SECTION 271005 STRUCTURED CABLING FOR VOICE AND DATA

SECTION 271005
STRUCTURED CABLING FOR VOICE AND DATA - INSIDE-PLANT
PART 1 GENERAL
1.01 SECTION INCLUDES
A. Communications system design requirements.
B. Communications pathways.
C. Copper cable and terminations.
D. Communications identification.
E. Communications Demolition
F.
Voice Cabling
G. Data Cabling
H. Fiber Optic Cabling
I.
Open Racks
J.
Enclosed Racks
K. Wall Mounted Racks
L.
Ladder Rack Runway
M. Distribution frames, cross-connection equipment, enclosures, and outlets.
1.02 DEFINITIONS
A. BICSI: Building Industry Consulting Service International.
B. Cross-Connect: A facility enabling the termination of cable elements and their
interconnection or cross-connection.
C. EMI: Electromagnetic interference.
D. IDC: Insulation displacement connector.
E. Ladder Rack: A fabricated structure consisting of two longitudinal side rails connected
by individual transverse members (rungs).
F.
LAN: Local area network.
G. Outlet/Connectors: A connecting device in the work area on which horizontal cable or
outlet cable terminates.
H. RCDD: Registered Communications Distribution Designer.
I.
UTP: Unshielded twisted pair.
1.03 COODRINATION OF WORK
A. Contractor shall furnish and install all conduit/raceway as required for the structured
cabling distribution system. This includes all raceway explicitly shown on plans or
generically required for a complete, functional system.
B. Contractor shall furnish and install all specialty backboxes for devices as required for
the structured cabling distribution system. This includes all backboxes explicitly shown
on plans or generically required for a complete, functional system.
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C. Contractor shall furnish and install all branch circuits required for the structured
cabling distribution system as specified. This includes all circuits explicitly shown on
plans or generically required for a complete, functional system.
1.04 REFERENCE STANDARDS
A. American National Standards Institute/Telecommunications Industry
Association/Electronic Industries Alliance (ANSI/TIA/EIA) ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.1
Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standards Part 1: General
Requirements, and all associated addenda.
B. ICEA S-90-661 - Category 3, 5, & 5e Individually Unshielded Twisted Pair Indoor
Cables (With or Without An Overall Shield) For Use in General Purpose and LAN
Communications Wiring Systems Technical Requirements; 2012.
C. Chicago Building Code - Most Recent Edition.
D. NFPA 70 - National Electrical Code; Most Recent Edition Adopted by Authority Having
Jurisdiction, Including All Applicable Amendments and Supplements.
E. IAC 180 - Illinois Administrative Code 180.
F.
TIA-492AAAB-A - Detail Specification for 50-um Core Diameter/125-um Cladding
Diameter Class Ia Graded-Index Multimode Optical Fibers; Rev A, 2009.
G. TIA-492CAAA - Detail Specification for Class IVa Dispersion-Unshifted Single-Mode
Optical Fibers; 1998 (R 2002).
H. TIA-526-7 - Measurement of Optical Power Loss of Installed Single-Mode Fiber Cable
Plant; Rev A, 2015.
I.
TIA-526-14 - Optical Power Loss Measurement of Installed Multimode Fiber Cable
Plant; Rev C, 2015.
J.
TIA-568 (SET) - Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard Set;
2015.
K. TIA-568-C.2 - Balanced Twisted-Pair Telecommunications Cabling and Components
Standards; Rev C, 2009 (with Addenda; 2014).
L.
TIA/EIA-568-B.3 - Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard - Part
3: Optical Fiber Cabling Components Standard, and Addendum 1 - Additional
Transmission Performance Specifications for 50/125 um Optical Fiber Cables; Rev B,
2000; Addendum 1.
M. TIA-569-C - Commercial Building Standard for Telecommunications Pathways and
Spaces; Rev C, 2012 (with Addenda; 2013).
N. TIA-606-B - Administration Standard for the Telecommunications Infrastructure; Rev
B, 2012.
O. TIA-607-B - Generic Telecommunications Bonding and Grounding (Earthing) for
Customer Premises; Rev B, 2012 (with Addenda; 2013).
P. ANSI/J-STD-607 - Commercial Building Grounding (Earthing) and Bonding
Requirements for Telecommunications; Rev A, 2002.
Q. ANSI/TIA/EIA-526 Standard Test Procedures for Fiber Optic Systems, and all
associated addenda.
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R. ANSI/TIA/EIA-758 Customer-Owned Outside Plant Telecommunications Cabling
Standard, and all associated addenda.
S. International Standards Organization/International Electrotechnical Commission
(ISO/IEC) DIS 11801, January 6, 1994
T.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) X3T9.5 Requirements for UTP at 100
Mbps
U. UL 444 - Communications Cables; Current Edition, Including All Revisions.
V. UL 497 - Standard for Protectors for Paired-Conductor Communications Circuits;
Current Edition, Including All Revisions.
W. EIA-310-D - Cabinets, Racks, Panels, and Associated Equipment; Electronic
Industries Association; 1992
X. UL 50, Cabinets and Boxes
Y. UL 1581 - Reference Standard for Electrical Wires, Cables, and Flexible Cords;
Current Edition, Including All Revisions.
Z.
UL 1863 - Communications-Circuit Accessories; Current Edition, Including All
Revisions.
AA. Work performed should additionally comply with and follow guidelines established in
the latest edition/revision, as of the date of the Contract Documents, of the following
publications:
1. BICSI Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM)
2. BICSI Customer-Owned Outside Plant (CO-OSP)
3. American National Standards Institute/National Electrical Contractors
Association/Building Industry Consulting Service International
(ANSI/NECA/BICSI) 568-2001 Standard for Installing Commercial Building
Telecommunications Cabling
1.05 SUBMITTALS
A. General:
1. Reviews of submittals are to establish general conformance to design intent and
does not waive contract requirements. Contractor is responsible for dimensions,
quantities, mounting accessories, methods of construction, and compliance with
the Contract Documents.
2. Provide separate submittal product data/shop drawings for each fixture, device,
and equipment type clearly indicating the type designation per the Contract
Documents and all pertinent options and accessories. Do not group similar
fixture types together on a single cut sheet. Submittals which do not indicate
option data where multiple selections exist will be returned without being
reviewed.
B. Product Data: Provide manufacturer's standard catalog pages and data sheets for
each product.
1. Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
2. Installation methods.
C. Shop Drawings: Show compliance with requirements on isometric schematic diagram
of network layout, showing cable routings, telecommunication closets, rack and
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enclosure layouts and locations, service entrance, and grounding, prepared and
approved by BICSI Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD).
1. System Labeling Schedules: Electronic copy of proposed labeling schedules and
identification plates, in software and format selected by Owner.
2. Cabling administration drawings and printouts.
D. Evidence of qualifications for installer.
E. Test Plan: Complete and detailed plan, with list of test equipment, procedures for
inspection and testing. Submit along with product data. ______
F.
Field Test Reports.
G. Project Record Documents: Prepared and approved by BICSI Registered
Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD).
1. Record actual locations of outlet boxes and distribution frames.
2. Show as-installed color coding, pair assignment, polarization, and cross-connect
layout.
3. Identify distribution frames and equipment rooms by room number on contract
drawings.
H. Operation and Maintenance Data: List of all components with part numbers, sources
of supply, and operation and maintenance instructions; include copy of project record
documents.
1.06 QUALITY ASSURANCE
A. Conform to requirements of The City of Chicago Building Code.
B. Conform to requirements of NFPA 70.
C. Conform to Illinois Administrative Code 180 and all building codes as listed in IAC
section 180.60.
D. Installer Qualifications: Cabling Installer must have personnel certified by BICSI on
staff. Engage an experienced contractor who:
1. Shall be fully capable and experienced in the installation of the communications
systems specified, and have a minimum of five (5) years experience on similar
systems.
2. Has BICSI-trained and -certified, or equally qualified and certified, installers and
technicians on staff and assign them to this project. If personnel of Contractor
are not BICSI-trained and -certified, Contractor to submit with bid all necessary
credentials and certificates of training for personnel staff for evaluation and
determination by CPS OTS Sr. Infrastructure Manager that said credentials and
certificates are equal to BICSI standards. The project shall be staffed at all times
by Installers and Technicians who, in the role of lead crafts persons, will be able
to provide leadership and technical resources for the remaining crafts persons on
the project.
3. Shall be certified by the manufacturing company(-ies) in all aspects of installation
and testing of the products described within the telecommunications systems
specifications. Specifically, those manufacturer(s) whose components constitute
a component of the structured cabling system(s) installed as part of the voice and
data transport systems. Said certification is to be such that the Contractor is able
to offer and fully comply with the requirements to provide Owner with an extended
warranty as defined in “System Warranty and Application Assurance” Article of
this Section.
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E. Installer Supervision:
1. The selected Contractor shall provide a Project Manager to act a single point of
contact for all activities performed under this section. The Project Manager shall
be a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD). The RCDD shall
have a minimum of 3 years experience in design and installation. The designer
must have sufficient experience in this type project(s) as to be able to lend
adequate technical support to the field forces during installation, during the
warranty period and during any extended warranty periods or maintenance
contracts. The Contractor must attach a resume of the responsible designer to
the Contractor's response for evaluation.
2. The Project Manager, or designee thereof, shall be required to attend project
meetings as required until project closeout/signoff.
3. Should the Project Manager assigned to this project change during the
installation, the new Project Manager assigned must meet all qualifications stated
in this section, and must also submit a resume for review by the Owner.
4. If, in the opinion of the Owner, the Project Manager does not possess adequate
qualifications to support the project, the Owner reserves the right to require the
Contractor to assign a designer whom, in the Owner's opinion, possesses the
necessary skills and experience required of this project.
F.
Materials and equipment shall be the standard product of a manufacturer regularly
engaged in the production of the required type of material or equipment for at least
five years (unless specifically exempted by the Owner) and shall be the
manufacturer's latest design with published properties.
G. Source Limitations: Equipment and materials of the same general type shall be of the
same manufacture throughout the project to provide uniform appearance, operation
and maintenance.
H. Equipment and materials shall be without blemish or defect.
I.
Electrical Components, Devices, and Accessories: Listed and labeled as defined in
City of Chicago Electrical Code, by a qualified testing agency, and marked for
intended location and application.
J.
Comply with NFPA 70 for abandoned cabling.
1.07 DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
A. Environmental Limitations: Do not deliver or install cables and connecting materials
until wet work in spaces is complete and dry, and HVAC system is operating and
maintaining ambient temperature and humidity conditions at occupancy levels during
the remainder of the construction period.
B. Do not deliver or install equipment frames and ladder rack until spaces are enclosed
and weathertight, wet work in spaces is complete and dry, and work above ceilings is
complete.
C. Receive, handle, and store communications system items and materials at the project
site. Materials and items shall be placed so that they are protected from damage and
deterioration.
D. Stage materials in a secure area of the project site until installation.
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1.08 FIBER OPTIC CABLING DESCRIPTION
A. Optical fiber backbone cabling system shall provide interconnections between MDF
and the IDF and Concentrator Enclosures in the telecommunications cabling system
structure. Cabling system consists of backbone cables, intermediate, mechanical
terminations, and patch cords or jumpers used for backbone-to-equipment
connections.
1.09 HORIZONTAL CABLING DESCRIPTION
A. Horizontal cable and its connecting hardware provide the means of transporting
signals between the communications outlet/connector and the horizontal
cross-connect located in the MDF and/or the IDF. This cabling and its connecting
hardware are called "permanent link," a term that is used in the testing protocols.
1. Bridged taps and splices shall not be installed in the horizontal cabling.
B. The maximum allowable horizontal cable length is determined by the communications
area serving that link, as follows:
1. For horizontal cabling served from a Concentrator Enclosure, the maximum
allowable length is 141 feet (43 meters).
2. For horizontal cabling served directly from the MDF <or from IDFs>, the
maximum allowable length is 295 feet (90 meters).
a. The maximum allowable lengths do not include an allowance for patch cords
1.10 PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
A. General Performance: Horizontal cabling system shall comply with transmission
standards in TIA/EIA-568-C.2, when tested according to test procedures of this
standard.
1.11 WARRANTY
A. General Warranty: The warranty specified in this Article shall not deprive the Owner
of other rights the Owner may have under other provisions of the Contract Documents
and shall be in addition to, and run concurrent with, other warranties made by the
Contractor under other requirements of the Contract Documents.
1. Provide a minimum one (1) year warranty for all parts and labor provided under
this electrical specifications for all components not covered under the Special
Warranty provisions of this Article.
B. The Contractor shall guarantee at the time of the bid that all telecommunications
equipment, cabling and components meet or exceed specifications.
C. Special Warranty: Provide to Owner an Extended System and Application Assurance
Warranty covering product and installation defects for all passive manufactured
components of the structured cabling system(s) installed as part of the voice and data
transport systems. Passive components are defined as those exhibiting no gain or
contributing no energy. Warrant to Owner the following:
1. The passive products that comprise the telecommunications structured cabling
system will be free from manufacturing defects in material or workmanship under
normal and proper use.
2. All approved passive cabling products that comprise the structured cabling
system exceed the specification standards and will conform to the performance
specifications of the associated product data sheet in effect at the time the
product is utilized.
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4.
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8.
The installation will meet, if not exceed, the requirements and the standards for
cabling configurations specified in these standards.
The Special Warranty shall provided an application assurance guaranteeing
structured cabling system shall be capable of running a minimum of Gigabit
Ethernet (1000Mbs) in the horizontal channel, and 10-Gigabit Ethernet
(10,000Mbs) in the backbone.
The Special Warranty shall be applicable to the original site of installation. Under
the warranty, the manufacturer will either repair or replace the defective product
itself at the manufacturer's cost, or the manufacturer will pay an authorized
reseller for the cost to repair or replace any such defective product on behalf of
the manufacturer.
Transfer manufacturer's warranties to the Owner in addition to the General
System Guarantee. Submit these warranties on each item in list form with shop
drawings. Detail specific parts within equipment that are subject to separate
conditional warranty. Warranty proprietary equipment and systems involved in
this contract during the guarantee period. Final payment shall not relieve
Contractor of these obligations.
Special Warranty shall be held by the product manufacturer(s).
Special Warranty Period: 25 years from date of acceptance.
PART 2 PRODUCTS
2.01 MANUFACTURERS
A. CATEGORY 6 UTP CABLE AND CONNECTING HARDWARE
1. Category 6 UTP: Manufacturers of Cable: Subject to compliance with
requirements, provide products by one of the following manufacturers:
a. Hubbell Premise Wiring NEXTSPEED Category 6E
b. Panduit GenSpeed 6500 Premium Category 6E cable
c. BerkTek Lanmark 2000 Category 6E cable
2. Category 6 UTP: Manufacturers of Connecting Hardware and Patch Cords:
Subject to compliance with requirements, provide products by one of the following
manufacturers:
a. Hubbell Premise Wiring NEXTSPEED Category 6 Connectivity
b. Panduit TX6 PLUS Category 6 Connectivity
c. Ortronics Clarity 6 Series Connectivity
B. OPTICAL FIBER BACKBONE CABLE
1. Manufacturers: Subject to compliance with requirements of this section, provide
products by one of the following manufacturers:
a. Hubbell Optichannel Enhanced Performance Fiber 10Gig series
b. Panduitt Opti-Core LASER OPIMIZED 10Gig Fiber
c. Berk-Tek GIGAlite(LB)/GIGAlite 10(EB) 10Gig Series Fiber
2.02 SYSTEM DESIGN
A. Provide a complete permanent system of cabling and pathways for voice and data
communications, including cables, conduits and wireways, pull wires, support
structures, enclosures and cabinets, and outlets.
1. Comply with TIA-568 (SET) (cabling) and TIA-569-C (pathways), latest editions
(commercial standards).
2. Provide fixed cables and pathways that comply with NFPA 70 and TIA-607-B and
are UL listed or third party independent testing laboratory certified.
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3.
In this project, the term plenum is defined as return air spaces above ceilings,
inside ducts, under raised floors, and other air-handling spaces.
B. Main Distribution Frame (MDF): Centrally located support structure for terminating
horizontal cables that extend to telecommunications outlets, functioning as point of
presence to external service provider.
1. Locate main distribution frame as indicated on the drawings.
2. Capacity: As required to terminate all cables required by design criteria plus
minimum 25 percent spare space.
C. Intermediate Distribution Frames (IDF): Support structures for terminating horizontal
cables that extend to telecommunications outlets.
1. Locate intermediate distribution frames as indicated on the drawings.
D. Backbone Cabling: Cabling, pathways, and terminal hardware connecting
intermediate distribution frames (IDF's) with main distribution frame (MDF), wired in
star topology with main distribution frame at center hub of star.
E. Cabling to Outlets: Specified horizontal cabling, wired in star topology to distribution
frame located at center hub of star; also referred to as "links".
2.03 PATHWAYS
A. Conduit: As specified in Section 260533.13; provide pull cords in all conduit.
B. Underground Service Entrance: Rigid polyvinyl chloride (PVC) conduit, Schedule 40.
2.04 COPPER CABLE AND TERMINATIONS
A. Voice Cabling
1. Backbone Voice
a. Copper Backbone Cable: TIA/EIA-568 Category 3 solid conductor
unshielded twisted pair (UTP), 24 AWG, 100 ohm; 100 pairs formed into
25-pair binder groups; covered with gray thermoplastic jacket and complying
with all relevant parts of and addenda to latest editions of TIA/EIA-568 and
ICEA S-90-661, and UL 444.
1) Provide NFPA 70 type CMP plenum-rated cable.
2) Provide cable having conductors twisted at minimum rate of two per foot;
actual length and frequency of twists at manufacturer's option.
3) Color code conductors in accordance with ICEA S-90-661.
4) Each patch panel port shall have two pair terminated
5) Provide minimum 40% spare pairs
2. Horizontal Voice
a. Cable
1) Copper Horizontal Cable: TIA/EIA-568 Category 6 solid conductor
unshielded twisted pair (UTP), 24 AWG, 100 ohm; 4 individually twisted
pairs; covered with White jacket and complying with all relevant parts of
and addenda to latest edition of TIA/EIA-568 and UL 444.
(a) Provide NFPA 70 type CMP plenum-rated cable.
b. Jacks and Connectors
1) RJ-45, non-keyed, terminated with 110-style insulation displacement
connectors; high impact thermoplastic housing; complying with same
standard as specified horizontal cable and UL 1863.
(a) Color: White
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(1) Color: Front face of jack shall be colored. Use of a color-coded
icon insert on a neutral-color jack shall not be acceptable.
(b) Performance: 500 mating cycles.
(c) Voice Jacks: 4-pair, pre-wired to T568A configuration, with
color-coded indications for T568B configuration.
B. Data Cabling
1. Horizontal Data
a. Cable
1) Copper Horizontal Cable: TIA/EIA-568 Category 6 solid conductor
unshielded twisted pair (UTP), 24 AWG, 100 ohm; 4 individually twisted
pairs; covered with blue jacket and complying with all relevant parts of
and addenda to latest edition of TIA/EIA-568 and UL 444.
(a) Provide NFPA 70 type CMP plenum-rated cable.
b. Jacks and Connectors
1) RJ-45, non-keyed, terminated with 110-style insulation displacement
connectors; high impact thermoplastic housing; complying with same
standard as specified horizontal cable and UL 1863.
(a) Color: Orange
(1) Color: Front face of jack shall be colored. Use of a color-coded
icon insert on a neutral-color jack shall not be acceptable.
(b) Performance: 500 mating cycles.
(c) Data Jacks: 4-pair, pre-wired to T568A configuration, with
color-coded indications for T568B configuration.
2. IP Camera Data
a. Cable
1) Copper Horizontal Cable: TIA/EIA-568 Category 6 solid conductor
unshielded twisted pair (UTP), 24 AWG, 100 ohm; 4 individually twisted
pairs; covered with Orange jacket and complying with all relevant parts
of and addenda to latest edition of TIA/EIA-568 and UL 444.
(a) Provide NFPA 70 type CMP plenum-rated cable.
b. Jacks and Connectors
1) RJ-45, non-keyed, terminated with 110-style insulation displacement
connectors; high impact thermoplastic housing; complying with same
standard as specified horizontal cable and UL 1863.
(a) Color: Black
(1) Color: Front face of jack shall be colored. Use of a color-coded
icon insert on a neutral-color jack shall not be acceptable.
(b) Performance: 500 mating cycles.
(c) Data Jacks: 4-pair, pre-wired to T568A configuration, with
color-coded indications for T568B configuration.
c. Ethernet Cable Length Extenders
d. Furnish and install Veracity Outreach Max XT cable extenders on all IP
camera drops.
C. Category 6 UTP: Patch Cords: Factory-made, four-pair cables terminated with
eight-position modular plug at each end.
1. Patch cords shall have bend-relief-compliant boots and color-coded icons to
ensure Category 6 performance.
a. Patch cords shall have latch guards to protect against snagging.
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4.
5.
b. Jack Modules shall comply with TIA/EIA-568-C.2.
Patch Cord plug modules shall comply with ANSI/TIA-968-A requirements. Patch
cords shall be of same manufacturer and consistent with components and
performance level of cross-listed solutions indicated in this Article.
Color: Green (All systems: voice, data, IP Cameras)
Quantity to be provided:
a. Work Area: Provide one (1) 30-ft patch cord for each Category 6 UTP outlet
installed per system application. Final length to be determined by owner.
b. Equipment End:
1) Provide
(a) Provide (1) 3-ft patch cord for one-half (fifty-percent) of the total
number of Category 6 UTP outlets installed per system application.
(b) Provide (1) 5-ft patch cord for one-half (fifty-percent) of the total
number of Category 6 UTP outlets installed per system application.
Delivery & Turn-over: Notify District Sr. Infrastructure Manager when patch cords
have been delivered to project site. Deliver patch cords to site at least one week
prior to substantial completion and store in locked, secure MDF room, or other
locked, secure room as coordinated with Owner, until turn-over to district
information technology manager personnel. Contractor is responsible for all
patch cords until direct turn-over to district information technology manager.
2.05 OPTICAL FIBER BACKBONE CABLE
A. General Description: Multimode, 50/125-micrometer, nonconductive, tight buffer
(unless noted otherwise), optical fiber cable.
1. Comply with ICEA S-83-596 for mechanical properties (unless noted otherwise).
2. Comply with TIA/EIA-568-C.3 for performance specifications.
3. Comply with TIA/EIA-492AAAA-B for detailed specifications.
4. Listed and labeled by an NRTL acceptable to authorities having jurisdiction as
complying with UL 444, UL 1651,for the following types:
a. Plenum rated, nonconductive: Type OFNP
5. Comply with IEEE 802.3ae standard for 10 GB Ethernet transmission at 850nm
window.
B. Jacket:
1. Jacket Color: Aqua (unless noted otherwise)
2. Cable cordage jacket, fiber, unit, and group color shall be according to
TIA/EIA-598-B.
3. Imprinted with fiber count, fiber type, and aggregate length at regular intervals not
to exceed 40 inches.
C. Indoor 10G/150M Multimode Fiber-Optic Cable (OM3): 50/125-micrometer,
laser-optimized multimode optical fiber, capable of 10-Gigabit Ethernet transmission
up to 492 feet (150 meters), for use in indoor-applications only.
1. Strand Count: as noted on drawings (MDF to enclosures);
2. Maximum Attenuation: 3.00 dB/km at 850 nm; 1.0dB/km at 1300 nm.
3. Minimum OFL Bandwidth: 700 MHz-km at 850 nm; 500 MHz-km at 1300 nm, as
characterized by OFL (overfill launch) measurement per EIA/TIA-455-204.
D. Indoor 10G/300M Multimode Fiber-Optic Cable (OM4): 50/125-micrometer,
laser-optimized multimode optical fiber, optimized for VCSEL-based transmission of
10-Gigabit Ethernet up to 984 feet (300 meters), for use in indoor-applications only.
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Strand Count: as noted on drawings (MDF to enclosures);
Maximum Attenuation: 3.0 dB/km at 850 nm; 1.0dB/km at 1300 nm.
Minimum Effective Modal Bandwidth: 2000 MHz-km at 850 nm; 500 MHz-km at
1300 nm, as characterized by DMD measurement per EIA/TIA-455-220.
SM fiber connectors and panels at each indoor splice box.
E. All indoor fiber optic cables shall be run in (and protected by) plenum rated indoor
corrugated innerduct. Contractor shall size innerduct as required.
2.06 IDENTIFICATION PRODUCTS
A. Comply with TIA-606-B.
2.07 CROSS-CONNECTION EQUIPMENT
A. Connector Blocks for Category 3 Cabling: Type 66 insulation displacement
connectors; capacity sufficient for cables to be terminated plus 25 percent spare.
B. Patch Panels for Copper Cabling: Sized to fit EIA standard 19 inch wide equipment
racks; 0.09 inch thick aluminum; cabling terminated on Type 110 insulation
displacement connectors; printed circuit board interface.
1. Jacks: Non-keyed RJ-45, suitable for and complying with same standard as
cable to be terminated; maximum 48 ports per standard width panel.
a. Category rating to match category of specified jack (see horizontal cabling).
b. Jack color shall match the color of specified user jack (see horizontal
cabling).
2. Capacity: Provide ports sufficient for cables to be terminated plus 25 percent
spare.
3. Labels: Factory installed laminated plastic nameplates above each port,
numbered consecutively; comply with TIA/EIA-606 using encoded identifiers.
4. Provide incoming cable strain relief and routing guides on back of panel.
5. Provide full height (min 2U) patch cord organizers for each patch panel
a. Minimum 2U height
b. Panel material: 16 ga cold-rolled stee
c. cover mateiral: 16 ga cold-rolled steel
d. Ring: 0.225" diamter steel road
e. Black power coat
f. Front and rear rings
g. Front and rear cover
6. Patch Cords: Provide one patch cord for patch panel port.
C. Optical fiber connecting hardware
1. Cable Connecting Hardware: Comply with Optical Fiber Connector
Intermateability Standards (FOCIS) specifications of TIA/EIA-604-2,
TIA/EIA-604-3-A, and TIA/EIA-604-12. Comply with TIA/EIA-568-B.3.
2. Fiber Optic Termination Housing: Rack-mount, with multi-numbered, duplex
connector insert adapter panels holding fiber optic strand connectors.
a. Size - Concentrator Enclosures: (1) rack unit height; sized to accommodate a
total of two (2) adapter panels.
b. Size - MDF/IDF: (3) rack units height, sized to accommodate at least six (6)
adapter panels.
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h.
Be modular in design with management clips that provide slack storage to
comply with optical fiber bend radius and the recommended slack storage
length.
Be equipped with pull out tray for front access to fiber terminations and rear
of adapter panels.
Adapter Panels: Housing to be fitted out with adapter panels, each minimally
able to accommodate six (6) duplex SC-style quick-connect couplers (12
strands total), with blank adapter panels at all unused housing panel slots.
Provided quantity as necessary to accommodate quantity of fiber optic cables
served by housing.
Adapter panel face shall be recessed into housing, behind a front mounted
door. Door shall secure to enclosure using a keyed lock, clasp or tab insert.
Have an administrative labeling system for identification of individual fiber
ports.
Have anchor points and strain relief for the optical fiber cable entry to the
unit.
D. Fiber Patch Cords:
1. Patch cords shall be of same manufacturer and consistent with components and
performance level of cross-listed solutions indicated in this Section.
2. Factory-made, dual-fiber.
3. Specification of fiber optic patch cord to match fiber optical backbone served by
cord.
a. Multimode, including 10 Gigabit Ethernet transmission requirements for
laser-optimized 50/125 micrometer multimode fiber optic cabling.
4. Connectorization: Type SM to Type SM
5. Jacket Color: Aqua
6. Quantity: Provide two (2) patch cords for each optical fiber backbone cable
installed on project, as follows:
a. One (1) in 1-meter length
b. One (1) in 2-meter length
E. Optical Cable Connectors
1. Field-terminated, quick-connect, simplex and duplex, Type SC connectors.
Insertion loss not more than 0.7 dB; color: aqua.
2. Adaptors: As specified above under FIBER OPTIC CABLING; maximum of 24
duplex adaptors per standard panel width.
3. Labels: Factory installed laminated plastic nameplates above each port,
numbered consecutively; comply with TIA/EIA-606 using encoded identifiers.
4. Provide incoming cable strain relief and routing guides on back of panel.
5. Provide rear cable management tray at least 8 inches deep with removable cover.
6. Provide dust covers for unused adaptors.
7. Patch Cords: Provide one patch cord for each patch panel port.
2.08 PROJECTOR LOCATIONS
A. Scope of Work
1. The company that is awarded the contract will be responsible for installing the
equipment in accordance with the following guidelines:
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All of the cables (video, audio and RS-232) will be routed through the center of
the pipe and under the projector mount. They will be neatly arranged and looped
into the interface panel of the projector.
All cables that are routed above the ceiling tile will be plenum rated and be
suspended using “J” hooks so that they do not lie upon the ceiling tiles or
insulation. Care should be taken so that all coax cable (both RG-59 and RGBHV)
should not be forced to bend at tight radius’ less than 2.5”.
The wall plates will be mounted at a location previously designated by a yellow
piece of paper that is marked “Wall Plate Here”. Care should be taken to mount
the wall plates squarely, and at the same height as other preexisting wall plates.
The owner furnished computers VGA/HDMI port shall be connected to the input
of the VGA- DA (VGA/HDMI distribution amplifier) via a VGA or HDMI cable. This
cable is considered as part of the system and will be supplied and installed by the
AV contractor. This cable will be 6’ in length. It will be high-resolution, consisting
of 5 coax conductors, RGBHV; “thin wire” VGA cables will not be acceptable or in
the case of HDMI cables, cables shall be compliant with the guidelines as
specified by the HDMI alliance.
The VGA/HDMI monitor for the computer will be plugged into the “monitor” output
of the VGA/HDMI-DA. This cable is owner furnished.
The cable that runs from the VGA/HDMI-DA to the wall plate will be 10-12’ long,
is considered to be part of this system and will be supplied and installed by the
AV contractor. This cable will be high-resolution, consisting of 5 coax conductors,
RGBHV; “thin wire” VGA cables will not be acceptable. In the case of HDMI
cables, cables shall be compliant with the guidelines as specified by the HDMI
alliance. In some cases, longer cables may be needed. Upon notification and
review, allowance will be made for longer cables as a separate cost item.
The audio for the computer will be plugged into the wall plate via a stereo, 3.5mm
audio cable that is shielded and 10-12’ in length. This cable is to be provided and
installed by the AV contractor. In some cases, longer cables may be needed.
Upon notification and review, allowance will be made for longer cables as a
separate cost item.
B. Wall Plate Interface:
1. Wall plate interface must meet or exceed the following specifications:
a. Must be milled from .115” aluminum (plus or minus .015”)
b. Must have female VGA - 15pin HD input, pass-through type marked
“Computer”.
c. Must have another female VGA - 15pin HD input, pass-through type, marked
“Document Camera”. (OPTIONAL)
d. Must have one female 3.5mm stereo jack for computer audio, pass-through
type.
e. Must have one female RCA jack for composite video, pass-through type,
marked “Video”
f. Must have two female RCA jacks for L/R audio, pass-through type, marked
“L- audio - R”.
g. Must have one HDMI jack, pass-through type, marked “HDMI”.
h. Should be silver in finish with black etched lettering.
i. Any bids that offer a wall plate interface not equal to or better than these
specifications will not be considered.
C. Additional Equipment Requirements:
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VGA/HDMI Distribution Amplifier:
a. The distribution amplifier must be capable of a bandwidth of >300 MHz, be
able to deliver a clear XGA signal up to 150’. It must also have one input and
two outputs - one output for the local monitor and one for the projector.
b. Projector Mount:
c. The projector mount must securely hold the projector properly in place while
allowing easy access for the changing and cleaning of air filters.
d. Projector Mount Pipe:
e. The pipe that connects the projector mount to the ceiling plate must be 1.5” in
diameter so that video and audio cables can be neatly routed through the
pipe. Pipe must be 8-12” long in order to allow for proper ventilation in and
around the projector. Color is black.
f. Video and Audio Cables:
g. All cables that are routed above the ceiling must be plenum rated.
1) VGA cables - VGA cables must be 26-25AWG, 5-coax (RGBHV), 75
ohm, with overall inner overlapping aluminum shield and outer copper
braided shield with 95% coverage or higher.
(a) Composite Video Cables - Composite video cables must be RG-59,
75 ohm, coax type with a 20AWG center conductor. Outer shield
must be braided copper with 95% coverage or better.
(b) HDMI Cables - HDMI cable should have an inline booster that does
not require an external power supply.
(c) RCA Audio Cables - RCA audio cables must have four - 18 to 22
AWG conductors with an outer shield plus a drain wire. Drain wire
must be grounded at one end only.
3.5mm Audio Cables - 3.5mm audio cables must have three - 18 to 22 AWG
conductors with an outer shield plus a drain wire. Drain wire must be grounded at
one end only.
D. Cables & Equipment
1. 3074946
Mfg#: 39704
2. 1765638
Mfg#: 40515
3. 2240723
Mfg#: 41192
4. 2240738
Mfg#: 41193
5. 3768009
Mfg#: 41372
6. 2435807
Mfg#: 40093
7. 2243723
Mfg#: 40094
8. 2500135
Mfg#: 40095
9. 1811894
Mfg#: 40525
10. 1862297
Mfg#: 40526
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C2G DOUBLE GANG HDMI/3RCA/3.5/VGA WP
C2G 15FT PLEN 3.5MM STEREO M/M CBL
C2G 35FT PRO SERIES PLENUM HDMI CBL
C2G 50FT PRO SERIES PLENUM HDMI CBL
C2G 75FT HI-SPD HDMI AOC PLEN CMP
C2G 35FT PLENUM HD15 M/M SXGA CABLE
C2G 50FT PLENUM ROUNDED HD15 M/M SXG
C2G 75FT PLENUM ROUNDED HD15 M/M CAB
C2G 35FT PLN COMPOSITE W/AUDIO CBL
C2G 50FT PLENUM A/V M/M CABLE
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11. 2575723
C2G 75FT PLENUM A/V M/M CABLE
Mfg#: 40527
12. 2170746
C2G 25FT PLENUM 3.5MM STEREO M/M CAB
Mfg#: 40516
13. 1766689
C2G 50FT LP PLN 3.5MM CAB M/M
Mfg#: 40518
14. 3970523
OWI 2 SOURCE AMPLIFIED 6.5 SPEAK
Mfg#: 2X2AMP-R2S62
15. 3538416
Epson PowerLite 675W SHORT THROW
Mfg#: V11H745520
16. 3540298
EPSON MOUNT F/PL AND BL 520/530 SR
Mfg#: V12H706020
17. 3605210
EPSON PL 99WH PROJECTOR WXGA 3000 LU
Mfg#: V11H686020
18. 1442395
EPSON UNIV PROJECTOR CEILING MOUNT
Mfg#: ELPMBPJF
2.09 ENCLOSURES
A. Size: As indicated on drawings.
B. Do not paint over UL label.
C. Manufacturers: Subject to compliance with requirements, provide products by one of
the following manufacturers:
1. Cooper B-Line, Inc.
2. Chatsworth Products, Inc.
3. Homaco, Inc, an Ortronics/LeGrand company
4. Hubbell Inc., Hubbell Premise Wiring
5. Southwest Data Products
D. Racks and Cabinets: All shall be keyed alike
E. Open bay or enclosed: 4 post racks.
1. Racks (Open bay): EIA-310-D standard 19 inch wide component racks.
a. All data/network cabinets shall be open bay relay racks designed in
accordance with EIA RS-310c STANDARDS (19"). The racks shall be
constructed of aluminum with durable black polyurethane or mill finish
designed for 19" rack mount equipment. Racks shall be 84" high.
1) 16 gage steel construction with corrosion resistant finish; vertical and
horizontal cable management channels, top and bottom cable troughs,
and grounding lug.
2) Vertical U-channel
3) 6.5" channel depth (unless specified on drawing as 14" channel depth)
4) EIA hole pattern front and rear.
5) Vertical cable management rings
6) Floor and ceiling cable access for routing and management of
distribution cables.
7) Cable support bracket kit for ladder rack.
8) Ladder rack shall be securely attached to top of cabinets and wall to
provide cable raceway path and structural support.
9) All MDF racks shall be secured to floor through approved anchors.
10) Slotted ducts for cable management
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duplex receptacles
Racks (Enclosed): EIA-310-D standard 19 inch wide component racks.
a. All MDF data/network cabinets shall be enclosed racks designed in
accordance with EIA RS-310c STANDARDS (19"). The racks shall be
constructed of aluminum with durable black polyurethane or mill finish
designed for 19" rack mount equipment. Racks shall be 84" high.
1) Front and rear doors with locks; removable side panels with locks;
vented top and rear door; adjustable leveling feet; cable access in roof
and base; grounding bar.
2) Vertical U-channel
3) 6.5" channel depth (unless specified on drawing as 14" channel depth)
4) EIA hole pattern front and rear.
5) Vertical cable management rings
6) Floor and ceiling cable access for routing and management of
distribution cables.
7) Cable support bracket kit for ladder rack.
8) Ladder rack shall be securely attached to top of cabinets and wall to
provide cable raceway path and structural support.
9) All MDF racks shall be secured to floor through approved anchors.
10) Slotted ducts for cable management
11) 8 gage aluminum brackets, hinged to allow access to back of installed
components.
12) One set of fully adjustable (front to rear) 19" #12-24 tapped mounting
rails
13) Two hinge design to allow body section of cabinet to be opened for easy
access to rear of equipment
14) Door hinge which allows fully reversible design.
15) Top and bottom cabinet knockouts
16) Plexiglas door
17) grilled bottom for ventilation
18) Color as directed by architect
19) Electric cooling fan
20) Rack mounted power strip.
Hinged Wall Mount Rack: EIA-310-D standard 19 inch wide component racks.
a. Hinged wall mount racks designed to mount 19" equipment. Racks shall be
minimum of 36" high and manufactured from 16-gauge steel with a durable
black polyurethane finish.
b. 8 gage aluminum brackets, hinged to allow access to back of installed
components.
c. High quality 16 Gauge CRS construction
d. One set of fully adjustable (front to rear) 19" #12-24 tapped mounting rails
e. Two hinge design to allow body section of cabinet to be opened for easy
access to rear of equipment
f. Door hinge which allows fully reversible design.
g. Top and bottom cabinet knockouts
h. Plexiglas door
i. grilled bottom for ventilation
j. Color as directed by architect
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l. Rack mounted power strip.
WIRE MANAGEMENT PANELS
a. Manufacturers: Subject to compliance with requirements, provide products
by one of the following manufacturers:
1) Cooper B-Line, Inc.
2) Chatsworth Products, Inc.
3) Homaco, Inc, an Ortronics/LeGrand company
4) Hubbell Premise Wiring, Hubbell Inc.
5) Southwest Data Products
b. Vertical wire management panels: Double-sided, steel or aluminum, vertical
panels mounted to side of communications floor-mounted racks, providing for
front and rear management of horizontal and backbone cable in-feeds and
equipment patch cords.
1) Panels must be “open-ring” style, consisting of a series of metal rings
without overall covers, utilizing lockable latches or integral fingers to
retain cables on both front and rear of panel. Plastic “routing” rings or
“covered-slotted duct” management panel styles are not permitted.
2) Dimensions: 45 rack-units high x minimum 6”-width x minimum
12”-overall depth
3) Maximum 12” spacing between latches or fingers.
4) Panel to feature front/rear pass through ports every 24” minimum.
5) Panels to feature rolled edges or edge guards to protect cables.
6) Finish: Clear mill or powder-coat, black.
7) A vertical management section shall be provided for each individual rack.
Coordinate quantity with Contract Drawings, and location of electrical
surface raceway for power receptacles. If more than one rack is installed
in a row, a single vertical management section may be used to adjoin
two racks.
c. Horizontal wire management panels: Double-sided, steel or aluminum,
horizontal channels mounted to vertical rails of communications
floor-mounted racks or concentrator enclosures, providing for front and rear
management of horizontal cable in-feeds and equipment patch cords.
1) Panels must be “open-ring” style, consisting of a series of metal rings,
without an overall cover. Plastic “routing” rings or “covered-slotted duct”
management panel styles are not permitted.
2) Panel must have a minimum of four (4) rings across front and rear.
Rings shall be minimum 3”-deep.
(a) COORDINATE WIRE MANAGEMENT SIZES AND POSITIONS IN
CONTRACT DRAWINGS.
3) Height: [1] [2] or [4] rack units high as indicated in Contract Drawings.
4) Provide horizontal wire management panels above and below all
horizontal cable patch panels and other termination housings.
5) Provide horizontal wire management panels above and below open rack
units dedicated to future network electronics, as indicated in Contract
Drawings.
6) Finish: Black
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Manufacturer: Subject to compliance with requirements, provide products by
the following manufacturer:
1) Panduit Corporation, part no. RGESD-1
Kit: One-hole barrel lug, angled at 45-degrees, permanently marked with
protective earth (ground) symbol, designed to accommodate a 4mm ESD
wrist strap plug. Kit shall include an antioxidant compound, and one #12-24 x
½” thread-forming screw.
1) Wall Mounted Racks: 8 gage aluminum brackets, hinged to allow
access to back of installed components.
2) Floor Mounted Racks: 16 gage steel construction with corrosion
resistant finish; vertical and horizontal cable management channels, top
and bottom cable troughs, and grounding lug.
3) Freestanding Cabinets: Front and rear doors with locks; removable side
panels with locks; vented top and rear door; adjustable leveling feet;
cable access in roof and base; grounding bar.
Outlet Boxes: For flush mounting in walls; depth as required to
accommodate cable manufacturer's recommended minimum conductor bend
radius.
1) Size, Unless Otherwise Indicated: 4 inches square by 2-1/8 inches
deep.
2) Wall-Mounted Telephones: 4 inches high by 2 inches wide by 2-1/8
inches deep.
2.10 LADDER RACK RUNWAY
A. Manufacturers: Subject to compliance with requirements, provide products by one of
the following manufacturers:
1. Cooper B-Line, Inc.
2. Chatsworth Products, Inc.
3. Southwest Data Products
B. Materials: Steel, suitable for indoors and protected against corrosion by power-coat
paint finish.
1. Finish Color: Gray
2. Feature rounded edges and smooth surfaces.
C. Sizes and Configurations: Nominally 12 inches wide, and a rung spacing of 6 to 12
inches on center, unless otherwise indicated in Contract Drawings. Standard Length:
9'-11-1/2”.
D. Rungs and Rails: Nominally 1” x 1/2" or 3/8” tubular steel rungs, featuring rounded
edges, welded to 1-1/2” or 2” longitudinal rails (stringers).
E. Packaging: Individually boxed to prevent scratches and damage.
2.11 LADDER RACK RUNWAY ACCESSORIES
A. Manufacturers: Subject to compliance with requirements, provide products by one of
the following manufacturers:
1. Cooper B-Line, Inc.
2. Chatsworth Products, Inc.
3. Southwest Data Products
B. Finish:
1. Powder coat paint, gray
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Electroplated zinc galvanized, complying with ASTM B 133, Type 1.
C. Fittings: Tees, crosses, risers, bends, elbows, wall mounting brackets, rack-to-runway
brackets, corner and butt splice brackets, mounting clips and all other appurtenances
and fittings as necessary to form a complete and functional runway system within MDF
[and IDF].
D. Bonding strap: Flexible tinned copper flat braid or #6 AWG insulated stranded copper
conductor, minimum 8” length, with two-hole compression lugs and nuts/washers, to
provide grounding connection between ladder rack runway segments.
E. Supports: Comply with requirements of Division 16 section “Hangers and Supports.”
2.12 BACKBOARDS
A. Backboards: AC-grade plywood, fire-retardant treated, sized 3/4" thick by 48” tall by
96” wide. Comply with requirements for plywood backing panels specified in Division
6 Section "Rough Carpentry."
2.13 LABEL IDENTIFICATION PRODUCTS
A. Manufacturers: Subject to compliance with requirements, provide products by one of
the following manufacturers:
1. Brady Corporation
2. 3M
3. Panduit Corporation
B. Cable/wire markers shall be self adhesive, self laminating mechanically printed with a
clear protective laminating over wrap or protective heat-shrink tubing.
C. Comply with TIA/EIA-606-A and UL 969 for labeling materials, including label stocks,
laminating adhesives, and inks used by label printers.
PART 3 EXECUTION
3.01 COMMUNICATIONS DEMOLITION
A. For a renovation project in an existing building, demo and remove back to source, all
abandoned communications wiring serving communications outlets and devices within
the area of work. Coordinate work to not disrupt communications services to areas
outside the project's area of work as may be served by components and
communications infrastructure located within the project's area of work.
B. Remove and dispose of termination devices, panels, housings, outlets, mounting
frames, cable supports, wire management, etc. abandoned as a result of demolition
work, except where indicated for re-use and except where remove of said components
would disrupt communication infrastructure and communications systems service to
areas outside project's area of work.
C. Coordinate any disruption to existing communications systems service with Sr.
Infrastructure Manager, and provide at least fourteen days advance notice to district
prior to disruption.
D. Removal of all existing electronic equipment shall be coordinated, with at least
fourteen days advance notice, with Sr. Infrastructure Manager. All existing electronic
equipment shall be turned over to Sr. Infrastructure Manager, and shall not be
disposed by Contractor.
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3.02 DELIVERY AND STORAGE
A. Receive, handle, and store communications system items and materials at the project
site. Materials and items shall be placed so that they are protected from damage and
deterioration.
B. Stage materials in a secure area of the project site until installation.
3.03 INSTALLATION - GENERAL
A. The drawings for work under telecommunications specification sections related to
communication systems are diagrammatic and are intended to convey the scope of
work and indicate the general arrangement of outlets, equipment, termination
hardware, fixtures and other work included in the Contract.
B. Location of items required by the drawings or specifications not definitely fixed by
dimensions are approximate only and exact locations necessary to secure the best
conditions and results shall be determined at the site and shall be subject to the
approval of the Owner.
C. Follow drawings in laying out work, check drawings of other trades to verify spaces in
which work will be installed, and maintain maximum headroom and space conditions
at all points.
1. Where headroom or space conditions appear inadequate, the Owner shall be
notified before proceeding with installation.
2. Minor rerouting and changes in location shall be made at no additional cost to the
Owner.
3. Coordinate the mounting heights of communications equipment and raceways to
clear the opening heights of doors and the heights of equipment which needs to
be removed and replaced.
4. As necessary, adjust elevations of rack-mounted termination hardware and
horizontal wire management panels so as to compensate for rack unit sizes of
actual hardware used, as compared to hardware rack unit sizes depicted in
Contract Drawings.
D. Perform all work with skilled mechanics of the particular trade involved in a neat and
workmanlike manner.
E. Perform all work in cooperation and coordination with other trades and schedule.
F.
Furnish other trades advance information on locations and sizes of frames, boxes,
sleeves and openings needed for the work, routes for conduit, and also furnish
information and shop drawings necessary to permit trades affected to install their work
properly and without delay.
G. Where there is evidence that work of one trade will interfere with the work of other
trades, all trades shall assist in working out space allocations to make satisfactory
adjustments and shall be prepared to submit and revise coordinated shop drawings.
H. With the approval of the Owner and without additional cost to the Owner, make minor
modifications in the work as required by structural interferences, by interferences with
work of other trades or for proper execution of the work.
I.
Work installed before coordinating with other trades so as to cause interference with
the work of such other trades shall be changed to correct such condition without
additional cost to the Owner and as directed by the Owner.
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Minor changes in the locations of outlets, fixtures and equipment shall be made prior
to rough in at the direction of the Owner and at no additional cost to the Owner.
K. Contractor shall cooperate with other trades and coordinate work so that conflicts with
other work are eliminated.
L.
Equipment shall be installed with adequate space allowed for removal, repair or
changes to equipment. Ready accessibility to removable parts of equipment and to
wiring shall be provided without moving other equipment which is to be installed or
which is in place. Contractor shall verify measurements. Discrepancies shall be
brought to the Owner's attention for interpretation.
M. Determine temporary openings in the buildings that will be required for the admission
of apparatus furnished under this Division, and notify the Owner accordingly. In the
event of failure to give sufficient notice in time to arrange for these openings during
construction, assume all costs of providing such openings thereafter.
N. Location of communication outlets and raceway pathways are approximate and exact
locations shall be determined on site.
O. Contractor shall refer to contract documents for details, reflected ceiling plans, and
large scale drawings.
P. Comply with Communication Service Provider requirements.
Q. Grounding and Bonding: Perform in accordance with TIA-607-B and NFPA 70.
R. INSTALLATION OF CABLES
1. Comply with NECA 1.
2. General Requirements for Cabling:
a. Comply with TIA/EIA-568-C.2.
b. Comply with BICSI ITSIM, Ch. 6, "Cable Termination Practices."
c. Install 110-style IDC termination hardware unless otherwise indicated.
d. Terminate conductors; no cable shall contain unterminated elements. Make
terminations only at indicated outlets, terminals, cross-connects, and patch
panels.
e. Cables may not be spliced. Secure and support cables not more than 6
inches from cabinets, boxes, fittings, outlets, racks, frames, and terminals.
Do not over-cinch or crush cables.
f. Install lacing bars to restrain cables, to prevent straining connections, and to
prevent bending cables to smaller radii than minimums recommended by
manufacturer.
g. Bundle, lace, and train conductors to terminal points without exceeding
manufacturer's limitations on bending radii, but not less than 4X cable
diameter. Install lacing bars and distribution spools.
h. Hook and loop (Velcro)-style cable ties shall be used to bundle and secure
exposed cables in MDF/IDF rooms. Use of plastic cable ties is not permitted.
i. Do not install bruised, kinked, scored, deformed, or abraded cable. Do not
splice cable between termination, tap, or junction points. Remove and
discard cable if damaged during installation and replace it with new cable.
j. Cold-Weather Installation: Bring cable to room temperature before dereeling.
Heat lamps shall not be used for heating.
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Pulling Cable: Comply with BICSI ITSIM, Ch. 4, "Pulling Cable." Monitor
cable pull tensions, and do not exceed manufacturer's recommended cable
pull tension.
1) When installing in conduit, use only lubricant approved by cable
manufacturer and do not chafe or damage outer jacket.
l. Service Loops: Provide the following minimum extra length of cable, dressed
and routed neatly:
1) At MDF/IDF frames: 60 inches, neatly installed in vertical wire manager
or accommodated by additional routing around overhead ladder rack
runway.
2) At Surface Raceway Outlets - Copper: 12 inches, neatly installed in
surface raceway channel.
UTP Cable Installation:
a. Comply with TIA/EIA-568-C.2.
b. Maintain pair twists as close as possible to point of termination, but do not
untwist UTP cables more than 1/8 (.125) inch from the point of termination to
maintain cable geometry.
c. Concentrator Enclosures: No cabling is to be routed down through the center
area of the enclosure so as to inhibit the installation of network electronics.
d. MDF/IDF: Install and route cabling on overhead ladder rack runway and
within horizontal and vertical cable guides to terminating hardware.
Group connecting hardware for cables into separate logical fields.
Optical Fiber Cable Installation:
a. Comply with TIA/EIA-568-C.3.
b. Cables shall terminate with LC-type connectors secured in connecting
hardware that is rack or enclosure mounted.
c. Concentrator Enclosures: No cabling is to be routed down through the center
area of the enclosure so as to inhibit the installation of network electronics.
d. MDF/IDF: Install and route cabling on overhead ladder rack runway and
within horizontal and vertical cable guides to terminating hardware.
Separation from EMI Sources:
a. Comply with BICSI TDMM and TIA/EIA-569-A for separating unshielded
copper voice and data communication cable from potential EMI sources,
including electrical power lines and equipment.
b. Separation between open communications cables or cables in nonmetallic
raceways and unshielded power conductors and electrical equipment shall be
as follows:
1) Electrical Equipment Rating Less Than 2 kVA: A minimum of 5 inches.
2) Electrical Equipment Rating between 2 and 5 kVA: A minimum of 12
inches.
3) Electrical Equipment Rating More Than 5 kVA: A minimum of 24 inches.
c. Separation between communications cables in grounded metallic raceways
and unshielded power lines or electrical equipment shall be as follows:
1) Electrical Equipment Rating Less Than 2 kVA: A minimum of 2-1/2
inches.
2) Electrical Equipment Rating between 2 and 5 kVA: A minimum of 6
inches.
3) Electrical Equipment Rating More Than 5 kVA: A minimum of 12 inches.
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Separation between communications cables in grounded metallic raceways
and power lines and electrical equipment located in grounded metallic
conduits or enclosures shall be as follows:
1) Electrical Equipment Rating Less Than 2 kVA: No requirement.
2) Electrical Equipment Rating between 2 and 5 kVA: A minimum of 3
inches.
3) Electrical Equipment Rating More Than 5 kVA: A minimum of 6 inches.
Separation between Communications Cables and Electrical Motors and
Transformers, 5 kVA or HP and Larger: A minimum of 48 inches.
Separation between Communications Cables and Fluorescent Fixtures: A
minimum of 5 inches.
S. INSTALLATION OF CABINET RACKS AND ENCLOSURES
1. Comply with NECA 1.
2. Install all communications hardware components in accordance with project
specifications and plan, elevation, and layout information within Contract
Drawings.
3. The contractor shall coordinate the installation of communications cabinets, racks
and enclosures with the installation of the communications pathways and cabling
to eliminate any potential damage to cables, or any other installed
communications components or equipment.
4. Ladder Rack: Comply with NEMA VE 2 and TIA/EIA-569-A-7.
a. Support overhead ladder rack at minimum 5 foot intervals. Where ladder rack
meets wall, provide a wall mount bracket to secure. Provide supports at each
connection or intersection point. Mount at elevation and layout in accordance
with Contract Drawings.
b. Ladder rack shall not penetrate any fire-rated walls or floors.
c. Provide minimum 1-foot clearance above ladder rack, and sufficient work
space around the ladder rack, to access the ladder rack to permit the addition
or removal of cable without removing any section of ladder rack or installed
supports.
d. Ladder rack system shall not be installed in manner that obstructs access to
any new or existing equipment, or to infringe on any Code-required
clearances.
e. Do not fasten ladder rack to pipes, ducts, mechanical equipment, or electrical
conduit.
5. Backboards: Install plywood with “A” side outward and at elevation and wall
location(s) as indicated in Contract Drawings. Butt adjacent sheets tightly, and
form smooth gap-free corners. Cover fire-rating mark during painting. Remove
cover afterwards, leaving mark exposed for subsequent inspection by authority
having jurisdiction.
6. Communications Floor-mounted Racks: Assemble and install in accordance with
manufacturer's instructions and recommendations. Racks shall be assembled
such that mounting rails are exactly perpendicular to the base.
a. Secure to floor utilizing lag bolts or masonry anchors, and washers,
appropriate to application and flooring condition. The use of a Tapcon, or
equal, masonry screw with washer is not acceptable. Secure at all four
locations of rack base.
b. Secure each communications floor-mounted rack to overhead ladder rack
using eack-to-runway mounting plates, brackets, j-bolts, nuts/washers, etc.,
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7.
installed in compliance with manufacturer's instructions and
recommendations.
Wire management panels: Secure to communication relay racks in accordance
with manufacturer's instructions.
3.04 PATHWAY EXAMINATION
A. Examine pathway elements intended for cables.
1. Verify proposed routes of pathways. Check raceways, ladder racks, and other
elements for compliance with space allocations, clearances, installation
tolerances, hazards to cable installation, and other conditions affecting
installation. Verify that cabling can be installed complying with EMI clearance
requirements.
2. Prepare wall penetrations and verify that penetrations of rated fire walls are made
using products labeled for type of wall penetrated.
3. Identify plan to support cables and raceways in suspended ceilings. Verify weight
of individual types and sizes of cables. Verify that load capacity of cable support
structures is adequate for each pathway.
4. Proceed with installation only after unsatisfactory conditions have been corrected.
3.05 INSTALLATION OF PATHWAYS
A. Underground Service Entrance: Install conduit at least 18 inches below finish grade;
encase in at least 3 inches thick concrete for at least 60 inches out from the building
line.
B. Install pathways with the following minimum clearances:
1. 48 inches from motors, generators, frequency converters, transformers, x-ray
equipment, and uninterruptible power systems.
2. 12 inches from power conduits and cables and panelboards.
3. 5 inches from fluorescent and high frequency lighting fixtures.
4. 6 inches from flues, hot water pipes, and steam pipes.
C. Conduit, in Addition to Requirements of Section 260533.13:
D. Conduit:
1. Do not install more than 2 (two) 90 degree bends in a single horizontal cable run.
2. Leave pull cords in place where cables are not initially installed.
3. Conceal conduit under floor slabs and within finished walls, ceilings, and floors
except where specifically indicated to be exposed.
a. Conduit may remain exposed to view in mechanical rooms, electrical rooms,
and telecommunications rooms.
b. Treat conduit in crawl spaces and under floor slabs as if exposed to view.
c. Where exposed to view, install parallel with or at right angles to ceilings,
walls, and structural members.
d. Under floor slabs, locate conduit at 12 inches, minimum, below vapor
retarder; seal penetrations of vapor retarder around conduit.
E. Cable Routing
1. All cabling to re routed within approved raceway or above lay-in ceiling. Cabling
shall be hidden by ceiling or raceway in all locations of the building with the
exception of IDF and MDF rooms or as otherwise noted on the drawings.
a. Where cable tray is provided, route cabling within cable tray.
b. Where conduit sleeve is provided, route cabling within conduit sleeve
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c.
Above lay-in ceilings, where cable tray or conduit sleeves are not available:
1) Where raceway for cabling is not provided, Contractor shall run cabling
through Erico Cablecat 2" J hooks.
(a) J hooks shall be directly attached to building structure at a maximum
of 4'-0" center-to-center.
(b) Additional J hooks will be added as necessary to limit the maximum
cable catenary (cable sag) to 12" maximum.
(c) Install tye-wraps around all J hooks upon completion of cable pulls.
(d) J hook cable density shall not exceed 60% of the maximum cable
count suggested by manufacture. If necessary, provide additional
level of J hooks for high cable density runs.
(e) Contractor shall provide all mounting hardware (threaded rod,
unistrut, etc.) Necessary to solidly mounted, complete cable
raceway system.
3.06 FIRESTOPPING
A. Utilize an approved firestop assembly to seal all cable and raceway penetrations of
fire-rated floor and wall assemblies. Assembly must achieve the same
smoke/fire-resistance rating as the floor or wall being penetrated.
B. Comply with requirements in Division 7 Section "Through-Penetration Firestop
Systems."
C. Comply with TIA/EIA-569-A, Annex A, "Firestopping."
D. Comply with BICSI TDMM, "Firestopping Systems" Article.
3.07 GROUNDING
A. Install grounding according to BICSI TDMM, "Grounding, Bonding, and Electrical
Protection" Chapter.
B. Comply with ANSI-J-STD-607-A.
C. Coordinate location of communications grounding bus bar to minimize the length of
bonding conductors.
D. Bond metallic equipment to the communications grounding bus bar, using not smaller
than No. 6 AWG equipment grounding conductor.
E. Bond each segment of ladder rack runway using bonding straps. Ladder rack
connection fittings are not considered an acceptable bonding mechanism. Install
bonding straps in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and recommendations.
F.
Bond metallic equipment to the communications grounding bus bar in MDF [or IDF],
using not smaller than No. 6 AWG equipment grounding conductor.
1. Ground ladder rack system to communications grounding bus bar.
2. Ground each floor-mounted rack to communications grounding bus bar. Bonding
to overhead ladder rack is not a permissible.
3. Ground each concentrator enclosure to communications grounding bus bar. At
enclosure, terminate equipment grounding conductor to grounding bus bar
located within enclosure.
G. ESD Port Kit: Install ESD port kit in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and
recommendations, on communications mounting elements as follows:
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1.
Floor-mounted racks: Mount a kit directly to both the front and the rear sides of
the right vertical mounting rail of the center most rack in MDF [and the center
most rack in IDF], at 48” above floor, using thread-forming screw and antioxidant
compound. Coordinate exact location with Owner.
3.08 IDENTIFICATION
A. All labeing standards will be determined in conjuction with the district information
technology administrator. The district technology administrator shall have final
approval on all labeling schemes. Labeling schemes applied without approval shall be
replaced/modified to comply.
B. Labeling shall minimually comply with EIA/TIA labeling standards.
C. LABELING HIERARCHY
1. When labeling communications cabling and pathways always begin the labeling
scheme with the room or location of greater significance.
2. Consult with district Sr. Infrastructure Manager for clarifications regarding
application of hierarchy table to the project. Hierarchy relationships that must be
adhered to include, but are not limited to:
a. Cabling and/or pathways between the MDF and any IDFs must list the MDF
first.
b. Cabling and/or pathways between a concentrator enclosure and the work
area must list the concentrator enclosures first.
c. Cabling and/or pathways between an MDF or IDF and a wireless access
point outlet must list the MDF or IDF first.
3. Labeling must be the same on both ends of the cable and/or pathway.
4. Labeling for all communications infrastructure elements shall be consistent across
the installation. Coordinate with requirements for labels and identification defined
in Contract Drawings.
D. WIRE IDENTIFICATION
1. Cable/wire markers shall be installed within four (4) inches of each end of the
cable, and where cable is accessible in junction or pull boxes. Information list on
cable/wire marker shall include, but is not limited to:
a. Cable and type
b. Termination hardware
c. Termination position
2. Identification within Connector Fields in MDF, [IDFs,] and concentrator
enclosures: Label each connector and each discrete unit of cable-terminating
and connecting hardware.
E. WORKSTATION LABELING
1. Administration at the work area / workstation will be carried out in proximity to the
closest Distribution Frame (MDF, IDF).
2. The administration of the individual Data/Voice locations will reference the MDF
or ID room location.
3. Administration of the individual jack locations will be used for local tracking or
tracing of the patch panel termination points (Data/Voice jacks back to the closest
termination in the Distribution Frame). Typical numbering of the jack locations will
begin with the termination point closest to the Distribution Frame and continuing
in numerical series outward from that location.
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3.09 CUTTING AND PATCHING
A. Cut, channel, chase, and drill floors, walls, partitions, ceilings, and other surfaces
required to permit communications systems installation, including all pathway
elements and supports necessary for same. Perform cutting by skilled mechanics of
trades involved. Perform work so as to not impair structural stability of building
construction and systems.
B. Conduits passing through roofs or other surfaces exposed to weather shall be properly
flashed as specified in roofing and waterproofing sections. This flashing work shall be
part of this division of work.
C. Repair and refinish disturbed finish materials and other surfaces to match adjacent
undisturbed surfaces. Install new firestopping where existing firestopping has been
disturbed during the course of install. Repair and refinish materials and other surfaces
by skilled mechanics of trades involved.
3.10 REFINISHING AND TOUCHUP PAINTING
A. Refinish and touch up paint. Paint materials and application requirements are
specified in Section "Painting."
1. Clean damaged and disturbed areas and apply primer, intermediate, and finish
coats to suit the degree of damage at each location.
2. Follow paint manufacturer's written instructions for surface preparation and for
timing and application of successive coats.
3. Repair damage to galvanized finishes with zinc-rich paint recommended by
manufacturer.
4. Repair damage to PVC or paint finishes with matching touchup coating
recommended by manufacturer.
3.11 CLEANING
A. On completion of installation inspect exposed finishes. Remove burrs, dirt, paint
spots, and construction debris. Repair damaged finish(es), including chips, scratches,
and abrasions.
B. All equipment, hardware and finishes shall be cleaned prior to final acceptance.
Unless otherwise indicated, clean shall mean free of dust, dirt, mud, debris, oil,
grease, residues, and contamination.
C. Protect equipment and installations and maintain conditions to ensure that coatings,
finishes, and cabinets are without damage or deterioration at time of Substantial
Completion. Protect conduit and wireway openings against the entrance of foreign
matter by means of plugs or caps. Cover fixtures, materials, equipment and devices
furnished or installed under this section or otherwise protect against damage, both
before and after installation. Hardware, materials, equipment, or devices damaged
prior to final acceptance of the work shall be restored to their original condition or
replaced.
D. During the course of communications installation work, provide for on-going proper
disposal of all debris, including but not limited to: equipment packaging and shipping
materials, shipping pallets, empty cable reels/boxes, cable cuttings, etc. The
Contractor shall, at all times, keep the site free from accumulations of waste material
or rubbish caused by its employees or work. Remove all crates, cartons, and other
waste materials or trash from the working areas at the end of each working day.
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Flammable waste material must be removed from the working areas at the time of
generation. All rubbish and debris, combustible or not, shall be discarded in covered
metal containers daily and removed from the premises at least weekly and legally
disposed of.
3.12 COMMISSIONING AND DEMONSTRATION
A. INSPECTION
1. Visually inspect UTP and optical fiber cable jacket materials for NRTL certification
markings. Inspect cabling terminations in communications equipment rooms for
compliance with color-coding for pin assignments, and inspect cabling
connections for compliance with TIA/EIA-568-B.1.
2. Visually confirm Category 6 marking of outlets, outlet/connectors, and patch
panels for horizontal UTP cabling for Data/Wireless, Kronos and MMTV
applications.
3. Visually confirm Category 5e marking of outlets, outlet/connectors, termination
blocks and patch panels for horizontal UTP cabling voice and 25-pair Category 5e
backbone applications.
4. Visually confirm Category 3 marking of copper backbone UTP cables for indoor
voice backbone applications.
5. Visually inspect cable placement, cable termination, grounding and bonding,
equipment and patch cords, and labeling of all components.
6. Inspect cable terminations for color coded labels of proper type.
B. FIELD QUALITY CONTROL
1. Perform tests and inspections.
2. Copper UTP Cable Tests:
a. Copper UTP Test Instruments:
1) Test instruments shall meet or exceed applicable requirements in
TIA/EIA-568-B.2. Perform tests with a tester that complies with
performance requirements in "Test Instruments (Normative)" Annex,
complying with measurement accuracy specified in "Measurement
Accuracy (Informative)" Annex. Use only test cords and adapters that
are qualified by test equipment manufacturer for permanent link test
configuration.
2) For horizontal UTP cable certification tests, use a Level III tester.
b. Copper Backbone UTP Cable Tests:
1) Test copper backbone UTP cabling for DC loop resistance, shorts,
opens, intermittent faults, polarity between conductors, and for insertion
loss (attenuation). Test operation of shorting bars in connection blocks.
Test cables after termination but not cross-connection.
c. UTP Performance Tests:
1) Test permanent link for each outlet. Perform the following tests
according to TIA/EIA-568-B.1 and TIA/EIA-568-B.2:
(a) Wire map.
(b) Length (physical vs. electrical, and length requirements).
(c) Insertion loss.
(d) Near-end crosstalk (NEXT) loss.
(e) Power sum near-end crosstalk (PSNEXT) loss.
(f) Equal-level far-end crosstalk (ELFEXT).
(g) Power sum equal-level far-end crosstalk (PSELFEXT).
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3.
4.
5.
6.
(h) Return loss.
(i) Propagation delay.
(j) Delay skew.
2) Testing for Category 6 horizontal UTP must additionally report values for
attenuation-to-crosstalk ratio (ACR), and power sum
attenuation-to-crosstalk ratio (PSACR).
3) A star (“*”) passing shall not be considered acceptable.
Optical Fiber Cable Tests:
a. Optical Fiber Test Instruments:
1) Test instruments shall meet or exceed applicable requirements in
TIA/EIA-568-B.1. Use only test cords and adapters that are qualified by
test equipment manufacturer for channel or link test configuration.
b. Optical Time Domain Reflectometry Tests: After terminating optical fiber
cables, one individual fiber from each backbone cable installed shall be
tested using an optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR). Perform OTDR
testing in accordance with manufacturer's recommended test procedures.
Test to determine the installed length, continuity, and OTDR-based
attenuation measurement. Provide test report identifying backbone cable
identification and indicating corresponding values from tests.
c. Link End-to-End Attenuation Tests: Perform optical fiber end-to-end link
tests according to TIA/EIA-568-B.1 and TIA/EIA-568-B.3.
1) Multimode backbone link measurements: Test at 850 or 1300 nm in
both directions according to TIA/EIA-526-14-A, Method B, One
Reference Jumper.
2) Attenuation test results shall be less than that calculated according to
equation in TIA/EIA-568-B.1.
3) These readings must not be higher than the "Optimal Attenuation Loss
(OAL)". The OAL will be calculated using the manufacturer's factory
certified test results, (db/km) adjusted for the actual installed lengths
(dBs) plus the manufacturer's best published attenuation losses for the
connector on this project and/or splice installed on this project (0.25dB
for Connectors and 0.10dB for splices).
4) Link End-to-End Attenuation Test reports shall include:
(a) Cable identification and Strand numbers
(b) The OAL value for each link
(c) The theoretical maximum attenuation value, per TIA/EIA-568-B.1,
for each link
(d) Tested values for attenuation
Document data for each measurement. Data for submittals shall be printed in a
summary report that is formatted similar to Table 10.1 in BICSI TDMM, or
transferred from the instrument to the computer, saved as text files, and printed
and submitted.
End-to-end cabling will be considered defective if it does not pass tests and
inspections. Correct failures and retest to demonstrate compliance; otherwise,
remove and replace with new components and retest to demonstration
compliance with requirements.
Prepare test and inspection reports.
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SECTION 275124
EXTENSION/MODIFICATION OF THE EXISTING INTERCOM/MASTER CLOCK AND
DISASTER ALERT SYSTEMS
PART 1 GENERAL
1.01 SECTION INCLUDES
A. Intercom equipment.
B. Intercom cable.
C. Master Clock equipment.
D. Accessories.
1.02 COORDINATION OF WORK
A. Contractor shall furnish and install all conduit/raceway as required for the
intercom/master clock system. This includes all raceway explicitly shown on plans or
generically required for a complete, functional system.
B. Contractor shall furnish and install all specialty backboxes for devices as required for
the intercom/master clock system. This includes all backboxes explicitly shown on
plans or generically required for a complete, functional system.
C. Contractor shall furnish and install all branch circuits required for the intercom/master
clock system as specified. This includes all circuits explicitly shown on plans or
generically required for a complete, functional system.
1.03 SUBMITTALS
A. Submit under provisions as described within the general requirements section.
B. Shop Drawings: Include the manufacturer's specification sheets, including all the
component parts, control equipment drawings, and layouts, wiring diagrams and
facility wiring, and conduit drawings.
C. Product Data: For each item of equipment.
D. Manufacturer's Installation Instructions.
E. Project Record Documents: Accurately record actual locations of devices and wiring.
F.
Operation Data: Include instructions for routine operation of master and remote
stations.
G. Maintenance Data: Include instructions for minor troubleshooting, preventive
maintenance, and cleaning.
1.04 QUALITY ASSURANCE
A. Manufacturer Qualifications: Company specializing in manufacturing the type of
products specified in this Section with minimum three years of documented
experience.
B. Supplier Qualifications: Company authorized by manufacturer and specializing in
supplying products specified in this Section with minimum three years documented
experience.
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C. Installer Qualifications: Company specializing in installing the products specified in
this Section with minimum three years documented experience.
D. All devices shown on drawings shall be new unless otherwise noted.
E. All of the above equipment shall be installed in the conduit systems as indicated on
the plans and hereinafter specified. The manufacturer's distributor shall guarantee the
entire system for one year against all defects in material and workmanship.
F.
All individual panels, housings, and the entire system shall bear the label of
Underwriters' Laboratories. Contractor shall provide a complete set of operating
instructions including circuit diagrams and other information necessary for proper
installation, operation, and service maintenance.
1.05 MAINTENANCE SERVICE
A. Furnish service and maintenance of intercom system for one year from Date of
Substantial Completion.
1.06 SCOPE OF WORK
A. Provide all the necessary components and equipment (wiring, hardware, conduit,
boxes, components, etc.) necessary for the replacing/relocation, extension, and
addition to the existing school intercom system as outlined in these specifications.
B. Furnish and install additions to the School sound and intercommunication and clock
system as shown on the drawings and as hereinafter specified. All new equipment
shall match form and functionality of existing devices/system and satisfy requirements
as hereinafter described.
C. This Contractor will evaluate the existing system and provide additional components
and modifications to existing system (i.e. system amplifier, switches, console, etc.)
required for complete system operation. This Contractor shall provide all equipment
directly specified or indirectly implied which is required for complete
intercommunication system operation.
D. Contractor shall furnish all equipment and labor necessary for and incidental to the
complete installation of the School Communications System as directly described or
indirectly implied on the drawings and within this specification.
PART 2 PRODUCTS
2.01 INTERCOM/CLOCK SYSTEM
A. Manufacturers:
1. Match existing
2. Rauland (Interstate Electronics - (630) 789-8700)
2.02 EQUIPMENT
A. Rauland
1. Power amplifiers sized and number as required
2. Rauland ACC1300 volume controls as required
3. Rauland USO188 cone type loudspeakers as required
4. Rauland ACC1001 round speaker baffles as required
5. Rauland ACC1003 Square speaker baffles as required
6. Rauland ACC1101 round loudspeaker backbox assemblies as required
7. Rauland ACC1102 square loudspeaker backbox assemblies as required
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8. Rauland ACC1104 loudspeaker support bridges as required
9. West Penn plenum intercom cable as required (2 conductor unshielded)
10. West Penn plenum speaker cable as required (2 conductor shielded)
a. Shield shall not be used for intercom cable. Intercom/speaker zone common
cable shall be two conductor shielded and two conductor unshielded (plenum
rated)
B. Equipment listed represents the required level or quality. Actual equipment may differ;
however, all components must be fully compatible with existing intercommunication
system.
C. MASTER CLOCK SYSTEM - Existing Simplex Clock System
1. The master control clock shall be complete with operational lithium current time
battery back-up system. The master clock system shall be furnished complete
with a rack mounted screened companion instruction panel, detailing
programming procedures in step-by-step sequence. The master clock system
shall be rack mounted within and be a part of the intercom system control
equipment.
D. SECONDARY CLOCKS
1. The analog secondary clocks in clock speaker panels shall be 12" flush/surface
(refer to drawings) -mounted Rauland-Borg #2460 series dial clocks or National
Time Signals units as presently used within the District.
2. The flush mounted stand alone clocks shall require the use of a wall box. Provide
backboxes as necessary.
3. Provided 15" dial clocks with shatterproof lenses and wire guards in all P.E. areas
and 12" units in those areas noted.
E. CLOCK POWER SUPPLY
1. Power supplies shall be as manufactured by Rauland-Borg or National Time and
shall accommodate each clock cable run operating at 24VAC each. Proper wiring
and power sizing will be the responsibility of the installing Contractor.
PART 3 EXECUTION
3.01 EXAMINATION
A. Verify that surfaces are ready to receive work.
B. Verify field measurements are as shown on Drawings.
C. Verify that required utilities are available, in proper location, and ready for use.
D. Beginning of installation means installer accepts conditions.
3.02 INSTALLATION
A. Install in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
B. Provide all necessary wiring as noted on the drawings. All wiring shall be run in
conduit or surface raceway, bridal rings, or cable tray as indicated. No wiring shall be
run exposed on ceilings, floors or walls.
C. The Contractor shall have equipment installed on the AC voltage supply taking
care to arrest damaging electrical transient and spikes which can cause damage to
the microprocessor components of the system.
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D. Connect Digital secondary clocks in parallel (12) clocks, maximum on a run. Provide
120V circuit as required.
E. Install conduit stub and wiring to each outlet and color code wires common to all
clocks on each run.
F.
Backboxes of proper size and configuration shall be provided for all components
requiring them.
G. Install and wire system in accord with manufacturer's approved drawings and
diagrams.
H. Provide conduit for all 120V devices
I.
Provide 120V circuits to devices as required
J.
Cable Taps: Use numbered terminal strips in junction, pull or outlet boxes, cabinets, or
equipment enclosures where any circuit tap, splice or extension is made.
K. Cable Routing
1. All cabling to re routed within approved raceway or above lay-in ceiling. Cabling
shall be hidden by ceiling or raceway in all locations of the building with the
exception of IDF and MDF rooms or as otherwise noted on the drawings.
a. Where cable tray is provided, route cabling within cable tray.
b. Where conduit sleeve is provided, route cabling within conduit sleeve
c. Above lay-in ceilings, where cable tray or conduit sleeves are not available:
1) Where raceway for cabling is not provided, Contractor shall run cabling
through Erico Cablecat 2" J hooks.
(a) J hooks shall be directly attached to building structure at a maximum
of 4'-0" center-to-center.
(b) Additional J hooks will be added as necessary to limit the maximum
cable catenary (cable sag) to 12" maximum.
(c) Install tye-wraps around all J hooks upon completion of cable pulls.
(d) J hook cable density shall not exceed 60% of the maximum cable
count suggested by manufacture. If necessary, provide additional
level of J hooks for high cable density runs.
(e) Contractor shall provide all mounting hardware (threaded rod,
unistrut, etc.) Necessary to solidly mounted, complete cable
raceway system.
3.03 INTERFACE
A. It shall be the Contractor's responsibility to identify, define and execute the system
interface as described on the drawings.
B. All equipment shall be installed and connected in strict accordance with the
manufacturer's recommended instructions.
C. Provide interface wiring and accessories as required to provide a program tone and
music class change system.
3.04 FIELD QUALITY CONTROL
A. Perform field inspection and testing in accordance with Section 01400.
B. Perform operational test on completed installation to verify proper operation.
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C. Replace equipment, components, and wiring to eliminate audible noise, clicks, pops,
or hum when system is in standby or operation.
3.05 MANUFACTURER'S FIELD SERVICES
A. This manufacturer's authorized representative shall perform a quality inspection of the
final installation and in the presence of the Electrical Contractor and Owner's
Representatives, shall perform a complete functional test of the systems. A system
certification verifying the proper system operation shall be required prior to
acceptance.
B. Provide the services of a manufacturer's technical representative to prepare and start
systems and make final connections to units.
C. Perform field inspection and testing.
D. Demonstrate system operation.
3.06 ADJUSTING
A. Adjust controls and configuration switches for operation as indicated.
B. Adjust system to achieve proper operations.
C. Set status of each classroom call-in device and other stations as directed.
D. The specified equipment shall be supplied, installed, adjusted, tested and
guaranteed by a factory authorized communications Contractor for the products
furnished. The vendor is responsible for verifying the completeness of the parts list
and the suitability of the equipment to meet the intended purpose of the
specifications and drawings.
3.07 DEMONSTRATION
A. Provide systems demonstration and instructions. Allow minimum of 16 hours.
B. Employ manufacturer's field representative to demonstrate system operation to
designated Owner personnel.
C. Conduct walking tour of Project and briefly describe function, operation, and
maintenance of each component.
D. Use submitted operation and maintenance manual as reference during demonstration
and training.
END OF SECTION 275124
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