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.

Exposing Hidden Threats in Underground Electric Distribution Systems

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

A growing focus on resiliency by electric utilities has generated a growing concern in underground distribution infrastructure and, as a result, assets like padmount transformers and utility vaults are increasingly mission-critical due to age, environmental exposure, and locations susceptible to vandalism and obstruction They are especially vulnerable because their components are hidden in enclosures or buried underground. This webinar will address how to identify and mitigate the unseen risks associated with key structures enabling underground power distribution.

Presenters: Kevin Niles, Product Management, and Kurt Sellness, Operations

The Race to 5G Deployment - Find Balance for Streamlining Processes and Lowering Risk to Pole Plants

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

This presentation will provide an overview of small cell antenna technology and field equipment, the operational challenges and structural requirements to install small cell equipment on utility poles, and the impact of regulatory policies and government funding that is intended to accelerate the deployment of broadband to communities across the nation. It will include a utility case study from a utility that understands the opportunities that exist for utilities with 5G deployments and has created best practices for administering and managing the joint use of wireless, wireline, and electric facilities on utility poles.

Presenter: Ron Bilodeau - Osmose & Tony Suppa - Public Service Electric and Gas (PSEG)

Using Modern Technology to Make Your Steel Transmission Towers More Resilient

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Our nation’s power grid continues to face extreme weather events, with aging steel infrastructure in corrosive environments. Modern technology such as LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) powers the utility maintenance industry by providing superior methods for the structural assessment of the health and resiliency of transmission structures against today’s code requirements. LiDAR technology can be implemented in multiple strategic ways to reach different modeling goals and solutions. LiDAR scanning in combination with 3D modeling software can provide a comprehensive approach for predicting the resiliency of transmission structures against major wind events.

Presenter: H. Houston Sheffield III - Osmose

Streamlined, Technology-Driven Approach to Safe and Compliant Broadband Deployments

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Billions of dollars of federal and state funding for broadband deployments, new technology like 5G wireless, and regulatory changes designed to facilitate easier and faster access to poles are putting increased pressure on pole owners. Pole owners may not have the resources to respond to the increased volume of requests to attach to poles. Failure to comply with attachment requests in a timely manner may lead to penalties and risks to your pole plant. This webinar will provide pole owners solutions to help understand the status of your pole plant, who is attached where and develop platform-based, streamlined processes to ensure, compliance with regulations, proper cost recovery, and a favorable public opinion.

Presenter: Ron Bilodeau - Osmose

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

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

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 - Osmose