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June 26th, 2008
Ambassador Richard N. Swett to Deliver Keynote at Ecobuild® Fall and AEC-ST® Fall

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PR – Ambassador Richard N. Swett, FAIA a Vice President and the Managing Principal of the Washington, DC office of Leo A. Daly, will be one of the featured keynote speakers at the Ecobuild® Fall and AEC-ST® Fall Conference and Exhibition, returning to Washington, D.C. December 8 – 11, 2008.

In 1990, Richard Swett was elected to the U.S. House of
Representatives, where he served on the U.S. Congressional Delegation
for Relations with the European Parliament and the Congressional Human
Rights Caucus. Swett was nominated by President Clinton to be
Ambassador to Denmark in 1998. Prior to joining Leo A. Daly, his
business experience encompassed architectural design, project
management, corporate management, project development, and finance.
Areas of activity have been in real estate, alternative energy
development and production, energy conservation, industrial
development, and international export promotion.
This keynote is the highlight attraction of the National buildingSMART™
alliance Conference – an exploration of the National BIM Standard and
Interoperability for Public and Private AEC Initiatives, happening
Thursday, December 11 as a component of Ecobuild Fall® and AEC-ST Fall®.
Mr. Dana K. "Deke" Smith, FAIA, Executive Director, buildingSMART allianceTM, National Institute of Building Sciences explains:
As this year’s buildingSMART alliance™ National Conference keynote
speaker, Ambassador Richard Swett, FAIA, the only architect to have
served in Congress in the 20th century, has a unique perspective on the
road ahead for the construction industry as it undergoes significant
transformation based on Building Information Modeling. His presentation
will provide insights into the challenges that many may not even be
aware exist, but in his position as a thought  leader of one  of  the
country’s largest A/E firms he also has an appreciation of the
significant benefits which the changes can yield. To this end
Ambassador Swett embodies the heart of the buildingSMART alliance™ and
we consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have him as our keynote
The Ecobuild® Fall and AEC-ST® Fall  annual event goes beyond green to
cover the breadth of green building, sustainable design, renewable
energy, environmental planning processes and information collaboration
strategies for commercial, industrial, government and residential
construction. Overall, more than 3,000 design and construction
professionals from across the world are expected to attend and the
number of exhibitor on-site renewals has doubled from the previous Fall
DATES: Conference: December 8 -11, 2008 – Exhibition: December 10 -11,
2008 Co-located with: FEDcon®, FEDspec®, and buildingSMART™ alliance
National Conference
LOCATION: Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
HELD IN COOPERATION WITH:  buildingSMART alliance™, Green Mechanical
Council, Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice, U.S.
Commercial Services, United States Department of Commerce
CORPORATE SPONSORS:  Silver: SG Blocks, The United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA), Wausau Paper.

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