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Introduction to Steel Utility Poles

Richard F. Aichinger, PE & John C. Huang, Ph.D., PE

Compared to their wood counterparts, steel utility poles provide the benefits of superior strength, consistent performance, and enhanced reliability. This course introduces steel utility poles to engineers in the utility industry. The course materials consist of three parts: (1) a slide show: Steel Gallery Featuring Utility Poles, which covers the basics of steel utility poles and their advantages over the wood poles; (2) a PowerPoint presentation: Design & Testing of Steel Poles, which provides the detailed information on current design standards, load and strength factors, and the performance of the steel utility poles; and (3) Frequently Asked Questions regarding steel utility poles.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

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