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Wed Aug 2 + Thu Aug 3 2017

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Light Breakfast/Registration & Exhibition Open
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Light Breakfast/Registration & Exhibition Open
7:30 am - 9:00 am
 
 

Chairman Introduction
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Robert Bell
Chairman Introduction
 
 

Speaker:
Robert Bell, Stantec

Platinum Sponsor Address
9:30 am - 9:40 am
Platinum Sponsor Address
 
 

Platinum Sponsor Address
9:40 am - 9:50 am
Platinum Sponsor Address
 
 

Keynote Sponsor Address
9:50 am - 10:00 am
Keynote Sponsor Address
 
 

Keynote Address:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Keynote Address:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
 
All Levels

Proudly Sponsored By

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

Session 1.2
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Session 1.2
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
 
 

The Undeniable Benefits of Parametrics: A Stadium-Design Case Study
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Shawnee Finlayson
The Undeniable Benefits of Parametrics: A Stadium-Design Case Study
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Shawnee Finlayson
Structure, BIM, General (multi-disciplines)
Intermediate

Speaker:
Shawnee Finlayson, Arup

This talk will demonstrate how a basic understanding of Dynamo can add massive value to a design team - saving over 200 documentation hours during the concept design phase. We will explore simple workflows using Dynamo and Grasshopper that helped us design, coordinate and document a new stadium in Sydney.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to increase design team efficiencies through simple parametric knowledge
  2. Learn new workflows and discover tools to improve concept phase coordination
  3. Learn from a demonstration of reduced project hours and costs

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

Session 1.3 - 1.4
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Session 1.3 - 1.4
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
 
 

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

Dynamo for Structure
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Marcello Sgambelluri
Dynamo for Structure
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Marcello Sgambelluri
Structure, Business Strategy and Leadership
Guru

Speaker:
Marcello Sgambelluri, John Martin & Associates

This Dynamo for Structures class will teach attendees how to use dynamo to help model structure in Revit, how to quality control their Revit and analytical models, and even show how Dynamo could be used to help annotate their structural drawings.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how Dynamo Geometry helps you with Structure in your office
  2. Learn how to build Revit Geometry using Dynamo
  3. Learn how to qa,qc your Revit and Structural analysis models using Dynamo

Changeover
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Changeover
 
 

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

Game Engine Technology for MEP and Structures
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Don Bokmiller
Game Engine Technology for MEP and Structures
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Don Bokmiller
General (multi-disciplines), MEP, Structure
All Levels

Speaker:
Don Bokmiller, Robins & Morton

In this session we will look at ways to bring Revit models into a game engine and apply real world physics to the elements in order to test and validate a design, showing how there can be much more to game engine technology than just rendered visualization of a model.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Best practices for bringing Revit models into a game engine
  2. Post-production of elements within a game engine to apply physical properties
  3. Possibilities for application by various engineering and construction trades

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

Effective Model-Based Coordination Using Revit and Open Standards
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
James Vandezande
Effective Model-Based Coordination Using Revit and Open Standards
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
James Vandezande
BIM, Architecture, Construction and Fabrication
Intermediate

Speaker:
James Vandezande, HOK

This class will focus on the use of Revit and various other tools that support open BIM standards to enhance the process of clash detection and overall model coordination and collaboration.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the history and value of open BIM standards
  2. Learn how to exchange coordination data via open standards
  3. Learn new methods of engaging all team members in model review

Session 1.5
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Session 1.5
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
 
 

Break
6:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Break
 
 

Welcome Function Proudly Sponsored by Pluralsight
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Welcome Function Proudly Sponsored by Pluralsight
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
 
 

The Welcome Function provides an opportunity to network with friends and colleagues, while enjoying a drink and canapés.

Our House is a Very, Very Fine House: Keep Training In-House
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Sarah Causey
Our House is a Very, Very Fine House: Keep Training In-House
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Sarah Causey
BIM, Business Strategy and Leadership
All Levels

Speaker:
Sarah Causey, RATIO Architects

Learn about the benefits of keeping training in-house. We will explore using proactive face-to-face training, continual accessibility to resources, just-in-time training, and strategic knowledge reinforcement as a means to bring all staff to consistent base of knowledge.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the benefits of keeping training in-house
  2. Understand the different methods of training and ongoing strategic knowledge reinforcement
  3. Learn what technologies can enhance knowledge sharing across multiple offices

Integrated FFE Specifications in Revit: We're All in this Together
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Heather Worrell
Integrated FFE Specifications in Revit: We're All in this Together
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Heather Worrell
BIM, Architecture
Intermediate

Speaker:
Heather Worrell, RATIO

Learn how to integrate furniture specifications in your Revit model – save time, increase accuracy & store it all in one place. Then take the concepts learned and apply them to your processes that are inefficient.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Create furniture specification sheets using tags
  2. Utilize Revit phases to assure correct scheduled quantities
  3. Manage specification information using parameters

ARCHITECTURE DISRUPTED: Transforming an Evolving Industry
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Bradford Prestbo and Gerard Gutierrez
ARCHITECTURE DISRUPTED: Transforming an Evolving Industry
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Bradford Prestbo and Gerard Gutierrez
Business Strategy and Leadership, Architecture, Construction and Fabrication
Intermediate

Speaker:
Bradford Prestbo, Sasaki Associates
Co-Speaker:
Gerry Gutierrez, Sasaki

This session will explore how our industry needs to expand beyond our conventional fee-for-labor business model and be more entrepreneurial by seeking other revenue streams, such as product design, software development, acting as an incubator, and taking equity stakes in projects.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand elements of 'disruption' in the architecture industry.
  2. Understand business models other than fee-for-service.
  3. Understand the different steps to take to explore other business models.

Revit Journal Files They Aren't Just For Autodesk
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Brian Mackey
Revit Journal Files They Aren't Just For Autodesk
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Brian Mackey
General (multi-disciplines), Architecture, Structure
All Levels

Speaker:
Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting

This session will discuss how to use journal files to help perform repetitive tasks. This session will uncover the location of journal files, how to read portions of the journal files that are pertinent to you, and then how to extract the task needed to perform repetitive tasks.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand what Journal files are
  2. How to create Journal files for repetitive tasks
  3. Understand that Journal files can be Revit Scripts

What's New in Revit (or Industry Collections) 2018
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Clay Hickling, Daniel Stine
What's New in Revit (or Industry Collections) 2018
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Clay Hickling, Daniel Stine
General (multi-disciplines), BIM
Advanced

Speakers:
Clay Hickling, GHD
Daniel Stine , LHB

Come to this panel session to learn, and share, about the new or improved features in Revit 2018. There will be a balance of presentation and open discussion. A handout will be provided with an outline and overview of each new feature. Bonus: learn how you can beta test Revit!

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn about the new multi-story stair tool.
  2. Understand the new conduit length feature and its limitation in calculating voltage drop.
  3. Leave mesmerized and amazed - at the presentation or the new feature? you decide:).

Keeping up with the Vanderbilts: Dealing with Changing Information
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Ian Siegel and Jerrod Kennard, KPF
Keeping up with the Vanderbilts: Dealing with Changing Information
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Ian Siegel and Jerrod Kennard, KPF
Architecture, BIM, Coding, Content and Customization
All Levels

Speaker:
Ian Siegel, KPF
Co-Speaker:
Jerrod Kennard, KPF

A case study of KPF's holistic use of computational design and BIM technologies in the design of One Vanderbilt. Numerous workflows were developed to automate modeling and documentation of the design as this exceptionally fast-tracked project kept up with rapidly fluctuating city and client requirements and an aggressive procurement schedule.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand how to preserve information across a variety of design tools (Excel, Rhino, Grasshopper, Revit, Dynamo)
  2. Learn how to leverage specific software plugins and how to use custom tools
  3. Identify necessary roles and responsibilities, methods of communication, and required skill sets for a design workflow of this nature

Revit > 3D Print: A Voxel Approach
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Chris Winkler
Revit > 3D Print: A Voxel Approach
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Chris Winkler
General (multi-disciplines), Architecture
Intermediate

Speaker:
Chris Winkler, Sasaki

Feeling frustrated when exporting a Revit file for 3D printing? Manually fixing object thicknesses and disjointed components is no fun and incredibly time consuming. But what if there was a better way? This session will present and discuss a new workflow to process Revit files for 3D printing.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn about the benefits and potentials of voxels in the AEC industry.
  2. Learn how to use Revit and Dynamo to export high-fidelity models for 3D printing.
  3. Learn about the Small Voxel (.SVX) file format and its application in 3D printing.

Code vs Node: The Ultimate Revit Automation Smackdown!
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Michael Kilkelly
Code vs Node: The Ultimate Revit Automation Smackdown!
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Michael Kilkelly
Coding, Content and Customization, General (multi-disciplines)
Intermediate

Speaker:
Michael Kilkelly, ArchSmarter

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. Compare the various methods for automating Revit.
  2. Evaluate visual and text-based programming in specific, real-world situations.
  3. Create a plan for learning how to automate Revit in a fast and effective manner.

Virtual Reality for AEC: As Real As It Gets
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Sean Young
Virtual Reality for AEC: As Real As It Gets
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Sean Young
Visualization, Architecture, Construction and Fabrication
All Levels

Speaker:
Sean Young, HP
VR offers a unique ability to convey the size, space, and proportions of AEC designs so that you can experience what a new space will feel like long before construction has begun. This presentation will cover the benefits of VR, the technology that enables it, and what's on the horizon.
Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn about the benefits of Virtual Reality for optimizing AEC workflows.
  2. What hardware and software technical aspects to consider when implementing VR for design work.
  3. Hear compelling examples of how VR is used in AEC today that you too can adopt into your work.

Revizto – Why Virtual Construction will Completely Change the Game Within the Next 5 Years
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Mark Ciszewski and Arman Gukasyan
Revizto – Why Virtual Construction will Completely Change the Game Within the Next 5 Years
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Mark Ciszewski and Arman Gukasyan
BIM, Architecture
All Levels

Speaker:
Mark Ciszewski, Revizto
Co-Speaker:
Arman Gukasyan, Revizto

We will NOT be focused on all the cool things Revizto can do but the monumental impact it has when used on a BIMproject. We will provide a 10,000ft holistic overview of its workflow, then dive into specific project issues and the exact workflow used in Revizto to solve it!

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how Revizto keeps people in the software they feel most comfortable by taking email, FTP sites, advance folder structures and PDF out of the equation.
  2. How can Revizto fit into my already complex technology environment?
  3. What’s the future of augmented reality and virtual reality?

Create Good Looking Organic Nurby Revit Content
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Tim Waldock
Create Good Looking Organic Nurby Revit Content
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Tim Waldock
General (multi-disciplines), Architecture, Coding, Content and Customization
Expert

Speaker:
Tim Waldock, RevitCat

Look at the best ways to create Revit families that include organic shapes – in particular those with NURBS (double-curved surfaces). Using new Import Shape feature as well as creation within Conceptual Massing Environment and Adaptive Components

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn about new 'Import Shape' tools in Revit 2018 (Rhino & SAT files)
  2. Learn how best to import NURBS based geometry into Revit
  3. Learn best how to create NURBS based geometry directly in Revit

Realizing End to End MEP VDC with Trimble
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Joel Londenberg and Matthew Miller
Realizing End to End MEP VDC with Trimble
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Joel Londenberg and Matthew Miller
MEP, Construction and Fabrication, Operations and Maintenance
All levels

Speaker:
Joel Londenberg, Trimble
Co-Speaker:
Matthew Miller, University of South California

Performing complete, genuine VDC for the Mechanical Electrical and Piping/Plumbing trades remains a challenge across our industry, but the need remains! Even design engineers are being nudged toward drawings containing a fabrication level of detail. How can Engineers, General Contractor and Trade Contractors meet the technological needs of the industry? Do you want to lag behind this trend - or do you want to lead it? How can a higher level of detail improve your business plan? Trimble is ready today to support the most advanced workflows for Engineering, Estimating, Scanned As-Builts, BIM Coordination, Layout, Fabrication and finally handing back to the design team a fully usable as-built BIM. We will also look at real world application of these tools with a presentation by a Senior Project Manager overseeing Capital Construction for a large University.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how can a higher LOD can affect my business.
  2. Find out what tools are available to support my work.
  3. Learn how are facility owners driving this process.

Real Time Rendering and VR for Revit
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Joe Banks
Real Time Rendering and VR for Revit
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Joe Banks
BIM, Simulation & Analysis , Visualization
All Levels

Speaker:
Joe Banks, Nettleton Tribe

Real time rendering is the only way to create a truly immersive 3D environment that a user can explore the virtual world with total freedom of movement, I will show a number of software options to get you from Revit to VR and oculus in as little as 2 clicks.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. See what quality outcome can be achieved using real time rendering engine.
  2. Learn how to get to a VR ready output to enable the use of the oculus and Vive headsets.
  3. Learn how real time rendering engines can be an amazing tool for model review and coordination.

Speaking a Common Language – Lesson Learned from BIM Level 2 and 8 years in the UK
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Krigh Bachmann
Speaking a Common Language – Lesson Learned from BIM Level 2 and 8 years in the UK
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Krigh Bachmann
BIM, General (multi-discipline), Operations and Maintenance
All Levels

Speaker:
Krigh Bachmann, DIALOG

How do you coordinate something like BIM when everyone is talking about something different? We will look at the UK's BIM Level 2, the language and standards that it got right, and why it has gained so much international attention by clients, owners, and the rest of the AEC industry.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand what BIM Level 2 is and the different components of it
  2. Understand how BIM Level 2 helped in engaging with clients, operations and facilities management
  3. Identify what worked well about BIM Level 2 and what does not

AEC Industry Transformation & Technology Skills Gaps
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Andy Rahden
AEC Industry Transformation & Technology Skills Gaps
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Andy Rahden
Business, Strategy and Leadership, Architecture, Civil
All Levels

Speaker:
Andy Rahden, Pluralsight

As technology continues to advance, the ability for companies to keep pace with technology becomes more challenging. Pluralsight provides enablement to business and individuals provide an option for enablement to close those technology skills gaps. Augmented and Virtual Reality, 3D Printing, Modular Manufacturing, Arial Photography, Digital communication, 2D to 3D workflows, along with many others drive progress and innovation. Adapting this technology through the utilization of tools that drive innovation require skills that may not exists in companies today. I will highlight contributions that Pluralsight has made the Design and Engineering community and how closely related industries are seeing technology overlap.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. How to enable an entire team to keep pace with technological change and close skill gaps.
  2. What drives innovation and progress in design.
  3. How Manufacturing and Visualization is and can influence the AEC industry.

More FormIt 360 (+Revit), Less Napkin Sketches!
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Kimberly Fuhrman and Tobias Hathorn, Autodesk
More FormIt 360 (+Revit), Less Napkin Sketches!
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Kimberly Fuhrman and Tobias Hathorn, Autodesk
Visualization, Architecture, BIM
All Levels

Speaker:
Kimberly Fuhrman, EDGE Global Technology Solutions, Inc.
Co-Speaker:
Tobias Hathorn, Autodesk

In this session we will explore how the FormIt 360 - Revit design workflow can also be an easy, designer friendly process similar to SketchUp, but without the rework associated with the traditional SketchUp – Revit workflow.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. How to be more productive working in the Revit conceptual design environment.
  2. How to use FormIt 360 as a team collaboration and design tool in real time.
  3. Best practices for moving between Revit and FormIt 360.

Electrical One-Line Diagrams in Revit – Working Outside the Box
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Jon Atkinson
Electrical One-Line Diagrams in Revit – Working Outside the Box
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Jon Atkinson
MEP, BIM, Coding, Content and Customization
Intermediate

Speaker:
Jon Atkinson, CAD Technology Center

Revit can do that? Yes, Revit can do a simple electrical one-line diagram with full parametric data from the model elements AND there's no need to export or duplicate work in a 3rd party software.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Use a combination of annotation and model elements to create quick one-line diagrams.
  2. Use Key Schedules to automatically fill out schedules as the project develops.
  3. Use smart views to maintain one-line diagrams throughout the design process.

Modern Mechanical Engineering - An Integrated Approach
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Muhammad Hanif
Modern Mechanical Engineering - An Integrated Approach
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Muhammad Hanif
MEP, Visualization
Intermediate

Speaker:
Muhammad Hanif, Affiliated Engineers Inc

In this session, we'll look at ideal workflows for using Revit software, and how to avoid key time-wasting traps, as discovered the hard way by an experienced Revit software-using mechanical engineer. We'll examine opportunities for fundamental changes to overall workflow, as well as how to improve current methods.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Discover how Revit can improve life for a mechanical engineer
  2. Learn how to manage the process more effectively
  3. Learn how to employ work-arounds to avoid some annoying Revit quirks

Big Brother Does Our Model QC
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Mike DeOrsey and Robert Manna, Stantec
Big Brother Does Our Model QC
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Mike DeOrsey and Robert Manna, Stantec
Business Strategy and Leadership, BIM
Advanced

Speaker:
Mike DeOrsey, Stantec
Co-Speaker:
Robert Manna, Stantec

A look at using big data to create a culture of proactive model health at the team level, by empowering teams with trend information on their models. This allows teams to know when they are headed for problems and alerts them that they should take corrective action.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the advantages of leveraging big data for Model QC
  2. Learn an approach to creating a proactive culture by watching trends of critical model indicators
  3. Know how to encourage team ownership of model health

Don't Touch My Stuff: An In-Depth Overview of Shared Element Ownership Methods
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
James Mazza
Don't Touch My Stuff: An In-Depth Overview of Shared Element Ownership Methods
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
James Mazza
MEP, BIM, Coding, Content and Customization
Advanced

Speaker:
James Mazza, Stantec

After deciding who's going to place what family we often forget to ask: What's the best way for other disciplines to make use of it? We'll explore several methods in increasing order of sophistication and highlight their benefits, drawbacks and some of the unexpected pitfalls encountered along the way.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand that different disciplines have different needs when it comes to the same element.
  2. Understanding that to meet the needs of each discipline, not all aspects of an element need to reside in the same family - or even the same model!
  3. Understand that this isn't just about Copy Monitor, but a stepping stone to more complex rule based design automation.

Managing Billable Work and Revit Support
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Laura Keyser
Managing Billable Work and Revit Support
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Laura Keyser
Business Strategy and Leadership, BIM, General (multi-disciplines)
All Levels

Speaker:
Laura Keyser, HH Architecture

Providing technical Revit support for an office can be challenging on its own, let alone when also managing billable project work. What are effective ways to prioritize tasks? This round-table will be a discussion of methods to keep an office and projects running smoothly.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify priority support tasks.
  2. Utilize billable work to help build Revit standards.
  3. Organize support resources.

Data Coordination Throughout the Project Lifecycle for Children's of Arkansas
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Mark Mergenschroer
Data Coordination Throughout the Project Lifecycle for Children's of Arkansas
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Mark Mergenschroer
Operation and Maintenance, BIM, General (multi-disciplines)
All Levels

Speaker:
Mark Mergenschroer, Bernhard TME

Healthcare projects are complex and good BIM data is key for maintenance and operations. Children's of Arkansas wanted their new building to have all equipment data populated in the CMMS by substantial completion. Learn how to successfully manage handover data throughout the project.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. How to create effective BIM data specifications
  2. How to set up workflows for data gathering and validation for each stage of the project lifecycle
  3. How to deal with the complexities of coordinating data from multiple disciplines and firms

Autodesk BIM 360 Docs – Eliminate Information Silos for AEC Projects
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Scott Davis
Autodesk BIM 360 Docs – Eliminate Information Silos for AEC Projects
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Scott Davis
BIM, Coding, Content and Customization, Construction and Fabrication
All Levels

Speaker:
Scott Davis, Autodesk

In this class, we will demonstrate how Autodesk BIM 360 Docs will connect teams from design, through construction, and into facilities maintenance and operations using the power of a single-source, cloud-based document management solution while eliminating information silos, connecting authoring tools, and stopping data loss in its tracks.

What's My Path? Finding a Meaningful Career Where Design and Technology Intersect
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Robert Yori
What's My Path? Finding a Meaningful Career Where Design and Technology Intersect
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Robert Yori
General (multi-disciplines), Business Strategy and Leadership
All Levels

Speaker:
Robert Yori, RY Consulting

Too often, Design Technology careers don't evolve past a single job description. And none of us seem happy about it. Let's get together, collect our experiences, and find a way to change that. This facilitated discussion expands on a series of recent DTS blog posts.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Discuss your professional motivations & aspirations
  2. Discover similarities and differences with other participants' stories
  3. Identify fields & opportunities with which your interests best align

LAB: Repetition with Randomness in Revit - A Hands-on Exercise
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Alfredo Medina
LAB: Repetition with Randomness in Revit - A Hands-on Exercise
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Alfredo Medina
Architecture, Business Strategy and Leadership, General (multi-discipline)
Advanced

Speaker:
Alfredo Medina, Universal Creative

This is a lab class, with handouts and presentation. Users can choose one out of five different exercises provided by the instructor, to create in Revit, multiple variations of a design based on the repetition of a pattern in which some features of the pattern vary with randomness.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. How to create the family that works as the repeater
  2. How to create the family that works as the repetition
  3. How to randomize the values of the repeater in the repetition using the Randomizer tool

LAB: Dynamo for Architects... the Real Ones
1:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Daniel Hurtubise and Colin McCrone
LAB: Dynamo for Architects... the Real Ones
1:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Daniel Hurtubise and Colin McCrone
Architecture, BIM
Advanced

Speaker:
Daniel Hurtubise, Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Co-Speaker:
Colin McCrone, Moshe Safdie Architects

Daniel Hurtubise (Renzo Piano Building Workshop) and Colin McCrone (Safdie Architects) will lead a hands-on tour through 10 Dynamo definitions designed for architectural practice, from simple time-savers to artful validation routines.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Develop Dynamo skills immediately relevant to architectural practice.
  2. Learn to identify architectural workflow scenarios that can and should be automated through scripting.
  3. Learn to translate a productivity goal into steps and ultimately into a Dynamo graph.

LAB: Flexing and Stretching Steel Framing into Shape
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Timon Hazell
LAB: Flexing and Stretching Steel Framing into Shape
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Timon Hazell
Structure, Architecture, BIM
Advanced

Speaker:
Timon Hazell, Silman

Have you ever tried to coordinate sloped framing with architectural changes in Revit? Have you tried to integrate a Rhino model into your Revit workflow? Join us as we walk through examples and set up an iterative workflow that will allow you to seamlessly move between Rhino and Revit.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn an iterative workflow for connecting Rhino models into Revit
  2. Understand the benefits of different tools available and practice using them
  3. Set up a Revit model to grow and adapt to an ever-changing architectural layout.

LAB: Dynamo - Everyone’s Doing It - Again
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Carl Storms
LAB: Dynamo - Everyone’s Doing It - Again
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Carl Storms
BIM, BIM, General (multi-discipline)
Intermediate

Speaker:
Carl Storms, IMAGINiT

This Lab is NOT for Dynamo pro's, but for the Dynamo rookie looking to get off the bench and into the game. This lab will pick up from where last year's "Dynamo – Everyone’s Doing It” left off.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. How to create and manipulate Revit geometry with Dynamo
  2. Creating design options in FormIt 360 using Dynamo Scripts
  3. How to create custom nodes and share them using the Package Manager

LAB (By Invite Only): Design-A-Feature: Help Design the Future of Connected Experiences Between Site and Architecture!
1:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Heather Lech
LAB (By Invite Only): Design-A-Feature: Help Design the Future of Connected Experiences Between Site and Architecture!
1:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Heather Lech
BIM, Architecture, Civil
All levels

Speaker:
Heather Lech, Autodesk

Autodesk wants your help designing the future connected experiences you expect from our products. We will focus on designing a seamless workflow between site and architecture. We want your expertise to create this vision! The goal is to produce design concepts that can be presented to product strategists at Autodesk.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Brainstorm and conceptualize ideas with your fellow BILT attendees to design an ideal connected experience between site and architecture.
  2. Create concept posters and visual diagrams expressing your vision which can be presented to product strategists at Autodesk.
  3. Learn to use human-centered design techniques (LUMA) to tackle complex challenges.

LAB: 294Billion Window Types with 13 Families
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Joe Banks
LAB: 294Billion Window Types with 13 Families
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Joe Banks
General (multi-disciplines), Architecture, BIM
Intermediate

Speaker:
Joe Banks, Nettleton Tribe

Every project has windows and making new ones all the time is boring and time consuming, let me show you how I built a system that is simple, flexible and light weight, yet can still create billions of possible types. And the sample content is included for free.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand how Shared nested components recycle geometry to keep file size down
  2. Create parent families with a type selector for nested elements and how to constrain these objects.
  3. Create a Window family "Rig" and nested panel family to enable you to rapidly create many window types.

Fri Aug 4 2017

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Light Breakfast/Registration Open
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Light Breakfast/Registration Open
8:00 am - 9:30 am
 
 

Session 2.1
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Session 2.1
9:30 am - 10:45 am
 
 

BIM Today and Tomorrow
9:30 am - 10:15 am
Sasha Crotty
BIM Today and Tomorrow
9:30 am - 10:15 am
General
All Levels

Speaker:
Sasha Crotty, Autodesk

Autodesk presents the latest advances in Building Information Modeling. Explore how Autodesk is supporting the future of making things and connecting design across AEC disciplines.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn about the latest BIM technologies
  2. Discover some of the cool things brewing at Autodesk
  3. Learn how you can contribute to the future of BIM

Glorious Gadgets
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Desiree Mackey and Nicholas Kramer
Glorious Gadgets
General (multi-discipline)
All Levels

Speaker:
Desiree Mackey, Martin/Martin
Co-Speaker:
Nicholas Kramer, LPA, Inc

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Morning Tea/Exhibition Open
10:45 am - 11:00 am
Morning Tea/Exhibition Open
 
 

Session 2.2
11:00 am - 12:45 pm
Session 2.2
11:00 am - 12:45 pm
 
 

How to Bring your Revit Models to Life Using Autodesk's Live Viewer and Autodesk's Stingray Game Engine
11:00 am - 12:45 pm
Marcello Sgambelluri
How to Bring your Revit Models to Life Using Autodesk's Live Viewer and Autodesk's Stingray Game Engine
11:00 am - 12:45 pm
Marcello Sgambelluri
Structure, Visualization
Guru

Speaker:
Marcello Sgambelluri, John Martin & Associates

In this class attendees will Learn to Use Autodesk Live's Real time Rendering and learn how to Bring Revit Models in! Also Attendees will learn how to Bring Autodesk Live Models into Stingray to add extra "life" to projects by using real time rendering and Real Time Physics.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn to Use Autodesk Lives Real time Rendering and Bring your Revit Models in!
  2. Learn how to Bring your Autodesk Live Models into Stingray to add extra "life" to your live projects
  3. Learn how bring Autodesk Stingray models back into Live for deployments and Viz and Real Time Physics

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

Linked Details Amongst Multiple Models in Revit
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Brian Mackey
Linked Details Amongst Multiple Models in Revit
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Brian Mackey
General (multi-discipline), Architecture, Structure
All Levels

Speaker:
Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting

Working on campus projects, strip malls, or any multi-building project inevitably brings up the discussion of how to manage the details. This class will cover a few scenarios of multi-building projects and will discuss which approach to detail management may be the most appropriate.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Link details so a single change will update all projects
  2. Learn strategies for linking details for separate Construction Documents
  3. Learn strategies for linking building for a single set of Construction Documents

Session 2.3
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Session 2.3
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
 
 

Session 2.3 - 2.4
1:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Session 2.3 - 2.4
1:45 pm - 4:30 pm
 
 

Changeover
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Changeover
 
 

Session 2.4
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Session 2.4
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
 
 

Column Base Plates, Slenderness and Dynamo, Oh My!
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Chris Waight
Column Base Plates, Slenderness and Dynamo, Oh My!
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Chris Waight
Structure, Coding, Content and Customization, Estimation
Expert

Speaker:
Chris Waight, Stantec Consulting

Modeling repetitive elements in Revit can get boring fast. So let's use the software and processing power of computers to take over these types of tasks. We will look at using Dynamo to place modeled base plates for an entire project based on a design criteria we can stipulate.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Utilize Dynamo & computation design to facilitate the design & modeling of structural base plates.
  2. Integrate Dynamo, Excel and Revit to create powerful quantity take-off and quality control schedules.
  3. Using Revit's Gravity analysis and Dynamo to verify column and base plate designs.

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

Taking BIM for Structural Engineering to Infinity and Beyond
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Matthew Wash
Taking BIM for Structural Engineering to Infinity and Beyond
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Matthew Wash
Structure, Coding, Content and Customization
All Levels

Speaker:
Matthew Wash, Arup

The class will focus on interoperability between structural analysis software and digital design/documentation tools. Making the most of parametric modeling tools, such as Dynamo and Grasshopper software and optimization techniques using a wide range of tools Matt will demonstrate how "Open BIM" can provide the foundation to successful collaboration.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Gain insight into the training opportunities and the skill set your team will need to stay ahead of your competitors
  2. Learn how to optimize structural solutions to provide sustainable design choices that are buildable and cost-effective
  3. Gain a better understanding of the needs of all stakeholders in the lifecycle of a project, and learn how your design can be flexible to accommodate future changes

Session 2.5
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Session 2.5
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
 
 

Break
6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Break
6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
 
 

Friday Evening Function Proudly Sponsored by Chaosgroup
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday Evening Function Proudly Sponsored by Chaosgroup
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
 
 

This is the second social function during BILT NA, join us offsite and have the opportunity to network with friends and colleagues, while enjoying a drink and canapes.

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Excel - The Unsung Workhorse of the AEC Industry – Let’s Go Beyond the Basics.
11:00 am - 12:45 pm
Richard Taylor
Excel - The Unsung Workhorse of the AEC Industry – Let’s Go Beyond the Basics.
11:00 am - 12:45 pm
Richard Taylor
General (multi-disciplines), BIM, Estimation
Advanced

Speaker:
Richard Taylor, Ideate Software

Excel permeates the A/E/C industry as the workhorse on a wide range of tasks: cost estimating, data management, data formatting, 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. Learn how to create a drop-down list. (As an example: Create a list of all Space Types so they can be used to assign values to Spaces.)
  3. Learn about the use of an IF/THEN statement to calculate the number of Plumbing Fixtures required based on the number of building occupants.

Terrestrial Scanning for Construction
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Scott Myatich and Daniel Frye, GLY Construction
Terrestrial Scanning for Construction
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Scott Myatich and Daniel Frye, GLY Construction
Construction and Fabrication, BIM, Visualization
Intermediate

Speaker:
Scott Myatich, GLY Construction
Co-Speaker:
Daniel Frye, GLY Construction

Reality capture technology with layout applications is advancing to a new standard for design and construction teams. This sophisticated process is now capable of producing more comprehensive solutions to modern obstacles with unprecedented efficiency. This session introduces the advent of reality capture in construction modeling and design efforts.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand new workflows in field layout and survey and how each minimizes risk, increases coordination, and promotes efficiency.
  2. Gain familiarity with a variety of programs that manage the mass amount of information produced with laser scans for 3D visualization and scan modeling.
  3. Explore new options to overcoming current communication obstacles in the A/E/C industry.

Breaking (Bottle) Necks with a Data Centric Workflow
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Andy Ion and Hany Iwamura
Breaking (Bottle) Necks with a Data Centric Workflow
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Andy Ion and Hany Iwamura
BIM, Architecture, Structure
Expert

Speaker:
Andy Ion, Entuitive
Co-Speaker:
Hany Iwamura, KPMB Architects

A practical example of a proven workflow between an architect and a structural engineer using the latest tools and emerging technologies. This case study will demonstrate how using data (instead of files) & interoperability tools can streamline the process resulting in a more efficient digital workflow between multiple disciplines.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to leverage emerging technologies for a leaner workflow.
  2. Learn how to efficiently collaborate between Architectural and Structural.
  3. Learn how to incorporate Generative Design into your workflow.

Project Management with Tekla Structures
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Stephen Sweny
Project Management with Tekla Structures
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Stephen Sweny
BIM, Construction and Fabrication, General (multi-disciplines)
Intermediate

Speaker:
Stephen Sweny, ConXtech

You have a mature Tekla model. Awesome. Now what? Join us as we go beyond basics of navigation and clash detection. In this course, we will explore the many post-modeling functions and workflows of the Tekla Project Viewer configuration: advanced views/representations, data inquiring, project management tools, and model interoperability.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Dispel the notion of Tekla Structures as being solely for fabrication modeling.
  2. Gain a basic understanding of the Tekla Project Viewer configuration and out-of-the-box tools/process.
  3. Learn the essentials about customization within Tekla Structures.

Don’t Leave Landscape Architects Behind: BIM Workflow for Site Design - V2
11:00 am - 12:45 pm
Phyllis Zhou
Don’t Leave Landscape Architects Behind: BIM Workflow for Site Design - V2
11:00 am - 12:45 pm
Phyllis Zhou
General (multi-disciplines), BIM, Civil
Intermediate

Speaker:
Phyllis Zhou, Sasaki Associates

As version 2.0 of last year's session BIM Workflow for Site Design, this session will introduce new case studies of site design, understand the workflow for landscape architects when using Revit, and explore improved methods to simplify and streamline modeling process with the aid of Dynamo.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand Revit workflow for landscape architects through all design phases
  2. Learn Revit tips and tricks for landscape architects and site elements
  3. Explore Revit with the aid of dynamo to simplify and streamline the landscape modeling process

Revit Stethoscope
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Ilaria Giardiello
Revit Stethoscope
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Ilaria Giardiello
BIM, Architecture, Coding, Content and Customization
Advanced

Speaker:
Ilaria Giardiello, Sasaki Associates


Revit model will become a monster without quality management. This session will present an efficient workflow that tracks and visualizes correlations between user operations (e.g open, sync, audit, purge, compact) and model status (e.g. file size, RAM) both on project and user granularity without touching Revit.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn about the benefits and potentials of automatic Revit model quality management.
  2. Learn how to use Revit journals and Python to collect and extract massive user operation and model status data.
  3. Learn about time series visualization and multi-variables correlations patterns using D3.js.

Tips, Tricks, and Dynamo Scripts for Automating Model Management
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Anne Gustavson, NBBJ
Tips, Tricks, and Dynamo Scripts for Automating Model Management
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Anne Gustavson, NBBJ
BIM, Architecture, Coding, Content and Customization
Intermediate

Speaker:
Anne Gustavson, NBBJ

Leverage Dynamo and other tools to facilitate model management and automate other tasks on large projects

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to use Dynamo for everyday model management tasks
  2. Learn about other add-ins available for model management
  3. Learn the importance of good model management, implementing and enforcing standards and best practices

Ecosystem Workflows for Product Data in Revit
11:00 am - 12:45 pm
Troy Thurlwell
Ecosystem Workflows for Product Data in Revit
11:00 am - 12:45 pm
Troy Thurlwell
BIM, Business Strategy and Leadership, Coding, Content and Custommization
Advanced

Speaker:
Troy Thurlwell, BIMSmith
Explore new methods for integrating building product data into your model with the BIMsmith team. Demonstration of the latest in Revit Family technology as well as content creation in the cloud. Followed by a brief discussion with the audience about their workflow successes and shortcomings.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Improve Revit Family Workflows
  2. Improve Product Data Organization and Synchronization
  3. Advanced Content Strategies

Visualization: A Platform For Design And Collaboration
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Jorge Barrero
Visualization: A Platform For Design And Collaboration
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Jorge Barrero
Architecture, BIM, Visualization
All levels

Speaker:
Jorge Barrero, HKS

A case study examination of the Los Angeles Rams stadium and two innovative projects in the Middle East. How is design complexity achievable and efficient between multidisciplinary international practices? This session looks at how a common digital visualization platform is leveraged to facilitate collaboration and productivity between project teams.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Gain an understanding of digital design workflows that facilitate rapid exploration of design iterations.
  2. Lessons learned from sharing visualization models and data across a common platform.
  3. The role of BIM in the current and future design pipeline.

Revit for Design Competitions
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Johan Hanegraaf
Revit for Design Competitions
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Johan Hanegraaf
Architecture, Business Strategy and Leadership, Visualization
Advanced

Speaker:
Johan Hanegraaf, Mecanoo architects

Optimize your team workflow during architectural competitions by customizing Revit. This class will show how work-sharing, templates and content can help to speed up your design teams by automating design tasks, coordination and generation of office styled drawings and diagrams directly from Revit.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. What kind templates, content and tools you need to generated better looking company standard material like diagrams directly from Revit
  2. Train your design teams to share the workload during conceptual design, using work-sharing methods, and the computational power of BIM
  3. What are the methods and limitations of generating nicer looking vector, 3D and image files directly from Revit

Integrated Firm Integrated Model
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Charles Williams and Bill Debevc, LPA, Inc.
Integrated Firm Integrated Model
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Charles Williams and Bill Debevc, LPA, Inc.
BIM, Business Strategy and Leadership
All Levels

Speaker:
Charles Williams, LPA, Inc.
Co-Speaker:
Bill Debevc, LPA, Inc.

Explore the collaborative process LPA used to develop a successful project from a single integrated Revit model. This adventure dives deep into the idea of using a single Building Information Model not only for design coordination but to also "Think Different" about construction documents.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify the key attributes that define integrated design
  2. Understand the essential components of collaboration necessary to successful launch new initiatives
  3. Dispel the single model myth

Design & Practice Applications Training Initiative; Overcoming the Lack of Training for a 500+ Person Firm
11:00 am - 12:45 pm
Chad Speas
Design & Practice Applications Training Initiative; Overcoming the Lack of Training for a 500+ Person Firm
11:00 am - 12:45 pm
Chad Speas
Business Strategy and Leadership, BIM, General (multi-disciplines)
Advanced

Speaker:
Chad Speas, Corgan

WE NEED MORE TRAINING! Identify, understand, develop and build resources to better train your staff for sustainable, advanced learning.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify the root issues of what needs to be taught beyond just the tools.
  2. Understand the commitments to a training initiative within your firm.
  3. Learn the resources that are available within the firm, and ones that need to be created to support a firm wide training initiative.

Builder’s Work – Holes for MEP
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Jokubas Vaisvila
Builder’s Work – Holes for MEP
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Jokubas Vaisvila
General (multi-discipline), MEP, Structure
Expert

Speaker:
Jokubas Vaisvila, AGACAD

Holes around MEP services in architectural or structural elements are points of contact that need particular attention. These clashes impact not only material take-offs but further structural calculations as well. During the session we will go through automated workflows for making builder's works in Revit.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to make holes around MEP services automatically using Dynamo
  2. Learn how to make holes around MEP services automatically using Revit Addins
  3. How to prepare Builder's work drawings automatically

The Reality of Virtual Reality
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Sean McDonald and Jerico Prater, Woods Bagot
The Reality of Virtual Reality
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Sean McDonald and Jerico Prater, Woods Bagot
Visualization, Architecture
Intermediate

Speaker:
Sean McDonald, Shen Milsom & Wilke
Co-Speaker:
Jerico Prater, Woods Bagot

VR is a hot topic in the AEC industry. Everyone thinks they need it but not everyone knows why. In this class we will explore practical use cases of VR as well at look at case studies of how it was used to good effect.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand practical and effective uses of VR.
  2. See real world examples of where VR was effectively utilized.
  3. Be able to identify potential issues with the use of VR in projects.

Modeling For Change .... Creating Structural Content Building The Foundations For Any Project
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Max Labecki
Modeling For Change .... Creating Structural Content Building The Foundations For Any Project
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Max Labecki
Structure, BIM
Intermediate

Speaker:
Max Labecki, Ausgrid

Modeling for Change … Adding that something extra to structural families to create specific families for foundations, trenches, annotations. We'll learn how to create various structural families with a ton of formulas, array parameters etc. We'll be covering all of these features plus plenty of other tools and techniques.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Create structural foundation families
  2. Modeling Trenches
  3. Get more information from your details and annotation

(Code) Performance Issues? Try Profiling!
11:00 am - 12:45 pm
Stephen Faust
(Code) Performance Issues? Try Profiling!
11:00 am - 12:45 pm
Stephen Faust
Coding, Content and Customization, BIM, General (multi-discipline)
Advanced

Speaker:
Stephen Faust, Revolution Design, Inc.

Is your code experiencing performance issues and you aren't sure why? Code profiling may be the magic pill you are looking for! Code profilers can quickly show you what's bogging down your code and help you avoid bottlenecks; learn how to make them work for you!

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn what profiling is and how it can help the development process
  2. Learn what profiling applications are available and basic differences.
  3. Learn how to profile a basic application and use the data in one specific profiler (Telerik JustTrace)

Introduction to Tekla
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Rebekah Morlock
Introduction to Tekla
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Rebekah Morlock
BIM, Construction and Fabrication, General (multi-disciplines)
All levels

Speaker:
Rebekah Morlock, Alfred Miller Contracting

What is Tekla? Where does it fit in the BIM lifecycle? Will give an introduction into Tekla Structures and what the program has to offer. We will also look at the different ways it can fit into the common BIM workflow as well as using it in more nontraditional workflows.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Gain an overall understanding of what Tekla Structures is and what it is capable of.
  2. How Tekla Structures wants to think and operate when it comes to modeling and drawings.
  3. Understand several potential workflows between this product and others on the market and where it can fit into today’s project lifecycle.

Luminaire Families for Experts
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Daniel Stine and Matt Kincaid
Luminaire Families for Experts
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Daniel Stine and Matt Kincaid
MEP, Architecture
Advanced

Speaker:
Daniel Stine, LHB
Co-Speaker:
Matt Kincaid, Lighting Analysts
This course provides vital content for anyone creating families that is interested in preserving integrity for accurate lighting calculations. End users of Revit and ElumTools will enjoy the many valuable tips for understanding and interacting with the wide variety of family content available from today's providers.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Light Source Placement
  2. Sloped Ceiling Issues
  3. Complex Geometry Review

Take the Load off Your Electrical (Engineer)
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Jon Atkinson
Take the Load off Your Electrical (Engineer)
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Jon Atkinson
MEP, BIM, Coding, Content and Customization
Advanced

Speaker:
Jon Atkinson, CAD Technology Center
Co-Speaker:
Blake Guither, Gausman & Moore

Learn how to use super-formulas in families and schedules to analyze designs and communicate between mechanical and electrical disciplines. Make your electrical engineer's life easier by providing them the correct circuiting information.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to get data flowing from one family to another.
  2. Learn how to use formulas to automate tedious calculations.
  3. Learn how to use schedules to maximize productivity.

Facility Model Creation and Maintenance
11:00 am - 12:45 pm
Artem Ryzhkov
Facility Model Creation and Maintenance
11:00 am - 12:45 pm
Artem Ryzhkov
Operation and Maintenance, BIM, MEP
Advanced

Speaker:
Artem Ryzhkov, Synergy Systems

We explore how owners can exert control over BIM deliverables they receive from various Design teams, and how to consolidate information to use it in the most efficient way. We consider how to establish Owner guidelines, standards, information workflows, and control over BIM processes during Design, Construction and Operations stages.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn the value of systems-oriented vs geometry-oriented approaches to Project development
  2. Learn the major differences between Design, Construction and Operations Models
  3. Learn how to create Federated Facility Models after renovation, addition, fitout projects

"Architectural Swing" The Dance of Project Communication
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Scott Brown and Darick Brokaw, BAKER BARRIOS
"Architectural Swing" The Dance of Project Communication
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Scott Brown and Darick Brokaw, BAKER BARRIOS
General (multi-discipline), Architecture, Business Strategy and Leadership
All Levels

Speaker:
Scott Brown, Beck
Co-Speaker:
Darick Brokaw, BAKER BARRIOS

This Session is Part 2 of the Architectural Jazz Series. This session will be a participation based session where teams will be formed based on personality types. Mock situations will be introduced where your newly discovered skills can be understood and honed.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Discover Your Personality Type and communication style (What does the test mean to you?)
  2. How to Utilize the knowledge of personality types to facilitate better communication in your workplace
  3. Learn to be human in a technology filled world

BIM as a Deliverable vs. BIM as a Process
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Carl Storms
BIM as a Deliverable vs. BIM as a Process
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Carl Storms
BIM, Architecture, General (multi-disciplines)
All Levels

Speaker:
Carl Storms, IMAGINiT

This will be a Roundtable discussion that looks at BIM and if we should treat it as a deliverable, a process, or both.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Should BIM be considered a Deliverable?
  2. Should BIM be considered a Process?
  3. Can or should BIM be considered both?

How to Row a Boat with 20 Oars Paddling in Different Directions?
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Doug Williams
How to Row a Boat with 20 Oars Paddling in Different Directions?
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Doug Williams
Business Strategy and Leadership, General (multi-discipline)
All Levels

Speaker:
Doug Williams, Leo A Daly

This “round table” session is intended to spark conversation and demonstrate insight as to what it’s like to be a Director of Digital Practice and ultimately, what it takes to become a leader for a practice. Depending on your current position or role, it may look unobtainable or even impossible to achieve but I’m going to outline key milestones that we will then discuss and share deeper. You may also think that it’s just about oversight of a few of your design tools but the reality is that the Director actually touches virtually every aspect of a practice; and how the heck are you going to steer that +20 oar boat when each of them want to go their own directions. Whether you’re working in a 20-person practice or a +2,000-person practice, they will all have very similar needs and wants and should have that champion to lead the practice in design technology.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand what you need to be doing to advance your career path to become a Director of Digital Practice.
  2. Understand how deep into all aspects of a practice that a Director of Digital Practice actually penetrates and why.
  3. Understand the importance of a broad network of peers and vendors and the value that brings to your credibility and your practice

LAB: Maintaining Revit Model Standards with Autodesk Model Checker for Revit and Configurator
11:00 am - 12:45 pm
Jason Kunkel
LAB: Maintaining Revit Model Standards with Autodesk Model Checker for Revit and Configurator
11:00 am - 12:45 pm
Jason Kunkel
BIM, General (multi-discipline)
Intermediate

Speaker:
Jason Kunkel, CADD Microsystems

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 session 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 their benefits are
  2. How to effectively use the Model Checker and Model Checker Configurator
  3. Where to find extra resources for the tools

LAB: Parametric List Parameter: Revit Can't Do That... Can It?
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Shawn Zirbes
LAB: Parametric List Parameter: Revit Can't Do That... Can It?
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Shawn Zirbes
BIM, Coding, Content and Customization
Advanced

Speaker:
Shawn Zirbes, CTC Express Tools

=if(You Author Advanced Families = "True", Attend, Do not Attend) When authoring complex families, often we need clear and streamlined methods of providing predictable user input. Revit, unfortunately, does not often provide a clear method for achieving this. Here we will cover a little used strategy to do just that.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Establish Advanced Family Nesting
  2. Author Advanced Formulas
  3. Generate Hidden Parameters

LAB: Better Design Insight = Better Building Performance!
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Aaron Vorwerk
LAB: Better Design Insight = Better Building Performance!
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Aaron Vorwerk
Simulation and Analysis, Architecture, MEP
Intermediate

Speaker:
Aaron Vorwerk, Autodesk, Inc.

Architects and engineers must increasingly consider building performance in design. Through Autodesk Insight 360, designers can perform easy, integrated, rapid, and robust building performance analysis via a beautiful and intuitive interface. This session will offer a hands-on exploration of Insight 360 workflows with both Autodesk FormIt 360 and Autodesk Revit.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Discover a fast, intuitive outcome-driven guide to better understand building energy, environmental, and lifecycle performance.
  2. Learn to generate insights with FormIt 360 Pro and Revit and visualize results directly in the modeling environment.
  3. Understand how to organize and share insights, using real-time cause and effect feedback as your guide.

LAB: Everyday uses of Global Parameters
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Brian Mackey
LAB: Everyday uses of Global Parameters
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Brian Mackey
General (multi-discipline), Architecture, BIM
All Levels

Speaker:
Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting

In this session we will discuss ways to utilize global parameters to not only control the model but to have the model control details without having to use the align tool. We will also discuss how to utilized information from a linked model to control elements in the host model.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. How to utilize Global Parameters not only in modeling practiced but detailing as well
  2. How to extract data from given modeled elements and push the data into other aspects of the model
  3. Understand the reasons why having Global Parameters in the office template can benefit the entire staff

LAB: Dynamo DesignScript for MEP
11:00 am - 12:45 pm
Jason Boehning
LAB: Dynamo DesignScript for MEP
11:00 am - 12:45 pm
Jason Boehning
MEP, BIM, Coding, Content and Customization
Expert

Speaker:
Jason Boehning, 4D Technologies

Dynamo is a great addition to the Revit workflow. Being able to use DesignScript can increase the possibilities of what you can do with your MEP models. Even beginner Dynamo users can pick up DesignScript easily.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the basics of the DesignScript syntax and how to use it
  2. Perform MEP calculations with Dynamo using DesignScript
  3. Create graphs that can automatically select equipment or components

LAB: Introduction to Python for Dynamo and Revit.
1:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Konrad Sobon
LAB: Introduction to Python for Dynamo and Revit.
1:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Konrad Sobon
Coding, Content and Customization, Architecture
All Levels

Speaker:
Konrad Sobon, grimshaw architects

In this lab you will learn all of the tips and tricks for how to successfully create custom nodes in Dynamo using Python programming language. Python is the easiest way to start creating custom content in Dynamo, and this lab will teach you all the dos and don'ts.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to get started with Python programming for Revit in Dynamo so that you can extend both Dynamo's and Revit's abilities.
  2. Learn how to write, debug and test your Python components in the most efficient way.
  3. Learn basics of Python in Dynamo/Revit API context so that you can use it directly on your projects and reap instant benefits.

LAB: FormIt: Content Creation for Design Models
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Tobias Hathorn
LAB: FormIt: Content Creation for Design Models
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Tobias Hathorn
BIM, Architecture, Coding, Content and Customization
Advanced

Speaker:
Tobias Hathorn, Autodesk

FormIt has an incredibly powerful Content Library for browsing and placing pre-made elements. This class will teach you how to source existing content from SketchUp and Revit, build and curate your own content, and use Dynamo for dynamic content.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to use FormIt's Content Library to save tons of time
  2. Learn how to import and re-use content from SketchUp and Revit
  3. Learn how to use Dynamo Studio to created Dynamic content for use in FormIt

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Light Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Light Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:00 am
 
 

Session 3.1 - 3.2
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Session 3.1 - 3.2
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
 
 

Infraworks 360 & Revit: New Tools for City Planners
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Jefferson Morris
Infraworks 360 & Revit: New Tools for City Planners
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Jefferson Morris
Operation and Maintenance, Civil, Simultation and Analysis
All Levels

Speaker:
Jefferson Morris, IMAGINiT Technologies

This session will examine the Infraworks 360 tools and workflows through the eyes of Municipal Urban Planners to study compliance and compatibility of proposed designs into the existing urban context and simulation studies.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Tips on building an Infraworks 360 contextual model.
  2. Explore the many Infraworks 360 tools with respect to urban planning
  3. Incorporate existing municipal GIS information into the model for compliance and connectivity

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

Morning Tea/Exhibition Open
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Morning Tea/Exhibition Open
10:15 am - 11:00 am
 
 

Session 3.2
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Session 3.2
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
 
 

Advance Steel and Revit
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
David Cohn
Advance Steel and Revit
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
David Cohn
BIM, Construction and Fabrication, Structure
Intermediate

Speaker:
David Cohn, 4D Technolgies

This session looks at the bi-directional interoperability between Revit and Advance Steel, which enables users to leverage the data in their BIM models to create a seamless steel fabrication workflow.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Export a Revit structure model and import it into Advance Steel
  2. Automate the creation of steel connections between members imported from Revit
  3. Synchronize, review, and import changes between the Advance Steel and Revit models

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

Back to the Future BIM: The Eureka Tower in Hindsight
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Jon Mirtschin
Back to the Future BIM: The Eureka Tower in Hindsight
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Jon Mirtschin
Structure, BIM, Simulation & Analysis
Advanced

Speaker:
Jon Mirtschin, Geometry Gym

"Back to the Future" outline of how BIM was used for Eureka Tower (Melbourne) c2000, and retrospective application of modern day best practice. A focus on structural analysis extraction from BIM data (ARCHICAD), exchanged using OpenBIM. Discussion of issues preventing present day adoption, and anticipated short and long term improvements.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to automate Structure Analysis extraction from BIM.
  2. Study pitfalls of BIM data not purpose built for structural analysis and how this can be overcome.
  3. Learn about OpenBIM capabilities in structural analysis interoperability.

Session 3.3
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Session 3.3
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
 
 

Changeover
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Changeover
 
 

Revit Assemblies or Links: What Does One Choose?
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Matt Fleming
Revit Assemblies or Links: What Does One Choose?
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Matt Fleming
Structure, BIM, Estimation
Advanced

Speaker:
Matt Fleming, Stantec

Ever wonder if your large scaled project can benefit from Revit assemblies or multiple Revit links for repetitive structures? We will cover both scenarios that were used for an electrical substation that required a large amount of repetitive structures, foundations as well as reinforcing level shop drawings.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Managing Revit Assemblies and Large amounts of Revit Links
  2. Develop Fabrication Level Schedules and Drawings
  3. Implementing Dynamo into day to day processes

Session 3.4
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Session 3.4
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
 
 

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

Closing Plenary
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Robert Bell
Closing Plenary
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Robert Bell
 
 

Speaker:
Robert Bell, Stantec

Changeover
5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Changeover
 
 

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

Speaker:
Desiree Mackey, Martin/Martin

Break
6:45 pm - 7:15 pm
Break
 
 

Gala Dinner Proudly Sponsored by BIMsmith
7:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Gala Dinner Proudly Sponsored by BIMsmith
7:15 pm - 11:30 pm
 
 

Join us for an evening of ‘Red and White’ as we embrace Canada! During this function we will recognize the best of BILT NA 2017. Guests will enjoy live entertainment, awards, a three-course dinner and beverages.

Dresscode: Semi-Formal in red and/or white.

Drinks from 7:15pm

Dinner from 7:45pm

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Transforming Practices | Realizing New AECO Heights
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Jay Zallan
Transforming Practices | Realizing New AECO Heights
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Jay Zallan
BIM, Architecture, Business Strategy and Leadership
All Levels

Speaker:
Jay Zallan, Cuningham Group

Innovation takes learning, learning means one must work outside of one's comfort zones... Learn to develop a restructuring of project creation that is commensurate with the technologies we use. New technologies and processes such as BIM/VDC require new methods of delivery. Come by and learn some new tricks!

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn to transform individuals, teams and firms for greater success
  2. Become a greater leader and build other leaders
  3. Dominate competition and win more work

5 BIM Planning Lessons From Interior Designers Willing to Incorporate Revit Into Their Design Process
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Elaine Lee
5 BIM Planning Lessons From Interior Designers Willing to Incorporate Revit Into Their Design Process
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Elaine Lee
Architecture, BIM, Business Strategy and Leadership
All Levels

Speaker:
Elaine Lee, Perkins Eastman

Learn 5 strategic project planning lessons from interior designers willing to incorporate Revit into their design process. Discover how listening to and interacting with team members provides insight about BIM migration and project management that works with existing workflows while remaining efficient and increasing team collaboration.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Gain an understanding about user-centric workflows and develop a strategic project plan related to those workflows
  2. Identify specific areas that can be improved by incorporating user feedback before distributing standards and requirements
  3. Learn project planning and project management concepts

Shared Coordinates...Because After All These Years I Still Don't Get It!
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Krigh Bachmann
Shared Coordinates...Because After All These Years I Still Don't Get It!
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Krigh Bachmann
BIM, General (multi-discipline)
Advanced

Speaker:
Krigh Bachmann, DIALOG

In an effort to reveal the system behind it all, this session will be a focused look at how Shared Coordinates work, and how users can utilize it to better coordinate their projects not only in the vacuum of Revit, but in real world too.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. To understand how Revit's shared coordinate system work
  2. To learn how to properly manipulate and use the shared coordinates within a file and between files
  3. To learn how to apply shared coordinates specifically when dealing with project using real world coordinate systems

Who are You Calling Chicken? The Transition to BIM for Chick-fil-A Restaurant Prototypes
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Dat Lien
Who are You Calling Chicken? The Transition to BIM for Chick-fil-A Restaurant Prototypes
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Dat Lien
Architecture, BIM, Business Strategy and Leadership
All Levels

Speaker:
Dat Lien, Axoscape

With over 2000 restaurants and many "mor" to come, Chick-fil-A restaurants needed a better way to go from concept to construction. With BIM, they're hoping to do just that; armed with Collaboration for Revit, A360 Team and tools such as Design Options, Dynamo and Enscape to name a few.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn best methods for setting up your projects on A360 team for use with Collaboration for Revit to be shared among extended design teams
  2. Compare/Contrast application of materials such as the “paint” tool vs parts and how these materials are interpreted in instant VR/visualization tools such as Enscape.
  3. Learn tips and tricks for working with Dynamo to rename legacy elements in your Revit projects and for quickly identifying which views have certain design options assigned.

Building on Success: Digitalizing Quality Review on a Complex Design Build Program
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Amrita Bajwa and Brian Scanlon
Building on Success: Digitalizing Quality Review on a Complex Design Build Program
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Amrita Bajwa and Brian Scanlon
General (multi-discipline), Business Strategy and Leadership
Advanced

Speaker:
Amrita Bajwa, JACOBS
Co-Speaker:
Brian Scanlon, JACOBS

Jacobs successfully piloted a collaborative markup process by leveraging Bluebeam Revu and Bluebeam Studio on a fast paced, national design-build program. Traditional paper based quality reviews were transformed to electronic collaborative reviews successfully. Learn how Jacobs drove implementation, gained efficiencies, and realize immediate savings on this complex program

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn the benefits of Bluebeam Revu and Bluebeam Studio that allow for collaborative electronic markups and a smarter records management.
  2. Learn how Jacobs connected a 400+ design-build program team by leveraging Bluebeam Studio, saving time and printing/scanning costs.
  3. Learn how Jacobs' partnership with Practice Technology and Quality managers was key in developing a digitalized quality review workflow, transitioning similar project teams from paper to technology based reviews.

A Marriage of Transportation Software: Successful Workflows for BIM Rail Workflows and Infrastructure
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Aracely Argumaniz
A Marriage of Transportation Software: Successful Workflows for BIM Rail Workflows and Infrastructure
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Aracely Argumaniz
Civil, BIM, General (multi-discipline)
All Levels

Speaker:
Aracely Argumaniz, Parsons

Discover the Infrastructure industry's secret to coordinating files from multiple software platforms into Revit projects. Learn about the tricks to set up C3d files to get them to align with Revit projects. Most importantly discover how georeferenced coordinates can be used to align Revit, C3d and other file types.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn the techniques for setting up infrastructure CAD files for import into Revit with true coordinates; setting up base points and coordinates.
  2. Create Revit sections with accurate infrastructure information. Find out the secret to converting C3d Pipe Networks and Corridor Solids.
  3. Learn established and proved tricks to coordinate over 100 Revit and CAD files for export and coordination with multiple office's and software's.

Your Models Have a Ton of Value
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Nick Hugley
Your Models Have a Ton of Value
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Nick Hugley
BIM, Construction and Fabrication
All Levels

Speaker:
Nick Hugley, AECOM Hunt

Your models have a ton of value. As the Senior VDC Manager for AECOM-Hunt I get the opportunity to be part of a very interesting group of VDC Engineers that work daily following and creating workflows and processes getting the most out of BIM. I'd like to share these successes.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. I'll share several workflows starting with Revit, using the model in other software to develop site logistics, 3D visualization and 4D simulations
  2. I'll share how cloud based solutions and laser scanning will help with collaboration and QA/QC
  3. I'll put on the forensic cap and take a closer look at how you built your model. What it means for 5D quantity takeoff and 6D data collection for FM.

Dynamo Packages - Have You Tried These Yet?
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Carl Storms
Dynamo Packages - Have You Tried These Yet?
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Carl Storms
General (multi-discipline), Architecture, Coding, Content and Customization
All Levels

Speaker:
Carl Storms, IMAGINiT

In this session we will explore some of the many great Dynamo packages that are available to improve your Dynamo experience.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn about some great Dynamo packages
  2. Find out what some of the cool features of those packages are
  3. Have Fun!

Using Newforma Project Center to Better Manage the BIM Process
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Charles Williams
Using Newforma Project Center to Better Manage the BIM Process
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Charles Williams
General (multi-discipline), BIM, Business Strategy and Leadership
All Levels

Speaker:
Charles Williams, LPA Inc

Learn how to use Newforma Project Center to better manage the current drawings, develop field reports, issue punch list, view models and track issues during model coordination.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Use Newforma to better manage the current drawings, develop field reports, issue punch list, view models and track issues during model coordination.
  2. Understanding of how social change impacts adoption of new ideas and processes.
  3. How to develop successful technology implementation plans.

Learning to Think Computationally: Dynamo for Your BIM Process
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Ian Siegel
Learning to Think Computationally: Dynamo for Your BIM Process
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Ian Siegel
Coding, Content and Customization, Architecture, BIM
All Levels

Speaker:
Ian Siegel, KPF

One of the biggest hurdles for AEC professionals interested in capitalizing on the power of Dynamo is learning to think like a programmer. This class will cover basic programming concepts required to get off the ground with Dynamo, then apply them to common Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows in Revit.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Discover the common Dynamo data types, and when each type tends to be used
  2. Understand how Dynamo interacts with Revit project data and geometry
  3. Break down Revit project tasks to automate into steps based on programming techniques

Transitioning Your Landscape Team from AutoCAD to Revit
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Melonie Beskowiney
Transitioning Your Landscape Team from AutoCAD to Revit
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Melonie Beskowiney
BIM, Architecture, Civil
Intermediate

Speaker:
Melonie Beskowiney, DIALOG

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. Understanding benefits and limitations of working in Revit on integrated projects

Generative Design with Project Fractal
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Anthony Hauck
Generative Design with Project Fractal
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Anthony Hauck
Coding, Content and Customization, Architecture, General (multi-discipline)
Intermediate

Speaker:
Anthony Hauck, Autodesk Inc.

Project Fractal is a cloud computational design solution that combines project goals, constraints, and encoded building expertise to produce design options for exploration and elaboration. Created from key Autodesk technologies, Project Fractal employs computational design generation and analysis to increase understanding of design possibilities.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn to extend Dynamo Studio with Cloud Computed Design Options
  2. Learn how to configure Dynamo graphs for web interaction
  3. Learn how to incorporate Project Fractal results into design work

Finding your Way: Using Revit to Create the Best Signage Package EVER
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Purvi Irwin
Finding your Way: Using Revit to Create the Best Signage Package EVER
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Purvi Irwin
BIM, Architecture
Advanced

Speaker:
Purvi Irwin, CADD Microsystems

Documenting the signage for a building can be extremely time consuming and tedious. By using components, schedules, schedule keys, and worksets, you can create a signage package that will be envy of all your friends!

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Create a parametric family for your sign element.
  2. Set up schedules to help streamline repetitive information.
  3. Set up drawings to effectively illustrate signage locations and details.

C4R: Building High Trust 4 Collaboration
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Thomas Kemp
C4R: Building High Trust 4 Collaboration
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Thomas Kemp
BIM, Architecture, General (multi-disciplines)
All Levels

Speaker:
Thomas Kemp, RATIO Architects

Learn how to deploy and manage Collaboration for Revit (C4R) on projects. Review team guidelines for collaboration and project case studies to understand the benefits, limitations and potential pitfalls of C4R

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the benefits and limitations of C4R.
  2. Understand how to manage a C4R team and set expectations in a hiqh- trust C4R environment.
  3. Review specific C4R use cases and understand strategies for implementing and managing teams.

Going Large on a Budget - A firm's First Multi-Residential Project
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Michael Dunn and Michael Draper
Going Large on a Budget - A firm's First Multi-Residential Project
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Michael Dunn and Michael Draper
Architecture, BIM
Intermediate

Speaker:
Michael Dunn, peckvonhartel
Co-Speaker:
Michael Draper , Marchese Partners
Short deadlines and a tiny budget and limited resources - this is a case study on how a firm was forced to get smart to achieve construction documentation on their first large multi-residential project in Revit. Out-sourcing, groups, linking... What went right and what went wrong.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to manage an out-sourcing documentation company
  2. Best practice application of groups, file linking and nested families in Revit
  3. Using Revizto for simple model review

Unfold Design to Fabricate
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Kelvin Tam and Behzad Meskini, DP Architects
Unfold Design to Fabricate
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Kelvin Tam and Behzad Meskini, DP Architects
BIM, Architecture, Construction and Fabrication
Intermediate

Speaker:
Kelvin Tam, DP Architects
Co-Speaker:
Behzad Meskini, DP Architects

Parametric modeling with Dynamo to transfer data to Inventor for fabrication

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to use Dynamo to help non-computational designer to manipulate parameters
  2. Learn how to use Dynamo to unfold a model into surfaces on a flat plane for DIY mock up fabrication
  3. Learn the workflow of design to fabrication using Revit and Inventor

I Wish I Knew How to do This in Revit MEP ...
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Brian Binkley
I Wish I Knew How to do This in Revit MEP ...
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Brian Binkley
MEP, BIM, Construction and Fabrication
All Levels

Speaker:
Brian Binkley, Gephart Electric

Hey Sparkies! Do you ever find yourself sitting at your desk and wondering, "If only I knew how to do this in Revit?" If you have, then this forum is for you! Bring your questions to class and leave with answers!

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn something new that you can take back and apply immediately the next week.
  2. Find a solution to that one mind-boggling challenge you've had for the past days, weeks or year!
  3. Feel good about yourself that you were able to help resolve someone else's challenge.

Comparing Trace with Revit, Dynamo, and Excel
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Matthew Warren
Comparing Trace with Revit, Dynamo, and Excel
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Matthew Warren
Simulation and Analysis, MEP
Intermediate

Speaker:
Matthew Warren, BSA LifeStructures

This session will demonstrate how to utilize Revit, Dynamo, and Excel to produce similar analysis results to Trane Trace. Attendees will learn to utilize design criteria with spaces and how to push, pull, and manipulate that data using Microsoft Excel.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Run load analysis using Revit
  2. Time compare between Revit and Trace
  3. Push and pull Room Balance data between Revit and Excel through Dynamo

Breaking the Constraints: Utilizing Connectors
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Amber Young
Breaking the Constraints: Utilizing Connectors
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Amber Young
MEP, BIM, Coding, Content and Customization
Intermediate

Speaker:
Amber Young, Affiliated Engineers, Inc

This class will showcase how to combat Revit constraints with regards to electrical design. Attendees will learn how to develop connector families to help bridge gaps with multiple consultants and how to utilize internal Revit systems to help eliminate duplicate work.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to develop workflows to handle common limitations in Revit for electrical design.
  2. Learn how to create and utilize a connector family to bridge gaps with linked models.
  3. Learn how to handle outside consultant models/CAD drawings and implement into workflows.

Smart-MEP Families
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Marcus Brand
Smart-MEP Families
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Marcus Brand
MEP, BIM, Coding, Content and Customization
Advanced

Speaker:
Marcus Brand, Maxson Engineering

With so many compelling reasons to build custom, standard families for your firm such as graphical repetitions, quality control, minimizing file sizes, ease of use, manufacture bias. The ability to add calculation formulas directly to a family that can control the sizing of the geometry stands on a lofty perch.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Creating a simple louver extrusion family with dimensional parameters applied to the extrusion.
  2. Adding user input parameters which will be used for the calculation formula.
  3. Writing the formula for the calculation parameter and tying that calculation parameter back to the dimensional parameters for sizing of the geometry.

TBC
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Invited Speaker
TBC
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Invited Speaker
 
 

Speaker:
Invited Speaker

Ecology of BIM – Championing BIM to Advance Sustainable Policy and Awareness
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Barrington Pope
Ecology of BIM – Championing BIM to Advance Sustainable Policy and Awareness
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Barrington Pope
BIM, Architecture, Business Strategy and Leadership
All Levels

Speaker:
Barrington Pope, HED

This class will cover using BIM to influence, advance, and support sustainable policy and awareness. Examples presented will include; leveraging Insight360 to gain early design feedback and assist AIA 2030 reporting, using BIM to document and inform sustainable rating systems, as well as reinforcing office sustainable goals though BIM implementation.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Leverage BIM through Insight 360 to gain early design feedback and assist with AIA 2030 reporting.
  2. Using BIM to document and inform LEED, Enterprise Green, and Well Building credits and rating systems
  3. Reinforcing office sustainable goals though BIM implementation.

The Good, Bad and Ugly of C4R
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Philip Chan
The Good, Bad and Ugly of C4R
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Philip Chan
BIM, General (multi-discipline)
All Levels

Speaker:
Philip Chan, HKS Architects

This is a round table discussion for those who have used C4R as a collaboration platform to work in Revit for multi-firms collaboration. Attendees can join this discussion if you would like to learn more about this technology.

Discussion topics:
Do you see the values of using C4R as a new technology platform to collaborate with your project team?
What makes you decide to use this technology?
Do you like/dislike the features from C4R?
What works/does not works for you?
What are the things you wish to see as enhancement in the future release of C4R?

Key Learning Outcomes:
  1. Learn about how C4R works as a cloud platform
  2. Learn the pros and cons using C4R
  3. Learn when to implement this technology for your team

Return on Attendance: How to Present to Your Firm What You Learned at BILT
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Marcello Sgambelluri
Return on Attendance: How to Present to Your Firm What You Learned at BILT
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Marcello Sgambelluri
General (multi-discipline)
Intermediate

Speaker:
Marcello Sgambelluri, John Martin & Associates

This class will teach you how to pitch the idea to your boss to so you could be sent to the conference and how to pick your classes and how to present what you learned to your office when you get back.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to pitch to your boss the value of attending a conference because you will be teaching your office what you learned at the conference
  2. Learn what classes to attend and how to take notes on topics (preparing)
  3. Learn how to deliver the presentation to your office

LAB: Not a BIM LAB, A BLUEBEAM One!
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Bill Debevc
LAB: Not a BIM LAB, A BLUEBEAM One!
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Bill Debevc
General (multi-discipline), Architecture, MEP
All Levels

Speaker:
Bill Debevc, LPA, Inc.

Bluebeam is or should be the #1 PDF tool for Architects, Engineers, Contractors, and Owners. If you don't use Bluebeam Revu or are an experienced user and just need a break from all them Revit and Dynamo classes at Bilt, this session is for you!

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. How to use, save and share markups
  2. Organizing your markups with spaces
  3. How to slice and dice your PDF files and cook up new ones.

LAB: Techniques for Construction Visulaization Using Mixed and Augmented Reality
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Greg Demchak
LAB: Techniques for Construction Visulaization Using Mixed and Augmented Reality
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Greg Demchak
Visualization, Operations and Maintenance
All Levels

Speaker:
Greg Demchak, Synchro Software

VR/AR/MR are hot topics today. Come see what Synchro Software has been developing in cooperation with Microsoft for the HoloLens and the construction market. Lessons learned and live demo of real-world projects will be available for people to experience.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn the difference between AR/VR/MR
  2. Experience something you've never seen before
  3. Learn how you can get involved with developing apps for AR/VR/MR

LAB: Introduction to Tekla Workshop Part A and B
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Rebekah Morlock
LAB: Introduction to Tekla Workshop Part A and B
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Rebekah Morlock
Structure, BIM, Civil
Intermediate

Speaker:
Rebekah Morlock, Alfred Miller Contracting

Will walk through some of the basic modeling functionalities in Tekla Structures as well as highlight some of the more unique features within the program. We will build a small structure from the ground up as well as create a full set of construction documents and set of shop drawings.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Gain a basic understanding of how to model and create drawings in Tekla Structures.
  2. Learn the benefits and strengths of Tekla Structures.
  3. Understand how Tekla Structures can fit into your current workflow or project lifecycle.