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Pre-Conference Workshop

Tutorials on Loading and Design of Transmission & Distribution Structures

Sunday, September 19
1:00 – 5:30 pm

Earn 4 PDHs

Add this extra ticket when you register for the conference. Space is limited, so register early.

Additional Registration Fee
EB $155 | ADV $195 | ONS $245

Live Stream Registration Option
EB $99 | ADV $129 | ONS $149

Do you have the knowledge and tools needed to face challenges of reliability and resiliency of our power delivery systems? This workshop will show you how to use the relevant ASCE/SEI Standards and Manuals of Practice (MoP) to handle these challengers. The tutorial also provides an opportunity for new transmission and distribution engineers to learn about the Standards and MoPs used in our industry.

Industry experts will teach you how to:

  • Implement ASCE/SEI Standards and MoPs in real-life applications,
  • Effectively develop loads from the probabilistic wind, ice, and other loading events,
  • Apply those loads to different types of structures and components,
  • Develop a better understanding of the design strength equations in the Standards and MoPs.

Technical knowledge in these areas is constantly improving and requires constant updating, so you will not want to miss this valuable opportunity. Due to the anticipated volume of technical material that will be covered in the workshop, pre-registered attendees will receive a workshop kit containing the tutorials and design examples.

Presenter: Otto Lynch, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, Power Line Systems, Inc. - Development of Loadings: ASCE/SEI MoP #74

  • Wind Loads on Wires and Structures
  • Ice and Wind Loads on Wires and Structures
  • Additional Load Considerations
  • Wire System: Wind and Weight Spans, Line Angles, and Wire Tension

William J. Reisdorff, Jr., P.E., M.ASCE, Valmont - Structure Design - Tubular Steel Poles: ASCE/SEI Standard 48

  • Design of a steel pole shaft for a single cantilever pole
  • Design of tubular steel arm for the above pole
  • Design of a base plate for the above pole
  • Design of anchor bolts for the above pole

Michael Miller, P.E., M.ASCE, EXO Inc. - Structure Design - Lattice Steel Towers: ASCE/SEI Standard 10

  • Design of tension only members
  • Design of members in compression
  • Design of splice plates

Wesley Oliphant, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, Exo Group, LLC - Structure Design - Wood Poles: ASCE/SEI MoP 141

  • Calculating ANSI Class wood pole required for a single cantilever pole
  • Calculating ANSI Class wood pole required for a guyed pole

Golf Scramble

Thursday, September 23
8:00 a.m.

Join your colleagues for a shotgun start! Foursomes will play the beautiful Shingle Creek Golf Club and sponsorship opportunities are available for organizations (on the conference sponsorship page).

Ticket Options

  • Golf Only: $50 per person
  • Golf + Taylor Made rental clubs: $100 per person

Pricing includes greens/cart fee, range balls, locker room usage, cart tags, rules sheet, proximity markers, and scorecards.

Add this extra ticket when you register for the conference. Space is limited, so register early.

Pre-registration is required and will open with the conference registration. Note: Cancellations/refunds are not available after August 4, 2021. There is no rain date for this activity.

There will be an opportunity to submit the names of the rest of your foursome after registration. Pairings will be based on your submitted golf handicap and will be facilitated by Conference Chair, Tim Cashman.

Dress Code: Collared shirts and Bermuda length shorts or slacks required. No denim (shorts or slacks). Soft spike golf shoes are required (no metal spikes). Tennis shoes or sneakers are also acceptable. No rental shows will be available.

**This event sponsored by conference premier sponsor Power Line Systems.**

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