AIA 2012 Recap - An exciting expo

May 21, 2012

AIA Expo 2012 has come to a close and the experience was terrific. It was great meeting everyone who stopped by our booth. For those who could not make it, we look forward to seeing you next year. This year, the traffic was better than expected based on comments from both attendees and exhibitors. Many of the conversations were about current projects and even more about others that were on the near horizon. It was a sign perhaps, if only a small one, that the economy may be finally stabilizing. Accurate Perforating gave a sneak peak of our new sunshade line as well as our new security ceiling systems. The number and variety of products on display was nothing short of impressive, from traditional building products to some of the most innovative and creative architectural ideas. One fascinating exhibit included a 3D hologram that could display a customer’s prospective project and yet another offered a virtual tour of your building through the use of special goggles. New materials and building product included a significant focus on green building concepts supporting the dedication of the architectural community toward this initiative.

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center was a great choice to host the event. It was located near a wide variety of hotels, restaurants and historical attractions, many of which were within walking distance. One evening after dinner I walked to the White House, over to the capital building and back to the Washington Monument. Amazing sites any time and even more spectacular at night. It was inspiring to be standing in the heart of the world’s greatest democracy, to see the history and appreciate the freedoms we enjoy.

Accurate Perforating is already committed to attend AIA 2013 June 20-22 in Denver, Colorado. We hope to see everyone there.