Overhead Utility Construction
Electric Conduit Construction (ECC) has the crews, management, equipment and tools to build, repair, maintain or move, electrical distribution systems and any type of aerial communication system. ECC can manage and execute your ‘make ready’ work, and thanks to our extensive list of MSA’s with all major communications companies, we can move their assets along with yours.
Underground Utility Construction
For over 50 years Electric Conduit Construction (ECC) has built underground utility infrastructure for power and communication companies. The world has moved into fiber optic cable but the earth is as unyielding as ever and the work to install anything underground is more complex. ECC works in the heart of major cities, suburban environments and rural settings.
Underground utility construction requires extensive excavation for trenches to carry conduit. Utility civil work is also required when foundations have to be dug for building slabs, transformer pads, retaining walls and other ground stabilizing structures. Electric Conduit Construction utilizes mechanical and hydro-excavation to establish trenches, slot trenches and potholing.
We have a long history with cellular systems and distributed antenna systems. Now with 5G most of our work is involved with the fiber rings, fiber backhaul laterals, power feeds and installation of 5G cell sites. Our projects are turn-key for our customers. This requires us to plan, secure permits, remove old street lamp posts, and replace with new street lamp posts or utility poles and mount the radios, antennas, optical network interface, fiber whip and test the entire system.
Horizontal Directional Drilling
HDD is the least intrusive way to place conduit, fiber or electrical distribution cables. Normally 1,000 foot shots can be accomplished with a small crew. Planning is the key to successful HDD work. Every foreign utility must be identified by using utility locates and then verifying visually by potholing. In addition the pothole must be large enough and deep enough for the observer to watch the drill head emerge at the prescribed depth with sufficient separation from the foreign utility. Our methods, crew training and quality assurance helps us avoid utility strikes.
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Our expertise with directional drilling and overhead utility work enables us to upgrade existing roads and highways with minimal disruption to traffic. Fiber optic networks allow for the connection of multiple data sensors for dynamic signage, video surveillance cameras, environmental data, traffic data and lighting. Road operation centers, applying this data can smooth traffic flow and give drivers advance warning of slowdowns or other road hazards. As roads and vehicles become more connected, individualized data streams can inform drivers of services available such as charging stations for EV’s. ECC is proud to play a part in building this infrastructure and maintaining it into the future.
Emergency Call out Services
Electric Conduit Construction (ECC) supports customers after their projects are completed. ECC’s emergency call out service responds to over 25 calls per week. A typical emergency call is responded to in under two hours. A trained technician inspects the site and assesses the situation. This early assessment saves our customers time and money by focusing the right expertise, crew, and equipment on the trouble. ECC’s objective is to understand the problem first and fix it fast.
Electric Conduit Construction builds new infrastructure and offers maintenance on new and existing installations. These maintenance programs are typically customer driven and may consist of inspections, damage repair, antenna testing and alignment, equipment replacement, equipment upgrades or planned replacement of life limited or obsolete equipment. ECC can assist with the design of the maintenance program, project management, scheduling, and permit acquisition for traffic control or right-of-way entry, if necessary.