Tectonic’s Telecommunications Division has over 36 years of experience providing site acquisition, engineering, design, permitting, and construction services for new wireless deployments, equipment upgrades and network switch design. We have provided services to the nation’s leading tower companies, carriers, and program managers on more than 100,000 sites throughout the United States. We also performed NEPA/SHPO, and Phase I, II & III environmental studies, and photo-simulation for both new and modified towers. Tectonic has been ranked on the Engineering News Record (ENR)’s list of the top firms nationwide since 2001. We work closely with municipalities to integrate fine lines of communication.

Site AcquisitionA/E ServicesConstruction ServicesDAS / Small CellTower / Mount AnalysisNetwork & CRAN FacilitiesWater Utilities / Rooftop Management

Tectonic provides site acquisition and real estate support services to telecommunication clients in the public and private sectors comprised of carriers, tower companies, public utility companies and municipalities. Tectonic’s turnkey solutions include services associated with all aspects of telecommunication network systems nationwide.

  • Site Identification
  • Site Audits
  • Leasing
  • Zoning Analysis
  • Municipal Permitting
  • Due Diligence
  • Program Management
  • A&E Coordination
  • Building and Electrical Permits
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Third Party Vendor Management
Representative projects:

Tectonic’s technical staff maintains multiple Professional Engineering registrations nationwide.

A/E Services

  • Program Management
  • Construction Management
  • Site Due Diligence
  • Site Visits / Audits
  • Tower and Mount Analysis
  • Lease Exhibits
  • Zoning and Construction Drawings
  • Structural Assessment / Design
  • Foundation Investigations
  • Photo Simulations
  • Permitting
  • NEPA / Phase I and II Studies

Professional Services

  • Civil Engineering
  • Geotechnical Investigations
  • Structural Engineering / Analysis
  • Environmental Studies
  • Surveying

  • Project Status Reporting
  • Owner and Contractor Meetings
  • Bid Packages and Bid Walks
  • Estimating / Bill of Materials
  • Contractor/Subcontractor Installation
  • Construction Oversight / QA/QC
  • Shop Drawing Review
  • Change Order Compliance
  • Construction Procurement
  • Materials Storage / Inventory Management
  • Small Cell Construction
  • OSP Fiber Installation
  • Implementation Planning
  • Project Coordination with Design, Permitting
  • & Special Inspections
  • Project Scheduling & Budgeting
  • Development and Maintaining Project
  • Tracker Schedules
  • Coordination of Professional Services
  • Project Close Out Packages

Tectonic has provided various construction management and design services to multiple cellular carriers to facilitate the design and construction of new small cell sites to be integrated into the existing Neutral Host DAS installations. In addition to coordinating the design of the site with the Neutral Host designer, Tectonic was also responsible for site design, construction management, TAA (Tenant Alteration Application) submission and approval support, structural design of the equipment platforms, as well as close out of the entire project including final inspection with client's engineering departments. Representative projects:

Tower / Mount Analysis

  • Monopole Analysis
  • Self-supporting Tower Analysis
  • Guyed Tower Analysis
  • Tower Mount Analysis
  • Transmission Tower Analysis
  • Specialty structures including: rooftop and steeple installation, stealthing of water tanks, monopoles, silos, billboards, enclosures, and screening.

Tower Inventory

  • Structure Geometry
  • Member sizes and connections
  • Antenna Locations, types and models
  • Number, Size & location of Coaxial Cables
  • Structural Condition

Tower Retrofit

  • Complete Design of mount replacements, foundation upgrades and reinforcement.
  • Facility installations

Tectonic provides comprehensive Network Facility Switch Design on new facilities, expansions, and upgrades. Our team provides the full range of permitting, A&E design, construction compliance and management and professional services resulting in cohesive, seamless projects. Compliance with client-specific Network Facility Standards, as well as, all applicable local, state and federal codes, and standards is integral in our design and commissioning process.

  • Master Planning
  • Site Due-Diligence/ Feasibility Studies
  • Design and Permitting
  • Facility Commissioning
  • Civil /Site Engineering
  • Electrical Design and Upgrades
  • Edge Technologies
  • M.E.P. / HVAC Engineering
  • Structural / Seismic Analysis
  • Geotechnical Investigations
  • Emergency Power Design
  • Fire Suppression
  • Security Systems

Tectonic’s Water Utility Management Goals are to provide our Clients with programs to generate significant long term revenue by leasing space on water tanks and other real estate holdings to the wireless telecommunication industry.

In order for Tectonic to achieve these goals, the Water Utility Management Program is typically structured into four Key Phases, as follows:

Phase I: Defining the Water Assets and Program Goals

Phase II: Development of Implementation Standards / Criteria including:

  • Develop a marketing program, specific to the water provider that will generate recognition in the telecommunications industry, for leasing their assets.
  • Leasing
  • Construction
  • Rental Collection
  • A/E Design
  • Safety & Homeland Security
  • Develop leasing, design, construction, and safety standards to ensure there is minimal disturbance or disruption to the Clients’ assets, existing tenants, or community.

Phase III: Marketing and Outreach Program to Telecommunication Market Development

Phase IV: Management of Program and Annual Revenue Goals

Specifically, it is necessary to develop a process from concept to completion, including long-term oversight to ensure the project has no impact to the facility or community and generates revenue for the water utility.

    Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless Turnkey Services
    Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless Generator Projects
    Metro PCS
    Metro PCS Telecommunication Services
    Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless Telecommunication Services
    Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless Turnkey Small Cell Services
    Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless Turnkey Modification Services
    Tower / Mount Structural Analyses and Engineering Services
    Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless MSC Switch Facilities
    SBA Communications
    SBA Communications
    Consolidated Edison
    Consolidated Edison Transmission Tower Analysis
    Consolidated Edison
    ConEdison Transmission Towers F-10 and F-49 Modifications
    Verizon Wireless
    Verizon/Alltel Conversion Sites and Special Projects
    American Water
    Program Management of Telco Site Development
    NYC Economic Development Corporation
    Rooftop Real Estate Assets Manager
    Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC)
    Communication Tower Structural Analyses
    Consolidated Edison
    Con Edison Transmission Towers