Utility Specialist Joins McKim & Creed’s SUE Management Staff

Wilmington, NC—McKim & Creed is pleased to announce that Christopher K. Bentz has joined the company to perform utility coordination in the Carolinas. He has nearly 25 years’ experience with aerial & underground utilities, ranging from installation through outside plant (OSP) engineering telephony planning and design.

In his role with McKim & Creed, Mr. Bentz works with various utility companies—including water, sewer, power, CATV, gas and telecommunication—to provide relocation plans for transportation and municipal projects, perform OSP design, conduct site field investigations, develop field notes, create maps, and coordinate utility activities on site. He organizes, implements and oversees utility coordination projects for departments of transportation, energy providers, telecommunications companies, municipalities and private businesses in North and South Carolina.

“Chris understands every facet of utility coordination. He began his career installing underground cable and wire, and over the past 24 years has built a reputation for excellence in relocation planning, detailed outside plant design, and telecommunications facility design,” said Sean Patterson, CST Level IV, McKim & Creed SUE project manager.

Mr. Bentz studied at Clarion University in Pennsylvania. Prior to joining McKim & Creed, he worked as an OSP designer and NCDOT coordinator with Telics, a Charlotte-based telecommunication and industrial consulting services corporation.

Engineering News-Record, a top publication in the construction industry, has ranked McKim & Creed among the top 250 design firms and the top 200 environmental firms in the U.S., and the largest surveying and mapping firm in the Southeast. The company has also been named one of the top 50 trenchless engineering firms in the country by Trenchless Technology magazine.

About McKim & Creed
McKim & Creed is an employee-owned North Carolina-based firm with nearly 500 staff members in 20 offices throughout the U.S. McKim & Creed specializes in advanced surveying technologies; airborne and mobile LiDAR/scanning; unmanned aerial systems (drones); subsurface utility engineering; and hydrographic and conventional surveying services for the energy, transportation, federal, land development, water and building markets. McKim & Creed also offers civil, environmental, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural engineering; industrial design-build services. For more information about McKim & Creed, visit www.mckimcreed.com.