At the heart of every utility is a great source of data, but it can be overwhelming to visualize this data, especially when managing several types of utilities and varied types of data. Additionally, it can be valuable to have a solution for conflict resolution to plan projects appropriately and prevent additional construction delays. In this course we will consider InfraWorks for utilities as an in-house Solution that we can use to visualize the current state of the assets' locations and view potential conflicts and model-design possibilities in a 1-stop shop. We will demonstrate how to import various types of data into InfraWorks software, how to utilize the model for the utilities' assets (overhead and underground), and how a utility can work with other stakeholders to prevent conflicts and to preplan complex projects. We will present short case studies from 2 different organizationsthe City of Alexandria and Okaloosa Gas Districtand we'll show how these organizations are using InfraWorks software to create models for major projects.
- Understand the use of InfraWorks software for Utilities and project coordination for the utility's assets
- Explore case studies for organizations that use InfraWorks software for project planning
- Learn the process for importing various types of data from a utility, and discover tips and tricks for creating the model
- Discuss the possibilities of using InfraWorks software for conflict resolution within the utility's model
Stephen Brockwell founded Brockwell IT Consulting to provide independent business and technical leadership for the Geospatial community. His leadership at Autodesk, where he was a Senior Business Development Manager and Director of Product Management, provided the path for advanced GIS initiatives. Before joining Autodesk, Stephen was on the team for SHL VISION* Solutions, developers of the first all-relational GIS based on Oracle. Qwest Communications and First Energy, among others, still use the underlying technology he developed. Recently, Stephen has been involved in enterprise-level projects for Nevada Energy and First Energy; field mobility projects for City of Alexandria and Welland Hydro; and product development for Autodesk. With his experience in the Geospatial industry including government and private sector, Stephen has been a regular instructor at Autodesk University. He is committed to efficient, low-cost solutions to implement GIS technology for infrastructure design.
Deeter Smith has been working with geographic information systems (GIS) for 30 years. She has worked with tax mapping, transportation, electric, water sewer, and gas utilities in North Carolina, Mississippi, and Florida. Deeter's training is in design from Virginia Commonwealth University, and she is also trained in civil engineering, paralegal studies, surveying, and GIS.