RTC Committee



  Wesley Benn - Chairman
BD Group / RTC Events Management

Wesley is the founder and convener of the Revit Technology Conference series. As a long-term user and advocate of Revit, Wesley has been speaking and teaching in the field since starting to play with a pre-release version of the software.

The BD Group (www.bdgroup.net.au) incorporates BD Architecture (formerly Benn Design) - a full service architectural practice; BD Technology - a BIM training, implementation, content creation and process consultancy, and ADD, an outsourcing and BIM consulting team operating Australia-wide and internationally. Together with RTC Events Management, these parts together form a whole that touches on all aspects of the BIM ecosystem and offers our clients high level expertise and a truly encompassing service.

Projects have ranged from architectural design across multiple project types; to outsource documentation for other design and engineering practices; to BIM and technology management of major projects (up to $14 Billion) around the world. Wesley has worked directly with Autodesk on Revit development and implementation, builds Revit content for manufacturers and end-users, and has implemented Revit and other BIM tools into well over 300 practices throughout South-East Asia.

Wesley is a regular speaker at events throughout Australia and overseas talking about technology, Integrated Practice, and facilities management; he founded (and chaired for 5 years) the Revit User Group, Sydney; is an occasional speaker and design jury member at UNSW, and is desperately trying to remember "the safe place" he stashed his family and home life in...






 

Jim Balding – Partnerships Manager

The ANT Group
 

Jim Balding is a licensed architect with more than 20 years of experience integrating technology into the architectural field. Jim earned his Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has been a member of the Autodesk® Revit® Architecture Client Advisory Board since its inaugural meeting, and served as the Revit Product Chair for AUGI® for five years. He also founded and served as the South Coast Revit Users Group (SCRUG) president for five years. Jim has spoken at several technology conferences and is one of the top-rated speakers at Autodesk University. He has developed a successful Autodesk Revit Architecture implementation strategy that has been adopted by some of the top architectural firms in the world.

Jim has recently launched his own architectural and design technology firm – The ANT Group. 






 

Phil Read – Partnerships Manager

 
 

Phil Read is an industry leader in research and development on BIM, visualization, and cloud-based collaboration. After working in both civil engineering and architecture, he downloaded Revit version 1.0 (at the suggestion of an ArchiCAD reseller) and was hooked. Less than a year later, he began working for Revit Technology and then Autodesk as a project implementation specialist, where he had the honor and pleasure of working with some of the most remarkable people and design firms around the world helping them to implement BIM within their own workflows. He’s a regular speaker, blogger, Twitterer, author and relishes the role of “change agent” as long as it makes sound business sense. And in addition to holding degrees in Communications, Architecture, and a Masters Degree in Architecture, Phil suggests you check out the music of the Flat Tires from Hickory, North Carolina.






 

R. Robert Bell – Scheduling Manager

Sparling

 

Robert is the Design Technology Manager for Sparling, a specialty electrical engineering and technology consulting firm in the United States, headquartered in Seattle Washington. He provides strategic direction, technical oversight, and high-level support for Sparling’s enterprise design and production technology systems. He is instrumental in positioning Sparling as an industry and client leader in leveraging technology in virtual building and design. Robert has been in the MEP industry for over 20 years and has used every release of Revit MEP from its release as Revit Systems.






 

David Harrington – Speaker Manager

Walter P Moore

 

David J. Harrington is currently President of Autodesk User Group International and acting as Speaker Manager for RTC2011 North America. He has written a number of CAD related books, most recently Mastering Revit Structure 2010 and often writes articles for trade magazines. David currently works for Walter P Moore, a consulting engineering firm based in Houston, Texas and in addition to his role as a structural Designer provides in-house Revit training and customization. He often teaches at Autodesk University in the structural discipline and his personal blog can be found athttp://caddhelp.blogspot.com.






 

Nicholas Kramer – Program Manager/IT Coordinator

HMC Architects

 

Nicholas M. Kramer, LEED® AP , is a project leader and BIM project administrator at HMC Architects in Ontario, California. He has been using Revit® since version 8.1 and has helped to implement Revit across an architectural company of over 400. He is currently the company-wide resource for BIM content creation and standardization on a wide variety of projects. His project experience varies from a 400,000 square foot library to higher educational laboratory buildings to medical tenant improvements to the renovation of the MLK Hospital in Los Angeles. Nicholas is currently serving as the president of the BIM User Group Inland Empire (BUGIE) , and has guest lectured on BIM and sustainability at Autodesk University and other forums.






 

Steve Stafford – Marketing Manager

AEC Advantage
 

Steve has been returning presenter at Autodesk University since 2004 as well as presenting at RTC 2006. He started using Revit in 2002. He is a well established Revit consultant and is currently the CEO of his firm AEC Advantage, Inc. Very active in the Revit community at large, he was an early member of the Revit community forum at Zoogdesign and he now serves as the forum manager for the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) Revit Community as well as wrapping up his term as a member of AUGI's board of directors. He created, writes and manages three Revit blogswww.Revitoped.comwww.revitinside.com and www.revitjobs.com.

He currently lives in Southern California with his wife and two children.