Speaker Sponsor Spotlight (v7)

Being a speaker at RTC takes dedication above and beyond. In my experience, it takes a minimum of 40 hours to create both handout and presentation for a one hour session. On top of that, you need to practice your presentation multiple times for consistency and flow. Present your session well, and you’ll be roundly praised! Do it poorly and you’ll have face-planted in front of hundreds of industry peers.

Consider that these forty-plus hours has to come from outside work hours. Late nights, weekends and more. Who’s the Who’s Who of Dedication? Read on to find out – and then register today to come and meet your industry peers!


Brian RingleyBrian Ringley
Design Technology Platform Specialist for Woods Bagot
https://www.linkedin.com/in/bringley

At RTC I’ll be speaking on how contemporary analysis tools can drive design decisions with environmental and building performance data across the lifecycle of a project, and how the nuance of these tools allows project managers to delegate them strategically based on project sector, location, phase, and team expertise. I’ll also be speaking at the pre-conference Data Day event on trends in interoperable workflows and how they’ve moved from ad-hoc geometry exchanges in a variety of third party Grasshopper and Dynamo libraries to generic data transactions via Flux’s cloud-based JSON representations of building information.

BIM challenges tend to be cultural rather than technological. These challenges include building effective communication habits among team members, consultants, and stakeholders, incorporating BIM methodology into bidding, contracts, and execution plans, and eliminating the false notion of BIM as a technological enhancement to a process (and thus potentially superfluous) while reinforcing BIM as the process itself.

BIM is rewarding in the sense that water is rewarding – you kind of need it to get by. So I won’t say that BIM is a reward. However, I do believe strongly that not using BIM is a punishment.

I’m looking forward to meeting a lot of really smart people at the conference, maybe picking up some Revit API knowledge, and hitting up that “spectacular outdoor pool complex” at the resort.


Master_PZhouPhyllis Zhou
Landscape Architect at Sasaki Associates
https://www.linkedin.com/in/xue-phyllis-zhou-2b368810

I will be talking about Revit workflow for landscape architecture. As part of building industry, landscape architects are experiencing a growing interest in using Revit as a design and documentation tool. Through various project cases, I will share my experience at how to make efficient use of the toolbox to adapt to landscape workflow through all design phases, how to strategically choose between 2D drafting and 3D modeling modes to ease the minds of designers and managers, and how to simplify and streamline the design process with the aid of other software.

I really enjoy the unified project environment of Revit, and the logic and information embedded in the working process. What I find challenging about BIM is the lack of tools and limited sources tailored to landscape architects. So I’m hoping that my presentation will further stir up discussion for further opportunities.

I’m very excited to join RTC for the first time. I look forward to sharing and learning with the most talent and adventurous Revit users and to meeting new people.  Traveling to Arizona from Boston in July may not sound that pleasant, but hey, I can say it’s a new experience!


Scotty BrownScott Brown
Sr. Project Manager at Beck Architecture
https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-brown-aia-08a944a

This year myself and a new speaker to RTC, Darick Brokaw will be leading a class/discussion about the psychology of project team collaboration. As leaders we are motivated to know what makes your teams work great(and not so great) together and share our insights with you. The challenges of delivering BIM projects is much more than the software we use.

We have found that miscommunication is one of the biggest challenge most teams face.  So understanding how each team member is “wired” to communicate is the first step to the creation of an effective project team that is both rewarding to the project and the individual members of the team.  We have found the most rewarding part of BIM is its ability for it to be a catalyst for building relationships that last beyond any one model.

We look forward to progress in meaningful growth of not just the tech of our industry but also its teams.

Join us for some “Architectural Jazz”.

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