For anyone working in design or construction or as asset owners and managers, we can no longer ignore the fact that technology is a key part of designing and constructing buildings and infrastructure – and the pace of change and new technological advances will only get faster. Whatever your role, you need to have some understanding of what technologies are available and what they can do – even if you are not ‘hands-on’ with all the tools. Technology no longer encompasses just CAD or even just BIM, but includes tools for virtual reality, smart buildings, asset management tools and apps as well as project information management.
If you’re looking to take your BIM or technology practice to the next level, we are now counting down the weeks to Digital Built Week North America, the premier week of events, for BIM, VDC, Digital Engineering and related technologies and include the Design Technology Summit, Data Day, Building Content Summit and BILT NA. this year it will take place at the newly unveiled Hyatt Regency in Seattle, Washington.
For those of you who haven’t been to these events before, the flagship event 'BILT' stands for 'Buildings, Infrastructure and Lifecycle, supported by Technology' and is a learning event for all of those involved in the design, delivery and ownership/operations of the built environment. Each event is an independent, “by users, for users” conference and is the best place to get unbiased, first hand advice from industry experts who implement best of breed solutions that drive their business forward. The result is a stronger community, smarter industry and more sustainable environment.
With over 150 classes spread over four days you can find numerous classes to attend in any session with multiple classes for Architects, MEP or structural engineers and construction contractors. There are also a number of sessions designed especially for BIM Managers and this year they have launched a whole host of sessions on Generative Design.
Sessions this year include a large mix of lecture-style sessions, panels, hands-on labs and roundtable discussions from international and local speakers to provide a truly outstanding conference program which gives you the opportunity to build your skills across both technical and leadership spheres.
For those of you that already know these events, over the past few months you may have noticed a change – from RTC to the Digital Built Environment Institute (DBEI) – in some new events and communications. The legacy of the RTC name, and the Revit Technology Conference series, began when it was a truly Revit focussed event, back in 2005. 2 years ago, the name of the primary event series, RTC, changed to BILT to represent the changing nature of the events and to more accurately reflect the BIM community’s needs. The goal now is not only to provide knowledge around software and technology, but to be a trusted builder of communities dedicated to the built environment. The Digital Built Environment Institute is all about sharing knowledge, working smarter and more collaboratively in order to increase efficiency in our industry together. The goal remains to be recognised as a trusted builder of communities dedicated to the built environment.
We look forward to joining with our North America community and immersing ourselves in the world of design and construction technology from 17-20 July at the Hyatt Regency in Seattle, and hope to see you there too! To register and for more information visit https://www.dbeinstitute.org/event/bilt-na-2019/pricing