2015 RTC Building Content Summit

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Noun: a structure with a roof and walls that is used as a place for people to live, work, do activities, store things, etc.

Verb: the act or process of making


Nouna part, element, or complex of parts 

Verb: pleased and satisfied


Nounthe topmost level attainable

Verb: to participate, to climb
Take a moment and think about all those permutations. There’s eight – and they each have a really important meaning and context to the rest of what we’re trying to accomplish.
BIM has come a long way and really helped with this:
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But we still have a long way to go to figure out this:
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We believe that part of the challenge is Content: The stuff that our BIM files are made of. Without the right content…we’ll never be content.
What is valuable for the designer in providing emotive visual information is seldom useful for the builder in providing analytic context for construction. In other words, content must be beautiful and useful to satisfy both “stakeholders” (as Steve S likes to call them). It must be visually correct but also behave properly.
Manufacturers and Fabricators? They are often stuck in the middle. They’d love to provide beautiful and useful content – but how to make everyone happy? In order to get this right we have to consider stuff like:
– Geometry features vs. limitations
– Family Categories
– Type vs. Instance Parameters
– Reference Planes vs. Lines
– Hosted vs. Non-hosted vs. Face-based
– Materials vs Finishes
– For the love of Zeus don’t get me started on Insertion Points…
So the day before the July RTC North American Conference (Wednesday the 22nd of July) we’re going to hold the first RTC Building Content Summit. If you’re a designer, manufacturer, contractor, content creator or software provider with the desire to help untangle this effort and work together to point the AEC industry in the right direction we’d really like you to attend (more details to follow).
The first step is admitting the AEC ecosystem has a problem with all the stakeholders in the same room at the same time in order to get to the point that we at least know what it is that we don’t know
Follow us at www.twitter.com/RTCBCS or #RTCBCS.
And head over to http://www.rtcevents.com/ for info as it becomes available.
Hope to see you there!

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