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Pole Loading with SPIDA®calc

SPIDA®calc is an industry-wide approved and accepted pole loading software application used by many entities (i.e. Cities, Contractors, Utility Companies, Engineers and Planners) to analyze the effects of wind on wooden and light weight steel utility poles.   In this course you will learn the basic skills to review utility-owned pole data, compare field-collected worksheet data against pictures to ensure accuracy of field conditions, enter worksheet data into the software application to analyze poles under different wind conditions, and remediate poles if the pole is found to be unsafe.

UPC 110 is an elective for the Utility Planner Certificate Program.  It can also be a stand-alone class for people who want to learn SPIDA®calc software.

Upon completion of this course, the student will have the basic skills necessary to:

  1. Review Utility-owned pole data that has been pre-collected and documented on worksheets. (10% of exam)
  2. Compare field-collected worksheet data against pictures to ensure accuracy of the field conditions. (10% of exam)
  3. Enter worksheet data into SPIDA®calc to analyze poles under different wind conditions in order to obtain a Safety Factor for the As-Is conditions. (40% of exam)
  4. How to remediate poles (i.e., create As-Design options) when a pole is found to be less than the minimum acceptable safety factors. (40% of exam)

A certificate of completion will be awarded to all those who successfully complete the class.

  1. Review Utility-owned pole data that has been pre-collected and documented on worksheets. (10% of exam)
  2. Compare field-collected worksheet data against pictures to ensure accuracy of the field conditions. (10% of exam)
  3. Enter worksheet data into SPIDA®calc to analyze poles under different wind conditions in order to obtain a Safety Factor for the As-Is conditions. (40% of exam)
  4. How to remediate poles (i.e., create As-Design options) when a pole is found to be less than the minimum acceptable safety factors. (40% of exam)

Stephen Kerman has been a SPIDA and Pole Loading subject matter expert and trainer for the past 7 years and has over 19 years working in many Planning-related positions. He’s been a planner, training specialist, technical specialist, and supervisor and also holds an MBA with a concentration in information systems.

Course Offering:

Spring 2022

UPC 110: Pole Loading with SPIDAcalc
Register  Course Code Session Dates Fees Instructor
UPC 110 (SP22-1)

 Mar 19, 2022 - Apr 16, 2022

$1195 Steve Kerman 

 

Synchronous sessions will be “Live session via ZOOM” and you will be provided access. You will be interacting online with your instructor and classmates for the entire time. A Wi-Fi or Internet connection is required.  Please test the Zoom application before class begins.

This course is sponsored by SPIDA Software

About SPIDA Software:

Serving the electric and telecommunication industries since 2007, SPIDA Software’s cost-effective Structure Management System is a unique platform developed to create a digital twin of utility overhead systems and a centralized portal for the coordination of activities including joint use and engineering. The platform includes SPIDA®calc, the industry’s leading structural analysis software, and SPIDAstudio, the first-ever scalable, on-demand platform for the oversight of activity, analysis, and management of asset structural health. SPIDA Software’s solutions are developed and supported by a knowledgeable, passionate staff with extensive industry experience.

For additional information if needed:
https://www.spidasoftware.com/solutions/calc

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