Conference Highlights: AIA Virginia, Design-Build, IAAPA

AIA Virginia: As part of our continuing commitment to support the architectural industry, Thorburn Associates presented a 2-hour session “Understanding Acoustics: What to Look for During a Design and Construction Site Visit” at the 17th annual Architecture Exchange East, held in Richmond, VA, November 2-4. With standing room only, this session helped attendees understand the critical role acoustics can have on the overall success of a project, while de-mystifying acoustical theory and terms.

Design-Build Conference: Hailed as the largest Design-Build event in the world, the Design-Build Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, NV, November 8-10 included 5 learning tracks covering everything from acquisitions and contracts to teamwork and quality assurance. As a sponsor and exhibitor, we were pleased to see the record attendance levels.

IAAPA: This year’s International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions conference and Exposition was held in Atlanta Georgia. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this conference, it is the one place you can talk to everyone involved with leisure projects – from initial funding all the way through operations, including design, uniforms, food, and entertainment. With the rebound in the economy it looks like the leisure industry is starting to recover. Let’s just hope the recovery continues.