Substation Engineering - NE Internship - Summer 2010 Alex Mandeville May 24 - August 13, 2010
Notable Projects <ul><li>Substations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comerford/Monroe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cost estimatio...
Notable Projects <ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slab Design Spreadsheet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pier Foundatio...
<ul><ul><li>Through this project and others I learned how to estimate costs of various civil components and how to issue c...
Dale Street <ul><li>Transformer Sump Containment Check </li></ul>
Dale Street <ul><li>Transformer Slab Analysis </li></ul>
Dale Street <ul><li>Transformer Slab Analysis </li></ul>
Dale St. Checking TRC Calculations (in progress)
Flood Analysis
Flood Analysis
Flood Analysis <ul><li>Legend </li></ul>
Flood Analysis
Lawrence <ul><li>Pressure on Ductbank </li></ul>
Lawrence <ul><li>Pressure on Ductbank </li></ul>
Lynn Welded Connection Analysis
Lynn <ul><ul><li>Checked TRC analysis of Reactor Stand </li></ul></ul>STAAD Analysis
Perry Street <ul><li>Securamesh </li></ul>
Worthen Street <ul><li>Slab Design Analysis in Excel </li></ul>
Worthen Street <ul><li>Using RUS Slab Analysis as Backup </li></ul>
Standards <ul><ul><li>Helped develop a new hand calculation sheet that could be fully customized in Adobe and printed. </l...
Standards <ul><ul><li>Spent time checking Jeff’s work and adding backup info to generate a slab design spreadsheet that wo...
Standards <ul><ul><li>Developed spreadsheets to allow easy plug-in of loads to determine if a P3 or P4 pier foundation wou...
Standards Pier Foundation Standard (in progress)
Codes and References Used <ul><ul><li>ASCE-7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Massachusetts State Building Code </li></ul></ul><...
Lessons Learned <ul><ul><li>Communicate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I need to learn to elaborate on my ideas to make su...
Internship Strengths <ul><li>Site visits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It was invaluable to see some of the foundations, structur...
Ideas for Improvement <ul><ul><li>Bring interns around to a site within the first couple of days and explain some of the e...
Questions? <ul><li>Special thanks to Jeff Goldberg for taking the time to teach me as much as he could and getting me invo...
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National Grid Intern Presentation

Presentation of work completed at National Grid at the end of my internship during the summer of 2010
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Source: www.slideshare.net


Transcripts - National Grid Intern Presentation

  • 1. Substation Engineering - NE Internship - Summer 2010 Alex Mandeville May 24 - August 13, 2010
  • 2. Notable Projects <ul><li>Substations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comerford/Monroe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cost estimation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bid sheets / procurement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dale Street </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transformer foundation and containment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Checking TRC calcs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Substation Flood Analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BFEs, ELEs, FIRMettes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lawrence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kick-off meeting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pressure on ductbanks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lynn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Welded Connection Analysis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Precon meeting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>As-Built Survey </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perry Street </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Securamesh </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tewksbury </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reactor relocation meeting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Winthrop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Weekly conference calls </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worthen Street </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Slab design </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 3. Notable Projects <ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slab Design Spreadsheet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pier Foundation Standard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calculation Sheet </li></ul></ul>
  • 4. <ul><ul><li>Through this project and others I learned how to estimate costs of various civil components and how to issue change orders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aided in developing a new bid sheet in Excel </li></ul></ul>Comerford/Monroe Bid sheets and Procurement
  • 5. Dale Street <ul><li>Transformer Sump Containment Check </li></ul>
  • 6. Dale Street <ul><li>Transformer Slab Analysis </li></ul>
  • 7. Dale Street <ul><li>Transformer Slab Analysis </li></ul>
  • 8. Dale St. Checking TRC Calculations (in progress)
  • 9. Flood Analysis
  • 10. Flood Analysis
  • 11. Flood Analysis <ul><li>Legend </li></ul>
  • 12. Flood Analysis
  • 13. Lawrence <ul><li>Pressure on Ductbank </li></ul>
  • 14. Lawrence <ul><li>Pressure on Ductbank </li></ul>
  • 15. Lynn Welded Connection Analysis
  • 16. Lynn <ul><ul><li>Checked TRC analysis of Reactor Stand </li></ul></ul>STAAD Analysis
  • 17. Perry Street <ul><li>Securamesh </li></ul>
  • 18. Worthen Street <ul><li>Slab Design Analysis in Excel </li></ul>
  • 19. Worthen Street <ul><li>Using RUS Slab Analysis as Backup </li></ul>
  • 20. Standards <ul><ul><li>Helped develop a new hand calculation sheet that could be fully customized in Adobe and printed. </li></ul></ul>Hand Calculation Sheet
  • 21. Standards <ul><ul><li>Spent time checking Jeff’s work and adding backup info to generate a slab design spreadsheet that would calculate wind and earthquake loading to determine the appropriate dimension of a foundation. </li></ul></ul>Slab Design Spreadsheet
  • 22. Standards <ul><ul><li>Developed spreadsheets to allow easy plug-in of loads to determine if a P3 or P4 pier foundation would be required under certain loading conditions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learned excel commands that I previous had not been familiar with (ex. VLOOKUP) </li></ul></ul>Pier Foundation Standard (in progress)
  • 23. Standards Pier Foundation Standard (in progress)
  • 24. Codes and References Used <ul><ul><li>ASCE-7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Massachusetts State Building Code </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2006 International Building Code </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Civil Engineering Reference Manual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ASCE 113 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Substation Structural Design Guide </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ASCE #74 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Electrical Transmission Line Loading </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ACI 530-05 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Codes for Masonry Structures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSMeans 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RUS Slab Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aluminum Design Manual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EPA.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FEMA.gov </li></ul></ul>
  • 25. Lessons Learned <ul><ul><li>Communicate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I need to learn to elaborate on my ideas to make sure I am getting the intended message across. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take the time to do the job right </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I like to be efficient and clear projects from my “queue”. This does not mean that I rush or am careless, but sometimes projects need to sit and develop so that I can think things over and come up with even better engineering solutions. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The public relies on the quality of civil engineering work almost every second of every day, so an extra day to do the job right is a no brainer. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If it doesn’t look right, it probably isn’t </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learning to trust my instincts and engineering knowledge. If a number doesn’t intuitively make sense there is probably reason for it. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continue to ask questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I pride myself on never being afraid to ask questions and will continue to ask meaningful questions so that I am continually learning and developing. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 26. Internship Strengths <ul><li>Site visits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It was invaluable to see some of the foundations, structures, and equipment that were being worked on and really put things in perspective when it came to analyzing, designing, or estimating costs. Learning to communicate with project managers and contractors. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The available design guides, computer programs, and engineers/designers made accomplishing projects very enjoyable and educational. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Workshops/Meetings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intern Orientation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Hire Orientation in Millbury & Sandy Pond </li></ul></ul>
  • 27. Ideas for Improvement <ul><ul><li>Bring interns around to a site within the first couple of days and explain some of the equipment. It is difficult to really understand a project until we can see what we are working on and get an idea for the physical sizes and weights of components. </li></ul></ul>
  • 28. Questions? <ul><li>Special thanks to Jeff Goldberg for taking the time to teach me as much as he could and getting me involved in all his projects at different stages of development. </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks to: Don Angell Venkatesh Minisandram Dick Costa John Reed Chris Jayavendra Matthew Pires Katelyn Davenport </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you to everyone for your support and exciting learning experience in substation engineering this summer! </li></ul>

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