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Joint Use NESC Compliance

Learn about the National Electrical Safety Code rules that apply to the design and construction of joint use overhead lines
February 20, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern

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Webinar Description

Learn about the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) rules that apply to the design and construction of joint use overhead lines. Review specific examples of pole attachments that require consideration of NESC spacings at the attachments and along spans, as well as clearances from ground and other structures. Participants will also see examples of physical loadings from pole attachments that require consideration of structure strength. 


  • Compliance with NESC clearance and spacing requirements (Part 2 – Overhead Lines)
  • Compliance with NESC strength requirements (Part 2 – Overhead Lines)

Series Description

This practical three-part series of webinars designed to help public power managers, engineers, designers and others improve their pole attachment standards, processes, and practices. Hear an overview of electric and telecommunication line joint use including benefits, historical and regulatory context, and current trends. Learn about management and engineering “best practices” which, with proper application, can result in line designs that are safer, more reliable, and in compliance with the requirements of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) and professional engineering laws and regulations. Review traditional “wireline” telecom pole attachments (fiber, coaxial cable, wire, equipment), as well as wireless antennas and equipment including 5G technology.

Recommended for:

Public power personnel involved in the following areas:

  • Managers 
  • Engineers
  • Designers
  • Crew Leaders
  • Safety Professionals
  • Consultants who work with joint use overhead lines


R. John Miner, P.E.  is an accomplished executive manager and educator with over forty-five years of experience in the electric utility industry.  He is president of Collaborative Learning, Inc. of Austin and San Antonio, Texas, a firm that presents management and technical education programs and, through Collaboration Unlimited, provides management consulting services to the electric utility industry.  John’s technical seminars and workshops for utilities have covered such topics as application of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), overhead and underground distribution systems, electric system planning, construction, operations, and maintenance.  John earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering (with honors), and a Master of Science degree in engineering science, both from the University of Toledo.  John is a Senior Life Member of the IEEE and is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Texas and Minnesota.

Ted Dimberio, P.E. in an accomplished engineer with over 40 years of experience in electric and telecommunication line design. He is currently President and CFO of Utility Line Design and President of Line Design University.  Ted has worked in all capacities of line design including field staking, construction supervision, and management, and consulting.  He has been an industry leader in developing engineering software for electric distribution utilities that auto-generates profile drawings and required line design calculations to verify and document engineering decisions. Ted received his civil and structural engineering education from Mesabi State Junior College and the University of Minnesota.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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Registration/Fee Information

Individual webinars: $109 for members; $209 for nonmembers

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The 3-part series (discounted price): $275 for members; $550 for nonmembers

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