nev.; August 14-15,
Chicago, Ill.; August 21-22, San Francisco, Calif.; September 11-12, Atlanta, Ga.;
September 18-19, Washington, D.C.; September 25-26, Newport Beach, Calif.
PSMJ Resources is presenting a an intensive two-day program designed specifically for
engineering and architectural firms. Participants will learn the difference between risk
management and risk avoidance; which risks to lose sleep over and which aren’t really
a big deal; how to avoid the “10 killer terms” in a contract; which contract types are best
and which are worst and much more. For more information, call (800) 537-PSMJ or
(617) 965-0055, e-mail: or visit Website at

QSC Power Meeting XXIX, July 31-August 2, Regency Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wis.
The Quality Service Contractors, an enhanced service group of the Plumbing-Heating-
Cooling Contractors National Association, will hold this event for plumbing and HVACR
service contractors. Each year, QSC offers two Power Meetings that are packed full of
seminars designed especially for the p-h-c service and repair contractor. In addition to
the networking at the power meetings, QSC also provides valuable networking through
its peer groups. The conference will help QSC members identify strategies to make their
businesses more successful. For more information, call (800) 533-7694 or visit
Website at