See It All at NSCA Expo!
Jan 1, 2002 12:00 PM
Featuring the hottest products and expert discussion on the industry’s leading issues, the 2002 NSCA Systems Integration Expo will light up Denver’s Colorado Convention Center, April 25-27. Attendees will see more than 500 exhibits of video, audio, security, life safety, lighting control, data networking and telecommunications. Focusing on issues timely to industry professionals, the NSCA Expo will also offer a forum and several related workshops on the 2002 MasterFormat expansion, arguably the biggest change to affect the construction industry in decades.
MasterFormat Expansion Forum
The 2002 NSCA Expo will be among the first events for systems integrators to learn more about the expansion of the Construction Specifications Institute MasterFormat, the document used by specification writers to classify construction work. Revised only once every seven years, the MasterFormat is expected to have a whole new look in 2002; and as a result, the process systems integrators use for conducting business will change. CSI will not announce the changes until February, but the NSCA has scheduled a forum that will be led by two authorities on the changes and how integrators can benefit.
Dennis Hall, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA, and Michael Chambers, FCSI, CCS, AIA, will present a two-part session on Friday, April 26. Expo attendees will hear how electronic systems work and will get strategic advice for working with design professionals. Chuck Wilson, NSCA executive director and a member of the MasterFormat expansion task team, said, “This forum will offer our attendees a unique opportunity to understand the changes from the beginning, and how to excel as a result.”
Educational Opportunities Abound
Many courses are planned for 2002, totaling over 400 hours of curriculum divided into beginning, intermediate and advanced levels and spread over nine different tracks: Audio, Video, Connectivity, Security, Integrated Systems Applications, Business, Sales, and the all-new tracks Convergence and Lighting Control. Expo education runs April 23-27.
Registration for the 2002 NSCA Systems Integration Expo is now open at www.nscaexpo.org. To request a faxable registration form, contact the NSCA at 800/446-6722 or 319/366-6722. The deadline for pre-registration is March 26, 2002. Members of the NSCA receive free admittance to the exhibit floor and substantial discounts on all classes.
Exhibiting at NSCA? Get Listed!
S&VCis now accepting applications for listings in the NSCA Expo 2002 Show Guide. Go towww.svconline.comtoday to fill out an application; the deadline is January 15, 2002.