MONTREAL, July 9, 2018 – Effigis Geo-Solutions (Effigis), a Canadian company specializing in geospatial solutions, announced it expanded its pole inspection and survey services with the addition of a structural engineering service. This completes Effigis’ offering of structural design for aerial telecommunications and energy distribution networks.
Pole inspection and survey stand upstream of the asset management chain in aerial networks. “We have been collecting and analyzing data on pole condition for more than 20 years,” says Claude Levasseur, Vice President, Geospatial Data Collection and Management at Effigis. To meet customer demands, it made sense to add structural engineering to support the next link in the chain. Making recommendations in terms of pole maintenance from the data we collect and analyze makes our structural design service complete.”
A Structural Engineering department was implemented after, among others, Effigis won a call for tenders in autumn 2017, followed by others, with approximately $300,000 of sales since inception. Through its Geospatial Data Collection and Management division, Effigis helps major telecommunications and energy companies ensuring the quality, safety and sustainability of their pole infrastructure despite climate events of increasing strength.