Caltech has spent the last 30+ years becoming Western Canada’s go-to company for geomatics services. Our team of  specialists will help you realize your project goals while guiding you through regulatory approvals, legislation, and technical requirements.

Transmission Line Upgrade

In 2022, one of our power and utility clients embarked on an ambitious project to upgrade a portion of its transmission line in the Halfway River area. The project aimed to re-route the transmission line and install new structures, requiring precise survey support and quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) checks. Our team played a pivotal role in ensuring the success of this project by offering a range of specialized services.  

Key Contributions:

Our team’s involvement in the transmission line upgrade project encompassed several critical areas. The following were the key contributions made by Caltech’s experienced team:

Construction Survey Support: Caltech provided comprehensive survey support throughout the project, including structure layout, control establishment, and sagging. Our dedicated crews worked closely with the linesmen to ensure that each conductor was sagged to the correct height at both ends of the line span. By meticulously executing these tasks, we ensured the efficient and accurate installation of the transmission line.

QA/QC Checks on Survey Data: To maintain the highest standards of accuracy, Caltech performed rigorous QA/QC checks on the survey data collected during the project. Our team meticulously reviewed and validated the survey data, ensuring its reliability and suitability for subsequent project phases. This meticulous approach helped identify any potential inaccuracies early on, enabling swift corrective actions.

Point Cloud Registration and Feature Extraction: Caltech’s expertise in advanced surveying technologies was instrumental in delivering accurate and detailed project data. We utilized state-of-the-art laser scanning equipment, such as the SX-10 laser scanner, to capture precise point cloud data of the newly installed transmission lines. This data was then processed through advanced registration and feature extraction techniques, allowing us to generate high-quality as-built drawings for our power and utility client.

Project Deliverables:

Caltech’s commitment to delivering exceptional project services resulted in the successful completion of various key deliverables, including:

As-Built Survey Data: By utilizing cutting-edge laser scanning technology, Caltech generated accurate as-built survey data, providing our client with a comprehensive record of the project’s final state. This data ensured that any discrepancies between the design and the constructed elements were identified early on, facilitating efficient post-construction processes.

Layout Reports: Caltech provided detailed layout reports documenting the precise positioning and alignment of the newly installed transmission line structures. These reports were crucial for verifying the accuracy of the construction work and maintaining compliance with design specifications.

Construction Plans: Our team developed comprehensive construction plans, outlining the necessary steps and procedures required for the installation of the new structures. These plans served as a reliable guide for the construction crews, ensuring smooth execution and minimizing potential delays.

Legal Plans: Caltech’s expertise extended to preparing legal plans, which accurately documented the legal boundaries and easements associated with the transmission line upgrade. These plans played a crucial role in ensuring legal compliance and facilitating regulatory processes.

Successful Project Delivery: Caltech takes great pride in its contribution to the transmission line upgrade project. By providing timely and accurate project services, we were able to meet the project’s objectives, delivering high-quality results within the allocated timeframe and budget. The dedication and expertise of our field crew were instrumental in facilitating the timely installation of the spans, instilling confidence with our client regarding the correct sagging of the line spans.

In conclusion, Caltech’s collaboration with our client on the transmission line upgrade project highlights our commitment to delivering exceptional project services. Through construction survey support, QA/QC checks, and advanced surveying technologies, we provided accurate data, reliable reports, and precise plans. By ensuring the project’s success, Caltech played a crucial role in helping our client set new standards of excellence.