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Written by Kelar Pacific

LA Event – Improve Your AEC Technology ROI

Join other Architects, Engineers and Construction professionals for a day of AEC technology & Security. Come learn to maximize your technology and work smarter, not harder. The day will include experts who will show you everything you need to know about the BIM process, Autodesk, Cybersecurity, & Bluebeam Revu.


June 12th, 10am – 4pm


Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce

350 S. Bixel Street

Los Angeles, CA 90017


Is Your Software Investment Creating Efficiencies or Road Blocks?

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Learn from a VDC/BIM & Autodesk Certified Expert who has experienced the good, the bad, and the ugly of BIM processes. Identify the easy wins you can deploy immediately, and uncover hidden treasures in your Autodesk and BIM 360 tools.

Speaker Jay Zallan –  VDC, BIM Director | Autodesk Implementation Certified Expert (ICE)

Portrait photograph of guest speakerVirtual Design & Construction Technology Disruptor brings wide-ranging Design, Delivery, Management, Mentoring and Teaching experiences to the readily changing AECO industries. Jay has focused on VDC planning, production, process, research and development to help enable efficiency-generative creative project execution, delivery and success. Jay is an educator, editor, author and industry lecturer throughout the BIM world; Jay strives to inspire current and future generations to achieve and exceed beyond even their own current expectations.


Getting Accurate As-Builts – The First Time

11:15 AM – 12:00PM

Learn how 3D LiDAR scanning and UAV/UAS drone photogrammetry deliver the real existing conditions faster and safer than traditional methods. Understand the deliverable options available and how reality capture compares to manual methods in both time and budget.

Speaker Garrett Maldoon –  Application Specialist, Job Captain – Revit Certified Professional

Garrett has a degree in Architecture to go with years of experience in the AEC field. For in-house projects, he manages project coordination activities and performs BIM modeling for construction ranging from residential to commercial to healthcare. Garrett is an expert in field services including 3D LIDAR Scanning and Point Layout. He continually looks for ways to connect the field to the digital environment using VR/MR/XR technologies. Mr. Maldoon uses his knowledge to teach Revit classes, and to support the team by creating Revit content.


Cybersecurity for the AEC industry – Why Are We Easy Targets?

1:00PM – 2:00PM

You’ve heard the stories about network servers being hit with ransomware, email account hacks and more. Gain insights on how you can reduce your risk of attack from a Certified Information Systems Security Expert.

Speaker Jay Ryerse – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with more than 20 years of experience.

Jay works closely with IT service providers and MSPs to provide insight and best practices for securing business networks; especially regarding the latest vulnerability in scanning, security monitoring and advanced endpoint security solutions. Jay is the CTO, Security Products at Continuum Managed Services. He’s the author of “Technology 101 For Business Owners” and was named to “The World’s TOP MSP Executives, Entrepreneurs & Experts” in 2014 by



The Many Uses of Bluebeam Revu for Design and Construction

2:15PM – 3:00PM

Discover new ways Revu can save time in your document preparation with our Bluebeam Certified Trainer and Technical Expert. You’ll also receive an overview of the new DSA e-Plan Review required for schools and essential services facilities.

Speaker April McCall – Certified Instructor & Bluebeam Technical Expert with over 15 years of experience in the AEC industry.

April embraced the digital world of construction initially as a mechanical BIM modeler. With years of technical knowledge and experience she has become a Bluebeam and Autodesk Certified Instructor at Kelar Pacific. April is a talented application specialist who provides software training, BIM modeling and technical support.  In addition to technical support or testing new technology, April enjoys helping on project of all sizes.


Networking Reception

3:00pm – 4:00pm