As the complexities of today’s subsurface utilities continue to expand, planning, logistics, and careful coordination become paramount in costly conflict avoidance and maintenance or expansion of services. Expansion in the communication technologies market has fostered a significant need for qualified utility engineers to address the increasingly complicated process of subsurface routing and underground product storage. With limited space available within rights-of-way (ROW) and industrial sites, logistics and coordination become critical to ensure that the interests of all parties are equally realized in complex projects.
To conquer all of these challenges effectively, utility engineering requires a diverse team, proficient in the technical aspects of the utility universe as well as excellent communication and negotiating skills, to coordinate the process across stakeholders. With representatives from the civil, mechanical and electrical engineering fields, as well as from the environmental engineering field for brownfield redevelopment sites, our team establishes a cooperative environment representing the multitude of interests within a utility corridor, to bring your project to the finish line.
We also have the technology to accurately map existing utilities through ground penetrating radar (GPR), radio frequency (RF), and electromagnetic (EM) technologies. This allows us to establish existing conditions in support of the design of new or upgraded utilities, which is critical to avoiding costly conflicts during construction.
- Power and communications
- Load analyses
- Zoning and environmental permitting
- Industrial facilities (compressed air, steam, fuel, plant water)
- Underground storage tanks (fuel, chemical, waste)
- Buried utility locating
- Logistics and utility negotiations
- Contract documents
- Cost estimating
- Survey and GIS