The purpose of the Structural Modeling Program (SMP) is to give Transmission Asset Management a uniform and global view of the health of the transmission system as it relates to mean strength values derived from PLS-CADD’s finite element analysis software.


ASEC is managing the program wholly using internal resources from schedule development to monthly reporting and tool creation using POWER BI. ASEC’s client’s tower family is modeled using information from a GIS system, Structural Data Sheets, and detail drawings of the 500kV lines and towers. LiDAR data was used along with M4 models to accurately sag existing conductors and develop structure usages per SMP criteria.