This secondary option provides attendees a focused conversation for engineers focused on the utility industry as an all-day event. In the morning, Doug will start outside and will break down how utility equipment is used, how to think about it on the job site, advantages, and disadvantages of using equipment in different situations. There will be an hour lunch break as a group to sit, take a break, and eat (lunch will not be provided). Once an hour has passed, it will include a walk-through of the air-conditioned exhibit hall, introducing you to different types of equipment and safety products and discussing how they are used on the job site.
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? What should I include in my off-road vehicle fleet? What specialized tools should I use for splicing? Are drones the best way to inspect lines? And more.
Please note this is an all-day event, but we do have a different registration for our morning & afternoon half day events instead if you don’t want an all-day experience tour.
*We will have a water filling station in the education office for attendees to fill their own bottle upon check-in for you to use before heading on out.
Earn 8 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.