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Pre-Registration has started for this year’s RTC – North America in Vancouver.

March 5, 2013

July 11 – 13
If you have never attended a Revit Technology Conference (RTC) or Autodesk Unversity (AU)….then maybe this one should be your first! Can you say….VANCOUVER?! What a cool place to visit and learn at the same time.
Great advanced (and guru) level classes and a great place to meet some of the most amazing Revit and BIM advocates, adopters, implementers and forward thinkers.
Oh, and I am presenting again too……
See you there hopefully!


RTC and AU, My Experience

November 24, 2011

This past summer I was fortunate enough to attend the Revit Technology Conference (RTC) in Huntington Beach, CA. Carl asked me to share some thoughts about my experience. I posted my experience on my blog (which is currently a mess, unorganized and getting worked on as time permits…it’s part my New Year’s Resolution)

Autodesk University 2011 is around the corner. Yes, I will be attending…for the first time. After that event, I’ll have a better understanding of their similarities and differences. I can already tell you that some of the topics from RTC2011 and AU2011 are the same. Keep in mind that RTC is shortly after the new releases of Revit in April. AU is almost 7-8 months after that time. A majority of the people I spoke with enjoyed RTC because it was focused on the tool and the process of Revit/BIM. RTC had much smaller attendance numbers than AU. Autodesk is a partner with RTC, but RTC is organized by users, and not by Revit’s developer.

Just recently RTC announced its USA venue for next year’s event. Read about it on RevitOpEd. I’ll see you at RTC2012, and AU2011 next week!




October 21, 2010

Today I got a message from Robert Miller, Director of the College of Architecture at The University of Arizona. He is making an effort to desseminate information about an outreach program assisting out-of-work and underemployed architecture graduates. Mark your calendars!

In this prolonged recession, the UofA School of Architecture in collaboration with AIA Southern Arizona will reach out to all recent architecture graduates, from any school, who are under- or un-employed. We will be holding events this year designed to put you back in touch with your discipline.

Your Online Career Networking Strategy
Wednessday, November 3, 2010
7:00-8:00 PM

  • Tait Johnson
  • Paul Reimer

In this seminar you will learn how to harness LinkedIn and online networking services to connect with potential employers. You’ll also discover how to make it easy for employers to find what you want them to find online (and they WILL search for you online.) Finally, learn the power of LinkedIn to reveal “friends of friends” inside the firm in which you seek employment…and why knowing someone “on the inside” can be so effective.

Portfolio & Resume Design Forum
Thursday, November 18, 2010
7:00-8:00 PM

  • Kim Fernández, AIA, LEED AP, Principal
    ABA Architects, PC
  • Frank Mascia, FAIA, ACHA, Principal
  • Robin Shambach, AIA, LEEP AP, Principal,
    Burns Wald-Hopkins Shambach Architects

What do interviewers really think  when they see your resume and portfolio? How can you package your abilities and experience to make the best impact on practitioners?

This seminar will let you benefit from the candid advice of local architects about portfolio and resume design. A diverse panel of principals will share with you their perspectives on qualities that firms want to see in the portfolios and resumes that cross their desks; then, they will critique your resume and portfolio for strengths and areas for improvement.

University of Arizona, School of Architecture
1040 North Olive Road
Dinsmore Conference Room, 2nd floor
Tucson, AZ 85721
for more information: 520.621.6752

Coming 2011: Career Mentoring, Skills Touch-Up and more!


2011 Revit Technology Conference – USA

August 27, 2010

The 2011 Revit Technology Conference – USA will be held at The Hyatt Huntington Beach, Thursday – Saturday, 23 – 25 June 2011. This Conference is much like a User Group Meeting on Steroids.  Organized by Users for Users the information provided at these conferences is targeted to solve problems, address efficiencies and help with production as it relates to BIM related technologies with specific emphasis on Revit.

To find out more check out the RTC Newsletter.

Enjoy Carl


REVIT – 2011 Technology Conference

July 25, 2010

Steve had mentioned the next Revit Technology Conference is scheduled for July 2011 and is occuring in San Diego, CA.  Given the time of year and location I think most of us in the Tucson and Phoenix areas will be highly motivated to attend this conference.  The last conference was held in Australia so the 2011 event may be a rare opportunity for us in Arizona.  As of this post the event details had not been posted so you may want to save this link for future reference.  We will post an update as we find out more.


AIA Hosts – BIM & The Bottom Line

July 25, 2010

AIA Southern Arizona Hosts:
BIM and the Bottom Line 
August 27th, 8 AM – 5 PM
Cocktail Reception 5:30 – 7 PM
Double Tree Reid Park – Tucson, AZ 

$$$  There is a fee for this event, but as of this posting it was undetermined.

BIM and the Bottom Line
How Integrated Solutions Can Add Value For You and Your Clients
A Collaborative Workshop

Featured National Speaker James Salmon, J.D. of Collaborative Construction Resources will lead this innovative, live workshop in which attendees will learn the solutions to challenges regarding interoperability among BIM tools and how team collaboration can be maximized through the use of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) agreements and Lean Business processes.  Interoperability will be demonstrated with the following BIM Solutions- AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk Revit MEP, Archicad, Catia, Tekkla, and Solibri. 

Attendees will:

  • Earn 6 AIA HSW/SD units!
  • Realize the importance of and flexibility of integrated agreements. Even public entities can participate in IPD structured projects!
  • Learn efficient work flows to facilitate successful interoperability among differing software platforms.
  • Understand the Level of Detail necessary to extract cost, time, fabrication, commissioning and facility management data from the model AND how to plan for it from the beginning.
  • Have the opportunity to interact with industry leading professionals to get your questions answered.


8:00-9:00       Registration/Cont. Breakfast/Exhibit Booths open
9:00-10:45     Benefits of Interoperable BIM in an IPD Environment
10:45-11:00   Break
11:00-12:30   Collaborative Analysis of Challenges
12:30-1:30     Lunch/Exhibit Booths open
1:30-3:45       3D Resolution of Challenges
3:45-4:00       Break
4:00-5:00       Interoperable BIM & IPD:  Fact, Fiction & Future
5:30-7:00       Cocktails in Exhibit Area

For More Information or to Register Contact –  
Kathy VonCannon, AIA Southern Arizona This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Phone:  (520) 323-2191or visit – AIA Southern Arizona website at


BIM for the Built Environment Event in Tucson on August 6th – FREE!!

July 25, 2010

Are you involved in the built environment? If so, this is a must see seminar that will demonstrate Autodesk Solutions that will win you more business by demonstrating the efficiencies realized thru project collaboration for all facets of the building cycle from design to construction. These efficiencies can be recognized for all project delivery methods; See Autodesk’s VDC Technical Specialists Jason Dodds and Kevin Durham demonstrate the BIM efficiencies and their applicability to all project delivery methods throughout the entire building cycle.

Gain the competitive edge by exceeding the expectations of project owners by utilizing BIM – Let BIM be your competitive advantage. Firms awarded projects recognize the efficiencies and cost savings by utilizing BIM, in spite of 2D plan requirements. Learn about how Autodesk solutions will win you more bids by providing you efficient, innovative, and cost savings tools for design and construction for:

Civil Engineers
MEP Engineers
Structural Engineers

Agenda: BIM for the Built Environment

  • Revit Platform Overview for Vertical Construction
  • Autodesk SEEK
  • Design Review and DWF Technology
  • Horizontal BIM Tools
  • Interoperability
  • TimeLiner and Clash and Collision features
  • Autodesk Quantity Takeoff – QTO
  • Working with Third Party Applications
  • Using the “I” in BIM

Register Now