Utility Consulting

Utility Consulting

The Express-Tek team has over 50 years of combined experience delivering responsive design, inspection, right-of-way, maintenance and construction services for utilities such as gas, electric, telephone, cellular facilities, fiber optic and cable utility lines.

Express-Tek has assumed a leadership role in the rapidly advancing utilities and communications engineering industry. Using new technologies and innovative approaches, our engineers and construction experts develop flexible and cost-effective solutions for public and private-sector clients with varying needs.

Our employees are highly trained professionals that utilize innovative technologies to design, manage, and implement large scale fiber optic networks.


Express has developed in-house expertise to assist in monitoring, maintaining and protecting utility assets. These services include aerial inspections for NESC and utility company standards compliance, pole attachment inventory surveys, as well as post construction audits. Certified and equipped for confined space entry, our team has the capability to inventory manholes, perform conduit route studies, place pulling wire and perform Outside Plant inspections.

Our capabilities also include route feasibility studies, conduit infrastructure, overhead design, relocation design, system expansion and code compliance. These abilities are supported by technical expertise in structural engineering, environmental permitting, geospatial system design, transportation engineering, and site facilities engineering. With this full suite of services, Express can cover every aspect of a utility design project.

Telecom Engineering Certifications:

  • PE
  • RCDD
  • TPM
  • NESC

Telecom Engineering Services:

  • OSP/ISP network design
  • Aerial network design
  • Utility relocation design
  • Campus network design
  • Datacenter network design
  • Network planning
  • Feasibility studies
  • Permitting services
  • Traffic control design
  • Network cost analysis
  • As-built documentation
  • Easement procurement
  • Right-of-way research
  • Plan and profile preparation
  • Easement acquisition and negotiations
  • Prior rights
  • Coordination with local, state and federal projects
  • Duct search
  • Survey / GIS / Orthographics / LiDAR
  • 3rd Party attachments for pole lines

Related Projects

MWAA/WMATA Sliver Line Relocation

Location: Tysons, VA to Datacenter Alley in Ashburn, VA

Express-tek coordinated with MWAA, WMATA, VDOT, Local Jurisdictions, and all other utilities within the public right-of-way to relocate multiple carriers through Tysons, Reston, Herndon, Sterling, and Ashburn, VA for the installation of the new DC Metro Silver Line. This project started in 2007 and is still ongoing.

Multiple Long-haul Backbone Networks

Locations (not limited to): Virginia. Maryland, District of Colombia, Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee

Express-tek has designed, for multiple carriers, long-haul backbone networks. These networks helped provide greater network capacity for our client’s networks and have helped create diversity among their networks

Fiber to the Home

Location: Atlanta Metro Area

Express-tek designed the fiber backbone for a Fiber to the Home network throughout the Atlanta Metro Area.

Stafford County Public School Network Design

Location: Stafford County VA

Express-tek planned, designed and installed CCTV security integrations for all 31 county schools. Express-tek also planned, designed, engineered, certified and installed voice, data, and a fiber optic structured network cabling infrastructure for all county schools to public right-of-ways throughout the county, including administrative buildings and fire stations. This allowed for better network connectivity by providing diverse routes to ensure network stability.

Datacenter Conduit Systems

Multiple locations

Express-tek has provided conduit design services for multiple international datacenters in Ashburn, VA. This includes designing a conduit system connecting datacenter to datacenter, datacenter to internet service providers, datacenter campuses and for carriers.

Rural ILEC Networks

Locations: Virginia and West Virginia

Express-tek provided rural broadband design services and designed a state-of-the-art Radio Frequency over Glass (RFoG) network in underserved rural areas of Virginia and West Virginia. These networks helped provide internet and cable services to the businesses and residents of these areas.

XO Communications ONB Project

Locations: DC Metro Area and Atlanta Metro Area.

During a 26-month period, Express-tek planned, designed, engineered, and project managed a large-scale network expansion that had us design to approximately 450 buildings and bring online approximately 200 buildings in the D.C. Metro Area (District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia) and Atlanta Metro Area. Our team exceeded our client’s expectations by meeting the project financial and timeline milestones.