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Industry information, application knowledge, and fun facts about steel transmission and substation structures.

How To Slip Joint Fit Up on Hermetically Sealed Steel Poles

When preparing specifications for weathering steel transmission pole projects, utilities will often...

10 Tips: How to Save Money When Submitting a Bid to a Steel Fabricator

Every structural steel fabricator is different when it comes down to pricing substation and...

What Everyone in the Hot-Dip Galvanizing Industry Should Know

If you ever have the opportunity to visit a galvanizing plant and watch firsthand the hot-dip...

How to Make a Transmission Pole Plumb Using Raking or Cambering

Appearance can determine a lot just to the naked eye. Without knowing any specifics, when we look...

Direct Embedded versus Drilled Pier Foundation for Transmission Poles

Before I started writing and learning about the utility industry, I honestly never really noticed...

5 Tips to Land You the Most Talked About Exhibitor at IEEE PES T&D Expo

Five decades later, it is evident of the monumental influence that IEEE PES T&D Conference and...

Preventing Vibrations of Steel Transmission Arms Through Dampening

We all have our own “fidgety” fixes: whether it is clicking a pen, tapping our feet, or...