The 2010 Turner Logistics Conference and Tradeshow welcomed more than 700 executives from manufacturing, design, and construction firms across the United States to its conference and tradeshow at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine.

Over the course of two days earlier this week, attendees participated in educational sessions, networking receptions, an open tradeshow floor. Leading manufacturers will be present to showcase technological advances in modular building, energy efficient equipment, telemedicine platforms and other innovations.    According to Ben Kaplan, vice president and general manager of Turner Logistics, “Today’s economy has created a fundamental change in the way we do business in the construction industry. We have developed the Turner Logistics Conference and Tradeshow to offer a collaborative environment where compelling ideas that affect business strategy are championed and discussed.”   <p>A bi-annual, invitation-only event, the Turner Logistics Conference and Tradeshow pulls together industry leaders, including facility owners, architects, manufacturers, subcontractors and consultants, to consider trends, challenges and solutions for the building and construction industry.
The panel on Efficiency in Data Center Environments included experts who offered recommendations for constructing technology facilities such as cloud computing or data centers. These panelists,  Damon Barnett, manager business development, Turner Global Sourcing Solutions, Turner Construction Company; Paul Lancaster, director of Business Development, GoGrid; Bob Lozano, founder and chief strategist, Appistry; and Scott Thomas, vice president for Sales Engagement, Terremark Worldwide suggested that cloud computing was having a dramatic effect on how data centers are being built and that change would continue to affect the industry.

“Pulling together the manufacturers, vendors and contractors needed to build and manage any size construction project into one venue is a strength and differentiator for our company, said Matt Papenfus, president and general manager of Turner’s Dallas office. “By hosting a tradeshow and conference every other year, we are able to also provide industry knowledge for clients to evaluate supply chain options and hear from the industry’s leading experts on topics of interest.” Turner Logistics plans to also release its Facility Equipment Cost Report for the second half of 2010 at the event. For more information about the 2010 Turner Logistics Conference and Tradeshow, please visit Turner Logistics online at: