Burns and McDonnell

Spatial Applications & Consulting


Service Offerings

  • Asset management
  • Data interoperability
  • Enterprise GIS consulting
  • Geospatial analytics
  • Site/route selection
  • Utility network model advising

You gather, manage and maintain an ever-growing repository of data. Much of that data can be tied to a location — whether it’s an address, a physical asset or a set of coordinates. Through deep understanding of the data findings and their effective application across your organization, we unlock tremendous value for your daily operations.

Organizations benefit greatly from harnessing spatial data to inform decision-making. Combining your geographic information systems (GIS) data with other spatial and nonspatial data helps to analyze problems in new ways. Data collected and analyzed today can solve a broad range of problems. Some examples include:

  • Providing expedient and efficient response to natural disasters.
  • Selecting the right location to place electric vehicle infrastructure.
  • Zeroing in on how and where to spend limited resources to rehabilitate and maintain aging infrastructure.
  • Powering today’s mobile workforce with location-aware applications.
  • Managing assets across your office building, plant or campus to plan maintenance and quickly respond to service needs.
  • Communicating large amounts of complex data clearly with broad audiences.
  • Data Collection & Processing
  • Indoor GIS
  • Utility GIS

Steps for Successful Migration to the Utility Network Model

The ArcGIS Utility Network allows utilities to improve operational efficiency and asset utilization while strengthening relationships with regulators and consumers. But migrating to the new model can be challenging. Completing a readiness assessment can help an organization plan for the migration.
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Our team can assist through the full life cycle of a GIS project:

  • Project planning and road map development
  • Software installation and configuration
  • System implementation
  • Data modeling
  • Data collection and editing
  • Custom application development
  • Third-party software systems integration
  • Complex analysis and data science
  • Effective communication and collaboration with key decision-makers
  • GIS staffing support

We apply more than 120 years of operating in complex industries to solve deep-rooted challenges with innovative technology solutions. Combining our knowledge of the industrial world — working within the power, oil and gas, chemical, manufacturing, transportation, aviation, federal, and commercial industries — with the power of GIS brings the value of hidden data to the surface. Our approach helps you accelerate your projects by reaping the benefits of advanced problem-solving through geospatial data applications.

Case Study
Major Manufacturer Reaping Multiple Benefits From Data Conversion to Enterprise GIS

One of the largest manufacturing companies in North America has gained greatly improved safety, efficiency and quality for facility operations, thanks to a major migration of vital operations data into an Enterprise GIS system hosted in the cloud.

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Visualizing Return-to-Work Facility Management Plans

As companies begin to create and present return-to-work plans for employees, geospatial tools can aid in developing safe facilities and campuses.

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Employing a Robust GIS Program to Comply With EPA's Lead and Copper Rule

Having a robust GIS program will help utilities comply with the EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule and provide safe and clean drinking water to their communities.

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Case Study
Making a Strong Case for Utility Infrastructure Hardening

As required by a new Florida statute, Tampa Electric Company (TECO) needed to provide a 10-year storm protection plan. A list of projects and their calculated benefits was developed in alignment with the statute using an innovative analysis tool to establish overall budget levels and prioritize projects to provide the maximum benefit to customers.

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Case Study
Reimagining the Electric Grid

The world’s electrical needs are evolving — the electric distribution grid must evolve with them. Entergy is using a bold new holistic planning process to jump-start this transformation.

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Chris Underwood, 1898 & Co.
Brian Hiller
Geospatial Technologies Manager, 1898 & Co.

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