Expanded Version: New to the Industry

  • 20 Oct 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
  • Online, you will receive a link


  • One person will be listed as primary registrant, the rest should be listed as guests. This enables the per person discount. Each person must provide full registration information.


New to the Industry

Expanded Virtual Mini-Course

Thu., Oct. 20, 2022 • 12:00-3:30 PM EDT

Collaborative Learning Inc. and the Academy for Utility Line Design Professionals (UtilityLDPros) are offering this expanded mini-course to help utility line design professionals understand their roles and responsibilities. The instructors will present utility line design in the context of legal and regulatory requirements, industry best practices and the professional practice of engineering design. This mini-course promotes design practices that will result in overhead and underground electric and communication lines that are safe, reliable, and in full compliance with the requirements of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) and professional engineering laws and regulations.

Course Highlights:

 Typical federal and state public utilities laws and regulations that apply to utility lines (including the National Electrical Safety Code)

 Typical state engineering practice laws regulations and ethical standards

 Line design protocols. (design criteria, construction standards, design documentation, engineering reports, and records management policies/practices)

 The line design process

 Line designer training and continuing education
 Course Features:Up-to-date information
 Real-time survey questions and participant Q&A
 Practical examples of Transmission Distribution Underbuild
 Actionable recommendations to improve your practice

Course Instructors:

Ted Dimberio, P.E., is an accomplished engineer with over 40 years of experience in electric and telecommunication line design. He is currently President and CFO of Utility Line Design and President of Line Design University. Ted has worked in all capacities of line design including field staking, construction supervision, management, and consulting. He has been an industry leader in developing engineering software for electric distribution utilities that auto-generates profile drawings and required line design calculations to verify and document engineering decisions. Ted received his civil and structural engineering education from Mesabi State Junior College and the University of Minnesota. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Erich Schoennagel, P.E., has cultivated over 45 years of experience in the electric industry. He is a former manager and engineer with CenterPoint Energy and managed the Transmission Project Engineering group. Erich served for 15 years as a member advisor and chairman of the Underground Transmission Task Force for the Electric Power Research Institute until his retirement from CenterPoint Energy. There he directed research related to underground transmission and superconductivity. He was a board member of the annual TSDOS symposium, and a former member of the American Concrete Institute 336 committee related to foundation design and construction. 

M. Thomas Black, P.E., is an accomplished executive manager, consultant and course instructor with more than 30 years of experience in the electric and gas utility industries. In addition to working with Collaborative Learning, Tom’s experience includes employment with both municipal and investor owned utilities across multiple jurisdictions in Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. He teaches a variety of courses on technical topics and also has extensive executive level experience in managing electric and gas utility systems, including serving as chief energy officer and energy delivery general manager. Tom has also served on the boards of RMEL and the Colorado Association of Municipal Utilities and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Registration Options: 

Individual Cost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $295.00

Group of 3 or more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $245.00 each


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