Norbert Young, President of McGraw-Hill Construction, to Deliver Keynote Address at e-Builder’s Annual User Conference

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Norbert Young will share his insights on technology trends and challenges facing the construction industry based on McGraw-Hill’s recent research on market conditions, trends, and leaders within the construction industry.

e-Builder, a leader in web-based project and document management solutions for the AEC industry, announced today that Norbert Young, President of McGraw Hill Construction, will return as keynote speaker at this year’s e-Builder User Conference November 1-3. This year’s conference, to be held at the Mayfair Hotel and Spa in Coconut Grove, Florida, will host key construction industry professionals. Mr. Young’s address will focus on emerging technology trends impacting the construction industry, and how these changes are affecting the industry as a whole.

At last year’s User Conference, Mr. Young shared his insights on technology interoperability, discussing the way that new and emerging technologies can make the construction process more manageable and efficient. His findings concluded that lack of interoperability in the US capital facilities industry were costing construction firms $15.8 billion dollars per year. Also discussed were the existing opportunities for improvement, based on owners working in a collaborative environment where organizations share information and make virtual design the norm within the construction industry.

This year, Mr. Young will elaborate on McGraw-Hill’s recent research on market conditions, trends, and leaders within the construction industry. This data will provide attendees with a snapshot of challenges facing the industry and viable solutions, along with construction trends, innovations, sustainability/green construction, and the future of the industry as a whole.

Norbert Young joined The McGraw-Hill Companies in December 1997 as vice president, editorial, for Dodge. He holds a Master’s of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. His professional affiliations include membership in the Urban Land Institute, the Construction Specification Institute and the International Alliance for Interoperability, where he serves as Chairman of the IAI-NA Board of Directors. He is also a committee member of the Construction Users Roundtable, and sits on the boards of the Salvadori Center for Education and the Built Environment and the Civil Engineering Research Foundation. He is a Fellow of The American Institute of Architects and in 2005 he received the Edward C. Kemper Award from the AIA for outstanding service to the profession of architecture.

For more information on e-Builder's User Conference, please visit http://www.e-builder.net/user_conference/user_conference.html, or contact Candace Amirault at 800-580-9322,ext. 112.

About McGraw-Hill Construction

McGraw-Hill Construction is the leading source of project news, product information, industry analysis and editorial coverage for design and construction professionals. McGraw-Hill Construction is comprised of such prestigious brands as Dodge, Sweets, Architectural Record, Engineering News-Record, Regional Publications and construction.com. Together, these brands serve as the leading provider of print and electronic products and services to the industrial, commercial and residential construction and building industry. For more information, visit http://www.construction.com.

About e-Builder

Founded in 1994, e-Builder is a leading provider of on-demand project management and collaboration solutions designed to address the unique needs of the construction industry during all phases of real estate development, construction, and operations. e-Builder combines cutting edge technology and deep industry knowledge to provide thousands of owners, architects, engineers, contractors and suppliers with ways to simplify and efficiently manage the development and construction process. e-Builder is the nationally recognized pioneer of web based software to improve communication and collaboration in construction, honored in 1995 by Engineering News-Record as one of the Top 25 Newsmakers of the year. The company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and is backed by McGraw-Hill Construction. For more information, visit http://www.e-Builder.net

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