Allgeier, Martin and Associates, Inc. has been providing rural electric cooperatives, Investor owned utilities and Municipally owned utilities with transmission line design services since its beginning in 1954. From conception to completion of a project, Allgeier Martin has gained a reputation that has retained many clients for the lifetime of the cooperative or the utility.
Allgeier Martin has the experience and expertise to address all aspects of a transmission line design project. We have designed thousands of miles of transmission line ranging in voltage from 69kV through 345kV in both rural and urban environments. In our philosophy, design includes complete services from conception through construction. These services include route selection, environmental and cultural surveys, right-of-way acquisition, survey and staking, physical line design, upgrade or modification services for existing facilities, addition of fiber optic products, project management services, and on-site construction representation.
Route selection may be the most important aspect relating to successful completion of a project. A successful route selection must blend the terrain, environment and land use with the technical aspects of design, as well as specific desires of the client to economically meet their needs. Allgeier Martin has this experience and expertise.
Right-of-way acquisition may be handled in many different ways. Allgeier Martin works with each individual client to tailor a system and approach suitable to their needs. All landowner contacts are made in a professional manner with complete documentation.
Survey and staking of a transmission line are accomplished with a combination of state-of-the-art GPS and electronic survey equipment. Experienced survey crews with equipment designed for off-road applications can provide centerline, surveying, or staking over long distances as well as detailed land tie surveys for easement acquisition. All survey work is supervised by registered land surveyors.
Physical design of the line requires working closely with each client to incorporate the client’s desires. Decisions from conductor selection, conductor configuration, types of materials, codes and standards, etc., must all be determined. Allgeier Martin has experience with a multitude of structure configurations and materials. No line design can be considered complete, however, without detailed documentation of the product provided. Allgeier Martin, as a standard practice, provides books outlining the design details and calculations, as well as concise, easy to read, detailed drawings describing the product designed.