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Location:

  • Kansas City and Surrounding Cities, MO

Type of Services:

  • Electrical
  • General Contractor
  • Technical Services
  • Utility

Markets Served:

  • Government
  • Utilities

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • General Laborers
  • Linemen

Kansas City Power and Light (KCPL) - Streetlight Maintenance
Kansas City and Surrounding Cities

KCPL is an investor-owned, regulated electric utility serving more than 800,000 customers in 47 northwest Missouri and eastern Kansas counties. With a service area of about 18,000 square miles, it takes more than 3,000 miles of transmission lines, 24,000 miles of distribution lines, and more than 400 substations to deliver power to all customers.

Black & McDonald maintains and services 46,000 street lights owned by Kansas City Power and Light in their service area. The services include:

  • Computerized Maintenance Management System
  • Electrical Service
  • Emergency Service
  • Help Desk/Central Dispatch Services
  • Interior / Exterior Lighting Maintenance
  • Life Cycle and Asset Management
  • Maintenance Staffing (Full-time, Part-Time, 24/7)
  • Project Management
  • Provision of specification development, tendering, selection and supervision of all subcontracted work
  • Waste Management
  • Work Order Management System
  • 24/7 ServiceTruck support

Generally, this work includes:

  • Installations, Upgrades & Replacement


Location:

  • Leawood, KS

Type of Services:

  • Electrical
  • General Contractor
  • Technical Services

Markets Served:

  • Government
  • Utilities

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • General Laborers
  • Linemen

City of Leawood, Kansas - Lighting Maintenance
City of Leawood

Leawood, Kansas, a suburban community in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, is located in Johnson County, approximately 10 miles southwest of downtown Kansas City, MO. It covers 14.7 square miles and resembles an elongated rectangle running north/south.

Black & McDonald maintains and services the 4,000 street lights in the Kansas City suburb of Leawood, Kansas.

  • 24/7 ServiceTruck support
  • Computerized Maintenance Management System
  • Electrical Service
  • Emergency Service
  • Help Desk/Central Dispatch Services
  • Interior / Exterior Lighting Maintenance
  • Life Cycle and Asset Management
  • Maintenance Staffing (Full-time, Part-Time, 24/7)
  • Project Management
  • Provision of specification development, tendering, selection and supervision of all subcontracted work
  • Waste Management
  • Work Order Management System

Generally, this project includes:

  • Installations, Upgrades & Replacement


Location:

  • Kansas City, MO

Type of Services:

  • Electrical
  • General Contractor
  • Technical Services
  • Utility

Markets Served:

  • Government

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • General Laborers
  • Linemen

City of Kansas City – Streetlight & Traffic Signal Maintenance and Service
City of Kansas City

Kansas City is a fifteen-county metropolitan area spanning the border between the states of Missouri and Kansas. With a population of 2.34 million, Kansas City ranks as the 37th largest city by population in the U.S. and the 23rd largest by area. The city has 93,000 street lights, maintained by Black & McDonald.

Black & McDonald maintains and services the 93,000 street lights in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Black & McDonald also provided the design/build services to upgrade the city's street light system to meet IESNA standards. Maintenance and service are also provided for the traffic signal lights in the City of Kansas City. The services included:

  • 24/7 ServiceTruck support
  • Computerized Maintenance Management System
  • Electrical Service
  • Emergency Service
  • Help Desk/Central Dispatch Services
  • Interior / Exterior Lighting Maintenance
  • Life Cycle and Asset Management
  • Maintenance Staffing (Full-time, Part-Time, 24/7)
  • Project Management
  • Provision of specification development, tendering, selection and supervision of all subcontracted work
  • Waste Management
  • Work Order Management System

Turnkey asset management of street lights and traffic signal infrastructure.

  • Installations, Upgrades & Replacement


Location:

  • Kansas City, Missouri

Type of Services:

  • Construction
  • Design
  • Survey
  • Prime Contractor
  • Technical Services
  • Utility
  • Engineering Services

Markets Served:

  • Government

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Engineers
  • CAD Technicians
  • Journeyman Linemen
  • Operators

City of Kansas City
Streetlight Design/Build Project

The City of Kansas City, Missouri purchased the street light system from Kansas City Power & Light in 1997. After the purchase, the City launched a full redesign project of the entire system to meet IESNA standards. The City contracted Black & McDonald as the design/build Program Manager. This project was the largest design/build street light project of its kind in North America.

Black & McDonald provided comprehensive design/build services to upgrade the City’s street light system from 40,000 to 80,000 lights while maintaining the IESNA standards.

Services included:

  • Field inventory and survey of the entire streetlight system
  • Structural analysis of existing infrastructure
  • Joint-use pole analysis
  • Multi-phase design process including field survey, layout and circuit design to meet IESNA criteria
  • Construction of over 40,000 new street lights
  • Purchase and management of all street light materials
  • Administration and coordination with the City and public
  • Performance tracking and reporting
  • Management of safety program
  • Management of MBE/WBE subcontractors, exceeding contract goals
  • Accurate documentation of as-built records
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Location:

  • Kansas City, KS

Type of Services:

  • Electrical
  • General Contractor

Markets Served:

  • Water & Wasteshed

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • General Laborers
  • Linemen

Fairfax Drainage Pump Station

The Fairfax Levee is part of the Fairfax Drainage District in Wyandotte County, Kansas. The system protects all businesses that operate in the district boundaries including, a major General Motors assembly plant. The control system is designed to monitor and control a total of forty-three pumps in eleven pump stations. The pump stations receive water from storm drainage and pressure relief wells located on the land side of the Fairfax Levee. During high river levels, the pressure relief wells discharge into a system of collection headers which transport the flow to the pump station wetwells. The pumps operate to empty the wetwell and without the pressure relief wells and pump stations, the levee could fail during high river levels. There is also a radio frequency (RF) network monitoring eleven remote pump stations sending constant information to the district office to monitor.

Black & McDonald was contracted by Wyandotte County to complete all requirements for the Pump Station Electrical Equipment Replacement project. In addition to self-performing all of the electrical work, Black & McDonald assumed the role of the General Contractor allowing the customer to work with a single source provider. We removed all the existing switchgear, pump feeds, service feeds and the Motor Control Center. We relocated the 2400 V transformer and 480 V distribution equipment as well as installed all new switchgear, Motor Control Center, service wire and pump feeds. We installed and connected all the automation and controls. One challenge was that the concrete work on the ground floor made access to the structure difficult in that we had to use the roof access until complete. We provided the owner with a coordination and Arc Flash study required for Eaton Engineering. Upon completion, we provided training to the owners and users. While performing the work, there were unusually high river levels. At owners' request, we temporarily reconnected the equipment for use.

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