Webinar Series

Joint Use Pole Attachments Webinar Series

Learn how joint use can help you improve your pole attachment standards, processes, and practices.

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Series Description

This practical 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.

This three-part series recorded in 2020, includes the following webinars:

  • Joint Use Benefits, Trends, Regulations, and Management Best Practices
  • Joint Use Engineering and Technical Best Practices
  • Joint Use NESC Compliance

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

Speakers

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.

Erich Schoennagel is an accomplished engineer and manager who works with Collaborative Learning as a technical consultant and continuing education program developer and instructor. Erich began his utility career more than 40 years ago and most recently managed the Transmission Project Engineering group for a large investor-owned utility, which served the company’s needs for transmission system design, substation and telecom site improvement, and civil engineering for transmission, substation, distribution, and telecom structures. Erich has extensive experience in the application of engineering principles and NESC requirements to the design of utility structures and foundations. Erich received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.

Purchase the series: $275 for members; $550 for nonmembers

Contact Us

Have questions? Contact 202/467-2997 or [email protected]

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Webinar #1: Joint Use Benefits, Trends, Regulation and Management Best Practices

Recording length: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Learn about the inherent benefits of joint-use overhead lines and receive a high-level overview of regulations, current industry trends, common technical issues and risks, and the core elements of effective joint use management.  

Topics

  • Utility line joint use: What it is and why it is desirable?  
  • Industry trends in wireline and wireless pole attachments, including 5G technology 
  • The regulatory structure for joint-use utility lines  
  • Common issues and risks with joint-use 
  • Management best practices in joint-use
  • Elements of effective joint-use agreements and processes

Webinar #2: Joint Use Engineering and Technical Best Practices

Recording length: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Learn how professional engineering principles and ethics apply to the design and construction of joint use overhead lines. Increase your familiarity with overhead line components and enhance their knowledge of technical best practices that apply to pole attachment impact analyses, designs, and documentation. 

Topics

  • Engineering principles and ethics in joint use
  • Overhead joint-use electric supply and communication line components and characteristics (wireline and wireless, including 5G technology)
  • Technical best practices in joint use overhead lines
  • Engineering design guides
    • Construction standards drawings and specifications
    • Overhead conductor/cable design, sag-tension specification and installation, design documentation
    • Overhead structure loading analysis and documentation

Webinar #3: Joint Use NESC Compliance

Recording length: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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. Examples of physical loadings from pole attachments that require consideration of structure strength will also be shown.  

Topics

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

Purchase the series: $275 for members; $550 for nonmembers

Contact Us

Have questions? Contact 202/467-2997 or [email protected]