Avoiding and Dealing with the Unexpected
If there’s only one thing we’ve learned over the past 30+ years it’s that working on underground utilities and infrastructure rarely comes without surprises.
If there’s only one thing we’ve learned over the past 30+ years it’s that working on underground utilities and infrastructure rarely comes without surprises. Planning for the unknowns and unseen obstacles may seem daunting, but is something we have learned to plan for. From municipal regulation to responding to homeowner requests Corby Energy Services has dealt with it all. Not only do we have the experience to “deal” but, if included early in the process, we also have the engineering and planning forethought to avoid issues before they arise.
Success Story: Strategy and Engineering
CES and MES Design, Build, and Upgrade City of Detroit Lighting Infrastructure
Working directly under the Public Lighting Authority of Detroit, CES has designed and constructed 38,000 overhead fed streetlights and 6,000 underground fed lights in a span of two years. The process we used allowed us to work seamlessly and with complete transparency on a highly complex project with strict oversight under a compressed timeframe. Utilizing the latest design techniques in ESRI, our in-house engineering firm was able to share design plans with CES and the PLA in a format allowing for the ID of potential physical conflicts prior to creating construction estimates and submitting construction drawings for permits.
Creating all of the designs within ESRI allowed the PLA to identify key milestone date management and invoicing data points to be shared with the owner’s representative and project scheduling tools. CES created a data collection process using ESRI-enabled tablets to capture completed work operations and billing units that produces a map and unit billing data for the customer to review and approve prior to invoicing. CES also creates QC maps using the same data for the owner’s rep to utilize while inspecting the completed work.