Your Guide to BILT NA for Construction and Contractors!

With such a variety of topics, we know it can be hard not to get caught up in what class you want to choose and why. To help you out, we have a short list of sessions that we think may suit those of you that are contractors or in the construction game. Without further ado:


We start Day one with:

  • Advance your digital agenda through persuasion and Influence – Scott Jones, Aurecon If you’ve ever struggled to get a budget, Been frustrated by a boss who only sees cost rather than value or ever noticed that some people are more effective at getting what they want, This session is about making you better. 
  • Revit Phasing from A-Z – Sash Kazeminejad, Ideate Software This session will cover Phasing concepts, Phase Settings such as Phase Creation, Filters, & Overrides; View Management, Demolishing Tips, Do’s and Don’ts when using Phases, and how Phasing can be used to create presentation views for clients and Virtual Reality.
  • Double LAB: Creating Profiles in Bluebeam Revu for Project Estimating, Brian Juge, CAD-1 Learn how integrate this tool into your existing construction and BIM workflow and use it for more than just to mark up PDF files.
  • God is in the Data (Room Data Sheets and Equipment Books: Fast, Free (mostly), and Easy), Aaron Maller, Parallax Team, Inc. This class walks through a workflow- using nothing but Revit, Dynamo(not required), Microsoft Excel and Word to generate RDS/FEE books from a BIM export.

Enough learning for one day, we then have the Offsite function, which this year is at the fabulous City Museum (more on that here)

Day 2 starts with:

  • Highly Collaborative VDC, Tomislav Zigo, Clayco Learn how to incorporate reality capture date in a functional way, Understand the importance of collaboration and concise deliver of information and experience a purpose driven use of AR technology in conjunction with cloud based collaboration
  • Roundtable: BIM is broken? Carl Storms, IMAGINiT – This topic came from feedback from a Roundtable delivered at AU 2016, BILT NA 2017, and local user groups. The purpose of this sessions is not only to share that feedback but to try and dive a little deeper into it and separate the fact from fiction
  • When to Leverage Design Models and When Not to for Construction, Aaron Maller, Parallax Team, Inc In this real project case study, we will look at ways and techniques Contractors and Builders can “review and audit” design team models, and decide if they can be used or salvaged, or if they need to be rebuilt and validated from the ground up. We will look at specific *gotchas* from Design Models, how to identify what you can rely on and what you cant, and discuss what that means for all of the parties (subcontractors) that are “downstream” of the Design Team.

And finally our last day of learning will see you delve into:

  • Construction can be sexy: How visualisation tools help us build, Jeffrey Pinheiro, Turner Construction/, at Turner Construction they are using tools like Autodesk Revit, Lumion, Enscape3D, Photoshop, In-Design, HTC Vive (virtual reality hardware), and 3D Printers everyday as part of their construction process. See how these tools are helping them build!
  • Navisworks: Not the only name in the Clash Detection Game, Carl Storms, IMAGINiT In this session you’ll learn about some of the many options available for clash detection when working with BIM. You’ll also see reviews of the pros and cons of current clash detection software, and what the future of it might be.

On the final stretch of the conference we have:

  • Innovative Ways BIM contributes to Lean Construction, Daniel Doherty, Clark Builders – In construction, finding waste is the easy part, implementing effective solutions to minimize it can be more challenging. BIM can facilitate innovative workflows that improve performance, if you can think outside the box.
  • Enhanced Integration: Connecting the disjointed lifecycle of the AECO industry, Marin Pastar, Bates. See this Overview of how leveraging BIM and VDC technologies throughout the complete project life-cycle connects the disjointed AEC/O teams and increases efficiency by implementing federated as-built models and asset data into an Integrated Workplace Management (IWMS) platform at project turn-over, on top of streamlining the design and construction process.

Feeling exhausted – the Gala Dinner is within close reach.

I’ll see you in St Louis!

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