Improved Radio Coverage for Citizens Black & Veatch was selected by the City of Arvada to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for the project. Project design, provided by local Denver staff, 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. All zoning, permitting and environmental and regulatory work was completed to support the site acquisition process. The majority of construction will be performed by in-house crews based out of the local Denver office. "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." - Erin Green, Technology Infrastructure and Operations Manager, City of Arvada The project is on track to be delivered on-time and on-budget. With final completed site development and system deployment, this project achieves a much-needed coverage expansion and elimination of the problematic interference; ultimately becoming a success for all stakeholders. Contact us to learn more about what we can do for you. 0 Related Insights The 4 Foundational Elements of Digital Connections With robust foundational infrastructure, a connected community can more effectively integrate connect-sense-and-respond capabilities into its framework, changing the very nature of its system. Five Steps to a Successful NERC-CIP Low-Impact Assessment Recognizing the growing threat that cyber-attacks pose to the national power grid, the U.S. federal government is working to strengthen its protection of our critical infrastructure. To support this effort, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved a NERC-CIP reliability standard that increases protections of less-critical assets. Here are five steps to a successful NERC-CIP low-impact assessment. Smarter, Safer Cities: Improving Public Safety Smart cities also can be “Safe Cities” through the integration of smart city and public safety initiatives. An estimated 20 Safe City pilot programs are underway across the United States, in addition to programs on nearly every continent, in cities such as Dubai, Singapore and London. How to Obtain the Best Consulting Support for Your Radio System Upgrade or Replacement U.S. cities and counties strive to improve mission critical communications, but selecting a land mobile radio system that is cost-competitive and meets current and future operational requirements can be a formidable task. The LMR to LTE Odyssey: Preparing for the Transformation FirstNet will be the first nationwide wireless broadband network committed to America's first responders. It will transform the public safety industry and trigger advancement from narrowband Land Mobile Radio technology to broadband Long-term evolution technology. Related Project Stories Holistic Public Safety Radio and P25 System Upgrade Brings Long-Term Value Lake County, Illinois, partnered with Black & Veatch to assess, evaluate and develop their P25 radio system. Consolidated Network Improves Communications for Baltimore County Agencies Baltimore County, Maryland combined existing public safety and public works radio systems to improve communications capabilities for all County departments. Shared Land Mobile Radio Solution Saves $2 Million Rockwall County, Texas, deployed a shared solution when they upgraded their land mobile radio (LMR) system. Through proper planning and execution, the project saved the county $2 million. First Responder Radio Upgrades Increase Coverage and Interoperability in City of Arvada The City of Arvada in central Colorado is developing two new communications sites in support of the city’s first responder P25 land mobile radio (LMR) system to service City of Arvada Public Safety and Public Works and Arvada Fire. Monterey County Next Generation Emergency Network (NGEN) Radio Monterey County, California, has implemented a consolidated radio communications system fostering state-of-the-art telecommunications technology to support county operations.