What Is A Concrete Shelter?

Telecom shelters, normally precast concrete shelters, are designed for ground-mounted telecommunications and data equipment protection and are built to last a long time. We refer to them as communication shelters because most are constructed to hold any equipment necessary to keep your communication networks up and running. These shelters are built to protect vital equipment including HVAC, generators, cable entry, fire suppression, lighting, racking, ladders and backup power systems.


Communication shelters, telecom huts, prefabricated buildings or telecom shelters. No matter what you refer to it as, they are a staple in the telecommunications industry.

When it comes to protecting vital telecommunications equipment, concrete shelters are the most important aspect of any site build to protect equipment that will be housed for the foreseeable future.

Deciding on going with a new or used shelter is also a very important decision when it comes to approaching your telecom project. Each option has certain advantages to help you achieve specific goals.

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What Is A Concrete Shelter
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New Telecom Shelter

One option you may consider is purchasing a new concrete shelter. By going new, you have the option of customizing a precast shelter to unique specifications including fabricating a structure at a specific size to meet your exact needs. This is ideal for the consumer in a situation where specific size limitations are key and you can’t find that perfect shelter in the current marketplace, especially with limited options.

Our customer needed to find a shelter big enough to hold all of the essential equipment, in addition to placing a caged generator placed inside the shelter in Finley, North Dakota. Now referred to as the “Finley Monster”, our team was able to work out a plan to build out a brand new fabricated concrete shelter that clocked in at a weight of 103,000 pounds!

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Used Telecom Shelter

While fabricating a shelter from scratch is an ideal option, our team was also approached by an internet service provider that already had a specific set of specifications in mind to be used on a leased piece of land in Iowa.

Our client was searching for an 11’x20′ used telecom shelter option, complete with full turn-key services that included logistics, concrete pad creation, electrical, generator installation and full site construction options (land preparation, gravel, etc.).

Our team was able to provide these turn-key options, in addition to providing rigorous inspection and specific maintenance for the surplus shelter used on the project. Utilizing a used telecom shelter is a cost-effective way for the customer to cut costs without sacrificing quality.

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