Best Practices in Overhead Distribution Line Design - Cuyahoga Falls

  • 3 Jun 2019
  • 8:30 AM (EDT)
  • 6 Jun 2019
  • 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • Cuyahoga Falls, OH


  • There must be at least THREE people in this registration, each individual receives a $200 discount. The first person is listed the registrant, each additional registrant is listed as a guest. No limit to the number of additional people.
  • There must be at least THREE people in this registration, each individual receives a $200 discount. The first person is listed as the registrant, each additional registrant is listed as a guest. No limit to the number of additional people.
  • Four-Day registration for non-member individuals.

Registration fee for the course is $1,795 for non-members, $1,695 for members. Groups of three or more registrants receive a $200 discount each. Registration deadline is April May 20, 2019 with payment in full due by May 27, 2019. Cancellations are accepted on or before May 20, with refund of the registration fee less $100 per person.
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Best Practices in Overhead Distribution Line Design

A Comprehensive Workshop For
Electric Utility and Consulting Engineers/Designers

The Association for Utility Line Design Professionals, also known as UtilityLDPros, is offering a comprehensive four-day line design training program that you won’t want to miss! This comprehensive and economical program will be hosted by the City of Cuyahoga Falls Electric Department in Cuyahoga Falls, OH (greater Cleveland area) from Monday through Thursday, June 3rd through 6th.  The program location is The Pavilion, 2085 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH.

The registration fee for Best Practices in Overhead Distribution Line Design is $1,795 per participant. The registration fee is discounted to $1595 per participant for organizations registering   three (3) or more people.  A $100 per person discount is also available for any registrants who are individual members of AULDP or employees of corporate members. If you wish to take advantage of the additional $100 per member discount, join UtilityLDPros first, then register for this event.  

The deadline for registration and payment is Tuesday May 28th.

Further details about the program location and lodging opportunities will be provided when you confirm your participant registrations. We encourage you to act quickly. Space in this program is limited to ensure a quality learning experience.

About This Program:

Program developers and instructors R. John Miner, P.E. and Ted Dimberio, P.E. have over 85 years of combined experience in distribution line design and the electric utility industry.  They are offering this program to help address what they believe is a critical gap in the knowledge and application of proven industry best practices that are available but not as widely used as they should be. Participants in this program will be better able to prepare designs that are safe, reliable, and in compliance with the requirements of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC).  Participants will also return to their work better prepared to help their organizations adopt design practices that comply with applicable professional engineering laws and regulations.  A key part of this program is the in-depth presentation and understanding of engineering principles and their practical application through the use of line design engineering software.

What You Will Learn:

Overall Line Design Accountabilities and Best Practices

  • Areas of liability exposure through the use of prevailing distribution line design practices
  • Measures that can reduce liability exposure and assure compliance with NESC requirements
  • Provisions of the 2017 NESC that are applicable to overhead line design
  • How to develop and use documented design criteria and design/construction standards
  • The line design process and how to improve it
  • How to establish and sustain effective design/quality control, and inspection practices
Elements of Line Design and Best Practices
  • How to develop and use conductor sag and tension charts
  • How to perform commonly encountered line design calculations
  • How to create line profile drawings and engineering reports
  • How to implement a uniform procedure to prepare electric supply and telecommunication joint use designs
  • How to maintain engineering records for long-term documentation
  • How to implement procedures for the identification, documentation and correction of existing NESC violations

Hands-On Line Design Lab

This seminar/workshop is applications-oriented, including both classroom lecture and hands-on experience.  Participants will perform over forty-five (45) line design and telecommunication joint use problems using engineering software that is provided as a learning tool. 

Who Should Attend

This seminar/workshop has value for those who work at all levels of overhead distribution line design and should be attended by:

  • Engineering managers
  • Design/staking technicians
  • Design engineers
  • Resident engineers
  • Design/staking supervisors
  • Consulting engineers

Distribution line design is an engineering discipline that requires the consistent and proper application of engineering principles and ethics to prepare quality designs and reduce liability exposure. 

Participants completing this program will receive twenty-eight (28) Professional Development Hours (PDH)

If you have any questions or requests, contact Jillian Wolfe, Executive Director at You may also call her at 512-284-3688.

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