RTC North American 2013 Committee

Wesley Benn - Chairman
RTC Events Management / ADDglobal / University of New South Wales

Wesley is the founder of RTC Events Management and chairman of the Revit Technology Conference series. As a long-term user and advocate of Revit, Wesley has been speaking and teaching in the field since starting to play with a pre-release version of the software.

ADDglobal (www.addglobal.com.au) is an outsourcing and BIM consulting team operating Australia-wide and internationally. Projects have ranged from documentation services across multiple project types and disciplines; to architectural design management for designers, developers, contractors, and owner-operators; to BIM and technology management of major projects (up to $14 billion) around the world. Together, the team offers a breadth and depth that touches on all aspects of the BIM ecosystem and offers clients high level expertise and a truly encompassing service.

Wesley has worked directly with Autodesk on Revit development and implementation, built Revit content for manufacturers and end-users, and has implemented Revit and other BIM tools into well over 300 practices throughout South-East Asia..

Wesley is a regular speaker at events throughout Australia and overseas talking about technology, Integrated Practice, and facilities management; he founded (and chaired for 5 years) the Revit User Group, Sydney; and is a lecturer and the BIM course convener at the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, Australia.

Jim Balding – Partnerships Manager
The ANT Group

Jim Balding is a licensed architect with more than 25 years of experience integrating technology into the architectural field. Jim earned his Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has been a member of the Autodesk® Revit® Architecture Client Advisory Board since its inaugural meeting, and served as the Revit Product Chair for AUGI® for five years. He also founded and served as the South Coast Revit Users Group (SCRUG) president for five years. Jim has spoken at several technology conferences and is one of the top-rated speakers at Autodesk University. He has developed a successful Autodesk Revit Architecture implementation strategy that has been adopted by some of the top architectural firms in the world.

Jim has recently launched his own architectural and design technology firm – The ANT Group.

  Phil Read – Partnerships Manager

Phil Read is an industry leader in research and development on BIM, visualization, and cloud-based collaboration. After working in both civil engineering and architecture, he downloaded Revit version 1.0 (at the suggestion of an ArchiCAD reseller) and was hooked. Less than a year later, he began working for Revit Technology and then Autodesk as a project implementation specialist, where he had the honor and pleasure of working with some of the most remarkable people and design firms around the world helping them to implement BIM within their own workflows. He's a regular speaker, blogger, Twitterer, author and relishes the role of "change agent" as long as it makes sound business sense. And in addition to holding degrees in Communications, Architecture, and a Masters Degree in Architecture, Phil suggests you check out the music of the Flat Tires from Hickory, North Carolina.

  R. Robert Bell – Scheduling Manager

Robert is the Design Technology Manager for Sparling, a specialty electrical engineering and technology consulting firm in the United States, headquartered in Seattle Washington. He provides strategic direction, technical oversight, and high-level support for Sparling's enterprise design and production technology systems. He is instrumental in positioning Sparling as an industry and client leader in leveraging technology in virtual building and design. Robert has been in the MEP industry for over 25 years and has used every release of Revit MEP from its release as Revit Systems.

  David Harrington – Speaker Manager
Walter P Moore

David J. Harrington is currently President of Autodesk User Group International and acting as Speaker Manager for RTC 2012 North America. He has written a number of CAD related books, most recently Mastering Revit Structure 2010 and often writes articles for trade magazines. David currently works for Walter P Moore, a consulting engineering firm based in Houston, Texas and in addition to his role as a structural Designer provides in-house Revit training and customization. He often teaches at Autodesk University in the structural discipline and his personal blog can be found at http://caddhelp.blogspot.com.

  Nicholas Kramer – Program Manager/IT Coordinator
HMC Architects

Nicholas M. Kramer, LEED® AP, is a project leader and BIM project administrator at HMC Architects in Ontario, California. He has been using Revit® since version 8.1 and has helped to implement Revit across an architectural company of over 400. He is currently the company-wide resource for BIM content creation and standardization on a wide variety of projects. His project experience varies from a 400,000 square foot library to higher educational laboratory buildings to medical tenant improvements to the renovation of the MLK Hospital in Los Angeles. Nicholas is currently serving as the president of the BIM User Group Inland Empire (BUGIE), and has guest lectured on BIM and sustainability at Autodesk University and other forums.

  Steve Stafford – Marketing Manager
AEC Advantage

Steve is a member of the RTC North America committee serving as Director of Marketing. He has been a presenter at RTC events since 2006 as well as at Autodesk University since 2004. He has been working as a freelance Revit training and implementation consultant since 2005. His company is called AEC Advantage, Inc. Very active in the Revit community at large, he has been participating in online Revit groups since shortly after the product was released publicly in 2000. You can find him serving as the forum manager for the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) Revit Community and he served a two year term as a member of AUGI's Board of Directors (2006-2008). As an author he has contributed chapters to two Wiley/Sybex Revit books and has three Revit focused blogs - www.Revitoped.comwww.revitinside.com and www.revitjobs.com. He currently lives in Southern California with his wife and two children.

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