Please note: The Conference Schedule & Speakers are subject to change.

  • Thursday, 26 September, 2013
    4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Welcome Function, Proudly Sponsored by City of Delft

    Thursday 26 September 2013
    Lambert van Meerten
    4:00pm - 6:00pm

    The Welcome Function provides an opportunity to network with friends and colleagues, while enjoying a drink and Hors d'Oeuvres within the Lambert van Meerten. The Lambert van Meerten is actually a private museum that is closed to the public. The museum showcases a collection of artefacts that were brought together by the rich industrial and art collector Lambert van Meerten. Attendees will also be given the opportunity to register during this time.
    Dress: Smart Casual

    Proudly Sponsored by: City of Delft Delft_logo_2400_vert_wit_EN

    7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
    Speaker & Sponsor Cocktail Function
    Speaker & Sponsor function held at Plan B Restaurant.
  • Friday, 27 September, 2013

    Session 1

    9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Introduction & Keynote Address, Proudly Sponsored by Graphisoft
    Speaker: Wesley Benn (Introduction)

    Speaker: Akos Pfemeter (Keynote Sponsor Address)

    Speaker: Bart Akkerhuis - Is BIM the End of the World as I Know It? (Keynote Address)

    Keynote Presentation Proudly Sponsored by: Graphisoft

    Session 2

    11:30 AM  -  12:45 PM
    Bringing New Power to the Table, Proudly Sponsored by Ideate
    Speaker: David Conant
    This session will explore opportunities provided by the exposure of schedules in the Revit 2014 API. Topics discussed will include creating schedules, controlling schedule format, importing and exporting data, and building external viewing or editing environments. Examples will be provided to get you started on your own exploration.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how to create and control schedules using the Revit API.
    2. Learn how to build applications that expose Revit tables in HTML form.
    3. Learn how to use the API to read and write information to and from Revit schedules.

    Categories: General (multi-discipline), BIM Management, Third Party Tools

    Level: Advanced

    Proudly sponsored by: Ideate, Incideate_BIMLink_hires
    11:30 AM  -  12:45 PM
    Fractal Fun with Revit Repeaters and Adaptive Components
    Speaker: Tim Waldock
    Demonstrate the use of adaptive components within Revit projects to generate complex shapes, and also repetition on or within those shapes to create complex architectural models and fractal patterns – those that repeat themselves within each other.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn more about practical uses for adaptive components.
    2. Learn how to generate and control patterns in Revit using the “Divide & Repeat” tools
    3. Create complex patterns and geometry without using complex parametric formulas in Revit families

    Categories: Architecture, General (multi-discipline)

    Level: Expert (Guru)
    11:30 AM  -  12:45 PM
    Incorporating Engineering into Revit Structure - Project Procedures
    Speaker: Desirée Mackey
    This session will present how to incorporate structural engineering within the project environment.  This session will demonstrate how to utilize the families, working schedules and conditional formatting to enhance the capabilities of Revit Structure.  In addition, some of the custom families will be demonstrated within the family editor.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Gain ideas on how to incorporate engineering into Revit Structure
    2. See some examples of custom families that incorporate structural engineering calculations
    3. Learn how to use custom families, working schedules and conditional formatting to enhance the capabilities of Revit Structure

    Categories: Structure, Analysis

    Level: Advanced

    Session 3

    1:45 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Create Complex Structural Models that are Connected
    Speaker: David Harrington
    This course will examine using structural components to generate complex geometry. Even models that don't appear complex can benefit from the connectedness that structural components can provide.

    Key Learning Objectives:
    1. Learn how leveraging the connective nature of structural elements within Revit can aid in revising your structural designs.
    2. Walk through the steps to develop a highly dynamic structural Revit model with floors, beams, and columns.
    3. Develop your own skillset palette of Revit power modeling methods to free your time to do other things (instead of fixing your model).

    Categories: Structure

    Level: Intermediate

    1:45 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Creating Intelligent details in Revit
    Speaker: Brian Mackey
    This session will take drafting beyond simply drawing lines, filled regions and text.  It will show the use of detail components and tags, plus it will demonstrate how to create more advanced tags and components to add consistency and intelligence so that the details become part of the BIM process.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. See examples of intelligent details
    2. Learn how to create advanced detail components
    3. Learn how to gain flexibility in nesting detail components

    Categories: Architecture, Structure, MEP, General (multi-discipline), Construction/Fabrication

    Level: Intermediate
    1:45 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Implementing & Teaching the Revit Stair & Railing tools in your Organization
    Speaker: David Light
    The handout from this course will provide a complete course on how to use the Stair and Railing tools included in Revit.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Will have an understanding of the positive and negative attributes of the new stair and railing tools.
    2. Will be able to take the provided handout and use it to educate, teach and train their staff.
    3. Will be prepared to adapt the content to meet their firm's needs.

    Categories: Architecture, BIM Management

    Level: Advanced

    Session 4

    3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM
    Beyond Design
    Speaker: Julien Benoit
    You will learn how to use Revit for construction engineering: Phasing, scheduling, work breakdown, shoring definition, precast documentation, in a real project workflow.
    This course will deal with Parts and Assemblies, and you will learn how to master those features for the benefit of your company.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Mastering Parts feature for construction and know the limitations
    2. Mastering Assembly feature and know the limitations
    3. Manage connections between Revit and other softwares s.a. Excel, Navisworks for Construction analysis

    Categories: Construction/Fabrication

    Level: Advanced
    3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM
    Introduction to Python Scripting on the Revit Platform
    Speaker: William Lopez Campo
    From automating repetitive tasks to enabling complex analysis and interaction with models, creating scripts opens a new level of possibilities. This class is intended to show how to use Python, a readable yet extremely powerful language that can be run inside Revit.
    Not-yet-programmers are welcome, no previous experience is required!

    Key Learning Objectives:
    1. You will achieve a general understanding of Python as a modular, imperative, dynamic programming language.
    2. Learn to set up and interact with the RevitPythonShell environment, and access learning resources.
    3. Understand the basic structure of a Python script and be able to reuse code snippets and modify existing code.

    Categories: Architecture, General (multi-discipline), Analysis

    Level: Advanced
    3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM
    It’s Alive! How to Connect Real-world Environmental Data to a BIM
    Speakers: Matt Jezyk & Lillian Smith
    Want to convince your clients of environmental impacts using compelling custom graphics? Want to wow your consulting engineers with well formatted climate data? Want to connect your real-world buildings to a BIM? Ever want to learn how to capture data from physical Arduino sensors or use the weather station on your roof to drive real Revit geometry?  Using Autodesk© Green Building Studio, Autodesk© Vasari, the popular visual scripting add-in Dynamo and physical sensors, this class will teach you to collect, mine and display environmental data for these or your own devious purposes.

    Key Learning Objectives:
    1. Leverage available climate data to create project guidelines and presentations
    1. Extract environmental data from energy analysis results and visualize the results using excel and other graphing tools
    3. Drive analysis result data back into a parametric model using visual programming

    Categories: General (multi-discipline)

    Level: Advanced

    Session 5

    4:55 PM  -  5:45 PM
    A 2yr Case Study of using Revit on an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Healthcare Project
    Speaker: Doug Williams
    This class will be a comprehensive case study covering a 2yr process of utilizing BIM on a fully Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) process for one of our Healthcare projects.  This particular healthcare project has been identified as the first IPD Healthcare project implemented in the US.  We also were able to leverage our past experience with BIM project execution planning to help guide and frame out the entire A/E/C team’s BIM modeling processes and expectations with buy-in from the client from the beginning of the project.

    Key Learning Objectives:
    1. Understand successes, shortcomings and lessons learned of using BIM on IPD and what foundations tools were necessary to have in place to guide the Project design process efficiently.
    2. What traditional barriers had to be removed in the design & construction process to allow for an effective IPD collaboration
    3. How were risk/reward factors established for the owner, A/E team and construction team?

    Categories: General (multi-discipline), Principals'

    Level: All Levels
    4:55 PM  -  5:45 PM
    Case Study: Kimbell Art Museum
    Speaker: Kelly Cone
    Beck was selected in 2009 to build the Renzo Piano addition to the Kimbell Art Museum and had to put together a plan to get this 
    project into BIM. This case study is a diary of that process; benefits, pitfalls, and all…

    Key Learning Objectives:
    1. Learn how Revit's documentation features can be used to efficiently create detailed shop drawings.
    2. Describe how detailed modeling can have a positive impact on other use-cases for BIMs.
    3. Describe some strategies to get paid for employing BIM on a project.

    Categories: Architecture, Structure, Construction/Fabrication

    Level: Advanced
    4:55 PM  -  5:45 PM
    Success Story: CAD&Company
    CAD & Company Success Story
    Speaker: Rob Oud

    Proudly sponsored by: CAD & CompanyCAD & Company
    7:00 PM  -  10:30 PM
    Friday Evening Dinner

    Friday 27 September 2013
    Stadsherberg de Mol
    7:00pm - 10:30pm

    To relax and have a break from the conference program, join us for a Medieval Dinner on the Friday evening. At Stadsherberg de Mol you will find yourself 5 centuries back in time when you enter the massive wooden doorway. Whilst chickens run around the restaurant, the servants dressed in Medieval clothing are pouring genuine "Delftse Kuyt Beer". As a Medieval custom, you will eat the meal with your ten commandments, nowadays known as your fingers, whilst dining heartily by candle light!
    Dress: Smart Casual
    * It is possible to hire a Medieval Costume, consisting of a multicoloured Smock and a matching velvet Beret for only €5 per person 
  • Saturday, 28 September, 2013

    Session 6

    9:15 AM  -  10:30 AM
    IFC for Interoperability
    Speaker: Martijn de Riet
    This class provides you with tools to work with Revit and IFC. We will examine how IFC came into being and how it works. We will look at the tools available to work with IFC.  After this class, attendees will have better understanding of how to use IFC with Revit.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how to set import and export settings to get the best possible results when collaborating with others through Revit and IFC.
    2. Learn how to troubleshoot IFC's that are not importing or exporting correctly to and from Revit.

    Categories: General (multi-discipline), BIM Management

    Level: Intermediate
    9:15 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Museum Tower: Solar Reflection Analysis and Abatement
    Speaker: Kelly Cone
    In 2012, a new residential condo tower was built slightly north east of the Nasher Sculpture Center. This new tower is like a 40 story disco ball
    shining light into the galleries and gardens of this architectural masterpiece. Beck was hired to find a solution...

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how multiple software products such as Rhino and Inventor can be tied together through API plugins and simple scripts.
    2. Learn how repetitive tasks in Revit can be automated using python scripts.
    3. Learn how solar calculations can be embedded into Revit families so that simple inputs can drive adaptive geometries.

    Categories: Architecture, Estimation, Analysis

    Level: Advanced
    9:15 AM  -  10:30 AM
    The Day Families Became Self-aware
    Speaker: Matt Jezyk
    If we tell you now, we'll have to kill you! This presentation is focused on some of the incredible new tools and technologies that are on their way, and the amazing capabilities they will bring to Revit Families and your projects overall. As we get closer to the event we'll be able to tell you a bit more about this class, so come back and check in again. A not to be missed look under the bonnet at the Revit tools now in development, by one of the longest standing Revit development team members.

    Categories: General (multi-discipline)

    Level: Advanced

    Session 7

    11:00 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Genetic Optimization of Parametric Design
    Speaker: William Lopez Campo
    Species have survived by adapting and evolving to become fitter. Could we reproduce this process to “evolve” parametric models to an optimum solution?
    This class will explore the conceptual and practical aspects of Genetic Optimization discovering how the Revit platform could give birth to the a new generation of designs.

    Key Learning Objectives:
    1. You will learn about Parametric Design principles and understand the implications of constraints or flexible parameters.
    2. You will explore and reflect on Genetic Optimization as an approach to automated enhancement of building Design.
    3. Discuss about a different approach to Design, and potentially a different role of the designer deciding the variables and not the values of the design.

    Categories: Architecture, General (multi-discipline), Analysis

    Level: Intermediate
    11:00 AM  -  12:15 PM
    National & International Standards Super Session, Part A - Country Presentations
    Speakers: Akos Rechtorisz, Philip Jackson, Martijn de Riet, Peter Kompolschek, Leif Granholm, Conor Shaw, David Light, Martin Taurer & Wesley Benn
    11:00 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Raise the IQ of Your Revit Model with the API
    Speaker: Harry Mattison
    While individual Revit elements can store data in many ways, a Revit model may have no concept of your building program and requirements. Learn how the Revit API can be used to make your Revit models smarter, easier to work with, and better aligned with the goals of your firm and your clients.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Strategies that can be used to embed building program and design intent into your Revit models
    2. How to move your company standards from a book on the shelf (or PDF on a network drive) into a living part of Revit.
    3. Examples of elements and collections of elements that can be not just smart, but wicked smart

    Session 8

    1:15 PM  -  2:30 PM
    National & International Standards Super Session, Part B - Panel & Discussions
    Speakers: Akos Rechtorisz, Philip Jackson, Martijn de Riet, Peter Kompolschek, Leif Granholm, Conor Shaw, David Light, Martin Taurer & Wesley Benn
    1:15 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Smart Pipe Fittings in Revit MEP
    Speaker: Jose Fandos
    Pipe and duct fittings are basic components of any MEP system. Learn how to create pipe & duct fittings from scratch, what standards and conventions to follow, how to flex families with manufacturer-specific data provided via lookup tables and tips and tricks from the Andekan team.

    Key Learning Objectives:
    1. Learn about creating flexible pipe fitting geometry
    2. Control family geometry through Lookup Tables
    3. Generate non-modal warning dialogs and highlight custom fittings

    Categories: MEP

    Level: Expert (Guru)

    1:15 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Using Revit Server across the world
    Speaker: Pierre Roscelli
    Do you have several offices that you wish would be connected?
    Do you work on projects where you share data with other firms and wish you could do it in real-time?
    If you said yes to any of those questions, let me introduce you to the world of Revit Server.

    Key Learning Objectives:
    1. Learn to install and maintain Revit Servers across multiple offices
    2. Learn to troubleshoot Revit Server when crash occurs, when you try to migrate projects, etc.
    3. Learn to use Collaborative tool to maintain a better workflow.

    Categories: General (multi-discipline), BIM Management

    Level: Advanced

    Session 9

    2:40 PM  -  3:55 PM
    MEP Forum
    Speaker: Jose Fandos

    Categories: MEP

    2:40 PM  -  3:55 PM
    The Family Editor: Bones, Muscle and Skin
    Speaker: Steve Stafford

    The family editor is a bit mysterious and quirky. This session will help you be less apprehensive the next time you need to work on content. We'll focus on creating and reverse engineering a variety of content, discuss a variety of best practices and offer tips along the way. 

    Key Learning Outcomes

    1. Designing and Troubleshooting your Content
    2. Organization - Bones, Muscle and Skin
    3. Creating Parameters, Formulas and Type Catalogs
    4. Reference Planes and Automatic Sketch Dimensions

    Categories: General (multi-discipline)

    Level: All Levels
    2:40 PM  -  3:55 PM
    Top Tip Tag Team
    Speakers: Paul Woddy & a panel of the RTC All-Stars
    The tag-team will take turns to deliver their favourite tips, tricks and work-arounds in a mixture of live demonstration, slides
    discussion. No topics are off-limits so we will be covering all aspects of the software use and deployment. The panel may include renowned Revit gurus such as David Light, Martijn de Riet, Martin Taurer, Simon Whitbread or others. Keep checking in as we will update the panel as the event draws near.

    Key Learning Objectives:
    1. Learn new tricks and explore new ways of using old tools
    2. Look into the mind of people who constantly push the software up to and past it's limits
    3. Get ideas and inspiration on workflow, processes and efficiencies

    Categories: General (multi-discipline)

    Level: All Levels

    Session 10

    4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM
    Glorious Gadgets
    Speakers: Mark Wieringa, Steve Stafford & Simon Whitbread
    5:15 PM  -  5:45 PM
    Wrap Up
    Speakers: Wesley Benn
    7:00 PM  -  12:00 AM
    (Sunday, 29 September, 2013)
    Gala Dinner, Proudly Sponsored by Autodesk

    Saturday 28 September 2013
    The Lindenhof
    7:00pm - 12:00am

    The Conference will go out with a bang at the Gala Dinner. Guests will enjoy a 3 course meal and beverages from 7:00pm - 12:00am. Awards will kick start the evening followed by live entertainment.
    Dress: Semi-Formal 

    Transportation will be provided to and from the Lindenhof from the conference hotels.

    Proudly sponsored by: AutodeskAutodesk