Learn from David and co-presenter Willie Thomas—business manager of the BIM for utilities implementation at San Diego Gas & Electric—about the transition from vision of BIM for utilities to the reality of adopting BIM technology within an organization. This class will offer Autodesk, Inc., perspective on adopting BIM for utilities, and key success criteria and risk factors. We will also cover the voice of the customer, and we’ll look at what has worked, what are the challenges, how you can execute better on the vision and plan going forward, and other elements involved in transitioning from vision to implementation. BIM for utility products discussed will be InfraWorks software, Inventor software, AutoCAD Electrical software, Vault software, Navisworks software, and BIM 360 Field software. The focus of the class is not on products but on interoperability between products, processes, and organizational adoption.
- Learn how business requirements gathering and strategic planning translated to implementation
- Discover how Autodesk products fit into achieving the implementation objectives
- Discover how a central repository and workflows are key to implementation
- Learn how the vision and roadmap can be aligned and adjusted with implementation success and hurdles
Willie Thomas currently manages a diverse group of designers and engineers in the design, engineering, construction, and management of the electric transmission infrastructure at San Diego Gas & Electric, which serves customers in San Diego County and southern portions of Orange County in Southern California. His duties include the development of specifications, cost estimates, capital budgets, management of material and engineering service contracts, and the ensuring of the proper application of electrical codes and regulatory agency requirements governing the design and installation of electric transmission facilities. Willie’s previous experience included working as an engineer in the Distribution Control Center, in substation construction and maintenance, and in system protection and controls. He also worked for 5 years with distribution engineering where his duties included engineering and design of automated switchgear and management of construction and operating standards.