Questioning the Current Reality – Making it Better

The Design Technology Summit has posed questions like “Is BIM Better” and “Where does this BIM path lead [the industry]” and do we have a “BIM Hangover?” We have discussed topics such as design technology Management, Collaboration, Innovation, Training, Content & it’s management, Challenges, Standards, Productivity, Virtual Reality, Project Management, BIM Project Budgeting, and many more. Some attendees argue that although the in-session discussions are quite pertinent to modern day challenges and highly valuable, the conversations in-between sessions and at the social events are also just as valuable if not more-so. No-where else does one see 40 design technology leaders of large firms get together to discuss the industry challenges and solutions. This year we tackle the topic of “innovation” in and outside of the AEC and the Summit agenda is fantastic! If you’ve never attended, I encourage you to request an invitation below.

Design Technology Leaders is an independent & agnostic collective of design technology leaders and directors of over 250 large firms internationally, with over 300 participating members and maintains unique insight into challenges of AEC collaboration. DTS brings together professionals from large firms in the building Architecture and Engineering (AE) design industry who have a responsibility for managing and implementing design technology. DTS is a forum, a venue to discuss ideas – to share, to challenge, and to refine our thinking. The design world is a constantly evolving landscape driven by the adoption of BIM tools, availability of increased computing power, the ubiquity of mobile solutions and “always on” data access. These new paradigms challenge the traditional operations of AE firms and have resulted in a new domain of expertise at the intersection of technology and practice.
Attendance at DTS is by invitation only and limited to 40 registrants. We feel that his number will better foster an atmosphere of active and meaningful discussions between everyone.

  • If you received an invitation, we are hopeful that you are able to join your fellow invitees.
  • If you have questions feel free to contact [email protected]

• If you think you belong at this event, but did not receive an invitation, please email [email protected] to sign-up for future follow-up and communication (Please include your name, e-mail, title, company, company size, address (optional), and a brief response on “why you belong at DTS”?).

Design technology Summit June 2014 Update

March 19th, 2014 | Posted by Steve Stafford in News

“I’m not a teacher: only a fellow traveler of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead – ahead of myself as well as you.” ― George Bernard Shaw

RTC North America’s third Design Technology Summit (an invitation only event) will occur on Monday June 16th, 2014 and Tuesday June 17th, 2014, just before the main RTC conference in Schaumburg, Illinois (near Chicago). If you attended either of our previous two sessions we hope you’ll come again to continue the conversation.

This Summit will be an opportunity for the small groups that were formed at our last session to discuss the progress they’ve made on their work to date and lead a discussion on their drafts and conversations. Each small group’s focus is:

• Collaboration: Internal, External, Global
• Management: Culture, Technology, Business Alignment, Education
• Innovation: Research, Implementation, New Technology

If you are reading about this event for the first time, keep in mind it is by invitation only and we only accept 40 registrations. We want to foster a small group atmosphere of meaningful discussions and experience sharing. If you have not attended before, have not been invited yet and wish to participate please write to our Secretary. Naturally prior attendees are given priority but if openings become available we’ll be happy to include you.

Each previous attendee will each receive an email with registration details. We hope each of you will return to share your challenges and ideas with your peers. Please use the relevant links in your personal email to respond.

All sessions will be recorded for audio and dictated with attribution to the contributor. Meeting minutes, audio recordings and materials presented at the summit will be shared with all attendees. Everyone is expected to actively participate. Full details, including registration and accommodation costs can be found on the event website. However, just remember, it is only possible to register once you’ve received an invitation to attend.

We are also actively seeking sponsorship of our meetings to help defray attendee cost. If you are interested in sponsoring (or have any other comments/questions) please write to our Secretary and include the necessary contact information.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago this summer!

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