The BTES Symposium 2006, August 2006:
The first official gathering of the Building Technology Educators' Society took place at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. We were honored to have Ed Allen, author of "Fundamentals of Building Construction" as one of the Keynote Speakers.
Edward Allen Keynote Speech from the BTES Symposium 2006
Ed Allen giving his Keynote Speech in 2006
The Keynote Address given by Topaz Medallion winner Ed Allen at the BTES Symposium in Maryland in 2006 has been printed and is available to download here.
In addition to the Plenary Sessions, separate parallel presentations were given by many attendees along either a "construction" or "structures" theme.
Joe Burns Plenary Session
A "teaching gift exchange" was formalized, with attendees bringing teaching projects, outlines and software to exchange with their fellow participants.
This gathering was key in the decision to formalize BTES as an Incorporated entity.
BTES 2006 Proceedings (30 MB) This version of the proceedings differs from the one distributed on CD at the event. All papers here are in one large .PDF file. If you save it to disk, It will open in full screen mode with bookmarks to each paper that you can keep open or close as you choose. The table of contents is also hyperlinked to each individual paper. If viewed online, use the page down key four times to go to the Table of Contents, and from there to the respective papers. At the top title header of the very first page of each paper, there is a hyperlink back to the table of contents. To exit or return to full screen mode, press "Ctrl-L" on a PC, or "Command-L" on a Mac.
BTES 2006 Clean Up Crew
MP3 Audio Recordings of BTES 2006 Sessions These recordings have not been edited or corrected for volume, ambient noise or extraneous recordings. We hope to have them edited and parsed for individual participants in time. If someone would like to volunteer to take on this task, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Note that these are large files, so high speed access is a must! They have been compressed as much as possible without sacrificing quality. Please see the Symposium Program or Proceedings for titles of individual papers.
|Opening remarks by Associate Dean John Jeronimo, Asst. Prof. Deborah Oakley, and Keynote Address by Edward Allen (17.5 MB)|
|Session 1A (Kirk Martini, Michele Chiuini, Shahin Vassigh) (25.5 MB)||
Session 1B ( Paul Zorr, Jason Chandler, Irena Waserman, Craig Griffen) (22.5 MB)
Session 2 (Plenary) (Jonathan Ochshorn, Tom Brock, Terri Boake, David Thaddeus) (22.2 MB)
Session 3A (Frederick Zal, Edgar Stach, Edward Allen) (21.6 MB)
Session 3B (Rober Arens, Barry Yatt, Gil Snyder) (22 MB)
Session 4 (Plenary) (Kathrina Simonen, Mike Christenson, Christopher Livingston) (25 MB)
Keynote Address by Joeseph Burns (16.7 MB)
|Session 5A (Vincent Hui, Kenneth MacKay, Tom Leslie) (21.6 MB)||
Session 5B (Bruce Wrightsman, Kathrina Simonen, Edgar Stach) (21.3 MB)
|Session 6 (Plenary) Christine Theodoropoulos, Ryan Smith, Deborah Oakley, Diane Armpriest) (24.6 MB)|
|Session 7A (Ivan Markov, Bruce Lonnman, Dana Gulling) (24.3 MB)||
Session 7B (Jason Alread, Mat Taylor, Phil Gallegos, Jori Erdman) (21.6 MB)
|Session 8A (Deborah Oakley, Robert Dermody, Patrick Tripeny, Andrea Swartz) (note the change of Robert Dermody to #2 in 7B, vs. #4 in 7A as printed in the symposium program) ( 29.9 MB)||
Session 8B (Linda Brock, Ulrich Dangel, Donald Hunsiker) (14.7 MB)
|BTES Organizing Meeting (15.7 MB)|
2006 BTES Proceedings Have Been Officially PublishedWith the formal incorporation of the BTES, the proceedings for the 2006 BTES, held at the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, have been released as our first official publication (ISBN 978-0-615-24911-7)! We've gone through an independent online printer (Lulu) and have produced an attractively bound book that includes back cover photographs from the symposium. It will be available from online retailers such as Amazon.com for a cover price of $35, but if you buy it through the BTES directly, additional proceeds beyond printing and shipping cost go back to the organization. And if you're a dues-paying member of the BTES, you can have it for $25...such a deal! (Member purchases will be handled by rebate check...there is unfortunately no easy way to get the printer to have an alternate price. Please email email@example.com and send a copy of your Lulu receipt and we'll mail a $10.00 check out to your registered member address). Click the cover image below to order your copy today.