PORTLAND, MAINE — SPAR Point Group announced the dates and venue for SPAR International, its eighth annual conference on 3D imaging for design, construction, manufacturing, and security. The conference will be held March 21-24, 2011, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas.

The conference features presentations, workshops, and technical seminars on the business and technology of capturing, managing, and integrating 3D information. SPAR presenters are some of the most experienced professionals from the world’s largest petroleum and petrochemical producers, manufacturing companies, civil and transportation infrastructure engineering firms, industrial metrologists, geotechnical and mining firms, land surveyors, and federal, state, and local governments.

SPAR International welcomes presentation abstracts from process and power, civil infrastructure and transportation, and discrete manufacturing facility owners and contractors on their use of 3D imaging technologies. Presentations on the application of 3D imaging and processing tools including laser scanning, mobile data capture, and dimensional control technologies to capture and document existing-conditions data for design, construction, asset operations/maintenance, law enforcement, security planning, and digital preservation of historic assets are invited. Presentations will include metrics identifying the impact of 3D imaging technology on reducing project schedules, achieving cost savings, enabling safety and productivity gains, or other measures.

Proposals must be original and not previously presented at other conferences. Proposals can be forwarded to linda.mclaughlin@sparllc.com. Questions should be directed to SPAR Point Group managing director Tom Greaves at tgreaves@divcom.com or 207- 842-5671.