FDH Velocitel’s Jeff Clymer, P.E., and Rakesh Khan, P.E., are presenting “Nondestructive Testing for Aging Utility Infrastructure” at the IEEE PES General Meeting, July 16-20, 2017, in Chicago. Clymer and Khan will review industry challenges associated with aging structures and discuss FDHV’s proprietary solutions for evaluating foundations and restoring at-risk towers to safe capacity levels. Clymer is Vice President of T&D Services. Khan is Director of Engineering, Heavy Civil Division. For more information on FDHV’s nondestructive solutions for aging transmission structures, visit FDHV’s T&D Services website.
Noel Garcia, vice president of engineering and field operations for SiteSafe (a business of FDH Velocitel), is an invited panel speaker at the NEDAS Spring Summit in New York City on April 20. Garcia will discuss “Designing for Small Cell and DAS: The Criticality of EME Consideration.” Garcia brings to SiteSafe more than 25 years of industry experience and is responsible for the delivery of RF compliance engineering and Small Cell and DAS RF engineering services.
For more than 20 years, SiteSafe has provided premier RF regulatory, health and safety compliance solutions to the wireless industry. SiteSafe combines its deep understanding of government regulations, RF emissions expertise, and proprietary software to meet RF compliance needs so that its customers can focus on their core competencies.
NEDAS (Northeast DAS and Small Cell Association) fosters communications and connectivity solutions within the DAS and Small Cell industry ecosystem through collaborative programs and events. The NEDAS Spring Summit brings together more than 400 industry professionals to explore cutting-edge solutions to coverage issues in buildings, arenas, metro areas, and rural environments.
FDH Velocitel’s Rakesh Anthony Khan, P.E., CWI (Director of Engineering) will co-present with Jeff DuPart (Transmission Supervising Engineer) of CenterPoint Energy on “The Value of Nondestructive Testing of Unknown Transmission Foundations” at EEI’s TDM&MA conference in Atlanta, April 2-5. Jeff Clymer, P.E. (VP of T&D Services) and Rakesh Khan will be available to discuss nondestructive testing during the conference exhibits.
Troy Peavey, director of field operations for Stainless, recently accepted an invitation from the National Association of Tower Erectors to serve as a member of the association’s Safety and Education Committee.
Peavey has spent his entire career in the broadcast and wireless industry, serving the last five years with Stainless, a broadcast subsidiary of FDH Velocitel. He has been a certified tower climber and rescue trainer for eight years and has conducted training throughout the United States and India. Peavey looks forward to sharing his knowledge and experience with the committee and helping to improve safety practices in the tower industry.
The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) is the industry leader in promoting tower climber safety. Since 1995, NATE has pursued a culture of safety for the tower erection, service and maintenance industry. The Safety and Education Committee is focused on developing and producing guidance to the tower industry through education.
FDH Velocitel was recently awarded a nationwide contract to inspect more than 300 broadcast towers, ranging in height from approximately 200 to 2,000 feet.
The $1.4M project represents the first wave of tower work anticipated from the nationwide channel repack following the Federal Communication Commission’s incentive auctions of TV broadcast spectrum.
FDHV’s qualified tower crews will perform antenna and line mapping as well as TIA inspections for each site. The TIA inspections include inspecting the broadcast tower foundation, structure, safety, grounding, guy anchors and wires, and AM detuning. Crews mobilized in early November and are expected to complete the work by December 2017.
FDHV was selected as the sole vendor for this work due to its tower mapping and inspection experience and capacity to deliver quality tower documentation packages.
The nationwide project will be managed by Grady McCollum, PE, and Brent McLain, PE, is the engineering director.