Janjaap Ruijssenaars of Universe Architecture to Present Keynote Address at SPAR Europe & European LiDAR Mapping Forum in November

Renowned Architect/Urban Planner/Designer to Speak on 3D Printing of Buildings

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Portland, Maine (PRWEB) September 26, 2013

SPAR Point Group announced today that Janjaap Ruijssenaars, Architect, Universe Architecture will deliver a keynote address entitled “Landscape House: A Fundamental Question Leads to Innovation” at SPAR Europe 3D Measurement & Imaging Conference and European LiDAR Mapping Forum (ELMF) taking place 11-13 November 2013 at the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

“The session will address the question: Can building be like landscape without beginning or end?” said Linda McLaughlin, Conference Manager. “Mr. Ruijssenaars delved into this fundamental question in designing the Landscape House, in which a new construction technique, 3D printing, proved to be the most elegant and appropriate.” She added that Mr. Ruijssenaars will share insights about 3D printing of buildings, for instance as compared to traditional construction techniques and space considerations for mechanical engineering and plumbing during construction.

Ir. Janjaap Ruijssenaars is architect, urban planner, designer, writer and teacher. With his invention of the Floating Bed he gained worldwide attention, including that of Oprah Winfrey. He founded Universe Architecture in January 2000 and has won numerous awards, including a Best Invention of 2006 nod by Time Magazine for the Floating Bed. Mr Ruijssenaars’ bio and full abstract can be found here.

Mr. Ruijssenaars is one of more than 75 experts presenting at SPAR Europe/ELMF. The 2013 program contains extensive conference programming and networking opportunities, as well as ample exhibit hall hours during which attendees can peruse the newest hardware and software solutions. Additionally, the events feature live data capture demonstrations, mobile mapping vehicles, roundtable dinner discussions, a university pavilion, technical seminars and user group meetings.

“The various elements of the program work together to ensure that the professionals who come to SPAR Europe/ELMF leave with the expert education, strategic connections and cutting-edge hardware and software solutions to reduce project costs, improve workflows, enhance safety, and produce higher quality deliverables,” said Ms. Murray.

Registration is available online now. Full conference, single-day and exhibits-only passes are offered. Group discounts are also available. Early registrants receive the best rates.

SPAR Europe and ELMF are taking place together for the first time in 2013, following SPAR Point Group’s acquisition of ELMF and its sister event, the International LiDAR Mapping Forum. The events had taken place separately since launching in 2010. Tracks are New Technologies n; Civil Infrastructure; Land & Natural Resource Management; Process, Power & Utilities; Metrology: Discrete Manufacturing & Short-Range Scanning; Building & Architecture; Digital Cultural Preservation; and Forensics & Security Planning.

About SPAR Europe/European LiDAR Mapping Forum
SPAR Europe 3D Measurement & Imaging Conference and European LiDAR Mapping Forum bring together professionals from throughout Europe and beyond to discover the latest advances and technologies in 3D data capture, processing and delivery to drive efficiency, improve workflows, reduce project timelines, save money, improve safety and mitigate risk. In addition to robust conference programming, the events feature an exhibition full of hardware and software solutions and multiple networking events. Additional information is available on the conference website and on social media, including Twitter @SPAR_Events #SPARELMF.

About SPAR Point Group
SPAR Point Group organizes conferences and provides news and information for professionals involved in 3D imaging technologies. Content– delivered in-person and online– gives practitioners tools and information to make better business decisions. SPAR Point Group organizes SPAR Europe, European LiDAR Mapping Forum, SPAR International, International LiDAR Mapping Forum and SPAR Japan and publishes SPARPointGroup.com and SPARView. SPAR Point Group is wholly-owned by Diversified Business Communications.


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