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Baker Tee, PE, is a lead civil/structural engineer for substation projects with 10 years of experience. He primarily reviews calculations and drawings relevant to all structural aspects of substation design, such as equipment support structure design, foundation design, rigid bus design, transformer oil containment, and construction specifications. He has extensive experience in existing structure evaluation and retrofit design. He earned both an M.S. and B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Illinois.

Utilities’ use of lattice box structures is not a new concept. In fact, utilities have used the design in substations for well over a hundred years. In recent years, utilities have looked at their existing lattice box structures and asked themselves: Can this structure support new upgraded equipment or should we replace it? But how do you determine if this existing structure can have an extended service life? 

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