SMART UTILITIES - SMART CITIES

Year Completed:

Ongoing

 

Client/Owner’s Representative Information:

City of Austin

3907 S Industrial Drive, Austin, TX 78744

 

Work Capabilities:

Project Management

Field Engineering

Quality Control

Technology Systems Integration

Austin Water AMI program ultimately plans to replace 240,000 water meters with smart water meters throughout the service area, an $80+ million endeavor. Atlas is working directly with the assigned project management team and vendor to streamline the pilot program and permitting process, assess potential locations for data collection units, convey project information to outside entities, and troubleshoot any issues that arise in the field. Atlas also completed the initial field condition assessment (FCA) to identify existing conditions and determine level of metering readiness for an AMI implementation.

In conducting the FCA, Atlas created a database and field assessment tool for a field condition survey. The randomly chosen sample population of meters assessed in the FCA included 1,969 small meters representing 1.01% of small meters and 84 large meters representing 3.5% of the large meters from 3” to 6” in size. Atlas then extrapolated data into usable information for the planning of pilot-scale and full-scale implementation. The FCA provided an exhaustive level of detail allowing AW to more accurately determine labor and material requirements for implementation of the pre-construction phase construction in more than 15 watersheds within the City of Austin. 

Tommy McClung was the assigned Program Manager for the design (Phase I & II) of the Austin Water (AW) AMI Implementation. Mr. McClung directed the efforts of a three person Program Management Office, one sub-contractor, the client’s Project Manager, and the Executive steering committee inclusive of Austin Energy Representation.

Austin Energy (AE) performs the customer service, billing, and collection functions for Austin Water. That required AE’s direct involvement in the development of the business requirements and business process workshops. There were 30+ AW and AE interviews, 27 workshops, 28 progress meetings, 16 research sessions, and 15 deliverables completed. The organizational transformation assessment reviewed Current State strengths, risks, constraints, AE’s role, and the future state for People, Process, Technology, Performance, Ordinance & Policy, and Communications.

The project strategy aligned to the Effective Utility Management Framework providing strategic goals to make AW stronger (more resilient), more service centric, and smarter.

Year Completed:

Ongoing

 

Client/Owner’s Representative Information:

City of Austin

3907 S Industrial Drive, Austin, TX 78744

 

Work Capabilities:

Project Management

Field Engineering

Cost Estimating

Quality Control

Technology Systems Integration

Austin Water is replacing 240,000 water meters with advanced (self-reporting) water meters throughout the entire Austin Water service area. Atlas’ roles in the project have included performing a condition assessment of ~1,800 water meters in 2018 and providing construction management during the installation phase. Atlas has worked directly with the project management team and vendors to streamline the pilot program and permitting process, supervise the QC field inspection process, identify new meter box, and lid design needs, assess potential locations for data collection units, convey project information to outside entities, and troubleshoot any issues that arose in the field. Atlas also assures quality installs and escalation activity according to schedule, manages customer engagement procedures and repeatable processes to assure consistent messaging, and tracks vendor payment activity and build out progress.

Year Completed:

Ongoing

 

Client/Owner’s Representative Information:

City of Austin

3907 S Industrial Drive, Austin, TX 78744

 

Work Capabilities:

Project Management

Field Engineering

Quality Control

Technology Systems Integration

Austin Water AMI program ultimately plans to replace 240,000 water meters with smart water meters throughout the service area, an $80+ million endeavor. Atlas is working directly with the assigned project management team and vendor to streamline the pilot program and permitting process, assess potential locations for data collection units, convey project information to outside entities, and troubleshoot any issues that arise in the field. Atlas also completed the initial field condition assessment (FCA) to identify existing conditions and determine level of metering readiness for an AMI implementation.

In conducting the FCA, Atlas created a database and field assessment tool for a field condition survey. The randomly chosen sample population of meters assessed in the FCA included 1,969 small meters representing 1.01% of small meters and 84 large meters representing 3.5% of the large meters from 3” to 6” in size. Atlas then extrapolated data into usable information for the planning of pilot-scale and full-scale implementation. The FCA provided an exhaustive level of detail allowing AW to more accurately determine labor and material requirements for implementation of the pre-construction phase construction in more than 15 watersheds within the City of Austin. 

Tommy McClung was the assigned Program Manager for the design (Phase I & II) of the Austin Water (AW) AMI Implementation. Mr. McClung directed the efforts of a three person Program Management Office, one sub-contractor, the client’s Project Manager, and the Executive steering committee inclusive of Austin Energy Representation.

Austin Energy (AE) performs the customer service, billing, and collection functions for Austin Water. That required AE’s direct involvement in the development of the business requirements and business process workshops. There were 30+ AW and AE interviews, 27 workshops, 28 progress meetings, 16 research sessions, and 15 deliverables completed. The organizational transformation assessment reviewed Current State strengths, risks, constraints, AE’s role, and the future state for People, Process, Technology, Performance, Ordinance & Policy, and Communications.

The project strategy aligned to the Effective Utility Management Framework providing strategic goals to make AW stronger (more resilient), more service centric, and smarter.

Year Completed:

Ongoing

 

Client/Owner’s Representative Information:

City of Austin

3907 S Industrial Drive, Austin, TX 78744

 

Work Capabilities:

Project Management

Field Engineering

Cost Estimating

Quality Control

Technology Systems Integration

Austin Water is replacing 240,000 water meters with advanced (self-reporting) water meters throughout the entire Austin Water service area. Atlas’ roles in the project have included performing a condition assessment of ~1,800 water meters in 2018 and providing construction management during the installation phase. Atlas has worked directly with the project management team and vendors to streamline the pilot program and permitting process, supervise the QC field inspection process, identify new meter box, and lid design needs, assess potential locations for data collection units, convey project information to outside entities, and troubleshoot any issues that arose in the field. Atlas also assures quality installs and escalation activity according to schedule, manages customer engagement procedures and repeatable processes to assure consistent messaging, and tracks vendor payment activity and build out progress.

Year Completed:

Ongoing

 

Client/Owner’s Representative Information:

City of Austin

3907 S Industrial Drive, Austin, TX 78744

 

Work Capabilities:

Project Management

Field Engineering

Cost Estimating

Quality Control

Technology Systems Integration

Austin Water is replacing 240,000 water meters with advanced (self-reporting) water meters throughout the entire Austin Water service area. Atlas’ roles in the project have included performing a condition assessment of ~1,800 water meters in 2018 and providing construction management during the installation phase. Atlas has worked directly with the project management team and vendors to streamline the pilot program and permitting process, supervise the QC field inspection process, identify new meter box, and lid design needs, assess potential locations for data collection units, convey project information to outside entities, and troubleshoot any issues that arose in the field. Atlas also assures quality installs and escalation activity according to schedule, manages customer engagement procedures and repeatable processes to assure consistent messaging, and tracks vendor payment activity and build out progress.

Year Completed:

Ongoing

 

Client/Owner’s Representative Information:

City of Austin

3907 S Industrial Drive, Austin, TX 78744

 

Work Capabilities:

Project Management

Field Engineering

Quality Control

Technology Systems Integration

Austin Water AMI program ultimately plans to replace 240,000 water meters with smart water meters throughout the service area, an $80+ million endeavor. Atlas is working directly with the assigned project management team and vendor to streamline the pilot program and permitting process, assess potential locations for data collection units, convey project information to outside entities, and troubleshoot any issues that arise in the field. Atlas also completed the initial field condition assessment (FCA) to identify existing conditions and determine level of metering readiness for an AMI implementation.

In conducting the FCA, Atlas created a database and field assessment tool for a field condition survey. The randomly chosen sample population of meters assessed in the FCA included 1,969 small meters representing 1.01% of small meters and 84 large meters representing 3.5% of the large meters from 3” to 6” in size. Atlas then extrapolated data into usable information for the planning of pilot-scale and full-scale implementation. The FCA provided an exhaustive level of detail allowing AW to more accurately determine labor and material requirements for implementation of the pre-construction phase construction in more than 15 watersheds within the City of Austin. 

Tommy McClung was the assigned Program Manager for the design (Phase I & II) of the Austin Water (AW) AMI Implementation. Mr. McClung directed the efforts of a three person Program Management Office, one sub-contractor, the client’s Project Manager, and the Executive steering committee inclusive of Austin Energy Representation.

Austin Energy (AE) performs the customer service, billing, and collection functions for Austin Water. That required AE’s direct involvement in the development of the business requirements and business process workshops. There were 30+ AW and AE interviews, 27 workshops, 28 progress meetings, 16 research sessions, and 15 deliverables completed. The organizational transformation assessment reviewed Current State strengths, risks, constraints, AE’s role, and the future state for People, Process, Technology, Performance, Ordinance & Policy, and Communications.

The project strategy aligned to the Effective Utility Management Framework providing strategic goals to make AW stronger (more resilient), more service centric, and smarter.

Year Completed:

Ongoing

 

Client/Owner’s Representative Information:

City of Austin

3907 S Industrial Drive, Austin, TX 78744

 

Work Capabilities:

Project Management

Field Engineering

Cost Estimating

Quality Control

Technology Systems Integration

Austin Water is replacing 240,000 water meters with advanced (self-reporting) water meters throughout the entire Austin Water service area. Atlas’ roles in the project have included performing a condition assessment of ~1,800 water meters in 2018 and providing construction management during the installation phase. Atlas has worked directly with the project management team and vendors to streamline the pilot program and permitting process, supervise the QC field inspection process, identify new meter box, and lid design needs, assess potential locations for data collection units, convey project information to outside entities, and troubleshoot any issues that arose in the field. Atlas also assures quality installs and escalation activity according to schedule, manages customer engagement procedures and repeatable processes to assure consistent messaging, and tracks vendor payment activity and build out progress.

Year Completed:

Ongoing

 

Client/Owner’s Representative Information:

City of Austin

3907 S Industrial Drive, Austin, TX 78744

 

Work Capabilities:

Project Management

Field Engineering

Quality Control

Technology Systems Integration

Austin Water AMI program ultimately plans to replace 240,000 water meters with smart water meters throughout the service area, an $80+ million endeavor. Atlas is working directly with the assigned project management team and vendor to streamline the pilot program and permitting process, assess potential locations for data collection units, convey project information to outside entities, and troubleshoot any issues that arise in the field. Atlas also completed the initial field condition assessment (FCA) to identify existing conditions and determine level of metering readiness for an AMI implementation.

In conducting the FCA, Atlas created a database and field assessment tool for a field condition survey. The randomly chosen sample population of meters assessed in the FCA included 1,969 small meters representing 1.01% of small meters and 84 large meters representing 3.5% of the large meters from 3” to 6” in size. Atlas then extrapolated data into usable information for the planning of pilot-scale and full-scale implementation. The FCA provided an exhaustive level of detail allowing AW to more accurately determine labor and material requirements for implementation of the pre-construction phase construction in more than 15 watersheds within the City of Austin. 

Tommy McClung was the assigned Program Manager for the design (Phase I & II) of the Austin Water (AW) AMI Implementation. Mr. McClung directed the efforts of a three person Program Management Office, one sub-contractor, the client’s Project Manager, and the Executive steering committee inclusive of Austin Energy Representation.

Austin Energy (AE) performs the customer service, billing, and collection functions for Austin Water. That required AE’s direct involvement in the development of the business requirements and business process workshops. There were 30+ AW and AE interviews, 27 workshops, 28 progress meetings, 16 research sessions, and 15 deliverables completed. The organizational transformation assessment reviewed Current State strengths, risks, constraints, AE’s role, and the future state for People, Process, Technology, Performance, Ordinance & Policy, and Communications.

The project strategy aligned to the Effective Utility Management Framework providing strategic goals to make AW stronger (more resilient), more service centric, and smarter.

Year Completed:

Ongoing

 

Client/Owner’s Representative Information:

City of Austin

3907 S Industrial Drive, Austin, TX 78744

 

Work Capabilities:

Project Management

Field Engineering

Cost Estimating

Quality Control

Technology Systems Integration

Austin Water is replacing 240,000 water meters with advanced (self-reporting) water meters throughout the entire Austin Water service area. Atlas’ roles in the project have included performing a condition assessment of ~1,800 water meters in 2018 and providing construction management during the installation phase. Atlas has worked directly with the project management team and vendors to streamline the pilot program and permitting process, supervise the QC field inspection process, identify new meter box, and lid design needs, assess potential locations for data collection units, convey project information to outside entities, and troubleshoot any issues that arose in the field. Atlas also assures quality installs and escalation activity according to schedule, manages customer engagement procedures and repeatable processes to assure consistent messaging, and tracks vendor payment activity and build out progress.