Forest City Stapleton BaseBy Baselinemag | Posted 2003-11-01 Email Print
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Construction workers, architects and others working on the $4 billion redevelopment of the former Denver airport needed a better way to communicate. A wireless network made the difference.Case">
Forest City Stapleton Base Case
Cables and Trailer Relocations
Headquarters: 1401 17th St., Denver, Colo.
Phone: (303) 382-1800
Business: Division of Cleveland-based Forest City Enterprises is transforming the 4,700 acres that previously served as Denver's Stapleton International Airport into a residential, retail and business complex.
Chief Technology Strategist: Don Knasel, chief executive officer of PD Active Inc. of Boulder, Colo.
Financials: $4 billion to be spent over 25 years by project manager Forest City Stapleton and its publicly-traded parent, Forest City Enterprises. Project will build 12,000 homes, malls, a city center, retail stores, industrial park, and 10 million square feet of offices.
Challenge: To eliminate the expense of frequently installing and relocating fiber-optic and copper wiring for temporary sites of construction trailers; the company has to supply sufficient bandwidth to construction trailers to meet everyday planning and collaboration needs.