U.S. Federal Courts
Completely redesigned the communications cabling distribution
for the ten story US District Court Building in Pittsburgh, PA.
The building is currently undergoing a 5-year $65 million
renovation that is being staged on a floor by floor basis. Our
design and project management efforts include identifying and
managing a strategy to identify and protect existing
communications cabling to prevent disruption of services as each
floor is gutted.
Previously designed a new telephone system with voice mail and
cable distribution system for the US District Courts in
Pittsburgh. The courts occupy six floors of a 67 year-old
building with concrete floors and plaster ceilings. Cable
trenches were small and full. The Courts were using a key system
served by Centrex. Recently installed data cabling was found to
be incapable of carrying high speed data during our initial
review. Our finding prevented the court from installing an ATM
switch that woiuld have resulted in a network failure. The new
telephone system and integrated voice mail will bring all users
digital telephone features and access to advanced networking
including ISDN and caller ID.
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