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.
Volume 2 of the #ClimberConnection series was recently launched by the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) with a new safety video on the ANSI/ASSE A10.48 Standard.
NATE ramped up the production quality of the already solid video series, which now features host Ryan Van Duzer, a travel journalist often seen on the Discovery Channel, Travel Channel and National Geographic.
The new video, A10.48: Know It, Live It, discusses how the A10.48 standard, which has unprecedented engineering support, affects tower processes and procedures, with a special focus on gin poles and rigging plans.
Former NATE chairman and FDH Velocitel regulatory compliance advisor Don Doty refers to the new standard as “one of the most significant developments to have occurred in my 43 years working in the industry.” The A10.48 standard, titled Criteria for Safety Practices with the Construction, Demolition, Modification and Maintenance of Communications Structures, establishes criteria for safe work practices and training for personnel performing work on communication structures.
For more information on the new standard, visit the NATE website.
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.