In this class, we discuss how we implemented AutoCAD Utility Design software at Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU). We cover strategies for implementing the software to include processes, from design to asset realization. We cover AutoCAD Utility Design standardization, uniform processes and data flow, and how we incorporated them into upstream and downstream workflows to produce reliable engineering designs. CSU is also implementing the system for gas distribution design.
- Identify standards needed to support and implement AutoCAD Utility Design for electrical distribution design
- Describe the workflow of a utility that is implementing AutoCAD Utility Design 2014 for electrical design
- Design a conceptual model to support a computerized maintenance management system, field inventory, GIS, and billings systems
- Construct and use engineering information for downstream and upstream system integration
Speaker Biography: Thomas J. WhitehouseThomas Whitehouse is presently an IT Project Manager at Colorado Springs Utilities and has supported, developed and managed the electric and gas system extension systems, GIS products, field inventory system and integration with GIS, Computerized Maintenance Management System(CMMS), billing and financial systems. He holds a Master's degree in GIS from the University at Buffalo and a Master's degree in Geography with Engineering from Kansas State University. Most of his 18 year career has focused on utilities mapping and engineering systems and integration with enterprise systems in the public and private utilities.