Osmose University

Leveraging 80 years of structural expertise to educate the next generation of utility and telecom personnel.

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Each year, Osmose offers three non-commercial seminars designed to educate utility personnel – one for wood, one for steel, and one for joint use. These seminars are offered at no charge to Osmose customers, but seating is limited. We encourage customers to register quickly as these seminars do reach capacity well in advance.

Joint Use Seminar

Join fellow utility professionals for two days of instruction to learn about  pole loading, FCC updates, one-touch make ready, and best practices for joint use. We are excited to have several visiting industry experts present during the seminar:

  • Nelson Bingel, NESC Chairman and ASC O5 Vice-Chairman
  • Todd Zeiller, Assistant Vice President of Global Network Services at AT&T
  • Tom Magee, Partner at Keller and Heckman
  • Sean Knowles, Vice President, Business Development / Owner at McLean Engineering

Who Should Attend?

(Attendance is limited to electric utility asset owners)

  • Joint Use Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Engineering Managers

Topic Areas Include:

  • Understanding and Implementing Pole Loading Analysis to Manage Risk
  • Cost-Effectively Correct Past Issues, Establish an Accurate Attachment Baseline, and Prepare for Future Audits
  • Best Practices for Managing and Updating Joint Use License Agreements
  • Fiber and Wireless Make-Ready Design Considerations
  • Make-Ready Management Tools
  • Technologies, Tools, and Process Improvements to Increase Joint Use and Attachment Program Performance
  • Challenges, Reducing Impact, and Benefits of Rural Broadband
  • Impacts of 5G/Small Cell Attachment Requests
  • Benefits of Leveraging Attachment Audits to Support Additional Initiatives 
  • Recent Updates to FCC Governing Attachments and What it Means for Pole Owners
  • Field Demonstrations

 Peachtree City, Georgia - Postponed

Cost: This joint use seminar is complimentary for Osmose customers and includes dinner reception, off-site social event and dinner, breakfast, lunch, and transportation from the host hotel to the Osmose campus.

Do you want to repeat a seminar? If you would like to re-attend a seminar, please understand the content from year-to-year is similar and ideal for first-time attendees. Any returning attendees will be initially put on a waitlist so we can accommodate any first-time attendees. To be added to the waitlist, email Sandi Suda at ssuda@osmose.com.

Space is limited and this event will fill to capacity quickly.  Attendance is limited to two people per utility. To register, complete and submit the form below.