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7:30 am - 9:00 am
Registration
7:30 am - 9:00 am
BCS

9:00 am - 9:50 am
Introduction, Chairman and Sponsor Address
9:00 am - 9:50 am
BCS

9:50 am - 11:00 am
Keynote: "Smart Content :: Smart Cities"
9:50 am - 11:00 am
BCS

Speaker:
Paul Doherty, the digit group

Providing accurate and useful content for a single building using BIM is a challenge we all are facing everyday. But imagine scaling this issue to include every aspect of an entire city. Join us for an exploration of the world of Smart Cities and how one firm is tackling the issue of City-wide data and its implications on Climate Change, Governance, Design Aesthetic, Construction Means and Methods and Facility/Urban Management by showcasing real world examples of 30+ greenfield cities being developed from scratch from China, Australia , Southeast Asia, Middle East and the USA. You will be exposed to the lessons learned, best practices and value propositions that designers, manufacturers and software/innovation developers will need to know in order to position themselves for success in today’s Brave New World of Smart Cities. Welcome to the world of the Internet of Buildings.

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Morning Tea
BCS

11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Introducing the Engine Room
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
BCS

Speakers: Wesley Benn & Bob Weygant

At the heart of this year’s event lies the Engine Room, a multi-purpose, central, gathering space for all activities during the Building Content Summit. Full group sessions, catering for all breaks, exhibitor spaces, and discussion areas - all occur within this space. Most importantly, however, the Engine Room is the primary space for another reason...

An attendee comes to BCS prepared to work. The Engine Room is setup with round tables and will be populated with subject matter experts – advanced software users, developer and manufacturer staff, and content creators from all AEC disciplines - who will be on call to help attendees with their work.Whether a funky nested parametric louver family in Revit, a misbehaving GDL script in ArchiCAD, or an obdurate IFC output just about anywhere, our experts will sit down and help attendees work through the trouble spots. Sometimes the work they do with a single attendee to answer a problem would be good general knowledge. The Engine Room is set up to allow ad-hoc classes to run. There will be two projection spaces with gathering space in front of them that will allow for ‘open room’ classes of 5-15 minutes each.

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Lunch
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
BCS

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Perspective: Plan - Crafting a digital content foundation in early project planning and design
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
BCS

Speaker:
Jorge Barrero, Gensler / HKS

Digital content in a project goes through endless transformations during its lifecycle and it is meant to serve a large number of varied users with different purposes. This scenario presents a unique challenge at the start of every project to put a strategy in place to establish best practices for how to manage, create and utilize digital assets. It’s particularly important to gain and understanding on how the content will be used in the early planning and design stages of a project to establish a relevance of use down the stream as a project moves into documentation, construction and occupancy. The goal of this session is to explore what works and what doesn’t when working and creating digital content at the early stages of a project.

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Aligning Manufacturer BIM Content with Evolving Customer Needs
BCS

Speaker:
Will Ayers, Legrand

Learn about the challenges a leading electrical manufacturer faced in their efforts to develop a comprehensive BIM strategy. We'll share our experiences as we worked to achieve our objective of aligning our BIM resources with the evolving needs of multiple customer groups in the construction industry. We’ll also discuss our evolving strategy as Legrand in the US prepares to share content solutions and resources with Legrand business units around the world.

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Changeover
BCS

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Manufacturers, information flows in content, and our missing ‘Subscriber Culture’
BCS

Speaker:
Parley Burnett, UNIFI Labs

Come participate as we take a deep dive into current manufacturing trends and examine what impact they'll have on consumers of BIM Content. We'll look at specific examples of manufacturers leveraging new investments in cloud-based information management systems, and explore how those information flows can enhance the collaboration between manufacturers and end users. Manufacturers CAN provide greater value across the entire building lifecycle by providing content that is specifically tailored to individuals and the standards they must adhere to. Let’s allow the ‘Subscriber Culture’ that we experience in nearly every other aspect of our lives to change how we think of BIM Content.

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Changeover
BCS

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Perspective: Design - Integrated Content Delivery - Design Intent
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
BCS

Speaker:
Chris Fredi, AVAIL

From concept to construction, content drives the understanding of design intent from owners, through architects, designers and engineers to every user downstream of a project after its conception. The collaborative integration of applicable data into building content is what ultimately coalesces into the construction and experience of an owner’s vision. By manipulating digital geometry and information, designers provide the ability to understand an initially abstract idea and fill in the gaps between creation, constraint, manufacturing and execution. Through the use of content to build a digital model we gain a holistic understanding of a vision and communicate that understanding to all.

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Build, Buy or Punt?
BCS

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Speaker:
Amanda Comunale, Victaulic

BIM continues to infiltrate construction industry, and as the industry makes the transition toward intelligent modeling, the need for smart, high quality, active content continues to grow. Content is the nucleus of any project, and without high quality content the project loses efficiency. Victaulic understands this, and is committed to creating, validating and delivering active smart content. With over 20 years of experience, Victaulic Content Developers utilize best piping practices to produce gold-standard content for use on projects around the world. Throughout this presentation, I will share our best practices for content creation. Attendees will gain a better understanding on how information from the model effects the total life of a project, and the role that content plays in this. I will review the recent partnership that Victaulic has entered into with Autodesk and how development industry partners will impact the future of content development, and in turn the future of pipe routing.

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3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Changeover
BCS

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Building A Critical Mass: Content Standards Pave The Way To Success
BCS

Speaker:
Kevin Kochman, KCL

Kevin Kochman will share lessons learned over 30 years in the foodservice industry stressing the importance of industry stakeholders uniting to set up industry standards. He will explain how KCL became an international industry leader by convincing manufacturers to give their CAD symbols and Revit families away for free. Kevin's talk will include actionable tips you can apply to your industry to develop a loyal fan base and build your market share.

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Afternoon Tea
BCS

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Glimpse of the Future - Interfacing the Virtual Building
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
BCS

Speaker:
Jeremy Harkins, ineni Realtime

This presentation will cover how gaming technology is currently being used by ineni Realtime to access and contextualise data related to the built environment. By linking live data from sensors and devices and integrating design and engineering documentation (such as BIM) to make a ʺvirtual spaceʺ, many efficiencies across a development can be realised. Case studies and examples will be shown of a relatively new area being coined as ʺBIM to FMʺ which help us understand the data around us in context to a devices location. The presented virtual versions of buildings are a cross-media approach to utilising virtual environments to the fullest extent of their value, and are a step along the path to ubiquitous data integrated seamlessly through VR (Virtual Reality) and eventually AR (Augmented Reality) into our lives. This is a highly visual presentation, so there will be lots of eye candy!

5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Closing Remarks & Segway to BCS Live!
BCS

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BCS Live!
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BCS

Tue 12th
Tue 12th
7:30 am - 11:00 am
7:30 am - 11:00 am
DTS

8:45 am - 9:00 am
Good Morning Workout - In the Engine Room
BCS

With:
Marcus Fich & Randall Stevens

9:00 am - 10:15 am
Atomic Documentation
9:00 am - 10:15 am
BCS

Speaker:
Jose Fandos, Andekan

How do we go about documenting our projects? From the small details to the bigger picture, the role of content and standards.

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Standards Migration instead of Standards Assimilation: How we efficiently "move" content from one Standard to Another
BCS

Speaker:
Aaron Maller, Parallex Team

With so much time and energy spent focusing on developing ʺStandardsʺ for content to adhere to (or be built to), content manufacturers (and users alike) end up ʺpicking sidesʺ about which content they will use, based on the standards they are built to. OR, they end up investing time ʺrepackagingʺ their libraries to meet specific standards. At Parallax, we have been focusing on working on METHODS to automate (as much as possible) moving content BETWEEN standards, instead of focusing on a single Standard. We will run through examples (Revit examples), on migrating a content libraries: Subcategories (using Journals or Project Environment workflows), Parameter Name/GUID/Values (using API apps, Microsoft Excel and some formulas, and the internet), altering Component File Settings and Units (Journal Files), and Component Naming Standards (with a free program for renaming, and an API addin for reloading...)

9:30 am - 9:45 am
Changeover
BCS

9:45 am - 10:15 am
What's in it for Me?: Addressing Stakeholder Needs to Adopt Supply Chain Innovation
BCS

Speaker:
Nathan Wood, SpectrumAEC

The integration between manufacturer's component libraries and design collaboration tools like Revit presents a significant opportunity for process efficiency and return on investment. Transforming the traditional supply chain of information between existing project stakeholders is a disruptive process that often leads to unintended consequences. By looking at each phase across the design, construction, and operations of a facility, this session will identify where industry traditions and stakeholder biases that lead to change resistance, and present a new people-first strategy in order to reach successful implementation.

10:15 am - 10:45 am
Morning Tea
BCS

10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Perspective: Build - Benefits of Openness in the Build Phase
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
BCS

Speaker:
Sarah Pirila, SketchUp

Openness throughout the design workflow results in better efficiency and quality in the build phase (and also beyond to the operate phase). A look at some case studies and also viewing content's journey through different design phases.

10:45 am - 11:15 am
Managing Global AEC Standards & Content
BCS

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Speaker:
Matthew Anderle & John Kizior, AECOM

Managing AEC standards and content has always been difficult. Few things have wasted more hours in AEC practice than discussion over the appearance of a door tag or north arrow. Not to mention, versions of software are constantly changing, which change file types and versions, as well as capabilities. With Autodesk Revit in the mix there’s also shared parameters and view styles, and a myriad of things that get embedded in the template, or must be imported into the template. At AECOM, we also add to that the fact that we have thousands of professionals, in literally thousands of locations across the globe, with widely varying levels of access to the internet, speaking different languages and using different measuring systems, all needing to share content. Central command and control are not feasible under such conditions, and no standard or content set will be adopted unless it makes people’s jobs easier. This is the heart of AECOM’s content delivery problem, and the framework for our solution. Join us in a presentation and discussion around overcoming and managing these challenges.

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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DTS

11:15 am - 11:30 am
Changeover
BCS

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Managing Global AEC Standards & Content
BCS

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Speaker:
Matthew Anderle & John Kizior, AECOM

Managing AEC standards and content has always been difficult. Few things have wasted more hours in AEC practice than discussion over the appearance of a door tag or north arrow. Not to mention, versions of software are constantly changing, which change file types and versions, as well as capabilities. With Autodesk Revit in the mix there’s also shared parameters and view styles, and a myriad of things that get embedded in the template, or must be imported into the template. At AECOM, we also add to that the fact that we have thousands of professionals, in literally thousands of locations across the globe, with widely varying levels of access to the internet, speaking different languages and using different measuring systems, all needing to share content. Central command and control are not feasible under such conditions, and no standard or content set will be adopted unless it makes people’s jobs easier. This is the heart of AECOM’s content delivery problem, and the framework for our solution. Join us in a presentation and discussion around overcoming and managing these challenges.

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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
BCS

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
DTS

Lunch (1hr) - Panzura Sponsor Message
Session I Topic Election – Post It suggestions & voting.

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Perspective: Manage - After the Hype: Is the BIM Hangover worth it?
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
BCS

Speaker:
John Moebes, Crate and Barrel

After a decade of using BIM, we are in a different place. The elite users have become worn and jaded and the technology has, perhaps, lost its ability to inspire the next generation. Will BIM become a schematic tool for producing the schematics of edgier buildings or the bloated yet anemic sets of construction documents? I will discuss this dynamic based on operational experience with internal and external architects and engineers in the execution of a global development program.

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
The Content Chasm
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
BCS

Speaker:
Jason Bailly, HDR Architecture

Maintaining robust Revit content across multiple disciplines and business classes comes with its own set of challenges. See how HDR has rebooted our processes and technologies in this realm and moved out of isolation to a decentralized knowledge base. Beginning with internal consulting to determine the primary business challenges around BIM content, the recurring theme has been one in which the integration of technology is useless without an understanding of the sub-cultural nature of the way we work.

  • The Content Chasm is what exists between experts in a particular field like Lab Planning and BIM 'power-users'.
  • The Content Chasm is what exists between manufacturer provided content and lean model delivery.
  • The Content Chasm is what exists between a clients expectations and what is actually contracted.
  • The Content Chasm is what exists between the Revit Model and the BIM content source.
    To close it we must focus on:
  • Organization based on Practice and not Software
  • Establishing pride of ownership
  • Scalable solutions that work from Practice Groups to Mega Projects
  • When to buy versus when to build
  • Not being evil

1:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Group Discussion Session I
1:00 pm - 2:50 pm
DTS

Tell Us Your Troubles! (Group Discussion Session I) –– come prepared to discuss your most recent challenges or successes as your issue may be the topic!

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Changeover
BCS

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
The State and Future of Standards Panel
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
BCS

Moderator:
Sasha Reed, Bluebeam, Inc.

Panel Members:
Nathan Wood (SpectrumAEC), Chris Needham (ANZRS), Dennis Knight (Whole Building Systems), Marcus Fich (GRUNDFOS).

Our goal today is to present multiple perspectives on the topic of Standards in an effort to create meaningful dialog on where we are and where we want to be in the future. Much of what supports the work we do are definitions. Clearly defined objectives and outcomes allow us to minimize distractions, focus on achieving goals and measure our success. However in the design, building, operation, and manufacturing world, we are by our very nature complex ecosystems seeking integration to achieve a specific outcome.

If we are to integrate successfully, we need to strike a balance between top down structure and bottom up flexibility. A better understanding of the needs, perspectives and constraints of each ecosystem is a critical function to translate objectives from abstract contract language to shared value systems. We strive to provide insight into how this human focused exchange may provide clues to solve the challenges we face today and beyond.

2:50 pm - 3:10 pm
Afternoon Tea and Gold Sponsor Message
DTS

3:10 pm - 5:00 pm
Group Discussion Session II
3:10 pm - 5:00 pm
DTS

Is BIM Better? (Group Discussion Session II) – are we actually seeing positive results? Are we measuring the wrong things?

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Afternoon Tea
BCS

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Wrap Up & Homework by the BCS Team
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
BCS

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Break
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
DTS

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dinner
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DTS

6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
BCS Gala Dinner
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
BCS

Wed 13th
Wed 13th
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Breakfast
7:30 am - 8:30 am
DTS

8:30 am - 10:20 am
Group Discussion Session III
8:30 am - 10:20 am
DTS

8:45 am - 9:00 am
Gather
DD

9:00 am - 9:25 am
Introduction, Chairman and Sponsor Address
DD

Introduction, Chairman Platinum Sponsor Session Keynote Sponsor Address

9:25 am - 10:20 am
Keynote Address
9:25 am - 10:20 am
DD

Speaker: Kimon Onuma

10:20 am - 10:30 am
Morning Tea Service
DTS

10:20 am - 10:50 am
Morning Tea
DD

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

10:50 am - 11:25 am
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

11:25 am - 12:15 pm
Round Table Discussion 1
11:25 am - 12:15 pm
DD

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Lunch
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
DD

12:20 pm - 1:35 pm
Lunch
12:20 pm - 1:35 pm
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
DD

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
DD

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.
2:25 pm - 3:15 pm
Group Workshops
2:25 pm - 3:15 pm
DD

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Afternoon Tea
DD

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
3:35 pm - 4:35 pm
DTS

3:45 pm - 3:50 pm
Keynote Sponsor Address
DD

3:50 pm - 4:35 pm
Closing Keynote
3:50 pm - 4:35 pm
DD

Charlie Portelli, Flux

4:35 pm - 6:00 pm
Reception
4:35 pm - 6:00 pm
DTS

4:35 pm - 5:35 pm
Wrap-Up Discussion
4:35 pm - 5:35 pm
DD

5:35 pm - 5:45 pm
Platinum Sponsor Message
DD

5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Reception
5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
DD

Platinum Sponsor Message
Silver Sponsor Message
Reception

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker Sponsor Function
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RTC

8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arrival Party
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
RTC

JULY 2016
Tue 12th

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Mon 11th
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7:30 am - 9:00 am
Registration
7:30 am - 9:00 am
BCS

9:00 am - 9:50 am
Introduction, Chairman and Sponsor Address
9:00 am - 9:50 am
BCS

9:50 am - 11:00 am
Keynote: "Smart Content :: Smart Cities"
9:50 am - 11:00 am
BCS

Speaker:
Paul Doherty, the digit group

Providing accurate and useful content for a single building using BIM is a challenge we all are facing everyday. But imagine scaling this issue to include every aspect of an entire city. Join us for an exploration of the world of Smart Cities and how one firm is tackling the issue of City-wide data and its implications on Climate Change, Governance, Design Aesthetic, Construction Means and Methods and Facility/Urban Management by showcasing real world examples of 30+ greenfield cities being developed from scratch from China, Australia , Southeast Asia, Middle East and the USA. You will be exposed to the lessons learned, best practices and value propositions that designers, manufacturers and software/innovation developers will need to know in order to position themselves for success in today’s Brave New World of Smart Cities. Welcome to the world of the Internet of Buildings.

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Morning Tea
BCS

11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Introducing the Engine Room
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
BCS

Speakers: Wesley Benn & Bob Weygant

At the heart of this year’s event lies the Engine Room, a multi-purpose, central, gathering space for all activities during the Building Content Summit. Full group sessions, catering for all breaks, exhibitor spaces, and discussion areas - all occur within this space. Most importantly, however, the Engine Room is the primary space for another reason...

An attendee comes to BCS prepared to work. The Engine Room is setup with round tables and will be populated with subject matter experts – advanced software users, developer and manufacturer staff, and content creators from all AEC disciplines - who will be on call to help attendees with their work.Whether a funky nested parametric louver family in Revit, a misbehaving GDL script in ArchiCAD, or an obdurate IFC output just about anywhere, our experts will sit down and help attendees work through the trouble spots. Sometimes the work they do with a single attendee to answer a problem would be good general knowledge. The Engine Room is set up to allow ad-hoc classes to run. There will be two projection spaces with gathering space in front of them that will allow for ‘open room’ classes of 5-15 minutes each.

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Lunch
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
BCS

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Perspective: Plan - Crafting a digital content foundation in early project planning and design
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
BCS

Speaker:
Jorge Barrero, Gensler / HKS

Digital content in a project goes through endless transformations during its lifecycle and it is meant to serve a large number of varied users with different purposes. This scenario presents a unique challenge at the start of every project to put a strategy in place to establish best practices for how to manage, create and utilize digital assets. It’s particularly important to gain and understanding on how the content will be used in the early planning and design stages of a project to establish a relevance of use down the stream as a project moves into documentation, construction and occupancy. The goal of this session is to explore what works and what doesn’t when working and creating digital content at the early stages of a project.

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Aligning Manufacturer BIM Content with Evolving Customer Needs
BCS

Speaker:
Will Ayers, Legrand

Learn about the challenges a leading electrical manufacturer faced in their efforts to develop a comprehensive BIM strategy. We'll share our experiences as we worked to achieve our objective of aligning our BIM resources with the evolving needs of multiple customer groups in the construction industry. We’ll also discuss our evolving strategy as Legrand in the US prepares to share content solutions and resources with Legrand business units around the world.

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Changeover
BCS

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Manufacturers, information flows in content, and our missing ‘Subscriber Culture’
BCS

Speaker:
Parley Burnett, UNIFI Labs

Come participate as we take a deep dive into current manufacturing trends and examine what impact they'll have on consumers of BIM Content. We'll look at specific examples of manufacturers leveraging new investments in cloud-based information management systems, and explore how those information flows can enhance the collaboration between manufacturers and end users. Manufacturers CAN provide greater value across the entire building lifecycle by providing content that is specifically tailored to individuals and the standards they must adhere to. Let’s allow the ‘Subscriber Culture’ that we experience in nearly every other aspect of our lives to change how we think of BIM Content.

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Changeover
BCS

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Perspective: Design - Integrated Content Delivery - Design Intent
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
BCS

Speaker:
Chris Fredi, AVAIL

From concept to construction, content drives the understanding of design intent from owners, through architects, designers and engineers to every user downstream of a project after its conception. The collaborative integration of applicable data into building content is what ultimately coalesces into the construction and experience of an owner’s vision. By manipulating digital geometry and information, designers provide the ability to understand an initially abstract idea and fill in the gaps between creation, constraint, manufacturing and execution. Through the use of content to build a digital model we gain a holistic understanding of a vision and communicate that understanding to all.

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Build, Buy or Punt?
BCS

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Speaker:
Amanda Comunale, Victaulic

BIM continues to infiltrate construction industry, and as the industry makes the transition toward intelligent modeling, the need for smart, high quality, active content continues to grow. Content is the nucleus of any project, and without high quality content the project loses efficiency. Victaulic understands this, and is committed to creating, validating and delivering active smart content. With over 20 years of experience, Victaulic Content Developers utilize best piping practices to produce gold-standard content for use on projects around the world. Throughout this presentation, I will share our best practices for content creation. Attendees will gain a better understanding on how information from the model effects the total life of a project, and the role that content plays in this. I will review the recent partnership that Victaulic has entered into with Autodesk and how development industry partners will impact the future of content development, and in turn the future of pipe routing.

"

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Changeover
BCS

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Building A Critical Mass: Content Standards Pave The Way To Success
BCS

Speaker:
Kevin Kochman, KCL

Kevin Kochman will share lessons learned over 30 years in the foodservice industry stressing the importance of industry stakeholders uniting to set up industry standards. He will explain how KCL became an international industry leader by convincing manufacturers to give their CAD symbols and Revit families away for free. Kevin's talk will include actionable tips you can apply to your industry to develop a loyal fan base and build your market share.

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Afternoon Tea
BCS

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Glimpse of the Future - Interfacing the Virtual Building
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
BCS

Speaker:
Jeremy Harkins, ineni Realtime

This presentation will cover how gaming technology is currently being used by ineni Realtime to access and contextualise data related to the built environment. By linking live data from sensors and devices and integrating design and engineering documentation (such as BIM) to make a ʺvirtual spaceʺ, many efficiencies across a development can be realised. Case studies and examples will be shown of a relatively new area being coined as ʺBIM to FMʺ which help us understand the data around us in context to a devices location. The presented virtual versions of buildings are a cross-media approach to utilising virtual environments to the fullest extent of their value, and are a step along the path to ubiquitous data integrated seamlessly through VR (Virtual Reality) and eventually AR (Augmented Reality) into our lives. This is a highly visual presentation, so there will be lots of eye candy!

5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Closing Remarks & Segway to BCS Live!
BCS

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BCS Live!
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BCS

Tue 12th
Tue 12th
7:30 am - 11:00 am
7:30 am - 11:00 am
DTS

8:45 am - 9:00 am
Good Morning Workout - In the Engine Room
BCS

With:
Marcus Fich & Randall Stevens

9:00 am - 10:15 am
Atomic Documentation
9:00 am - 10:15 am
BCS

Speaker:
Jose Fandos, Andekan

How do we go about documenting our projects? From the small details to the bigger picture, the role of content and standards.

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Standards Migration instead of Standards Assimilation: How we efficiently "move" content from one Standard to Another
BCS

Speaker:
Aaron Maller, Parallex Team

With so much time and energy spent focusing on developing ʺStandardsʺ for content to adhere to (or be built to), content manufacturers (and users alike) end up ʺpicking sidesʺ about which content they will use, based on the standards they are built to. OR, they end up investing time ʺrepackagingʺ their libraries to meet specific standards. At Parallax, we have been focusing on working on METHODS to automate (as much as possible) moving content BETWEEN standards, instead of focusing on a single Standard. We will run through examples (Revit examples), on migrating a content libraries: Subcategories (using Journals or Project Environment workflows), Parameter Name/GUID/Values (using API apps, Microsoft Excel and some formulas, and the internet), altering Component File Settings and Units (Journal Files), and Component Naming Standards (with a free program for renaming, and an API addin for reloading...)

9:30 am - 9:45 am
Changeover
BCS

9:45 am - 10:15 am
What's in it for Me?: Addressing Stakeholder Needs to Adopt Supply Chain Innovation
BCS

Speaker:
Nathan Wood, SpectrumAEC

The integration between manufacturer's component libraries and design collaboration tools like Revit presents a significant opportunity for process efficiency and return on investment. Transforming the traditional supply chain of information between existing project stakeholders is a disruptive process that often leads to unintended consequences. By looking at each phase across the design, construction, and operations of a facility, this session will identify where industry traditions and stakeholder biases that lead to change resistance, and present a new people-first strategy in order to reach successful implementation.

10:15 am - 10:45 am
Morning Tea
BCS

10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Perspective: Build - Benefits of Openness in the Build Phase
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
BCS

Speaker:
Sarah Pirila, SketchUp

Openness throughout the design workflow results in better efficiency and quality in the build phase (and also beyond to the operate phase). A look at some case studies and also viewing content's journey through different design phases.

10:45 am - 11:15 am
Managing Global AEC Standards & Content
BCS

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Speaker:
Matthew Anderle & John Kizior, AECOM

Managing AEC standards and content has always been difficult. Few things have wasted more hours in AEC practice than discussion over the appearance of a door tag or north arrow. Not to mention, versions of software are constantly changing, which change file types and versions, as well as capabilities. With Autodesk Revit in the mix there’s also shared parameters and view styles, and a myriad of things that get embedded in the template, or must be imported into the template. At AECOM, we also add to that the fact that we have thousands of professionals, in literally thousands of locations across the globe, with widely varying levels of access to the internet, speaking different languages and using different measuring systems, all needing to share content. Central command and control are not feasible under such conditions, and no standard or content set will be adopted unless it makes people’s jobs easier. This is the heart of AECOM’s content delivery problem, and the framework for our solution. Join us in a presentation and discussion around overcoming and managing these challenges.

"

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DTS

11:15 am - 11:30 am
Changeover
BCS

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Managing Global AEC Standards & Content
BCS

"

Speaker:
Matthew Anderle & John Kizior, AECOM

Managing AEC standards and content has always been difficult. Few things have wasted more hours in AEC practice than discussion over the appearance of a door tag or north arrow. Not to mention, versions of software are constantly changing, which change file types and versions, as well as capabilities. With Autodesk Revit in the mix there’s also shared parameters and view styles, and a myriad of things that get embedded in the template, or must be imported into the template. At AECOM, we also add to that the fact that we have thousands of professionals, in literally thousands of locations across the globe, with widely varying levels of access to the internet, speaking different languages and using different measuring systems, all needing to share content. Central command and control are not feasible under such conditions, and no standard or content set will be adopted unless it makes people’s jobs easier. This is the heart of AECOM’s content delivery problem, and the framework for our solution. Join us in a presentation and discussion around overcoming and managing these challenges.

"

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
BCS

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
DTS

Lunch (1hr) - Panzura Sponsor Message
Session I Topic Election – Post It suggestions & voting.

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Perspective: Manage - After the Hype: Is the BIM Hangover worth it?
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
BCS

Speaker:
John Moebes, Crate and Barrel

After a decade of using BIM, we are in a different place. The elite users have become worn and jaded and the technology has, perhaps, lost its ability to inspire the next generation. Will BIM become a schematic tool for producing the schematics of edgier buildings or the bloated yet anemic sets of construction documents? I will discuss this dynamic based on operational experience with internal and external architects and engineers in the execution of a global development program.

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
The Content Chasm
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
BCS

Speaker:
Jason Bailly, HDR Architecture

Maintaining robust Revit content across multiple disciplines and business classes comes with its own set of challenges. See how HDR has rebooted our processes and technologies in this realm and moved out of isolation to a decentralized knowledge base. Beginning with internal consulting to determine the primary business challenges around BIM content, the recurring theme has been one in which the integration of technology is useless without an understanding of the sub-cultural nature of the way we work.

  • The Content Chasm is what exists between experts in a particular field like Lab Planning and BIM 'power-users'.
  • The Content Chasm is what exists between manufacturer provided content and lean model delivery.
  • The Content Chasm is what exists between a clients expectations and what is actually contracted.
  • The Content Chasm is what exists between the Revit Model and the BIM content source.
    To close it we must focus on:
  • Organization based on Practice and not Software
  • Establishing pride of ownership
  • Scalable solutions that work from Practice Groups to Mega Projects
  • When to buy versus when to build
  • Not being evil

1:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Group Discussion Session I
1:00 pm - 2:50 pm
DTS

Tell Us Your Troubles! (Group Discussion Session I) –– come prepared to discuss your most recent challenges or successes as your issue may be the topic!

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Changeover
BCS

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
The State and Future of Standards Panel
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
BCS

Moderator:
Sasha Reed, Bluebeam, Inc.

Panel Members:
Nathan Wood (SpectrumAEC), Chris Needham (ANZRS), Dennis Knight (Whole Building Systems), Marcus Fich (GRUNDFOS).

Our goal today is to present multiple perspectives on the topic of Standards in an effort to create meaningful dialog on where we are and where we want to be in the future. Much of what supports the work we do are definitions. Clearly defined objectives and outcomes allow us to minimize distractions, focus on achieving goals and measure our success. However in the design, building, operation, and manufacturing world, we are by our very nature complex ecosystems seeking integration to achieve a specific outcome.

If we are to integrate successfully, we need to strike a balance between top down structure and bottom up flexibility. A better understanding of the needs, perspectives and constraints of each ecosystem is a critical function to translate objectives from abstract contract language to shared value systems. We strive to provide insight into how this human focused exchange may provide clues to solve the challenges we face today and beyond.

2:50 pm - 3:10 pm
Afternoon Tea and Gold Sponsor Message
DTS

3:10 pm - 5:00 pm
Group Discussion Session II
3:10 pm - 5:00 pm
DTS

Is BIM Better? (Group Discussion Session II) – are we actually seeing positive results? Are we measuring the wrong things?

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Afternoon Tea
BCS

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Wrap Up & Homework by the BCS Team
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
BCS

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Break
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
DTS

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dinner
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DTS

6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
BCS Gala Dinner
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
BCS

JULY 2016
Tue 12th

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DTS

8:45 am - 9:00 am
Good Morning Workout - In the Engine Room
BCS

With:
Marcus Fich & Randall Stevens

9:00 am - 10:15 am
Atomic Documentation
9:00 am - 10:15 am
BCS

Speaker:
Jose Fandos, Andekan

How do we go about documenting our projects? From the small details to the bigger picture, the role of content and standards.

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Standards Migration instead of Standards Assimilation: How we efficiently "move" content from one Standard to Another
BCS

Speaker:
Aaron Maller, Parallex Team

With so much time and energy spent focusing on developing ʺStandardsʺ for content to adhere to (or be built to), content manufacturers (and users alike) end up ʺpicking sidesʺ about which content they will use, based on the standards they are built to. OR, they end up investing time ʺrepackagingʺ their libraries to meet specific standards. At Parallax, we have been focusing on working on METHODS to automate (as much as possible) moving content BETWEEN standards, instead of focusing on a single Standard. We will run through examples (Revit examples), on migrating a content libraries: Subcategories (using Journals or Project Environment workflows), Parameter Name/GUID/Values (using API apps, Microsoft Excel and some formulas, and the internet), altering Component File Settings and Units (Journal Files), and Component Naming Standards (with a free program for renaming, and an API addin for reloading...)

9:30 am - 9:45 am
Changeover
BCS

9:45 am - 10:15 am
What's in it for Me?: Addressing Stakeholder Needs to Adopt Supply Chain Innovation
BCS

Speaker:
Nathan Wood, SpectrumAEC

The integration between manufacturer's component libraries and design collaboration tools like Revit presents a significant opportunity for process efficiency and return on investment. Transforming the traditional supply chain of information between existing project stakeholders is a disruptive process that often leads to unintended consequences. By looking at each phase across the design, construction, and operations of a facility, this session will identify where industry traditions and stakeholder biases that lead to change resistance, and present a new people-first strategy in order to reach successful implementation.

10:15 am - 10:45 am
Morning Tea
BCS

10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Perspective: Build - Benefits of Openness in the Build Phase
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
BCS

Speaker:
Sarah Pirila, SketchUp

Openness throughout the design workflow results in better efficiency and quality in the build phase (and also beyond to the operate phase). A look at some case studies and also viewing content's journey through different design phases.

10:45 am - 11:15 am
Managing Global AEC Standards & Content
BCS

"

Speaker:
Matthew Anderle & John Kizior, AECOM

Managing AEC standards and content has always been difficult. Few things have wasted more hours in AEC practice than discussion over the appearance of a door tag or north arrow. Not to mention, versions of software are constantly changing, which change file types and versions, as well as capabilities. With Autodesk Revit in the mix there’s also shared parameters and view styles, and a myriad of things that get embedded in the template, or must be imported into the template. At AECOM, we also add to that the fact that we have thousands of professionals, in literally thousands of locations across the globe, with widely varying levels of access to the internet, speaking different languages and using different measuring systems, all needing to share content. Central command and control are not feasible under such conditions, and no standard or content set will be adopted unless it makes people’s jobs easier. This is the heart of AECOM’s content delivery problem, and the framework for our solution. Join us in a presentation and discussion around overcoming and managing these challenges.

"

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DTS

11:15 am - 11:30 am
Changeover
BCS

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Managing Global AEC Standards & Content
BCS

"

Speaker:
Matthew Anderle & John Kizior, AECOM

Managing AEC standards and content has always been difficult. Few things have wasted more hours in AEC practice than discussion over the appearance of a door tag or north arrow. Not to mention, versions of software are constantly changing, which change file types and versions, as well as capabilities. With Autodesk Revit in the mix there’s also shared parameters and view styles, and a myriad of things that get embedded in the template, or must be imported into the template. At AECOM, we also add to that the fact that we have thousands of professionals, in literally thousands of locations across the globe, with widely varying levels of access to the internet, speaking different languages and using different measuring systems, all needing to share content. Central command and control are not feasible under such conditions, and no standard or content set will be adopted unless it makes people’s jobs easier. This is the heart of AECOM’s content delivery problem, and the framework for our solution. Join us in a presentation and discussion around overcoming and managing these challenges.

"

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
BCS

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
DTS

Lunch (1hr) - Panzura Sponsor Message
Session I Topic Election – Post It suggestions & voting.

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Perspective: Manage - After the Hype: Is the BIM Hangover worth it?
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
BCS

Speaker:
John Moebes, Crate and Barrel

After a decade of using BIM, we are in a different place. The elite users have become worn and jaded and the technology has, perhaps, lost its ability to inspire the next generation. Will BIM become a schematic tool for producing the schematics of edgier buildings or the bloated yet anemic sets of construction documents? I will discuss this dynamic based on operational experience with internal and external architects and engineers in the execution of a global development program.

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
The Content Chasm
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
BCS

Speaker:
Jason Bailly, HDR Architecture

Maintaining robust Revit content across multiple disciplines and business classes comes with its own set of challenges. See how HDR has rebooted our processes and technologies in this realm and moved out of isolation to a decentralized knowledge base. Beginning with internal consulting to determine the primary business challenges around BIM content, the recurring theme has been one in which the integration of technology is useless without an understanding of the sub-cultural nature of the way we work.

  • The Content Chasm is what exists between experts in a particular field like Lab Planning and BIM 'power-users'.
  • The Content Chasm is what exists between manufacturer provided content and lean model delivery.
  • The Content Chasm is what exists between a clients expectations and what is actually contracted.
  • The Content Chasm is what exists between the Revit Model and the BIM content source.
    To close it we must focus on:
  • Organization based on Practice and not Software
  • Establishing pride of ownership
  • Scalable solutions that work from Practice Groups to Mega Projects
  • When to buy versus when to build
  • Not being evil

1:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Group Discussion Session I
1:00 pm - 2:50 pm
DTS

Tell Us Your Troubles! (Group Discussion Session I) –– come prepared to discuss your most recent challenges or successes as your issue may be the topic!

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Changeover
BCS

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
The State and Future of Standards Panel
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
BCS

Moderator:
Sasha Reed, Bluebeam, Inc.

Panel Members:
Nathan Wood (SpectrumAEC), Chris Needham (ANZRS), Dennis Knight (Whole Building Systems), Marcus Fich (GRUNDFOS).

Our goal today is to present multiple perspectives on the topic of Standards in an effort to create meaningful dialog on where we are and where we want to be in the future. Much of what supports the work we do are definitions. Clearly defined objectives and outcomes allow us to minimize distractions, focus on achieving goals and measure our success. However in the design, building, operation, and manufacturing world, we are by our very nature complex ecosystems seeking integration to achieve a specific outcome.

If we are to integrate successfully, we need to strike a balance between top down structure and bottom up flexibility. A better understanding of the needs, perspectives and constraints of each ecosystem is a critical function to translate objectives from abstract contract language to shared value systems. We strive to provide insight into how this human focused exchange may provide clues to solve the challenges we face today and beyond.

2:50 pm - 3:10 pm
Afternoon Tea and Gold Sponsor Message
DTS

3:10 pm - 5:00 pm
Group Discussion Session II
3:10 pm - 5:00 pm
DTS

Is BIM Better? (Group Discussion Session II) – are we actually seeing positive results? Are we measuring the wrong things?

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Afternoon Tea
BCS

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Wrap Up & Homework by the BCS Team
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
BCS

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Break
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
DTS

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dinner
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DTS

6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
BCS Gala Dinner
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
BCS

Wed 13th
Wed 13th
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Breakfast
7:30 am - 8:30 am
DTS

8:30 am - 10:20 am
Group Discussion Session III
8:30 am - 10:20 am
DTS

8:45 am - 9:00 am
Gather
DD

9:00 am - 9:25 am
Introduction, Chairman and Sponsor Address
DD

Introduction, Chairman Platinum Sponsor Session Keynote Sponsor Address

9:25 am - 10:20 am
Keynote Address
9:25 am - 10:20 am
DD

Speaker: Kimon Onuma

10:20 am - 10:30 am
Morning Tea Service
DTS

10:20 am - 10:50 am
Morning Tea
DD

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

10:50 am - 11:25 am
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

11:25 am - 12:15 pm
Round Table Discussion 1
11:25 am - 12:15 pm
DD

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Lunch
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
DD

12:20 pm - 1:35 pm
Lunch
12:20 pm - 1:35 pm
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
DD

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
DD

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.
2:25 pm - 3:15 pm
Group Workshops
2:25 pm - 3:15 pm
DD

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Afternoon Tea
DD

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
3:35 pm - 4:35 pm
DTS

3:45 pm - 3:50 pm
Keynote Sponsor Address
DD

3:50 pm - 4:35 pm
Closing Keynote
3:50 pm - 4:35 pm
DD

Charlie Portelli, Flux

4:35 pm - 6:00 pm
Reception
4:35 pm - 6:00 pm
DTS

4:35 pm - 5:35 pm
Wrap-Up Discussion
4:35 pm - 5:35 pm
DD

5:35 pm - 5:45 pm
Platinum Sponsor Message
DD

5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Reception
5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
DD

Platinum Sponsor Message
Silver Sponsor Message
Reception

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker Sponsor Function
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RTC

8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Arrival Party
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
RTC

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9:00 am - 9:25 am
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9:25 am - 10:20 am
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Speaker: Kimon Onuma

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

10:50 am - 11:25 am
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

11:25 am - 12:15 pm
Round Table Discussion 1
11:25 am - 12:15 pm
DD

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Lunch
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
DD

12:20 pm - 1:35 pm
Lunch
12:20 pm - 1:35 pm
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
DD

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
DD

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.
2:25 pm - 3:15 pm
Group Workshops
2:25 pm - 3:15 pm
DD

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Afternoon Tea
DD

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
3:35 pm - 4:35 pm
DTS

3:45 pm - 3:50 pm
Keynote Sponsor Address
DD

3:50 pm - 4:35 pm
Closing Keynote
3:50 pm - 4:35 pm
DD

Charlie Portelli, Flux

4:35 pm - 6:00 pm
Reception
4:35 pm - 6:00 pm
DTS

4:35 pm - 5:35 pm
Wrap-Up Discussion
4:35 pm - 5:35 pm
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5:35 pm - 5:45 pm
Platinum Sponsor Message
DD

5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
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5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
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Platinum Sponsor Message
Silver Sponsor Message
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Speaker Sponsor Function
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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

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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

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Lunch
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Proudly Sponsored by

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Session 1.3
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
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

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Session 1.4
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

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
Session 1.5
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

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

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11:00 pm - 2:00 am
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11:00 pm - 2:00 am