BDC Group Blog

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

October 15, 2021

telecom solutions, concrete shelter, telecom shelter, maintenance, TSD, power equipment, telecom site development, high speed broadband, preventative maintenance, telecom hut, telecom shelter repair

Telecom concrete shelters are an essential need in the telecommunications industry. They house the equipment and power components that manage and support wireless carriers, ISPs and broadband infrastructure. Most broadband network providers purchase and place these vital structures strategically, and engineered with the correct equipment in them to ensure they meet industry-standard speeds.

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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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The Question is: What Aren’t We Going To Do?

July 30, 2021

project management, telecom construction, bdc group, bdc group inc., On Demand Services, Network Solutions, TSD, telecom site development, Outside Plant Fiber Construction, OSP, ODS

BDC Group stands for Building Diverse Communications. And in order to do just that, BDC has built our operations around three distinct divisions that encompass the vast entity that is building communications and utility infrastructures. Let’s dive deep into these three divisions and explore how they carefully fit together to create customized turnkey service packages that tailored to each of our partner’s needs.

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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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Dude, Where's My Shipment?

June 11, 2021

new concrete shelter, concrete shelters, telecom construction, generator, Network Solutions, TSD, precast concrete shelters, surplus concrete shelters, telecom site development, Logistics, Transportation, Cranes

When purchasing a shelter, generator, or other large equipment, it is important to know that the transportation or logistics and on/off load of your equipment will have additional fees associated with it. Many factors can impact these prices. Our TSD team of experts give insight into what those factors are and how you can try to keep your shipping costs as low as possible.  

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BDC Group Is Moving!

May 26, 2021

telecom solutions, telecom construction, bdc group, bdc group inc., iowa, On Demand Services, Network Solutions, telecom site development, new headquarters, Outside Plant Fiber Construction, OSP, ODS, bdc, Ketelsen Drive, Hiawatha

For the last few years, BDC Group has been operating our Cedar Rapids headquarters out of multiple locations; our 51st Street office and our warehouse on 33rd Avenue. It is apparent now, more than ever, that we have a need for more space. With that said, BDC is excited to announce we are moving to a new office and warehouse location on Ketelsen Drive in Hiawatha, off of Center Point Road!

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The Fresh Shelters of BDC

March 25, 2021

telecom solution, telecom solutions, project management, concrete shelters, telecom shelter, turn-key, General Construction, Network Solutions, TSD, telecom site development, network upgrades, refurbishment, refurb, Rhiannon Nehl, Kevin Haines

BDC Group got started in the telecom industry working on broadband and wireless sites. And despite expanding into other areas of the industry, telecom site development (TSD) will always be a major part of our vast portfolio of products and services. In fact, we have built a TSD team that is second to none.

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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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Are You Telling Me You Built FRCP?

January 28, 2021

frcp, fiber regen cabinet platform, telecom solution, telecom solutions, 5g, generator, TSD, high grade steel platform, telecom site development, Logistics, Inside Plant Equipment, emergency deployment

BDC Group has designed and engineered a high-grade steel platform which we call the Fiber Regen Cabinet Platform (FRCP) that is a compact solution with a smaller footprint than standard telecom site solutions. The FRCP was created as a cost-effective solution for customers who require fiber regeneration options without having to spend dollars on larger, more complex units. These units are manufactured, outfitted, and fully tested in house to ensure each unit meets our high-quality standards and regulations.

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