This is an introduction to equipment and its uses for people new to the industry. This walking classroom will be focused on outdoor show space - if weather permits.
If you’re an engineer new to the utility industry, this walking tour is for you! Many new engineers don’t know the difference between pipe bursting and directional boring, and without guidance, are afraid to admit what they don’t know. Doug breaks down how utility equipment is used, how to think about it on the job site, advantages, and disadvantages of using equipment in different situations.
Doug has been teaching young engineers at The Utility Expo for the past decade, encouraging them to get on equipment, ask questions of the vendors, and providing explanation that goes beyond the typical answer. This tour will help you answer questions like: Why is it useful to rethink vegetation management and what can do the job better? Which equipment makes sense for wall, floor, logging, spot trimming and other operations? Why is backyard equipment important and how to think about it?
Earn 4 professional development hours (PDHs) for this field classroom. IMPORTANT NOTE: Field classrooms require the purchase of an education ticket to participate. If space is still available, you can purchase through registration online or onsite.