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Pre-Conference Workshop

ASCE/SEI Electrical Structure Standards and Guidelines: Technology Advancements | 3.5 PDHs

Sunday, November 4 | 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Moderator: Anthony M. DiGioia, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., Dist. M.ASCE

The pre-conference workshop will cover the brief history, existing principles, and upcoming changes to each of the ASCE/SEI Standards and Manuals of Practices (MoPs) that directly impact the electric power delivery industry. Leading experts in the industry will describe the upcoming changes to the wind and ice maps that will impact the design of overhead lines and substation structures. Updates on the respective Standards and MoPs for the design and analysis of lattice towers, tubular steel poles, wood poles, and fiber reinforced polymer pole structures will be presented. If you currently design overhead lines or substations and want to know what changes are coming soon to this industry.


  • Thomas Mara, Ph.D., P.Eng., M.ASCE – Wind Loading Provisions in ASCE/SEI Manual of Practice 74
  • Kathleen Jones, M.S.E., M.ASCE – Ice Loading Provisions in ASCE/SEI Manual of Practice 74
  • Frank Agnew, P.E., M.ASCE – Chair of ASCE/SEI Manual of Practice 74: Guidelines for Electrical Transmission Line Structural Loading
  • Robert Nickerson, P.E., F.SEI, M.ASCE – Chair of ASCE/SEI-10 Standard: Design of Latticed Steel Transmission Structures
  • Kenneth Sharpless, P.E., M.ASCE – Chair of ASCE/SEI 48 Standard: Design of Steel Transmission Pole Structures
  • James McGuire, P.E., M.ASCE – Chair of New ASCE/SEI Manual of Practice: Wood Pole Structures for Electrical Transmission Lines: Recommended Practice for Design and Use
  • Galen Fecht, P.E., M.ASCE – Chair of New ASCE/SEI 104 Manual of Practice: Recommended Practice for Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Products for Overhead Utility Line Structures
  • George Watson, P.E., M.ASCE – Chair of ASCE/SEI Manual of Practice: Substation Structure Design

Additional Registration Fee: EB $140 | ADV $190 | ONS $240

Off-Site Reception

World of Coke

Monday, November 5 | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 

Join your colleagues for a night out at the World of Coke, where you can sample Coca-Cola flavors from around the world, explore the history of Coke, get a behind-the-scenes look at the bottling process, and hang out with the famous Coca-Cola polar bear! It's a short three block walk from the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. 

This reception is included in the full registration package, as well as the Monday daily registration. If you would like additional tickets to bring a guest: EB: $85 | ADV $85 | ONS $95

Sponsored by: Power Line Systems, Inc.

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