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Distribution Capabilities

Transmission Powerline Construction

Forbes Bros has completed transmission powerline projects across Western Canada. From rugged mountain construction in British Columbia, to swamp and muskeg in Northern Manitoba, Forbes Bros has the experience to complete the most challenging contracts.


Telecommunication Services

Forbes provides full turnkey Telecommunication solutions for Carriers, Utilities, Municipalities and the Oil & Gas Industry. Our expertise includes real estate, engineering, procurement, materials and construction management services, supporting both Fiber and Wireless infrastructure deployment and maintenance. Forbes employees are subject matter experts providing proven telecom leadership and experience. We have dedicated internal resources (labour & equipment) in sufficient quantities with the appropriate skills ready to be made available immediately upon project award.

  • Project and Construction Management, Controls and Quality Assurance
  • Indoor & Outdoor Distributed Antenna Systems
  • Portable Tower Systems

Site Acquisition and Permitting

  • Permit and Licensing - right of way, easement, land use, site acquisition, municipal and regulatory approvals, crossing and proximity agreements
  • Routing – selection, field based verification & design/route optimization

Engineering, Procurement and Materials

  • Engineering - survey, detailed design (wireless, ISP & OSP), drafting, bill of material, QC/QA, As-Built
  • Procurement – purchasing, expediting, contract administration
  • Materials Management – receive, audit, inventory, store, issue

Fiber Optic, Copper & Power

  • Underground cable installation: confined spaces, directional drilling, plowing, trenching, duct work
  • Aerial cable installation: slack and tension stringing, lashing


  • Coverage prediction, design and testing
  • Structure engineering and construction: pole, lattice and guyed towers
  • Rooftop engineering and construction
  • Microwave link design, procurement, installation and commissioning: Point to Point and Point to MultiPoint systems


  • Site Access: right of way preparation, brushing and clearing, approaches, roads, environmental and construction matting, fences & gates
  • Civil: grading, excavation, concrete foundations, steel foundations, rock anchors, assembly & erection of structures, pole changes, rooftop & leasehold



Distribution Capabilities

Forbes Bros has extensive experience in distribution systems across Canada. Capabilities in this area of our business include vast experience in full EPC contract models, and long-term maintenance and construction contracts. This division of Forbes Bros is an industry leader in underground primary and secondary construction. Forbes Bros also operates a division in energized services with capability to work across Canada.

  • Extensive experience with distribution systems across Canada
  • Full EPC contract model
  • Long-term maintenance and construction contracts
  • Underground primary and secondary construction
  • Energized services division with national reach




Forbes Bros has developed the most extensive power line specific civil and foundation division in the industry. We have an unparalleled fleet of installation equipment and personnel to ensure that all projects are staffed and equipped to meet any schedule requirements. From formed concrete foundations, to caisson piles, to large high voltage underground transmission Forbes has optimized installation techniques to ensure the safest and most efficient installation possible in any environment.

  • Substation and transmission foundation capabilities
  • Excavation equipment capable of handling foundations as large as 4m diameter by 25m deep
  • Caisson, driven pile, grillage, screw pile foundations
  • Underground utility construction




Forbes Bros fleet includes specialized stringing equipment, cranes, excavating equipment including lo-drills, off-road construction equipment, heavy-duty trucks. Our fleet is maintained by journeyman mechanics at the RS Line facilities established in close proximity to each of our project offices. We are also equipped to provide mobile service trucks and welding trucks to remote areas

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