Thursday, August 25, 2016


You know what time its is? Its time to quit procrastinating!


No more time to waste!

If you have an idea for a class, SUBMIT IT!!

If you have some cool modelling tips and tricks in ANY PLATFORM that you would like to share, SUBMIT IT!!

If you are doing something interesting with BIM and Technology and want to present it to a global audience, SUBMIT IT!!


We are looking for speakers to talk about BIM in Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Infrastructure, Management, and Implementation.  We welcome discussions related to all platforms, building types, disciplines and workflows.

We need you.


Monday, August 15, 2016

How to Write a BIM Conference Abstract

Time is running out and we need your proposals for RTC ASIA 2017 at Marina Bay Sands!  But how exactly do you write a good abstract? Let me help a little bit.
An abstract shouldn’t be too long or too short. A few paragraphs should suffice, enough to give us an idea that your presentation will be interesting and you are a knowledgeable speaker.
Your presentation does not have to include Revit. We are open to all comers. We welcome other platforms and new tools in the market. If it’s useful, we are interested!
We have a whole list of topics on the ABSTRACT SUBMISSION PAGE
Other things to include in your RTC Asia Abstract:
  • A few lines about yourself.
    • Where do you work? What do you do?
  • Tell us about the relevant topic for your proposal
    • Architecture?  Engineering?  Construction?
    • BIM management?  Revit tips?  Family building?
    • Visualization?  Workflows? Legos?
  • Give your class a title!
    • Something catchy always helps!
  • What is your format?
    • Will it be a lecture? A panel discussion? A Lab?
  • Summarize your Class description
    • Why do people NEED to take your class?
    • What problem are you addressing?
    • What software or workflows are being presented?
  • List a few learning objectives
    • What key skills will attendees learn?
    • 3-5 should suffice
  • Give some thought to your target audience and the level of expertise required
    • Is this an overview for executives?
    • Basics for newcomers?
    • Are you going to geek out and get very detailed?
You only have until AUGUST 31 to get in your proposals!  No time to waste!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Autodesk University ASEAN in Bangkok

Boy oh Boy am I excited to finally be presenting in Bangkok at AU ASEAN
Many thanks to Autodesk for the invitation.
You can download the lecture slides here
You can download the dataset here

Thursday, July 2, 2015

RTC Asia 2015 – Event Schedule and Costs Announced

Did you know that the class schedule and event costs for RTC Asia 2015 have been posted on the website? If not, you need to hustle yourself over to the RTC EVENTS SITE RIGHT NOW!

The Full Schedule with the list of ~60 classes is here
The table of registration fees is here

Earlybird Registration starts on Monday July 6th but only lasts until the 17th, but there are limited slots SO GET IN QUICK!

Attendance at the event will also give you the opportunity to sit for the Certified Revit Professional Exam for free.  This is a S$500 value!  Again limited slots are available so sign up fast.

Special group rates will be available for 5 or more people from the same organization.  Special rates for students and professors as well.

Prepare yourselves.  Get your ducks in a row.  Get your affairs in order.  Get your manager’s credit card.  Get ready. The time is nearly upon us.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Making the Sausage 102: Setting the Schedule for RTCAsia 2015

Do you know about RTC?  Next September, an epic BIM event is being planned to gather Revit heads & BIM-Geeks in Singapore for 3 days of focused training.  75 classes taught by global Reviteers from all disciplines.  If you live, breathe, eat and sleep BIM, this is the place for you....more info to come.

Monday, March 2, 2015

BIM is Too New, We Still Need Time to Figure it Out!

If you have been in this business for as long as I have, that statement sounds less like business reality and more like an admission of laziness and avoidance of a changing marketplace.

Occasionally, I am lucky enough to find artifacts which backup my (pointed) opinion.  This weekend at a thrift store I found a stack of old issues of National Geographic.  This one from June 1989 caught my eye...

Who wouldn't want to walk down memory lane and see the hot & sexy computer graphics of yester-year!  I got an eyeful.

"Intergraph now sells workstations with graphics software packages for as little as $20,000!"

"A few keystrokes and you can see the building structure glowing through transparent walls..."

"Designers are using these workstations to minimize tedious work, freeing up time for the creative side of design..."


Do you mean to tell me that NASA had VR goggles before the fellows who invented Oculus Rift were even born????

Have some Autodesk Software: "After the customers wishes have all been satisfied, the computer will generate blueprints and calculate costs"

1989.... A year on the bleeding edge.