Leadcom: Why 1+1 doesn’t always equal 2 when designing and strengthening towers for multiple tenants

Leadcom explain how the load capacity of a tower is measured and upgraded

Read this article to learn:

  • Why many of Africa’s towers are under- or over-designed
  • How the capacity of a tower was previously measured, and how it’s now measured based on exact loading
  • How much capacity is required to add a second and a third tenant
  • How service can be maintained when you can no longer avoid replacing rusty old towers
  • How to control the capital outlay on new towers while retaining the flexibility to upgrade for multiple tenants

TowerXchange wanted a basic explanation of tower design and tower strengthening for readers who aren’t structural engineers, and our friends at Leadcom kindly obliged! Chief Engineer Hagai Admor’s interview takes us from Africa’s early over- and under-designed towers, with some towers overloaded and some with spare capacity, to today’s innovative tower designs that minimise initial…

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