Thursday, January 10, 2019

2019 BIMForum in St. Louis - Call for Proposals

Hey St. Louis AEC Professionals, hope your 2019 has started off great!!

I wanted to call your attention to an amazing opportunity coming in September of 2019.
The 2019 BIMForum will be held right here in the great city of St. Louis!  The event is planned for September 16-18, 2019 and will be held at the Hyatt Regency Downtown by the Arch.
The call for proposals for the event is now open and this is a great opportunity to showcase how the St. Louis area is using technology enabled workflows and collaboration strategies to improve our delivery methods and build better facilities for our clients.  This is also a great conference to learn how other firms across our country are improving their practices.

The link to the Call for Proposals is below and they are looking to showcase the following:

BIMForum is looking to highlight case studies of how the building community is driving quantitative and qualitative outcomes through the development of model-centric workflows that address the entire design-build-operate continuum. In addition, we’re seeking to better understand the current cultural shifts and revisit the “human side of BIM” from past BIMForums. This will enable us to drive a better understanding of leadership qualities and strategies needed to produce the return on investment of BIM that comes from the refinement of traditional workflows and business practices as well as the growth of collaborative project delivery strategies. In the spirit of the conference being in the “Show Me State,” preference will be given to those presentations capable of demonstrating tangible examples of how metric-based results were achieved within the areas of interest defined above. Additional areas of interest are case studies on the following: 

  • Model-centric workflows, model reliability, less reliance on drawings.
  • The scalability of a BIM to address project delivery models beyond Design-Bid-Build, such as Design-Build, Design Assist and IPD.
  •  Legal challenges of BIM, what went wrong? 
  • Advances in BIM contract language.
  •  Implementation of BIM Execution Plans. 
  • Standards for the use of BIM and data throughout the lifecycle of projects.
Link to BIMForum 2019 Call for Proposals:

Don't miss out on this great opportunity!
I will make another post with links to the Registration page once that is open.

Friday, October 26, 2018

2018 AGC Design and Construction Technology Conference - Class Materials

There was a great turnout at the 2018 AGC Design and Construction Technology Conference held yesterday (Oct 25th) at the St. Louis Science Center.  There were some great speakers and the keynotes were fantastic.  It was great catching up with all of the tech savoy AEC professionals in the St. Louis Area. 
As promised, please find links below to class materials from the Bluebeam Estimating Lab (presented by Chris Link) and the Dynamo Basics Lab (presented by Micah Gray).

Please feel free to download and let us know if you have any questions.
Thanks for attending our classes!!

Bluebeam Estimating Lab - Class Files
Chris Link

Dynamo Basics Lab - Class Files
Micah Gray

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

STLRUG November 2018 Happy Hour

When:   Thursday, November 8th, 2018
Where: Trainwreck - Westport
Why: Relax, drink and socialize!

Come join us for the November STLRUG Happy Hour!  
Bring some friends and colleagues to help grow our group!

The Event is from 5:00 PM to 9 PM

Come one, come all and bring a guest.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

AGC of Missouri - 8th Annual Design and Construction Technology Conference

The 8th Annual AGC of Missouri Design and Construction Technology Conference is coming up very soon!  The conference is on Thursday, October 25th from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm at the St. Louis Science Center.  Several St. Louis Revit Users Group Steering Committee members will be presenting class sessions and the group will have a VR display setup for people to try out some of the current VR technologies available.   This is a great single day learning opportunity!  Come out and join us for a day of learning and networking.

For more information click here.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

2018 BILT NA - July 4th Promotion

For those of you who have not heard, the 2018 BILT North America Conference is being held right here in beautiful downtown St. Louis!!  
The conference will be held at the Union Station Hotel on August 9-11.  Registration is open and seats are still available.
Do not miss this great opportunity to attend, as this is one of the premier AEC Technology Training Events, and this year it is right in our backyard!

Still need a reason to go to BILT NA 2018??  Well this might just be the reason...

 See offers here

Hurry though, offer is valid from 12:00pm PT July 3rd to 12:00pm PT July 5th 2018 only. This offer is not applicable with any other offer.  USE DISCOUNT CODE RTC1776 

For full details or more information on the amazing BILT conference please see their website!
BILT NA 2018 Website/

If you have never attended a BILT, I highly recommend it!!  First-class instructors showing how technology is changing the face of the AEC industry.  You will not find a better venue for learning.

Hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

STLRUG - June 2018 Happy Hour

I know this is a very late post, but if you are available come join us for our June 2018 Happy Hopur event tonight at Highway 61 Roadhouse in Webster Groves from 5-9 PM.  See the link below for RSVP and additional information.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

STLRUG - February 2018 Learning Event

Come join us for the first St. Louis Revit User Group Event of 2018!!
Our topic for this event is Visualization.  Everything from simple Graphic Override techniques in Revit to a fully developed VR/AR model using a game engine.  
We are going to discuss the gamut of possibilities for visualization of models created in Revit.  We plan to break these techniques down into a menu of approaches based on the effort and expertise required to provide different levels of visualization for your clients.

The event will be on Thursday, February 8th 2018, starting at 6 PM and ending at 9 PM.  The venue for this event is the HOK, St. Louis Office at 10 South Broadway (Suite 200), St. Louis, 63102.  See below for parking/access information. 

To RSVP for the event click here!

Hope to see you there!!

Update:  Members from the BILT NA Conference Committee will be on hand at our event to answer any questions about the upcoming BILT NA Conference right here in St. Louis in August!  Click here for details!

Come join us as we pull out our VR gear, and explore the options available for visualization.  We will have several stations setup for some hands on as well.

Make sure to RSVP if you plan to attend, there should be quite a crowd!