NV5 Geospatial and SPIDA® Software Announce Partnership and First-Of-Its Kind Pole Management Integrated Solution

Gahanna, OH – SPIDA Software, the trusted Structure Management Solution provider for utilities, telecommunication companies, and contractors, and NV5 Geospatial (formerly Quantum Spatial), North America’s largest geospatial data firm announces a new strategic partnership that brings an innovative new approach to pole and structure management, overhead inspection and analysis.

Through this strategic partnership, NV5 Geospatial and SPIDA Software have developed a first-of-its-kind seamless overhead inspection and analysis solution for pole owners and stakeholders that delivers a single source of truth of overhead pole data quickly, safely, and accurately.

Integration features include:

  • Automated Pole Loading Analysis
    • Analyze 1000s of poles in a matter of minutes using industry-leading, third-party verified geometric nonlinear analysis methods.
  • Digital Twin
    • Easily model exact overhead systems from a single source of truth for consistent analysis and make ready determination reducing the need to revisit a pole to capture missed measurements by ground crews.
  • Securely Integrated and Synchronized Database
    • Synchronized systems of record for digital twin data and analysis results, detailed asset searching, inventory of equipment and reporting.
  • Automated, accurate, and up-to-date measurements
    • Quickly take measurements of hundreds of poles up to 40,000 times faster while eliminating data entry errors.
  • Workflow Management
    • Seamlessly create flexible workflows to automate complex processes such as pole attachment requests and pole transfers across multiple projects.

 

“We recognize that one of the biggest challenges for our customers when it comes to management of their pole infrastructure is finding a single source of truth,” said Rebecca Lasica, VP Commercial Sales at NV5 Geospatial. “Combining these two platforms creates a complete solution giving customers full visibility of lidar and spherical imagery for identification of all attachments and equipment on the pole with transparency, control, flexibility over collection, material specification, analysis methods, and workflow automation.”

“We are excited to combine over a decade of experience with the management and analysis of pole infrastructure with NV5 Geospatial’s excellence in data capture and analysis to vastly improve the collection to action timeline,” said Brad Johnson, SPIDA Software’s Director of Business Development and Strategy. “By utilizing NV5 Geospatial’s trustworthy measurements, SPIDA’s structure management platform and online analysis service, we will deliver a meaningfully shorter timeline between overhead inspection and action for pole owners. Our combined efforts will lead to reduced maintenance costs, faster time to market for broadband projects, and reduced make-ready costs for pole owners.”

Register to attend the upcoming Live Launch here or visit www.spidasoftware.com/NV5 to learn more. Early registrants will have a chance to submit their pole data and receive a complimentary analysis while being featured in the live launch.

About NV5 Geospatial, powered by Quantum Spatial
NV5 Geospatial, formerly Quantum Spatial, is North America’s largest geospatial services firm, providing insights to organizations that need geospatial intelligence to mitigate risk, plan for growth, better manage resources and advance scientific understanding. We combine the widest array of advanced remote sensing technologies with proprietary processes, analytics tools, algorithms, and analysis. NV5 Geospatial goes beyond data acquisition and measurement, transforming high-quality, accurate data into usable information tailored to meet our clients’ needs. Major government agencies, the military, and corporate organizations of all sizes, including utilities, oil and gas producers, engineering and construction firms, depend on NV5 Geospatial to revolutionize the way they use and value geospatial data through end-to-end solutions that push the boundaries of data and analytics. For more information visit quantumspatial.com

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. SPIDA is helping our customers reduce risk, cost, and timelines as they build the electric grid and broadband networks of tomorrow.

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Introducing SPIDA®silk – The New Industry Standard for Sag and Tension Software

Gahanna, OH, – SPIDA Software, the trusted Structure Management Solution provider for utilities, telecommunication companies, and contractors, is excited to introduce SPIDAsilk – SPIDA’s new sag and tension software that calculates precise wire sag and tensions and produces conductor installation charts.

Eliminating manual calculations and antiquated reporting, SPIDAsilk is an easy to use, affordable platform that features a user-friendly interface designed to save users time and is equipped with Excel-based reporting. SPIDAsilk evaluates spans with elevation changes, supports stand-mounted equipment, and integrates with SPIDAcalc providing users with an easy mechanism to evaluate unique spans or crossings.

Key product features include:

  • Detailed sag and tension reporting
    • Evaluate single span and ruling spans
    • Create stringing tension reports
    • Wire reports based on code specified or custom weather cases at initial, final without creep and final with creep conditions
  • Communication bundles
    • SPIDAcalc’s easy-to-use bundling feature has been integrated into SPIDAsilk for quick definition of communication bundles and overlashing
    • Set a constraint for the complete bundle or explicitly set the initial messenger tension
    • Evaluate wire-mounted equipment
  • Identify sag measurements anywhere along the span

 

“SPIDAsilk has been a work in progress for several years, and we’re excited to finally bring it to market”, said Kevan Kramb, Technical Lead at SPIDA Software. “After working closely with clients and learning their biggest challenges, SPIDAsilk was developed to relieve the manual burden and outdated processes so many are accustomed to. From setting a limiting condition based upon sag, tension, or RTS limits to evaluating communication bundles with strand-mounted equipment, SPIDAsilk is a complete, comprehensive solution for the industry”.

Visit www.spidasoftware.com/spidasilk to learn more, request a quote, or request the previously recorded live SPIDAsilk Demonstration and Presentation 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. SPIDA is helping our customers reduce risk, cost, and timelines as they build the electric grid and broadband networks of tomorrow.

SPIDA® Software Launches The SPIDA Software Academy

A online learning platform for self-guided training from SPIDA Software.

Gahanna, OH – SPIDA Software, the trusted Structure Management Solution provider for
utilities, telecommunication companies, and contractors, announces the launch of the SPIDA Software Academy –
a new approach to online learning.

Across the industry, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way organizations share knowledge and
information. While traditional face-to-face interactions have dwindled, the need for online access to resources has
never been more important. While SPIDA Software is known for its user-friendly solutions, successful adoption of
any technology starts with user education.

In response to these challenging times, SPIDA has introduced an innovative way for users to dive deeper into
SPIDA’s suite of product offerings through self-guided online courses. The SPIDA Software Academy educates
users through step-by-step instruction and video-led examples. Users can complete courses at their own pace
through hands-on exercises and quiz their knowledge upon completing a course. Additional add-ons such as live
instructor-led office hours or final exams can be included by request for an additional cost.

The online platform provides access to training courses such as:

  • SPIDAcalc Basic Functionality
    •  Getting Started with SPIDAcalc
    • Navigating the Interface
    • Working with Assemblies
    • Connectivity
  • SPIDAcalc Extended Functionality
    • Designing a Complex Project
    • Leveraging a CSV Import for Project Creation
    • Using Pole Images and Photo Tools
    • Make-Ready Design and Comparison Tools
  • SPIDAsilk Use Cases
    • Getting Started with SPIDAsilk
    • Generating Stringing Reports
    • Modeling in-line Span Equipment
  • Coming Soon
    • Troubleshooting Failing Pole Designs
    • Clearance Analysis
    • Pole Damage and Decay

 

“The launch of the SPIDA Software Academy is a testament of SPIDA’s commitment to our clients. Providing our
users with the resources and tools they need to succeed is our top priority”, said Alyssa Rose, Implementation
Lead at SPIDA Software. “Training is an integral part of our user’s success, so we’re excited to introduce the
academy at a time when working remotely has become the new normal”.

New courses will be added in the upcoming weeks. Request a no-obligation SPIDA Software Academy quote here,
or sign up for updates on new courses as they become available 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. SPIDA is helping our
customers reduce risk, cost, and timelines as they build the electric grid and broadband networks of tomorrow.

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SPIDA® Software Announces New Release for SPIDAcalc – V7.3 Golden

New features and functionality include a span-centric profile view featuring clearance annotations, terrain definition, and reporting.

Gahanna, OH, –  SPIDA Software, the trusted Structure Management Solution provider for utilities, telecommunication companies, and contractors, is excited to release the latest version of their overhead structural analysis software, SPIDAcalc – v7.3 Golden. The latest version features a robust set of new features including enhanced functionality and new reporting.

For more than a decade, SPIDAcalc has been used by utility and telecommunications professionals to accurately evaluate overhead systems to more precisely identify assets at risk and safely design new structures. While traditional methods of pole loading are manual, tedious, and inefficient, SPIDAcalc’s intuitive interface pairs powerful pole design with reliable geometric nonlinear analysis, including nonlinear stress-strain wire calculations.

With the release of SPIDAcalc – v7.3 Golden, SPIDA introduces new features and functionality including:

  • Span-centric profile view
    • Clearance annotations and terrain definition along the span
  • New profile view report
  • Integration with SPIDAsilk Sag and Tension Software for additional conductor reporting
  • 3D view enhancements
    • Visualization of full framing on connected adjacent structures
  • Improved tablet touchscreen and GPS functionality for in-field use of SPIDAcalc

 

SPIDAcalc gives you transparency, control, and sophistication through integration and flexibility on data collection, material specifications, and analysis methodology. Go beyond pole loading and ease the process of modeling, analyzing, and optimizing overhead T&D assets.

“With each release of SPIDAcalc, our users gain a collective set of features inspired by industry needs and user’s requests”, said Matt Cain, Product Manager at SPIDA Software. “The team and I are proud to launch this latest version of SPIDAcalc that not only showcases our commitment to continuously improve our products, but also sets the stage for future SPIDAcalc product releases, including clearance automation and rules-based validations”.

Visit http://www.spidasoftware.com/spidacalc to request a complimentary 30-day trial, quote, or register for the upcoming live SPIDAcalc Demonstration 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. SPIDA is helping our customers reduce risk, cost, and timelines as they build the electric grid and broadband networks of tomorrow.

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Canadian Virtual ICT Forum – Powered by BICSI

Join us for a one hour webinar on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 2:25 EDT as SPIDA’s President Brett Willitt presents on “Demystifying Pole Loading and Make Ready Determination”.

During this webinar, we will review pole loading and clearance considerations and highlight the differences between common industry pole loading methodologies and their impact on make ready determination and cost. Additionally, we will highlight the balance between clearances and pole loading when formulating make ready recommendations by showcasing a variety of common construction situations. Register below.

SPIDA® Software Announces New Website

Gahanna, OH, –  SPIDA® Software, the trusted Structure Management Solution provider for utilities, telecommunication companies, and contractors, is excited to announce the launch of their new corporate website. The website boasts a fresh new look, mobile and user-friendly navigation, and resources for current and prospective clients and partners.

The new website highlights SPIDA’s unique Structure Management Solutions, including software, services, integrations, partnerships, and features a modernized resource center.

“Our goal with the new website was to provide greater visibility into our software solutions and services, while providing the same user-focused experience that SPIDA is known for,” said Courteney Miller, Marketing Manager at SPIDA Software. “We will be updating the website regularly with news and events and additional resources.”

Visit the new SPIDA Software website at www.spidasoftware.com.

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. SPIDA is helping our customers reduce risk, cost, and timelines as they build the electric grid and broadband networks of tomorrow.

SPIDA® Software and Schneider Electric Announce Strategic Partnership

Utilities to gain more powerful, integrated, and streamlined offerings that simplify processes

Gahanna, OH, – SPIDA Software, the trusted industry provider of structural analysis software and the first Structure Management System for Utilities, announced a partnership with Schneider Electric, the industry leader in Geographic Information System (GIS) solutions for utilities and communication providers. Together, SPIDA Software and Schneider Electric will offer tighter product integrations and joint offerings that streamline engineering and design processes, as well as simplify the challenges of traditional pole loading methods.

The integration of SPIDA Software’s SPIDAcalc with Schneider Electric’s ArcFM Designer is currently enabling utilities to validate the safety code compliance of structures while managing risks and optimizing asset investments. Customers will soon have a broader range of integrated solutions that allow them to complete tasks more efficiently and with better visibility into processes.

Ameren Illinois, an electric and gas utility, will soon leverage the integrated offering of SPIDAcalc and ArcFM Designer. Patrick Barud, supervising engineer, DDC at Ameren Illinois said, “Ameren is looking forward to implementing the integration between ArcFM Designer and SPIDAcalc to take advantage of a streamlined design process.  Moving away from home-grown spreadsheets to a fully 3-D tool to analyze distribution line designs done in GWD will be a big step forward.”

“A utility’s digital journey is based on the ability of systems and solutions to closely work together and deliver a true picture of the network,” said Jay Stinson, general manager at Schneider Electric. “We’re thrilled to strengthen our partnership with SPIDA Software to deliver even better integrations and offerings that support their transformation.”

“This partnership will allow us to provide our mutual customers with a best-in-class, seamless offering as they tackle the complex challenges confronting our industry relative to structural integrity and asset health.”, said Brett Willitt, President at SPIDA Software.

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, a cloud-based platform developed for asset owners and contractors to centrally document and manage the physical health and condition of their overhead system. SPIDA is helping our customers reduce risk, cost, and timelines as they build the electric grid and broadband networks of tomorrow.

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation.  With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management and in Automation Systems.  We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation, and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

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SPIDA® Software Reveals SPIDAcalc v7.2 – Arrow

Featuring SPIDAstudio Integration Enhancements for the Strategic Management of Asset Lifecycle Data

Gahanna, OH, – 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.

SPIDA® Software Unveils SPIDAmin One Touch Make Ready Workflows and Enhanced Security Features

Gahanna, OH – March 26, 2019 –  SPIDA Software, the first Structure Management System for utilities and the trusted industry leader of structural analysis software, announces the newest release of their Asset Management Software, SPIDAmin. With this release, SPIDA introduces One Touch Make Ready (OTMR) workflows and enhanced security features, staying ahead of industry trends.

Recently, the FCC approved OTMR for pole attachments, which will shorten the previous multi-step timeline for communication attachments. Historically, this previous process was prone to construction delays and additional costs for the broadband provider. The new OTMR process will expedite the expansion of broadband construction by streamlining and reducing delays and costs. The responsibility to perform certain aspects of make ready engineering has shifted to the new attacher. However, the timeline that pole owners are expected to review and approve the proposed attachments has been significantly condensed, placing additional strain on already limited pole owner resources.

SPIDAmin One Touch Make Ready workflows provide the necessary framework for successful implementation of the new guidelines. SPIDAmin removes the manual and tedious process of tracking critical timelines and automates communication between pole owner and pole attachers in real-time, reducing the possibility of errors and delays. Utilities can initiate, track, and manage the business processes around their assets, while fulfilling the requirements of the new FCC pole attachment process.

In addition to introducing OTMR workflows, this release includes a robust set of enhanced security features, safeguarding client data. Single sign-on, an intrusion detection and prevention system, virus and malware scanning, and additional network monitoring are all working simultaneously behind the scenes to keep organizations’ data safe.

“SPIDAmin’s enhanced security and new One Touch Make Ready workflows are prime examples of our commitment to innovative software solutions aimed at helping organizations adapt and thrive in an ever-changing industry”, said Trent Quatman, Product Lead at SPIDA Software.

For additional information, or to attend a live SPIDAmin demonstration, visit https://www.spidasoftware.com/solutions/spidastudio/spidamin.

 

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.

Attend a Live SPIDAmin Demonstration     Learn More about SPIDAmin

SPIDA® Software Announces Launch of SPIDAcalc v7.1 – Orb Weaver

Gahanna, OH – January 10, 2019 – SPIDA Software, the trusted industry provider of structural analysis software and the first Structure Management System for utilities, is excited to announce the latest release of its pole loading software, SPIDAcalc v7.1 – Orb Weaver.

With this release of SPIDAcalc, SPIDA Software expands further into the telecommunications marketplace by introducing the communication wire bundling feature letting users create communication bundles with ease for faster, more accurate analysis of their facilities and utility poles. Additionally, Orb Weaver includes improved wire sag and tension reporting, a redesigned design comparison feature, wireless antenna models, and refined map and connectivity features.

With the launch of SPIDAcalc v7.0 – Jumper in 2017, SPIDA revolutionized the industry by introducing cloud-based analysis and an all-new user-friendly interface, making pole loading easier than ever,” said Brett Willitt, Vice President of SPIDA Software. “With Orb Weaver, we’ve expanded on the features that Jumper introduced and enhanced the functionality of SPIDAcalc to help communication providers move faster, more accurately, and with greater confidence.”

By adding impactful features to this release, SPIDA continues to focus on the challenges utility organizations and their contractors face daily. Streamlining design and work deliverables and the time spent on projects, SPIDAcalc v7.1 – Orb Weaver continues the tradition of providing innovative and industry leading pole loading design and analysis software.

“Broadband and wireless infrastructure is expanding at an incredible pace and SPIDAcalc is speeding the process of modeling and evaluating overhead infrastructure, so tomorrow’s networks can safely be built today,” said Willitt.

For additional information, including attending a live product demonstration or to request a no-obligation free 30-day trial, visit https://www.spidasoftware.com/solutions/calc.

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 leading 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.

Request a Free 30-Day Trial     Attend a Live SPIDAcalc Demonstration     Learn More about Orb Weaver