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Implementation of Building Information Modeling Technology: Substation Design

April 8, 2022
Benefits of adopting this technology include improved safety, reduced construction issues, and increased quality through standardization of designs.

The use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) software and workflows is fundamentally changing the way utilities design, construct, operate, and maintain substations. Benefits of adopting this technology include improved safety, reduced construction issues, and increased quality through standardization of designs. But utilities often face implementation challenges, including the need to invest in new software and training and to address issues related to change management.

A growing number of utilities have worked through the challenges to successfully implement BIM technology, and their stories may be useful to others. Panelists at this session at the 2022 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference will discuss:

  • Why the industry shift to BIM is important for the safe and reliable operation of the grid moving forward
  • How leveraging BIM standards can benefit your organization
  • Benefits documented by early adopters during construction, commissioning, and operation of substations
  • Practical advice concerning change management
  • The return on investment from use of BIM technology

Speakers include:

  • Arnold Fry, Sr Project Engineer, POWER Engineers Inc.
  • Don Sanders, Manager, Transmission Design, Ameren
  • Ronald Wellman, AEP
  • Bill Gordon, Southern Company
  • Jack Hopson, Technical Solutions Executive, Utilities SBS
  • Trevor Scullion, Director of Emerging Technologies SBS
  • Room: Rm 292
  • Session Number: PN05

Tuesday, April 26, 2022: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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