City of Arvada Upgrades First Responder Radio System
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – April, 18 2017 – The City of Arvada, Colorado, is developing two new communications sites in support of the city’s first responder P25 land mobile radio (LMR) system. Black & Veatch will design and build the radio towers, shelters, foundations and generators.
The new system will increase interoperability and expand radio coverage. Project design will include engineering support to include site design – fault calculations, diagramming, equipment selection, cable route and shelter layout, and permitting. Construction will include procurement, installation, assembly and system testing.
“The City of Arvada selected Black & Veatch for their proven expertise and overall value they will bring to this project. Their professionals outlined the processes and best options for our needs and explained requirements that would benefit our citizens,” said Erin Green, Technology Infrastructure and Operations Manager, City of Arvada.
“We are excited to demonstrate our design-build expertise within the public safety industry,” said Chris Krafft, Vice President of Public Safety in Black & Veatch’s telecommunications business. “Utilizing local resources from our Denver regional office gives us the agility to best coordinate with local utilities to meet the City of Arvada’s needs.”
The City of Arvada is located in central Colorado and is part of the Denver metropolitan area. Their population is approximately 113,300.
- In August 2015, Black & Veatch acquired global engineering and consulting firm, RCC Consultants, which delivered telecommunications services for public safety networks.
- Learn more about Black & Veatch’s public safety telecommunications capabilities at bv.com/publicsafety.
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