Mike Beehler

Mike Beehler
Vice President
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Overhead Transmission Design and Construction

Overhead Transmission Design and Construction

Your job is to deliver power. Ours is to give you a better way to get it there. When your transmission line must overcome today's challenges of moving more power with less time, space and resources — we'll find a way.

Experience Plus Innovation

Burns & McDonnell has the ability, resources and experience to complete your project on time and within budget — and the innovative drive to translate state-of-the-art design into practical field solutions.

We're experienced in every facet of power delivery, from routing, permitting and public involvement to foundation and structure design through construction, for projects ranging from 69-kV through 500-kV. Burns & McDonnell was the first firm to bring program management to large transmission projects.

Burns & McDonnell program management and design-build/EPC deliver projects with outstanding schedule and budget performance.

We rank among the top electrical transmission and distribution companies in the world >

The Facts You Need

Our experienced engineers also perform a full range of studies to help you get the most out of existing facilities. These studies include lightning analysis to improve reliability, conductor selection studies, transmission upgrade and feasibility studies, asset evaluation and system operational-policy studies.

The Internet has made available technologies and resources that enable us to go farther than ever before with preliminary transmission line design. Geo-referenced USGS maps and Digital Terrain Models (DTMs) are available at Web sites such as http://data.geocomm.com/ and http://earth.google.com/. This information can be imported into modeling programs like PLS-CADD, where an alignment can be created for cost estimates and route selection. View an example of what can be accomplished with this technology.

  • Northeast Utilities
  • San Diego Gas & Electric
  • Nashville Electric Service
  • Oklahoma Gas & Electric
  • South Texas Electric Cooperative
  • Program management
  • Complete design
  • Technical studies
  • Estimating, permitting, procurement and construction
  • Thermal upgrades
  • ADSS communication line
  • PLS-CADD modeling
  • Security