Osmose University Webinars

Join fellow utility subject matter experts providing hour-long webinars on various wood and steel topics. These webinars are offered at no charge.
Please register for webinars below. One week prior to the event, registered participants will receive an email with the webinar access link and call in information.


Cathodic Protection for Steel Utility Structures

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT 

Join us for a webinar to learn discuss the use of galvanic cathodic protection on electric utility structures. In this webinar, we will:

  • Review the corrosion process on steel
  • Review the cathodic protection process, including types of cathodic protection, anode types, assessment, testing, application, remote monitoring, and performance criteria
  • Present a cathodic protection installation case study, including program development, engineered anode acquisition, logistics, implementation, data collection, and project summary analysis


Kevin Niles - Product Manager at Osmose

Raymond Lewis - Director Business Development at Osmose



The Science of Wood Pole Decay and How to Prevent It

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Join us for a webinar to discuss the science of wood pole decay and how to prevent it. During this webinar, we will review:

  • The decay process of wood utility poles
  • The remedial treatment process, including types of remedial preservatives, application methods, and performance criteria
  • Remedial preservative treatments and environmental considerations


Doug Herdman, Senior Director of Science and Manufacturing at Osmose



Preparing for an Attachment Audit

Cost-Effective Approaches for Establishing an Accurate Assessment on the State of your Pole Attachments and How to Maximize Recovery

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Pole ownership is expensive and if you are sharing those poles with attachers you should be sharing the costs of those poles as well. As rural broad band and 5G continue to grow it is important to know who is attached to your poles which can only be done with an audit.

During the webinar, you will learn:

  • What steps to take to prepare for an audit
  • How to establish a budget and understand what an audit will potentially cost
  • How to maximize the audit, what items should be included in the audit collection and delivery
  • Key steps to take in recovering payment from attachers


David Mohamed - General Manager for Engineering Services at Osmose
Chris DiLiberto - Solution Architect Technical Services at Osmose



Steel Foundation Restoration

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

Once the natural process of corrosion activity sets in or a structure is damaged, steel foundations begin to weaken. Engineered restorations can help restore strength and, in many cases, increase capacity if greater strength is required.

In this webinar, we will discuss the following:

  • Causes of steel foundation deterioration
  • Steel design considerations
  • Restoration options for deteriorated steel foundations


John Spiller, P.E., – Director of Engineering at Osmose



Effective Methods for Expediting Constructability Surveys & Performing Make-Ready in Support of Rural FTTH Initiatives

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

The need for high-speed broadband has become an essential utility for the success of every community and home. There are several federal, state, and local funding mechanisms in place with requirements to build new broadband infrastructure to rapidly close the digital divide.

During this webinar, you will:

  • Learn how broadband deployment will impact your business
  • Understand the importance of having a cohesive team covering all aspects of your buildout (optimized design, constructability review, materials procurement, construction) working in sync to meet your build deadlines and lower your overall project risks
  • Discover how technology can play a critical role in maximizing efficiencies during the make-ready process and beyond


Brandon Hall, Director of Business Development at Osmose
David Mohamed - General Manager for Engineering Services at Osmose



Advanced NDE Inspection Technologies

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. EST

Join us for a webinar to discuss alternative assessment technologies for wood and steel structures including non-destructive testing (NDT) equipment and methods. In this webinar, we will cover:

  • What are alternative inspection technologies and non-destructive testing methods
  • Review how to evaluate alternative inspection technologies to ensure:
    • The device performs to user expectations and claims from the manufacturer
    • The overall goals of the inspection program are complimented by the device
    • The device can be utilized economically
  • Review specific aspects of several technologies along with their potential benefits and limitations


Chad Newton: Director Product Management – Wood Infrastructure at Osmose
Kevin Niles: Product Manager at Osmose
Kris Neighbor: Senior Product Engineer at Osmose



Critical Steps Towards Establishing an Effective and Compliant Wireless Attachment Process

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

Government funding, deployment of new 5G wireless systems, and regulation intended to accelerate the deployment of broadband are driving increased requests to attach wireless equipment to utility poles.

Join us for a webinar to learn best practices for managing attachment requests to stay in compliance with contracts, industry code, safety requirements, and government directives and regulations. In this webinar, we will:

  • Understand the drivers behind increased wireless and broadband activities
  • Review and understand the industry codes and regulations and their impact on pole owners
  • Learn industry best practices and understand how new technologies and software can help keep reduce the risk of third-party wireless attachments on your poles


Ron Bilodeau, Senior Solutions Consultant at Osmose