Why have we changed our name?
Historically, we've had a focus on Revit; exclusively in the early years, and later, non-exclusively. We've also been focused on design, but this (however inadvertently) has been to the exclusion of others downstream from design. Software is not everything there is to BIM, and BIM is not the domain of the design community alone. To achieve the promises of BIM, we need to help others engage and benefit from it too. If we really want to help industry, we have to figure out how to provide better value outcomes to - and experiences for - those we serve. We can’t do this if we’re solely focused on solving our own immediate problems while ignoring the real ones. We must ‘move the needle’.
However, if we can engage with others in our industry effectively – quantity surveyors and estimators, planners, construction managers, design managers, trade contractors, suppliers and manufacturers, operations and maintenance personnel – even end users of the facilities we help procure; if we can lead them, help them, listen to them and focus not only on our own issues, then we believe we can be yet far more effective than we have been to date. We can influence industry together.
We’ve been too much, and too long in our own silo. We have common problems to solve, and commons solutions to be found.
Therein lies an opportunity for us to reframe what it is to be an architect, or an engineer, and what value we provide in our roles on our projects.
Industry is becoming familiar with terms like BIM, VDC, Digital Engineering and so on. BIM has historically been focused on buildings, and some people are quite sensitive to the use of specific terminology. Our industry faces challenges applicable to the lifecycle of buildings and infrastructure, and is supported by improvements in technology. We recognize that technology is an enabler of better processes and outcomes, not a driver in and of itself. Whatever your role in the lifecycle of the built environment, we want to help you and the industry become more effective and productive.
What are we seeking to accomplish?
To build communities dedicated to the built environment.
BILT… by RTC
BILT is an annual event, run in multiple regions around the globe, designed to cater to the needs of those who design, build, operate and maintain our built environment. As a community of professionals, it is dedicated to improving the way industry works together.
We believe that:
- Technology is an enabler of better processes and outcomes, not a driver in and of itself.
- Our industry has failed to keep pace with others in productivity and innovation, but that provides clear opportunities for improvement.
- Our industry is siloed, fractured and too often adversarial; but we wish to play a role in changing this by bringing people together from different backgrounds to learn from each other.
- Getting people to change behaviours is the hardest part of any change.
As an educational and networking event, BILT provides a variety of opportunities to learn and share, to probe and challenge, to listen and to be heard. Our sessions focus on the use of best-in-class tools, processes and workflows, behaviours and leadership.
As a natural and necessary evolution of the RTC Community, BILT is a unique, independent conference and community. Whether you are a practitioner or consumer of BIM, DE, VDC; whether your projects are buildings or infrastructure; whatever your preferred technology; whatever your role in the lifecycle of the built environment; we want to help you, your firm and wider industry become more effective, more impactful and more productive.
No other event brings so many opportunities and benefits together in a single location. As a 'by users, for users' event, BILT is the best place to get unvarnished advice from the people who really know their stuff, yet continue to learn themselves. Business leaders, thought leaders, innovators and implementers; they are all part of our community and ready to share their secrets (okay, some of their secrets...) to aid in the quest for a better, smarter industry, and a stronger, more sustainable built environment.
Join our BILT community, BILT for you.
Okay, so it’s an acronym. What does it stand for, then?
What are our core values?
Best-in-class user experience
Giving BILT a compelling story
RTC Events Management (the team behind events like RTC, BCS, DTS and Data Day) will bring to BILT many of the same core values and commitments as demonstrated since RTC’s inception, by providing: