A transformation of an organization's legacy engineering design systems first requires a vision. This class will discuss the vision of using Building Information Modeling (BIM) for 3D intelligent design to transform San Diego Gas & Electric's transmission and substation engineering design and construction process. The transformation includes the implementation of a number of Autodesk, Inc., Solutions in an integrated mosaic of engineering design workflows. We start with conceptual design using InfraWorks software. We will follow this with detailed design and analysis with AutoCAD Civil 3D software, Inventor software, AutoCAD Electrical software, and Substation Design Solution software. A fundamental concept is the adoption of 3D model components for engineering design standardization and construction standards publishing and training. The implementation of BIM 360 software for construction quality assurance / quality control management will complete the transformation. We will discuss a strategic 3-year plan, and we will demonstrate visuals that are being used to convey the vision and build consensus across the organization.
Utility and Telecommunications Executives,
Engineering Design Managers,
As manager of Electric Transmission Engineering and Design at San Diego Gas & Electric, Willie Thomas focuses on leading a diverse team of engineers, transmission designers, drafters, and administrators in the design, engineering, and construction of the 69kV, 138kV, 230kV, and 500kV electric transmission facilities. His duties include the development of specifications, designs, cost estimates, and budget data; and he manages material and engineering service contracts. He also interprets and checks the proper application of electrical codes, safety regulations, and regulatory agency requirements governing the design and installation of electric transmission facilities. Willie earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, and he is a licensed professional engineer (electrical) in the state of California.
As a senior business consultant and Infrastructure Consulting Team lead for Global Services at Autodesk, Inc., Tony Dimarco consults with clients to develop technology adoption strategies and implementation plans. He received his BEME from New York University School of Engineering and Science and his MBA from New York University Stern School of Business. Early in his career, as a research and development manager, he led the design and implementation of the first geographic information system (GIS) for electric distribution design and mapping at Consolidated Edison, Inc., of New York. He has over 20 years of experience in consulting and professional services, including CAD, GIS, enterprise resource planning (ERP), outage, and workforce management. He has been an industry manager setting global product strategy, and he has managed professional services practices for several Fortune 500 companies, delivering Complex Integrated Solutions to utility and telecommunications clients worldwide.