Spar Point Research extended a call for papers for its SPAR 2009 conference to be held March 30-April 1, 2009, in Denver. Abstracts are sought from process and power, civil infrastructure and transportation, and discrete manufacturing facility owners and contractors on their use of laser scanning and other dimensional control technologies to capture and document existing-conditions data for design, construction, and operations.

Now in its sixth year and drawing more than 700 attendees, SPAR 2009 focuses on best practices for using 3-D imaging to compress schedules, improve safety, reduce cost, and improve quality for the design, construction, modification/revamp, and operation of large capital assets.

Presentations will ideally include metrics identifying the impact of 3-D imaging technology on outcomes, such as maintaining or reducing critical path time, achieving cost savings, enabling safety and productivity gains, or other measures. Presentations that address the issues of best practices for contracting, professional development, and liability management are also invited.

Proposals for consideration must include a proposed presentation title; abstract of no more than 200 words describing a case study or topic to be presented; proposed presenter’s name, title, and organization; and contact information including e-mail address and phone number.

Proposals must be original and not previously presented at other conferences. Forward proposals to by Friday, Sept. 12, 2008.