Autodesk University – The Speakers: Rob Clark, Excitech

The last couple of weeks has seen the UK BIM crew discussing who has made it as a speaker for the next Autodesk University. The hotly anticipated event is often only headlined by only a handful of UK representatives so its a great accomplishment to be selected.

BIMcrunch caught up with some of this year’s UK speakers that will be presenting at Autodesk University 2013 in Las Vegas this December. Here we speak to Rob Clark, consultant of Excitech – but keep checking back as we reveal the other names you can expect to hear from at Autodesk University 2013.


Rob Clark – Excitech

Rob is a Consultant, specialising in BIM procedures. His product expertise includes utilising Autodesk Revit Structure, Architecture and MEP as the core to BIM workflow. He gained his experience with leading European Consulting Engineers and more recently, as Autodesk Revit Champion at Atkins Global. Rob has held a keen interest in BIM implementation strategies and workflow related strategies.


What are you presenting at the conference?

My lecture is based on a very popular lab that I did last year. It’s on the coordination of civils, infrastructure and building models utilising Autodesk Civil 3D, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Navisworks and the various Autodesk 360 cloud offerings. It’s all about interoperability of information between these platforms. The basic premise is that we will take a site with topographical and utility information with a known OS grid coordinate, bring it into Revit and set up a site coordination model and then coordinate and clash detect in Navisworks and 360. Although the full lecture outline is yet to be written.


What was the process like in submitting your ideas?

Simple. Just went onto a website, fill out the details as specified. Was contacted by email to say it was accepted.


What are you looking forward to seeing / learning about there yourself?

I always enjoy the networking and get a lot out of talking to other people and sharing ideas and thoughts.


What do you hope to get out of it?

Further understanding of interoperability workflows. Particularly interested in element sharing process ideas


Why is this event important?

It’s an important technical event that compliments and supports our work to understand and establish the wider BIM process.


If you are from the UK and are confirmed as speaking at Autodesk University 2013 and haven’t yet heard from our editor, then please get touch by emailing