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Property Services & Construction Sector Overview

From design, through build, to sale and then on-going maintenance and management.

A very diverse industry where communications and connectivity is vital to the success of the business. From organising workforce and materials to online sales particulars, promotion and enquiry handling to building systems management and monitoring. Often in locations that are new and infrastructure is not yet present.

Driving forces / major requirements

  • Secure multi-site interconnectivity
  • Remote computing resources
  • Mobile workers
  • Unified telecommunications systems
  • Greenfield site infrastructure investigation
  • Temporary connectivity and radio delivery

Case Studies

Property Services

Kier Group PLC

Who are Kier

Kier Group plc is a leading property, residential, construction and services group which invests in, builds, maintains and renews the places where we work, live and play. We operate across a range of sectors including defence, education, housing, industrials, power, transport and utilities.

What did they need

They needed Internet access to new build locations where there was no infrastructure built. In order to perform the construction and maintain communications on a site where there is no infrastructure yet present it proves a constant challenge.

What did we do

We provided radio surveys and planning to locate infrastructure and provide the necessary backhaul to get them online. The projects varied from a simple pole fit broadband style connection to a full mast design and installation with associated equipment housing facility and Ethernet style radio connectivity.

Technologies deployed
  • Radio surveys
  • Broadband equivalent IC-air radio
  • Point-to-point dedicated radio links (Ethernet equivalent)
  • Mast construction and supply
  • Outdoor temporary equipment housing facilities
Results and additional benefits

They have connectivity where no traditional services could reach using both ICs own private network and third party network operators but all provided from one resource and on the same network.

Property Sales

Butters John Beebjb

Who are Butters John Bee

butters john bee is one of Britain’s most highly regarded property businesses. That’s because we provide a professional, experienced and passionate service to every client we work with. Whether you’re buying or selling a home, investing in property or expanding into new business premises, our qualified and accredited team can help. 

We’ve been working across the region for over 150 years, and we continue to thrive, with 19 offices in Staffordshire, Cheshire, Shropshire, the East Midlands and West Midlands. Every one of our sales negotiators, chartered surveyors, property consultants, auctioneers and valuers is ready to put their local knowledge to work for you.

What did they need

They had a disparate and unconnected series of offices and phone systems which were aging and proving harder to maintain and manage. They wanted to consolidate everything and bring it all together into a single high speed solution.

What did we do

Designed and implemented an MPLS layer 2 private network with dynamic routing protocols and logical numbering systems to allow for changes and additions in real time. We implemented central UTM technologies to enforce security and keep network segregation with a central telephony solution which was private.

Technologies deployed
  • MPLS any-to-any meshed dynamic network (private)
  • UTM including (Anti-virus, Malware Detection, Intrusion Protection, Web Filtering and site protection)
  • Fibre & Copper Ethernet Internet Access, Broadband Services
  • Private site-site links (Fibre, Copper and Broadband)
  • IP addressing schema design and dynamic routing protocol implementation
  • Total cross network security and scanning (protecting them both externally and internally)
  • Private Hybrid Hosted Telephony Platform (IC-talk)
  • SIP Trunks for replacing the ISDN circuits
  • Data Centre hosting and VMWare servers
  • Cross Data Centre connects
Results and additional benefits

Prior to our work the group had mismatched connectivity, duplication of connections into third parties from each location and a generally unstable collection of individual sites. They now have a unified solution with central resources and shared infrastructures working as one, quickly and reliably and with built in DR functions.

How do they feel

"The new IC-talk phone system and MPLS network are first rate and we've never looked back... Well done!"

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