City of Opelika – New Fiber Optic Building for New FTTH Network

Opelika, Alabama



City of Opelika


RACO, Inc.


Oldcastle Precast Newnan, Georgia


Precast Concrete Maxi-Mod Building Components

The Problem

The City of Opelika is developing a new fiber to the home (FTTH) network to provide both broadband services as well as the ability to monitor and manage their own energy consumption. The FTTH new fiber optic network and new smart grid technology for the network will give residents and businesses access to new highquality broadband voice, data and video services, including lightning- fast Internet access, IPTV and video-on-demand services.

Opelika will be the first city in the State of Alabama to build an all fiber optic network and will leverage that infrastructure to enhance economic development and attract new businesses to the community

The Design

The $2.6 million project included the complete “Full Turn Key” construction of a 60 foot by 96-foot building that would house the new head-in building and data center building. The scope of work consisted of manufacturing, out-fitting and installation of the building, fencing, power service, dc installation, racking and generators.

Interior of the Fully Out-fitted Fiber-Optic Building

The Solution

The turnkey project involved the manufacturing of (2) two Oldcastle Precast # 3096 Precast Concrete Maxi-Mod components to create the required 60-foot x 96-foot building and complete outfitting with all specified fiber-optic building equipment. In addition, the fully out-fitted building modules were shipped, installed and made fully functional for the City of Opelika. The # 3096 Precast Concrete Maxi-Mod components were manufactured at our Newnan, GA facility and foundations were installed in the field by our Oldcastle Shelter Solutions Group.

Installation of the Precast Concrete Max-Mod Building Components

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