FEDCon® ‘11 Offers Inside Look at Federal Building Plans and Budgets

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FEDCon® 2011—The Market Outlook Conference on Federal Construction, provides the most authoritative, up-to-date information on federal agency building and infrastructure budgets, construction forecasts and regulatory updates. Presented by the National Institute of Building Sciences, FEDCon® ‘11 will take place Tuesday, December 6, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., alongside the Institute’s Annual Meeting and the Ecobuild America conference and exhibition.

“FEDCon® provides design and construction professionals with a forum to hear directly from government agencies about building projects for 2012, and where the opportunities will be in the future.”

FEDCon® ‘11 gives private-sector architects, engineers, general and specialty contractors, and manufacturers insight on what they need to know to deliver services and products to the U.S. federal government—the world's largest facility owner and procurer of design and construction services.

“Federal agencies have experienced shifting budgets and changing priorities this year,” said Institute President Henry L. Green, Hon. AIA. “FEDCon® provides design and construction professionals with a forum to hear directly from government agencies about building projects for 2012, and where the opportunities will be in the future.”

Officials from a number of federal agencies, including the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. General Services Administration, U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Transportation and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will present their construction budgets for the current year and planned budgets for future years, discuss the types of buildings to be designed, offer regional and international construction information, and provide the overall direction of their design/construction programs.

In addition, David Heyman, Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will present the luncheon keynote address. Heyman is an expert on terrorism, critical infrastructure protection, bioterrorism and risk-based security.

More information is available about FEDCon® 2011, including the keynote luncheon, at http://www.aececobuild.com/fedcon or call 1-800-996-3863. Institute members receive 20% discount on registration. (Use discount code NIBS11 when registering.) To find out more about the Institute’s Annual Meeting, visit http://www.nibs.org/newsevents/events/2011AnnualMeeting.

About National Institute of Building Sciences
The National Institute of Building Sciences, authorized by Congress in 1974, is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that brings together representatives of government, the professions, industry, labor and consumer interests to identify and resolve building process and facility performance problems. The Institute serves as an authoritative source of advice for both the private and public sectors with respect to the use of building science and technology. For more information, visit http://nibs.org.

About Ecobuild America
Ecobuild America®, sponsored by the National Institute of Building Sciences, educates design and construction professionals on how to improve our built environment. This unique, annual conference and exhibit produced by AEC Science & Technology (AEC-ST) not only introduces new strategies and materials to create high performance, sustainable structures, but also the technology to do it faster and more profitably. For more information or to register to attend, visit http://www.aecEcobuild.com. To exhibit, advertise or become a sponsor of Ecobuild America, please call 1-800-996-3863.

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