Call it pre-fabricated, or factory-built. Either way, when you apply those terms to an electrical substation, there is typically some eyebrows raised along with some skepticism. However, at DIS-TRAN Packaged Substations “factory-built, pre-assembled substations” is not just an expression. It is a reality and is changing the industry standard.
"Plans are worthless. Planning is essential." -- Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. President
Unfortunately, it’s all too easy for engineering firms and project owners alike to kill their own project schedules before they even start, turning what should be solid and actionable timelines into pure wishful thinking. The purpose of this series is to identify the most common engineering project killers and identify what can be done to prevent or remediate them.
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works." – Steve Jobs
If you could instantly reduce your design and engineering time – by as much as 61% – wouldn’t you? That’s the finding in one study that exhaustively compared hours required in commercial projects when you using 3D modeling versus 2D (i.e., AutoCAD) drawings. And the benefits of 3D modelling, including for electrical substation design and construction, just get better from there. Here’s how.
No matter what a project may entail, there’s not much worse than when a project’s execution takes more time than initially budgeted. Establishing accurate construction estimates is critical for electric utility companies to make reliable financial plans for their future...