Varcon has a team of engineers, technologists and draftsmen to assist clients with a wide array of structural design projects. In addition to designing complete towers, Varcon professionals can asssit with design requirements for tower modifications, additions, reinforcement, safety devices, antenna mounts, pin wheels, rooftop mounts, etc.
Using client supplied parameters, our team will develop an initial design, administer an approval process and draft final, detailed drawings in AutoCAD. Designs are reviewed and sealed by a Professional Structural Engineer before being forwarded to the client in a timely manner.
A structural analysis is used to confirm that a tower/structure will meet current design standards (CSA S37-01) when changing or modifying antennas or other loading, such as for an equipment upgrade or a tower co-location effort.
The final result is a professional report including a tower profile, leg loads and capacities diagram, face sheer and bracing capacities diagram, foundation reactions and guy forces (where applicable). The report also includes recommendations for any required reinforcing needed to bring the structure into compliance. This report is sealed by a Professional Civil Engineer.
Tower & Site Inspection
Regular site and tower inspections by Varcon clearly demonstrate a good, proactive management practice for a very valuable asset. Inspections can vary in purpose:
CSA Maintenance Inspection - To meet CSA-S37-01 recommendations for regular preventative inspections
Site Audits - To verify tower loading and general site details
Corrosion Assessments - To collect data required to identify underground corrosion threats
Foundation Inspection - To verify contractor compliance with specifications during the foundation pour process of a new tower build
Acceptance Inspections by Varcon personnel ensure a third party, unbiased review of contractor work. Whenever a contractor is hired to modify, assemble or install a tower, antenna or tower component, an acceptance inspection should be ordered to confirm contractor compliance with prescribed specifications. Any deficiencies will be noted and addressed immediately to ensure client satisfaction and value.
Tower Training Seminars
Training Seminars on Tower Safety, Tower Climbing, Aerial Rescue, Grounding, etc delivered by certified trainers. We can include individuals in our own in-house training seminars or we can develop a custom seminar for larger groups.
Our senior staff members have been in the tower business for many, many years. Combined, they represent an extraordinary amount of tower engineering knowledge due to their years in the industry and due to their focus solely on tower engineering. They know the contractors, the clients, the consultants, the pitfalls, the opportunities, etc. When wading into the telecom/broadcast industries, it is advisable to have some experts in your corner - Call Varcon!
Varcon has the expertise and experience to act as a valuable project management resource for tower site projects. Whether it is a new site construction, decommissioning, antenna installation, etc, we can work with client and contractors to ensure projects are completed on budget, on spec and on time.
Typical project management services:
-Tender preparation and evaluation for new towers, existing tower maintenance and retrofits/upgrades
-Preparation of contract specifications and drawings
-Review of contractor submitted drawings & designs
-Steel fabrication quality control shop inspection
-Construction management and quality control
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