Radar Tower Erection

ComSite Construction has extensive experience with radar tower projects, particulary for Air Traffic Control (ATC) applications. Our close familiarity with various tower designs helps ensure a safe, cost-effective radar tower project. We provide responsive service and quality far superior to that provided by larger competitors.

We have completed multi-million dollar contracts in support of ATC, Communications, and Electronics projects for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Customs & Border Patrol – Department of Homeland Security (CBP DHS).

Primary services include:

  • Engineering, Furnishing, Installation, Testing (EFI&T).
  • Integrated Logistics Support services.

…associated with the installation, modification, or upgrade of radar systems. These radar systems include:

  • Air Traffic Control (ATC) equipment.
  • Navigation and Landing Systems.
  • Remote Video Surveillance Systems (RVSS) that utilize ground based radar.
  • Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Radar.

We also offer extensive ATC experience regarding the design, development, and installation of state-of-the-art communications systems.

ATC services

We provide a wide range of services for ATC equipment, systems, and facilities, including:

  • Project management support.
  • Engineering design.
  • Operational systems engineering.
  • Installation and integration.
  • Testing and evaluation.
  • Logistics support services.

Program managers, based at ComSite Construction’s facility in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, monitor and direct installation activities.

A lead onsite engineer supervises installation and integration of the contracted system. We maintain close coordination with you throughout the scheduled installation period until we’ve completed Site Acceptance Testing (SAT) and hand-over.

And, of course, we are always available for any needed followup.

The tower erection process consists of three major steps:

  1. Site Surveys and Site Designs. Extensive data collection and evaluation of customer locations, configurations, and requirements; interpretation of site data integrated with new system requirements and complemented by full documentation.
  2. Site Preparation and Civil Works. Preliminary site infrastructure work to enhance power, grounding, wiring, and mechanical assembly.
  3. Installation. Logical population of system electronics, interconnections, and preliminary testing

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Our state licensed, certified professional structural engineers routinely perform independent design verifications, using the latest software from RISA and Tower Numerics.

All tower designs are verified against the latest standards such as:

  • RS-222.
  • RS-222-A.
  • RS-222-B.
  • EIA-222-C.
  • EIA-222-D.
  • EIA-222-E.
  • TIA/EIA-222-F.
  • CSA S37-01.
  • ANSI/TIA-222-G
    (including TIA-222-G-1 and TIA-222-G-2).

The National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, provides communications system installation requirements in Chapter 8. Other NEC Articles may also apply, especially those in Chapter 5. The IEEE provides many communications-related standards. If you go to the IEEE Website’s Standards library and select “Communications” you will see these. It’s a huge list, but only certain ones will apply to your specific application.

Some state and local authorities have additional state requirements. Check with the Authority Having Jurisdiction to determine which, if any, state and local requirements apply. Do you need help figuring out the design requirements, applicable standards, or tower selection criteria? Feel free to contact us at 864-480-7680 to schedule an appointment or email us your requirements and an engineer will get back to you shortly.

From the initial site prep to the final turnover, ComSite Construction is your source for a cost effective, safe, and quality installation to prints. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us or call 864-480-7680 to schedule your installation today.