Outside Plant (OSP) Engineering
ACRS’ licensed engineering staff provides the experience and expertise to fulfill a wide range of Outside Plant engineering and turnkey solutions. ACRS has extensive experience with all areas of outside plant facilities including twisted pair copper cable, fiber optics including Fiber-to-the-Home solutions, Carrier Serving Area designs and Hybrid Fiber Coax networks.
Regardless if it’s an extension to your existing POTS network, an expansion to include high-speed internet services or incorporating video to offer the ‘triple play’, ACRS’ Outside Plant Department has provided such designs for both rural ILECs and Metropolitan CLECS alike. ACRS provides the following services for its clients:
Outside Plant Layouts for use in Rural Utilities Service loan applications or as a basis for a business case or feasibility studies
Staking and Design Services including preparation of plans and specifications for competitive bidding or negotiated contracts
Competitive Bidding through ACRS’ knowledge and familiarity with the numerous construction firms through out the continental U.S. Engineering estimates are provided well in advance to satisfy budgeting and funding requirements.
Permitting through state, local and federal agencies including obtaining all necessary environmental clearances. ACRS has extensive experience in dealing with not only the state and county DOTs, but many of the federal permitting and environmental agencies such as those listed below:
- USDI Fish and Wildlife Service
- USDI National Park Service
- USDI Bureau of Reclamation
- USDI Bureau of Land Management
- USDI Bureau of Indian Affairs
- U.S. Forest Service
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- USDA Soil Conservation Service
- State Division of Wildlife
- State Department of Fish and Game
- State Historic Preservation Office, State Parks Department
Construction Management from the initial preconstruction conference to the daily inspection activities including as-built records and inventory control to the final closeout and final ride, ACRS provides construction management services to ensure you receive a quality product while monitoring the progress through Critical-Path-Method (CPM)/Project Evaluation & Review Technique (PERT) techniques to help you maintain your timeline while staying within budget.
Computer Aided Drafting and Design is utilized in virtually every aspect of engineering through a team of highly qualified and experienced engineers and draftsmen. ACRS is also experienced with Geographic Information Systems, GIS, and Global Positioning Systems, GPS, and has the knowledge to incorporate such advanced technologies into their design and final products.