Schedule

The Conference Schedule will take on an expanded format of last year's event, offering an opening plenary session and keynote address, multiple concurrent sessions over the 3 days (Thursday, Friday and Saturday), including lab sessions.

Sessions will be qualified by experience level (Intermediate, Advanced, Expert, Guru or All Levels) and some sessions will have limited seating capacity, so make sure you book your place early.

When registering online, attendees are asked to select the sessions they would like to attend. Attendees will have the flexibility to go back into their registration (online) to amend their selection or complete their selection if they did not want to do this at the time of registration. Remember, that session capacities are limited. First in first served. Amendments to session selections will not be available in the week leading up to the Conference.

  • Wednesday, 29 October, 2014
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    6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM
    Speaker Sponsor Function
    Wednesday 29 October 2014
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Cafe en Seine
     
    An exclusive event for speakers, sponsors and exhibitors, as a thank you for your participation and support of RTC. Relax with other Industry leaders, enjoying canapes and beverages.
     
    Dress: Smart Casual
  • Thursday, 30 October, 2014
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    Session 1

    9:00 AM  -  10:50 AM
    Chairman's Introduction & Keynote Presentation

    ​Chairman's Introduction
    Speaker: Wesley Benn

    HP | NVIDIA Sponsor address
    Speaker: Sean Young

    BIM in the next 5 years
    Speaker: Jim Lynch
    Proudly Presented by Autodesk

    Keynote Sponsor Address
    Speaker: Akos Pfemeter

    Keynote Presentation: AEC Technology: From Smart Buildings to Smart Cities
    Speaker: Paul Doherty,AIA
    Proudly Sponsored by Graphisoft

    Join us for an exploration of the forces that are driving change in the AEC Industry. Global and local market conditions, process redesign and technology innovations at the edges are forcing a critical look at the value of design, engineering and construction. The AEC Industry is at the critical junction of making process and technology decisions that will affect how work gets done, how technology tools are creating the environment for a 5th Utility of Information Communications Technology (ICT) and how technology can be leveraged to design Smart Buildings and Smart Cities. Real world examples, case studies and “Insider Information” will be presented regarding projects, tools and suggested next steps for your firm from Silicon Valley, China, Singapore, and the Middle East. The AEC Industry needs to control, manage and lead this transformative process or relegate themselves as subcontractors of services in the market.

     

     

    Session 2

    11:15 AM  -  12:30 PM
    Autodesk® Revit® Structure - Management, Templates, and Standards
    Speaker: Graham Stewart
    This class will cover a combination of best practices on how to manage multi-discipline collaboration, setting up templates and general model management principles including using scope boxes, filters, various types of schedules and managing CAD files for large multi-user projects.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Define standards and protocols for multi-discipline collaboration. 
    2. Create templates that address browser organization, important shared parameters, families with pre-selected materials, schedules to calculate reinforcement, steel & concrete tonnages and title sheets.
    3. Apply general model management principles that address processes, File Maintenance and managing CAD files.  

    Tags: Structure, BIM Management

    Level: Intermediate
    11:15 AM  -  12:30 PM
    Drawings? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Drawings...
    Speaker: Kelly Cone
    2D drawings are deeply entrenched in Our industry from academia to contracts to installation of the final product of our designs. But, do they need to be?

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how 2D documentation can be replaced by new processes that rely on the BIM. 
    2. Describe how focusing on the model can provide better outcomes then focusing on the drawings produced by a model. 
    3. Describe legal barriers with using a model instead of a 2D drawing as a contracting vehicle. 
     
    Tags: General (multi-discipline), Construction/ Fabrication

    Level: Advanced
    11:15 AM  -  12:30 PM
    LAB: Revit and Showcase; Amazing Design Validation and Animations (Class Seating)
    Speaker: Daniel Stine
    Case study; the design of USGBC-MN and LHB’s new offices in Minneapolis. We will look at the workflow used to QUICKLY validate and visualize the design throughout the project. Revit model setup and the process for exporting to Showcase, then leverage GPU for material studies, navigation and creating AMAZING animations.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Export Revit model to Showcase. 
    2. Navigate Revit model in Showcase. 
    3. Create rendering and animation in Showcase.

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

    Level: Intermediate
    11:15 AM  -  12:30 PM
    LAB: Revit and Showcase; Amazing Design Validation and Animations (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: Daniel Stine
    Case study; the design of USGBC-MN and LHB’s new offices in Minneapolis. We will look at the workflow used to QUICKLY validate and visualize the design throughout the project. Revit model setup and the process for exporting to Showcase, then leverage GPU for material studies, navigation and creating AMAZING animations.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Export Revit model to Showcase. 
    2. Navigate Revit model in Showcase. 
    3. Create rendering and animation in Showcase.

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

    Level: Intermediate
    11:15 AM  -  12:30 PM
    Preparing the Entire Supply Chain for BIM
    Speaker: Paul Woddy
    The design team might have the best software and processes in the world but if the information is being sent down the supply chain as PDF then what have we really achieved? Here we will look at how BIM needs to take in the bigger picture in the construction workflow.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. We will strive for a better understanding of how BIM is relevant to those companies and individuals that sit outside of the core design team and what benefits it might provide in terms of efficiency improvements but also the potential for growth in new services. 
    2. We explore the implications of BIM adoption on business, process and technology decisions both individually and as a whole chain of stakeholders. What can we do to improve communications and understand the information that is being supplied by different parties? 
    3. We follow the information through from design to construction in an attempt to understand the scale of the task ahead in bridging the technological as well as social gaps in the digital flow of BIM data. 

    Tags: BIM Management, Business Strategy/ Leadership, General (multi-discipline)

    Level: All Levels
    11:15 AM  -  12:30 PM
    Revit Families... MEP Connectors... Modelling... Formulas... WT?*$!
    Speaker: Simon Whitbread
    Creating Revit Families using modeling techniques, connectors and formulas. I've had the headache so you don't need to!

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn some cool modelling techniques. 
    2. Recognise the specific requirements for connectors and what to do with them. 
    3. Find out that formulas can be fun...?? 

    Tags: MEP, General (multi-discipline)

    Level: All Levels
     

    Construction Breakout Session

    11:15 AM  -  3:35 PM
    Construction Breakout Session

    Session 2: Standards
    11:15 AM - 11:50 AM- The Role of CB-NL as Integrating Library in the Building and Construction Industry 
    Leo van Ruikven, Croon Elektrotechniek 

    11:55 AM - 12:30 PM- Working on Revit Standards, Bringing Standards Together
    Mark Wieringa, Dutch Revit Usergroup, RevitGG

    Session 3: Integration
    1:30 PM - 12:30 PM- Integrated BIM, Linking Data Sources
    Martijn de Riet, Bimforge

    2:10 PM - 2:50 PM- Integration of Reality Capture Data into Construction Workflows 
    Kelly Cone, The Beck Group

    2:50 PM - 3:00 PM- Questions & Discussion

    Session 4: Autodesk
    3:00 PM - 3:35 PM- BIM and the Technological Impact on Fabrication, Construction and Operations
    Anthony Hauck, Autodesk

     

    Session 3

    1:30 PM  -  2:45 PM
    "You Can Count on Me Like One, Two, Three, I'll Be There" - Autodesk Revit
    Speaker: Julien Benoit
    Database, it's all in the database. This presentation will explore how to get accurate Quantity Takeoff from your model, demonstrating that yes, Revit can be as accurate as you want it to be. Modelling rules, schedule views, specific families: all those topics will be covered in details.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Discover the key features that will leads you to success in Revit Quantity Takeoff. 
    2. Master Revit schedules to correctly present quantities of your trade. 
    3. Learn how Revit families have the ability to give you accurate quantities in your model.

    Tags: Estimation, General (multi-discipline)

    Level: All Levels
    1:30 PM  -  2:45 PM
    LAB: Printing Rebar with Autodesk Revit (Class Seating)
    Speaker: Juan Carlos Garza
    What if I told you that you can print the rebar that you model in Revit? In this presentation I will show you how to optimize the workflow in order to literally print the Rebar form the Design/Planning phase and save a lot of time and resources.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how to export a BVBS file. 
    2. Manage and control Rebars. 
    3. Link a Revit Model to a bending machines. 

    Tags: Construction/ Fabrication, BIM Management, Structure

    Level: Expert
    1:30 PM  -  2:45 PM
    LAB: Printing Rebar with Autodesk Revit (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: Juan Carlos Garza
    What if I told you that you can print the rebar that you model in Revit? In this presentation I will show you how to optimize the workflow in order to literally print the Rebar form the Design/Planning phase and save a lot of time and resources.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how to export a BVBS file. 
    2. Manage and control Rebars. 
    3. Link a Revit Model to a bending machines. 

    Tags: Construction/ Fabrication, BIM Management, Structure

    Level: Expert
    1:30 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Learning and Revit- How an International Firm Stays Competitive
    Speaker: Dan Dolan
    1:30 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Mastering Revit Macros with Python
    Speaker: Michael Kilkelly
    Learn to automate Revit using macros and the Python programming language.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand the differences between Revit macros, add-ins, and external applications. 
    2. Create custom macros in Revit using the Revit macro editor and the Python programming language. 
    3. Utilize resources from the Revit Software Development Kit to get more information about .NET and the Revit API.  

    Tags: API & Scripting, BIM Management, Architecture

    Level: Intermediate
    1:30 PM  -  2:45 PM
    My BIM's Better than your BIM
    Speaker: David Philp
    Co:Speaker: Chris Needham

    Join the honourable Professor David Philp from the UK Government’s BIM Task Group and a fair dinkum larrikin from Australia as they relate notes on best practices to facilitate the adoption of BIM. The UK has a target of 2016 for Level 2 BIM. Australia has a federal policy to ‘encourage adoption’ whilst leaving Australia Inc. to define the best approach – how do these approaches compare? What will be the outcome? Who will be the first to create a digital construction economy? 

    Do you need a mandate? What is the real value proposition? How do you ensure consistency of approach? What’s the best way to drive whole sector adoption? Which standards to choose from? These are the big ticket items that your organisation is now grappling with. 

    If you’re lucky enough to get a ticket, you’ll witness an epic BIM Battle as they delve into the key issues that will define the value of BIM. 


    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Update on UK Level 2 development and future gazing at Level 3 and beyond.
    2. Public vs Private routes to BIM adoption.
    3. Global approach to standards.
     
    Tags: Business Strategy/ leadership, General (multi-discipline), Construction

    Level: Intermediate

     

    Session 4

    3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM
    A-B-C
    Speaker: Peter Kompolschek
    Based on the Austrian BIM standards A-6241/1 and A-6241/2 the integration of national (international) standards into your multi-disciplinary projects will be scrutinized.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Implementing national (international) standards in your multi-disciplinary Revit environment. 
    2. Creating structured - intelligent - DXF files. 
    3. Predifined, automated and rule based data exchange. 

    Tags: BIM Management, General (multi-discipline)

    Level: Advanced
    3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM
    Case Study: Using Revit Structure in Investigative Engineering
    Speaker: Desiree Mackey
    Co-Speaker: Brian Mackey
    This session will share and discuss some custom families and a project used for an investigative engineering – expert witness case.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. See how structural engineering was incorporated into a custom structural framing family. 
    2. See how an adaptive component was created to provide a visual aid showing ponding water. 
    3. See how Revit Structure was utilized for a non-traditional investigative engineering deliverable. 

    Tags: Structure, Construction/ Fabrication, General (multi-discipline)

    Level: Expert
    3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM
    Facility Data at Your Fingertips
    Speaker: Josh Lowe
    Co-Speaker: Michael Whaley
    Learning how to capture the power of data has been the promise for many years. This program will use real world case studies of how to capture the correct data, make accessible to technical and non-technical users while enhancing operations.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand how each user of a BIM defines data. 
    2. Be prepared to demonstrate how to capture the data from the various users. 
    3. Learn how to prepare a customized data management implementation plan. 

    Tags: Operations & Maintenance, General (multi-discipline)

    Level: All Levels
    3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM
    Hot Model Wanted | (Architecture+Engineering)+Construction=1
    Speaker: Jay Zallan
    Single and group models wanted. Become a superstar, right from your own office or home! Ten easy steps, simple steps, complex steps... Embrace your complexity, embrace AECO’s complex-efficiencies and use them to make BIM that can bring team, project, firm and maybe even the world a revolution of modelling process-logic.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. How to become a (creator of) Hot Model(s). 
    2. Learn to create dynamic projects, models and processes. 
    3. Learn how to Design and Model FOR USE in Construction and beyond. 

    Tags: General (multi-discipline), BIM Management, Business Strategy/ leadership

    Level: All Levels
    3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM
    LAB: Flows & Pressure Drops. Saving Time with a Revit Workflow (Class Seating)
    Speaker: Jose Fandos
    Co- Speaker: Wim Tas
    3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM
    LAB: Flows & Pressure Drops. Saving Time with a Revit Workflow (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: Jose Fandos
    Co- Speaker: Wim Tas
     

    Session 5

    4:45 PM  -  5:20 PM
    "BIM Beyond Revit"
    ​Speaker: Anthony Hauck
    Proudly Presented by Autodesk
     

    Session 6

    5:20 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Glorious Gadgets
    ​Speaker: Wesley Benn & RTC Friends
     
    6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM
    Welcome Function Proudly Sponsored by Panzura
    Proudly Sponsored by: panzura-logo-transp-#2DF9BF_lo res
    Thursday 30 October 2014
    Exhibition Area
    6:00pm - 8:00pm


    The Welcome Function provides an opportunity to network with friends and colleagues, while enjoying a drink and canapés. 
     
    Dress: Smart Casual
  • Friday, 31 October, 2014
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    Session 7

    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    3D Interactive Technology Helps to Build Effortless Collaboration in AEC Industry
    Speaker: Arman Gukasyan
    Clear communication with teammates and clients is an important issue in AEC industry. Could it be solved with 3D interactive technology? Attend our course to learn, how 3D interactive technology and cloud solution enable to turn BIM/CAD models both into navigable 3D environment and outstanding visual collaboration.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Convert BIMs into navigable 3D environments.
    2. Tune the scene in Revizto Editor.
    3. Present BIMs to non-expert users.

    Tags: Visualization

    Level: All Levels
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Boosting the Quantification Process with Revit® and Navisworks®
    Speaker: Jason Dodds
    We will examine creating templates in Revit® to accurately capture early or conceptual quantification information. We will also look into using Navisworks® for more detailed 2D and 3D quantification to help ensure that we have accurate and comprehensive quantities during our construction projects.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Leverage Templates in Revit® to better aid in generating and exporting quantification data to Excel®.
    2. Understand how Navisworks® can be used to in depth 2D/3D quantification.
    3. Learn quick methods for sorting and categorizing information in Excel®.  

    Tags: Estimation, Construction/ Fabrication

    Level: All Levels
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Building Information Modelling for Facility Cost Optimisation: Implications for the QS Profession
    Speaker: Alan Hore
    Co-Speakers: Trevor Woods, Dermot Kehily
    The presentation will demonstrate the business case for the adoption of LCC and LCA data in ensuring a more optimal building for the Client.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. How to establish and input Life Cycle Costing data into the model. 
    2. How to establish and input Life Cycle Assessment data into the model. 
    3. How the quantity surveyor can play a pivotal role in the BIM process. 

    Tags: Estimation, BIM Management

    Level: Advanced
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Every Day Uses for Adaptive Components
    Speaker: Brian Mackey
    See real world examples of adaptive component families that can be used on a daily basis.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Adaptive Components. 
    2. Adaptive Points. 
    3. Everyday use families.

    Tags: General (multi-discipline), Architecture, Structure

    Level: All Levels
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Maintaining Order & Preventing Chaos with the Revit API
    Speaker: Harry Mattison
    Using the API to limit mistakes and errors while monitoring the health and status of your Revit models.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. How the Revit API can be used to monitor activity in the Revit model. 
    2. How different users can be given different levels of permissions to make changes in the Revit file. 
    3. Improve communication between team members using the Revit API. 

    Tags: API & Scripting, BIM Management, Add-ins & External Software

    Level: Intermediate
     

    Session 7 & 8

    9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    LAB: Modelling Rebar in Complex Precast Elements - Part A & Part B (Class Seating)
    Speaker: Pablo Lezama
    In this lab, you will learn everything you need to know to model rebar in complex geometries. We will provide step-by-step instructions such as parametric design of concrete families, definition of covers, Rebar family editing, hierarchies for modelling Rebar, modelling standards, data extraction, and visualization.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Identify different steps for modelling Rebar in complex elements. 
    2. Define standards for modelling Rebar. 
    3. List and describe different Rebar deliverables. 

    Tags: Structure, Add-ins & External Software

    Level: Advanced
    9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    LAB: Modelling Rebar in Complex Precast Elements - Part A & Part B (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: Pablo Lezama
    In this lab, you will learn everything you need to know to model rebar in complex geometries. We will provide step-by-step instructions such as parametric design of concrete families, definition of covers, Rebar family editing, hierarchies for modelling Rebar, modelling standards, data extraction, and visualization.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Identify different steps for modelling Rebar in complex elements. 
    2. Define standards for modelling Rebar. 
    3. List and describe different Rebar deliverables. 

    Tags: Structure, Add-ins & External Software

    Level: Advanced
     

    Session 8

    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Deep Dive into the Revit API: Lessons from Creating ColorByNumber
    Speaker: Greg Demchak
    Co-Speaker: Jack Gray
    We will take a look at what it took to build a complex add-in for Revit that deals with the internals of the Revit API to make the ColorByNumber tool.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Some do's and don't when working with the Revit API.
    2. UX principles - how to make usable 
    software add-ins.
    3. How to protect your IP - licensing strategies. 

    Tags: Add-ins & External Software, BIM Management, API & Scripting

    Level: Advanced
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Drones + Photogrammetry: Real World Site Surveys and As Builts for Under 10k
    Speaker: Nicholas Kramer
    Co-Speaker: Ed Tallmadge
    Drones + Photogrammetry: Real World Site Surveys and As Builts for under 10k

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. How to use photogrammetry to create a real world survey. 
    2. Converting photos to point clouds. 
    3. One survey for points, measurements and imagery. 

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

    Level: Advanced
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    MEP Standards Panel
    Facilitator: Jose Fandos
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Revit Interactive Visualization for Team and Client (Case Study: Michelin Research Center Building)
    Speaker: Laurent Vidal
    Co-speaker: Lorraine Chazal
    Attend our course to discover a workflow starting from REVIT allowing you to have your images and videos instantly updated for your teams and your customers. 

    Those situations will be illustrated with Twinmotion on a large scale project.

     
    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Managing an always up to date visualization model. 
    2. Modifying a large building model in real-time: material update, instant landscaping.
    3. Generate HD digital media in ‘no time’. 

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

    Level: All Levels

    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    The Good, Bad and Ugly of Sharing a Design Model with the Contractor
    Speaker: Michael Whaley
    Co-Speaker: Josh Lowe
    Is good, bad or ugly decision to share your BIM design model with a contractor? Hear how one owner decided to implement this process on his new 500,000 s.f. hospital project. The results are interesting from every team members perspective! Risk vs. reward is the biggest challenge.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand how the team structure affects sharing the BIM model between designer and contractor. 
    2. Learn the owner's perspective on requiring model sharing. 
    3. Understand how the risks and the rewards of sharing a model between project team members. 

    Tags: BIM Management, Business Strategy/ leadership

    Level: All Levels
     

    Session 9

    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    From the First Draft to the Construction Site with BIM
    Speaker: Tamara Gasteiger
    Workflow analysis from the first draft, to structural analysis, to quantity survey and to the building site with one model. Change management using add-on tools in Revit. Working together as a team on one model at the same time for the same purpose.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Examples how we define properties of the elements for working together as a team on one model (BIM). 
    2. Using one model from the first draft, over structural analysis up to quantity survey and scheduling of services. 
    3. Taking the model on the building site with an easy viewer for the foreman, so he can order and procure construction materials. 

    Tags: BIM Management, General (multi-discipline), Add-ins & External Software

    Level: Expert
    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Get the FAQs on Your Projects
    Speaker: Robert Bell
    BIM Execution Plans are an important tool to describe a BIM project. But they are often at a strategic level and do little to help the design team set up BIM projects. An additional approach is to use an FAQ to present crucial information for set-up and collaboration.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how an FAQ covers Revit project set up issues.
    2. See how an FAQ promotes discussion about collaboration issues.
    3. Explore the possibilities of using an FAQ on all projects, no matter their size.

    Tags: BIM Management, General (multi-discipline)

    Level: Advanced
    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    IFC for Interoperability Part 2 (a continuation from 2013)
    Speaker: Martijn de Riet
    As a follow-up to the 2013 IFC for Interoperability class this lecture will provide deeper insights into setting up a work-flow for IFC with Revit. We will explore advanced IFC creation capabilities, information management and other means to improve your IFC.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Familiarize with the Open Source IFC Exporter options and learn how to use them. 
    2. Set and use Type Enumerations, Classifications, Zones and other advanced IFC enhancements. 
    3. Create custom PropertySets and export dedicated IFC’s.

    Tags: BIM Management, General (multi-discipline), Add-ins & External Software

    Level: Expert
    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Optimizing Structured Info in BIM Models Across Projects Using CCS, Revit & Spine
    Speaker: Torben Klitgaard
    Co-Speaker: Michael Schwartz
    The Danish Governments BIM Mandate is one of the most advanced and detailed mandates in EU currently. In order to support the BIM mandate on seamless exchange of structured BIM data, the Danish industry association Bips has developed a new classification standard - cuneco classification system (CCS). This is funded by the Danish government, the Danish AEC Industry and EU Regional fundings with the requirement to roll out the standard across EU after project completion by the end of 2014. 

    This means that other EU member states can free of charge take advantage of the standard. Betech Data has implemented this standard in Revit Architecture. This session demonstrates how CCS is implemented in Revit Architecture and how the CCS enabled tool, Spine, converts the Revit model across different classifications systems, e.g. OmniClass, UniClass, SFB etc.   

    The tool Revizto is able to show the classification in the collaboration model, which eliminates errors and mistakes and increase the value and use of the model all the way from early sketch to FM and O&M.  

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Sets new standards for structuring object information in BIM models.
    2. Present flexible mapping across classifications systems.
    3. Cash in on efficiency gains in BIM design.

    Tags: Architecture, Estimation, Simulation & Analysis

    Level: All Levels

    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Tips and Tricks to Make Your Autodesk® Revit® Drawings and Presentations Look Great!

    Speaker: Steven C. Shell

    Learn to improve Construction Documents, create beautiful presentations using advanced and unique graphic techniques and improve Revit’s trees, plants, and people in non-rendered views.  Learn how to insert photographs behind renderings and add gradient colours & patterns behind multiple views and other unique presentation techniques, all done natively within Revit.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Explore and take full advantage of Revit’s powerful graphic tools and capabilities which you may not have known even existed. 
    2. Use a variety of “non-Revit like” presentation techniques to help you develop your own artistic style.
    3. Learn unique ‘out of the box’ tips and tricks to prepare better-than-ever presentations more quickly and efficiently.

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

    Level: Intermediate

     

    Session 9 & 10

    1:00 PM  -  3:45 PM
    LAB: BIM Junkies Life on the Lines Part A & Part B (Class Seating)
    Speaker: Jay Zallan
    When you complete this course and start to live your Revit “Life on The Line”, you will be able to create Line Based Families for any occasion; from Adaptive Components to standard Revit Families; Cabinetry to Trellis’s; Retail Fixtures to Site Layouts, Detail components and the obligatory: more...

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn methods to create Revit content that fits Early Design through Construction and on into FM and Operations. 
    2. Learn techniques to communicate, make and manage flexible Revit content, not only in size and shape but in Use Cases. 
    3. Master techniques to build Revit Line Based Families that interchange as project needs vary & new teams take over the models. 

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

    Level: Advanced
    1:00 PM  -  3:45 PM
    LAB: BIM Junkies Life on the Lines Part A & Part B (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: Jay Zallan
    When you complete this course and start to live your Revit “Life on The Line”, you will be able to create Line Based Families for any occasion; from Adaptive Components to standard Revit Families; Cabinetry to Trellis’s; Retail Fixtures to Site Layouts, Detail components and the obligatory: more...

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn methods to create Revit content that fits Early Design through Construction and on into FM and Operations. 
    2. Learn techniques to communicate, make and manage flexible Revit content, not only in size and shape but in Use Cases. 
    3. Master techniques to build Revit Line Based Families that interchange as project needs vary & new teams take over the models. 

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

    Level: Advanced
     

    Session 10

    2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
    A Perspective on Design Technology Management from North America
    Speaker: Robert Manna
    Robert Manna will present some of the work being done by the Design Technology Leaders group currently based in North America, As part of the presentation Robert will also speak to some of the major trends that large N. American AE firms are seeing, and issues of effective collaboration and sharing with partners and stakeholders on projects.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Know what the RTC DTS event is and its goals.  
    2. Be familiar with the major trends related to the management of Design Technology in North America. 
    3. Be familiar with the major technology issues that ;arge N.American firms are focused on. 
     
    Tags: BIM Management

    Level: All Levels
    2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Accelerating Revit with Optimised Workstation and Virtualisation Solutions.

    Speaker: Sean Young
    Co-speakers: Chris Harvey
    Sponsored by HP | NVIDIA

    In this session you will learn how to optimise workstations for Revit performance, and you will also learn how to virtualise Revit virtualisation using solutions from HP and NVIDIA GRID. Workstations expert Frank Deming will cover tips and tricks for hardware and BIOS performance tuning, and virtualisation expert Adam Jull will explore Revit virtualisation options and best practices.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Configure a workstation for optimal Revit performance and value.   
    2. Understand options for Revit virtualisation, and how virtualisation enables remote workflows and multi-office collaboration. 
    3. Learn about new hardware solutions for the improved Revit visual quality and speed. 
     
    Tags: Architecture

    Level: All Levels
    2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Step Inside - Immersive Rendering as a Design Tool.
    Speaker: Tom de Plater
    Trying to project a full 3d experience onto a 2d monitor has always had its challenges. While this method is still considered extremely valuable to us as designers and to our clients, a new player has hit the market and immersive stereoscopic virtual-reality has now become affordable to the masses.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Best Practices for preparing a BIM for visualisation in a real time rendering engine, such as Unity 3D. 
    2. Real Time rendering in Unity 3D, and how to get more out of less with your model. 
    3. An introduction to current immersive rendering technology, and how it can help your process.   
     
    Tags: Visualization, Architecture, General (multi-discipline)

    Level: All Levels
    2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
    The Making of an "Inter" National Standard
    Speaker: Mark Wieringa
    Co-Speaker: Martijn de Riet
    The past two years the Dutch Revit User Group has been working hard on creating a standard for the Netherlands. It is now the first open source standard for Revit that incorporates a comprehensive IFC output.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Standards 
    2. IFC
    3. LOD 
     
    Tags: General (multi-discipline), BIM Management

    Level: All Levels
    2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Where am I ? File Linking and Project Coordinates
    Speaker: Eric Bernier
    Co-Speaker: Franck Murat
    Course on proper usage of File linking and Coordinates systems. How to do it properly and efficiently. We're going to share our tips and trick to make your lives easier.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how to use Project coordinates to properly set up your project. 
    2. Learn how to properly link Revit files in your Revit model. 
    3. Learn how to properly link CAD Files in your model.  
     
    Tags: BIM Management, Architecture

    Level: Intermediate
     

    Session 11

    4:15 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Computational Logic in Structural Design
    Speaker: Havard Vasshaug
    Dynamo is enabling engineers and architects with the tools to build optimized structures with minimal energy, and subsequently make their own design tools. This presentation will teach participants how to create and iterate computational space frames with native Revit elements, and how these can be used in structural analysis.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn what Dynamo is, and why we want to make our own Structural Design tools.
    2. Learn how to use Dynamo to create Computational Space Frame Structures. 
    3. Learn how to integrate the Structural Analysis tools in Revit with Dynamo and Conceptual Modeling.
     
    Tags: Structure, Architecture

    Level: Intermediate
    4:15 PM  -  5:30 PM
    LAB: Everyday Uses for Adaptive Components Follow up LAB (Class Seating)
    Speaker: Brian Mackey
    Real world examples of adaptive component families that can be used on a daily basis.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Adaptive Component
    2. Adaptive Points
    3. Family 
     
    Tags: General (multi-discipline), Architecture, Structure

    Level: All Levels
    4:15 PM  -  5:30 PM
    LAB: Everyday Uses for Adaptive Components Follow up LAB (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: Brian Mackey
    Real world examples of adaptive component families that can be used on a daily basis.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Adaptive Component
    2. Adaptive Points
    3. Family 
     
    Tags: General (multi-discipline), Architecture, Structure

    Level: All Levels
    4:15 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Lighting Analysis in Revit
    Speaker: Daniel Stine
    Artificial and daylight point-by-point illuminance calculations are available within Revit using ElumTools; plus a look at Autodesk Daylight Analysis and Sefaira offerings. Attendees will learn how to perform calculations, adjust Revit’s materials for proper reflectance, and create schedules. Various issues related to families and complex geometry will also be explored.

    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. Discuss the differences between ElumTools, Autodesk Lighting Analysis and Sefaira.  
     
    Tags: Simulation & Analysis, Architecture, MEP

    Level: Intermediate
    4:15 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Panel on BIM Management
    Facilitator: Chris Needham
    Panel Members: Olaf Hermann, Jakob Hirn, Alois Salzburger

    4:15 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Reality Capture: Future, or Fiction...
    Speaker: Kelly Cone
    Reality Capture is a buzzword in our industry encompassing a variety of technologies focused on measuring the real world and translating it into the digital design and construction environment. This Iecture will address these different technologies and their relevant application to the building design and construction industry.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Differentiate between different reality capture technologies. 
    2. Describe the strengths and weaknesses of key technologies, and how these technologies can be used in the building design and construction market. 
    3. Know what is important to specify or demand with selecting reality capture providers. 
     
    Tags: General (multi-discipline), Business Strategy/ Leadership

    Level: Intermediate
     
    7:30 PM  -  11:00 PM
    Friday Evening Dinner
    Friday 31 October 2014
    Guinness Storehouse
    7:30pm - 11:00pm

    Come and join us in the Gravity Bar at the top of the world famous Guinness Storehouse to relax and have a break from the conference program. The Gravity Bar enjoys 360° views of the city and the storehouse is a building central to Dublin and Ireland's heritage. Guinness (and some other beverages too) and substantial canapes will be served throughout the evening. Additional tickets for adults can be purchased below. 
     
    Dress: Smart Casual
     
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    Session 12

    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Automate Tasks: Dynamo Strikes Again!
    Speaker: Julien Benoit
    Bored with recurring tasks in Revit? Please have a seat and enjoy the presentation. Manage data, explore and validate content's information, create links from/to your database, quality insurance for naming, view creation,etc... All things that can be achieved using Dynamo for Revit, at your fingertips. No code, just efficiency.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Discover the hidden side of Dynamo for Revit. various ways to improve efficiency in your trade. Increase your skill to create high value definitions in Dynamo. 
    2. Learn ways to share data with other soft by importing and exporting from Revit database thanks to Dynamo. 
    3. Implement automation in everyday tasks with Dynamo. 
     
    Tags: General (multi-discipline), Add-ins & External Software

    Level: Expert
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Documentation Techniques for Concrete Reinforcement in Revit Structure
    Speaker: Brian Mackey
    This session will share techniques for documenting reinforcing that use lesser known techniques.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Plan Reinforcing 
    2. Detail Reinforcing
    3. Rebar 
     
    Tags: Structure, Construction/ Fabrication

    Level: All Levels
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    I ♥ Revit Parameters
    Speaker: Glynnis Patterson
    Project parameters, key parameters, family parameters, and shared parameter GUIDs – it can be overwhelming to dive into the world of Revit data. A well-organized data structure will bring about a higher quality handover document and reduce scheduling headaches downstream. Avoid data management pitfalls by mastering your Revit data.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand the common pitfalls of poorly organized Revit data. 
    2. Learn when and how to use a shared parameter and when a project parameter or schedule key would be preferred. 
    3. Identify common strategies for resolving poorly managed shared parameters. 
     
    Tags: BIM Management, Operations & Maintenance, General (multi-discipline)

    Level: Advanced
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    LAB: Takeoff to the Next Level with Navisworks® 2D and 3D Quantification (Class Seating)
    Speaker: Jason Dodds
    In this session, we teach you how to use Navisworks Manage 2015 Quantification workflows to help you minimize your time doing quantification. We use 3D models and 2D DWF documents to complete our tasks in this class. You learn to understand the Navisworks Manage 2015 Quantification software interface and tools.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Use new workflows that Navisworks Manage Quantification provides to develop catalogs for enhancing the quantification process. 
    2. Explain the concepts and processes behind 2D, virtual and model takeoff. 
    3. Analyze, validate, and export data into XLS format. 
     
     
    Tags: Estimation, Construction/ Fabrication

    Level: Intermediate
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    LAB: Takeoff to the Next Level with Navisworks® 2D and 3D Quantification (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: Jason Dodds
    In this session, we teach you how to use Navisworks Manage 2015 Quantification workflows to help you minimize your time doing quantification. We use 3D models and 2D DWF documents to complete our tasks in this class. You learn to understand the Navisworks Manage 2015 Quantification software interface and tools.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Use new workflows that Navisworks Manage Quantification provides to develop catalogs for enhancing the quantification process. 
    2. Explain the concepts and processes behind 2D, virtual and model takeoff. 
    3. Analyze, validate, and export data into XLS format. 
     
     
    Tags: Estimation, Construction/ Fabrication

    Level: Intermediate
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    The Construction Site of 2044
    Speaker: Michael Whaley
    Curious to see what the construction project of the future looks like? This presentation will explore how todays "cutting edge" ideas will transform the design and construction industries in just the next few decades. How will this change our employees, our job sites and our professions?

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how some emerging technologies today will be applied going forward in construction. 
    2. Understand how technology will impact safety, productivity and even sustainability on our projects in the future. 
    3. Be able to understand how our employees and organizations will have to change to accommodate these new technologies. 
     
    Tags: Construction/ Fabrication, Business Strategy/ Leadership

    Level: All Levels
     

    Session 13

    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    LAB: Tips and Tricks to Make Your Autodesk® Revit® Drawings & Presentations Look Great (Class)
    Speaker: Steven C. Shell
    Learn to improve Construction Documents, create beautiful presentations using advanced and unique graphic techniques and improve Revit’s trees, plants, and people in non-rendered views.  Learn how to insert photographs behind renderings and add gradient colours & patterns behind multiple views and other unique presentation techniques, all done natively within Revit.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Explore and take full advantage of Revit’s powerful graphic tools and capabilities which you may not have known even existed. 
    2. Use a variety of “non-Revit like” presentation techniques to help you develop your own artistic style.
    3. Learn unique ‘out of the box’ tips and tricks to prepare better-than-ever presentations more quickly and efficiently.

    Tags: Architecture, General (multi-discipline), Visualisation

    Level: Intermediate
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    LAB: Tips and Tricks to Make Your Autodesk® Revit® Drawings & Presentations Look Great (Gallery)
    Speaker: Steven C. Shell
    Learn to improve Construction Documents, create beautiful presentations using advanced and unique graphic techniques and improve Revit’s trees, plants, and people in non-rendered views.  Learn how to insert photographs behind renderings and add gradient colours & patterns behind multiple views and other unique presentation techniques, all done natively within Revit.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Explore and take full advantage of Revit’s powerful graphic tools and capabilities which you may not have known even existed. 
    2. Use a variety of “non-Revit like” presentation techniques to help you develop your own artistic style.
    3. Learn unique ‘out of the box’ tips and tricks to prepare better-than-ever presentations more quickly and efficiently.

    Tags: Architecture, General (multi-discipline), Visualisation

    Level: Intermediate
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Love Child - How the Affair Between Autodesk & Microsoft Access Spawned a Sidekick
    Speaker: Toby Maple
    Managing Design Technologies across a Studio can be hard. Throw in 4 different disciplines across 14 offices globally and you have a real challenge. What about emerging standards, how do these fit in? In this session we'll discover how it can be done with limited "extra" software and 1 database.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand the basics of how to link Revit information to Microsoft Access. 
    2. Create the customised queries and how to link those to external applications. 
    3. Understand why the management of this tool can save each user many hours across a firm. 
     
     
    Tags: BIM Management, Business Strategy/ Leadership

    Level: Guru
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    OPEN BIM in Action: Interoperability without bull#@!*
    Speaker: Ákos Pfemeter
    Co-Speaker: Ákos Rechtorisz, Robert Jackson

    This session explores the current status and the features of the BIM-based interoperability between different disciplines / design applications. It summarizes the requirements, the currently available standards and possibilities of the model-based communication. A live demo demonstrates the model creation and BIM data sharing between GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD and Revit by using IFC and BCF enabling full model-based collaboration between different parties. Specific topics include:

    • Drivers for focussing on interoperability
    • Understanding model creation and exchange
    • The relationship and connection between IFC and COBie
    • Developing Level of Model Information (LOI) around IFC and COBie
    • A look at some of the challenges of model exchange between various software
    • The importance and practical application of model checking using IFC/COBie
    • Considerations for Autodesk Revit users
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Schedule This: Using Schedules and External Datasets to Validate Your Model
    Speaker: Martijn de Riet
    Learn to connect your Revit database to external resources such as Excel. Leverage Revit Schedules to validate your model for spatial programming requirements, building code regulations and facility management needs. Create extensive reports to present to management and validate design quality.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Dynamically connect the Revit database to external resources to import and export data. 
    2. Use Revit schedules to validate your model against programming requirements, building code regulations and facility management needs. 
    3. Create reports to communicate outcome and prove model quality. 
     
    Tags: Simulation & Analysis, BIM Management, General (multi-discipline)

    Level: Expert
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Utilizing Dynamo “Beyond” Computational Design
    Speaker: Andreas Dieckmann
    Dynamo, the visual programming environment for the Revit platform, is perceived mainly as a computational design tool. However, it really is so much more – a swiss army knife for automating all sorts of complex workflows as well as everyday menial tasks in Revit.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how to create simple model checking routines using Dynamo's built-in functionality and publicly available additional packages. 
    2. Learn how to use Dynamo to automate everyday menial tasks on your models. 
    3. Learn how Python and the Revit API can be used to create functionality that is not (yet?) available in OOTB Dynamo. 
     
     
    Tags: API & Scripting, BIM Management, Architecture

    Level: Advanced
     

    Session 14

    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Conceptual Design Workflow with Autodesk Form-It & Revit
    Speaker: Casey Rutland
    Many see the application of iPad based design a challenge in ‘real-world projects’.  This session will introduce attendees to Form-It and demonstrate its strengths in early stage design and how that translates to ‘better’ building design and efficiencies in later design stages.

    We will then focus on the use of ‘other’ geometry created elsewhere and converted for use in conceptual design as BIM-ready models. 

    As the co-creator of Project_OVE, you can expect some odd uses of these tools but at a level achievable by newbies!


    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. To gain an introductory level understanding of Form-It in early design stages of projects. 
    2. Understand how and when it can be used for best effect and efficiency.
    3. Integration of ‘Design on the fly’ strategy with the use of  Autodesk Form-It, iPad and desktop versions and into the Revit Concept Environment.

    Tags: Architecture, Business Strategy/ Leadership, Visualization

    Level: Intermediate
    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Exploring the Dark Arts: Secrets of Revit Deployment & Management
    Speaker: Gordon Price
    Deployments are something of a dark art. Time consuming, undocumented, and fraught with peril. In this session we will explore Deployment creation, use & troubleshooting, customizations that can be deployed, Add-in install and management, and post deployment management, all with goal of quickly getting a useful install of Revit to users.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand what customizations can be included in a deployment or post install customizations, and how to implement them. 
    2. Understand how to create, modify and use Deployments as a part of an automated install procedure. 
    3. Learn techniques for troubleshooting the install process and ongoing management of installed software.  
     
    Tags: BIM Management, General (multi-discipline), Add-ins & External

    Level: Advanced
    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Making Revit Server Work on a Jobsite... Without 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). 
     
    Tags: General (multi-discipline), BIM Management, Third Party Tools & API

    Level: All Levels
    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Workflow using BIM Collaboration Format (BCF)
    Speaker: Mattias Sahlberg
    This lectures shows the workflow used in large norwegian projects for multi-disciplinary collaboration. The tools that are used apart from Revit are Solibri Model Checker, Simple BIM and Naviate.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Working with BIM Validation, Reporting and Issue Tracking in an integrated workflow. 
    2. Learn more about exporting IFC-files and the use of them. 
    3. Best-practise for multi-discipline BIM collaboration.  
     
    Tags: BIM Management, General (multi-discipline), Add-ins & External

    Level: Intermediate
     

    Session 14 & 15

    1:00 PM  -  3:45 PM
    LAB: Dynamo for Structural Design - Part A & Part B (Class Seating)
    Speaker: Julien Benoit
    Co-Speaker: Havard Vasshaug

    This lab will discuss how to run analytical simulations in the Dynamo/Revit environment, by collecting data from analysis software, virtually manipulate and modify the analytical model in Dynamo, run iterations to optimize the design based on results. Participants will also learn how to create computational structural systems.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how to use Dynamo with Revit in structural analytical design by transferring data, changing the analytical model and iterating through results. 
    2. Learn how to create custom Dynamo nodes using Python, and create interactions between objects and collect data for your calculations. 
    3. Learn how to use Dynamo to create organic and computational structural forms and systems. 
     
    Tags: Structure, Architecture

    Level: Advanced

    1:00 PM  -  3:45 PM
    LAB: Dynamo for Structural Design - Part A & Part B (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: Julien Benoit
    Co-Speaker: Havard Vasshaug

    This lab will discuss how to run analytical simulations in the Dynamo/Revit environment, by collecting data from analysis software, virtually manipulate and modify the analytical model in Dynamo, run iterations to optimize the design based on results. Participants will also learn how to create computational structural systems.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how to use Dynamo with Revit in structural analytical design by transferring data, changing the analytical model and iterating through results. 
    2. Learn how to create custom Dynamo nodes using Python, and create interactions between objects and collect data for your calculations. 
    3. Learn how to use Dynamo to create organic and computational structural forms and systems. 
     
    Tags: Structure, Architecture

    Level: Advanced

     

    Session 15

    2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
    IFC: The Developer and User perspective.
    Speaker: Rebecca de Cicco
    Co-Speaker: Angel Velez
    This class is a two-part presentation, focusing on the technical application of IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) in the first half and the practical use of it on building projects in the second.  IFC is part of an open standard defined by buildingSMART globally and both presenters have close links both in the UK and globally when it comes to defining this. 

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. To gain an introductory level of understanding of IFC from a technical point of view.
    2. To learn how to use Autodesk’s open source IFC projects to get the best IFC and COBie output from Autodesk Revit.
    3. Utilise the process of extracting and validating IFC from Autodesk Revit and the implications on real life projects, whilst acknowledging the strengths and weaknesses in practice.

    Tags: BIM Management

    Level: All Levels
    2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Maintaining Creativity Through Revit-Centred Multi-Platform Design Workflows
    Speaker: Enrique Ramos Melgar
    Co-Speakers: Martin Coyne, Rutger Huiberts
    Focusing on merging existing creative workflows with Revit - how do you combine creative talent and computational skills focused on an existing Rhino/Grasshopper workflow with a large-scale project to be coordinated, documented and delivered using Revit 2014, from initial training, custom tool development and using Autodesk 360 Rendering for visualisation.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand key considerations when managing multi-platform workflows centred on Revit. 
    2. How to approach handling complex geometry created both inside and outside Revit. 
    3. Learn how to maximise use of 360 Cloud Rendering to really show off your geometry 
     
    Tags: Architecture, Visualization, Add-ins & External Software

    Level: Advanced
    2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
    So You Want to Produce iOS Apps for Your firm? Things to Consider…
    Speaker: Doug Williams
    What does it take to build in-house iOS Apps at your firm? I will be discussing our 4 year journey of developing iOS Apps at our firm. You might be surprised to find out that your existing deliverables already gets you substantially near the end product.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand what it takes to develop in house tablet applications. After you have created your first App, what comes next? 
    2. Understand what kind of deliverables can you produce with iOS Apps. 
    3. How can these App’s impact my business model? 
     
    Tags: Visualization, Business Strategy/ leadership, General (multi-discipline)

    Level: Advanced
    2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Switching from AutoCAD® to Revit®

    Speaker: Steven Shell

    Co-speaker: Lynn Allen

    Together as a group we will share ideas, workflows and techniques to help make for a smoother and less painful transition from Autodesk AutoCAD® to Revit Architecture®  so that others may benefit from our successes and failures.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Discuss and compare various approaches to successfully transitioning from AutoCAD to Revit.
    2. Share ideas and workflows with one another which possibly take advantage of Revit’s strengths while still retaining your AutoCAD-based production workflow and staff.
    3. Who really should be learning and using Revit in your office?   

    Tags: BIM Management, Architecture, Business Strategy

    Level: All Levels

     

    Session 16

    4:05 PM  -  4:50 PM
    LAB: "D" like Dynamo (Class Seating)
    Speaker: Peter Kompolschek
    Dynamo will be used to automate repetitive tasks in your everyday work. You will learn to combine standard nodes and add user defined ones written in python.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Using Dynamo for automation. 
    2. Create custom nodes. 
    3. How to save time.


    Tags: General (multi-discipline), API & Scripting

    Level: Advanced

    4:05 PM  -  4:50 PM
    LAB: "D" like Dynamo (Gallery Seating)
    Speaker: Peter Kompolschek
    Dynamo will be used to automate repetitive tasks in your everyday work. You will learn to combine standard nodes and add user defined ones written in python.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Using Dynamo for automation. 
    2. Create custom nodes. 
    3. How to save time.


    Tags: General (multi-discipline), API & Scripting

    Level: Advanced

    4:05 PM  -  4:50 PM
    Methodology and Ideas for Modelling Civil Constructions
    Speaker: Oliver Langwich
    Learn about different modelling techniques e.g. combine project and external void families to create rainwater retention basins or complex civil construction buildings and waste pipe / channel systems. Get in touch with adaptive Void-Families. Get to know "adaptive Frames" and how to create individual pipe / channel systems. Discover also the "follow surface" possibilities of adaptive families e.g. to create barriers on curved and sloped surfaces.  Use Built-In Parameters of Profile Families effectively and learn how to create complex geometry with all the above mentioned possibilities of Revit.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn about different modelling techniques e.g. combine project and external void families to create rainwater retention basins or complex civil construction buildings and waste pipe / channel systems. 
    2. Get in touch with adaptive Void-Families. Get to know "adaptive Frames" and how to create individual pipe / channel systems. Discover also the "follow surface" possibilities of adaptive families e.g. to create barriers on curved and sloped surfaces. 
    3. Use Built-In Parameters of Profile Families effectively and learn how to create complex geometry with all the above mentioned possibilities of Revit. 
     
    Tags: Construction/ Fabrication, Structure

    Level: Advanced

    4:05 PM  -  4:50 PM
    Present Your Building in a Game-Engine
    Speaker: Arno de Lange
    Bring your model to life. Renderings aren’t that special anymore. What can you do to bring something new. The effort to make a virtual reality is the same as making renderings. See in this demo class how easy it is to bring your model into a game-engine using 3Dmax/Unity3D.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Import your model to a game-engine using 3Dmax and unity3D. 
    2. Learn the basics of Unity3D. 
    3. Place your VR on a USB drive and on the web. 

    Tags: Visualization, Architecture, Add-ins & External Software

    Level: Intermediate

    4:05 PM  -  4:50 PM
    Remodels and Alternates in the MEP World
    Speaker: Daniel Stine
    Attendees will learn about many of the challenges of working on multi-discipline projects with phasing and design options. This will include dealing with linked Revit models and logical systems. We will cover the limitations Revit has and discuss some workarounds.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand how to setup MEP projects when arch uses design options.
    2. Know what the potential problems are with phasing. 
    3. Learn how to use old Revit models for new projects.


    Tags: MEP, BIM Management, General (multi-discipline)

    Level: Intermediate

    4:05 PM  -  4:50 PM
    Residential BIM: Handling the Complexities of Urban High-Rise Projects
    Speaker: Nicholas Muir
    Co-Speakers: Melanie Servante
    Come learn the processes and workflows utilised by SOM London in creating and developing high-rise residential projects.  Through real-world case studies, explore optioning, linking/ grouping strategies,  and complex façade system design and documentation.  Special attention will be paid to design process, parametric schedule-driven models, and unit type management.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Identify the benefits of different workflow options in solving a variety of design documentation requirements.
    2. Describe examples of scheduling residential unit types while maintaining their parametric data. 
    3. Discuss strategies of building and documenting complicated residential façade systems in Revit.

    Tags: BIM Management

    Level: All Levels

     

    Session 17

    5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Wrap Up
    ​Speaker: Wesley Benn
     
    7:20 PM  -  11:00 PM
    Gala Dinner Proudly Sponsored by Revizto
    Proudly Sponsored by: ReviztoHorizontal
    Saturday 1 November 2014
    Royal Hospital Kilmainham
    7:00pm - 11:30pm

    The conference will go out with a bang at the Gala Dinner. Guests will enjoy a 3 course meal and beverages from 7:20pm - 11:00pm. Awards will kick start the evening followed by live entertainment. 
     
    Dress: Semi-Formal
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