Transmission Structure Foundation Design

Transmission Structure Foundation Design

March 28, 2024 | Online :: Central Time

In the electric transmission industry, many professionals face complex challenges when it comes to foundation design and retrofit. Engineers, architects, and construction experts often encounter issues related to structural integrity, soil pressures, and the proper installation of foundations. Additionally, ensuring the longevity and safety of structures, as well as addressing issues such as corrosion and grounding, are critical concerns. Without a solid understanding of these aspects, there’s a risk of costly errors, structural failures, and compromised safety standards.

The Transmission Structure Foundations Design course provides a comprehensive overview of foundation design and retrofit. The course equips participants with the knowledge and skills required to analyze soil pressures, implement proper anchor bolt load transfer, and make informed decisions about rebar placement. Additionally, it covers essential topics such as backfill design, corrosion protection, and grounding considerations, ensuring that structures are not only safe but also durable. With this workshop, professionals are better equipped to deliver high-quality, long-lasting, and secure construction projects, meeting industry demands and utility expectations while reducing the risk of structural failures and costly rework.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze soil pressures surrounding existing and potential transmission structure foundation locations
  • Define and differentiate Caisson Foundations, Direct Embedded Foundations, Grillage Foundations, Gravity Foundations
  • Explore foundation retrofit designs
  • Demonstrate grounding design considerations including bonding of steel, step and touch potential concerns, counterpoise design

Agenda

Thursday, March 28, 2024 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Course Timing

Soil Pressures

 

Caisson Foundations

    • Anchor Bolt Load Transfer
    • Spacing between Rebar and Anchor Bolts in Concrete
    • Rebar Analysis for Passive Reinforcement
    • Shear Tie Design Consideration
    • Installation Techniques and Concerns
    • Concrete Testing and Review

Direct Embedded Foundations

    • Backfill Design
    • Native Soil Interface vs. Metal Pipe Interface
    • Installation Concerns and Requirements

Grillage Foundations

    • Soil Calculations
    • Steel Stresses
    • Corrosion Protection

Gravity Foundations

    • Mechanisms of failure
    • Sliding Friction
    • Uplift Design

Foundation Retrofit Designs

    • Caisson Retrofit
    • Bog Shoes
    • Gravity Foundation Retrofit

Foundation Grounding Design Considerations

    • Bonding of steel
      • Bonding of Pole to Steel casings
      • Bonding of Rebar to Anchor Bolts
      • Corrosion Considerations
    • Step and Touch Potential Concerns
    • Counterpoise Design

Instructor

Christopher P. Soderman, P.E., Director of Transmission Line Engineering, Eversource Energy Service Company

Christopher has worked at Eversource Energy for over 20 years in Transmission Line Engineering.  In this role, he has been involved with the design of more than 1,000 circuit miles of transmission.  He has focused on overhead and underground transmission line design, structure analysis, electric and magnetic field analysis, lightning and grounding design, and AC interference with pipelines.  In addition to design work, Christopher has also appeared as an expert witness in both regulatory and legal proceedings.

Christopher has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY; a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA; and a Master of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Hartford in West Hartford, CT.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

Christopher lives in Connecticut with his wife and children and enjoys outdoor activities and being a weekend warrior on car repairs.

Online

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a separate email with a unique link to a personalized landing page which will include links to join all sessions of this event.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.

Register

Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all attendees for 7 days after the event

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Transmission Structure Foundation Design

March 28, 2024 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 895.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 3,580.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 6,265.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 10,740.00 (40% discount)

These events are related. A discount for attending all events is available

Transmission Structure Design

March 26-27, 2024 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 1195.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 4,780.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 8,365.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 14,340.00 (40% discount)

Overhead Transmission Line Design

March 25-26, 2024 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 1195.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 4,780.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 8,365.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 14,340.00 (40% discount)

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before February 23, 2024 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

CEUs

Credits

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EUCI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.7 CEUs for this event

Instructional Methods

This program will use PowerPoint presentations and group discussions, as well as active participation.

Requirements for a Successful Completion of Program

Participants must log in each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.


Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

Course CPE Credits: 7.5
There is no prerequisite for this Course.
Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Advanced Preparation: None

CpeEUCI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org

 

Who Should Attend

  • Transmission planners  
  • Transmission & structural engineers
  • Transmission project managers  
  • Regulators and regulator staff  
  • Utility construction contractors and engineering companies   
  • Electrical engineers in T&D design

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