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Kimley-Horn Telecommunications Infrastructure Civil Engineering Consultant

Telecommunications projects involve a wide range of services, location conditions, and regulatory agency requirements. You need a partner who understands your needs and knows how to navigate this fast-paced environment. A partner who can provide comprehensive solutions for wireless communications sites on both public and private properties.

Kimley-Horn’s telecommunications professionals have continued to lead industry trends during the rapid rise of technology over the last two decades. Our specialized team has successfully stayed ahead of the learning curve, providing our clients with innovative and tailored solutions. With decades of specialized experience, we are well-positioned to serve our clients nationwide, including telecom companies, utilities, internet service providers, private developers, municipalities, and public institutions and organizations.

Our telecom services include:

  • Civil engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Field services
  • Graphic design
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Planning / site acquisition
  • RF engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Surveying

Kimley-Horn has assembled a specialized telecommunications site planning and development team composed of knowledgeable and experienced telecom specialists, site civil engineers, structural engineers, transportation engineers and planners, environmental scientists, and mechanical and electrical engineers. Our in-house team of professionals has the proven experience to seamlessly get our client’s initiatives on the air and operational. Our national team has in-depth experience with difficult sites and prides itself on being creative and finding solutions to provide our clients with quick, cost considerate, and constructible plans.

Kimley-Horn supports wireless carriers with small cell deployment throughout the country. We identify, assess, and engineer thousands of small cell nodes on new and existing structures to meet our client’s demand for additional capacity and coverage for emerging technologies. We have created a programmatic process and set a precedent with our efficiencies for identifying and engineering small cell nodes. In addition to working with local utilities and municipalities, we partner with our clients and local jurisdictions to permit and approve our designs as quickly as possible.

Kimley-Horn has a vast amount of knowledge pertaining to infrastructure engineering. Our group of specialists are active members of telecom standard writing committees and policy advisors to several major carriers and tower owners nationwide. Our dynamic team—composed of structural engineers, civil engineers, and structural drafters—uses the latest software and CAD technology to ensure our client’s structures are accurately represented through a rigorous structural analysis. We work proactively to fairly apply the applicable codes and allowable exceptions in order to maximize the value and marketability of our client’s assets. Our in-house telecom professionals design efficient modifications—considering economics and constructability throughout the entire process.

In-building communication networks are essential to network reliability and public welfare. As public safety communications continue to merge onto cellular platforms, this communication becomes more important than ever. At Kimley-Horn, we have an experienced staff of engineers and designers dedicated to the design of distributed antenna systems (DAS) for all future and anticipated demand needs. Our staff has the ability to oversee all tasks through preliminary design to the final implementation and support of your in-building or outdoor DAS system.

Kimley-Horn’s experienced telecom professionals specialize in designing and engineering Fiber to the X (FTTx) networks. Our success is a direct result of our knowledge and the quality of our engineering process. Our process begins with a thorough understanding of our client’s goals and the project scope and requirements. Next, we perform an assessment of the project scope to identify critical components necessary for a high-quality design. We have performed fiber design services for major telecommunication companies, internet providers, universities, and businesses throughout the United States. Our services include fiber-optic installation plans, conduit and manhole installation, and building penetration designs.