November 23, 2017

FAQs

General (13)

What is a Lite Site?

Lite-Sites are portable/moveable communication sites that are PE certified for temporary or permanent placement. The Lite Site is a self contained, ballasted base frame that is the on grade foundation for CDMI’s standardized Lite Pole monopoles, security fencing, ballast and equipment.

How is the Lite Site comparable to a Cell on Wheels?

The Lite Site may be temporary but can obtain heights much higher than a COW. Lite sites may be used for the same reasons a COW is used although is more aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The foot print of the Lite Site is much smaller than the COW and is more secure with fencing that attaches right to the base frame. The Lite Site may be left on location for extended periods of time with little maintenance or hassle. If the Lite Site satisfies system requirements it is already certified for permanent placement so there is no need to remove the Lite Site. There are no guy wires to anchor the Lite Site.

How is CDMI’s Lite-Site Superior to other temporary sites?

The Lite-Site can utilize the entire base area for equipment placement, therefore minimizing the required lease area. The Lite Site can be left on location as a permanent site with no additional construction or certifications.

What are the benefits of using a Lite Site?

There are tremendous benefits of using a Lite Site, here are a few.

  • Temporary or Permanent
  • Ease of the construction process with the on grade foundation
  • Aesthetically pleasing, low visual impact which may help with zoning and permitting
  • Configurability, CDMI’s modular, symmetric design allows our customers to achieve their configurations with our Lite Sites
  • Quick Deployment
  • Reusable

What is involved in making the Lite Site permanent after temporary placement?

Nothing! All of CDMI’s Lite-Sites are PE Certified for permanent placement, even if they are used as a temporary site.

How much space does the Lite Site acquire?

The Lite Site 10 will completely fit within a 10 foot by 10 foot compound.
The Lite Site 15 will completely fit within a 15 foot by 15 foot compound.
The Lite Site 20 will completely fit within a 20 foot by 20 foot compound.

What is the overall height obtainable with the Lite Site?

The Lite Site 10 can obtain heights up to 65′ in 10′ increments.
The Lite Site 15 can obtain heights up to 115′ in configurable pole sections.
The Lite Site 20 can obtain heights up to 140′ in configurable pole sections.

Does CDMI’s Lite Sites offer Co-Location?

Yes! CDMI’s Lite Sites are designed to accept up to four carriers. Depending on the region and wind speed, CDMI can calculate how many additional carriers can be added to the Lite Site.

Do Lite Sites come with climbing available?

Standard CDMI shrouded monopoles do not have climbing although custom climbing can be built to suit. Standard CDMI tapered monopoles are equipped with safety and climbing.

What is the lead time on a Lite Site?

CDMI stocks standard components of each Lite Site, and can be shipped from inventory and installed in a matter of days. Custom components can be configured to work for your site and built to suit at CDMI.

What are the wind speed requirements for your site?

The wind speeds used in the CDMI Lite Site Configuration Guide are per TIA-222-G. The loadings are approximate and should be confirmed by a Professional Engineer (PE) before purchase and analyzed and sealed by a PE before installation.
The antenna/shroud configuration and wind speed requirements will determine allowable monopole heights.

What are the ballast requirements for the Lite Sites?

Each Lite Site requires ballast which CDMI can supply. Depending on where your site is located, it may be more cost effective to use a local concrete vendor to supply the ballast. In some instances it is acceptable to use alternative materials such as sand as ballast.

Is fencing for the Lite Site required?

If the Lite Site is placed inside an existing enclosed compound area than usually there is no fencing required. CDMI has standard chain link fence panel kits to fit the Lite Site. These kits attach to the base frame and no ground penetration is required for installation. Any contractor should be able to install the Lite Site security fencing. CDMI also builds custom fencing options such as vinyl and wood which may be more appealing in urban areas.