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Surveying, Staking and GIS Mini-Course

  • Thu, December 16, 2021
  • 12:00 PM (EST)
  • Sat, December 16, 2023
  • 3:30 PM (EST)
  • Online - you will receive a link and access code.


  • ONLY for 3 or more individuals. Please register ONE person, then the rest as guests of the registrant, in order to receive the special price.
  • You purchased the discounted Triple Play EPP when you registered for one of the three courses. Please enter the code you received in your invoice/receipt when registering for this course.
  • Upon registering for this course, you pay the discounted rate for all three. You will need to use Discount code TP-EPP1221 when registering as PREPAID for the remaining two courses.
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    • Surveying, Staking and GIS for OHD Distribution


Surveying, Staking and GIS for Overhead Distribution Line Design

Recorded live on December 16, 2021

3.0 PDHs Credits
New Educational Perks Package (EPP)
Save $50 per course, details below.

Collaborative Learning Inc. and the Academy for Utility Line Design Professionals (UtilityLDPros) are offering an in-depth mini-course to help utility line design professionals better understand their role and importance in surveying, staking and geographic information systems (GIS) in the design of overhead electric power lines. Participants will learn how to obtain ground elevations at pole and along span locations and select the required span lengths and pole size based on utility defined Standards and Design Criteria to comply with NESC requirements.

We combine real-time instructor-facilitated presentations with videos and photos, quizzes, live polling, Q&A sessions, and group discussions. You will receive a certificate via email for 3.0 Professional Development Hours upon completion.


 Most often used NESC Tables to stake overhead      
   distribution power lines.

• Understanding the contents of typical Standards
   and Design Criteria.

• How to use design guidelines to determine pole height
   and class, maximum spans and minimum guy leads.

• How to use sag and tension charts to perform
   clearance and strength calculations.

• How to use staking tables in the field to determine
   pole lengths.

• The various tools required to perform staking activities.
• How to spot poles and determine span lengths
   for typical line sections.

• Methods and equipment used to obtain
   ground elevations.

• Methods and procedures used to obtain
   line angles.

• Typical sag and tension information, permits
   and easements to support staking sheets.

• How to verify and document engineering decisions
   to support staking sheet information.


• Participants will learn how to incorporate 
   surveying practices in staking and design 
   of overhead distribution line design.
• Knowledge and reference material is required 
   to stake overhead distribution power lines.
• Examples of design guidelines required to 
   meet NESC requirements.
• Typical tools and equipment required to stake 
   overhead distribution power lines.
• How to obtain ground elevations at pole and 
   along span locations.
• Methods used to obtain distribution line angles.
• How to develop and use staking tables to determine
   pole length.
• How to complete an overhead staking sheet.
• How to verify and document engineering decisions.


Ted Dimberio, P.E. has 45 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, and Co-founder of the Academy for Utility Line Design Professionals (AULDP).  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 

Jonathan Denton is an accomplished (GIS) Geospatial Information Sciences Professional with 15 years of experience in multiple Engineering Disciplines. He currently holds a GISP Certification as well as an FAA Part 107 Drone Pilot’s License. He is the current CEO and owner of DW Digital Imagery & Associates, LLC located in Frisco, TX providing precision drone aerial mapping, mobile data collection & photogrammetry services for the following industries: Construction Management, Asset Management, Civil Design and Urban Planning. Jonathan has been a GIS Enterprise Systems Architect and Application Developer for most of his career. Furthermore, he has been involved with NTGITA (North Texas Geospatial Information Technology Association) as a past guest speaker and mentor for younger GIS professionals. Jonathan currently holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies / Policy from the University of West Florida. He also holds a Post-Graduate Certification in GIS from the University of Texas at Dallas. In April of 2021, Jonathan received his MBA from Western Governors University.


In case you miss any part of the course or want to review it, your registration includes full access to the mini-course recording for 30 days.

Individual: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $295

Group of 3 or more: . . . . . . .$245 each

Educational Perks Package (EPP): 
          Register for all three courses, 

          save $150 ($50 per course) . . . . .$890
 . . . . .$740
          You can participate live or watch the recordings
          or both, over 30 days from date of purchase.

          Earn 9.0 PDHs

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