News

Digital Built Week North America – Discover the Future of BIM Technology

For anyone working in design or construction or as asset owners and managers, we can no longer ignore the fact that technology is a key part of designing and constructing buildings and infrastructure – and the pace of change and new technological advances will only get faster. Whatever your role, you need to have some understanding of what technologies are available and what they can do – even if you are not ‘hands-on’ with all the tools. Technology no longer encompasses just CAD or even just BIM, but includes tools for virtual reality, smart buildings, asset management tools and apps as well as project information management.

If you’re in North America and looking to take your BIM or technology practice to the next level, we are now counting down the weeks to Digital Built Week North America, encompassing the infamous BILT NA, Building Content Summit, Data Day and Design Technology Summit, which this year will be taking place in Seattle on July 17-20.

If you have been to one these events before you know what all the fuss is about – although as always, we are continually improving and offering new and exciting initiatives to the event. Over the past few months you may have noticed a change – from RTC to the Digital Built Environment Institute (DBEI) – in some new events and communications. The legacy of the RTC name, and the Revit Technology Conference series, began when we were truly a Revit focussed event, back in 2005. 2 years ago, the name of our primary event series, RTC, changed to BILT to represent the changing nature of our events and to more accurately reflect the BIM community’s needs. Our goal now is not only to provide knowledge around software and technology, but to be a trusted builder of communities dedicated to the built environment. We are all about sharing knowledge, working smarter and more collaboratively in order to increase efficiency in our industry together.  We are now a not-for-profit allowing us to better align with other similar communities and industry associations.  Our goal remains to be recognised as a trusted builder of communities dedicated to the built environment.

For those of you who haven’t been to these events, In North America they consist of:

  • Design Technology Summit (DTS), an exclusive invite only event for Technology Leaders in Architecture and Engineering.
  • Data Day, an event which focuses on the current state of data (what people are doing now), and what can be accomplished to visualise the date.
  • Building Content Summit (BCS), which allows content users to learn and connect with manufacturers and providers to improve the quality and processes involved in the development of BIM content.
  • BILT NA, our flagship event, which is designed to cater to the needs of those who design, build, operate and maintain our built environment. As a community of professionals, it is dedicated to improving the way industry works together.

Each event is run “by users, for users” and is the best place to get unbiased, first hand advice from industry experts who implement best of breed solutions that drive their business forward. As a result, the events create a stronger community, smarter industry and more sustainable environment.

With over 150 classes spread over four days you can find numerous classes to attend in any session from Business Strategy and Leadership, Generative Design, Engineering, to classes specifically for BIM Managers. Digital Built Week brings together leading international and local speakers to provide a truly outstanding conference program which gives you the opportunity to build your skills across both technical and leadership spheres.

“The BILT conference series is the premiere education conference for the AEC Industry, and is focused on changing the industry by educating our community on the value of collaboration and teamwork for the built environment. 
No other conference provides you with access to the quality of speakers and educational material available at BILT. The conference is also small enough to allow amazing networking potential with people who do the same things that you do everyday.”

This year some of the highlights include classes from Aaron Maller & John Pierson of Parallax, Brian Mackey, Marcello Sgambelluri, Heather Worrell, Ellen Bensky, Carl Storms and Jeffrey Pinheiro. Keep an eye on our news site for announcements of our keynote speakers still yet to come.

Alongside our world recognised conference program, the event allows un-paralleled opportunities for networking.  With around 700 of the industry’s leading technology professionals attending, you will be sure to find more value out of our evening events, which are included as part of your delegate registration.

“BILT is, without question, the best AEC industry conference I have ever attended. From challenging classes that delve into obscure functions of familiar programs to exploring the city with hundreds of giddy colleagues (and an open bar!) BILT epitomizes the “work hard/play hard” philosophy I try to follow in my own life. My primary goal for the next year is to return to speak at BILT and continue contributing my knowledge.”

Finally, this year, accreditation with the AIA and CanBIM is also available for selected sessions. With over 136 sessions already accredited with Continuing Education Points and more to come, you’ll be able to both learn exciting content while accumulating points for your membership.

We look forward to joining with our North America community and immersing ourselves in the world of design and construction technology from July 17-20 at the Hyatt Regency, Seattle. To register visit the event page

Sign up for the latest news
Stay social. follow #DBEI