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Utility Industry Experts from IMAGINiT and ASCENT Present Five Sessions at the Substation Design Solution Industry Consortium Event

<strong><em>Utility Industry Experts from IMAGINiT and ASCENT Present Five Sessions at the Substation Design Solution Industry Consortium Event</em></strong>

IMAGINiT Technologies and ASCENT Center for Technical Knowledge share years of substation design expertise across North America. They will present these insights during five educational presentations during the Substation Design Solution Industry Consortium (SDSIC) event in Nashville, Tennessee, April 24 – 27, 2023. Technology experts from IMAGINiT’s Energy and Utilities team, along with learning and technical documentation experts from ASCENT, will be on hand to discuss how investor-owned utilities as well as municipal electric power and regional electrical co-operatives can leverage technology to meet their modernization goals. 

“As a long-time supporter of the SDSIC community, this event is a great opportunity to reconnect with customers and partners and listen to challenges facing the energy and utility sector,” says Bill Zavadil, president and chief operating officer Rand Worldwide, the parent company of IMAGINiT and ASCENT. “Participating in conferences like this allows us to deepen our expertise and knowledge to better support the long-term success of our customers. We are excited to have five speakers who will share lessons learned from projects we have delivered with leading players in the utility and energy sector. Our deep expertise with Autodesk software and our ability to craft custom enterprise solutions, makes us uniquely poised to help utility companies achieve their substation design initiatives.”  

Recently named Spatial Business Systems’ (SBS) principal training partner, IMAGINiT’s energy and utilities professionals bring a comprehensive array of utility modernization services including technical consulting for substation design implementations as well as data and document management, asset management, 3D scanning solutions and CFD and FEA simulation. To support sustainable long-term success for utility customers, ASCENT integrates custom courseware development and workflow documentation with training, eLearning and support to facilitate widespread adoption of new technologies and processes.  

Five Educational Sessions 

IMAGINiT and ASCENT experts will share best practices from a range of large-scale consulting and training engagements during the following sessions:  

Autodesk Vault Gateway – A Welcomed Solution for Engineering Service Provider Data Exchange and Collaboration 

Dominic Cheff, an experienced project management engineer with more than 25 years of industry experience will cover Vault Gateway which allows VPN-less access to Vault data behind the firewall.  This provides a method for contractors to work directly with source data that meets the security of the most stringent enterprise security models. This session explains considerations for implementing Vault Gateway, the benefits, the challenges, and future opportunities it presents.  

Autodesk Construction Cloud – Capturing Field Data Photos and Forms 

Scott Wolslager oversees the engagement engineering team at IMAGINiT and has almost 30 years helping companies identify and implement technologies that improve efficiency and operations. His presentation will focus on how Utilities can use photos and forms in the Autodesk Construction Cloud to capture, store and share data.   

Working with Substation Design Suite  

In his second session, Mr. Wolslager will cover the key components of this powerful software platform including how to extract assets from a model, progress tracking, customizing asset management workflows, tracking critical asset milestones and more. 

Grading Optimization 

Richard Morrow, an engagement engineer at IMAGINiT with over 20 years of civil engineering experience, will show attendees how to save both time and energy when identifying grading objects on a substation site. Mr. Morrow will also demonstrate how to reduce costs by identifying challenges earlier in the grading process, minimizing material waste and optimizing earthwork volumes. 

Supporting Substation Design Teams with Learning and Documentation 

Jennifer MacMillan, ASCENT’s Instructional Design Projects Manager, an Autodesk Certified Professional, and an Autodesk Certified Instructor with over 20 years of developing CAD courseware, will show how workflow documentation and a strategy that embraces continuous learning helps substation design teams more effectively adopt solutions such as those from Spatial Business Systems or Autodesk.  

Our experts will be on hand to talk about how our comprehensive and integrated service offerings help utilities achieve efficient and effective adoption of advanced technologies to optimize substation modernization success. If you are not attending the show, you can reach us via phone at 1-800-356-9050.