WE PARTNER WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS

TO BUILD TOMORROW'S NETWORKS

WE PARTNER WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS

TO BUILD TOMORROW'S NETWORKS

Integrated engineering and construction services that get the job done, on-time and on budget.

Pike Telecom works closely with municipal and utility clients to tackle their communications infrastructure challenges safely and efficiently. Our engineering, consulting and technical services can take projects from design through construction. As demand for bandwidth and network reliability accelerates to support the digital communication needs of consumers, businesses and government, we have grown our capabilities to successfully complete increasingly complex projects.

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THE CUTTING EDGE OF WIRELESS


Pike Telecom serves the ever changing needs of the wireless industry. Our extensive communications capabilities allow us to effectively work with all key stakeholders to design and construct small cell and distributed antenna systems (DAS) as well as cellular tower services. Serving the industry’s leading wireless providers, we have completed the design and implementation of more than 15,000 nodes in both rural and urban areas, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Pittsburgh, Raleigh and Washington, D.C.

Serving the industry’s leading wireless providers, we have completed the design and implementation of more than 15,000 nodes in both rural and urban areas.

OUR WIRELESS EXPERIENCE COVERS ALL TYPES OF NETWORK UPGRADES


Although many of our wireless projects cover new installations, an increasing share of customers are partnering with Pike Telecom to perform smart network upgrades. When one of the largest wireless carriers in the U.S. wanted to improve network coverage and resiliency in southern Florida, its team turned to Pike Telecom. We designed and engineered a large DAS network to deliver fast, reliable service.

The customized system designed by Pike Telecom enhanced network coverage and resiliency with a 110-mile underground fiber and conduit network extending to over 500 wireless nodes.

 

WIRELESS SERVICES INCLUDE: 
  • Tower, small cell and DAS services
  • Field survey and site selection
  • Permitting, site acquisition and grant of location
  • Aerial make-ready analysis and remediation
  • Photo simulations
  • Use of ground-penetrating radar to locate existing utilities
  • Node engineering, design, construction and management
  • OSP engineering and construction
  • Hub location design and ISP engineering
  • Radio frequency design
  • Structural loading analysis
  • Installation and commissioning
  • Power and grounding
  • Fiber backhaul design
  • Restoration and maintenance
  • Traffic management planning
  • Right-of-way management
  • Conduit petition plans
  • Pole and conduit research and licensing
  • General construction services
  • Tower installation and lighting controls
  • Antenna swap and system upgrades
  • Antenna and coaxial line installation
  • Foundations, including caissons, spread footings and piers
  • Structural steel work
  • Site security fencing and monitoring
  • Equipment shelter design and construction
  • PIM and sweep testing
  • Operation and maintenance services
  • Tower audits and reports
  • Emergency restoration services
  • Third-party licensing
  • Utility coordination
  • Professional engineering review and sealing

Wireless & Wireline Services


Pike Telecom builds and maintains critical infrastructure across the nation. As demand for bandwidth and network reliability accelerates to support the digital communication needs of consumers, businesses and government, we have grown our capabilities to successfully complete increasingly complex projects.

Substation Engineering


SUBSTATION PHYSICAL DESIGN

Services include:

  • Transmission/distribution and industrial substations from 4.16 kV through 765 kV
  • Design, engineering, procurement, construction management and project management
  • Site survey and layout
  • Fencing
  • Equipment layout and specification
  • Structure and bus work design and specification
  • Foundation design
  • Ground grid
  • Lightning protection
  • Bill of material and bid package development
  • Ring bus and breaker and one-half configurations
  • Autotransformer engineering installation, including switches and lead assemblies
  • Circuit breaker engineering installation, including disconnect switches and lead assemblies
  • High-voltage air-core reactor bank assemblies
  • Underground power cable terminations
  • Low-side transformer bus tie and feeder recloser/circuit breaker engineering installations
  • Load tap changers, bus regulators and feeder regulators
  • Station grounding design
  • Spill prevention, control and countermeasure plants

PROTECTION AND CONTROL

Services include:

  • Relay one-line diagrams
  • Three-line diagrams
  • Communications diagrams
  • Relay settings
  • Relay coordination curves
  • Equipment reclosing control
  • Remote terminal unit settings
  • SCADA intelligent electronic device point lists
  • Line, transformer and bus protection schemes
  • Circuit breaker failure schemes and control
  • Capacitor bank protection

Distribution Engineering


Pike Engineering offers innovative approaches to electric and gas distribution engineering problems. Our distribution engineering services include:

  • Large distribution system improvements
  • Designs for complex network underground systems
  • Utility pole relocation
  • Designs for complex industrial and large commercial applications (like three-phase loop designs and alternate feed systems)
  • Residential and commercial lighting design
  • Independent system operator interconnection design, evaluation and assistance
  • DOT-related technical and non-technical work
  • Responsible charge engineering
  • Project management
  • Geographic information system (GIS), global positioning system (GPS) and work management support
  • Full-service computer-aided design and drafting
  • Field services, including permitting and right of way
  • Joint-use program management

Our distribution engineering services also include services similar to those detailed for transmission engineering.

Regulatory Affairs


Pike Engineering provides services that help our clients successfully navigate complex regulatory requirements.

Services include:

  • Development and preparation of expert testimony
  • Negotiations
  • Assistance to legal counsel in the preparation of briefs and pleadings
  • Stranded costs
  • Contract issues
  • Rates
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Forensic engineering

Consulting Services


Pike Engineering’s consulting services are provided by a dedicated team of engineers who are experts in electrical, gas and communications planning and strategy. Consulting services focuses on three primary areas: system planning and development; reliability and system protection; and engineering and economic studies.

Services include:

  • Addressing NERC, FERC and IEEE standard changes
  • Arc flash studies and training
  • Circuit analysis and coordination
  • Voltage drop and power factor studies
  • Designer and technical training
  • Reliability assessment and benchmarking
  • Capacitor optimization
  • Power flow studies
  • Renewable energy and grid connection studies
  • Interconnection studies including feasibility, life cycle cost, risk assessment, projected operating results and sensitivity analyses
  • Overcurrent and lightning protection
  • Smart grid strategy integration
  • Development of RFPs and case studies
  • Short- and long-range planning
  • Outside plant (OSP) planning
  • Node serving area design
  • Fiber-in-the-loop (FTTX) planning
  • Passive optical network planning
  • Long-haul fiber routing
  • Budget development
  • Strategic technology planning, including technology evaluation, vendor coordination and implementation studies
  • Demand, billing, load aggregation and market analyses
  • Transmission arrangements
  • Resource planning
  • Proposal development and evaluation
  • Contract negotiations
  • Expert testimony
  • Stranded-cost avoidance

Grid Modernization


Pike Engineering’s grid modernization services include system upgrades and modifications that facilitate the implementation of renewable energy initiatives. We provide customized solutions for our clients using the latest cutting-edge technologies and configurations, ranging from basic installation support to the full scope of engineering, procurement and construction.
Our grid modernization expertise includes:
  • Distributed generation and renewable implementation
  • Microgrid and battery storage installation
  • Volt/VAR optimization
  • Advanced metering infrastructure feasibility studies and implementation
  • Advanced technology implementation
  • Photovoltaic system design, engineering and turnkey construction services

Storm Response


Pike Engineering stands ready to assist in restoring power and communications systems quickly and safely when severe weather impacts essential services.

We maintain an active database of more than 300 qualified teams made up of former utility company technicians and linemen with proven crisis-management and restoration experience. Our teams of damage assessors, distribution and transmission engineers and systems experts are available at a moment’s notice to deploy for assessment and emergency restoration work.

Services include:

  • Rapid mobilization and deployment
  • Damage assessment
  • Post-event assessment
  • Emergency follow-up engineering

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Field Services


Pike Engineering provides a variety of field service offerings, including the following:

  • Joint-use attachment audits
  • Construction post inspections
  • Equipment inspections
  • Lighting inspections
  • Rural Utility Service (RUS) inspections
  • NESC safety inspections
  • Substation inspections
  • Field inventory
  • Project management
  • Construction coordination and job site management
  • Geographic information system (GIS) mapping updates
  • Outage management system (OMS) field data collection and mapping
  • Post-storm cleanup inventory and assessment
  • Evaluation of equipment maintenance requirements
  • Troubleshooting, calibration and testing
  • Protection coordination
  • Arc flash hazard assessment
  • Power loss management
  • Protective coordination

Forensic Analysis


Pike Engineering provides forensic engineering services for investigations.
Our forensic analysis offerings include the following:

  • Accident investigation
  • Fire investigation
  • Product liability
  • Expert-witness services
  • Accident investigation training

Financial Services


Pike Engineering’s financial services and expertise include:

  • Project load assistance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • System valuations
  • Revenue bond financing reports
  • Bond underwriter assistance and counsel in the development of bond resolutions
  • Presentation to rating agencies and bond insurers
  • Financial pro-forma analyses and reports
  • Feasibility studies
  • Strategic planning
  • Resolution of stranded-cost issues
  • Expert testimony on valuation and stranded costs
  • Development of contractual arrangements including purchase, power supply, management, operation and maintenance agreements
  • Transition agreements
  • Joint ownership arrangements
  • Financing reports
  • Development of rates, terms and conditions of service

Training


Pike Engineering offers a variety of courses held at various locations throughout the U.S. The courses are perfect for those in the power electrical industry who have taken on the roles of engineer, technician or manager in organizations responsible for the operation and analysis of power systems.

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