Jim Cupp

Jim Cupp
Department Manager
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Intelligent Telecommunications Infrastructure Engineering

Intelligent Telecommunications Infrastructure Engineering

Burns & McDonnell has been building critical infrastructure for more than 100 years. Today, we are using our infrastructure experience and expertise to help our clients make their infrastructures intelligent.

This intelligent infrastructure enables our clients to thrive for the next 100 years.

Engineered Connectivity

Telecommunications is more critical for your success than ever before. Burns & McDonnell merges traditional experience with next-generation expertise to create new and innovative solutions for our clients seeking highly reliable engineered connectivity.

Our expertise encompasses fiber optics, digital microwave, wireless data and Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems for a wide array of critical applications. These telecommunications technologies enable Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Energy Management Systems (EMS), Substation Automation (SA) systems, Distribution Automation (DA) systems, Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) systems, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), enterprise Wide Area Networks (WANs), public safety communications and remote security surveillance of your mission-critical assets.

Whether your goal is greater bandwidth, increased efficiency, or more connectivity, Burns & McDonnell professional services can get you connected.

Burns & McDonnell has the expertise to design your telecommunications project the right way, the first time. Our knowledge of telecommunications technologies along with our world-class engineering quality will help you build the intelligent infrastructure you need to serve your customers for now and the future.

  • Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems
  • Antenna towers
  • Digital microwave systems
  • Distribution automation (DA)
  • Energy management systems (EMS)
  • Fiber optic cable (FOC) systems
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Intelligent transportation systems (ITS)
  • Internet protocol (IP)
  • Land mobile radio
  • Mobile data networks
  • Multiple address system (MAS) radio networks
  • Operations centers
  • Optical transport technologies
  • Strategic planning
  • Substation automation (SA)
  • Substation protective relaying
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems
  • Synchronous optical networks (SONET)
  • System integration
  • Wide, metro and local area networks (WAN/MAN/LANs)

Our multidisciplinary engineering capability means that you work with one company for all of your needs. We offer a wide range of telecommunications engineering services, including:

  • Cost estimation
  • FAA/FCC permit application preparation
  • Feasibility studies
  • Operations management
  • Radio path analysis
  • Site analysis, acquisition and development
  • Specification preparation
  • Spectrum interference and coverage analysis
  • System design
  • Vendor negotiations