North Pole, Alaska
Fibergrate FRP molded grating 2" depth, 2" x 2" mesh pattern, FGI-AM Resin System, and 4' x 12' panels
Lightweight material save end users money because installation costs are lower than those of steel products.
FRP will outlast steel.
FRP requires little maintenance and no repainting with minimal fading in a sunny environment.
With the growing number of cellular users comes the need for more cellular towers. Throughout the United States there are many rural areas that require cellular antennas so cellular providers may provide their customers with higher quality service. Cellular companies have been looking for ways in which to camouflage antennas within these communities. Farmers and other land owners often rent their land to cellular companies to house antennae.
The dome structure was constructed of 90% Fibergrate and 10% steel. The silo houses 4 carriers, one being the dominant owner. The remaining structures and barns house the BTS equipment and switchgear. Fibergrate's Dynaform® structural shapes were used in constructing the frame, while Fiberplate® (fiberglass reinforced plastic plate) was used to create the dome's exterior. Not only did Fibergrate create an aesthetic structure, the FRP components will not interfere with the antenna signals.