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3 Tips – Adapting to High Turnover Rates Within the Construction Industry

By Aaron Nygard

As RealtyCom’s Field Engineer for new construction MDU (multi-dwelling unit) projects in the Northern California region, I manage the telecom infrastructure construction coordination between various service providers. These projects have an average duration of two years, from the time of first engagement with the telecom aspects to the completion of telecom services for the residential units.

One of the challenges that directly impacts these projects is employee turnover (ET) at the organizations I work with. As one can imagine, that kind of ET can have its effect on projects like mine. It’s possible to have one or more of my key construction contacts be part of the employee turnover process.

The notice can be amazingly short – for example, finding out about my contact has moved on when their email bounces back or a message informs me that they are no longer with the company! I have also showed up at a job site and asked to meet my contact, only to be informed that they are no longer employed by the company; and informed on a monthly client call for a particular project that there has been a change in personnel so “please update your contact information.”

According to the […]

By |2020-07-22T12:18:05-06:00July 22nd, 2020|

5G Network for MDUs

After years of hype, all four wireless carriers have begun the 5G roll out. The availability of a nationwide 5G network is still a long way out and currently only a handful of metropolitan areas are being tested by the service providers before 5G is fully rolled out. The 5G network will be potentially faster but there are still several unknowns as far as MDUs (multi dwelling units) are concerned.

Some have suggested that once 5G is fully deployed, apartment residents will no longer need a “wired solution” for television, Internet or voice services.  In fact, most of the cellular “experts” agree that a 5G network will be more vulnerable, all things considered, to the same signal penetration issues that affect the 4G LTE service.  This is due to the frequencies allocated for 5G service.  The fastest of these, millimeter-wave, enables the faster speeds promised by 5G.  However, because 5G uses a higher-frequency than 4G LTE, it will be more impacted by construction materials such as concrete and low-emissivity glass. So, for the time being, wired networks into the building (Fiber/Coax and CAT6 to each unit and common area) will continue to be the best solution for video, data and voice […]

By |2019-09-25T09:43:37-06:00September 25th, 2019|
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