Electric Power Systems Foundations

Identifying common goals, guidelines and aligning standards of practice for transmission structure foundations to improve their overall design and construction in North America. The committee provides an industry-wide forum to address issues related to deep foundation design, construction, economy, risk, safety, and quality in the electric power industry. This collaboration connects electric power industry professionals with contractors, consultants, researchers/academics, and manufacturers/suppliers.

Committee Chairs

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Peter Kandaris, P.E.

DiGioia Gray

Peter Kandaris is senior consultant at DiGioia Gray. He has managed and led geotechnical engineering investigation and foundation design efforts for 38 years for major electric system projects from California to Florida. His work includes the design of thousands of drilled shaft foundations for hundreds of miles of electric transmission lines incorporating state-of-the-practice reliability-based investigation and foundation design methods.

Kandaris is an active member of ASCE Geo‐Institute, ASCE Design of Overhead Line and Substation Foundations Subcommittee of ETS, and Geo‐Institute’s Deep Foundations Committee. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Arizona State University and is a registered professional engineer in five states.

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Christopher Love

Minova USA

Chris Love, commercial sales lead at Minova USA is an expert in the production and manufacturing of hollow bar, solid bar and strand anchors used for all drilling applications in deep foundations. Before joining Minova, Love worked at Con-Tech Systems for more than 11 years.

Love served as the secretary of the Electric Power Systems Foundation Committee before becoming co-chair. He is currently working on the committee’s first publication of Guidelines for Use of Pile Groups.

In addition to being an active member of DFI, Love is a member of ADSC and the ADSC Carolinas Chapter.

Committee Initiatives

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