POWER & ENERGY

In today's climate of growing energy needs and increasing environmental concern, energy efficiency solutions are imperative. Tectonic provides an assortment of services to the energy market and considers our client's overall goals while reviewing the site conditions, project schedule, and code requirements. We have licensed engineers in 48 states, and utilize sophisticated design technologies. Our engineers are sensitive to the unique issues and demands of conventional and renewable energy projects, so whether your project is in pre-design, design or post-design, Tectonic will guide your project toward efficient and cost effective solutions. Tectonic and its staff have been providing professional services for infrastructure, power utilities and other energy providers for 30 years. Tectonic has provided permitting, environmental studies, as well as civil, structural and geotechnical engineering for traditional power utilities. Similar to the requirements of wind turbine development, Tectonic has additionally developed approximately 8,000 lattice and pole structures nationwide, and performed property acquisition, zoning, environmental, surveying, engineering and construction management. Tectonic has obtained permitting and regulatory approval for large civil site development projects, requiring roads, utility right-of-ways, stormwater management systems, erosion control measures, wetlands mitigation, environmental studies, comprehensive grading plans, and geotechnical/soils analysis.

Tectonic works with the power generation industry to assist them with the site development of new facilities, as well as, the expansion or upgrade of existing facilities to meet the latest regulatory requirements and energy demand.

Tectonic provides the following:

  • Site Planning and Design
  • Geotechnical Investigations
  • Structural Design
  • Foundation Design
  • Stormwater Management Plans
  • Environmental Studies
  • Permitting
  • Security Planning and Design
  • Substation

The age of many transmission towers has reached or exceeded the design life. In addition, increased power demands, and regulatory issues require towers to be analyzed for capacity to accommodate increased loads. Tectonic performs structural analysis and design for existing transmission towers and new tower systems including:

  • Terrain Modeling/Route Selection
  • Structure Spotting and Optimization
  • Structure Selection
  • Clearance Evaluations
  • Line Extensions
  • Reconductoring of Existing Lines
  • Structure Replacement and Upgrades
  • Plan and Profile Drawings

Tectonic provides our clients with turn-key services for development of new or expansion of existing transmission/distribution ROW. Services include:

  • Route Selection / Feasibility Studies
  • Site Acquisition
  • Zoning
  • Surveying
  • Environmental Impact Analysis
  • Permitting
  • Engineering
  • Construction Oversight and Support
  • Substations and Switch Yards
  • Site Layout
  • Equipment Layout
  • Transformer Foundations
  • Switches/Equipment Foundation

Renewable energies, like solar energy, is a fast growing market as fossil fuels are a limited and non-renewable source of energy. Population is growing fast, and with it the demand for electrical power. With new products introduced to the market everyday from different sources of energy, it can be overwhelming. Selecting a balanced energy system able to produce the required energy and investment payoff, can be a challenging task. Using solar electricity as a clean energy power source not only lowers your energy costs over time, but is environmentally friendly generating electricity free of harmful CO2 emissions and other greenhouse gases. Tectonic can help you through the process and offer the most economical system and fastest return on your investment. Our services include:

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Cost/Benefit Analysis
  • Facility Planning
  • Engineering Design
  • Environmental Impact and Studies
  • Visual Impact Studies
  • Permitting
  • Construction Support Services
  • Bid Documents
  • Bid Evaluations
  • Contractor Selection
  • Construction Management
  • Resident Engineering
  • Construction Inspection
  • Materials Testing

Renewable energy facilities are a complex undertaking that involves multi areas of engineering and environmental expertise. Tectonic's staff experience in the energy market and with land development and vertical structures is a unique resource for our clients development of wind power. Tectonic provides the following services:

  • Facility Planning and Feasibility
    • Constraints and Critical Issues Mapping
    • Fatal Flaw Analysis/Due Diligence
    • Site Access Assessment
    • Environmental Site Assessments
    • Right-of-way Acquisition Support
    • Title and Property Surveys
    • Cost Estimates
    • Leasing
  • Licensing and Permitting
    • NEPA and SHPO
    • State Environmental Acts
    • Environmental Impact Statements
    • US Army Corps of Engineers 404 Permitting
    • Zoning Approvals
    • Public Outreach
  • Environmental Studies
    • Visual Assessments
    • Monitoring/Mitigation Programs
    • Aquatic/Wetland Delineation
    • Archaeological Studies
    • Avian and Bat Impact Assessments

 

  • Engineering
    • Civil Site Design
    • Geotechnical Investigations
    • Structural Design
    • Foundation Design
    • Tower Analysis
    • Roof-top Installation Design
      Analysis
    • Stormwater Management
      Plans
    • Erosion Control
    • Road and Bridge Analysis
    • Support Building Design
    • Security Planning/Design
  • Construction Support
    • Bid Documents
    • Bid Evaluations
    • Contractor Selection
    • Construction Management
    • Resident Engineering
    • Construction Inspection
    • Materials Testing

 

Tectonic recognizes the potential of both natural gas and oil development utilizing horizontal drilling and high volume hydraulic fracturing to continue to develop large reserves within the West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and potentially New York State regions. As a result, we are fully committed to providing strong, results oriented services to this growing industry. To accomplish our goal of being a leader of engineering services, we have focused on staying thoroughly informed on developments within the industry’s Marcellus and Utica Shale formations. We have both permanent environmental engineers/scientists and a wide network of pipeline staff available immediately to perform work on both oil and natural gas pipelines. Our services focus on wildlife, wetlands, stream crossings, and archaeological surveys as well as construction phase EI and Biological Monitoring that complement our multi-disciplined services, thereby augmenting our comprehensive ability to serve our clients. Tectonic is an ISNetworld and PEC Premier certified company striving to make the workplace a safer environment by utilizing standardized training programs and contractor evaluation processes that minimize potential risks and ensure quality control.

As a large, southern-tier based New York firm with an office in Pittsburgh, PA, Tectonic has a unique ability to service the natural gas drilling, gathering and pipeline industry. We are based locally and have substantial in-house resources. We are geographically close to the gas reserves with strong experience working with and addressing concerns of local townships and villages including experience in West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. Tectonic’s expertise with federal, state and local permitting provides us with the first hand knowledge required to expedite applications and facilitate regulatory approvals. Our highly motivated group of professionals is dedicated to the long-term success of the oil and natural gas industry within our region and we seek to proactively deliver successful projects.

Multi-Disciplined Engineering Services Include:

  • Pipeline and Utility Environmental Inspection (EI) & Biological Monitoring
  • Ecological Services (wetlands, wildlife, invasive species)
  • Archaeology/Cultural Resource Assessments
  • Environmental Assessments/Remediation/Compliance
  • Air, Water, Noise and Soils Testing and Monitoring
  • Road Infrastructure Engineering & Surveying
  • Water Resource Development/Watershed and Stormwater Management
  • Dam/Impoundment Services
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