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.


Our webinars are eligible for IEEE PDH credit. To qualify, you must attend the webinar live and complete the IEEE evaluation we will provide following the event.

Optimizing Joint Use Management: Tools and Strategies for Success

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Federal and state funding for broadband deployments, requests for non-traditional pole attachments from wireless companies, and regulations intended to accelerate response times and impose new reporting requirements on pole owners will increase the volume and complexity of requests to attach telecommunications facilities to utility poles. Many utilities do not have the processes in place and the workforce resources to address a large and inconsistent volume of pole attachment requests.

Presenters: Ron Bilodeau

Strengthening the Grid: Methods for Ensuring Resiliency in Transmission Structures

Wednesday, July 12, 2023 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

The increase in the frequency of extreme weather events and the population’s reliance on electricity makes it more necessary than ever to ensure the resiliency of the power grid. The resiliency of steel transmission line structures is an often overlooked, yet extremely important component when assessing the overall health of the system. As existing structures continue to age it is important to have programs in place to meet the increasing demands being placed on these assets.

Presenters: Mark Pitre

Weathering the Storm– Insights to Actions for Improved Structural Resiliency

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Join us for a presentation of approaches utilities are adopting to harden overhead lines using available and newly collected data in the field to improve structural resiliency. We will discuss the latest proven approaches for proactively hardening your grid infrastructure including innovative modeling methods and technology, methods for strengthening existing structures, and strategic ways to replace key structures with new, stronger structures. You'll learn how a number of utilities are managing resiliency as an ongoing process rather than a reactive event.

Presenters: Chad Newton

Contact Voltage is Unseen and Unforgiving – Mitigate Risk in Underground Distribution Systems

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Mobile detection solutions provide utilities with intelligence and visibility into the health of their underground distribution systems and assets. Using a combination of cutting-edge electric field detection technologies and purpose-built data systems, technicians proactively scan utility systems and detect electrical faults before they can impact utilities. 

Join us for a webinar to discuss implementing the IEEE 1695 Guide to Understanding, Diagnosing, and Mitigating Stray and Contact Voltage.

Presenter: David Kalokitis

Leveraging Technology for Joint Use Permitting & Make Ready Engineering

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

With the explosion of new broadband structure owners, all share the common goals of ensuring system integrity, reliability, safety, and compliance.  Many utilities have successfully incorporated new technologies to support these needs, and perform the work with fewer resources while improving transparency of work and attacher communications. 

Presenter: Chris Diliberto