Stantec Improves Collaboration and Saves Time on Ohio Power Plant Project with COADE

HOUSTON—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 27, 2009— COADE, Inc. announced today the publication of a new Case Study about how Stantec, a leading design and engineering firm in North America, improved collaboration and cut costs using COADE CADWorx Plant Design Suite and COADE CAESAR II pipe stress analysis software on a recent engineering project upgrading the W.H. Sammis Plant located in Stratton, Ohio. The project involved designing an ammonia unloading and storage facility consisting of eight railcar unloading stations, two truck unloading stations, six storage tanks and a control building.

The case describes how creating collaboration among all engineering disciplines was one of the biggest challenges because the project involved civil, structural, electrical and mechanical disciplines. “With CADWorx we were able to create individual models and have multiple designers work on them simultaneously”, said Wade Foehrenbach, technical supervisor at Stantec. Using CADWorx and interfacing with CAESAR II allowed Stantec to create individual 3D models for reference among these multiple disciplines, to export bills of material early in the project for procurement and CAESAR II files with support locations for the stress engineers, and to create piping isometrics with ISOGEN for fabrication and erection. Placing piping restraints in CADWorx saved Stantec numerous hours because stress engineers did not have to manually input geometry and support locations within CAESAR II. The case also explains how 3D modeling in CADWorx saved costs and reduced interferences on the project.

Information about COADE products is at The case is available at

About Stantec

Founded in 1954, Stantec provides professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management and project economics for infrastructure and facilities projects. Approximately 9,000 employees operate out of more than 150 locations in North America. Stantec’s Scarborough, Maine, office was mainly involved with the Sammis project in Ohio.


COADE, Inc. is a provider of software for multiple plant design and engineering disciplines. COADE's aims are that design and engineering should share relevant information seamlessly, thereby maintaining accuracy and improving efficiency. COADE's product line conforms to those goals and includes: CAESAR II, the world's most widely used pipe stress analysis software; PV Elite for pressure vessel and heat exchanger design and analysis; CADWorx Plant Design Suite for intelligent plant design modeling, process schematics and automatic production of plant design deliverables; and TANK for the design and analysis of oil storage tanks. COADE, CAESAR II, CADWorx, PVElite, CodeCalc and TANK are registered trademarks or trademarks of COADE, Inc. For more information, visit


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