It can be difficult to develop a sound business case and secure funding to implement new technology. This class will discuss an Autodesk Consulting engagement by a major electric and gas utility to develop a strategic implementation plan and business case for the adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for both the transmission workflow and the substation design engineering and construction workflow. The Solution will alter the current design and construction management processes, and it includes InfraWorks software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, Inventor software, Inventor Publisher software, Substation Design Solution software, Vault software, and BIM 360 software. In this class we will discuss the process followed to analyze the business requirements, develop a Solution, and formulate an implementation plan and cost estimate. The class will highlight an approach to benefit quantification, which includes preparing a net cash-flow analysis and calculating the financial metrics required to present and win funding approval from senior management.
Utility and Telecommunications Executives,
Engineering Design Managers,
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.