Collaborative Learning and the Academy for Utility Line Design Professionals are offering this practical 1/2-day mini-course to help utility managers, engineers, designers and others improve their pole attachment standards, processes and practices. The course leaders will present an overview of electric and telecommunication line joint use including benefits, historical and regulatory context, and current trends. They will also describe 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. Course content will cover traditional “wireline” telecom pole attachments (fiber, coaxial cable, wire, equipment), as well as wireless antennas and equipment including 5G technology.
This course is appropriate for managers, engineers, designers, crew leaders, safety professionals, and consultants whose work involves joint use overhead lines.
Joint Use Benefits, Trends, Regulation
and Management Best Practices
In this first session, participants will learn about the inherent benefits of joint use overhead lines as well as a high-level overview of regulations, current industry trends, common technical issues and risks, and the core elements of effective joint use management.
Joint Use Engineering and Technical Best Practices
In this second part, participants will learn how professional engineering principles and ethics apply to the design and construction of joint use overhead lines. Participants will also increase their familiarity with overhead line components and enhance their knowledge of technical best practices that apply to pole attachment impact analyses, designs, and documentation.
Joint Use NESC Compliance
In this third and final part, participants will learn about the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) rules that apply to the design and construction of joint use overhead lines. Participants will see 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.
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 educationprograms 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. is an accomplished engineer with over forty 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.
In case you miss any part of the course, or want to review it, your registration includes full access to the course recordings for 30 days.
Individual cost – $295.00
Organizations registering 3 or more individuals, per person – $245.00