The Revit Technology Conference (RTC) is a networking and learning experience that is held annually in North America, as well as, three other continents. RTC has been going on for several years now and the conference attracts many people from across the country because it is a conference for users, by users! The 2015 Conference was held in July near Washington D.C. and was attended by more than 500 registrants, making it the largest North American conference to date (until next year!). The conference is full of Architects, Structural Engineers, MEP Engineers, Revit power users, Revit beginners, Revit bloggers, BIM directors, company leaders, draftspersons, Autodesk, and third-party Revit vendors. In order to learn more about Revit and build a network of contacts to share ideas with, TFMoran sent Robert Vida, a Project Structural Engineer and resident BIM (Building Information Modeling) director, to this year’s RTC.
In Robert’s own words:
“It was a very inspirational and insightful event. It was extremely motivating to be surrounded by fellow Revit® lovers and to see all the advanced tools and techniques being used in the industry currently to push the bounds of efficiency, quality, and possibility. The most rewarding part of the conference was the practicality of all the sessions and presentations that I was able to attend. It is hard to imagine a three-day conference where each session is relevant to your specific profession and also your position in that profession, but RTC had multiple presentations to choose from per session and there was always something interesting and useful to learn in at least one of them. Having now returned from the conference, I am excited to share what I’ve learned with my coworkers and push towards building our Revit standards and training within the company. Together, I am confident that TFM will become a regional leader in BIM/Revit capabilities and will be better able to serve the needs of our clients!”
As you can see from the photos, Rob made a little time for sightseeing in between sessions. Of course the White House tops the list, and a close second is the New Hampshire granite column at the WWII Memorial at the National Mall.