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.
New vs. Used Shelters
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.
New Precast Concrete Shelters
By purchasing a new telecom shelter, you have the option of customizing it 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.
New shelters are built for strength and can withstand impact, harsh weather conditions and minimum load bearing which provides unsurpassed strength. Weather conditions include up to 150 mph winds and flying debris. Worried about insects or weather climates ruining your investment? Boring insects, mold, mildew and erosion are no match for concrete shelters.
Used Telecom Shelters
Alternatively, purchasing a used telecom shelter in “as-is” condition is an effective way to cut costs without sacrificing overall quality. By selecting from specific sizes that are available, surplus shelters can save your cost overhead and still remain very customizable based on your project requirements.
Restored shelters undergo rigorous inspection and specific maintenance. All shelters can be customized to your liking including custom generators, racking and fire suppression options. These key components keep your necessary equipment running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, avoiding any down time.
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Project managers are under a tremendous amount of pressure to get telecom infrastructure projects completed quickly and reliably. Let our team help you understand the pros and cons of that decision making process by exploring.