Patented Structural Engineering Solutions
Maintaining and extending the life of your telecommunications infrastructure is critical to your ability to support your customers with effective and efficient technology, and ultimately generate more revenue. TES’ patented engineering solutions are designed to make those upgrades efficient and cost-effective.
The following U.S. patents apply to TES solutions, including but not limited to TES Link-Plate™, Direct Anchorage Termination™ Guy-Lock™, Mount Program, and Spine Saver™.
U.S. Patent Numbers: 9,546,497; 9,896,859; 9,926,716; 9,896,859; 10,472,844; 10,781,601; 9,714,520; 10,538,935; 11,210,437; 11,359,399; 62/524,954; 62/608,729. Additional patents pending.
The Link-Plate patented solution provides risk management, cost transformation, and cycle time improvements. With no welding involved, the galvanized metal does not burn inside the pole, minimizing quality concerns. The Link-Plate solution, which directs load transfer through its patented design, typically necessitates drilling only two holes per splice. In contrast, the industry-standard involves using 20 to 30 bolts per splice and does not utilize the base flange as the Link-Plate does. Parts are stocked and ready for shipment, saving time and cost up to 20% to 30% over traditional solutions.
The Spine Saver patented method for reinforcing a stealth pole eliminates the full removal and replacement of the spine which prevents carrier interruption. This patented approach provides significant cost savings of up to 50% over traditional solutions, as well as increases facility capacity.
To combat concerns of guy anchor corrosion, TES has developed the Guy-Lock method, a patented solution to prevent the need to disconnect guy wires, dig to the block, or connect to a new anchorage point. This method can also be used to increase guy-anchor capacity and eliminates the need for cathodic protection resulting in savings up to 25% over traditional solutions.
TES’ Mount Program has a proven track record of significant savings for our customers, with over 65k sites currently residing in our SMART tool. We have been able to modify the majority of failing mounts versus mount replacement, which continues to translate into success in 5 targeted areas: Cycle Time Savings, Cost Savings, Operational Consistency, Risk Management and Data Intelligence.
Mr. Robert Semaan P.E., S.E., holds four wireless communication structural engineering patents and one wireless communication system design patent. He is the founder of Tower Engineering Solutions (TES) and Semaan Engineering Solutions (SES), has provided state-of¬‐the-art structural engineering solutions to over 65,000 towers in the US. Mr. Semaan has earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Structural Engineering from the University of Nebraska. Semaan Engineering Solutions (SES) was acquired by American Tower Corp. (ATC) in 2007 where he served as Vice President of Engineering until December 2012. ATC was able to streamline, modernize, and enhance its internal Engineering capabilities. Then CEO and CFO were quoted: “Semaan Engineering is the best acquisition ATC has ever made”.
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Vice President Services
Mr. Assi is a licensed Professional Engineer in all 50 States. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Master’s of Science in Structural Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia. His experience includes structural design and analysis of wireless communications towers and hotels/casinos, institutional, commercial, and residential buildings, as well as mechanical equipment facilities platforms and foundations. Mr. Assi’s, design experience encompasses structural design of steel, composite steel-concrete, concrete, post-tensioning concrete, timber, and masonry for low-rise and high-rise buildings with emphasis in seismic analysis and hurricane loading.
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Vice President Operations
Mr. Reyes, holds two wireless communication structural engineering patents. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in 45 States and holds a BSCE University of Texas at Arlington. He has worked in communication tower design and construction for 38 years. He previously served as Vice President Engineering with LeBlanc Communications, Inc., and Director of Engineering with American Tower Corporation.
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Vice President Engineering
Mr. You holds six wireless communication structural engineering patents and one wireless communication system design patent. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in 22 States. Mr. You holds a Master’s in Civil Engineering from Oklahoma State University, a MS Civil/Structural South China Univ of Tech and a BS Civil/Structural South China Univ of Tech. He has 30 years communication tower design experience and 8 years as an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Department at South China University of Technology. For 8 years he was the Manager of Engineering with American Tower Corporation. Previously, he held management and technical positions in engineering for Fibrebond Resources, Standard Tower Designers, Andrew Corporation, and LeBlanc Communications.
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