Conductors, Shield Wires, Communication Wires & Associated Hardware
Structures & Foundations
Electrical Characteristics & Grounding
National Electric Safety Code (NESC)
Rural Utilities Service (RUS)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Types of Overhead Ground Wires
Structure Configuration & Structure Types
Structure Types & Configurations
Hardware & Assemblies
Shield Wire Hardware
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
Weather & Load Cases
Types of Transmission Structure Foundation Design
Construction Methods & Design Considerations
Modifications to Existing Lines
Structure Setting & Placement
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.
You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
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.