Best Practices for Wood Pole Strength and Loading

Best Practices for Wood Pole Strength and Loading

April 25-26, 2024 | Online :: Central Time

In the ever-changing world of electric utility and telecommunication companies, knowing the codes, regulations, and best practices, is vital to not only keeping the power on, but to ensure the safety of linemen and the public. With the advent of 5G and the rural broadband build out, telecommunication and wireless companies are eager to attach additional equipment to utility poles, thus making it more important than ever for electric utility and telecommunication companies to know and follow the codes of the National Electric Safety Code or California’s General Order 95.

In this course, pole strength capacities will be explained along with the following topics:

  • Loading criteria of the NESC and GO 95
  • Basic pole loading calculations
  • Variables that impact how a pole is
  • Managing wood pole data including strength and loading

Join the course and gain comprehensive knowledge on the National Electric Safety Code and California’s General Order 95, learn best practices for safety, and get hands-on experience with basic pole loading calculations.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain ANSI O5.1 wood pole manufacturing and dimension standards
  • In-depth review of NESC strength and loading criteria along with an overview of GO 95 criteria
  • Compare key NESC requirements to similar GO 95 requirements
  • Discuss best practices for managing wood poles and the tremendous amount of related data
  • Discuss best practices for adding attachments to existing poles

Agenda

Thursday, April 25, 2024 : Central Time

12:45 – 1:00 p.m.
Log In

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Course Timing

Short breaks will be taken throughout the sessions (15 minutes total)

Wood Pole Management

  • Early electrical systems
  • Comparison of pole materials
  • Expectations for safety, reliability and resiliency
  • Effective asset management

Wood Pole Manufacturing and Strength

  • ANSI O5.1 – Dimensions and Specifications for Wood Pole manufacturing
  • AWPA – American Wood Protection Association standards for treating wood poles

Pole Loading Basics

  • Transverse, longitudinal and vertical Loading
  • Loading and strength formulas
  • Bending analysis
  • Buckling analysis
  • Linear and non-linear analysis
  • Deterministic and probabilistic
  • Load resistance factored design
  • Wire tensions
  • Grades of construction

Friday, April 26, 2024 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Course Timing

 

Short breaks will be taken throughout the sessions (15 minutes total)

NESC Loading & Strength Requirements

 

Wood Pole Decay & Strength loss

  • Bending vs. Buckling

Pole Loading and Pole Remediation Programs

 

Pole Loading Examples

  • Typical Assumptions
  • Tangent Pole Basics
  • Angle Pole Basics
  • Guying Basics
  • Calculations
  • Examples

Open Discussion and Wrap Up

Instructor

Chad Newton, Director – Product Management, Wood Infrastructure, Osmose

Chad Netwon is the Sr. Director of Product Management – Wood Infrastructure at Osmose. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA, both from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is active in the IEEE PES Overhead Lines Subcommittee, AWPA and ANSIO5. In his current role, he oversees the design, development, and implementation of Osmose’s industry-leading wood pole inspection and restoration products and services, as well as provides support and guidance on products and services concerning strength and loading of wood poles.

Online Delivery

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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Best Practices for Wood Pole Strength and Loading

April 25-26, 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)

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 March 22, 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 authorized by IACET to offer 0.7 CEUs for this course

Requirements for a Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of 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

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Who Should Attend

  • Distribution engineers
  • Operations managers
  • Directors of operations and engineering
  • Line staking engineers
  • Consulting engineers
  • Legal advisors
  • Pole procurement specialists
  • Asset/Investment recovery specialists
  • Wireless carrier operations and engineering personnel

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