• Sectors:
  • Telecommunications

HBK understands the importance of overhead engineering as a cost effective means of plant installation. With applications ranging from new construction of telecommunications fiber and coaxial plant to power delivery infrastructure to wireless, Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and Small Cell networks, HBK provides the experience in both design and make-ready and attachment permitting processes.

HBK employs safe, modern and efficient methods for the collection of data from existing pole lines, allowing our engineers to design with a complete data set including pole designations, attachment types and heights and mid-span measurements.

Whether the purpose if the design is to install new poles or overlashed fiber optic cables, power supply cabinets or antenna systems on existing poles, HBK has the structural engineering expertise to provide wind and pole loading calculations to back up the installation. In addition, HBK’s permitting coordinators and engineers have extensive experience in working through the sometimes complex attachment permit process with pole owners and permit applicants, performing both the required make-ready surveys and preparing the applications based on the results of the surveys. HBK has successfully permitted over 3500 DAS and wireless antenna installations and miles of make-ready survey, design and permitting for fiber optic plant attachment.

HBK renders its professional services, providing the survey data, CADD drawings and associated information necessary for the installation of a series of wireless network antennas on existing power and light poles throughout multiple regions.

Our wireless design service activities include:

  • Participating in meetings/consultation with Client, Contractors, permitting agencies, and other identified governing agencies to establish guidelines, requirements, etc. to implement the Project.
  • Performing field operations as directed by Client to collect data (digital photographs, topographic surveys, notes, infrastructure identification/location, etc.).
  • Providing CADD services as directed by Client to develop maps, design drawings, create exhibits, etc.
  • Developing CADD drawings to be submitted to the respective City’s Permitting Departments Construction for an Information Retrieval of all available utility atlases within this area.
  • Performing a field survey utilizing conventional (Total Station or survey grade GPS) methods to collect necessary data (location of the existing above ground utility structures and related improvements) to develop a preliminary base plan within this area.
  • Performing CADD services to complete a preliminary base plan of this area which includes the application of pertinent atlases, field data obtained during survey, and potential routes.
  • Performing a Structural Analysis to determine the increases in stresses on existing wood, concrete or metal poles due to the deployment of DAS equipment.
  • Developing a Vaulted Sidewalk Report for the proposed node location to determine if the pole to be utilized is not located on top of an existing vaulted sidewalk.
  • Performing a Pre-Energization Record Survey of the Owner’s constructed node locations to visually inspect the disconnect box located on the utility pole prior to the utility connecting the node installation to the secondary and determine that the installation is in accordance with the National Electric Code.