Structured Cabling Design

Wire and cable design work is required when a building is constructed, a telephone system in a previously occupied building is replaced, or a Local Area Network is installed or expanded. Often the price of the cable, conduits, and communications rooms, can equal the cost of the systems they support. Experienced design assistance is essential to ensure that large investments are correctly designed and installed. Placement of fiber-optic backbones also requires careful design. Wire and cable consultants assist with building design, wire selection, conduit/riser design, as well as the planning of individual cable runs and design of multi-building fiber optic or coaxial systems.

WTCIs clients benefit from integrated voice/data wiring systems that satisfy initial requirements while planning for future needs without additional major investments. Also, the value of wiring is maximized and plans for fiber-based networks can be integrated into the system while ensuring compatibility with wire/cable and data communications equipment.

WTCI has adopted the Construction Specifications Institutes (CSI) MasterFormat for our specifications. The use of the MasterFormat provides consistency in specification structure and order to permit bidders to focus on the design instead of the RFP Layout. Our most recent changes adopt the proposed Division 74 section used exclusively for communications systems.

What is an RCDD/OSP?

  • A Registered Communications Distribution Designer Outside Plant Specialist (RCDD/OSP) has attained the status of exceptional excellence in the field. The RCDD/OSP designation is recognized industrywide as indicating superior design expertise.

  • The OSP designation is available only to current BICSI members who possess the RCDD designation, and have a minimum of two years OSP experience. Industry-wide, RCDDs are recognized as having telecommunications design expertise. With that foundation, those achieving the OSP designation also possess outstanding OSP knowledge that will give them significant competitive recognition.

  • RCDD/OSP Specialty candidates are rigorously tested on their ability to understand and apply a vast collection of OSP technology and design information.

  • Those awarded the OSP designation will demonstrate knowledge and expertise in OSP right-of-way and route design; OSP space design (maintenance holes, ducts, vaults); underground, direct-buried, and aerial plant design; OSP cabling hardware; and OSP grounding, bonding, and electrical protection systems.

What is BICSI?

BICSI is a comprehensive, non-profit professional association whose programs and interests cover the design and installation of voice, data, and video cabling systems.

The BICSI mission statement...
"Leading the telecommunications industry in the enhancement of quality services and methods around the globe by providing excellence in education. Promoting skills sharing and assessing knowledge with professional registration programs."
 

Strategic Planning
Communications Strategic Planning
Network Disaster Recovery Planning


Data Technologies
Design and implementation of Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs) ATM Integration


Voice Technologies
PBX-Computer Integration Voice Mail
Automatic Call Distributors Virtual Private Networking Integrated Voice Response


Structured Cabling Design
BICSI Certified RCDD/OSP Fiber / Coax / Copper Floor Plans/Campus Maps  CSI Standard RFP Format


Radio / Satellite
Wireless LAN Products Microwave Systems Satellite Head Ends


Computer Aided Drafting and Design
Location Plans/Maps Floor Plans/Room Layouts Equipment Views

 


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