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

  • Wednesday, 10 July, 2013
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    6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM
    Speaker & Sponsor Cocktail Function

    Wednesday 10 July 2013
    6:00pm - 8:00pm

    An exclusive event for speakers and sponsors, as a thank you for your participation and support of the RTC North America 2013. Relax with other Industry leaders, enjoying Hors D'oeuvres and beverages.
     
    Dress: Smart Casual 
     
  • Thursday, 11 July, 2013
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    Session 1

    9:00 AM  -  10:40 AM
    Introduction & Keynote Address
    Speaker: Wesley Benn (Introductions)

    Speaker: Lee Crockett (Keynote Address)

    Living on the Future Edge: The Age of Disruptive Innovation
    In today's digital world, we are witnessing the evolution of an incredible and turbulent new age. It's the age of disruptive innovation - an age where every part of society is experiencing a complete upheaval due to the chronic and pervasive nature of change. Our businesses, must constantly adapt to such conditions to remain active in the market.

    The Age of Disruptive Innovation examines how each new innovation disrupts and reshuffles, even replaces an entire market segment. It also looks at the changing nature of the workforce and the rise of the creative class.


     

    Session 2

    11:10 AM  -  12:25 PM
    Construction Services Tools...What's New with 2014
    Speaker: Brian Mackey
    This class will explore changes in Reivt 2014 from a shop drawing and contractor perspective. What tools have changed for the tools we often use past the Construction Documents.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Be able to assess benefits and drawback to many of the new and changed tools in Revit Structure 2014.
    2. Be able to have a good understanding of the changes and new tools in Revit Structure 2014, from a contractors and shop drawing perspective.

    Categories: Structure, Construction/Fabrication

    Level: All Levels
    11:10 AM  -  12:25 PM
    LAB: FIRE! Use Revit to Create Life Safety Plans (Class Seating)
    Speaker: David Spehar
    Managing and tracking building code data has always been pretty tedious. In this hands on lab we'll walk though using area schemes, key schedules and family parameters to create life safety drawings chock full of useful graphics and schedules that will be the envy of any plans examiner.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how to use key schedules to manage large amounts of information.
    2. Understand how to incorporate full color plan graphics and schedule data into comprehensive life safety drawings.
    3. Learn how to embed life safety data into model objects to track code compliance.

    Categories: Architecture, General (multi-discipline)

    Level: Intermediate
    11:10 AM  -  12:25 PM
    LAB: FIRE! Use Revit to Create Life Safety Plans (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: David Spehar
    Managing and tracking building code data has always been pretty tedious. In this hands on lab we'll walk though using area schemes, key schedules and family parameters to create life safety drawings chock full of useful graphics and schedules that will be the envy of any plans examiner.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how to use key schedules to manage large amounts of information.
    2. Understand how to incorporate full color plan graphics and schedule data into comprehensive life safety drawings.
    3. Learn how to embed life safety data into model objects to track code compliance.

    Categories: Architecture, General (multi-discipline)

    Level: Intermediate
    11:10 AM  -  12:25 PM
    LAB: The Omniscient, Omnipotent Omni-Directional Jig: MEP Connectors Mastered (Class Seating)
    Speaker: Shawn Zirbes
    Co-Speaker: Jeff Burbank
    The be all, end all, definitive solution to controlling connector and lighting directions in your advanced MEP content. This lab will provide you both the knowledge and content to make your 'impossible' connector hosting issues vanish.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Generating Complex Geometry
    2. Intermediate, Practical Formula Manipulation
    3. Conditional Control of Connectors and Light Sources

    Categories: Architecture, MEP, BIM Management

    Level: Advanced
    11:10 AM  -  12:25 PM
    LAB: The Omniscient, Omnipotent Omni-Directional Jig: MEP Connectors Mastered (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: Shawn Zirbes
    Co-Speaker: Jeff Burbank
    The be all, end all, definitive solution to controlling connector and lighting directions in your advanced MEP content. This lab will provide you both the knowledge and content to make your 'impossible' connector hosting issues vanish.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Generating Complex Geometry
    2. Intermediate, Practical Formula Manipulation
    3. Conditional Control of Connectors and Light Sources

    Categories: Architecture, MEP, BIM Management

    Level: Advanced
    11:10 AM  -  12:25 PM
    Learn how to Relax: Using Form-Finding and CFD with Parametric Models
    Speaker: Matt Jezyk
    Co-Speaker: Peter Boyer
    Learn to Relax! Ever wonder how to design a self-supporting structure that minimizes weight and also reduces wind loading? In this fast-paced lecture, you will learn about structural form-finding, dynamic relaxation and how to apply other inputs like wind loading using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and actual climate data.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn what dynamic relaxation is and how to use form-finding techniques on a parametric Revit model.
    2. Learn what computational fluid dynamics is and how to use CFD to simulate airflow around your building
    3. Understand how to use dynamic relaxation and CFD together to solve a real-world design problem

    Categories: Architecture, Structure, Analysis

    Level: Expert (Guru)
    11:10 AM  -  12:25 PM
    Planning a Custom FM Solution
    Speaker: Fed Negro
    Co-Speaker: Don Rudder
    There are plenty of options available for solving your post construction needs? This lecture will walk you through the decision process for planning a custom solution where one does not exist with the features and/or price point that you need.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. How to decide on purchasing a custom FM solution versus an "Off the Shelf" solution
    2. Learn how client and local jurisdiction requirements were used to plan the development of custom tools to solve facility asset management problems
    3. Understand the power of data versus geometry for planning the development of custom FM applications

    Categories: Construction/Fabrication, Operations and Maintenance, Third Party Tools

    Level: All Levels
    11:10 AM  -  12:25 PM
    Practice Leader Welcome & Overview of Industry
    Speaker: Jim Balding
    Co-Speaker: Wesley Benn


    Categories: Practice Leaders, BIM Management

    This class is allocated to the Practice Leaders Stream for Practice Leaders.
    11:10 AM  -  12:25 PM
    What's New in Revit - ALL Flavors
    Speaker: Steve Stafford
    Co-Speaker: Scott Davis

    Categories: General (multi-discipline)

    Level: All Levels
     

    Session 3

    1:25 PM  -  2:40 PM
    75 Revit Add-ins in 75 Minutes
    Speaker: Jay Zallan
    This presentation will focus on finding and using add-ins that are available for Revit that will include popular free and paid add-ins, content management add-ins such as content browsers, etc. The session will also explore and bring to light the many platforms some of these add-ins are available within.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn Where, When & How to find add-ins and content for Revit.
    2. Learn the depth and breadth of add-ins that are available, as well as the evolving plugin landscape, including self-creation possibilities...
    3. Learn what commercially available add-ins may be the most beneficial and those to keep and eye on
    4. Learn how you can enter the world of add-in creation or simply how you can guide new plugin developments, including how to get your own custom add-ins created.

    Categories: Third Party Tools

    Level: All Levels
    1:25 PM  -  2:40 PM
    Complex Power Distribution in the Revit Model
    Speaker: Daniel Stine
    This topic shall go beyond just connecting panels and transformers. The discussion should include elements such as automatic transfer switched (ATS), generators, etc. Demonstrate how to "translate" a complicated power one-line diagram into a Revit power distribution system. Include creating new power distribution system definitions. If you have techniques for diagramming the power distribution system in Revit then demonstrate that also.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Attendees will understand the importance of using consistent shared parameters and formula in families and the problems encountered with externally downloaded content.
    2. Understand how to derive an overall building load estimate at the utility transformer when all loads are properly connected and accounted for.
    3. Learn about several limitations Revit MEP has in calculating wire size and short-circuit design and how other tools are used, such as ElumTools and SKM Power Tools.

    Categories: MEP

    Level: Intermediate
    1:25 PM  -  2:40 PM
    Fractal Fun with Revit Repeaters & Adaptive Components
    Speaker: Tim Waldock
    Experiment with iterative design using adaptive components within Revit projects to generate shapes, and also repetition on or within those shapes to create organic architectural models and fractal patterns – those that repeat themselves within each other.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learning more about adaptive components.
    2. Learning how to generate and control patterns in Revit using the “Divide & Repeat” tools
    3. Applying complex parametric formulas in Revit families to create patterns and organic geometry

    Categories: Architecture, General (multi-discipline)

    Level: Expert (Guru)
    1:25 PM  -  2:40 PM
    LAB: Conceptual Design and Form Finding for Buildings (Part A) (Class Seating)
    Speaker: Stephen Taskin
    This class is about the world of changing architecture and structure. It deals with the exploration of digitally generated architectural forms and also understanding and rethinking the radical changes in which architecture is now being conceived, designed and produced.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Various form-making and editing techniques using the conceptual design tools
    2. How parametric relationships can be used to precisely drive building form
    3. Create a parametric rig for panels and adaptive components Understand the principles to building a panel and an adaptive component

    Categories: Architecture, Structure, Visualization

    Level: Intermediate
    1:25 PM  -  2:40 PM
    LAB: Conceptual Design and Form Finding for Buildings (Part A) (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: Stephen Taskin
    This class is about the world of changing architecture and structure. It deals with the exploration of digitally generated architectural forms and also understanding and rethinking the radical changes in which architecture is now being conceived, designed and produced.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Various form-making and editing techniques using the conceptual design tools
    2. How parametric relationships can be used to precisely drive building form
    3. Create a parametric rig for panels and adaptive components Understand the principles to building a panel and an adaptive component

    Categories: Architecture, Structure, Visualization

    Level: Intermediate
    1:25 PM  -  2:40 PM
    LAB: Time to Un-Lock Your Key Schedules (Class Seating)
    Speaker: Joel Londenberg
    Co-Speaker: Jarrod Baumann
    Key schedules for all disciplines – this course will demonstrate several practical applications for this under-used Revit tool. The real world examples will be followed by a step-by-step description of creating and applying key schedules in your own jurisdiction and projects.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Appreciate where Key Schedules are useful
    2. Create Key Schedules according to your local building code requirements
    3. Apply stored data from Key Schedules to your own live project

    Categories: General (multi-discipline), BIM Management

    Level: Intermediate
    1:25 PM  -  2:40 PM
    LAB: Time to Un-Lock Your Key Schedules (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: Joel Londenberg
    Co-Speaker: Jarrod Baumann
    Key schedules for all disciplines – this course will demonstrate several practical applications for this under-used Revit tool. The real world examples will be followed by a step-by-step description of creating and applying key schedules in your own jurisdiction and projects.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Appreciate where Key Schedules are useful
    2. Create Key Schedules according to your local building code requirements
    3. Apply stored data from Key Schedules to your own live project

    Categories: General (multi-discipline), BIM Management

    Level: Intermediate
    1:25 PM  -  2:40 PM
    Point Clouds: Benefits, Challenges & Add-ins
    Speaker: Ivan Dubikovsky
    Co-Speaker: Virginia Hart
    Point Clouds provide benefits and challenges related to attempts to increase the level of accuracy and volume of valuable data points, the ability to virtually visit sites, shortened time spans for surveying structures, and the goal of increased quality of coordination between consultants. We will provide insight from our experiences.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand what point clouds are and how to benefit from them.
    2. Learn and understand how to manage the point cloud data within Revit.
    3. Understand how to use a point cloud model throughout a project’s life, from analysis to construction.

    Categories: Architecture

    Level: Intermediate

    This class is allocated to the Practice Leaders Stream for Practice Leaders.
    1:25 PM  -  2:40 PM
    Revit Structure - The Complete Solution for Steel Buildings
    Speaker: Kevin Lea
    Industry partners with Autodesk®, CSC and Design Data have combined their expertise to deliver the first seamless BIM process for the entire design of steel structures. This process links CSC’s Fastrak, Autodesk’s Revit® Structure and Design Data’s SDS/2 Connect software.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand real productivity gains achievable with appropriate workflows between Revit, Fastrak and SDS2Connect.
    2. Learn hints and tips on how to ensure Revit models can be used for analysis, design and communicate successfully with the steel fabricator
    3. Learn how steel frames in Revit can be design and connected to codes of practice and communicated downstream to the fabricator

    Categories: Structure

    Level: All Levels
     

    Session 4

    2:55 PM  -  4:10 PM
    Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Integration Reality Check
    Speaker: Patrick Bochenek
    Bidirectional integration between Revit and Autodesk’s analysis package, Robot Structural Analysis, is a promising tool, but there are a number of limitations and potential pitfalls. Join me at this session to learn what these issues are and how to work around them to use the integration successfully.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Awareness of limitations of the integration with Robot.
    2. Awareness of typical problems.
    3. Knowledge of best practices to mitigate these problems.

    Categories: Structure, Analysis

    Level: Intermediate
    2:55 PM  -  4:10 PM
    City Scale BIM
    Speaker: Dan Campbell
    Working with BIM and intelligent models at the city scale presents challenges. How can cities efficiently digest BIM content and how can they provide relevant contextual information to the development community to improve the design process. Existing GIS data and 2.5D models are kick-starting the process towards city BIM adoption.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Gain Exposure to the municipal perspective on BIM
    2. Learn the critically important role of 2.5D data for city modelling
    3. Learn about the challenges of working with very large data sets

    Categories: Architecture, General (multi-discipline), Visualization, Analysis, Third Party Tools

    Level: All Levels

    This class is allocated to the Practice Leaders Stream for Practice Leaders.
    2:55 PM  -  4:10 PM
    LAB: Conceptual Design and Form Finding for Buildings (Part B) (Class Seating)
    Speaker: Stephen Taskin
    This class is about the world of changing architecture and structure. It deals with the exploration of digitally generated architectural forms and also understanding and rethinking the radical changes in which architecture is now being conceived, designed and produced.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Various form-making and editing techniques using the conceptual design tools
    2. How parametric relationships can be used to precisely drive building form
    3. Create a parametric rig for panels and adaptive components Understand the principles to building a panel and an adaptive component

    Categories: Architecture, Structure, Visualization

    Level: Intermediate
    2:55 PM  -  4:10 PM
    LAB: Conceptual Design and Form Finding for Buildings (Part B) (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: Stephen Taskin
    This class is about the world of changing architecture and structure. It deals with the exploration of digitally generated architectural forms and also understanding and rethinking the radical changes in which architecture is now being conceived, designed and produced.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Various form-making and editing techniques using the conceptual design tools
    2. How parametric relationships can be used to precisely drive building form
    3. Create a parametric rig for panels and adaptive components Understand the principles to building a panel and an adaptive component

    Categories: Architecture, Structure, Visualization

    Level: Intermediate
    2:55 PM  -  4:10 PM
    LAB: Modeling and Data Entry for COBie and As Built Deliverables (Class Seating)
    Speaker: Aaron Maller
    Proceeding from a Point Cloud of an existing building, to a data rich COBie compliant model, for use by downstream parties for Operations and Facilities Maintenance.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Work with laser scans inside Revit to build a model, and to understand what should be used from the Laser Scan, and what shouldn't.
    2. Populate a Revit model with data for facilities management downstream, for COBie compliant export, and for Construction Installation information to be utilized.
    3. Describe the limitations of the processes, and what changes in Revit 2014 allow for better integration woth COBie compliance and Facilities Management. (Can expand to include actual features once 2014 is released)

    Categories: BIM Management. Construction/Fabrication, Operations and Maintenance

    Level: Advanced
    2:55 PM  -  4:10 PM
    LAB: Modeling and Data Entry for COBie and As Built Deliverables (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: Aaron Maller
    Proceeding from a Point Cloud of an existing building, to a data rich COBie compliant model, for use by downstream parties for Operations and Facilities Maintenance.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Work with laser scans inside Revit to build a model, and to understand what should be used from the Laser Scan, and what shouldn't.
    2. Populate a Revit model with data for facilities management downstream, for COBie compliant export, and for Construction Installation information to be utilized.
    3. Describe the limitations of the processes, and what changes in Revit 2014 allow for better integration woth COBie compliance and Facilities Management. (Can expand to include actual features once 2014 is released)

    Categories: BIM Management. Construction/Fabrication, Operations and Maintenance

    Level: Advanced
    2:55 PM  -  4:10 PM
    Leveraging Parameters to Facilitate Information Transmission
    Speaker: Mary Opalka
    Co-Speaker: Adam Herzer
    This session is about the utilization of parameters to assist in multi-discipline coordination, smarter schedules, and visualization of engineering calculations, among other topics.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. How to use parameters to assist in mechanical electrical coordination
    2. How to use parameters to make smarter schedules
    3. How to coordinate pressure zones with controls

    Categories: MEP, BIM Management, Visualization

    Level: Intermediate
    2:55 PM  -  4:10 PM
    Multiple Strategies for Program Validation and Tracking in Revit
    Speaker: Jack Chaffin
    Co-Speakers: Scott Crawford, Tim Logan, Erick Katzenstein & Stephen Van Dyck
    Linking your space program to your model. Tracking and validating your program data. Explore the process of linking excel data to your model through various techniques and technologies, from schematic design through construction. Third party add-ins, API driven custom solutions and Rhino/Grasshopper workflows will be presented.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how to tie an excel based program document to Revit Mass Families.
    2. Track your program area throughout multiple design options and throughout the life of your project.
    3. See the evolution of this process and what we are planning for the future.

    Categories: Architecture, Analysis, Third Party Tools

    Level: All Levels


    2:55 PM  -  4:10 PM
    Subcontractor Coordination in the Real World
    Speaker: Roque DeLa Torre
    This presentation is a look at Revit from a constuction standpoint. This session will take you through the process of developing models to full interaction with installation teams working in the field.
    This is a unique perspective of how Revit can benefit both the design aspect and final implementation of a project.  

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. See the development of a Revit project from a subcontractor's stand point beginning with the development of Revit models through installation 
    2. A look at Revit throughout the construction process from a subcontractor's standpoint
    3. The importance of the development of building intelligence into your models to react to project changes

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

    Level: Advanced
     

    Session 5

    4:40 PM  -  5:55 PM
    Applying Open Standards and Levels of Development (LOD)
    Speaker: James Vandezande
    Co-Speaker: Van Woods
    Explore the actual application of industry BIM standards such as IFC, COBie, and LOD; and the effects they have on professional services agreements, project delivery, and collaboration.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Identify the benefits and use cases of open standards for BIM data.
    2. Learn how to best prepare Revit models for export to open data standards.
    3. Understand how levels of development (LOD) are applied to modeling in Revit and how they affect professional services.

    Categories: General (multi-discipline), Practice Leaders, BIM Management

    Level: Intermediate

    This class is allocated to the Practice Leaders Stream for Practice Leaders.
    4:40 PM  -  5:55 PM
    Augmented Reality...Fad or Future?
    Speaker: Michael Kyes
    Co-Speaker: Natasha Luthra
    What is Augmented Reality (AR) and how can BIM benefit from this? We'll look at a new AR Plug-in for Autodesk Showcase 2013 and an iPad viewer app by AR Media. Case studies and research from KlingStubbins/ Jacobs offices, our construction partners, and academia will be presented.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand the technology behind the magic of AR's holographic imagery
    2. Consider the two main uses of AR in the AEC industry today
    3. Imagine the possibilities of applying this BIM-enhanced visualization strategy in the near future

    Categories: General (multi-discipline), Construction/Fabrication, Visualization

    Level: All Levels
    4:40 PM  -  5:55 PM
    Design and Construction Models: Collaborative Process
    Speaker: Dennis Shelden
    Construction Managers often complain that design models created by the Architect and Consultants is useless and thrown out at the start of construction. This is not a technology problem with Revit, but rather a workflow issue that the proper documentation, aligning of expectations and process can eliminate. The builder’s collaborative involvement in the BIM/VDC process is not a hindrance, but an asset. The end goal of this presentation is to give A/Es and Builders practical take-aways to use on their next project to better collaborate and eliminate failed model handoffs both at milestones and at the start of construction.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understanding of cloud-based project delivery and its impacts on BIM centric and conventional project organization
    2. Integration of BIM and other project data into cloud distributed project communications
    3. Real and perceived impacts on contractually defined project organization and communications

    Categories: Architecture, BIM Management, Construction/Fabrication

    Level: Intermediate
    4:40 PM  -  5:55 PM
    LAB: Success Story - True Collaboration with Revit (Class Seating)
    Speaker: Lonnie Cumpton
    Co-Speakers: Tom Whitehead
    Sponsored by BIM9

    In this session, BIM9 will discuss contemporary methods of sharing Revit design data for true collaboration between branch offices, with remote users, and externally with consultants. During this interactive discussion, we'll explore low tech, high tech, and future tech methodologies plus we'll introduce you to industry leaders who are successfully using these methods for true collaboration today.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Methods of sharing Revit files for collaboration with others
    2. What situations the various methods are best suited for
    3. What the future of collaboration may look like

    Categories: General & BIM Management

    Level: All Levels
    4:40 PM  -  5:55 PM
    LAB: Success Story - True Collaboration with Revit (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: Brian K. Smith
    Co-Speakers: Tom Whitehead
    Sponsored by BIM9

    In this session, BIM9 will discuss contemporary methods of sharing Revit design data for true collaboration between branch offices, with remote users, and externally with consultants. During this interactive discussion, we'll explore low tech, high tech, and future tech methodologies plus we'll introduce you to industry leaders who are successfully using these methods for true collaboration today.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Methods of sharing Revit files for collaboration with others
    2. What situations the various methods are best suited for
    3. What the future of collaboration may look like

    Categories: General & BIM Management

    Level: All Levels
    4:40 PM  -  5:55 PM
    LAB: The Prolific Potential of Parts (Class Seating)
    Speaker: Desiree Mackey
    This session discuss the potential uses for the Parts tool, specifically focusing on coordination and collaboration applications.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Discuss the evolution of the Parts tool
    2. Gain ideas for using Parts as a collaboration tool
    3. Learn some benefits and challenges of using Parts

    Categories: Architecture, Structure, Construction/Fabrication

    Level: Intermediate
    4:40 PM  -  5:55 PM
    LAB: The Prolific Potential of Parts (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: Desiree Mackey
    This session discuss the potential uses for the Parts tool, specifically focusing on coordination and collaboration applications.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Discuss the evolution of the Parts tool
    2. Gain ideas for using Parts as a collaboration tool
    3. Learn some benefits and challenges of using Parts

    Categories: Architecture, Structure, Construction/Fabrication

    Level: Intermediate
    4:40 PM  -  5:55 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
    4:40 PM  -  5:55 PM
    Revit MEP Fail
    Speaker: Don Bokmiller
    Often there are Revit tools and processes that look like good ideas that soon turn bad. This class will identify the Fail points. Explain why they sound so good, then describe why they are messed up, then lastly explain How to do it better.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Ascertain program short comings and implement workarounds
    2. Explore alternative workflows
    3. Create opportunities by using Revit tools and families the “wrong” way

    Categories: MEP

    Level: All Levels
     
    6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM
    Welcome Function, Proudly Sponsored by Tools4Revit

    Proudly Sponsored by: tools4revit
    Thursday 11 July 2013
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
     
    The Welcome Function provides an opportunity to network with friends and colleagues, while enjoying a drink and Hors D'oeuvres within the Exhibition area. 
     
    Dress: Smart Casual
     
     
  • Friday, 12 July, 2013
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    Session 6

    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    4D & 5D: Todays Workflow for Cost Certainty
    Speaker: Maoibh Russell
    For Revit and BIM to be truly successful it needs to deliver on all of the D’s. This presentation will explain: what 4D and 5D are; what deliverables you can expect; and how the 4D and 5D methodology can be included within design workflows and BIM execution plans.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn what 4D and 5D are so that they can be incorporated into your workflows.
    2. Learn what the differences are between a 4D Programers, 5D QS's and the traditionalists to speed up scheduling and estimating to create cost certainty
    3. Learn how a 4D and 5D methodology can be included within a BIM execution plan so that the project deliverables are clear.

    Categories: Estimation

    Level: All Levels

    This class is allocated to the Practice Leaders Stream for Practice Leaders.
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    5 Keys to Succeed in Residential Design in Revit
    Speaker: Philip Chan
    We will show 5 essential tips of how to deal with custom residential project more efficiently, which includes using third party app that is integrated with Revit. We will further showcase some simple yet functional tricks to customize the Out-Of-the-Box content to better suit your need on your project.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how to customize system families to better facilitate your design.
    2. Learn how to use third party app to help streamline the need for residential design.
    3. Learn how to make simple yet functional change to OOTB families and get the custom look you desire for residential project.

    Categories: Architecture

    Level: Intermediate
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    LAB: Your First Day with VEO (Class Seating)
    Speaker: Phil Read
    Congratulations - you've been given the go-ahead on your first VEO™ project! What are the most effective things you can do on the very first day? This lab will provide a hands on, step by step approach to the most important and crucial actions you need to complete in VEO™ on day one. As a result, you'll immediately begin saving time, money and increasing productivity across the entire project team - Designers, Builders and Owners - using VEO™.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Exporting and Navigating Your First VEO™ Project
    2. Sharing Your Entire Project for Real-Time Collaboration between Designers, Builders and Owners
    3. Thinking Ahead to Closeout, Operations and BIM Delivery.

    Categories: General/Multidiscipline

    Level: All Levels

    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    LAB: Your First Day with VEO (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: Phil Read
    Congratulations - you've been given the go-ahead on your first VEO™ project! What are the most effective things you can do on the very first day? This lab will provide a hands on, step by step approach to the most important and crucial actions you need to complete in VEO™ on day one. As a result, you'll immediately begin saving time, money and increasing productivity across the entire project team - Designers, Builders and Owners - using VEO™.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Exporting and Navigating Your First VEO™ Project
    2. Sharing Your Entire Project for Real-Time Collaboration between Designers, Builders and Owners
    3. Thinking Ahead to Closeout, Operations and BIM Delivery.

    Categories: General/Multidiscipline

    Level: All Levels

    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    LAB:Programming for Non-Programmers -Python Scripting and Dynamo Visual Programming (Class Seating)
    Speaker: Matt Jezyk
    Co-Speakers: Nathan Miller & Ian Keough
    This lab will demonstrate how to use the RevitPythonShell add-in and Dynamo Visual Programming for Autodesk® Revit® software and Autodesk Vasari. The lab will provide users with resources and step-by-step examples for automating geometry creation, adjusting family parameters using external data, and sharing information with different design platforms.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand the basics of Python scripting and Dynamo Visual Programming in Autodesk Revit
    2. Learn how to automate conceptual form creation and how to drive family parameters programmatically
    3. Take advantage of external data to create geometry and drive parameters

    Categories: Architecture, Structure, Analysis

    Level: Expert (Guru)
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    LAB:Programming for Non-Programmers-Python Scripting and Dynamo Visual Programming (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: Matt Jezyk
    Co-Speakers: Nathan Miller & Ian Keough
    This lab will demonstrate how to use the RevitPythonShell add-in and Dynamo Visual Programming for Autodesk® Revit® software and Autodesk Vasari. The lab will provide users with resources and step-by-step examples for automating geometry creation, adjusting family parameters using external data, and sharing information with different design platforms.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand the basics of Python scripting and Dynamo Visual Programming in Autodesk Revit
    2. Learn how to automate conceptual form creation and how to drive family parameters programmatically
    3. Take advantage of external data to create geometry and drive parameters

    Categories: Architecture, Structure, Analysis

    Level: Expert (Guru)
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    MEP Templates
    Speaker: Plamen Hristov
    This is not a presentation! Come prepared with 2-3 things related to Revit MEP templates that you would share. Think out of the box, what have you done that you wonder if anyone else has done at all?

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn the most intricate things that other experts have done in their Revit MEP template
    2. Learn how others have resolved the most common challenges in Revit MEP templates
    3. Be prepared to share your own tips and tricks

    Categories: General (multi-discipline), BIM Management

    Level: Expert (Guru)
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Revit Structure Power Hour: 60 Tips for Those Who Already Know What They're Doing
    Speaker: Irina Wong
    If you already know what you're doing but want to find ways to do it better, this class is for you. Here, we’ll share sixty (sixty!) diverse techniques that can be leveraged to improve the modeling, drafting, and navigation experience in Revit Structure -- a rapid-fire “Revit Structure Power Hour.”

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Utilize techniques to improve modeling, drafting, and navigating within Revit.
    2. Learn effective Revit setup and organization strategies for optimizing workflow throughout the project timeline.
    3. Unlock the "Easter eggs" within Revit that accelerate modeling and documentation tasks.

    Categories: Structure

    Level: Intermediate
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Size Matters: Learn to Scale Families in Revit Part 1
    Speaker: Marcello Sgambelluri
    If you think this class is just about scaling families, think again!

    This class is jam packed with methods on how to scale, of course, but also how to morph families and how to model, from scratch, complex families including the Revit Cow and the Revit Pumpkin.

    There is so much content in this class that it had to be divided into two Parts!

    Part 1 of this class will present how to scale families using two scaling methods. The first scaling method will use characteristics of a spline. The second method will use a planting family. Part 1 will also use the Revit Cow and other families as examples; therefore Part 1 will also show how to model the Revit Cow.   

    Part 2 of this class will present how to scale families using two more scaling methods. The first method in this class will use characteristics of the adaptive component points. The last method will use points hosted onto curves. Part 2 will also set up the framework to morph a family in Revit since morphing a family is just the flip side of scaling a family in Revit it’s easy to do! The Revit Pumpkin will be used as one of the examples of how to scale and morph a family and therefore Part 2 will also show how to model the Revit Pumpkin.    You do not need to attend both sessions however the methods presented in these lectures will be simple, efficient, practical, unique and fun! 

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Learn scaling methods 1 and 2 and learn how and when and why to apply them to different types of families
    2. Learn scaling methods 3 and 4 and learn how and when and why to apply them to different types of families
    3. Learn the principles to morph families in Revit.

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

    Level: Expert (Guru)
     

    Session 7

    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    BIM for the Smaller Firm: Implementation Strategies for Success
    Speaker: Wil Wiens
    You're not too small to join the BIM Revolution! Don't be overwhelmed by the thought of switching from comfortable technologies. Understand what BIM means for you and your practice, learn strategies to maximize the benefits, minimize the problems and add your name to the success story.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn what to expect with implementing BIM in your office.
    2. When creating your Framework, learn where to focus your efforts; how to set yourself up to gain with most benefits quickly.
    3. Leverage the benefits of your smaller firm; get to your goals quicker than the rest.

    Categories: General (multi-discipline), Practice Leaders Stream, BIM Management

    Level: All Levels

    This class is allocated to the Practice Leaders Stream for Practice Leaders.
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    LAB: Lighting Design and Analysis in Revit using ElumTools (Class Seating)
    Speaker: Daniel Stine
    Point-by-point luminance calculations are finally available within Revit using ElumTools. This session will look at project and luminaire set up requirements, and issues related to the light source and photometry. Attendees will learn how to perform calculations, adjust materials for reflectance, and create effective schedules. Plus exciting new features!

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Execution of an accurate calculation of illuminance (fc or lux) on a surface or work plane using ElumTools in Revit
    2. Understand how ElumTools works with spaces, photometry and reflectance
    3. Learn to use exciting new features recently made available

    Categories: Architecture, MEP, Analysis

    Level: Intermediate
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    LAB: Lighting Design and Analysis in Revit using ElumTools (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: Daniel Stine
    Point-by-point luminance calculations are finally available within Revit using ElumTools. This session will look at project and luminaire set up requirements, and issues related to the light source and photometry. Attendees will learn how to perform calculations, adjust materials for reflectance, and create effective schedules. Plus exciting new features!

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Execution of an accurate calculation of illuminance (fc or lux) on a surface or work plane using ElumTools in Revit
    2. Understand how ElumTools works with spaces, photometry and reflectance
    3. Learn to use exciting new features recently made available

    Categories: Architecture, MEP, Analysis

    Level: Intermediate
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    LAB: Tips and Tricks to Make Your Autodesk® Revit® Drawings and Presentations Look Great! (Class)
    Speaker: Steven Shell
    This class will show you how to get the most out of the powerful graphic features of the software and incorporate all of the exiting new features in Revit 2014. Learn valuable tips and tricks and time-proven visualization techniques to make your drawings look great and communicate better than ever!

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Explore and take full advantage of powerful basic and advanced graphic tools and capabilities in Revit as well as integrating time-proven techniques to make your construction documents communicate better and look as beautiful as they are smart
    2. Use a variety of presentation techniques to help develop your own artistic style
    3. Learn unique out-of-the-box tips and tricks to prepare presentations more quickly and better than ever

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

    Level: All Levels
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    LAB: Tips and Tricks to Make Your Autodesk® Revit® Drawings and Presentations Look Great! (Gallery)
    Speaker: Steven Shell
    This class will show you how to get the most out of the powerful graphic features of the software and incorporate all of the exiting new features in Revit 2014. Learn valuable tips and tricks and time-proven visualization techniques to make your drawings look great and communicate better than ever!

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Explore and take full advantage of powerful basic and advanced graphic tools and capabilities in Revit as well as integrating time-proven techniques to make your construction documents communicate better and look as beautiful as they are smart
    2. Use a variety of presentation techniques to help develop your own artistic style
    3. Learn unique out-of-the-box tips and tricks to prepare presentations more quickly and better than ever

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

    Level: All Levels
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Laser Scanning: Real World Uses
    Speaker: Tate Jones
    How do you manage a billion points? In this session, attendees will learn everything they need to know about laser scanning, photogrammetry and other simple technologies to document asbuilt conditions and turn them into BIM models, including some of the common myths and misconceptions, and hard learned best practices.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how and when to use 3D laser scanning as a precise asbuilt condition tool and become and expert in talking to services providers and clients.
    2. Learn how to take the mystery out of Laser scanning and understand how to specify scan requirements for your projects, deliverables and accuracy of laser surveys.
    3. Learn how to use close range photogrammetry along with other techno tools to collect and enhance asbuilt information to provide quicker, cheaper BIM models of asbuilt conditions.

    Categories: Architecture, General (multi-discipline), BIM Management

    Level: Expert (Guru)

    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Rebar Modeling in Revit: Can You Model All Reinforcement?
    Speaker: Håvard Vasshaug

    This course will explain the advanced Revit reinforcement tools you need to master to be able to deliver detailed, complete and accurate reinforcement design for construction. We will look at how to deal with the most common concrete elements as well as specialized structures such as curved walls and post tensioned slabs, utilizing everything from Detail Components, Standard Rebar and Adaptive Components.


    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Use Revit as an efficient modeling tool for all concrete reinforcement
    2. Customize advanced Revit rebar schedules for variable use
    3. Utilize rebar models in construction

    Categories: Structure

    Level: Advanced
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Size Matters: Learn to Scale Families in Revit Part 2
    Speaker: Marcello Sgambelluri
    If you think this class is just about scaling families, think again! 

    This class is jam packed with methods on how to scale, of course, but also how to morph families and how to model, from scratch, complex families including the Revit Cow and the Revit Pumpkin. 

    There is so much content in this class that it had to be divided into two Parts! 

    Part 1 of this class will present how to scale families using two scaling methods. The first scaling method will use characteristics of a spline. The second method will use a planting family. Part 1 will also use the Revit Cow and other families as examples; therefore Part 1 will also show how to model the Revit Cow.    

    Part 2 of this class will present how to scale families using two more scaling methods. The first method in this class will use characteristics of the adaptive component points. The last method will use points hosted onto curves. Part 2 will also set up the framework to morph a family in Revit since morphing a family is just the flip side of scaling a family in Revit it’s easy to do! The Revit Pumpkin will be used as one of the examples of how to scale and morph a family and therefore Part 2 will also show how to model the Revit Pumpkin.    You do not need to attend both sessions however the methods presented in these lectures will be simple, efficient, practical, unique and fun! 

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn scaling methods 1 and 2 and learn how and when and why to apply them to different types of families
    2. Learn scaling methods 3 and 4 and learn how and when and why to apply them to different types of families
    3. Learn the principles to morph families in Revit.

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

    Level: Expert (Guru)
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    What? Civil has BIM too? Incorporating the Civil Team in your BIM Workflow
    Speaker: Brian Levendowski
    Co-Speaker: Shawn Zirbes
    Wonder how to get those site designs from Civil Engineers to come in properly? Struggle with how to efficiently share your building models with Civil Engineers? Sick of wasting time exchanging and reformatting data from and for the Civil Engineer with every design iteration?

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand what data types Civil Engineers are creating in AutoCAD Civil 3D, including how to request the correct data for import into Revit.
    2. Learn to successfully import and efficiently incorporate site topographies and designs created from AutoCAD Civil 3D into Revit, including how to consistently line up the building and site designs.
    3. Learn how to properly export Revit models in preferred formats for use by Civil Engineers in AutoCAD Civil 3D..

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

    Level: Intermediate
     

    Session 8

    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Beyond Buildings: BIM Planning for Infrastructure Projects
    Speaker: Justin James
    So you have a project with multiple software users from all walks of life at different skill levels, now what? You will need to get the whole team on the same page, but how? It takes hard work, patience and a lot of communication, come and see how we managed.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Project partnering skills
    2. Collaborating through a Project Execution Plan
    3. Creating a WIN WIN situation within your teams

    Categories: General (multi-discipline), BIM Management, Construction/Fabrication

    Level: All Levels
    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Coordination for Small Firms, Clashing and Beyond Without Navisworks
    Speaker: Michael McCune
    This course will cover the ability to use other resources than Navisworks for coordination. This class will cover how Tekla BIMsight can be used for coordination and how you can go beyond simple clashing towards design and model checking with Solibri. This class will also cover the workflow to go from Revit to these resources for coordination.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Gain insight into the tools available for coordination that are both advantageous and affordable for small firms.
    2. Learn how to check model quality and validate design criteria.
    3. Discover how to take advantage of the models and the information that you produce.

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

    Level: All Levels
    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Implementing the AEC (CAN) BIM Protocol
    Speaker: Bruce McCallum
    The presentation will introduce the documents that make up the AEC(CAN) BIM Protocol including a specific document for Revit, a Model Validation Checklist, BIM Execution Plan, and Model Matrix. Best practices for implementing in your firm will be presented with examples of some changes.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand the BIM Protocol documents available from CanBIM and AEC(UK).
    2. Implement the BIM Protocol in your firm.

    Categories: General (multi-discipline), Practice Leaders Stream, BIM Management

    Level: All Levels

    This class is allocated to the Practice Leaders Stream for Practice Leaders.
    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    LAB: Creating Intelligent Details in Revit (Class Seating)
    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: General (multi-discipline), BIM Management, Construction/Fabrication

    Level: Intermediate
    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    LAB: Creating Intelligent Details in Revit (Gallery Seating)
    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    LAB: Revit Add-Ins 123, You Can Do It (Part A) (Class Seating)
    Speaker: Don Rudder
    Hands-On Lab where you will learn the essentials for creating, installing, and debugging your own custom add-ins. If you have ever been interested in .NET programming for Revit and just didn't know where to start, this class is just for you.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand the fundamentals of and how to install an add-in
    2. Build a custom command and learn how to actively debug your code
    3. Build a custom application with event handers and ribbon customization for accessing your custom command

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

    Level: Intermediate
    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    LAB: Revit Add-Ins 123, You Can Do It (Part A) (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: Don Rudder
    Hands-On Lab where you will learn the essentials for creating, installing, and debugging your own custom add-ins. If you have ever been interested in .NET programming for Revit and just didn't know where to start, this class is just for you.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand the fundamentals of and how to install an add-in
    2. Build a custom command and learn how to actively debug your code
    3. Build a custom application with event handers and ribbon customization for accessing your custom command

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

    Level: Intermediate
    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Rapid Energy Analysis with Revit MEP - Reality or Dream
    Speaker: Alan Jackson
    We cover various workflows and software utilized to perform energy analysis with Revit including eQuest & EnergyPlus. Topics will cover conceptual analysis through the detailed modeling phase. Key emphasis will be placed on the continuation of the data stream throughout the modeling phases to speed up the entire process.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand the tools available for Energy Analysis that support interoperability with Revit MEP.
    2. Learn about the various methods that are available for energy analysis when using Revit MEP including early stage conceptual analysis up to more detailed analysis for LEED, ASHRAE and local compliance.
    3. Understand the limitations of this process compared to traditional building energy modeling (BEM).

    Categories: Architecture, MEP, Analysis

    Level: Advanced
    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Structural Analysis on a Cloud-enabled Mobile Device
    Speaker: Aaron Maller
    This Forum is opens the discussion for new ways to analyze and synthesize structural design for optimal performance. Attendees will have the chance to perform Revit structural analysis live on a cloud-enabled mobile device. This will be followed by a discussion regarding best practices for analysis.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how to perform structural analysis on the Autodesk 360 cloud
    2. Experience hands-on design mobility on a cloud-enabled mobile device
    3. Discuss best practices for modeling and preparing the BIM model for analysis

    Categories: Structure, Analysis

    Level: All Levels
     

    Session 9

    2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Applying Math and Logic to Facade Design
    Speaker: Helen Gorina
    Mathematical and logical approach to Revit content. Automating documentation. Rapid design iterations. Interaction between the facade and building envelope. Building your toolbelt. Building rigs for qualitative analysis in Vasari. Finding or building the right tool for the job. All in context of case studies of award winning projects.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Master the use of shared parameters to create synergy between different parts of a building
    2. Create complex behaviors in Revit using math and logic
    3. Pick the right tool for the job and teach it new tricks

    Categories: Architecture, Analysis, Third Party Tools

    Level: Advanced
    2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Beauty is Only Skin Deep - QA/QC in a BIM World
    Speaker: Dimitri Harvalias
    A BIM delivery process will alter, but can ultimately enhance traditional Quality Assurance and Quality Control procedures for design professionals. This session will focus on how practical workflows and functionality inherent in Revit can be leveraged to test and validate models to ensure the quality and integrity of design data.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. A greater understanding of how changing delivery methods affect traditional roles and workflows
    2. Increased awareness of the importance of not just what you see but what is actually contained in the model
    3. A change in QA/QC approach that lets the model tell you what it contains rather than demanding that you find what it doesn’t contain

    Categories: General (multi-discipline), Practice Leaders, BIM Management

    Level: Intermediate

    This class is allocated to the Practice Leaders Stream for Practice Leaders.
    2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
    BIM Guy Meets Spec Guy: Integrating Specifications into the Collaborative Process
    Speaker: Brian Payne
    While Revit has transformed the process of creating construction drawings, construction specifications have yet to benefit from the changes occurring in the industry in the same way. Learn how building information modeling and specification writing software are impacting the way design professionals can collaborate and efficiently produce quality construction documents.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand the benefits and challenges of integrating Revit into the specification writing process.
    2. Learn modeling techniques to help improve your Revit component's ability to communicate with specification writing software.
    3. Understand new processes for increased collaboration within project teams using Revit and specification writing software.

    Categories: Architecture

    Level: Intermediate
    2:30 PM  -  3:45 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.

    Categories: Architecture, Structure

    Level: Intermediate
    2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
    LAB: Navisworks for Designers and Engineers (Class Seating)
    Speaker: Jarrod Baumann
    Navisworks Manage is a great tool for communicating and sharing design ideas, identifying conflicts, and winning new business. In this hands-on lab, you will learn the fundamentals of Autodesk Navisworks Manage. You will learn to navigate the model, and you will return from RTC better armed for approaching project challenges.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Aggregate your information into a single model for review
    2. Use sectioning tools to better explore models
    3. Use Clash Detective to find problems before they happen

    Categories: Construction/Fabrication

    Level: Intermediate
    2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
    LAB: Navisworks for Designers and Engineers (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: Jarrod Baumann
    Navisworks Manage is a great tool for communicating and sharing design ideas, identifying conflicts, and winning new business. In this hands-on lab, you will learn the fundamentals of Autodesk Navisworks Manage. You will learn to navigate the model, and you will return from RTC better armed for approaching project challenges.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Aggregate your information into a single model for review
    2. Use sectioning tools to better explore models
    3. Use Clash Detective to find problems before they happen

    Categories: Construction/Fabrication

    Level: Intermediate
    2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
    LAB: Revit Add-Ins 123, You Can Do It (Part B) (Class Seating)
    Speaker: Don Rudder
    Hands-On Lab where you will learn the essentials for creating, installing, and debugging your own custom add-ins. If you have ever been interested in .NET programming for Revit and just didn't know where to start, this class is just for you.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand the fundamentals of and how to install an add-in
    2. Build a custom command and learn how to actively debug your code
    3. Build a custom application with event handers and ribbon customization for accessing your custom command

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

    Level: Intermediate
    2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
    LAB: Revit Add-Ins 123, You Can Do It (Part B) (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: Don Rudder
    Hands-On Lab where you will learn the essentials for creating, installing, and debugging your own custom add-ins. If you have ever been interested in .NET programming for Revit and just didn't know where to start, this class is just for you.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand the fundamentals of and how to install an add-in
    2. Build a custom command and learn how to actively debug your code
    3. Build a custom application with event handers and ribbon customization for accessing your custom command

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

    Level: Intermediate
    2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Solutions for Revit MEP BIM Managers
    Speaker: Ed Hannabas
    The persons attending this class need a basic knowledge of REVIT MEP and should be at least a project manager. Primary learning objectives are: 1. The development of MEP templates. 2. The ability to develop a BIM execution plan. 3. The ability to manage the MEP workflow.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. The development MEP templates.
    2. The ability to develop a BIM execution plan.
    3. The ability to manage the MEP workflow.

    Categories: MEP

    Level: Intermediate
     

    Session 10

    4:15 PM  -  5:30 PM
    102 Panels at 300 feet
    Speaker: Martin Taurer
    Complete design to fabrication process documentation showing a sample project that is now nearing completion.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Utilizing imported geometry and the possible pitfalls
    2. Managing large, highly detailed models
    3. Coordinating deliverables for documentation and digital fabrication

    Categories: Structure, Construction/Fabrication

    Level: Intermediate
    4:15 PM  -  5:30 PM
    BIM Transition in North America: Past and Present
    Speaker: Robert Manna
    Co-Speaker: Lee Miller
    The panel will discuss the shift in the design industry that began with CAD, and the impact that a versatile piece of software named Revit had in finally demonstrating to a large market segment the true potential for Computer Aided Design and BIM. We will also discuss what has actually changed in the industry and what has not.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Why the transition necessary.
    2. What continues to motivate practice leaders to drive change.
    3. What has changed, what has not, what remains.

    Categories: Practice Leaders, BIM Management

    This class is allocated to the Practice Leaders Stream for Practice Leaders.

    4:15 PM  -  5:30 PM
    BIMteractive: Pushing the Boundaries of Traditional Walkthroughs
    Speaker: Leo Salce
    Co-Speaker: Peter Marchese
    Have you ever wanted to interact with your Revit models in a more immersive environment? Have the ability to interact with building elements through a video game like navigation? Gain additional control features through non-traditional devices, such as Game Controllers, Kinect, IPAD, etc…?Then wonder no more.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand how to utilize your production Revit models for marketing and presentation purposes through less traditional workflows
    2. Learn the benefits to having a more interactive method of communicating designs and winning new business
    3. Learn a practical workflow for integrating your Revit models in a game engine environment for producing interactive navigation and understand the challenges and how to overcome them in order to effectively leverage the power of the Unity Game Engine

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

    Level: Advanced
    4:15 PM  -  5:30 PM
    How to Survive Using Revit MEP for Major Renovation Work
    Speaker: Jason Boehning
    In this session, you will see that modeling existing conditions in Revit can be as quick as doing it in AutoCAD. This will expedite the new design process. By performing all of the work in Revit, you will have better collaboration and maintain your company standards while improving productivity.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Model existing conditions quickly and accurately.
    2. Use existing conditions in Revit to produce better designs in less time.
    3. Manage phases and phase filters to control the display of drawings to match company standards.

    Categories: MEP, BIM Management

    Level: Intermediate
    4:15 PM  -  5:30 PM
    LAB: Stairs and Railings: Tearing Them Down to Put Them Back Together! (Class Seating)
    Speaker: Adam Thomas
    Users will be presented with a new way of looking at “Stairs by Sketch” digging deeply into understanding what Revit wants to take full advantage of the frustrating nuances and parameters we are faced with. Users will leave smiling with a new outlook on Stairs and Railings!

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Break down the Stair and Railing properties to better understand how Revit Stairs behave.
    2. Put the pieces back together in order to create beautiful, stress free Stairs and Railings.
    3. Understand how to push the Stair and Railing parameters beyond their preconceived boundaries.

    Categories: Architecture, General (multi-discipline), BIM Management

    Level: Intermediate
    4:15 PM  -  5:30 PM
    LAB: Stairs and Railings: Tearing Them Down to Put Them Back Together! (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: Adam Thomas
    Users will be presented with a new way of looking at “Stairs by Sketch” digging deeply into understanding what Revit wants to take full advantage of the frustrating nuances and parameters we are faced with. Users will leave smiling with a new outlook on Stairs and Railings!

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Break down the Stair and Railing properties to better understand how Revit Stairs behave.
    2. Put the pieces back together in order to create beautiful, stress free Stairs and Railings.
    3. Understand how to push the Stair and Railing parameters beyond their preconceived boundaries.

    Categories: Architecture, General (multi-discipline), BIM Management

    Level: Intermediate
    4:15 PM  -  5:30 PM
    LAB: Undocumented: Family Editor (Class Seating)
    Speaker: Jose Fandos
    Undocumented: Family Editor. Learn and share undocumented features, workarounds, advanced topics and best practices for building Revit families.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how to overcome apparent limitations within the Revit Family Editor
    2. Discuss best practices for controlling geometry, reference lines and reference planes
    3. Learn some of the best undocumented features within the Revit Family Editor

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

    Level: Expert (Guru)
    4:15 PM  -  5:30 PM
    LAB: Undocumented: Family Editor (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: Jose Fandos
    Undocumented: Family Editor. Learn and share undocumented features, workarounds, advanced topics and best practices for building Revit families.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how to overcome apparent limitations within the Revit Family Editor
    2. Discuss best practices for controlling geometry, reference lines and reference planes
    3. Learn some of the best undocumented features within the Revit Family Editor

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

    Level: Expert (Guru)
    4:15 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Reality Capture: An Open Forum
    Speaker: Kelly Cone & Panel

    Modern Reality Capture has been commonplace in our sister industries for decades. Until recently, most of these techniques worked at very large scales, or very small scales. This panel of experts will discuss the reality capture trends in the AEC industry. We will examine the history of captures, the current procedures, emerging technologies and will discuss the very real future vision of this technology.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand past trends in Reality Capture and how this relates to current limitations in AEC applications
    2. Discuss practical applications of Reality Capture technologies on real-world projects now
    3. Plan for upcoming trends in Reality Capture and how these might affect your workflows

    Categories: Construction/Fabrication, Operations and Maintenance

    Level: All Levels
     
    7:00 PM  -  10:00 PM
    Friday Evening Function, Proudly Sponsored by IMAGINiT Technologies

    Proudly Sponsored by: IMAGINiT Logo
    Friday 12 July 2013
    7:00pm - 10:00pm
     
    Unwind from Day 2 of the Conference with a relaxed buffet dinner at the Vancouver Aquarium. Bring your family and explore Canada's largest aquarium offering over 50,000 animals and unique opportunities to come up close with some of the world's most elusive creatures. Includes Dinner and beverages, entrance into the aquarium and transfers between the hotel and aquarium.
     
    Dress: Casual
     
     
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    Session 11

    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    It's Alive! How to Connect Real-World Environmental Data to a BIM
    Speaker: Lillian Smith
    Co-Speaker: Matt Jezyk
    Using Energy Analysis for Revit, Autodesk© Vasari, Dynamo and physical sensors, this class will teach you to collect, mine and display environmental data for these or your own devious purposes. - Extract environmental data from energy analysis results and visualize the results - Use Arduino physical sensors to control a parametric model

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Leverage available climate data to create project guidelines and presentations
    2. Extract environmental data from energy analysis results and visualize the results using excel and other graphing tools. Drive analysis result data back into a parametric model using visual programming
    3. Drive Arduino physical sensor data collected from outside inputs into a visual programming tool and then control a parametric model

    Categories: Architecture, MEP, Analysis

    Level: Advanced
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    LAB: A Match Made In Revit: Hardscape Meets Landscape (Part A) (Class Seating)
    Speaker: Marcello Sgambelluri
    This lab will show step by step instruction on how to build straight walls, curved walls, sidewalks, curbs, stairs, planters, roads and other hardscape elements to follow the exact shape of any site topography. No 3rd party programs, API programming, or other programs will be used in this lab!

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how to create curved and straight walls that follow the shape of site topography
    2. Learn how to create curved and straight sidewalks and other hardscape that follow the shape of site topography
    3. Learn how to use functionality within Revit to model hardscape on site topography

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

    Level: Intermediate
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    LAB: A Match Made In Revit: Hardscape Meets Landscape (Part A) (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: Marcello Sgambelluri
    This lab will show step by step instruction on how to build straight walls, curved walls, sidewalks, curbs, stairs, planters, roads and other hardscape elements to follow the exact shape of any site topography. No 3rd party programs, API programming, or other programs will be used in this lab!

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how to create curved and straight walls that follow the shape of site topography
    2. Learn how to create curved and straight sidewalks and other hardscape that follow the shape of site topography
    3. Learn how to use functionality within Revit to model hardscape on site topography

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

    Level: Intermediate
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    LAB: Leveraging Schedules for Facilities Management (Class Seating)
    Speaker: Clyne Curtis
    Learn to leverage your Revit project data for Facilities and Asset Management using schedules and external databases!

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how to enhance your project schedules for managing facilities.
    2. Explore creating project and shared parameters to control data.
    3. Link your Revit project to an external database for project management.

    Categories: Architecture, BIM Management, Operations and Maintenance

    Level: Intermediate
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    LAB: Leveraging Schedules for Facilities Management (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: Clyne Curtis
    Learn to leverage your Revit project data for Facilities and Asset Management using schedules and external databases!

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how to enhance your project schedules for managing facilities.
    2. Explore creating project and shared parameters to control data.
    3. Link your Revit project to an external database for project management.

    Categories: Architecture, BIM Management, Operations and Maintenance

    Level: Intermediate
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Making Revit Server Work on a Jobsite...Without a Revit Server
    Speaker: Aaron Maller
    Configuring a laptop to be both: On the move, synced with the office libraries, and able to access workshared files in the office without RDP, and without a separate Accelerator Server.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn about enabling a dual purpose workstation (End user terminal and Revit Accelerator Server), for mobile access to Office Central Files.
    2. Learn about enabling third party addins to run from remote locations (networked), for ease of updating remote machines.
    3. Learn about Content Management solutions for machines outside of offices (on jobsites).

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

    Level: All Levels
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Mastering Materials; Getting What You Want From Revit
    Speaker: Daniel Stine
    Attendees with learn to create and manage accurate materials in Autodesk Revit. We will cover several built-in features to accurately represent tiles, brick, concrete walk, wood, art glass and more. Creating tileable custom textures and bump maps will also be presented. Plus, creating material parameters and fill patterns, and more.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how to add a bump map to create more realistic looking render materials
    2. Understand how to create custom material parameter and paint it on a surface in the family editor
    3. Understand what the related changes are for Revit 2014 (if any)

    Categories: Architecture, BIM Management, Visualization

    Level: Intermediate
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Structural Design for Architects - Custom Trusses and Canopies and More
    Speaker: Brian Mackey

    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Success Story: Clearing up Revit Collaboration and Automation
    Speaker: Joe Eichenseer
    Co-Speakers: Clay Starr & Beau Turner
    Sponsored by IMAGINiT Technologies

    Learn how RTKL and others are using IMAGINiT Clarity and Clarity Workshare to unlock the data from their Revit models to share with non-Revit users, without the need to continually export and import information. Our team will showcase how Clarity can provide valuable information to all project stakeholders.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    Upon completion of this presentation, you will understand
    1. Ways you can improve your BIM Process by sharing information with non-Revit users
    2. Items that can be automated using IMAGINiT Clarity and Clarity Workshare
    3. How firms are using IMAGINiT Clarity to provide value to their clients.

    Categories: Third Party Tools

    Level: All Levels
     

    Session 12

    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Construction Sequencing: Visual Representation in Extreme and Unusual Environments
    Speaker: Johnny Ramirios
    Co-Speaker: Margarito Garcia
    The challenge of the course is to demonstrate users how to assemble a 3D construction environment in Revit that mimics a real world conflict and create visual, dynamic and expressive illustrations and animations that conveys the idea through the process of construction sequencing.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Detail a 3D construction environment.
    2. Diagram an effective visual illustration on a real-world jobsite.
    3. Create a simple process of sequence diagrams and animations.

    Categories: Structure, General (multi-discipline), Visualization

    Level: All Levels
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Deconstructing Over the Top Revit MEP Families
    Speaker: Plamen Hristov
    This class will deconstruct complex Revit families and go over the challenges and techniques of creating such families.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how to create a family that autosizes itself based on the connected CFM
    2. Learn how to calculate and display air throw on diffuser families
    3. Learn how to control the offset of electrical families in plan view for documentation clarity

    Categories: MEP

    Level: Expert (Guru)
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    LAB: A Match Made in Revit: Hardscape Meets Landscape (Part B) (Class Seating)
    Speaker: Marcello Sgambelluri
    This lab will show step by step instruction on how to build straight walls, curved walls, sidewalks, curbs, stairs, planters, roads and other hardscape elements to follow the exact shape of any site topography. No 3rd party programs, API programming, or other programs will be used in this lab!

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how to create curved and straight walls that follow the shape of site topography
    2. Learn how to create curved and straight sidewalks and other hardscape that follow the shape of site topography
    3. Learn how to use functionality within Revit to model hardscape on site topography

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

    Level: Intermediate
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    LAB: A Match Made in Revit: Hardscape Meets Landscape (Part B) (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: Marcello Sgambelluri
    This lab will show step by step instruction on how to build straight walls, curved walls, sidewalks, curbs, stairs, planters, roads and other hardscape elements to follow the exact shape of any site topography. No 3rd party programs, API programming, or other programs will be used in this lab!

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how to create curved and straight walls that follow the shape of site topography
    2. Learn how to create curved and straight sidewalks and other hardscape that follow the shape of site topography
    3. Learn how to use functionality within Revit to model hardscape on site topography

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

    Level: Intermediate
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    LAB: State of Play: Parametric Tools and Computational Toys with Autodesk Vasari (Class Seating)
    Speaker: Zach Kron
    Co-Speaker: Matt Jezyk
    Using the parametric capabilities of Vasari and/or Revit, you can create lamps, books, cards, sculptures, and other memorable presents for your family. These lessons will have the benefit of honing your model making and presentation skills. · Understand various methods to output for fabrication · Harness Revit to explore abstract ideas.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand various methods to output for personal fabrication and how to choose the appropriate method. See how parametric replacement capabilities can be leveraged to optimize for various small scale fabrication techniques.
    2. Reclaim the connection between work and home by using professional tools for “fun”.
    3. Harness the core parametric engine of Revit to explore abstract ideas.

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

    Level: Advanced
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    LAB: State of Play: Parametric Tools and Computational Toys with Autodesk Vasari (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: Zach Kron
    Co-Speaker: Matt Jezyk
    Using the parametric capabilities of Vasari and/or Revit, you can create lamps, books, cards, sculptures, and other memorable presents for your family. These lessons will have the benefit of honing your model making and presentation skills. · Understand various methods to output for fabrication · Harness Revit to explore abstract ideas.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand various methods to output for personal fabrication and how to choose the appropriate method. See how parametric replacement capabilities can be leveraged to optimize for various small scale fabrication techniques.
    2. Reclaim the connection between work and home by using professional tools for “fun”.
    3. Harness the core parametric engine of Revit to explore abstract ideas.

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

    Level: Advanced
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    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
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Outside the Factory: Recent work with Permasteelisa
    Speaker: Greg Demchak
    Greg Demchak spent 12 years working on Revit, and is now implementing aspects of it at major curtain wall manufacture. How can Revit be leveraged for estimating jobs? This class explores how to use massing, adaptive components, schedules, and some custom API to generate facade take-off models.  Learn the ins-and-outs of making a curtain panel that can report its critical dimensions, see some things to watch out for, and also understand how the API can be used to fill in functional gaps.

    Key Learning Outcomes:


    1. Learn how a curtain wall sub-contractor builds Revit models


    2. The difference between a concept model and a fabrication model


    3. Tips and tricks on working with adaptive components/pattern-based components


    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Principles of Data Management: Revit and Beyond
    Speaker: Tom Dorner
    Going from graphics to a data centric BIM approach, the basic principles of management need to be understood and applied to BIM. In this class, Tom will leverage his in-depth understanding of Revit and databases providing you with the knowledge needed to effectively deal with data in your project.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand the basic rules of data management from the database industry and how they apply to the AEC industry.
    2. Learn the concepts of primary key and complex data relationships to better understand the role data plays in your project.
    3. Understand the types of Revit data and how it compares to standard database types of data providing you with a better understanding of how to structure your Revit data for the project lifecycle.

    Categories: Architecture, BIM Management, Operations and Maintenance

    Level: Intermediate
     

    Session 13

    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Improving Preconstruction Site Logistics Using Revit
    Speaker: Ayse Polat
    Using Revit as a construction management tool and 3D site logistics for permits - a new way of improving preconstruction and construction process.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Using Revit for pre-construction and construction site logistics as well as 3D site safety permit applications for large scale projects.
    2. Revit phasing tool, Model management and Visualization
    3. Revit collaboration

    Categories: BIM Management, Construction/Fabrication, Visualization

    Level: Intermediate
    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    LAB: Think of the Possibilities: Getting Creative with Schedules (Class seating)
    Speaker: Amy Manning
    This course will demonstrate a creative approach to scheduling that will help you to organize and manage your Revit project successfully. Learn to use the scheduling tools to make powerful, reliable, and even graphically appealing schedules.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn to use the formatting and appearance features to create visually appealing schedules
    2. Find out the power of the multi-category schedule when QCing your project
    3. Learn formula and parameter techniques that will make your schedules more powerful than ever

    Categories: Architecture, General (multi-discipline), BIM Management

    Level: Advanced
    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    LAB: Think of the Possibilities: Getting Creative with Schedules (Gallery seating)
    Speaker: Amy Manning
    This course will demonstrate a creative approach to scheduling that will help you to organize and manage your Revit project successfully. Learn to use the scheduling tools to make powerful, reliable, and even graphically appealing schedules.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn to use the formatting and appearance features to create visually appealing schedules
    2. Find out the power of the multi-category schedule when QCing your project
    3. Learn formula and parameter techniques that will make your schedules more powerful than ever

    Categories: Architecture, General (multi-discipline), BIM Management

    Level: Advanced
    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Managing Revit with Spaceport America
    Speaker: Mathew Miller
    Using Spaceport America the Mos Eiles of the United States as a back drop this course will discuss managing the productivity of a Building model. Discover a way to maintain project continuity as team members move on and off projects. Look at the role of a Model Manager.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Objective: Learn how to manage the productivity of the model
    2. Objective: Understand the data exchange process between different and sometimes competing software
    3. Objective: To understand how assigning work in a BIM workflow differs from a traditional workflow

    Categories: Architecture, General (multi-discipline), BIM Management

    Level: Intermediate
    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Revit MEP to Pipe & Duct Fabrication - Planning & Preparation
    Speaker: Jim Reis
    Revit MEP to Fabrication - A Process overview and planning guide.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn the steps involved in the Revit MEP to Fabrication process from start to finish.
    2. Set clear expectations of what can and can't be expected from the Revit MEP to Fabrication process.
    3. Learn issues and items for consideration when planning your Revit MEWP to Fabrication process.

    Categories: MEP, BIM Management, Construction/Fabrication

    Level: All Levels
    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Structural Forum
    Speaker: David Harrington, Desiree Mackey and other panalists
    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Success Story: SAIC Case Study: Project Collaboration via Private Cloud in Action
    Speaker: Joseph Joseph
    Co-Speaker: Chris France
    Sponsored by Advance2000

    Growing complexity of projects and a distributed design and construction team are no longer the exception - they are the rule. This case study will describe how twenty Design and Construction personnel sitting in several US states worked in real-time for the first time to deliver a large, complex project.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. How to recognize the problem/need for real-time collaboration
    2. Best practices for coordinating several firms that are collaborating in real-time for the first time
    3. Practical issues that need to be addressed for a successful cloud collaboration

    Categories: Architecture, Structure, MEP, Civil, General (multi-discipline) BIM Management & Construction/Fabrication

    Level: All Levels
     
    2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Success Story: Collaboration, Coordination and Closeout: An Overview of VEO™ by Read|Thomas LLC
    Speakers: Phil Read & Adam Thomas
     

    Session 14

    2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Connecting the Dots - Families, Templates, Schedules, Parameters and Standards
    Speaker: Don Bokmiller
    Co-Speakers: Joel Londenberg & Jarrod Baumann
    Describe the best practices that link the individual Revit components of any firm into a well-oiled machine. Each piece should feed and complement the other to fulfill the desired standards of the firm. Naming conventions for families, parameters, views line types etc. should be covered along with how parameters link to scheduling. Differing views on a heavy or light template. Discuss from a user’s point of view for ease of use.

    Categories: MEP, BIM Management

    Level: Intermediate
    2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
    LAB: Think of the Possibilities: Getting Creative with Schedules (Class seating)
    Speaker: Amy Manning
    This course will demonstrate a creative approach to scheduling that will help you to organize and manage your Revit project successfully. Learn to use the scheduling tools to make powerful, reliable, and even graphically appealing schedules.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn to use the formatting and appearance features to create visually appealing schedules
    2. Find out the power of the multi-category schedule when QCing your project
    3. Learn formula and parameter techniques that will make your schedules more powerful than ever

    Categories: Architecture, General (multi-discipline), BIM Management

    Level: Advanced
    2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
    LAB: Think of the Possibilities: Getting Creative with Schedules (Gallery seating)
    Speaker: Amy Manning
    This course will demonstrate a creative approach to scheduling that will help you to organize and manage your Revit project successfully. Learn to use the scheduling tools to make powerful, reliable, and even graphically appealing schedules.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn to use the formatting and appearance features to create visually appealing schedules
    2. Find out the power of the multi-category schedule when QCing your project
    3. Learn formula and parameter techniques that will make your schedules more powerful than ever

    Categories: Architecture, General (multi-discipline), BIM Management

    Level: Advanced
    2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
    LAB: Using Conditional Formatting to Aid in Modeling and Design (Class Seating)
    Speaker: Desiree Mackey
    This session will demonstrate various applications of conditional formatting that are useful in specifically Revit Structure models. Examples will include columns that change colors when under designed, a method for creating a top of footing elevation tag, and more.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how to use conditional formatting in schedules
    2. Learn how to use conditional formatting to aid in structural design
    3. Learn how to use conditional formatting in families for structural engineering applications

    Categories: Structure

    Level: Advanced
    2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
    LAB: Using Conditional Formatting to Aid in Modeling and Design (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: Desiree Mackey
    This session will demonstrate various applications of conditional formatting that are useful in specifically Revit Structure models. Examples will include columns that change colors when under designed, a method for creating a top of footing elevation tag, and more.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how to use conditional formatting in schedules
    2. Learn how to use conditional formatting to aid in structural design
    3. Learn how to use conditional formatting in families for structural engineering applications

    Categories: Structure

    Level: Advanced
    2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Leveraging Lumion for Next-Gen Visualization
    Speaker: Adam Sheather
    2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Managing and Validating Complex Building Programs in Early Design Stages
    Speaker: Mark Wieringa
    When faced with a complex bill of demands for a large building you want to have a tool in Revit that will make it possible to manage a large array of rooms without constant remodelling walls and replacing rooms. Add custom calculation and visualizations and you need custom roomboxes.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Comfortably manage a large building brief
    2. Validating data is essential for large data sets, keeps reviewing changes to a minimum

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

    Level: Advanced
    2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Revit/ BIM in Mining Projects
    Speaker: Lina El-Khoury
    Co-Speakers: Steve Meyer, Hung Nguyen & Guillaume Bouvard
    Learn from BIM pitfalls, BIM education and the overcome of the riddles such as: • Training Revit and other 3D BIM products. • Developing models that portray specialized mining equipment. • Implementing Revit in the office while several large projects are still in progress using AutoCAD. • Collaborating between Inventor, CadWorx and Revit.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how to use and manage Workflow of BIM in mining projects
    2. Learn how to collaborating between Autodesk Inventor, CadWorx, Revit and Civil3D.
    3. Learn how to implementing Revit in the office while several large projects are still in progress using AutoCAD.

    Categories: Structure, General (multi-discipline), BIM Management

    Level: All Levels
     

    Session 15

    4:15 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Glorious Gadgets, proudly sponsored by The ANT Group & Wrap up
    Speakers: Jim Balding, Chris Needham and Wesley Benn
     
    7:00 PM  -  11:00 PM
    Gala Dinner, Proudly Sponsored by Bentley Systems

    Proudly Sponsored by: Bentley-Logo_RGB
    Saturday 13 July 2013

    7:00pm - 11:00pm

    The Conference will go out with a bang at the Gala Dinner. Guests will enjoy a 3 course meal and beverages from 7:00pm - 11:00pm. Awards will kick start the evening followed by live entertainment by Burlington Rail.
     
    Dress: Semi-Formal 
     
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