• Do you have control over what is happening to your towers?
• Do you know which users/operators are on your towers?
• Do you know what modifications have been made to your tower by various users?
• Do you have complete records, reports and drawings of modifications made to your tower?
We have found that many tower owners cannot answer “yes” to the above questions. Pate Engineering has been in the tower engineering field for more than 20 years. During that time, we have provided engineering services for more than 3,000 towers.
Our years of experience have revealed some of the problems that can develop when an owner does not know the answers to these questions.
When an owner does not know the occupants of his towers, there will be unused antennas and lines taking up capacity. This can lead to overstressing of the tower structure, reduction in capacity, and lost revenue.
When different engineers design and install modifications to a tower, these engineers may not be aware of previous modifications. This can lead to multiple complications when the work is to be done in the field. Different modification schemes will not often work together efficiently.
Not having complete records can, at best, be confusing and at worst, catastrophic. Modifications or changes must take into consideration previous changes.
Often the tower owner is approached over the years by a number of PCS or other users. Each user has their own engineering firm perform an analysis and tower upgrade as needed. Very often, User A, User B and the Owners are not coordinated. The user’s interest is getting their equipment up and on line as economically and quickly as possible. This may not be in the best interest of the tower owner.
To address thses problems, Pate Engineering is introducing our “Tower
Engineering Management Program” (TEMP).
A brief outline of our TEMP program consists of the following:
Pate Tower Engineering Service provides three primary benefits to owner:
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