We are now seeking abstracts from individuals interested in speaking at RTC Australasia 2014. Increase your profile in the industry - speak at RTC! This is your opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise to the top BIM users in the industry, to share, and to learn through face to face interaction with the BIM Community.
Online abstract submissions close on Monday 14 October 2013.
Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the RTC Committee. Abstracts will be approved on their merit, within the conference’s time and resource constraints. Successful applicants will present in either a 75 minute session or a 75 minute or 150 minute lab (these timeframes are a guide only and are subject to change until the program is finalised). Applicants should indicate the preferred length of their planned session. Sessions can take the form of labs, technical presentations, or facilitated forums. Case studies demonstrating innovative or well-developed practice are welcomed. As time passes the community becomes more experienced with BIM and tools like Revit, and so we are seeking sessions aimed predominantly at advanced users. Therefore, submitted abstracts should be classified as (and suitable for) Intermediate, Advanced, Expert, Guru or All Levels.
Abstracts are to be classified under any of the following tags:
- General (multi-disciplines)
- Business Strategy/Leadership
- BIM Management
- Operations and Maintenance
- Simulation & Analysis
- Third Party Tools & API
Prospective attendees should be able to get a good idea of the session from the title alone.
All submitted abstracts must meet all of the following requirements:
- Abstracts must be submitted and presented in English
- Text should be entered in sentence case
- The size of your abstract should be limited to 500 words
- Your abstract will be submitted as plain text on the submission site (it is recommended that you copy and paste your abstract into the field provided).
- Describe what will be presented, focusing on the material to be covered, and the benefits to the attendees
- Identify whom the session is intended for, listing job titles etc.
- Describe the style of presentation (PowerPoint vs. demo)
Along with submitting your abstract, you must also:
- Review the 'Speaking Terms of Agreement' prior to submitting your abstract (this includes information on speaker entitlements)
- Submit a biography (limited to 150 words)
- Submit a high quality photo which may be published in a printed program. Your photograph must be a minimum of 300dpi – Actual size (approximate size of passport photo). The file may be supplied as a jpg, tif, bmp, png or eps file (not exceeding 2MB).
- Provide a 50 word synopsis of your abstract (this will be used on the conference website for successful applicants)
- Outline three (3) key learning objectives that delegates will take away from your presentation
- Confirm that at least one author will be registered to the conference to present the submitted paper.
Abstract notification (acceptance/rejection) will be communicated to submitting authors in December 2013.
After review of the submissions, we may contact you to suggest adjustments to your subject matter or mode of presentation, so that we can deliver a conference with the expected scope and quality of subject matter.
To ensure the quality of our conference, we maintain a limit of 3 presentations per author; however you are free to submit a greater number of abstracts if you wish.
As with previous conferences, our scope includes the following areas and more:
General topics of interest:
- BIM Management - Topics related to the operation, maintenance and management of the BIM environment at a strategic level; including items such as Model and process auditing, Library, templates, and standards management, staff training, and more
- Case Studies - Examples of projects carried out using BIM tools – must include the lessons learned, good and bad, and some examples of how certain results were achieved. Also, we are interested in examples of work at both large and small scales
- Construction - Application of BIM tools into the Construction Workflow, including timelining, costing, logistics and construction scheduling
- Documentation - Best practice for the use of the documentation tools within a BIM environment
- Facilities Management - Discussion of issues including: integration with systems such as COBIE, conversion of data into FM products, understanding what is needed when working with FM/AM consultants
- Future Technologies - What are the next steps in the evolution of the industry? Hardware, software, work practices, what else?
- Modelling - Need we describe? :-)
- Sustainability - The impact of BIM tools on environmentally sustainable design, including design analysis, energy analysis, zero-carbon design, and more
- Visualisation - The usual – rendering, animation, but what about real-time technologies? Non-rendered presentation techniques? Connecting to external tools?
- Workflow - A variant of a case study, demonstrating clearly the process needed to achieve certain results within a project
- 3rd Party applications - All of the ecosystem that surrounds BIM, from Autodesk tools such as Navisworks and Ecotect, to Tekla, Generative Components, Rhino and many others
- General - Classes that could be of interest to all delegates, and that are not specific to toolsets or workflows
Business Strategy/Leadership topics of interest:
- BIM from a legal Perspective
- HR & BIM
- BIM for management
- Minimising change, maximising profit
- Marketing Revit and BIM
- Pitfalls and HR issues of implementation
- How industry stake holders are working together to facilitate streamlining of BIM
Lab topics of interest:
- Advanced API
- Navisworks – using Timeliner & Clash Detective
- Analysis tools
- Modelling – How to sessions…
Labs should be directed to Expert users. The most effective labs feature a combination of demonstration and hands-on work (perhaps 1:3 or 1:4 proportion?), and the hands-on work focuses on only a very small area of the topic overall. The hands-on work takes longer than you think! If you can, please note who you would nominate as a lab assistant. Alternatively, we can help to arrange this at a later time.
Remember that these topics represent only some of the areas of interest to the conference, and are neither exhaustive nor prescriptive! We value original and inventive ideas, so have a crack at it ...
The only method for submission of abstracts is online. Authors will have the option to log back into the site after they have submitted their abstract, to make any changes and monitor the review of their abstract.
Submit your abstract here!
Abstracts must be submitted no later than:
Monday 14 October, 2013