Above. Below. Beyond.

Directional Drilling with no Utility Damage

Monday, November 4, 2019

Horizontal Directional Drilling is the least disruptive way to place utilities. There is an entry point and an exit point. When the drill reaches the exit point the utility is attached (Gas, Electric, Fiber, etc) and pulled back. Except for those two points nothing is disturbed. But any time there are other utilities in the ground, the entire effort is fraught with danger.

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Joint Trench Project

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Joint trenches offer a way for utility providers to save money. In urban areas when utility corridors are crowded and restoration is expensive the joint trench offers an attractive alternative. This video article will tell the story of the pros and cons of Joint trenches

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Trenching in Conduit for Fiber Optic Network

Friday, May 3, 2019

Trenching is an economical way of placing conduit. It is also fast and can be a productive way of extending fiber optic networks.

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The Proper Way to Lift

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Construction requires physical effort. Much of that effort is moving heavy tools and materials around a job site. Utilizing proper lifting techniques helps workers avoid soft tissue injury.

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The race to 5G

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

5G offers more speed, bandwith and capability. This means more antennas and fiber optic cable. With the onslaught of the Internet of Things (IOT) we will need it.

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META 24 is Producing Workers

Friday, August 24, 2018

META 24 is a program designed to help kids develop the life skills for an independent and productive life. They are succeeding by producing kids ready to work.

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Electric Conduit Construction Digs Planet Underground

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Excavation around live utilities is a dangerous undertaking. Electric Conduit Construction makes it look easy. They shared their expertise at Planet Underground's Round Table Live.

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Extremely Hazardous Working Conditions

Friday, August 3, 2018

Constructing underground infrastructure is hazardous work. Distracted drivers running into work zones, toxic atmospheres, electrical hazards, rigging, lifting and the movement of heavy equipment, place workers in harms way. But when the bullets start flying the danger is taken to a new level.

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The Right Place at the Right Time

Friday, August 3, 2018

August 3, 2018 was a lucky day for a young girl. A crew from Electric Conduit Construction acted quickly and rescued her from what would have been a watery grave.

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Catastrophe averted

Monday, July 23, 2018

Experience, caution, observation, preparedness are the qualities Electric Conduit Construction looks for in its employees. These qualities paid off for the company and the community during a recent job on the near north side of Chicago

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Electric Conduit Adds More Tech To Their Vehicle Tool Box

Friday, June 22, 2018

Electric Conduit Construction is constantly looking to better serve their customers and add additional expertise to their construction crews. They have continued to do so by adding the Mud Dog Hydro-Vac truck to their tool box of specialty equipment.

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Electric Conduit Construction Steers a Course Towards Excellence

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Electric Conduit Construction was awarded another challenging contract. This particular project required that ECC accurately drill to a prescribed radius for a total distance of 900’ under Interstate 294 near O’Hare Airport, northwest of Chicago, Illinois.

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Construct Program Kicks Off with Job Shadowing

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Four candidates interested in telecommunications construction work shadowed several Electric Conduit Construction job sites. They got their hands dirty and came away with a great feeling about their future in underground and aerial construction

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Inner city kids get a boost from Electric Conduit Construction

Monday, April 2, 2018

An innovative 37th Ward program in the City of Chicago has the potential to move inner city kids into rewarding careers in underground and aerial construction. Thanks to the vision of the folks at the helm of META 24 and Electric Conduit Construction these kids will have an opportunity to grow and develop in building Chicago's telecommunication infrastructure

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GCDPC Contractor of the year

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Electric Conduit Construction is awarded Contractor of the Year award from the Greater Chicago Damage Prevention Council for innovation in Utility Damage Prevention

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Polar Plunge Supports Special Olympics

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

March 4, 2018 Oak St. Beach - Chicago, IL. 20 men and women from Electric Conduit Construction raised $20,000 for the Special Olympics. To Celebrate they, along with 5,000 others, plunged into Lake Michigan's 37 degree water.

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Transformer Fire Avoided

Friday, December 22, 2017

Quick thinking on the part of one of our lead electricians stopped an accident for happening. GoodSafetyCatch.com was used to spread the word and help other crews now and in the future.

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Electrical Projects

Monday, October 16, 2017

Electric Conduit Construction (ECC), continues to expand capabilities in industrial wiring, telecommunications and fiber optic network wiring and splicing.

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Fiber Placement on a Short Timeline

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sometimes our customers need it yesterday. In this project the two, 2000 foot, 24 count, fiber cables were critical to the performance of our customer's optical network. The job had to be completed quickly

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Above - Below and Especially - Beyond

Monday, May 22, 2017

We live by the words: Above Below Beyond. Meaning above ground and underground construction and going beyond what is required. Nothing illustrates that more that lending a hand when needed.

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Fiber Splice Speeds Small Cell to Market

Friday, May 19, 2017

For our customers "speed to market" is very important. Electric Conduit Construction prides itself on maximizing speed to market and doing it safely.Adding fiber splicing to our capabilities list is another reason we move data quicker.

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Utility Damage Prevention and Reporting

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Electric Conduit Construction prides itself on avoiding utility strikes and damage. However unmarked, or mis-marked utilities pose a different problem. When one is hit the contractor must accurately document the strike. It is the best way to communicate with the Utility owner and the agency responsible for proper marking. This streamlines the repair process and helps the contractor avoid costly charges.

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Confined Space Training

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Electric Conduit Construction sponsored crew training for Confined Space work. Over twenty foremen, crew members and management attended a two hour safety workshop on how to enter and work in confined spaces do it safely. Most confined space deaths occur due to toxic atmospheres.

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Long Haul Fiber Project

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Interstate long haul fiber projects move fast enabling customers to make connections and activate their networks faster.

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Speed to Market. 3000' in 2 Weeks

Monday, June 6, 2016

Our customers do their best to give us plenty of notice before construction begins. However in today's permit rich environment even they have trouble predicting when to start. When they say go, we have to be ready to mobilize

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Delivering Customer Service with a Joint Trench

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Customer service can come from anywhere. When it comes from the field where the rubber meets the road it is especially important. It demonstrates to our customers that even at the job level we care about their assets and their costs.

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Keeping the Public Safe

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The general public does not recognize utility crews as people that keep them safe. But utility crews play a big part in avoiding disasters. Electric Conduit Construction just had a real life example of the importance of utility crews conducting their work safely and professionally.

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AGL Magazine Publishes Small Cell Article

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

AGL Magazine publishes a descriptive article about our 2015 project to bring upgraded cellular service to Grant Park before the Lollapalooza festival. This demanding project required weeks of 24/7 workweeks to complete. When it was finished the service improvement was immediately evident.

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100+ Miles of Fiber Optic Cable

Friday, February 26, 2016

Every day, more fiber is being placed throughout the major markets in the US. The drive for bandwidth and connectivity is intense. Electric Conduit Construction is playing a major role in this upgrade to the nation's communications infrastructure.

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AGL Magazine Features Electric Conduit Project

Friday, February 19, 2016

Above Ground Level Magazine, a respected trade journal for the wireless industry, featured in its February edition Vol. 13, No.2 Pg. 66, is an article on a recent project by Electric Conduit Construction which describes the entire build of a mono-pole antenna site.

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Improper Tower Work Places Lives At Risk

Monday, February 15, 2016

During its life many hands work on a communications tower. Unfortunately many contractors do not adhere to our ethic which is, "Leave the tower safer for the next climber." A recent tower modification project showed us vividly that this is not a universal principle.

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Water Tower - Co Location

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Water Towers are excellent locations for cellular antennas and radios. They are so good in fact that many carriers want to locate equipment on these towers. This leads to problems with weight and wind loading.

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Job Site Analysis. How important is it?

Monday, February 1, 2016

Our employee's safety rides on a thorough, properly executed Job Site Analysis. Our JSA's are the final and most important level of hazard recognition. Field employee participation is necessary to insure our projects stay event free.

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Tower LTE Upgrades Bring Internet to More Users

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Upgrading towers in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin to LTE bring internet functionality to users. Smart phones can be used for voice and data and the user experience is enhanced. Much higher data transfer rates can be achieved and latency is reduced.

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Small Cell Brings Speed to Users

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Fiber optic cable brings the network closer to the cell phone user. The result is increased speed and reduced latency. A better user experience

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Larson earns Construction Health and Safety Certification

Friday, December 18, 2015

Our safety team continues to grow and expand their knowledge. Jeff Larson just earned his Construction Health and Safety Technician certification (CHST).

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Reinforcing a Microwave Tower

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Reinforcing a 200' Microwave tower takes planning and careful execution. It is a demanding job that requires skill and safety conscious workers.

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Complacency or Interest? One will keep you safe.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Complacency is a lack of interest and concern, the enemy of safety.

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Substation Upgrade

Monday, September 7, 2015

Substation Upgrade Project. Safety considerations. Manholes, conduit runs for fiber optic cable, foundations and transformer replacement

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Permits Made Easy

Thursday, March 12, 2015

In an effort to provide our customers with a smooth path on which to begin a project and maintain the consistency of work processes, we have created a special Permit Services Department.

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Constructing a Monopole Tower (Includes Video Content)

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Chicago Monopole was one of 36 raw land builds that Electric Conduit Construction completed during the 2014 construction season.

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For over 60 years, we’ve built an environment within our company where safety is everyone’s responsibility. Every phase of every project, we accept nothing less than an accident-free jobsite. We believe this standard leads to safer and more productive jobsites and that’s why we’re dedicated to having the highest level of protection for our employees, our customers and the general public. That’s our standard.

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