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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.

Wood Pole Technical Seminar

Join fellow utility professionals for two days (10 hours) of instruction presented by nine industry experts with decades of combined experience, including Nelson Bingel, NESC Chairman and ASC O5 Chairman (ANSI O5 Standards).  

Who Should Attend?

  • Utility T&D Engineers
  • Program Managers
  • Asset Managers
  • Operations Supervisor

Topic Areas Include:

  • Using Analytics in Pole Asset Management
  • Pole Strength and Loading Basics
  • Program Funding Approaches
  • Wood Pole Inspection Approaches
  • Remedial Preservative Treatments and Environmental Considerations
  • Wood Pole Standards
  • Wood Pole Life Cycle Cost Models
  • Code Pass/Fail Criteria (reject poles)
  • Inspection Technologies and Devices
  • Resiliency and System Hardening
  • Reject Pole Restoration/Repair Options
  • Upgrading Pole Capacity
  • Live Demonstrations

Peachtree City, Georgia - March 25 - 27, 2024 (Closed)

Cost: This wood seminar is complimentary and includes two dinner receptions, 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, please email Shalunda Hugley-Brown at