The North American Wood Pole Council is an independent council representing the producers and suppliers of wood poles and crossarms in North America. A primary
focus of the council is to support and sustain the use of the products and to provide information to the designers, specifiers and users of the products.
Learn wood pole structure design at Sept. 23-25 seminar
Boost your knowledge about how to design wood electrical distibution structures by attending an in-depth engineering seminar that is free to utility and coop personnel.
The 2014 Wood Pole Structure Design seminar is set for Sept. 23-25 in Charlotte, N.C. The 2-1/2 day seminar is sponsored by NAWPC and HiLine Engineering. The seminar is free to utility
and coop personnel and $795 for all others.
Attendees will learn how to calculate strength and maximum allowable spans for wind and ice loading,
guy loading due to tension and wind, and non-design aspects of wood pole structures. Students completing the seminar will earn 18 Professional Development hours and receive
an extensive design and reference guide for wood pole structures.
Download the registration form to sign up for the course. Attendance is limited to the
first 40 registrants.
Tech Bulletin details utility pole performance in wildfires
NAWPC has published a new Technical Bulletin reviewing research on the performance of wood and steel
utility poles in wildland fire hazard areas.
The 12-page report details the temperatures and stresses utility poles can face during wildfires. Citing recent reseach, the report offers data on how wood poles and
steel poles are affected by such conditions, noting while wood chars and provides some insulation against the effects of fire, steel begins to lose strength at 392
Click here to review the new Technical Bulletin. Find more technical information on wood poles
in the Engineering and Design Information section.
Top 10 reasons why wood poles are the best choice
The many benefits of treated wood poles are highlighted in an updated paper, Ten Features Often Overlooked About the Extraordinary Wood Pole.
Compiled into two easy-to-read pages, the paper details why wood poles continue to be the choice for utilities throughout the country. Readers will
learn about the proven performance of wood poles and crossarms, the outstanding physical properties and the treated wood industry's ability to provide thousands
of replacement poles after natural disasters such as storms and hurricanes.
Click here to download the Ten Features paper.
Wood Pole Standards Course
Focusing on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 05 standards for wood poles and crossarms
and the American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) standards for preservative treatment of wood products, this two-day course covers the national standards that govern the
manufacture and use of treated-wood utility poles and crossarms. Instructor is Martin Rollins, president of H.M. Rollins Company, Inc. Students completing the course will
earn 14 Professional Development hours
Watch here for the dates and location of our 2015 Course!
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