Transmission Line Design

January 14-15, 2021


Thursday, January 14, 2021 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Login and Welcome

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. :: Course Timing

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. :: Lunch Break


Transmission Planning

Conductor Characteristics

Structure Configuration & Structure Types

Hardware & Assemblies

Friday, January 15, 2021 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Login and Welcome

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Course Timing

Electrical Clearances & Mechanical Loading

Foundation Design

Construction Methods & Design Considerations


Sarah Simpson, Senior Transmission Line Engineer, Burns & McDonnell

Sarah is a structural engineer who specializes in transmission line design. She started with Burns & McDonnell in 2011 after receiving her undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Iowa State University. Currently, Sarah leads transmission projects for Midwest electric utility clients.  She has experience with PLS-CADD modeling, structure design, foundation design and hardware packages for voltages ranging from 69kV to 345kV.  Sarah is a registered Professional Engineer and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in business administration at the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management. 


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.