Transmission Line Design-Introduction Faculty
Senior-level design engineers, currently working in the industry, collaborated with Gonzaga University faculty to develop this course. Transmission Line Design provides an in-depth introduction into the subject of T-Line design and construction. In the beginning of the course, an industry-award-winning senior design engineer introduces students to topics which include survey methods, environmental factors, and types of lines. His presentations give students hands-on knowledge they will need to begin designing power lines.
Within the course, another industry expert with a PhD in civil engineering and extensive lead design engineering experience, provides detailed presentations on T-Line foundations and structures. Currently working as a manager at a multi-state utility, he offers valuable information on which materials will work best under specific conditions. Other adjunct faculty working on this course include consultants with extensive national and international experience in line design and project management, and in using one of the industry’s leading software design packages.
Gonzaga electrical engineering faculty worked with the adjunct faculty to ensure the course meets the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s high standard of instruction. Under the direction of T&D Director, Peter McKenny, the faculty have created a course that will give students an excellent foundation for transmission line design and construction.