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Please note: Beginner level presentations are not offered at RTC. We would qualify a beginner as someone who has no prior knowledge of the presentation topic. An example of this would be 'Introduction to the Family Editor'. Our expectation is that attendees will generally be of an Intermediate experience level or above.

Loving it! You have the basic tools under your belt, and are starting to push them to get ever more out of them. A general understanding of concepts related to the presentation topic is assumed, but detailed understanding of the specific aspects covered in the topic is not. Example: Advanced Parametric Families

You got this! General use of the program is no problem, and you are exploring the tools that others shy away from. The session is expected to explore specific, detailed, high-level and complex functionality and concepts. Example: Advanced Parametric Formulas in the Family Editor

You have long since beaten the software into submission, and are cruising along using all that the software has to offer. The session is expected to be innovative and forward thinking, exploring new areas and discussing best practice solutions. Example: Using Rhino and Excel to Create Family Type Catalogs

You live on the raw, bleeding edge of what your software can do, and only smile when it screams in protest and spits out results even the developers said it couldn't manage. If you don’t believe you could be teaching this class, it may not be for you.

OK, deep breath and… release!, as these sessions tend to focus on general principals and concepts that do not require deep and/or specific knowledge of tools. The sessions often take the form of forums, panel discussions, and the like, but also include lecture style sessions with a more theoretical / philosophical orientation.

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Speaker: Kimon Onuma

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Group Discussion Session IV
10:30 am - 12:20 pm
DTS

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We have all this data, so now what?
DD

Speaker: John Mack, XL Construction

You have a client that is asking for the world in regards to BIM. They want everything in regards to data in the model. You jump through hoops and do exactly what they asked for; all the while stressing that you will not deliver exactly what they are asking for. In the end you turn over the model with the data and they do nothing with it or ask you for something else. Oh yeah, and they want it for free.

Does this sound familiar? How frustrating is this?

Some of the topics that will be touched on in this discussion are:

  • A brief history of how data was used since my inception into the modeling world, starting from the early 1990's to the present
  • What has worked with model data
  • Why does it sometimes feel like we are going backwards in time, when we are trying to improve deliveries with data
    • What can we apply today from what we learned in the past
  • Why can't data be software agnostic, or can it be
  • Can processes we learned in LEAN Construction help gather and deliver data
  • Ideas to obtain customer values for the project turnover

We are getting to a time where it seems an entire project can be designed, coordinated, managed, executed and turned over to the client from a single location, using a single file. The biggest flaw is the lack of early communication, resulting in more conflicts later in the design process. Even if this cannot be achieved the way we imagine it, we need to change our workflows to help get us closer to delivering on this concept. We need to figure out how to share data, rather than start over by regathering it in our own way at each handoff.

During the discussion we will touch on these topics in effort to get all of us inspired to do more to create better sharing of the data we collect and not start over each time we make a transition during the projects.

  • Benefit of getting design partners and trade partners to collaborate early on project
  • Ideas on how to store and use data from BIM have worked in the past
  • What has worked well in the mechanical trade that we can apply to all

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DTS

Lunch (1hr) Bronze Sponsor Message Platinum Sponsor Message (15mins)

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Certification Exam 1
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RTC

1:15 pm - 1:50 pm
Data-Driven Interoperability for Synchronous Design and Interrogation
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Speaker: Brian Ringley, Woods Bagot

Recent advances in software data exchange paradigms have made interoperable workflows more seamless than ever as an integral aspect of model-driven project delivery and digital prototyping culture. This presentation will begin with a comparative analysis and overview of shifting trends in interoperable workflows, from Revit Categories via third party Grasshopper add-ins, to the transfer of lower-level geometry types made possible by Dynamo, to the dynamic exchange of generic model data via Flux, whose cloud-based visual programming editor and JSON representation of building information will be demonstrated.

When the medium of data exchange is sufficiently generic, ad-hoc tactics of geometry transactions can be replaced by a more robust strategy of database queries. Generic, web-based data exchange also allows for the integration of new data sources beyond traditional building information. Integrated task management will be addressed through the demonstration of the Proving Ground’s Trello add-in for Revit and Rhino, and examples of serialization of complex data types will be presented as a means to new methods of remote solving, tool deployment, collaboration, scaling, and version control.

However, as interoperable workflows become more sophisticated, they tend to have an adverse effect on model accessibility. Therefore attention should now be given to simplified, bespoke user interfaces, heads-up displays, and information dashboards to hide the inner-workings of complex scripting and visual programming routines, while reinforcing the flow of data from upstream parameters to downstream deliverables. Demonstrations of relevant tools will include the Dynamo Customizer, HumanUI, and Conduit, which all work to increase users’ access to the model, no matter their computational skill, team role, or point at which they engage in the project.

The presentation will conclude with the various successes and pitfalls of the Woods Bagot Global Design Technology Team’s integration of interoperable workflows on several globally significant projects over the past year, emphasizing the importance of being able to simultaneously design, document, and deliver at any stage of the project through the mastery of generic, consistent data queries.

Learning objectives:

  1. Exchange data over the web using Flux's web service and platform add-ins
  2. Read and write JSON representations of building information
  3. Build custom user interfaces and dashboards for parametric models using freely available 3rd party software
1:35 pm - 3:25 pm
Group Discussion Session V
1:35 pm - 3:25 pm
DTS

1:50 pm - 2:25 pm
Jumping the Shark - BIM Data from the Owners perspective
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Speaker: Guy Messick, IA Interior Architects

In the world of interior architecture where Facilities Data from BIM is not yet happening, what is the point of a robust Building Information Model? This presentation will focus on what IA has discovered in relevance of data across the lifecycle of architectural interiors on a global scale, and the strategies you can use to develop your own workflow with your clients.

A critical aspect of the presentation is forming the business case to make these processes financially viable.

Focus:

  • Site Survey and Observation - data collection from the beginning
  • Programming and Workplace Strategies - Taking site and program data and translating into human terms
  • Data in Design - how do you connect the program data to design, assist in driving the design and documentation, and prepare for construction
  • BIM in Team Environments - Interiors engaged in Integrated Projects with Contractors? We explore how this can work, and work well.
  • Post Occupancy - what is important to clients? We will data sets that focus on business assets vs. building components.

Learning Objectives:

  1. When data continuity is critical and worth spending time on, and when it isn't.
  2. How Revit works as a database, from programming to materiality to visual
  3. Managing your clients' critical data, being a leader on the project and not losing your shirt.
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Group Workshops
2:25 pm - 3:15 pm
DD

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Afternoon Tea
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3:25 pm - 3:35 pm
Afternoon Tea Service
DTS

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Certification Exam 2
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
RTC

3:35 pm - 4:35 pm
Wrap-up Discussion
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DTS

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Keynote Sponsor Address
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3:50 pm - 4:35 pm
Closing Keynote
3:50 pm - 4:35 pm
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Charlie Portelli, Flux

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Wrap-Up Discussion
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Platinum Sponsor Message
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Speaker:
Jim Balding

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10:00 am - 11:00 am
Keynote Address - Technology and The Built Environment! : Celebrating the Professionals, their Grandeur and their Glory!
10:00 am - 11:00 am
 
All Levels

Speaker:
Ashraf Habibullah

In this presentation, Ashraf will inspire you with his intense passion and enthusiasm for technology, architecture and engineering. He brings into focus the invaluable socio-economic contributions that architecture and engineering professionals make to humanity and presents a compelling case for why the grandeur and glory of these professions should be applauded and celebrated.
Ashraf will present and enlightening talk highlighting the important not only of technology, but also the need for a broad-based education that equips young design professionals with the tools they need for success and leadership in ever-advancing — and technology-driven — fields. He demonstrates why architecture and engineering students should be exposed to the arts, public speaking, human psychology, and marketing so that they enter the professional world ready to communicate inspire, and collaborate not only with their peers, but with the public. Only with this foundation can students fully leverage technology's incredible potential.
You will leave with a renewed appreciation for the ways in which architecture and engineering professionals bring grandeur and glory to human existence, and make the world not only a better and more beautiful place to live for all of us today, but also for countless generations to come

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Morning Tea

11:30 am - 12:45 pm
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11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Case Study: BIM for Asset Owners and Operators
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Operation and Maintenance, BIM
All Levels

Speaker:
Chris Needham

This session will showcase two real-world BIM+FM case studies. The first: Sydney Opera House. The second: 567 Collins Street, Melbourne - a 26-storey commercial office tower.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn of some of the key considerations for successful implementation of BIM for FM purposes
  2. Learn why and how the notion of as-built models must change if BIM is to really provide greater value to a building's operational lifecycle
  3. Learn some of the challenges associated with integration of multiple data sources

11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Creating Intelligent Details and Detail Items
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Architecture, Structure, MEP
Intermediate

Speaker:
Brian Mackey

This session will take drafting beyond simply drawing lines, filled regions and text. It will show the use of detail components and tags, plus it will demonstrate how to create more advanced tags and components to add consistency and intelligence so that the details become part of the BIM process.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. See examples of intelligent details
  2. Learn how to create the detail components
  3. Learn how to gain flexibility in nesting detail components

11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Enhanced 3D Views for MEP
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
MEP, Visualization
Advanced

Speaker:
Ben Pielhop

This class is intended to help MEP engineers leverage 3D views for documentation and coordination. Having well documented 3D isometrics on engineering drawings can help limit questions and issues during construction. Working 3D views during the design phase can be used for analysis, internal QA, and quick coordination.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to improve your 3D views and isometrics for documentation through filters, and annotations tricks.
  2. Show workflows in how working 3D views can improve design coordination.
  3. Tricks for using 3D views for design analysis.

11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Forensic BIM: Model Checking and Validation for Quantification
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
General (multi-discipline), Estimation
Intermediate

Speaker:
Scott Beazley

Forensic BIM skills for model checking and validation are increasingly required to aid better BIM collaboration. Methods to review the quality of model objects, object parameters and their values will be examined. The focus will be the application of quality processes for quantification and estimating from models.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn in-built Revit tools for model checking and validation prior to exporting for dxf and ifc.
  2. Learn the value of Solibri Model Checker for the examination of models for data completeness and accuracy for downstream BIM use.
  3. Investigate model construction and data standards for useful extraction of quantities for estimation and cost planning

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20 Practical Uses of Dynamo for Revit to Improve Team Efficiency
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
BIM, General (multi-discipline), Coding, Content and Customization
Advanced

Speaker:
Matthew Anderle
Co-Speaker:
Chris Williams

Through practical applications of Dynamo for Revit workflow concepts, project teams can anticipate improved efficiency and productivity through various phases of the project. This course will apply to any user, across all disciplines, who has a general understanding of Dynamo and are looking to extend its functionality within Revit workflows.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify opportunities within common tasks in which to apply Dynamo workflows to your project.
  2. Learn efficient techniques and organizational ideologies of creating Dynamo graphs.
  3. Understand how to introduce functional nodes which allow graphs to be utilized across multiple disciplines.

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Center of Gravity: The Interoperable Workflow
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
BIM, Architecture, Business Strategy and Leadership
Expert

Speaker:
Bruce McCallum
Co-Speaker:
Esmail Kalaf

The quest for a balance between technology and delivery lead DIALOG to use native Revit interoperable platforms. By utilizing the benefits of each application in a prescribed order and combination, the challenges faced by each stage of a project yielded better results in shorter timeframes with more reliable data.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. How using interoperable applications can strike the right balance between technology and project delivery
  2. Aligning the needs of different project stages with tools that will maintain compatibility
  3. Workflows for Formit 360 >> Revit, Revit >> 3DS Max, Navisworks & BIM 360 Glue

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Computational Design for the 99%
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Coding, Content and Customization, Architecture, BIM
All Levels

Speaker:
Kyle Martin
Co-Speaker:
Christina Tully

This technical presentation will tell the story of Dynamo implementation at a national architecture practice. Beyond frequently used tools, our adoption success story incorporates methods for research, training, documentation, and marketing achievements across project teams. Come learn how Dynamo can make a significant impact for users of all experience levels.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understanding how to use Dynamo in real-world applications.
  2. Developing an argument for devoting firm resources to Dynamo task development.
  3. How to craft Dynamo tasks for non-Dynamo savvy team members.

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Developing and Distributing Revit Training Materials
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
General (multi-discipline), Business Strategy and Leadership, BIM
All Levels

Speaker:
Laura Keyser

What is the most efficient and effective way to distribute Revit knowledge within an office environment? This session will discuss what types of training materials can be developed and how they can be shared across users.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify topics relevant to Revit training and support.
  2. Discuss advantages to multiple types of training material outputs.
  3. Compare methods to distribute knowledge in an office.

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Changeover

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3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Automate your Revit Workflows: Let the API Do the Work
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Coding, Content and Customization
Advanced

Speaker:
David Rushforth

Learn how the API can be leveraged to automate Revit tasks to save you time, money, and sanity!

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Recognize the potential for the API to accelerate production in the real world
  2. Understand the API development process as a whole
  3. Identify methods of data import/export and model manipulation using the

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Construction U - An Industry BIM Collaboration
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
BIM, Structure, Civil
All Levels

Speaker:
Heidi Boutwell
Co-Speaker:
Jason Boehning

In today's world we have to collaborate across Civil 3D, Revit and InfraWorks 360. We'll take a final civil design and send it to the Architect who in turn will blend our civil design with theirs before sending it to the field to be built.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe best practices for starting a project and sharing it with others when using Civil 3D, InfraWorks 360, and Revit
  2. Use BIM 360 Glue to communicate with field personnel, using a merged model from Navisworks
  3. Prepare an initial project design for a client in InfraWorks 360 and send it to Civil 3D and share the project design both ways with Navisworks, BIM 360 Glue, InfraWorks 360, Civil 3D, and Revit

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Flat Roof? Revit K-Series Bar Joist-Rod Web Selection Extension
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Coding, Content and Customization, Structure, BIM
Advanced

Speaker:
James Bish

Examine the workflow process for selecting K-Series Bar Joists that meet design specifications. Through the API, we will validate and filter selection sets, perform database look-ups, load the correct Revit Family, or Revit Family members, and replace joist instances with the correct K-Series Bar Joist.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Programmatically Validate and Filter selection sets
  2. Interface with Excel or Access for Lookup tables via the API
  3. Programmatically Load a Revit Family, or a Revit Family Member and Replace Instances in a selection set

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Power to the People - Global Parameters New Feature in Revit 2017
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
General (multi-discipline), Architecture, Structure
Expert

Speaker:
Tim Waldock

Explore in depth the new 'Global Parameters' feature in Revit 2017 to manage dramatic or subtle changes to data and model. Examine limitations and advantages of different techniques. Also make the design process in Revit more intuitive, adjusting the model using slider controls without Dynamo or Adaptive Components (for non-programmers)

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learning about new tools in Revit - Global Parameters
  2. Learning how to control elements and building forms remotely in Revit
  3. Applying parametric formulas in Revit to manipulate geometry

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Afternoon Tea

5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
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5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Case Study: Parametric Modeling to Spherical Rendering for Google Cardboard
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Visualization, Architecture, BIM
Advanced

Speaker:
Aubrey Tucker
Co-Speaker:
Kim Glauber

This relatively small but extremely complex project traveled from Sketchup to Navisworks to Revit to 3DSMax and finally to Spherecast so that the design could be texted for review at a meeting in a mobile browser - no app download required.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to do reductive modeling for family creation on a spider joint connection with emphasis on maintaining design guidelines.
  2. Learn how to do to mass based modeling for the construction of a structural glazing system that respects design guidelines that can be edited by senior technicians who aren't as savvy at Revit.
  3. Learn how to make spherical render maps and host on several web based systems for Google Cardboard.

5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Changing Construction Document Management...Forever
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
BIM, Architecture, General (multi-discipline)
Intermediate

Speaker:
Scott Davis
Co-Speaker:
Aaron Vorwerk

For too long, AEC projects have been served by a fragmented collection of apps for document and project management. No more. Autodesk BIM 360 Docs provides a complete, connected solution for construction project teams by bringing these functions together in a single project-centric platform...built for how project teams work!

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand Autodesk's motivation behind the development of BIM 360 Docs, e.g. how this product differs from existing AEC project and documentation management apps and why this is important for the industry.
  2. Learn how BIM 360 Docs may be used to publish (any) project files, view 2D and 3D documents in a single environment, navigate those files and their metadata, add markups, manage user access and document versioning, and more.
  3. See BIM 360 Docs in action on a mock project, including a showcase of key features and hints at future direction.

5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Code vs. Node: The Ultimate Revit Automation Smackdown
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Coding, Content and Customization, General (multi-discipline), BIM
Intermediate

Speaker:
Michael Kilkelly

So you want to learn how to automate Revit? Great! But what method should you use? This session will take an in-depth and entertaining look at code (Revit macros) versus node (Dynamo). Join in to see who wins this ultimate smackdown!

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn the four different ways to automate Revit.
  2. Understand the differences between visual programming and text-based programming and which method works best in specific, real-world situations.
  3. Understand how to best approach learning either method in a fast and effective manner.

5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Fabrication in Revit from a Contractor's Perspective
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
MEP, BIM, Construction and Fabrication
Expert

Speaker:
Don Rasmusson

As the climb to LOD 400 and 500 continues, building owners have gotten wise to the power of BIM. They are requesting it with greater frequency and using it throughout the lifecycle of a building in ways that continue to push the boundaries of technology. This, of course, means a higher deliverable for the design team, faster 'issue free' installations for the field crew, and with the introduction of fabrication content and export tools in Revit MEP, collaboration between the Engineer and the Contractor is more important than ever before. In this course we will discuss how the engineering team's workflow affects the contractors workflow and how it can impact the projects overall success. Are you interested in decreasing build times? We will explore the RME to FAB tools offered in Revit as well as the ITM content and how it can be used and accessed without having the Autodesk fabrication software on your machine. Want to provide your clients with the highest possible deliverable? We will explore how MAJ files are used to provide an LOD 400 or 500 deliverable with a dot RVT file extension! (psssst... this is the next big deal) Where can the future of collaboration take your firm? Given the tools available and the current trends in the technology

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Welcome Function
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Proudly Sponsored by

8:30 pm - 12:30 am
Decompression Session
8:30 pm - 12:30 am

11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Sweetening the (Building Design) Suite: What's New in 2017!
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
General (multi-discipline), BIM, Construction and Fabrication
Intermediate

Speaker:
Aaron Vorwerk
Co-Speaker:
Scott Davis

Design and construction professionals have access to an ever-expanding set of capabilities via the Autodesk Building Design Suite. But keeping up with these enhancements can be a challenge. Plan to attend this fast-paced, interactive session for an overview of new features and workflows enabled in Autodesk Building Design Suite 2017!

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn about new time-saving and efficiency-boosting product features in Autodesk Building Design Suite 2017.
  2. Understand which features will matter most to you, based on your discipline, collaboration needs, and deliverables.
  3. Learn to maximize the value of your 'toolbox' via improved cross-product workflows enabled by Autodesk Building Design Suite 2017.

11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Rendering History with Project Soane: transforming centuries-old drawings to BIM-based renderings and VR
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
General (multi-discipline), Architecture
All Levels

Speaker:
Sean Young and Andrew Rink

Last year, at RTC NA, HP, NVIDIA, RAMSA, and Autodesk launched Project Soane, the global effort to re-create Sir John Soane’s historic Bank of England in BIM. Since that time nearly 500 architects collaborated in Autodesk A360 to create Revit models of Soane’s Bank of England.
The Project Soane Revit models are now available for anyone to download from projectsoane.com for the Project Soane rendering competition, featuring over $30,000 in prizes from HP and NVIDIA.
Join Sean Young and Andrew Rink as they present the winners of the Project Soane rendering competition, review the amazing story of Project Soane, and discuss the next chapter of this crowdsourcing adventure.
All class attendees will receive a free Project Soane t-shirt.

11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Top 10 Revit Presentation Techniques (Advanced Graphics)
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Visualization, Architecture
All Levels

Speaker:
Steven Shell

No matter how great you modeled your project, you still have to graphically communicate your design to your client, the contractor and building departments for approval. Learn 10 of my favorite graphic presentation techniques which will help set you apart from the competition without the use of any outside software.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Explore and take full advantage of Revit's powerful graphic tools and capabilities which you may not have known even existed without any additional software.
  2. Use a variety of 'non-Revit like' presentation techniques to help you develop your own artistic style.
  3. Learn old school hand drafting techniques to make your construction documents communicate better and look beautiful.

11:30 am - 12:45 pm
LAB: Generative Design with Dynamo
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Coding, Content and Customization, BIM, Visualization
Advanced

Speaker:
Stephan Taskin

The aim of this course is to explore the Generative Design and rule-based systems referred as 'algorithmic thinking' using dynamo within Revit. Discover the next generation fa

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Interactive and Immersive Visualization with V-Ray for Revit
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Visualization, Architecture
All Levels

Speaker:
Brian Russell

Learn the concepts and features behind V-Ray for Revit that contribute to the remarkable power of this design-focused visualization platform. Attendees will get a first hand look at the simplicity and ease of use the product offers.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the value of working between production and interactive visualization.
  2. Learn how to create photorealistic and non-photorealistic imagery.
  3. Build new design evaluation experiences with simple VR tools.

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Using the 'I' in BIM for Electrical Cable and Raceway Design
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
MEP, Construction and Fabrication
All Levels

Speaker:
Michael Massey

Learn how to design cable and raceway systems using Revit data. Discover how to calculate exact lengths and voltage drops of circuits. See how to automatically create parametric One-Line Diagrams. Understand the tools to assist in cable selection.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to design cable and raceway systems using Revit data.
  2. Discover how to calculate exact lengths and voltage drops of circuits.
  3. See how to automatically create parametric One-Line Diagrams.

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
WTF Would You Model That For?
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
BIM, Architecture, General (multi-discipline)
All Levels

Speaker:
Jim Marchese
Co-Speaker:
Robert Manna

This class will focus on re-examining the Architect's job as a project integrator in the era of BIM. We will identify a number of different traditional 'tasks', discuss how they can be improved and, through a series of real-world examples, illustrate how to implement these improvements.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand how early project cost estimates can be effectively managed through smart modeling decisions
  2. Understand why it's important to implement methods that let the people who know the model to do their job and methods for making sure data is properly communicated
  3. Understand one team's approach to making sure the right things were modeled, at the right time and not too much was modeled

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
LAB: Top 10 Revit Presentation Techniques (Advanced Graphics)
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Visualization, Architecture
All Levels

Speaker:
Steven Shell

Together, we will put together a presentation which takes advantage of some of my favorite basic and advanced graphic techniques which will help separate you from the competition. We will learn advanced graphic techniques which require no additional software as well as learn basic "hand drafting" techniques to make CD's beautiful.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Explore and take full advantage of Revit's powerful graphic tools and capabilities which you may not have known even existed.
  2. Use a variety of 'non-Revit like' presentation techniques to help you develop your own artistic style.
  3. Learn old school hand drafting techniques to make your construction documents communicate better and look beautiful.

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Putting (Virtual) People First in Designs
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Simulation and Analysis, Operation and Maintenance, Visualization
Intermediate

Speaker:
Erin Morrow

Crowd simulation offers a revolutionary new way to explore the possibilities of a design while easily communicating its performance to technical and non-technical stakeholders. Learn how to take advantage of this new technology in a hands on session with an experienced user.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Become familiar with crowd simulation concepts and tools
  2. Learn how to evaluate designs with industry standard crowd performance metrics
  3. Discover how to communicate occupant experience with statistical and visual outputs

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Revizto, bridging the gap between 2D and the 3D
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
BIM
All Levels

Speaker:
Mark Ciszewski

Revizto has upped its 'game' again! Revizto version 4 series has taken the intuitive platform that the AEC industry fell in love with and made it even more powerful. In this session we will take a look at the world's favorite Revizto workflows and the power of keeping your linked models up-to date in real-time with zero manual labor.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. How Revizto can be applied to current or future projects.
  2. Where does Revizto fit with my other AEC software.
  3. How to get your field team in addition to other project stakeholders involved.

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Transitioning Your Landscape Team from AutoCAD to Revit
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
BIM, Civil, General (multi-discipline)
Intermediate

Speaker:
Melonie Beskowiney

Transitioning your Landscape team into Revit requires a lot of planning. This course will show the progression that DIALOG implemented to successfully bring a discipline that traditionally works in 2D into a more collaborative environment, with Revit as the tool to drive that success.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to transition a Landscape discipline into Revit.
  2. Develop strategies for creating libraries, templates, and training.
  3. How to overcome challenges and unrealistic expectations.

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
LAB: Maintaining Revit Model Standards with Autodesk Model Checker for Revit and Configurator
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
General (multi-discipline), BIM
Advanced

Speaker:
Jason Kunkel

The Autodesk Model Checker for Revit and Autodesk Model Checker Configurator are exceptional tools that can help speed up and improve checking Revit models for standards compliance. This demonstration will walk through all facets of both tools and give tips and best practices for using them along the way.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. What the Autodesk Revit Model Checker for Revit and the Autodesk Model Checker for Configurator are and what issues in the industry they address.
  2. How to effectively use the Model Checker and Model Checker Configurator to monitor and maintain standards in Revit models.
  3. Where to find extra resources for the tools and make the most of them.

5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
How a Large A/E Firm Leverages an Entirely Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
General (multi-discipline)
All Levels

Speaker:
Jimmy Rotella

Explore the real world experiences of a large A/E firm that was an early adopter of virtual desktop technology in a design software based environment, and learn how virtualization currently allows our organization, with 15 offices and 1000 people worldwide collaborate and work together as a single firm.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand different types of virtualization technology and their effect on the performance of design applications.
  2. Identify the cost/management benefits and drawbacks of virtualization.
  3. Recognize the benefits that a virtualized environment provides for collaboration.

5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Integration - Design Sketches and Revit as Partners in Process
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Architecture, BIM
All Levels

Speaker:
Mike Engel

Remove Disconnected / Dead End Workflows Between Sketchup and Revit - Create a iterative and Collaborative Process with Formit / SketchbookPro / Revit / Dynamo. Leverage design sketches in union with your Revit modeling.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how Formit will allow the Integration of the design workflow with production teams
  2. Understand the relationship between Formit and Revit in the design workflow as it moves from an analog to digital environment
  3. Work fluidly within the design process between various technologies, interfaces and software.

5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Super Cutting Edge Technologies for the Structural Workflow
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Structure
Intermediate

Speaker:
Marcello Sgambelluri

There are so many new technologies out there in the AEC industry. Which ones should your structural firm know? Which ones should you adopt into your office workflow? Which ones should you share with your clients? Join us as we go through a sample structural workflow using the latest technologies to solve issues along the way. We will take you from conceptual design, thru documentation, thru collaboration and finally thru CA while taking advantage of dynamo, adaptive components, and advanced Revit structural modeling and analysis. We will also show you how to use some of the latest game engine technology for presentations, quality control, and immersive design collaboration. Hold on tight this is going to be a fast ride through the workflow of the structural engineer of the future.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. See some of the latest technology trends in the structural engineering field
  2. Understand real time visualization using game engine technology
  3. Understand more about how Dynamo and advanced Revit structural modeling to help you succeed

5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
LAB: Excel 201=Beyond the (SUM)
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
General (multi-discipline), Estimation, Coding, Content and Customization
All Levels

Speaker:
Richard Taylor

Excel permeates the A/E/C industry as the workhorse on a wide range of tasks: cost estimating, data management, scheduling, etc. If you know how to sort and do basic math functions in Excel but have always wanted to learn more, now is your chance.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Using a list of Revit elements as an example, we will review how to generate a Pivot Table to show counts and Area summaries.
  2. Create a drop-down list of all Space Types so they can be used to assign values to Spaces.
  3. Dissect the use of an IF/THEN statement to calculate the number of Plumbing Fixtures required based on the number of building occupants.

8:30 pm - 12:00 am
After Party
8:30 pm - 12:00 am

Proudly Sponsored by CSI

Fri 15th
Fri 15th
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Breakfast/Registration Open
8:00 am - 9:30 am

9:30 am - 10:15 am
Revit: Today and Tomorrow
9:30 am - 10:15 am
Architecture, General (multi-discipline)
All Levels

Speaker:
Harlan Brumm

Autodesk's Revit Product Manager for Architecture and Construction presents the latest advances in Revit and its companion building products. Explore how Revit is supporting the future of making things and connecting design.

10:15 am - 11:00 am
Glorious Gadgets
10:15 am - 11:00 am
General (multi-discipline)
All Levels

Proudly Sponsored by

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Morning Tea/Exhibition Open
11:00 am - 11:45 am

11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Session 2.2
11:45 am - 1:00 pm

11:45 am - 1:00 pm
An Integrated Approach to Building Design: Early Collaboration, Goal Setting & Performance Analysis
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Simulation and Analysis, General (multi-discipline)
Advanced

Speaker:
Premnath Sundharam

This session uses a case study of a NetZero Energy retrofit office in Arizona as an example to explore an Integrated Design Approach which combines collaboration, goal setting and performance analysis to achieve sustainable building designs. It will include a live demonstration of performance analysis with Sefaira Architecture.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Gain a clear understanding of the benefits of an integrated approach to building design and early goal setting.
  2. Learn how the collaboration within multi-disciplinary project teams that makes an integrated approach possible can be implemented.
  3. Learn how to use performance-based design tools like Sefaira to integrate performance analysis into the design process from the beginning

11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Don't Be Walled in by System Families
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Architecture, BIM
All Levels

Speaker:
Troy Thurlwell

Selecting and documenting walls for your project is serious business and merging manufacturer data for multiple products into one family is a pain. With BIMsmith Forge, you can build wall families filled with usable parameters, merge manufacturer and generic data, then accurately document it. Learn to leverage wall families to the max using BIMsmith.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to leverage BIMsmith.com into creating multiproduct system families (manufacturer specific and generic) such as walls, floors, ceilings and roofs.
  2. Learn how to create better, more dynamic quantity takeoffs based on properly built system families.
  3. Learn how to create better, more dynamic wall legends from properly built system families.

11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Don't Fire or Retire Them... Inspire Them! Getting Resistant Users to Enjoy Revit!
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Business Strategy and Leadership, General (multi-discipline), BIM
All Levels

Speaker:
Mark Schmieding

I will present techniques for increasing Revit use in the office, and how to move beyond the initial acceptors to a wider range of office staff and project phases. The session will also be an open discussion of various techniques and strategies to achieve wider Revit use.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn techniques to increase the use of Revit in your office.
  2. See a variety of presentations, workshops and strategies to expand Revit into more phases of projects.
  3. Share ideas of how to gain adopters in typically reluctant users, such as designers and senior technical staff.

11:45 am - 1:00 pm
From Revit to 4D Construction Schedule in 60 Minutes
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Construction and Fabrication, Visualization
Intermediate

Speaker:
Greg Demchak

Learn how to leverage Revit and Synchro to rapidly generate 4D visualizations that will give new meaning to how you think about construction project planning.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to use Revit and Navisworks plugins to get data to Synchro for 4D visualization
  2. Learn how to generate activities in a schedule directly from imported model geometry
  3. Learn how to make an animation of your building that is tied directly to a CPM schedule

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Proudly Sponsored by

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Session 2.3
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
5D & 4D BIM - Quality vs. Quantity
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
General (multi-discipline), BIM, Estimation
All Levels

Speaker:
Matt Hemming

Having lots of data doesn't mean it's quality data. This session will explore the experiences of a 5DQS when mapping quantity information from a BIM to produce 5D Quantities and 4D Schedules, demonstrating the importance of a rigorous Model Validation process and how it can become a positive collaboration platform.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Why proper model validation is essential when leveraging a BIM
  2. The benefits of Solibri in lieu of Navisworks
  3. What is 5D/4D BIM, how is it undertaken and applied?

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
BIM Lifecycle - Facility Management Perspective
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
BIM, General (multi-discipline), Operation and Maintenance
Intermediate

Speaker:
Mark McKinley
Co-Speaker:
Mark Philip

Develop greater insight into the informational needs of Facility Managers and the role BIM and Revit is playing to meet those needs. Attendees will gain a greater understanding of value BIM modeling is bringing to facility management, allowing Architects, Engineers, Contractors, etc. to provide greater quality to their clients.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how; facility managers' BIM requirements are impacted by their need to interface BIM with other facility management information systems.
  2. Learn how; BIM used in facility management is beginning to impact an owners approach to renovations and partnerships with consultant and contractors.
  3. Learn how; BIM in facilities management is/will impact your (AE and or Contractor) deliverables so you can properly develop your team to meet or exceed the facility manager's expectations.

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Canopy Designs with BIM: A Case Study
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Structure, BIM, Simulation and Analysis
Advanced

Speaker:
Timon Hazell

This class will go through two case studies of canopies, presented by the Structural Engineer. We will look at Grasshopper's physics engines and how our Revit models can be set up to handle significant changes during a fast tracked design.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Create and modify fabric membrane structures in Rhino/Grasshopper.
  2. Set up a Revit Structure model to grow and adapt to an ever-changing sloped architectural canopy layout.
  3. See how dynamo can be used as a tool to supplement your daily workflow.

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Manufacturers' BIM Strategy 101: Meeting Your Customers' BIM Requirements
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Business Strategy and Leadership, BIM, Coding, Content and Customization
All Levels

Speaker:
Marcus Fich

Has your content ever been called bloated? Are you struggling with meeting your customers different demands for content? Then this forum is for you. Get the run-down of how Grundfos went from having inferior to superior BIM content - and avoid making the same mistakes as we did! BIM Strategy Simplified!

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to formulate and execute your BIM strategy and business case.
  2. Learn how supporting differentiating customer needs does not have to be a costly, slow and manual process.
  3. Learn that you do not have to be a Revit expert to create a successfull BIM setup.

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Changeover

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Session 2.4
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Architectural Jazz: The Psychology of Project Collaboration
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
General (multi-discipline), Business Strategy and Leadership
All Levels

Speaker:
Scott Brown
Co-Speaker:
Darick Brokaw

This session will help you and your teams enjoy your work and be better at it, using real examples of how psychology motivates people to work together in a technology filled environment. How the human side of team collaboration works. Attendee participation will be encouraged.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand how psychology affects your project teams and the outcome of your projects.
  2. Learn to use technology to promote collaboration.
  3. Team building and Project workflows to take back to your workplace.

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Automating the Mundane - Dynamo for Model Management
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Coding, Content and Customization, General (multi-discipline), Operation and Maintenance
Intermediate

Speaker:
Garret Meierbachtol

This session will focus on applying the basics of Dynamo to create practical scripting applications for data mining, project maintenance, coordination, and company Revit standards administration.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to construct functional Dynamo scripts to perform a number of tasks within Revit and where to go for help WHEN you get stuck.
  2. Learn how to construct simple custom Dynamo nodes to speed up the authoring process.
  3. Learn effective ways to package Dynamo scripts for management and deployment to other users.

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Is 'Quick and Dirty' Really so Bad?
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Business Strategy and Leadership, BIM
All Levels

Speaker:
Robert Yori

This discussion will explore the often-derided practice of taking shortcuts to meet deadlines, which often compromises model integrity. But what if the strategy isn't all bad? What can we learn from it to optimize our deliverables? Come join the conversation as we look for the silver lining.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe the intent of your projects' deliverables
  2. Understand the role of the design BIM in the 'design/ build/ operate' spectrum
  3. Develop strategies to better align BIM efforts with project scope and firm goals

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Model Like We Build: Integrated Project Modeling at Autodesk's Boston Office
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
BIM, Business Strategy and Leadership, Construction and Fabrication
Advanced

Speaker:
Matthew Emond

At the Autodesk Boston Relocation, our BIM team sought to better align our modeling efforts with the project as a whole. Through Lean BIM, Phased Content, Shared Models, and Workflow Rules we established a process that was less like the way we design and more like the way we build.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify the relationships between the model and the project deliverables
  2. Weigh the benefits and risks of sharing the model data between all project partners
  3. Create frameworks and establish accountability for successful collaborative modeling

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm
Afternoon Tea

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Session 2.5
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Bridging the BIM Gap: The Importance of Sharing Leadership Across Technology & Production Teams
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Business Strategy and Leadership, Architecture, BIM
All Levels

Speaker:
Esmail Kalaf
Co-Speaker:
Tim Lazaruk

When DIALOG became exclusively BIM firmwide, the training and management requirements grew in tandem, exposing gaps at the project level. With 4 studios and 100+ projects, it became clear that a new level of engagement would be necessary for success. The solution: The Project BIM Coordinator role!

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. How an additional BIM leadership role fits in to the typical model of BIM management for mid-size AEC firms
  2. How to determine the scope of responsibility and time management of BIM-related roles as required to uphold BIM standards
  3. How to approach the training of BIM standards and Revit best practices across different roles

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Good Golly Miss Dolly
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
BIM, General (multi-discipline)
Intermediate

Speaker:
Tom Dorner

Explore a creative use of Revit in the behind the scenes logistics planning of a Dolly Parton concert tour. Not only will you see Revit used in conjunction with external data producing 3D equipment packing plans and schedules, but you will get a glimpse into the world of concert tours.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to use Revit phases, phase filters, rooms, views and schedules in a coordinated fashion.
  2. Learn how to setup Revit families with shared parameters that can drive family sizing and get populated with data from external sources such as Excel using 3rd party tools.
  3. See how Revit can be used in creative non-traditional ways and get inspired to see new opportunities using Revit in your daily job.

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
How Are Contractors Using My Model?
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
General (multi-discipline), Construction and Fabrication, Estimation
Intermediate

Speaker:
Jeffrey Pinheiro

In this class I will use real-world examples to demonstrate the many ways contractors are using building information models that are created by design teams.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn best practices to ensure your information is not misconstrued when you hand over your models.
  2. Learn the various ways contractors are using your models for estimating.
  3. Understanding how valuable your model is and how it is used during the construction phase of a project ensures your design intent is delivered.

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
In Your Face Clash Coordination in Revit
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
MEP, BIM
Advanced

Speaker:
Andrew Schrader

Setting up project parameters and schedules for Clashed elements. Creating filters for visually seeing clashed elements. Utilizing Import/Export of element data to excel from Rushforth Tools Revit add-in. Applying clash templates to discipline views for immediate results of elements clashed.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn cross discipline coordination
  2. Time cost savings and cost saving per user seats for additional software.
  3. How to setup a project for coordination.

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Break
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday Evening Dinner / Dive-In Party
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Proudly Sponsored by

11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Decompression Session
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Ask the BIM Stars!
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
BIM, General (multi-discipline), Questions, AMA
All Levels

Speaker:
Bill Debevc>
Ask the BIM Stars! Sometimes you just have questions or just don’t know what session to attend. Bill Debevc co-host of BIMThoughts will be moderating a panel of "BIM Stars" where you and ask them anything (Regarding BIM that is), and you might just get an answer. Please note: dumb looks are still free. Your Panel: Bill Debevc, Paul Aubin, Steve Stafford, Desiree and Brian Mackey, Jim Balding, Bob Bell, Steven Shell, Carla Edwards and of course Lynn Allen.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Ask a question.
  2. Get an Answer.
  3. Leave Happy.

11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Real Graphic Column Schedules with Revit
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Structure, Coding, Content and Customization
Intermediate

Speaker:
Norb Howell

Have you tried to use the Revit Graphic Schedule only to be disappointed? This session shows you how to create a graphic column schedule that works! Learn how to create shared parameters and tags that will make the Revit graphic column schedule worthy of placement on a sheet.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. At the completion of this course, participants will be able to identify the shortcomings of the default Revit graphic column schedule then modify the schedule to meet their specific needs.
  2. At the completion of this course, participants will be able to create new shared parameters and tags to be used with the default Revit graphic column schedule.
  3. At the completion of this course, participants will be able to combine the shared parameters, tags and default Revit graphic column schedule to create a new graphic column schedule that meets their requirements.

11:45 am - 1:00 pm
The Future of MEP Families in Revit
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
MEP, Construction and Fabrication, Coding, Content and Customization
All Levels

Speaker:
Ralph Schoch

With the creation of Fabrication Parts within Revit 2016 what is the future of MEP families? In this class, we'll review the benefits and limitations of current Revit families and the new Fabrication Parts. We will look at work flows for adding hangers using the new Fabrication Parts.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. You will learn how a design model can easily be converted to Fabrication Parts to verify design intent and identify possible trouble spots.
  2. You will learn how a design model can easily be converted to Fabrication Parts to verify design intent and identify possible trouble spots.
  3. You will learn how Fabrication Parts can automate the placement of hangers.

11:45 am - 1:00 pm
LAB: Global Parameters, Global Control!
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Architecture,General (multi-discipline), BIM
All Levels

Speaker:
Paul Aubin

Global parameters bring the power of the family editor into the project environment! You can now create parameters and label dimensions directly in the project environment. Learn to apply global control across your project and its content with this exciting new feature.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to set up a Global Parameter and to what features it can be associated.
  2. Explore the application of Global Parameters to labeled dimensions in the project enviroment.
  3. Associate Global Parameters to parameters in family content and learn to flex them.

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
More Parametric Mechanical Designs
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
MEP, Coding, Content and Customization
Expert

Speaker:
Jason Boehning

Do you wonder how Dynamo can be used in mechanical design? What about functionality that is already available in Revit? In this session, we will take a look at the features in Revit that can be used to make mechanical designs more parametric. Then where Revit ends, Dynamo begins!

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Use the features in Revit to program mechanical designs
  2. Understand how Dynamo can be used to further program mechanical designs
  3. Recognize parameters in Revit that can be linked with Dynamo

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Essential Revit Add-ons
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Coding, Content and Customization, General (multi-discipline), BIM
Intermediate

Speaker:
Tim Grimm

So you want to increase productivity with Revit add-on applications? You have a limited budget and want to get the best bang for your buck, but you’re overwhelmed by the choices. This presentation is intended to help you narrow the field of add-ons to those that deliver the best value.

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Using Realtime VR to Streamline Client Signoff
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Visualization, Architecture, BIM
All Levels

Speaker:
Jacob D'Albora

In a world where Instant gratification is expected, Enscape has provided Revit users with the ability to real-time render their model while the design is being developed. This session will walk through the pros and cons of Enscape, while presenting a demo and case studies of its workflow.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the basics of Enscape and implement the workflow into project design immediately.
  2. Understand the Pros and Cons that Enscape has brought to RPA Design to minimize the learning curve.
  3. Learn a few tricks to quickly allow for easy, beautiful presentations.

2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
LAB: FormIt 360: The Heart of a Generative Conceptual Design Workflow - Part A & B
2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Architecture, Visualization, Simulation and Analysis
Intermediate

Speaker:
Tobias Hathorn

The term Generative Design is entering the lexicon of AEC professionals on the cutting edge of BIM technology. This class will show you how to use FormIt 360 - and it's seamless interoperability with Autodesk design tools - to take your conceptual design process to another level.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Hands on experience connecting 6 Autodesk Design applications into a powerful, intelligent, beautiful workflow
  2. Proof that your office can stop using SketchUp or Rhino for any conceptual design exploration
  3. Show you can practically apply Generative Design in your early BIM processes

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Professional Lighting Design in Revit using Elumtools
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
MEP, Architecture, Simulation and Analysis
All Levels

Speaker:
Daniel Stine

This class will cover artificial and daylight point-by-point illuminance calculations are available within Revit using ElumTools. Attendees will learn how to perform calculations, adjust Revit's materials for proper reflectance, and create schedules.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Execution of an accurate calculation of illuminance (fc or lux) on a surface or work plane using ElumTools in Revit
  2. Understand how ElumTools works with spaces, photometry and surface reflectance
  3. Learn to perform daylighting analysis

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Systems-Orientated BIM - A Potential Game-Changer in Facilities Management
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Operation and Maintenance, BIM , General (multi-discipline)
Intermediate

Speaker:
Mark Philip
Co-Speaker:
Mark McKinley

The use of BIM technology to improve FM practices and capabilities is a relatively new and rapidly growing / evolving field. However, facilities managers tend to have systems-driven viewpoint of buildings. The presentation will provide people generating BIM deliverables an understanding of the value of system-oriented BIM in FM.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. The value of a systems-orientated BIM to building owners and facilities managers
  2. The potential value of defining systems-related impacts to facilities managers and construction planners
  3. The potential value in using middleware to extract and integrate information from a BIM and other stand-alone building databases

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
TBD
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
 
All Levels

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Modeling Existing Structures in Revit Structure
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Structure, Business Strategy and Leadership, BIM
All Levels

Speaker:
Kate Morrical

Applying BIM to existing buildings brings a whole new set of challenges. From kickoff meetings through existing documentation to the actual design process, hear what works (and what doesn't!) and get practical advice to apply to your next project.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify potential pitfalls (and strategies for addressing them) when modeling existing buildings
  2. Assess the pros and cons of laser scanning & reality capture
  3. Craft useful proposals and BIM Execution Plans

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Revit for Retail
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
BIM, General (multi-discipline), Business Strategy and Leadership
Intermediate

Speaker:
Natasha Luthra

This presentation is a case study of how we approached a program team's transition to BIM in a low-key non-confrontational way.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. How to move a large program team to BIM from 2D CAD
  2. How to use various software & plug-ins in addition to Revit for BIM management
  3. How to address existing workflows and how to integrate & advance them in a BIM world

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
The Rogers O'Brien Autodesk Point Layout Workflow
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Construction and Fabrication, Operation and Maintenance
Intermediate

Speaker:
Zach Crumal

The Rogers O'Brien Workflow from BIM to Field layout. How we pull points from our Revit models and 3d cad to get to our robots in the field.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. What APL is and how we use it.
  2. How to setup points in your families with APL.
  3. How to extract the data to the field.

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
LAB: Performance-Driven Design Using Dynamo
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Architecture
Advanced

Speaker:
Brian Ringley

This hands-on lab will focus on teaching analysis tools within Dynamo for the visualization of environmental data and to parametrically control element geometry and parameters in Revit for a performance-driven result.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to run Solar and Daylight analysis within Dynamo and visualize the results using the Dynamo display tools.
  2. Learn how to leverage environmental data to parametrically drive building element geometry and parameters in the Revit environment.
  3. Distinguish between the available analysis packages within the Revit ecosystem to ensure your team is using the tools appropriate for your project depending on its phase, site, sector, and your team's knowledge.

Sat 16th
Sat 16th
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:00 am

9:00 am - 10:15 am
Session 3.1
9:00 am - 10:15 am

9:00 am - 10:15 am
Automate the Boring Stuff with Revit Macros
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Coding, Content and Customization, General (multi-discipline), BIM
Intermediate

Speaker:
Michael Kilkelly

Learn how to automate the boring stuff. This session will get you started programming with VB.Net and the Revit API. We'll cover the essentials of programming by writing macros that automate tedious tasks in Revit. Take command of your software and learn to program!

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to create custom macros in Revit using SharpDevelop and the VB.Net programming language.
  2. Understand how to structure your own macros using a step-by-step process to break complex problems into manageable tasks.
  3. Learn how to utilize resources from the Revit Software Development Kit to get more information about .NET and the Revit API.

9:00 am - 10:15 am
Case Study: Increasing Productivity, Workflow and Collaboration on Multiple Large-Scale Projects
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Architecture, BIM, General (multi-discipline)
All Levels

Speaker:
Emily Goldenberg
Co-Speaker:
Christopher Winkler

This presentation will focus on several projects for the Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus in Monterrey, Mexico as a case study to investigate how a collaborative team of architects and landscape architects can utilize shared resources and standards for increasing productivity, workflow, and coordination.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to develop Revit standards, quality control and consistency across multiple large scale projects running on parallel schedules
  2. Learn how shared material specification/keynote systems, narratives and family standards avoid duplicating documentation efforts and assist project teams in efficient project delivery
  3. Understand the importance of model maintenance and its impacts on performance when working on large teams

9:00 am - 10:15 am
In the Face of a Challenge: Innovative Project Delivery Strategies
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Business Strategy and Leadership, Architecture, General (multi-discipline)
All Levels

Speaker:
Scott Chatterton

During this session Scott Chatterton of HDR|CEI will discuss the unique processes and procedures to address a variety of challenges on large, complex building projects. Using as a case study the Vancouver-based BC Children's and Women's Hospital, a $680 million project delivered by public-private partnership.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Tips on how to manage and direct the mass amount of information coming from multiple sources.
  2. Information on how to create a successful strategy for executing complex projects.
  3. Attendees will acquire tips on how to developing a successful project team.

9:00 am - 10:15 am
More Parametric Electrical Designs
9:00 am - 10:15 am
MEP, Coding, Content and Customization
Expert

Speaker:
Jason Boehning

Do you wonder how Dynamo can be used in electrical design? What about functionality that is already available in Revit? In this session, we will take a look at the features in Revit that can be used to make electrical designs more parametric. Then where Revit ends, Dynamo begins!

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Use the features in Revit to program electrical designs
  2. Understand how Dynamo can be used to further program electrical designs
  3. Recognize parameters in Revit that can be linked with Dynamo

10:15 am - 10:45 am
Morning Tea / Exhibition Open

10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Session 3.2
10:45 am - 12:00 pm

10:45 am - 12:00 pm
A Single Source of Truth: Bringing a Large-Scale Project Together in The Cloud
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
BIM, Architecture, Business Strategy and Leadership
Advanced

Speaker:
Bruce McCallum
Co-Speaker:
Esmail Kalaf

Learn how DIALOG is delivering a $1B project by collaborating with international partners in a cloud-based environment. Gain insight into large scale inclusive BIM execution planning and the use of high efficiency task automation to maximize project team time and effort. Discuss your experiences and add to this timely conversation!

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to evaluate project requirements to determine the best fit for worksharing strategies
  2. Determine the relevant aspects of BIM execution planning for large scale projects to align multiple partners along a common workflow
  3. Set up collaborative Skyscraper projects and enable task automation using IMAGINiT Clarity

10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Autodesk Deployments PDQ
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
General (multi-discipline), BIM
Advanced

Speaker:
Bill Debevc
Co-Speaker:
Nick Kramer

Deployments has always been a fact of life for any IT or BIM manager. We love to hate them, and we hate making them. This session will look at different approaches for deployments and give you insights to what to do and more importantly what not to do.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Create deployments that work
  2. Push out add-in and updates anytime
  3. Edit Revit settings company wide from one spot!

10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Compare and Contrast Visualization Programs: Autodesk Showcase, Enscape & Revizto
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Visualization, General (multi-discipline), BIM
All Levels

Speaker:
Brian Mackey

This session will open and compare three visualization tools that render Revit models, with materials also originating in Revit: Autodesk Showcase, Autodesk Expo, and Enscape.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understanding of how to utilize the Revit model downstream for visualization
  2. Compare 3 different visualization programs
  3. Basic understanding of Enscape, Showcase and Expo

10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Energy Simulation with Revit and Autodesk Insight 360
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Simulation and Analysis, Architecture, MEP
Advanced

Speaker:
Daniel Stine

This presentation will cover tools and features needed to do high performance building analysis at various phases within the design process. A lot has changed in recent versions and the options can be a little confusing as they overlap some of the MEP-specific options. Plus the new Autodesk Insight 360.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand Revit's Energy Settings
  2. Learn how Autodesk Insight 360 works
  3. Developing comparative results

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch | Exhibition Closes after Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Session 3.3
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
BIM and Asset Management - Workflows to Close the Circle
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Operation and Maintenance, General (multi-discipline)
All Levels

Speaker:
Jorge Quiroz

There is a need to establish workflows that will allow us to integrate a single reliable model from Design to Construction and into Maintenance & Operations by defining the data associated the each object as well as who is responsible to filling what and especially when in the process.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Better understand the workflow of incorporating Asset Management information within a BIM Model
  2. Define the list of Parameters that need to be consider throughout the project development and how they are mapped to the different building objects/elements
  3. Establish a criteria of who is responsible of getting the right information into the Model so when is handed over for Operations, the Model can be easily integrated with FM applications

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Don't Leave Landscape Architects Behind - BIM Workflow for Site Design
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Architecture, BIM
All Levels

Speaker:
Phyllis Zhou

Through various case studies of site design, this session will examine challenges landscape architects are facing when using Revit, understand the workflow for landscape architects through all design phases, and explore methods to simplify and streamline modeling process with the aid of other software platforms.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand Revit workflow for landscape architects through all design phases
  2. Learn Revit tips and tricks for landscape architects and site elements
  3. Explore Revit with the aid of other platforms, e.g. add-in, dynamo, form-it, rhino, autocad, etc to simplify and streamline the modeling process

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Making Component Stairs Work for You
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Architecture, Structure
Advanced

Speaker:
Tim Waldock

Look at ways of making the new Component Stair tools in Revit work for you. Learn why the new component stairs are better than the old stair sketch tools despite their shortcomings, even for irregular stairs.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learning more about the new Component Stair tools in Revit.
  2. Learning how to make irregular shaped component stairs in Revit.
  3. Learning workarounds to make Railings work with multi-storey stairs.

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Master Models: Achieving Multi-Discipline Consistency
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
MEP, BIM
Advanced

Speaker:
Scott Fanello

In this session, we will introduce and demonstrate a master model-type project set-up that Revit MEP users can use when working with architectural and structural design teams to ensure that backgrounds and views are as consistent and coordinated as possible.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify the time saving advantages of a master model set-up.
  2. Learn how a successful background model can be used by multiple disciplines
  3. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of master models

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Changeover

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Session 3.4
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
25 Apps & Add-ins for Revit and the Revit Workflow - RTCNA 2016 Edition
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
General (multi-discipline), BIM
All Levels

Speaker:
Carl Storms

This class is targeted to anyone interested in what's new in add-ins, apps, or 3rd party additions to Revit.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Discover new and interesting Apps and add-ins
  2. Find out how to 'soup up' your Revit with add-ins
  3. Be more productive with what you already have

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Achieving Coordination Results (Not "Zero Clashes") with Navis, Synchro, or Revizto (and Revit!)
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
General (multi-disciplines), Architecture, Construction and Fabrication
Advanced

Speaker:
Aaron Maller

Coordination in BIM does not have to mean "Clash Detection" and tedious element-by-element reviews: This class focuses on learning some tried and true workflows to making coordination beneficial, in Revit, Navisworks, Revizto, and Synchro, to coordinate where it counts, as soon as possible in your project timeline.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn about scope specific configurations and exports in Revit, to make working with multiple disciplines easier in Navisworks.
  2. Learn about creating Search Sets from Revit Filters, to give you more granular control of your Design Models in Navisworks, allowing better Coordination Results
  3. Learn about tying the Project Model to the Construction Schedule (with the Construction Team), to assure installation is actually possible!

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Expanding Functionality of MEP Spaces with Dynamo for Revit, Across Multiple Models
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
MEP, Coding, Content and Customization, BIM
Advanced

Speaker:
Chris Williams
Co-Speaker:
Matthew Anderle

While utilizing Dynamo for Revit, enhanced Space management and coordination opportunities are achieved by applying a few functional graphs which can be manipulated to perform exponential processes. With this improved Space functionality, project Designers and Engineers are able to interact with, calculate, and extract more accurate information from their BIM.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Ability to identify opportunities for using Spaces in Revit, and how Dynamo can assist in data entry and management.
  2. Use Dynamo to enhance MEP Space coordination at the element instance level.
  3. Learn how to create a Dynamo graph to gather information from multiple discipline models, and consolidate in your authoring model(s) to complete computations.

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Health Check for Your Revit Project Models
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
BIM, General (multi-discipline), Coding, Content and Customization
Advanced

Speaker:
James Moore

Shive-Hattery has developed a fitness check system for all of our discipline models. In this session, we'll look at the tools we have adopted or developed to track and report the general health of project models. We'll also explore the ways this information can be shared with project team members.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. List common issues that negatively impact model file performance.
  2. Identify what aspects of model health can be checked through automated processes.
  3. Evaluate options for communicating model health to the team working on the project.

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Afternoon Tea / Entrance to Wrap Up

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Pechakucha
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
 
 

Speaker:
Jim Balding

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Wrap Up
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
 
 

5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Changeover

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Speaker Debrief
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
 
 

7:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Gala Reception / Drinks

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7:45 pm - 12:00 am
Gala Dinner
7:45 pm - 12:00 am

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9:00 am - 10:15 am
Photogrammetry for Site and Exterior/Interior Architecture
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Civil, Architecture, Construction and Fabrication
Advanced

Speaker:
Dat Lien
Co-Speaker:
Xavier Loayza

Photogrammetry went from being unusable and imprecise to more widely used and more accurate these days thanks to innovation in cameras as well as processing software. We'll cover the different types of software and their advantages and disadvantages to help you get usable 3d point clouds in no time.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn best methods for capturing data using a combination of drone/UAV's, GoPro's and other fixed devices to help get clear pictures ready for processing.
  2. Compare/Contrast various photogrammetry software such as Pix4d, 123D catch, Photosynth and the like to find out which is best for certain applications.
  3. Learn how to interpret the results of the photo mosaic, 3d mesh and point clouds and use them in applications such as Autodesk recap, Navisworks, Revit and 3ds Max.

9:00 am - 10:15 am
Railing, Railing, Railing
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Architecture, General (multi-discipline), BIM
Advanced

Speaker:
Philip Chan

This class will showcase the new improvement of the railing tool in Revit 2017 and showcase the possible use of railing tool in some real project scenarios.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn the new improvement of Revit railing capability
  2. Learn the pitfall of using railing system
  3. Learn tips and tricks of using railing in your project

9:00 am - 10:15 am
Revit Structure: What is the Best Modeling Strategy for Concrete Link Beams?
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Structure, Architecture, BIM
Intermediate

Speaker:
Thomas Mendez

Learn how and when to use several different concrete link beam modeling strategies in Revit Structure using both out-of-the-box and custom Revit families.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Use out-of-the-box Revit families to model concrete link beams in Revit structure, and explain the limitations of doing so.
  2. Create custom wall based and level based Revit families that may be used to model concrete link beams in Revit Structure.
  3. Understand the advantages and disadvantages that are associated with different concrete link beam modeling strategies, and describe when different strategies should be used.

9:00 am - 10:15 am
LAB: Super Schedules, Cost Estimation and Managing the Team Work within Revit via Team Schedule
9:00 am - 10:15 am
BIM, Architecture
All Levels

Speaker:
Aubrey Tucker

How to add shared parameters for team members, approvals & approval process, percent complete and hyperlinks to current red line locations to have an over view schedule of where the printed set is from a managerial perspective. Then pushing further to incorporate the Revit schedule into an external staffing database.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. How to add and manage Shared Parameters to manage non-native Revit content, pushing BIM content into team management.
  2. How to link scannned redline content within Revit for team members to have a schedule of priority work at the loading screen.
  3. How to link Revit with an external database for staffing management on current and new projects.

10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Revit Interiors: 0 to 100% in 365 Days
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Architecture, General (multi-discipline), Visualization
Intermediate

Speaker:
Matthew Claus

We will discuss and review Revit workflow strategies and how HED (Harley Ellis Devereaux) fully implemented Revit into the corporate interiors workflow in less than an year. We will discuss everything from management buy-in, creating a template, and understanding how to take advantage of intelligent schedules.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Discuss important first steps in creating an interiors template, library, and typical details.
  2. Discuss time saving strategies using schedules, key schedules, and design options.
  3. Discuss how Revit can add value to your projects and allow the design team to study their work in greater detail.

10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Routing Pipe Over the Curve
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
MEP, Construction and Fabrication
All Levels

Speaker:
Ralph Schoch

What does it take to route piping on an Arch in Qatar or creating bent pipe runs in Nova Scotia? We demonstrate techniques used to get the job done. From project settings to special families with engineering constraints built in we give you samples to test on your next project.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn abstract ways of dealing with you most troublesome pipe routing problems.
  2. Learn how families can help you design piping loops by calculating maximum deflection allowed.
  3. Learn specific techniques to increase routing efficiency and design.

10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Your Revit Project Private Eye, Data Mining with Microsoft Power BI
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Coding, Content and Customization, BIM, General (multi-discipline).
Advanced

Speaker:
Shawn Zirbes

Data extraction and data queries can be tricky when dealing with a lot of data. Presenting the results of your queries can be even trickier. This session will cover methods for data extraction and data presentation to make the entire team benefit from the data investment in the Revit model.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Outline different methods for Revit Data Extraction
  2. Describe workflows to translate data into Microsoft's PowerBi
  3. Communicate Revit model data in clear and easy reports

10:45 am - 12:00 pm
LAB: Dynamo - Everyone's Doing It
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
BIM, General (multi-discipline), Coding, Content and Customization
All Levels

Speaker:
Carl Storms

This Lab is NOT for people that are heavy Dynamo users. This session IS for the people that may need to use Dynamo as part of their workflow, have heard it but don't think they could do it, It's also for those that just don't think Dynamo can help them.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn what Dynamo is
  2. Find out some of the many workflows Dynamo can improve
  3. Have Fun!

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Revit - 4D Simulations Without Interrupting Project Delivery
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Visualization, Structure, Simulation and Analysis
All Levels

Speaker:
Landon Wilson
Co-Speaker:
Chris Waight

I'm sure you have all seen a building construction simulation, and thought 'that was cool!' In this session I want to show you how, through refined workflow, shared parameters, templates, and more, you can utilize your documentation model and create presentable 4D Simulations, all without derailing the production model.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to minimize the effect on the documentation process due to having a multi-use model.
  2. You will learn how leveraging shared parameters in your Revit project will slingshot your Navisworks Timeliner set up.
  3. You will learn the limitations and advantages of each software as we navigate the workflow from Revit to 3DS Max

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Successful Workflow for High-Rise Buildings
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Structure, BIM
Advanced

Speaker:
Raul Pacheco

Successful Workflow of High-Rise and Super Tall mixed use buildings case studies will be presented. Organization modeling management techniques will be covered for maintaining lean BIM models with emphasis on developing custom content including the development of Mega Columns and super-size beam element Libraries.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Adopt Model Management Techniques to maintain Lean BIM Models during design phases of projects
  2. Understand the complexities of multiple Revit settings and dialogue boxes for successful outcomes
  3. Acquire techniques to develop Custom Content for Mega Columns and super-size beam elements

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
The Architect's Dynamo: Getting Non-Revit Users Involved!
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Architecture, BIM
Advanced

Speaker:
Paul Aubin
Co-Speaker:
Zachary Kron

This class is designed to show Architectural Offices how they can utilize Dynamo to involve their non-Revit users in a Revit environment. The class will cover how Revit can extract data from external softwares for use in manipulating an Architectural building design. Let's do some Dynamo!

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Enable the manipulation of Revit data from outside Revit
  2. Use Dynamo to create Revit model geometry
  3. Create a line of communication between Revit and external file formats

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
LAB: Quickly Find, Add, or Replace Content in Your Visualizations with the 3ds Max Asset Library
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Visualization
All Levels

Speaker:
Chip Weatherman

This lab shows you, the casual user, how to quickly get your sourced content into your 3ds Max session. Go through the simple process of adding network or local content locations. Then we'll talk about how filtering & searching works (& why it's so fast). Once you have your asset, we'll go over how to get it into 3ds Max quickly regardless of file format. Finally, if your scene doesn't have just the right content, we'll look at replacing sub-par or placeholder assets.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Add content locations
  2. Use filters and search to find that perfect asset
  3. Quickly extend your visualizations with fun placement tools Replace objects in your current scene

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
If Only I Knew How to Develop a BIM Training Program for Project Managers...
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
BIM, Business Strategy and Leadership
Expert

Speaker:
David Spehar

Do you still have Project Managers that grouch about BIM? Is Revit a black box to them? In this session we'll break down what you need to know to successfully develop a training program to educate Project Managers and Design Managers on how to plan for and properly implement BIM.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to develop a BIM training program geared specifically for project leaders.
  2. Learn how to develop tools to help project leaders properly assign and manage staff on BIM projects.
  3. Understand how to organize training content to addresses all aspects of project management and how to teach the impact BIM has on traditional responsibilities.

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Lost in Space (Types): Revit in Architectural Programming
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Architecture, BIM
Advanced

Speaker:
Veronica Quintero
Co-Speaker:
Jason Chen

Come learn the methods SOM uses to wrestle hundreds of space types across millions of square feet. Will review different techniques and their application in selected projects.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify multiple challenges with prototyping techniques.
  2. Describe similarities and differences in the prototyping techniques presented.
  3. Assess the applicability of prototyping techniques to your projects. Implement the techniques best suited to your needs.

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Supporting Multiple Revit Versions While Retaining Your Sanity
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Coding, Content and Customization, General (multi-discipline), BIM
Intermediate

Speaker:
Stephen Faust

Maintain a separate code base for multiple Revit versions can be a coordination nightmare, causes duplicated effort, and can quickly drive a developer insane! This class will demonstrate techniques in Visual Studio to easily use a single code base to support multiple versions of Revit.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn to use file linking in Visual Studio to use a single code base in multiple projects spanning multiple Revit versions.
  2. Learn to use conditional compilation variables in Visual Studio to define the target Revit version for each project in a solution.
  3. Learn to use compiler directives to designate code blocks as only relevant to a specific Revit version.

11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Decompression Session
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

JULY 2016
Thu 14th
Fri 15th
Sat 16th