As the project manager for a Cable Planning team, I will manage the creation of the cable plan for a new building that will be built, with construction set to begin in six weeks. My first task in creating a Cabling Plan is to develop an Executive Summary that will contain the Project Introduction and Infrastructure Cable Specifications and Standards. My manager gave me the overall project plan that includes: A detailed description of the new building, including the total number of computers for all of the employees of the company. Also the server and network topology hardware that is required to put the system together.
Cable Standards and Codes:
ANSI/NEMA Standards Publication No. WC 66-2001
“Performance Standard for Category 6 and Category 7 100 Ohm Shielded and Unshielded Twisted Pair Cables”
“Measurement of Optical Power Loss of Installed Single-Mode Fiber Cable Plant”
“Optical Power Loss Measurements of Installed Multimode Fiber Cable Plant”
“Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual, 11th Edition”
CENELEC EN 50173:2000 and amendments
“Information Technology – Generic Cabling Systems”
IEC/TR3 61000-5-2 – Ed. 1.0 and amendments
“Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 5: Installation and mitigation guidelines – Section 2: Earthing and cabling”
ISO/IEC 11801:2002 Ed 2.0 and amendments
“Information technology – Generic cabling for customer premises”
NFPA70 National Electric Code – Article 645 and Article 800 2.2.15. NFPA 70E “Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2004 Edition” 2.2.16. NFPA 75 “Standard for the Protection of Information Technology Equipment, 2003 Ed.”
Building Standards and Codes:
ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.1, ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.2, ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.3, and addenda “Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard – Part 1: General Requirements” “Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard – Part 2: Balanced Twisted-Pair Cabling Components (December 2003)” “Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard – Part 3: Optical Fiber Cabling and Components Standard”
ANSI/TIA/EIA-569-B and addenda
“Commercial Building Standard for Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces”
ANSI/TIA/EIA-606-A and addenda
“Administration Standard for the Telecommunications Infrastructure of Commercial Buildings”
“Standard for the Fire Protection of Telecommunications Facilities, 2005 Edition”
ANSI-J-STD-607-A and addenda
“Commercial Building Grounding and Bonding Requirements for Telecommunications”
•Fiber-Optic Design Considerations
a)We will be utilizing fiber optics in various ways. We will be crafting the
backbone, and riser runs with fiber optic cables.
•Basement Server Complex Design
a)The server will have a network capacity that exceeds the 110 people/computers in the basement. One computer per person. b)We will patch each of these computers to the wall outlet with standard Cat6 patch cables. c)Risers and backbones will be constructed with fiber optic cables. d)Horizontal runs with utilize Cat6 cabling.
e)We will need 5 Cisco WS-C3750 G-24PS-S:24 Ports catalyst switches to maintain the minimum standard of having 4 ports free on each switch
•Standard Floor Design
a)The network capacity of this design is to exceed 200 people/computers. One computer per person. b)I will patch each of these computers to the wall outlet with standard Cat6 patch cables. c)Risers and backbones will be constructed with fiber optic cables. d)Horizontal runs with utilize Cat6 cabling.
e)I will need 10 Cisco WS-C3750 G-24PS-S:24 Ports catalyst switches to maintain the minimum standard of having 4 ports free on each switch.
a)SC connectors will be used to terminate optical cables.
a)The hardware we are installing will have a speed of 1Gbps.
a)I will use special tools to test for attenuation as the project progresses, and replace accordingly. •Electromagnetic Immunity
a)I will periodically test for interference.
•Link Performance Analysis
a)I will schedule periodic tests to verify performance, and bandwidth speeds.
•Cable Transmission Performance
a)I will test for inconsistencies in transmissions sent and received.
•Splice and Connector Performance
a)I will test each termination and connector to ensure it meets or exceeds the expected standards.
a)I will calculate each devices power requirement, to ensure adequate power is provided. b)I will use energy efficient methods, which will not sacrifice performance, but ensure that utility costs do not exceed the budget. Standard floor layout