Osmose University Webinar

Wood Pole Strength & Loading Basics

Please join us for a 60-minute Osmose University webinar hosted by Nelson Bingel and Chad Newton on meeting NESC requirements with ANSI 05.1 wood poles

Monday, April 25, 2016 · 11:00 am - Noon (Eastern)

  • Wood poles as a structural material
  • Brief overview of industry codes influencing strength and loading: National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) and ANSI 05.1.
  • Examples of pole strength and loading evaluations
  • Upcoming changes to the NESC 2017 edition as it relates to strength and loading

Meet the Instructors:

Nelson Bingel has 30 years of industry experience focused around structural issues related to overhead lines. He received a BSME degree from Purdue University and serves on several IEEE technical committees for overhead lines. Nelson is also Chairman of Strength & Loading in the NESC and Chairman of the ASC O5 committee which develops specifications for new wood poles. In his current role as Vice President - Product Strategy, Nelson overseas research and development of improved structure inspection processes, preservatives, and restoration systems.

Chad Newton is Product Manager - Pole Restoration at Osmose. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA, both from Georgia Institute of Technology. In his current role, he oversees the design, development, and implementation of Osmose's industry-leading wood pole restoration products and services. 

There is no cost to participate.  



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