Transmission Structures

5.0 2 Reviews SKU: TDTRS00CENDuration: 60 Minutes

The purpose of this course is to teach how transmission structures are built. It is recognized that transmission structure construction is not a routine part of a lineman's job in most locations; however, a basic understanding of how this work is done is useful for maintaining transmission lines. The course describes how transmission structure foundations are laid and covers three types of construction methods for erecting transmission structures. At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to describe how two types of transmission structure foundations are laid. They should also be able to explain how transmission structure construction is planned and describe three ways that transmission structures are erected.

Course Details


Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction to Transmission Structures
  • Identify and describe the two main types of metal structures used on transmission lines.
  • Describe three types of structure configurations and explain when each type is typically used.
  • Explain what a right-of-way is.
  • Identify several considerations for transmission structure design.
  • Concrete Foundations
  • Describe typical steps for preparing a job site for the installations of a concrete foundation.
  • Describe basic steps for constructing and installing a concrete foundation.
  • Identify the basic parts of a grillage foundation.
  • Describe the basic tasks involved in assembling and installing grillage foundations.
  • Lattice Tower Erection
  • Describe the basic equipment and tasks commonly used to assemble and erect a lattice tower using a gin pole.
  • Describe the basic equipment and tasks commonly used to assemble and erect a lattice tower using one or more cranes.
  • Tubular Steel Pole Erection
  • Identify several common configurations of tubular steel pole structures.
  • Explain how tubular steel poles can be assembled and erected using two basic pole section designs.
  • Structure Erection Using a Helicopter
  • State two reasons for assembling a structure at a remote location.
  • Describe, in general terms, how a transmission structure is installed using multiple locations and a helicopter.

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