InBuilding - Volume 2, Issue 1 - 23
Retroﬁts will always be more expensive and time-consuming than
a solution that's integrated while
the project is still being designed.
Minimize issues down the line
by considering these three things
during the planning and construction phase:
1. Don't assume cellular
coverage will be adequate.
It's easy to take wireless connectivity for granted. But when it comes
to new construction, carrier service
isn't guaranteed. Depending on
where the construction project is
located and how it's laid out, cell
coverage can vary greatly.
In addition, today's buildings
and the tenants that occupy them
have lots of technology traﬃc.
When you have thousands of tenants and/or employees all trying
to access the internet, uploading
materials to the cloud, streamlining content and communicating
with their loved ones at the same
time, then you are bound to get
A strong cellular network helps
support communication between
these groups, leading to improved
tenant satisfaction, and eliminates
the threat of not receiving an
2. Consider the materials
Sometimes, it's the building itself
that's the culprit. That's why it's
essential to discuss potential building material alternatives with your
architects early on. Materials such
as metal, aluminum and concrete
can block cellular signals.
materials can also hamper connectivity. One of the most common
"green" building materials used
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