Pole Loading & Data Management Strategies: SPIDA’s Approach to Canadian CSA Requirements

In this webinar, we demonstrated how SPIDA Software solutions make it easy to comply with Canadian Standards Association (CSA) non-linear analysis requirements and centrally coordinate access to all critical pole data and records for compliance with programs such as Ontario ESA 22/04 with Pole Loading and Data Management Strategies.

During this webinar we showcased how companies can:

  • Comply with CSA nonlinear analysis requirements for overhead designs using SPIDAcalc and SPIDAsilk software
  • Centrally store and manage all pole loading data and design documents in SPIDAstudio
  • Utilize SPIDAstudio for compliance with Ontario ESA 22/04 documentation requirements
  • Share access to critical pole data and coordinate work activities with external entities using SPIDAstudio’s secure portal

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California GO 95 Pole Loading Compliance Strategies

In this webinar, we reviewed the recent changes to the California General Order 95 (GO95) regarding pole loading analysis, record retention, and sharing of pole loading results between parties. We also reviewed the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) requirements while providing an overview of the unique strategies that companies are adopting.


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SPIDA® Software Reveals SPIDAcalc v7.2 – Arrow

SPIDA® Software Reveals SPIDAcalc v7.2 – Arrow. Featuring SPIDAstudio Integration Enhancements for the Strategic Management of Asset Lifecycle Data

Gahanna, OH, – SPIDA® Software Reveals SPIDAcalc v7.2 – Arrow. SPIDA Software, the trusted industry provider of structural analysis software and the first Structure Management System for utilities, is proud to announce SPIDAcalc v7.2 – Arrow, the latest release of its infrastructure analysis software.

Utilities and Telecommunication companies often have limited key asset information about their distribution grid when making critical decisions regarding safety, hardening, optimization, modernization, and design. Additionally, many organizations do not have this asset data formally integrated within their enterprise systems.

SPIDAcalc v7.2 – Arrow empowers organizations to centralize a digital twin representation of their physical assets through the power of SPIDAstudio, a cloud-based platform providing central data storage for SPIDAcalc files. Arrow provides a complete, turn-key solution to make infrastructure data searchable, reusable, and readily available when needed for future projects or reporting needs.

Arrow connects GIS systems to SPIDAstudio, presenting users across an organization with the trusted data needed to create SPIDAcalc projects. When connected to SPIDAstudio, projects created in SPIDAcalc v7.2 – Arrow have the ability to follow a configured process: assigning designated personnel at each stage of design, quality control, and acceptance to ensure that valid data is ultimately stored in SPIDAstudio.

Making data related to infrastructure health and safety an integral part of utility priorities including wildfire mitigation, grid modernization, joint use, and other attachment activities, creates a safer and more resilient grid. As a user-friendly unified platform, SPIDA allows you to organize your data and assets securely.

“With this release, we are providing a strategy and path forward for our customers to better manage their overhead infrastructure – embodying the principles of Structure Management,” said Brett Willitt, President of SPIDA Software. “Historically, pole loading has been a transactional event, but by strategically managing the structural analysis and the reusable digital twin that is created, our customers have a sustainable way to achieve confidence in safety code compliance, risk mitigation through asset health awareness and optimization of overhead financial investments.”

For additional information on SPIDAcalc, click here.

About SPIDA Software

Serving the electric and telecommunication industries since 2007, SPIDA Software’s cost-effective Structure Management System is a unique platform developed to create a digital twin of utility overhead systems and a centralized portal for the coordination of activities including joint use and engineering. The platform includes SPIDAcalc, the industry’s trusted structural analysis software, and SPIDAstudio, the first-ever scalable, on-demand platform for the oversight of activity, analysis, and management of asset structural health. SPIDA Software’s solutions are developed and supported by a knowledgeable, passionate staff with extensive industry experience.

Optimize Overhead Assets & Safety Code Compliance with ArcFM & SPIDA®calc

In this webinar, we discussed how to Optimize Overhead Assets with ArcFM & SPIDA®calc. The unique and powerful two-way integration between Schneider Electric ArcFM Designer and SPIDA Software’s SPIDAcalc. Request the recording here. 

Fundamentals of One Touch Make Ready

During the 2019 ISE Expo, we provided a high-level overview of the recent FCC ruling surrounding the Fundamentals of One Touch Make Ready. We also reviewed the concepts covered in the ruling and demonstrated how this process can be simplified using Workflow Management Software, such as SPIDAstudio. 


You can request the Handout and PowerPoint Presentation below. 


To learn more about SPIDA Software’s Workflow Management Solution, visit SPIDAstudio.

Incorporating Pole Loading Software into a Co-Op’s Day to Day Operations

At the CTCE Conference, Jacob Barlow from Randolph Electric Membership Cooperative (REMC) discussed how REMC introduced Pole Loading Software into their daily operations. Request the recording here. 

Pole Loading 101: Understanding the Basics and Impact on Network Infrastructure Deployment

During this webinar, we introduced the basics of pole loading analysis and provided an overview of the application of NESC, GO95, and CSA standards. We also explored the impact and importance of pole loading in today’s broadband environment.


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