Outside Plant Engineering & Field Services

CHR provides comprehensive, turnkey Outside Plant (OSP) engineering services to take your project from inception to completion for every phase of an OSP project.  From Fiber to the Home (FTTH) and Fiber to the Node (FTTN) projects, CHR can lead you through a step by step process, from initial planning, engineering design, construction implementation management, turn-up, testing and final acceptance.  With over 100 years of combined industry experience, our OSP Engineering team has implemented hundreds of networks across the country.

From start to finish, CHR is dedicated and determined to deliver a seamless, digital "paperless" OSP engineering process to deliver a more efficient implementation project.  Whether you are seeking an engineering engagement for small project assistance, or a large turn-key engineering project, CHR is dedicated to your success by delivery of OSP engineering services accurately, timely and in a cost effective manner.

Outside Plant Design

  • FTTH Active Ethernet Designs - P2P
  • FTTP PON Designs (GPON/NGPON) - P2MP
  • FTTN (CSA xDSL)Designs
  • Centralized or Distributed Fiber Network Architectures
  • Detailed Cost Analysis Between Design Alternatives
  • Detailed Buried, Underground & Aerial Infrastructure Designs
  • Digitized "Paperless" Design Process, Utilizing GIS Land Base, GIS/GPS Tools

Field Staking Services

  • Detailed Buried, Underground and Aerial Staking and Cable Mapping
  • Use of USDA Rural Utilities Service (RUS), CHR and/or Service Provider Recommended Construction Specifications, and Standards
  • Digitized "Paperless" Field Staking Services used with the Development of GIS Land Base and GPS Assisted Field Staking Systems 

Public Right of Way (ROW) Acquisition

  • State ROW Permitting
  • County ROW Permitting
  • Railroad ROW Permitting
  • Public Permitting Management (through Construction to Completion)

OSP Contract/Plans & Specifications 

  • RUS 515 and/or CHR 515 OSP Contracts
  • Detailed Construction Plans & Specifications
  • Contract Administration and Management Services
  • Detailed Standards References (RUS, NEC, NESC, Federal, State and Local)
  • Detailed Construction Guide Drawings, Fiber Assignment Schematics, Construction Sheets
  • Management of the Competitive Bid Process, Bid Analysis & Recommendation After Bid Award

Construction and Site Management

  • Experienced Project Management, Resident Project Managers and Inspectors with Extensive Construction Knowledge and Experience
  • Standardized Internal Construction Management and Documentation Procedures, Processes Followed Throughout the Implementation Phase
  • Detailed, Software Based Construction Unit "As-Built" Inventory Process and Digitized As-Built Maps
  • Dedicated Contract Administration Staff Assigned to a Project Throughout the Implementation Project - Monthly Invoice Reconciliation, Contract Budget Tracking
  • Final As-Built Inventory, Reconciliation and Contract Closeout Services

Final Acceptance Testing

  • Fiber Cable
  • Continuity Testing - Verification of Fiber Assignments, continuity by Light Source/Power Meter
  • OTDR Test Results review/analysis from Contractor
  • Copper Cable - "Megger" Testing, Continuity, pair assignment verification
  • Cable location - Ability to conduct "Spot Checks" as requested, for random verification of cable depth for Adherence to Contract Specifications

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