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New ASCE Manual of Practice Examines the Design and Use of Wood Poles for Utility Lines

Parul Dubey on May 7, 2019 - in Electric Grid, Energy, News

Reston, Va. – ASCE’s new book, Wood Pole Structures for Electrical Transmission Lines, MOP 141, provides comprehensive knowledge of the principles and methods for the design and use of wood poles for overhead utility line structures. When designed utilizing consistent structural engineering principles, wood pole structures provide a more resilient and cost effective option than other more commonly used materials. This manual examines

  • Structural configurations and pole applications;
  • Critical factors and design considerations;
  • Mechanical properties, applicable standards and specifications;
  • Wood pole foundations and anchoring;
  • Construction of wood pole structures; and
  • Inspection and maintenance of wood pole structures and lines.


MOP 141 will be valuable to engineers involved in utility, electrical, and structural engineering.

To purchase online visit the ASCE Bookstore

Limited review copies are available for book reviews. Please contact Kevin Higgins, [email protected]; phone 703-295-6266.

About ASCE

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE works to raise awareness of the need to maintain and modernize the nation’s infrastructure using sustainable and resilient practices, advocates for increasing and optimizing investment in infrastructure, and seeks to “Raise the Bar” on engineering knowledge and competency.

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