Event Profile

Make-Ready Considerations for Utility Fiber Installations

December 7 — 8, 2021
DoubleTree City Center - Spokane


Online registration is currently closed, but spaces are still available. If you would like to attend this event, please contact Gail Patterson at (360) 816-1450 or gail@nwppa.org.

Who Should Attend:

Engineers, lineworkers, foremen, and anyone working on joint use permits and fiber installation.

Course Overview:

Planning and designing fiber installations on the distribution system presents a myriad of challenges. This training seminar will provide insight into the key elements necessary for a smooth and orderly fiber installation including planning, make-ready, and design. Topics covered include:

  • Overhead structure design considerations
  • Communication clearances
  • Communication grounding requirements
  • NESC Rule 224 - The Electric Utility with Communication Facilities
  • Location of utility fiber on the poles
  • Antennas
  • Make ready surveys
  • Pole changeout staking
  • Managing the fiber installation
  • Managing the infrastructure after installation
  • Course Instructor:

    Matt Pamperin, Hi-Line Engineering

    Course Schedule:

    Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on day one, and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days. Lunch and refreshments will be provided on both days.

    Course Location and Hotel Information:

    Doubletree Spokane Convention Center
    322 N Spokane Falls Ct
    Spokane, WA 99201
    (509) 744-2327

    Course Fees:

    Utility Member Early Bird (ends 11/6/2021): $1,080
    Utility Member Standard: $1,155

    Associate Member Early Bird (ends 11/6/2021): $1,620
    Associate Member Standard: $1,695

    Non-member Early Bird (ends 11/6/2021): $3,240
    Non-member Standard: $3,315

    Cancellation Policy:

    Cancellations are accepted with a full refund as follows:

    For webinars and virtual classes, if the request is made at least five days prior to the course, then 100% of the registration fee will be refunded.

    For in-person events, the following fee structure applies: cancellation at least 30 days prior to the event, full refund; within 15-29 days, $100 fee; and within 1-14 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling because NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

    Continuing Hours:

    This course qualifies for 12 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

    For More Information:

    To find out more about this course, to register, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.