Assembly and Erectionby
Task Committee on Fiber-Reinforced Composite Structures for Overhead Lines of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE
This chapter is intended to provide recommendations on transporting, handling, assembling, and erecting fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) poles. An important consideration is that FRP poles are much lighter in weight than poles made of other materials. This weight differential means the line designer may be able to use lighter-duty equipment and anticipate minor adjustments in stacking cribs and lift balance points. In general, however, FRP poles should be transported, handled, assembled, and erected similar to steel poles according to the recommendations of IEEE 951-1996, IEEE Guide to the Assembly and Erection of Metal Transmission Structures.
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