The BTES Symposium 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.
Final BTES 2006
2006 Program Schedule
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.
Reflections on the 1996 Milwaukee
Conference by Gil Snyder, UWM
BTES 2006 Clean Up Crew
MP3 Audio Recordings of BTES
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
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
( Paul Zorr, Jason Chandler,
Irena Waserman, Craig Griffen) (22.5 MB)
|Session 2 (Plenary) (Jonathan
Ochshorn, Tom Brock, Terri Boake, David Thaddeus)
| Session 3A
(Frederick Zal, Edgar Stach,
Edward Allen) (21.6 MB)
(Rober Arens, Barry
Yatt, Gil Snyder) (22 MB)
(Plenary) (Kathrina Simonen,
Mike Christenson, Christopher Livingston) (25 MB)
|Session 5A (Vincent Hui, Kenneth
MacKay, Tom Leslie) (21.6 MB)
(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)
(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)
(Linda Brock, Ulrich Dangel,
Donald Hunsiker) (14.7 MB)
|BTES Organizing Meeting (15.7 MB)
2006 BTES Proceedings
Have Been Officially Published
With 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Image Gallery from the 2006 Event
Below are some images taken at the 2006 event. Click on the thumbnail to launch the photo gallery!