Demand for 3D laser scanning and related dimensional control tools and services was hotter than ever at SPAR 2005. Civil infrastructure, process manufacturing, fossil and nuclear power, transportation, offshore construction, shipbuilding, automotive manufacturing, forensic, geosciences – presenters and attendees from these industries and more came together in an intense exchange of best practices and success cases May 23-24 in Houston.
The conference numbers point to surging demand for these technologies and the services around them. Attendance was up 76% to 367 registrations, from more than 20 countries. Nearly 70% of the total were end users – asset owner/operators, EPC firms, surveyors and service providers. Vendors accounted for 23%. Press, academics and others made up the rest.
A well received new feature this year was a series of Technical Seminars. Packed to overflowing, these 50-minute presentations by sponsors’ key technologists informed attendees about the latest technical developments, and the newest and best ways to specify, plan and execute projects.