May 2011 - North America

Spring has well and truly sprung and summer is coming up fast. The sunlight, the warmth, the flowers… There is a spring in your step, so naturally your thoughts turn to the Revit Technology Conference!

Now less than two months away, RTC has been running in Australia for 7 years but makes its debut in North America on June 23rd. Held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Resort on the beachfront in beautiful Huntington Beach, California. This elegant venue affords us the scale and flexibility to provide a broad range of subjects (more than 100 classes, in 7 rooms, across 3 days). That means more choices, more knowledge and more expert users to learn from.

Hear from some of the world’s leading figures in Revit and BIM, including noted authors, bloggers and Autodesk University speakers, such as Paul Aubin, Jim Balding, Phil Read, Harlan Brumm, David Conant, Jason Grant and Eddy Krygiel. Also joining us are some of the highest rated speakers from past Australian RTC conferences: Chris Needham, Stephen Taskin, Chris Price and Andrew Bagnall. Randy Deutsch, the author of the recently published book “BIM & Integrated Design”, will be presenting a session too. Many great speakers and sessions to choose from!

... and on top of all of that, we have Carl Bass, Autodesk's inimitable CEO, joining us to give the inaugural keynote address, and Paul Doherty, President of Screampoint and previous keynote speaker at RTC Australasia, to send us off with a high energy view of the future of our industry!

Revit Technology Conference, North America
will be held in Orange County, California at the
Thursday - Saturday, 23 - 25 June 2011

Online registration closes
on 15 June 2011

Experience the power of BIM at the region’s premiere Revit Event. After the success of RTC 2010 you are invited to attend a unique Revit event which will supercharge your professional experience. This 3 day event is streamed to benefit both novices and experts, and features leaders in Revit Architecture, Revit Structure and Revit MEP and a host of ancillary applications as well as a one day stream specifically for Practice Leaders.

For Program and registration details

Who should attend? Principals, Office Managers, Architects, Engineers, ESD Consultants, Students, Academics in related fields, CAD/BIM Managers, Construction Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Contractors, Subcontractors, Project Managers, Developers, Property Owners, Designers, Draftspersons, Digital Modellers, Visualisation Artists.

RTC is a unique, independent conference covering all things Revit - BIM and the whole ecosystem that supports it, and that goes to ensuring your success in the marketplace. No other event brings so many opportunities and benefits together in a single location. As a 'for users, by users' event, RTC is the best place to get unvarnished advice from the people who use the technologies to drive their businesses - and the industry as a whole - forward. Business leaders, thought leaders, innovators and implementers; they are all here, and all ready to give away their secrets to aid in the quest for a better, smarter industry, and a stronger, more sustainable environment.

  • Learn from some of the world's top instructors and industry experts.
  • Share ideas and insights with an international community of your peers.
  • Explore the latest trends and technologies
  • Cultivate important business and professional contacts that can benefit your company and your career.
  • Come to learn from the experts and leave with a wealth of knowledge, practical methods, and new ideas.
  • See how Revit and related applications drive ESD analysis and simulation.
  • Unlock the potential of BIM to streamline the building procurement and construction process.


Expert Revit use, and the role of a host of satellite applications, will be demonstrated through classroom training sessions, case studies, and a detailed examination of real-world workflows. Peer group participation and insight will be harnessed in a number of forum discussions.
This is the conference that attracts the top players in the BIM world. Join them, and gain from their insights.

With speakers and delegates from all aspects of the industry - from designers to owners, from surveyors to facility managers - RTC's scope ensures value to all who attend. Unique content delivered by the best: the tips and tricks, workarounds, and ‘gotchas’ that you need to know to stay on top. Find the answer to that problem that has been costing you time and money! Join us, and ride the front of the wave of the future.

RTC 2011 North America - Registration Fees:



(Until 15 June 2011)

(From 16 June 2011)

Full Conference Registration & Accommodation Package - Single




Full Conference Registration & Accommodation Package - Twin




Full Conference Registration Only
(No Accommodation)




One Day - Attendee
(No Accommodation)




Practice Leader - One Day Attendee
(including 1 nights accommodation)




Group, Student and Professor registration types also available - see website for more details.

Full Conference Attendee Inclusions:

  • 3 days of plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, hands on labs and exhibition attendance
  • Lunch, morning tea and afternoon tea each day
  • Attendance to all social functions, including Welcome Function (Thursday), Friday Evening BBQ and Gala Dinner (Saturday)

Practice Leaders' Day

Proudly sponsored by AEC Systems

Not convinced of why? Unsure of how? What is this 'BIM' thing anyway?

RTC provides a special, one day stream of classes aimed specifically at addressing the information needs of leaders - Practice Principals, Senior Executives, BIM Managers - What you need to know without all the technical background that can just pollute the decision making process.

Join us for a day focused on the business aspects of BIM: harnessing the power of Revit to produce a superior product at a lower cost, the legal implications of using BIM methods, implementation strategies, BIM standards, professional trends, and exciting new modes of facilities procurement including Integrated Project Delivery. Cut through the jargon and the hard-sell, and find out what the world of BIM is really about.

  • BIMpact on Practice: How BIM Impacts My firm
  • Forum: HR & BIM: Understanding the Impact on Your Business
  • BIMplementation
  • Adopting Lean Process in BIM 
  • Forum: Thought Leadership 2.0
  • Overcoming Real and Perceived Obstacles in IPD

The Practice Leaders’ Day is for those who are investigating BIM and Revit, those who have started their implementation, and those interested in the financial and quality benefits that come from using Revit well.

If you are seeking to understand the profound changes brought about by the advent of BIM, this is where you need to be.

Detailed Presentations

RTC 2011’s call for papers, has delivered a range of interesting and unique content which keeps the conference in touch with the trends in practice. See presentations from some of the world’s best!

The World of BIM

As well as Revit Architecture, Structure and MEP, RTC covers a wide range of the applications, formats and workflows used with Revit to deliver best practice BIM:

      • Revit SDK and API
      • Ecotect
      • iConstruct
      • Generative Components
      • Revit Collaboration
      • Construction
      • BIM for Interiors
      • Coordination
      • Interoperability
      • Fabrication
      • Case Studies
      • Models for Analysis and Design
      • Residential and Urban Design

Choose a Stream

With rooms featuring concurrent presentations of technical workshops, case studies, discussion forums, hands on lab sessions and seminars, RTC caters for all levels of expertise and a wide range of specific interests. Specialise in one area or sample from several. Sessions in each stream range from novice to advanced. The relevance of the training is assured:

  • Revit MEP Stream
    • New Features Revit MEP 2012
    • Massing for MEP
    • Calculations and Design Scheduling
    • Conduit and Cable Tray
    • Engineering and Model Coordination
    • MEP Family Creation
    • Plumbing In-depth
    • Deeper Look at Specific MEP Features

  • Revit Structure Stream
    • New Features Revit Structure 2012
    • Graphical Column Schedules
    • Structural Advanced Families
    • BIM for Wood Structures
    • Making Structural Projects Profitable
    • Using Revit Models for Analysis and Design

  • Revit Architecture Stream
    • Conceptual Massing
    • Generative Components
    • Revit Interiors and Finishes
    • New Features Revit Architecture 2012
    • Designing in Revit Using Parametric Formulas
    • Architectural Advanced Families
    • Family creation
    • Case Studies
    • Detailing in Revit Architecture
    • Nesting Families
    • Modeling Complex Walls
    • Parts and Assemblies
    • Residential Design
    • Urban Design
    • Revit Coordinates Workflow
    • Solving Common Revit Architecture Problems
    • Triage Revit Families
    • Scheduling

  • Visualisation & Presentation Stream
    • Revit Graphic Tips

  • BIM Management and Collaboration
    • BIM Beyond Documentation
    • Collaborative BIM
    • Extending BIM to Programming/Schematic Design
    • BIM Project Execution Plans
    • Integrated Design Using Revit Suite
    • Senior Management and BIM
    • Revit Help Desks
    • Case Studies
    • Shared Coordinates
    • Tips and Trick for BIM Managers
    • Your First Revit Project

  • Sustainability
    • Green Design
    • Leveraging BIM for CFD
    • Revit and Ecotect

  • General
    • Adaptive Component Family
    • Advanced Scheduling
    • Dynamic FM Web Application
    • Creating a Revit Ribbon (SDK/API)
    • Designing from Sketch to BIM
    • Coordination with Revit Models
    • iConstruct
    • Managing Construction Phase Revisions
    • Case Study: Our First Revit Project
    • Revit Usability Workshop
    • Shared Coordinates
    • Mass Family Editor
    • What's New in Revit 2012
    • Worksets
    • BIM Contributes to Redesigning New Developments (Rebuilding Japan)


Pick A Level
All the sessions on offer have been rated for the amount of prior knowledge required. Presentations have been tailored to meet the needs of those at all levels of experience.

  • Novice and Intermediate Highlights
    • Families
    • Revit Scheduling 
    • Ecotect
    • Curtain Walls
    • Interiors and Finishes
    • Rendering
    • Designing from Sketch to BIM
    • Revit Graphic Techniques

  • Intermediate and Advanced Highlights
    • Advanced Family Creation
    • Revit API
    • Parts and Assemblies
    • Generative Components
    • Nesting Families
    • Engineering and Revit Model Coordination
    • Parametric Formulas
    • Solving Common Revit Architecture Problems
    • Using Models in Engineering Analysis and Design
    • Collaboration and Coordination

Hands on lab sessions:

Hands on labs will provide a deeper understanding of some more complex parts of Revit. Hurry, space is limited

    • Revit MEP Plumbing
    • Advanced Architectural Families
    • Scheduling
    • Facilities Management
    • Massing for MEP
    • BIM for Wood Structures
    • Parts and Assemblies
    • Creating the Perfect Family
    • MEP Family Creation
    • Adaptive Components
    • Worksets
    • Residential Survival Guide
    • Structural Advanced Families
    • Nesting Families Ribbon API and SDK

Book RTC early to ensure your place in the labs. Places are limited


RTC 2011 North America is calling for competition submissions under the categories of:

  • Presentation
  • Documentation


Great prizes will be on offer!

Further details can be found at:


If you’ve been doing some great work, and would like the world to know, please contact us at RTC Secretariat. We are looking for all examples of expert, innovative and interesting work – displays of technique as well as strong visual images. Revit-only workflows can also be entered into the Competition: We just won’t be able to mention or display your name.

Showcased images will be presented after the opening session, and as a slideshow for the duration of the conference. Inspire and be inspired!


We are pleased to welcome our Industry partners to the RTC 2011 North America Exhibition and we thank them for their support. The exhibition will display products, content and services from a range of vendors. Running for the duration of the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with vendors during all lunch and tea breaks - in addition to the Welcome Function.

Glorious Gadgets

Following it's success in Australia we have made the Glorious Gadgets session a feature in the US agenda. Last year the gang in Sydney saw navigation through Navisworks through direct mind control, and the iPad. What do we have in store this year?

Social Events

Where the real work gets done!

Welcome Function

Proudly sponsored by Kelar Pacific

The Welcome Function, held on Thursday evening, provides an opportunity to network with friends and colleagues, while enjoying a drink and canapés within the Exhibition area from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

BBQ Dinner

Proudly sponsored by U.S. CAD

On Day 2, unwind from the Conference with a relaxed outdoor BBQ. Includes an Australian themed BBQ dinner and beverages from 6:00pm - 9:00pm.

Gala Dinner

Proudly sponsored by AEC Systems

The Conference will go out with a bang at the Gala Dinner. Guests will enjoy a 3 course meal and beverages from 7:00pm - 11:00pm, a cash bar will be available after this. Awards will kick start the evening followed by live entertainment by Steve Shell (the Revit Rock-n-Roll Architect) and his band Shell Shock coming to us from Tuscon, Arizona.


Mingle at the morning teas, lunches, and afternoon teas, held within the Exhibition .

Relax and get some flight-time (either/or) with a range of demo software and state of the art computers in the RTC Lounge 

And if you have brought your spouse/partner, or the whole family, don’t forget that you are in the heart of one of USA’s favourite beach and tourist destinations. The weather is great and it’s famed for its fabulous beaches and amusement parks and architectural locations. You’re not far from Los Angeles, San Diego, mountains, beaches, Disney, Legoland…and more! You can just be lazy and spend time in the spa and catch some sun at the beach, the choices are yours. You come to the Conference, and the family gets a holiday!

A Partners Package is available for partners, offering a ticket to the Welcome Function, BBQ Dinner and Gala Dinner at a discounted rate of $350. Partners also have the option to book these functions separately.


Revit User Groups

RTC is an independent conference run by Revit users. If you are not in contact with your local Revit user group we will help you get plugged in while you are at the conference.

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Proudly Supported by AUGI

RTC10 Photos:
Keynote - Paul Doherty

Lab - Michelle van Kolck

General session

Lots of really attentive people...

Drinks on Friday evening

Forum - An afternoon with Autodesk

Australian and American committee members


RTC 2010 Presentation Winner: Glenn Cunnington,
Humphrey & Edwards,


RTC 2010 Documentation Winner: Peter Ahern,
Humphrey & Edwards,


RTC 2010 Integration - Winner: Ceilidh Higgins,
GHD, Sydney


RTC 2010 Innovation - Winner: Calvin Kwan