Better Collaboration: BIM and A360 Cloud

Tuesday June 2, 2015 7:30pm


Location: London Pub (9724 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 1V8)


A Two Part Presentation by SolidCAD Solutions

BIM Technologies and Software


The following with be discussed:

  • The benefits of BIM for contractors and owners, ensuring buy in from all aspects of the organization
  • How and why mechanical contractors use BIM
  • Pros and cons of different software technologies
  • Case studies demonstrating good vs. bad engineering drawings
  • Share experiences with Design Development Project (P3 Projects)



Dale Padmore is the Operation Manager, CAD department at Modern Niagara Group. With 19 years of experience, he currently oversees the entire AutoCAD Department and is an expert in the design, development, and implementation of all mechanical systems. He is an accomplished mechanical contractor with extensive experience at successfully overseeing and completing projects from conception to completion. Having a proven ability to improve efficiency by finding solutions to complex customer problems, Dale’s extensive quest for knowledge and for improving processes lead to his advancement into CAD industry.   



Social Project Delivery using A360 Cloud


The ability to create, post, and access information anytime and anywhere is expected within a public environment through social media applications delivered through web. The successful adoption of social media exists due to a low cost of entry like a cell phone, ease of use, and the ability to share information. Globally, social media has been proven to create change at astonishing rates. Considering the world of capital projects, can we leverage a similar prescription with positive results? Social project delivery could be the future where project teams socialize their updated project status through a personalized web page, and share or access critical project files through the Cloud. The Cloud offers a low cost entry point for data storage and software services compared to the investment in servers and high performance workstations. The real potential of the social project environment involves the external project members who need to view and comment on the project information by using their web browsers. This session will describe the innovation within Cloud collaboration throughout the project lifecycle, and highlight upcoming advancements in Revit centralized cloud models.



Caesar Ruest is the Autodesk Construction Solutions Executive based in Toronto, Canada. Focusing on Autodesk software solutions that incorporate process improvements, and best practices, Caesar has influenced a number of significant North American customers and projects to integrate change in order to realize world-class advancements within capital project delivery trends as it relates to planning, visualization, and management of assets for their lifecycle.


With over 20 years’ experience in the AEC marketplace, Caesar meets with executives and capital project stakeholders as a trusted advisor, identifying data interoperability improvements that result in operations and maintenance efficiencies. 


It’s Wings Night at the Pub and with the purchase of a beverage, the Chapter will buy you a pound of wings. The event fee is $15 plus a small Eventbrite processing fee. Networking and socializing encouraged.Friends and family are also welcome. 


*Note: Please drink responsibly and arrange for a safe ride home.



Rick Vender, P.Eng.

Program Director – PEO York Chapter

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