Cameron Schaefer, P.E.
Transportation Data Acquisition & Reality Mesh Director
As the transportation data acquisition and reality mesh director, Cameron Schaefer is responsible for the development and use of drones, lidar, geophysics, nondestructive testing, ground penetrating radar, geomatics survey and reality mesh services within the transportation sector. Cameron uses his background in building information modeling to integrate digital delivery across the entire project lifecycle for connected BIM while incorporating reality capture for digital twins and integration for asset management. Cameron leads a variety of training and implementation of digital delivery related workflows throughout some of our largest mega projects, creating new ways to better serve our clients.
As the digital delivery lead for the $1.95 billion LAX automated people mover project, Cameron’s responsibilities included the oversight of 250 modelers across 37 unique companies and over 28 offices, blending over 90 architectural models and 60 civil models to meet contractual level of development requirements for use in 4D phasing, 5D estimating, as-built and operations and maintenance use cases.
He currently serves as the digital delivery lead of the Ontario Line Technical Advisory program. The CA$10.9 billion subway project includes 15 stations and 16 kilometers of track expected to support nearly 400,000 boardings daily. HDR is leading more than 400 designers across multiple companies and practices to create and synthesize more than 300 models.
Cameron’s commitment to efficiency and workflow process improvement have allowed for design technology standards that have been implemented throughout HDR, creating a more efficient and productive workplace.
Cameron was named a finalist in 2020 for the Autodesk International Innovator of the Year Award, honoring an architecture, engineering and construction practitioner who is reimagining the design and construction practice through the use of technology.