Assembly and Erection

Task Committee on Fiber-Reinforced Composite Structures for Overhead Lines of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE

Part of: Recommended Practice for Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Products for Overhead Utility Line Structures


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.

Subject Headings: Fiber reinforced polymer | Synthetic materials | Steel structures | Power transmission poles | Power transmission | Metals (material) | Fiber reinforced composites


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