Engineering Services

 

Pole Loading Analysis

Structural analysis is a prerequisite for many design initiatives. Accurate pole loading calculations are important when reporting to regulatory bodies for compliance purposes, determining the impact of additional attachments, or designing pole replacements. Pole owners often lack the resources to provide in-depth analysis of structures for planning and design projects. Osmose's pole loading analysis services allow you to:

  • Augment your existing pole loading expertise and resources

  • Meet regulatory requirements for pole loading (related to storms, wind, fires, and hurricanes)

  • Ensure your load calculations are accurate to support proper design

  • Incorporate pole loading as part of the third-party application process

  • Provide best-in-class pole loading software (O-CalcPro) and training to ensure results are seamlessly integrated with your existing systems

 

Pole Replacement Design

Osmose can integrate pole replacement design into your current pole inspection program and provide experienced technicians and designers, armed with engineering tools, to support the turnkey design of pole replacements. We customize our processes and deliverables to seamlessly integrate with your work management systems and procedures.

Common pole owner challenges include:

  • Struggling to meet internal or mandated timeframes for replacement of reject poles
  • Multiple hand-offs between internal departments to support current workflow
  • Pole replacements, overloaded poles, and reject poles require engineers and designers to create a work order and design in order for crews to replace the pole. Osmose integrates this solution with your pole inspection program to seamlessly take you from an inspection to a construction-ready work order. Osmose can:
    • Manage a full turnkey process incorporated with your pole inspection program
    • Leverage the inspection field visit to also collect engineering data
    • Reduce costs and avoid backlogs of poles requiring replacement
    • Provide technicians on and off-site who can more cost-effectively tackle your pole replacement design work
    • Coordinate transfers with your licensees, including notifications and make-ready

This proven strategy drives business value as renewed focus and ownership is applied to managing your pole assets while freeing up utility personnel to focus on the core tasks essential to running your business. 


Pole replacement work order deliverables:

  • GIS/ERP/asset management updates
  • Summary cost estimate/bill of materials
  • Construction work order (in WMS)
  • Construction sketch
  • Permitting
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) permits
  • Locate services
  • Environmental
 

Additional Deliverables:

  • Structural analysis (software and services)

  • Maintenance work order management

  • Joint use notification and management

  • Double wood management/removal

 

Third Party Attachments

Given our expertise in utility pole condition and pole owner application requirements, Osmose can also assist third parties who need to gain application approval in a timely manner by performing the above steps on their behalf including:

  • Performing make-ready surveys, satisfying pole loading requirements, and identifying make-ready in support of delivering complete, accurate application to the pole owner
  • Helping to lower overall project costs (through cost-effective make ready recommendations, trussing options to minimize pole replacements)
  • Support large build schedules by ramping up support to process high volumes of requests