Below is a breakdown of a few of the services Trans-Design offers our clients

Transmission Lines

Line Profiling and Tower Position Spotting

  • Reduction of Lidar or manual survey data into PLS-Cadd.
  • Setup criteria files for weather conditions
  • Setup conductor criteria files
  • Setup allowable load conditions on structure
  • Optimum tower position spotting

Foundation Design and Detail

  • Design and detail of Concrete Foundations
  • Pad and plinth foundations
  • Pile foundations
  • Rock anchor foundations
  • Micro-Pile foundations
  • Stub Design and Detail
  • Setting out Requirements of Base
  • Foundation excavation setting out
  • Setting out dimensions for stub position before casting

Structure Design and Detail (Lattice or Pole)

  • Determination of loads acting on structure
  • Determine optimum geometry of structure
  • Wire clearance diagrams
  • Analysis of design of structure
  • Produce detail drawings of structure for manufacture and erection

Communication Structures (Antenna Support Structures)

  • Carry out audits on designs submitted by various suppliers of steel lattice towers & sectional poles for MTN South Africa. Trans-Design cc prides itself on being the approved structural advisor to MTN since 2003.
  • Determination of Load Capacity of Existing Structures
  • Checking of existing structures with reference to antenna loads and site condition loads for specific sites.
  • Propose various upgrade solutions to existing overloaded structures.


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