Utilities Engineering Services

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With nearly two decades of experience delivering responsive design, inspection, right-of-way, maintenance and construction services for electric, gas, telephone, water/wastewater, fiber optic and cable utility lines as well as cellular facilities, KCI has assumed a leadership role in the rapidly advancing utilities and communications engineering industry. Using new technologies and innovative approaches to problem solving, our planners, engineers and construction experts develop flexible, cost-effective solutions for public and private-sector clients with varying needs.

KCI has developed in-house expertise to assist in monitoring, maintaining and protecting utility assets. These services include aerial inspections for NESC and utility company standards compliance, pole attachment inventory surveys, as well as post construction audits. Certified and equipped for confined space entry, our team has the capability to inventory manholes, perform conduit route studies, place pulling wire and perform pipe inspections. To assist with wide-spread power outages, the firm established an emergency response program for storm duty to provide system and life safety protection as well as post-storm inspection.

Our capabilities also include route feasibility studies, conduit infrastructure, overhead design, relocation design, system expansion and code compliance. These abilities are supported by technical expertise in structural engineering, environmental permitting, geospatial system design, transportation engineering, and site facilities engineering. With this full suite of services, KCI is able to cover every aspect of a utility design project.

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We also offer post-construction compliance inspection for aerial and underground systems and One-Call Damage Prevention Services to protect the system once it is installed. Route studies of existing aerial and underground systems are available including application to the agency/owner through verification and claiming of an underground path. These abilities make KCI a true turn-key solution for any utilities needs.

Currently ranked among the top telecommunications firms in the U.S. by Engineering News-Record and the top trenchless designers by Trenchless Technologies, our agile and flexible teams respond to client needs for services nationwide.