Mike Beehler

Mike Beehler
Vice President
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Underground: Taking Transmission Lines Out of Sight

Underground: Taking Transmission Lines Out of Sight

Preserving the beauty and history of communities is important. So is controlling the cost of projects.

Burns & McDonnell helps our clients do both.

Underground Transmission Puts You in a Favorable Light

Some look upon overhead transmission lines as unsightly. Taking transmission lines underground reduces public opposition, improves permitting schedules and provides aesthetically pleasing final installations.

Underground transmission is increasingly considered as an alternative to overhead lines thanks to fast-track transmission projects, urban area load growth, improving trenching and trenchless technologies, and decreasing costs of high-voltage cable systems.

We provide innovative, turnkey engineering and construction solutions.

  • Engineering and procurement
  • Full-service program management
  • Permitting/right-of-way
  • Operation and maintenance manuals
  • Underbridge applications
  • Manhole sizing and locations
  • Cable pulling tension calculations
  • Cable system grounding
  • Cable system ampacity studies
    • Economic evaluations
    • Project scheduling
    • Cost estimating
    • Routing
    • Cable protection and monitoring systems
    • Cable and accessories procurement
    • Construction materials procurement
    • Ductbank inspections