The Leading Cause of Telecom Structure Demise

Have you ever wondered, “What is the leading cause of structural demise for communication structures and how can I prevent it from wreaking havoc on my infrastructure?” Probably not, but us structural-engineering-types amuse ourselves with this type of question.  The…

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Importance of Proper Telecom Structure Design

The design of telecom infrastructure relies on a thorough knowledge of engineering principals, knowledge of the Standard and a good understanding of the project site.  When implementing an infrastructure build-out project, the designer should ask a number of questions.  Is…

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What’s on your tower?

It is all too common for equipment to be installed on communication towers without a structural analysis being conducted.  It is also very common for towers, several decades old, to support equipment that they were never designed to carry.  Equipment…

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Importance of Telecom Structure Condition Assessments

In most cases, communication systems are the critical links that allow municipalities to function.  Whether the systems are required for emergency response or for agency functions, the reliability of the systems should match their importance.  An often overlooked fact is…

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