Utility LDPros Webinar Series
Electric and Communication Line
Joint-Use... Getting it Right!
Thursday September 12, 2019 10:00-11:30 AM CDT
The Association for Utility Line Design Professionals (UtilityLDPros) is offering this in-depth webinar series to help utility line design professionals recognize the need for improvement in the processes and practices used for joint-use overhead and underground electric and communication line design. The webinar leaders will describe proven 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.
- Up-to-date information
- Real-time survey questions and participant Q&A
- Practical examples of joint-use installations
- Actionable recommendations to improve your joint-use practice
- What is utility line joint-use and why is it desirable?
- What are the significant trends in joint-use today?
- What are the rights and obligations of pole owners?
- What are the rights and obligations of attaching parties?
- Who is responsible for NESC violations and other non-conforming installations?
- What should be done to ensure NESC compliance?
- What are some best practices for joint-use management and engineering?
Part 1, September 12
Joint-Use Benefits, Trends, Regulation and
Management Best Practices
- Utility line joint-use: What it is…why it is desirable
- Industry trends in joint-use
- 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
Part 2, September 26 (CLICK TO REGISTER)
Joint-Use Engineering, Technical Best Practices
and NESC Compliance
- Engineering principles and ethics in joint-use
- Technical best practices in joint-use
- 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
- Overhead joint-use electric supply and communication line components and characteristics (including antennas)
- Compliance with NESC clearance & spacing requirements
- Compliance with NESC strength requirements
- Compliance with NESC burial and separation requirements
(Part 3 – Underground lines)
- Construction make-ready, notification, installation/modification, and records management best practices
Ted Dimberio, P.E. has 40 years of experience in distribution line design and has worked for rural electric cooperatives and consulting firms. He is currently a private business owner, President and CFO of Utility Line Design and President of Line Design University. He has worked in all capacities of distribution line design that include field staking, supervision, management, and consulting. Ted has a vision to enhance distribution line design by incorporating engineering software, best practice and engineering ethics.
R. John Miner, P.E. is an accomplished executive manager, engineer, educator and consultant with over 45 years of experience in the utility industry. He is President and owner of Collaboration Unlimited and Collaborative Learning, Inc. since 1995 and has worked as a management consultant since 1987, providing services to clients in the electric, water, wastewater and communications utility industries. He lives and works out of Austin, Texas and Cedar, Michigan.
Webinar Registration Options:
Non-Member Cost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $110
Buy 3 webinars - Get 1 FREE . . . . . . . $330
Member Cost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 90
Member Buy 3 Get 1 FREE . . . . . . . . . . $270
Corporate Member Pricing:
Silver - up to 5 registrants . . . . . . . . . . . . $300
Gold - up to 10 registrants . . . . . . . . . . . . $500