Spar Point Group Announces Dates for SPAR US 2011 Conference

Eighth-annual conference on 3D imaging to be held March 21-24, 2011 in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas; Presentation abstracts welcome.

Portland, ME. (May 11, 2010) Spar Point Group announced the dates and venue for its eighth annual conference on 3D imaging for design, construction, manufacturing and security. The conference will be held March 21-24, 2011 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas.

The conference features presentations, workshops and technical seminars on the business and technology of capturing, managing and integrating 3D information. SPAR presenters are some of the most experienced professionals from the world’s largest petroleum and petrochemical producers, manufacturing companies, civil and transportation infrastructure engineering firms, industrial metrologists, geotechnical and mining firms, land surveyors, and federal, state and local governments.

SPAR US welcomes presentation abstracts from process and power, civil infrastructure and transportation, and discrete manufacturing facility owners and contractors on their use of 3D imaging technologies. Presentations on the application of 3D imaging and processing tools including laser scanning, mobile data capture, and dimensional control technologies to capture and document existing-conditions data for design, construction, asset operations/maintenance, law enforcement, security planning and digital preservation of historic assets are invited. Presentations will include metrics identifying the impact of 3D imaging technology on reducing project schedules, achieving cost savings, enabling safety and productivity gains, or other measures.

Proposals must be original and not previously presented at other conferences. Proposals can be forwarded to Questions should be directed to Spar Point Group managing director Tom Greaves at or 207- 842-5671.

About Spar Point Group and Diversified Business Communications
Spar Point Group ( investigates and reports on 3D scanning, imaging and position capture technologies used to improve the productivity, quality, safety and risk profile of engineering, fabrication, construction and manufacturing operations. Wholly-owned by Diversified Business Communications, based in Portland, Maine, US, the company’s annual SPAR conferences in the United States and Japan attract project managers, engineering and technical leads, industrial metrologists and surveyors, security and law enforcement professionals and experts in historic preservation and documentation. The events showcase new data capture and processing technologies used for 3D surveying and dimensional control for work on offshore platforms, nuclear power plant modifications, refinery revamps, discrete and process manufacturing, transportation, building and civil infrastructure projects, historic preservation as well as forensic investigations and security planning. Diversified Business Communications provides information and market access through face-to-face events, magazine publishing, and online resources on four continents. Diversified serves a number of industries including: food, technology, commercial marine, oil & gas, and business management. Diversified operates divisions in Australia, Hong Kong, India, the UK and Canada. For more information, visit: