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Doty Comments on 2020 Repack Deadline

Don Doty, regulatory compliance advisor for FDH Infrastructure Services and business development manager for FDH’s broadcast division, Stainless, recently discussed the FCC’s 2020 repack deadline with WirelessEstimator.com. In a May 20, 2018, featured news article, Doty comments on Stainless’ April 30 FCC filing, which examines the practicality of the mandated 2020 deadline given the shortage of qualified tall […]

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FDH Structural Expert Dennis Abel, PE, Discusses Wind Loading Changes in Rev. H

Wind loading controls most tower designs…. The February 2018 issue of AGL Magazine features an article from FDH’s Dennis Abel, PE, director of new product development, on “Wind Loading Changes in TIA-222-H.” Abel, who is a member of the TR-14 Committee that develops the TIA-222 design standard, contributed to the new standard, known as Revision […]

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FDH Velocitel Restructures after QualTek Acquires Velocitel Assets

Following QualTek Services’ recent acquisition of the assets of the Velocitel wireless turf and Site Safe businesses from Willis Stein & Partners and Vision Capital, FDH Velocitel’s remaining business units have reorganized into FDH Infrastructure Services. FDH Velocitel’s infrastructure engineering businesses, FDH and Stainless, have been restructured to preserve both entities’ long traditions of service […]

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NDT for Unknown Transmission Foundations Featured at CEATI

FDH Velocitel’s Rakesh Khan, PE, presents “The Value of Nondestructive Testing for Unknown Transmission Foundations” at CEATI’s T&D Asset Management Conference on November 15 in Tampa, FL. Khan, director of engineering for FDHV’s heavy civil division, reviews a recent case where an existing lattice tower foundation was found to be insufficient during reconductoring. FDH Velocitel […]

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Drieling Presents at Wireless Safety Summit

FDH Velocitel’s Adam Drieling, Director of Training & Development, is an invited panelist at the Northeast Wireless Safety Summit (NEWSS), October 18, 2017, in Fairfield, NJ. Drieling will be speaking on the panel titled, “Factors for Approval from Turf Vendors and Property Managers.” NEWSS increases awareness about safety issues and promotes best practices in the […]

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Lindyberg, Karshenas Present at PIANC-Smart Rivers 2017

Senior Vice President Robert Lindyberg, PhD, PE, and Senior Research Scientist Afshin Karshenas, PhD, are participating this week in the PIANC Smart Rivers Conference (Pittsburgh, PA), where they will present an update on FDH Velocitel’s research collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), on the nondestructive evaluation of […]

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FDHV Safety Leaders on NWSA Task Force

FDH Velocitel’s Don Doty, Pat Moore, and Adam Drieling participated in a newly formed task force of the National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) to develop a telecommunications tower foreman certification program. The 40-person task force, representing a broad spectrum of industry professionals, convened this week in Dallas to develop the new credentialing program. NWSA reports […]

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Clymer and Khan Discuss NDT of Transmission Foundations at TSDOS

FDH Velocitel’s Jeff Clymer, P.E., and Rakesh Khan, P.E., are presenting “The Value of Nondestructive Testing of Unknown Transmission Foundations” at the Transmission & Substation Design and Operations Symposium (TSDOS), September 6-8, 2017, in Frisco, TX. Clymer and Khan review a recent case where a lattice tower foundation was found to be insufficient during reconductoring […]

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Prepping Your Tower for the Repack

Stainless’ Don Doty presents “Prepping Your Tower for the Repack” at TAB2017, August 10, in Austin. Doty, regulatory compliance advisor and 43-year industry veteran, will review the Federal Communications Commission’s transition schedule, typical tower modifications, and new tower standards, such as ANSI/A10.48, that impact rigging plans and crew training. For more information on Stainless, a […]

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Clymer and Khan Present NDT Solutions for Utility Infrastructure at IEEE PES Meeting

FDH Velocitel’s Jeff Clymer, P.E., and Rakesh Khan, P.E., are presenting “Nondestructive Testing for Aging Utility Infrastructure” at the IEEE PES General Meeting, July 16-20, 2017, in Chicago. Clymer and Khan will review industry challenges associated with aging structures and discuss FDHV’s proprietary solutions for evaluating foundations and restoring at-risk towers to safe capacity levels. […]

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