We are now seeking abstracts from individuals interested in speaking at RTC Asia in 2017. Note that this current call for abstracts is for the Asia event only. If you have already submitted an abstract to the RTC ANZ, North America or Europe event you are free to submit the same or a new abstract for this event also.

Online abstract submissions close on Wednesday 31 August 2016 (SGT 5:00pm). Please note abstracts must be submitted in English.

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the RTC Committee. Abstracts will be approved on their merit, within the conference's time and resource constraints. Successful applicants will present in either a 75 minute session or a 75 or 150 minute lab (these timeframes are a guide only and are subject to change until the program is finalised). Applicants should indicate the preferred length of their planned session. Sessions can take the form of labs, technical presentations, or facilitated forums. Case studies demonstrating innovative or well-developed practice are welcomed. Feedback suggests that our delegates are becoming more experienced with BIM tools and as such are seeking more advanced sessions. Therefore, submitted abstracts should be classified as (and suitable for) Intermediate, Advanced, Expert, Guru or All Levels (these levels are defined in the abstract submission site).

Abstracts are to be classified under any of the following tags:

Business Strategy and Leadership
Coding, Content and Customisation
Construction and Fabrication
General (multi-discipline)
Operations and Maintenance
Simulation and Analysis

Abstract Criteria

Prospective delegates should be able to get a good idea of the session from the title alone.

All submitted abstracts must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Abstracts must be submitted and presented in English
  • Text should be entered in sentence case
  • The size of your abstract (body description) should be limited to 500 words
  • Your abstract will be submitted as plain text on the submission site (it is recommended that you copy and paste your abstract into the field provided).
  • Describe what will be presented, focusing on the material to be covered, and the benefits to the delegates
  • Identify whom the session is intended for, listing job titles etc.
  • Describe the style of presentation (Presentation vs. demo) and type (Strategic vs. Technical)

Along with submitting your abstract, you must also:

  • Review the Speaking Terms of Agreement prior to submitting your abstract (this includes information on speaker entitlements)
  • Submit a biography (limited to 150 words)
  • Submit a high quality photo which will be made available on the conference website and conference app. Your photograph must be a minimum of 300dpi – Actual size (approximate size of passport photo). The file may be supplied as a jpg, tif, bmp, png or eps file (not exceeding 2MB).
  • Submit a high quality company logo which may be used within various marketing materials. Your company logo must be a minimum of 300dpi. The file may be supplied as a jpg, tif, bmp, png or eps file (not exceeding 2MB). If your company has a style guide that must accompany the logo, please ensure that you attach a copy when submitting your abstract.
  • Provide a 50 word synopsis of your abstract (this will be used on the conference website for successful applicants)
  • Outline three (3) key learning objectives that delegates will take away from your presentation
  • Confirm that at least one author will be registered to the conference to present the submitted paper.

Abstract notification (acceptance/rejection) will be communicated to submitting authors in late September 2016.

After review of the submissions, we may contact you to suggest adjustments to your subject matter or mode of presentation, so that we can deliver a conference with the expected scope and quality of subject matter.

To ensure the quality of our conference, we maintain a limit of 3 presentations per author; however you are free to submit a greater number of abstracts for consideration if you wish.

What We Are Interested In

As with previous conferences, while our focus is on Revit as the centrepiece of a co-ordinated BIM workflow, our scope includes the following areas and more:

General topics of interest

  1. Case Studies
    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects
    • Urban Planning Projects... and every project in between
    • Success Stories
      • Architectural Projects
      • Structural Projects
      • Services Projects
    • Renovations
    • Feasibility Studies
  2. Software Solutions
    • Revit new Features*
    • New Tools for Revit*
    • Emerging Technologies*
    • ADSK Solutions
    • IFC Solutions
    • Interoperability with Other Design Applications*
    • Computational / Generative Design*
  3. Workflow and Processes
    • Collaboration / Coordination*
    • Data Linking / Mining
    • Scheduling*
    • Analysis*
    • Quantity Surveying / Estimating
    • Documentation / Detailing*
    • Construction Administration
    • Life Cycle Analysis
    • Phasing*
    • Massing / Adaptive Points
    • Approaches to Modelling*
    • Multiple Model Strategies*
    • Mass Production in Construction
    • Prefabrication
    • Best Practices & Productivity
    • Gamification / Virtual Reality
    • Applications for new features / tools
  4. Management
    • File Management
    • Content / Families*
    • Standards
    • QA / QC
    • Hardware / Virtualisation
    • System Administration
    • Deployments
    • Revit.ini Strategies
    • Project Management
    • Project Setup*
    • In-House Training (New and On-going)
  5. API / Developer
    • Integrated Development Environments (including Dynamo)*
    • Languages*
    • Macros / Scripting*
  6. Business Strategy
    • Organisational BIM Implementation
    • Adapting to Government Standards
    • Legal Issues
    • Intellectual Property
    • Risk
    • QA / QC
    • Human Resources
    • Industry / Governing Bodies
    • Application Expose for Practice Leaders
    • Project Delivery Methods
    • Proposals and Contracts
    • Insurance
    • Staffing and Workflows
    • Collaboration / Discussion Topics
  7. Off the cuff (other)
    • Classic Screw-ups
    • Goofy / Unusual
    • Stump the Chump

*indicates particular interest for labs

Labs should be directed to Advanced or higher users. The most effective labs feature a combination of demonstration and hands-on work (perhaps 1:3 or 1:4 proportion?), and the hands-on work focuses on only a very small area of the topic overall. The hands-on work takes longer than you think! If you can, please note who you would nominate as a lab assistant. Alternatively, we can help to arrange this at a later time.

Remember that these topics represent only some of the areas of interest to the conference, and are neither exhaustive nor prescriptive! We value original and inventive ideas, so have a crack at it ...

Abstract Submission

The only method for submission of abstracts is online. Authors will have the option to log back into the site after they have submitted their abstract to make any changes.

Abstracts must be submitted no later than:
Wednesday 31 August 2016 (SGT 5:00pm)