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2024 Hawaii BIM Camp

March 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm HST


Join us on March 14th at 8 a.m. in the Honolulu Country Club for our BIM Camp, where you can learn about powerful tools for architects, engineers, and construction professionals and how to leverage BIM for success. This immersive, one-day training event offers the opportunity to collaborate, network, and gain insights from industry experts. You’ll enjoy complimentary lunch and snacks throughout the day. Don’t miss this opportunity and secure your spot – $99 early bird pricing ends on February 29th. Buy your tickets below!



8:45 a.m. – Welcome

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  Intro to Dynamo for Revit

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  Why NOT Using Sheet Sets are Costing You Time and Money

10:05 – 11:05 a.m.  Automate Revit Documentation with Be.Smart

10:05 – 11:05 a.m.  AutoCAD and Civil 3D Woes: Quick Fixes and Troubleshooting

11:10 – 12: 10 p.m. Transform Your AEC Workflow: Centralize Your Data and Communication

11:10 – 12:10 p.m. Building Champions, Not Paperwork: Craft AEC Training Programs that Stick

12:10 – 1:10 p.m.  Lunch Presentation: Improve Your Productivity with Bluebeam Revu (Free lunch will be provided)

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.  Unleash the Power of Revit 2024’s New Features

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.  Best Practices for Practical BIM

2:20 – 3:20 p.m.  Why We Draw

2:20 – 3:20 p.m.  Standardize your Practice: From Chaos to Clarity

3:20 – 3:30 p.m.  Closing


Course Descriptions:

Intro to Dynamo for Revit:

Dynamo is a visual programming tool that allows users to automate Revit repetitive tasks and create complex workflows. The session covers the basics of Dynamo for everyday Revit users by walking through scripts that automate project setup. These introduction scripts are intended to teach attendees how to use the Dynamo application, foundation and structure of Dynamo scripts, process of building scripts, and common Dynamo nodes and packages.

Automate Revit Documentation with Be.Smart:

This session will show how to simplify and automate the creation of accurate documentation from Revit models. Smart Documentation is a Revit add-on that is a powerful and flexible tool that can help generate documents and drawings. It can create automatically tagged and dimensioned project views and assembly views in bulk and place everything on sheets. It can also sort and number Revit elements any way you need, eliminating the need for manual data entry and reducing mistakes. Smart Documentation is designed to overcome limitations in native Revit functionality so that designers can complete deliverables in the shortest time possible.

Improve Your Productivity with Bluebeam Revu:

In this course we’ll discuss the options for improving your productivity when leveraging Bluebeam Revu. You’ll learn valuable short cuts and tips that can assist in creating or editing markups. We’ll also dig into the interface and how you can customize it better suit your workflow needs. As part of the interface conversation, we dig deep into the Tool Chest. You’ll learn how to create your own tool sets, add your specific tools to them and then how to share those tools with the rest of the staff for repeatable and consistent use throughout the company.

Why We Draw:

Revit, and BIM in general, is one of the most powerful tools that architects have in their toolbox. As our profession progressively gets more complicated, and time becomes a dwindling resource, efficiency becomes paramount. This course will focus on when, how, and why architects should use Revit as part of their design process. Previous projects will be used to showcase examples of when Revit can be most beneficial to the process or a possible hinderance to the design process.

Best Practices for Practical BIM:

In this course, we will explore practical BIM applications, specifically in modeling and documenting vertical construction. The course will cover topics such as best practices for setting up a model, adjusting the visibility of families, cleaning up the appearance of elements on the drawings, understanding line weights, importing cad and more.

AutoCAD and Civil 3D Woes – Quick Fixes and Troubleshooting:

This session unveils time-saving shortcuts and practical insights to troubleshoot common headaches. This dynamic session is designed for simplicity, providing practical insights that simplify your AutoCAD and Civil 3D workflows. Command line aliases, toolbars and ribbon customization. Bring your questions on how to make AutoCAD do the things you wish it could do.

Why NOT Using Sheet Sets are Costing You Time and Money:

Learn how to utilize this powerful tool so that you can see an ROI immediately. This course is geared for AutoCAD users and CAD Managers who want to learn how to efficiently use the Sheet Set Manager for organizing, plotting and essential Sheet referencing. Preferred AutoCAD knowledge/skills include but are not limited to creating attribute blocks, block editing, fields, tables and Microsoft Excel.

Building Champions, Not Paperwork: Craft AEC Training Programs that Stick: 

Empower Your Team, Empower Yourself: Master the AEC training game, whether you’re a leader or a learner. Building a training program can be a daunting task. It often takes several people across different departments and so much time, it’s hard to know where to start. During this session, we will explore an easy-to-digest plan to implement training for your employees. If you aren’t a manager or leader in your organization, we will also be covering ways to advocate for your own career development.

Unleash the Power of Revit 2024’s New Features:

Out of the many new features in Revit 2024, explore a few such as project browser enhancements, interface modernization, schedule upgrades, simplified topography, and so much more. Dive into live demos and unlock hidden efficiency secrets that will make your projects sing. You will see the newest sample model and project templates which make starting projects and developing your own templates easier.

Standardize your Practice | From Chaos to Clarity:

Are you tired of project chaos and unpredictable outcomes? Embrace the benefits of BIM standardization.

This presentation provides a roadmap to implementing BIM standardization without getting bogged down in the details. We will explore the must-have elements of a BIM execution plan, documenting standard practices and workflows, and effective strategies to minimize risk and rework. We will also discuss the best tools and technologies for BIM standardization, as well as the pros and cons of embedding BIM standardization into your contracts. By embracing the power of BIM standardization, you can unleash its potential to watch your firm thrive!

Transform Your AEC Workflow: Centralize Your Data and Communication:

Tired of clunky file-sharing, communication chaos, and rework nightmares in your BIM projects? Join us to explore how Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro can transform your AEC workflow with real-time co-authoring, centralized data, and seamless collaboration. In this presentation, we’ll explore how BIM Collaborate Pro can connect your project teams and Centralize data and communication through document control, design collaboration, and model coordination.



Troy Gates: Troy Gates has worked in the AECO industry for more than 25 years. He is the Director of Innovation at U.S. CAD, an AECO technology and services company, and has been involved in BIM, VDC, and technology implementation for AECO companies throughout his career. Mr. Gates has worked with the AECO community of innovators to advance BIM, VDC, and technologies from design thru construction to operation. Mr. Gates enjoys the challenge of solving industry challenges through a technology lens.

Ken Phelps: Ken Phelps is a Sr. Product Specialist at U.S. CAD focused exclusively on Bluebeam products and a Bluebeam Certified Instructor and Consultant. He has been part of the CAD ecosystem since the early 90’s either as a designer or helping customers implement design and design review technology.

Aaron Shimizu: Aaron Shimizu is a Revit Certified User and Licensed Architect. With nearly two decades of experience in the industry, Aaron has produced hundreds of BIM projects ranging from TI’s to ground-up construction.

Chris Hong: Chris Hong, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, oversees projects ranging from commercial, institutional facilities, and healthcare architecture with a focus on project innovation, rebranding, sustainability, and integrated collaboration. Born and raised in Honolulu, Mr. Hong is a Principal at Whisper Architects after spending time as an Associate at Group 70 International and NBBJ Seattle. He is a resolute mentor with 18+ years of volunteer service to his profession. Mr. Hong currently serves as Board of Trustees for the Historic Hawaii Foundation and is a Past President of American Institute of Architects, Honolulu Chapter, the Hawaii Architecture Foundation, and serves on Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Dean’s Leadership Council. He is a licensed architect in Hawaii and Washington and received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Cal Poly San Louis Obispo.

Kyle Nishoka: Kyle Nishioka is a licensed professional engineer in Hawaii. His path through land development, utility installation, and roadway design start in the days of AutoCAD R14. He dipped his toes into a little bit of Eagle Point, then fully immersed himself in Civil 3D and the AEC Collection. He has trained drafters and engineers at Mitsunaga & Associates for over 20 years and presented at CAD / BIM Camps since 2011.

Dawn Hata: Dawn Hata is a Structural Senior Designer at Coffman Engineers and holds the Office CAD Coordinator role for the company’s Pacific Region which includes Hawaii and Guam. She has more than 25 years of AutoCAD and Revit experience with her current work focusing on Structural drafting and managing projects; identifying and building solutions for her company’s training needs; and working with fellow AutoCAD and Revit users to resolve software and workflow issues.

Jill Conlin: Jill Conlin has more than 13 years of experience in program management, BIM, STEM education, and manufacturing training. Her background includes building STEM programs at three schools, working in biopharma alongside engineers as a BIM Coordinator and Training Manager, and developing and implementing training programs for manufacturing staff engaged in six different trades.

Brian Perez: Brian Perez has more than 5 years of experience in the AEC industry, primarily in Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing system design and fabrication. He specializes in consulting, training, and implementation of complex software programs and processes. His expertise extends to project management and collaboration with architects, engineers, and other consultants in the design and construction phases.


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March 14
8:00 am - 5:00 pm HST
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Honolulu Country Club
1609 Ala Pu'umalu Street
Honolulu, HI 96818 United States
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