BDC Group Blog

The Fiber We're Supplying, It's Electrifying!

September 03, 2021

telecom solutions, fiber optic network, cedar rapids, Fiber, On Demand Services, Network Solutions, Electrical, ODS, Joint Communications Network, Flood, JCN, utility repair, duct, fiber relocate, flood wall

The City of Cedar Rapids is continuing its quest to complete the multi-year and multi-phase installation of the downtown floodwall project. Along with this construction comes renovations to outdated infrastructure related to fiber and electrical utilities. This is a time-consuming and sensitive job that requires schedules to be met. That’s where our resident master electrician Jared Nelson and skilled On-Demand Services team come in to save the day!

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Multi-Site Projects Don't Have to Take FOR-EV-VER!

August 20, 2021

telecom solution, used telecom shelters, telecom solutions, project management, new concrete shelter, telecom shelter, turn-key, Network Solutions, TSD, surplus concrete shelters, telecom site development, Logistics, Electrical, telecom hut, multi-site

The bigger the project the bigger the headache…right? All the engineering, planning, designing, construction, logistics, and everything else that comes with telecom projects, takes careful preparation and plenty of time with any project. But when you have a multi-site project, the workload that you are facing is daunting. But with a few tips from our experts, you can ease the stress and have an organized plan of execution to help guide the project along.

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I'll Be Back...Online

July 23, 2021

telecom solution, emergency, fiber splicing, ribbon splicing, Fiber, Network Solutions, Electrical, fiber maintenance, fiber strike, fiber repair, restoration, night cut, night splicing, emergency strikes

When emergency strikes your fiber network, and the pressure is on to get the infrastructure back online ASAP, it is vital to have emergency restoration teams on speed dial.  It's also important to know what it is going to take to get your network back up and running, and how to prevent these emergencies in the first place. Read on to learn more about emergency fiber maintenance.

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Surplus Shelters are Like a Box of Chocolates

July 16, 2021

telecom solution, used telecom shelters, telecom solutions, project management, new concrete shelter, telecom shelter, turn-key, Network Solutions, TSD, surplus concrete shelters, telecom site development, Logistics, Electrical, network upgrades, refurbishment, refurb, telecom hut, retrofitting, restoration

Surplus shelters are like a box of chocolates… you never know what you’re going to get. Finding a surplus hut that meets your size requirements is like finding a penny face up. But what’s inside and the repairs, refurbishment, retrofitting that needs to happen is unique to each shelter. Read on to find out what our used shelter experts suggest when looking for a surplus option and what is commonly seen when you look inside.

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There's No Place Like a Refurbished Home...For Vital Telecom Equipment

March 11, 2021

telecom solution, telecom solutions, project management, concrete shelters, telecom shelter, turn-key, maintenance, General Construction, Network Solutions, TSD, telecom site development, Logistics, Electrical, network upgrades, refurbishment, refurb

Telecommunication shelters provide important protection for the vital equipment that is housed inside. It is necessary to ensure that the shelter and all the equipment inside and out are well maintained. From HVAC and generator maintenance down to the sealant and paint on the exterior of the building, it is critical that each piece is working properly and maintained so that the infrastructure stays online and operates efficiently. Our team recently completed an on-site shelter refurb on one of our partner’s telecom sites.

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NOW That’s What I Call Telecom Construction!

March 04, 2021

telecom solution, telecom solutions, project management, concrete shelters, telecom shelter, turn-key, maintenance, General Construction, Network Solutions, TSD, telecom site development, Logistics, Electrical, network upgrades, raw land build

As networks are being expanded and upgraded, service providers are finding that they need to rebuild or build new telecom sites to expand their network, regenerate fiber, or upgrade current sites. Building a telecom site from the ground up can be daunting, as there are so many pieces that have to come together. Below is a brief overview of the process broken down into stages.

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Shocking News, BDC Group is Wired Up

January 22, 2021

telecom solution, telecom solutions, concrete shelter, generator, maintenance, On Demand Services, General Construction, TSD, telecom site development, HVAC, Infrastructure Maintenance, Electrical, Inside Plant Equipment, ODS, preventative maintenance

Offering a vast portfolio of products and services allows BDC to help our partners with virtually any broadband or wireless project they may need. But it also makes it easy for some of those products and services to end up being overlooked. Our electrical and inside plant services tend to always be in the supporting role. These important services are included in many of the projects we complete for our partners, but more times than not, they do not get the spotlight they deserve.

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Are You High Maintenance?

January 14, 2021

telecom solution, telecom solutions, concrete shelter, generator, maintenance, On Demand Services, General Construction, HVAC, Infrastructure Maintenance, Electrical, OSP, Inside Plant Equipment, ODS, preventative maintenance

As you begin to plan for 2021, network upgrades and expansions are no doubt at the forefront of conversations. But often times, the upkeep of your existing network and of the new infrastructure being built, can easily get lost in the shuffle. But having a maintenance plan can help protect your investment in the long run.

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Electrical Safety In Telecom

December 29, 2020

telecom solution, telecom solutions, General Construction, Electrical, Safety, safety programs, hazards, OSHA

Electricity is all around us. It has become common place so much so that the dangers associated from even the smallest electrical sources get overlooked. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI.org) electrical fatalities are on the rise and the construction industry leads in electrical injuries. With the primary sources of fatal electrical injury coming from parts, materials, tools, and equipment, technicians in the field are surrounded by risk each and every day.

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