Friday, February 15, 2019

AGCMO - BIM Education Program - 2019 Sessions

BIM is Back in 2019

The benefits and prevalence of BIM (Building Information Modeling) has grown. If your company hasn’t invested in it, it’s at least worth getting to know about it. Its staying power over the last decade has established it in the construction industry. Autodesk BIM 360 recently published Top Ten Benefits of BIM in Construction, an article summarizing the areas in which BIM has made headway in the construction industry. It’s a good read to get a synopsis.

The AGC of America has been developing the BIM Education Program (Units 1-4 & CM-BIM exam) for almost a decade, and Missouri is lucky in that some of the early authors of the program are still teaching it here. The program has been fine-tuned, and the AGCMO is offering it again this year.

The AGC of America BIM Program is returning to the AGCMO Construction Training School in March of 2019, followed by a group study session to prepare participants for the exam. The CM-BIM certification test will be scheduled at the testing center on a day/time that works for participant schedules.

2018 BIM participants work on the LEGO exercise in Unit 3, BIM Project Execution Planning. AGCMO’s launch of the new BIM Program in its 3rd Edition in 2018 was a success with a 100% pass rate on the first delivery of the 3rd Edition CM-BIM exam.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the BIM Program.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the CM-BIM Exam.
Contact Sarah Wright, Workforce Development Program Manager

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

February 2019 Learning Event and 2019 STLRUG User Survey

Come out and participate in the first STLRUG event of 2019!

What: STLRUG February Learning Event
When: Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 6-8 PM
          Hearth Room at Hawken House
          1155 South Rock Hill Road
          Webster Groves, MO 63119

This will be a Learning Event with the focus on Tips & Tricks within Revit. We are pooling all of our knowledge and experience and hope to share some great efficiency and workflow Tips for the first half of the session. The second portion of the session will be dedicated to helping solve user problems and answering questions about anything Revit. This will be in a "Stump the Chump" format and whoever brings the best question, tip or problem will be eligible for a giveaway from our wonderful sponsor for the event: Seiler Design Solutions!

So come on out to the Hearth Room at Hawken House on February 19th and be prepared to learn some stuff! I know I will!!

RSVP to the event here:

2019 STLRUG User Survey

Want to help the STLRUG be more effective and focus on the topics that are most important to you??
Complete our short User Survey to help plan our events for the remainder of 2019!!
The survey is only 7 questions and should only take 5 minutes, so help us help you!!

The survey can be found at the following link:

Or scan the following QR code and access the Survey from your mobile device:

Thanks for your help in shaping the St. Louis Revit User Group!!

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!!