Fundamentals of Transmission Structure Design
October 22-23, 2018 | Atlanta, GA
The increase in demand for electric power has prompted the upgrading and building of new electrical transmission lines across North America. The demand for experienced line designers and structural engineers is ever increasing. This combined with aging and retiring experienced transmission structural engineers has made it vital for young and incoming structural engineers to become more familiar with the fundamental aspects of design, manufacturing and testing of different types of installations.
This day and a half course is designed to provide a practical overview of the important factors and economic efficiencies to consider in design, testing and manufacturing of these structures. The first day will cover structure types, industry standards, loading and methods of design. The second day will continue design and focus on available software, testing, manufacturing and the latest innovations in structural design.
- Define and describe the different types of structures and when to use them
- Identify the necessary loading criteria for which to design
- Examine the applicable design standards and manuals
- Apply structural design fundamentals for latticed self-supporting towers, tubular steel structures, guyed structures, and more
- Examine the appropriate design software applications
- Analyze the different methods of testing and when to apply them
- Identify the manufacturing and finishing process for towers, poles and other structures
- Examine the possibilities of aesthetics and innovation in transmission design
EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event.
Requirements for Successful Completion of Program
Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.
PowerPoint presentations and open discussion
Monday, October 22, 2018
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. :: Course Timing
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon
- Structure Study (Types of transmission structures)
- Factors considered in selecting a structure type
Structure Loading Criteria
- ASCE Standard 7
- ASCE Manual 74
- Other loading standards
Design Manuals and Standards
- ASCE Standard 48
- ASCE Standard 10
- ASCE Manual 91
- ASCE Manual 113
Design and Analysis of Structures
- Design of lattice structures
- Design of steel pole structures
- Specialized foundations
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Course Timing
- PLS TOWER
- PLS POLE
- Other FEA software
- Full scale structure testing
- Computer simulation
Innovation in Design
- Importance of aesthetics in design
- Latest innovations
- Latticed towers
- Steel poles
- Other types
- Types of finishes
Pankaj Deshmukh, PE, ASEC, Inc.
Pankaj Deshmukh has extensive experience in analysis and design of lattice transmission towers. He is a registered professional engineer in California and Texas. He has successfully designed and tested several lattice transmission towers including world’s first double circuit guyed Y structure. He has performed work for several major utilities including PG&E, SDG&E, SCE, Oncor, Ameren and CenterPoint Energy. He is currently working as the Section Manager of engineering at ASEC Inc. Also, Pankaj has extensive knowledge of lattice tower manufacturing processes and full-scale tower testing.
Mike Khavari, PE, P.Eng. M., Owner and Consultant Engineer, ASEC Inc.
Mike Khavari received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Texas in 1979. He has over 35 years of experience in the design and analysis, of new and existing lattice and tubular steel structures. Mr. Khavari has been involved with research and full scale testing of various types of steel transmission structures. He serves on the following ASCE Manual and Standard Committees:
- Design of Latticed Steel Transmission Structures: ASCE Standard 10-97
- Design of Steel Transmission Pole Structures: ASCE Standard 48-11
- Substation Structures Design Guide: ASCE Manuals and Reports on Engineering Practice No. 113
- Design of Guyed Electrical Transmission Structures: ASCE Manuals and Reports on Engineering Practice No. 91
In 1991, Mr. Khavari started, ASEC Inc., an engineering consulting company specializing in the design and analysis of various types of transmission, communication and substation structures. In 1993, he started the North American Pole Corporation (NAPCO), a tubular steel manufacturing facility from the ground up. NAPCO is a manufacturer of tubular steel structures. An iconic structure manufactured by NAPCO is the famous mouse head steel tower located at the Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Reserve your room:
please call 1-404-577-1234
Room Block Reserved For:
Nights of October 21 – 22, 2018
Room rate through EUCI:
$194.00 single or double plus applicable taxes
Make your reservations prior to September 21, 2018.