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					 1                                       SECTION 27 00 00
 2                             COMMUNICATIONS CABLE AND EQUIPMENT
 3                        BASED ON DSF MASTER COMMUNICATION SPEC DATED 5/25/2011
 4
 5
 6   This section has been written to cover most (but not al)l situations that you will encounter. Depending
 7   on the requirements of your specific project, you may have to add material, delete items, or modify what
 8   is currently written. The Division of State Facilities expects changes and comments from you.
 9
10   It is recommended that the consultant examine the Telecommunication Guidelines for Structured
11   Building Wiring Systems on the DSF web site.
12
13   The consultant must edit all areas in brackets [ ] and reflect any changes in the table of contents.
14
15                                             PART 1 - GENERAL
16
17   SCOPE
18   This section describes the products and execution requirements relating to furnishing and installation of
19   Telecommunications Cabling and Termination Components and related sub-systems as part of a Structured
20   Cabling System at the [new or remodeled] [building and location]. Inter-building, Vertical (Backbone),
21   and Horizontal (Station) cabling comprised of Copper, Fiber Optic, and Coaxial Cabling are covered under
22   this document. Included are the following topics:
23
24   PART 1 - GENERAL
25          Scope
26          Related Work
27          Regulatory References
28          Design Intent
29          Work Sequence
30          Submittals
31          Project Record Documents
32          Quality Assurance
33          Delivery, Storage and Handling
34          Drawings
35   PART 2 - PRODUCTS
36          Outside Plant Cable (Voice)
37          Lightning Protection
38          Backbone (Riser &Tie) Copper Cabling
39          Backbone Voice Cabling
40          Backbone Fiber Optic Cable
41          Self-supporting Aerial Fiber Optic Cable
42          Duct Type Fiber Optic Cable
43          Direct Buried Type Fiber Optic Cable
44          Indoor Type Fiber Optic Cable
45          Indoor/Outdoor Fiber Optic Cable
46          Backbone Copper Data Cabling
47          Shielded Cabling (T1)
48          Horizontal Media (Station Cables)
49                   Horizontal Data and Voice Station Cable (Copper)
50                   Horizontal Fiber Optic Station Cable
51          Fiber Optic Outlet
52          Splice Enclosure
53          Coaxial Cable (Video-RF)
54          Video Distribution Line Amplifier
55          Coaxial Cable Splitters
56          Information Outlet
57                   Data and Voice Jacks
58                   Wall-Mount Voice-Only Outlets
59                   Fiber Optic Connector
60                   F-Connector (RG-6 Coax)
61          Data Patch Panel
62          Voice (Horizontal) Termination Field
63          Voice Backbone Termination Field
64          Fiber Optic Patch Panels


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 1          Coax Patch Panel
 2          Equipment Rack
 3                   Jumper Management
 4          Equipment Cabinets (Wall Mount)
 5          Flexible Nonmetallic Innerduct and Fittings
 6          Miscellaneous Materials
 7                   Voice Station Patch Cords
 8                   Fiber Optic Patch Cables
 9                   Power Strip/Surge Suppressor
10          Surface Raceway
11          Telecommunications Ground
12   PART 3 - EXECUTION
13                   General
14          System Topology and Cable Size Requirements
15                   Backbone Cabling (Riser & Tie)
16                   Voice Backbone Cabling
17                   Fiber Optic Backbone
18                   T1 Cabling
19                   Fiber Optic Cable Installation
20                   Station Cabling
21                   Station Cabling on Modular Furniture
22                   Information Outlet
23          Innerduct
24          Cable Termination
25                   General
26                   Cable Termination - Voice UTP
27                   Voice Multiplier Blocks
28                   Cable Termination - Data UTP
29                   Cable Termination - Fiber Optic
30                   Cable Termination - Shielded (T1)
31                   Cable Termination RG-6 Coax
32                   Voice Cross Connects
33                   Equipment Rack (Free Standing)
34                   Identification and Labeling
35                   Work by Owner
36                   Cooperation
37          Testing and Acceptance
38                   General
39                   Voice Cabling (Copper UTP)
40                   Voice Station Cabling (Category 5e and Category 6)
41                   Data Station Cabling (Category 5e and Category 6)
42                   Category 5e and Category 6 Performance Testing
43                   Fiber Optic Cable
44                   RG-6 – Testing
45                   Shielded Cabling (T1) – Testing
46          Documentation
47                   General
48                   Test Data - Copper Media
49                   Test Data - Fiber Optic Media
50                   Cross Connect Data
51          As-Built Construction Drawings
52          Warranty
53          Campus Outside Plant Documentation Update
54          Campus Building Documentation Update
55          As-Built Communication Cable Costs
56          Construction Verification Items
57
58   RELATED WORK
59   Applicable provisions of Division 1 govern work under this Section.
60
61   Section 26 05 00 – Common Work Results For Electrical
62   Section 26 05 33 – Raceway and Boxes for Electrical Systems
63   Section 26 05 36 – Cable Trays For Electrical Systems
64   Section 26 27 26 – Wiring Devices


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 1   Section 26 05 26 – Grounding and Bonding for Electrical Systems
 2   Section 26 05 29 – Hangers and Supports for Electrical Systems
 3   Section 26 05 53 – Identification for Electrical Systems
 4   Section 01 91 01 or 01 91 02 – Commissioning Process
 5
 6   REGULATORY REFERENCES
 7   All work and materials shall conform in every detail to the rules and requirements of the National Fire
 8   Protection Association, the Wisconsin Electrical Code and present manufacturing standards.
 9   All materials shall be listed by UL and shall bear the UL label. If UL has no published standards for a
10   particular item, then other national independent testing standards shall apply and such items shall bear
11   those labels. Where UL has an applicable system listing and label, the entire system shall be so labeled.
12
13   Other applicable standards are as follows:
14   ANSI/IEEE C2 - National Electrical Safety Code
15   NFPA 70- 2002 - National Electrical Code
16   DILHR Chapter 16 - Wisconsin Electrical Code
17   TIA/EIA Standards 526-14A (OFSPT-14A), 526-7 (OFSPT-7), 568B.1 (Category 5e), 568B.2 (Category
18   6), 568B.3, 569A, 606A, and 607 (with exception)
19   IEEE/ANSI 142-1982 - Recommended Practice for Grounding of Industrial and Commercial Power
20   Systems.
21   ICEA publication S-80-576-2002
22
23   DESIGN INTENT
24   The Horizontal (Station) Cabling System is based on the installation of 4-Pair Unshielded Twisted Pair
25   (UTP) DATA [Category 5e][Category 6] and 4-Pair UTP VOICE [Category 5e][Category 6] Copper
26   Cables. The cables shall be installed from the Standard Information Outlet (SIO) in the work area to the
27   Telecommunications Room (TR) or Equipment Room (ER) serving that area and terminated as specified in
28   this document. [This may be supplemented with fiber optic cabling in selected areas.]
29
30   Station cables shall be installed in conduit, in cable tray and in modular furniture. Outlets shall be mounted
31   [at a 45 degree angle][flush] on a wall-mounted box, on Surface Raceway and in Modular Furniture.
32   Information Outlet locations are to be identified on Project Drawings.
33
34   Backbone Copper and Fiber Optic Cables (linking Equipment Rooms and/or Telecommunications Rooms)
35   shall be installed in conduit in building riser pathways, in cable tray and/or free-air in as identified on the
36   Drawings. Backbone Intra-building Fiber Optic Cabling shall be installed via Conduit and/or Cable Tray.
37
38   At the Main Equipment Room [Room No.] Data, Fiber Optic and Coaxial cable terminations shall be
39   mounted on freestanding equipment racks; termination hardware related to Voice Cabling shall be
40   [wall][rack] mounted. At the Entrance Room and at each TR [Rooms numbers] termination hardware for
41   all cable types shall be [wall-mounted][rack mounted].
42
43   All cables and related termination, support and grounding hardware, bonding, shall be furnished, installed,
44   wired, tested, labeled, and documented by the Contractor, as detailed in the following section[s].
45
46   The Contractor shall provide all labor and materials necessary to construct the system as described herein.
47   This includes - but is not limited to - furnishing and installing cable, cable supports, innerduct, racking and
48   termination components, termination, testing, labeling and documentation.
49
50   WORK SEQUENCE
51   During the construction period, coordinate telecommunications schedule and operations with the State of
52   Wisconsin, Division of State Facilities Construction Representative and Owner.
53
54   SUBMITTALS
55   Under the provisions of Section 26 05 00 and Division 1, prior to the start of work the Contractor shall
56   submit:
57
58   six (6) sets of Manufacturer’s Data covering all products proposed indicating construction, materials,
59   ratings and all other parameters identified in Part 2 (Products) below.
60
61   manufacturer’s installation instructions, and
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 1   one (1) two-foot section of each cable type to be utilized for final approval by the Engineer. This two-foot
 2   section shall have the manufacturer’s cable markings visible. Upon request, samples from every reel sent
 3   to the site shall be provided.
 4
 5   Submittals should be grouped to include complete documentation of related systems, products and
 6   accessories in a single submittal. Where applicable, dimensions should be marked in units to match those
 7   specified.
 8
 9   Submittals shall be original catalog sheets, photocopies, or electronic format (ADOBE Portable Document
10   format “.pdf”) thereof. Facsimile (fax) sheets shall not be accepted.
11
12   Two sets of submittals. The Engineer shall review the Submittals and annotate them indicating approvals
13   and shall return to the contractor.
14
15   Work shall not proceed without the Engineer’s approval of the submitted items.
16
17   If materials are furnished as specified no further qualifications is necessary, except for items requiring shop
18   drawings. However, if the Contractor wishes to substitute another manufacturer and/or catalog number, the
19   following information in triplicate shall be submitted to the Engineer:
20
21            A complete description of the material which the contractor proposes to substitute (shop drawings,
22            illustrations, catalog data, performance characteristics, etc.) and the reason for the substitution
23            identifying any benefit to the Owner.
24
25   The Contractor shall receive approval from the Engineer on all substitutions of material. No substituted
26   materials shall be installed except by written approval from the Engineer.
27
28   All submittals are to comply with submission and content requirements specified in specification Section
29   01 91 01 or 01 91 02.
30
31   PROJECT RECORD DOCUMENTS
32   Submit and record documents under provisions of 26 05 00.
33
34   Accurately record exact sizes, locations and quantities of cables.
35
36   QUALITY ASSURANCE
37   The manufacturer shall be a company specializing in communication cable and/or accessories with a
38   minimum of five years documented experience in producing cable and/or accessories similar to those
39   specified below.
40
41   The contractor shall have been in this line of business for a minimum of five (5) years and completed four
42   (4) jobs of the magnitude specified in the following sections.
43
44   The installing contractor shall have at a minimum one (1) Certified Installer trained to the latest industry
45   standards to ensure the most reliable installation available. The Certified Installer shall have been trained
46   by a company(s) that offer a minimum fifteen (15) year system warranty.
47
48   DELIVERY, STORAGE AND HANDLING
49   Cable shall be stored according to manufacturer's recommendations as minimum. In addition, cable must be
50   stored in a location protected from vandalism and weather. If cable is stored outside, it must be covered
51   with opaque plastic or canvas with provision for ventilation to prevent condensation and for protection
52   from weather. If air temperature at cable storage location will be below 4 degrees C., the cable shall be
53   moved to a heated (10 degrees C. minimum) location.
54
55   If the contractor wishes to have a trailer on site for storage of materials, arrangements shall be made with
56   the Owner. If necessary, cable shall be stored off site at the contractor's expense.
57
58   DRAWINGS
59   It shall be understood that the electrical and telecommunication details and drawings provided with the
60   specification package are diagrammatic. They are included to show the intent of the specifications and to
61   aid the Contractor in bidding the job. The Contractor shall make allowance in the bid proposal to cover
62   whatever work is required to comply with the intent of the plans and specifications.
63
64   The Contractor shall verify all dimensions at the site and be responsible for their accuracy.


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 1
 2   Prior to submitting the bid, the Contractor shall call the attention of the Engineer to any materials or
 3   apparatus the Contractor believes to be inadequate and to any necessary items of work omitted, within ten
 4   (10) days prior to the Bid Due Date.
 5
 6                                            PART 2 - PRODUCTS
 7
 8   OUTSIDE PLANT CABLE (VOICE)
 9   Cables shall incorporate 24 AWG solid, annealed, bare copper conductors.          All conductors shall be
10   continuous and splice free. Bridge taps shall not be allowed.
11
12   Conductors shall be insulated with a thermoplastic skin. Insulated conductors shall be stranded into pairs
13   of varying lay lengths in order to minimize cross-talk.
14
15   Conductors shall be identified by the insulation color of each conductor. The color code shall follow the
16   industry standard composed of ten (10) distinctive colors to identify 25 pairs in accordance with ICEA
17   publication S-80-576-2002. Marking of each mate of the primary conductor in a pair with the color of that
18   primary conductor is optional.
19
20   When cables of larger than 25 pairs are required, the core shall be assembled into 25-pair sub-units, each
21   color coded in accordance with ICEA publication S-80-576. Cables with over 600 pairs shall have 25-pair
22   binder groups combined into super units. These super units shall be wrapped with a solid color thread that
23   follows the primary color scheme of white, red, black, yellow and violet. Binder color code integrity shall
24   be maintained wherever cables are spliced
25
26   Cable shall meet the physical and electrical requirements of “Backbone Cable” as defined by TIA/EIA-
27   568-B.2 Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard and shall conform to Category 3
28   performance specifications or better.
29   This cable shall be Underwriters Laboratory listed and be compliant with Article 800 (Communications
30   Circuits) of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and be suitable for installation in underground duct or
31   direct burial.
32
33   A flooding compound shall be applied over the core and to all surfaces of the shield/armor to resist
34   moisture entry and to inhibit corrosion.
35
36   The cable core shall be filled with a waterproofing compound and wrapped with a non-hydroscopic core
37   tape.
38
39   The cables shall contain an overall corrugated, coated aluminum shield, which is electrically continuous
40   over its entire length.
41
42   The cable shall be finished with a black polyethylene jacket, which is sequentially printed with a footage
43   marker at regular intervals.
44
45   LIGHTNING PROTECTION
46   A listed primary protector shall be provided on all inter-building backbone copper pairs. The protector
47   shall be placed as close as possible to the building entrance. Lightning protection shall incorporate Gas
48   Tube type devices containing a two element, wide-gap gas tube providing a 265-425 VDC breakdown for
49   lightning/over voltage protection and have a fail-safe design to protect personnel and equipment from
50   exposure to sustained high voltages or currents. These devices shall be installed on each cable end, in the
51   appropriate building entrance protector, which shall be supplied with a grounding lug that will accept a No.
52   6 ground wire. The ground lug shall be attached to the Grounding Bussbar. If a special tool is required to
53   open the protection housing, this tool shall be provided on a one for one basis and turned over to the DSF
54   representative at completion of the work. Terminal Blocks on the Protection Devices shall be the same
55   type as used for termination of new cabling in the Equipment Room and Telecommunication Room(s).
56
57   BACKBONE (RISER AND TIE) COPPER CABLING
58   Backbone Voice Cabling
59   The Voice Backbone Cable shall link the Entrance Room, the Main Equipment Room and
60   Telecommunications Rooms serving the building. These cables shall be terminated on 110 type blocks.
61
62   Voice Backbone Cable shall incorporate 24 AWG solid annealed Copper Conductors insulated with a
63   polyvinyl chloride skin over expanded polyethylene. Conductors shall be twisted to form pairs and fully
64   color-coded.


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 1
 2   The Voice Backbone Cable shall be sized as detailed in Part 3 “Execution” of this Section.
 3
 4   Conductors shall be identified by the insulation color of each conductor. The color code shall follow the
 5   industry standard composed of ten (10) distinctive colors to identify 25 pairs in accordance with ICEA
 6   publication S-80-576. Marking of each mate of the primary conductor in a pair with the color of that
 7   primary conductor is optional.
 8
 9   The Voice Backbone cable shall meet the physical and electrical requirements of “Backbone Cable” as
10   defined by the TIA/EIA-568-B.2 Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard and shall
11   conform to Category 3 performance specifications or better.
12
13   When cables of larger than 25 pairs are required, the core shall be assembled into 25-pair sub-units, each
14   color-coded in accordance with ICEA publication S-80-576 (latest version). Cables with over 600 pairs
15   shall have 25-pair binder groups combined into super units. These super units shall be wrapped with a solid
16   color thread that follows the primary color scheme of white, red, black, yellow and violet. Binder color
17   code integrity shall be maintained wherever cables are spliced.
18
19   The cables shall contain an overall corrugated, coated aluminum shield that is electrically continuous over
20   its entire length.
21
22   This cable shall meet or exceed NEC Article 800 Type [CM][CMR][CMP] and be UL listed. Jacket shall
23   be of fire resistant PVC. If this cable is installed in a Plenum area it shall be installed in the appropriate
24   sized conduit.
25
26   Voice Backbone Cables, shall be Air Core with an 8-mil ALVYN Sheath.
27
28   All cables and equipment shall be furnished, installed, wired and tested by the Contractor.
29
30   BACKBONE FIBER OPTIC CABLE
31   General
32   Cables shall incorporate Optical fibers meeting the specifications detailed in the sub-section(s) below.
33   Backbone Fiber Optic Cable sizing (fiber count) shall be per Project Drawings. Fiber cables installed in a
34   Plenum area shall be installed in the appropriate sized conduit.
35
36   SELF-SUPPORTING AERIAL FIBER OPTIC CABLE
37   This cable shall be of a loose buffer design and be suitable for self-supported aerial installation, in
38   underground duct and in conduit.
39
40   Outer Sheath: Polyethylene (PE) Cable jackets and material shall be suitable for installation in induced
41   electrical fields up to 12kv.
42
43   Cable materials shall be all dielectric (no conductive materials)
44
45   The outer sheath shall be marked with the manufacturer’s name, words identifying the cable type (e.g.
46   “Optical Cable” or “Fiber Optic Cable”), year of manufacture, and sequential length markings. The actual
47   length of the cable shall be within -0/+1% of the length markings. The marking shall be in a contrasting
48   color to the cable jacket.
49
50   Temperature Range:
51   Storage                    -40o to +70oC (no irreversible change in attenuation)
52   Operating                  -40o to +70oC
53   Installation               -30o to +70oC
54
55   Humidity Range:            0 to 100%
56
57   Cable shall contain a water blocking material that shall inhibit the migration of water in the interstitial
58   regions of the cable core.
59
60   Bending Radius:
61   During Installation:       20 times cable diameter
62   No Load:                   10 times cable diameter
63
64   Tensile Loading:


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 1   Maximum rated cable loads shall be 3500N (minimum). The cable shall be designed to ensure that
 2   the optical fibers are not subjected to strain at this load.
 3
 4   The cable shall be designed to ensure that the optical fibers are not subjected to a tensile load (placed under
 5   strain) under the following conditions:
 6
 7   Loading                    NESC Heavy (0.5 inch radial ice + 4 lb/ft sq. wind pressure)
 8   Span length                225 feet (maximum)
 9   Installation Sag           1% (minimum)]
10
11   Cyclic Flexing:
12   No significant attenuation shall result after 300 flex cycles per EIA 455-104 (Bend radius 5X cable O.D.)
13
14   Impact Resistance:
15   Complies after 25 impacts (minimum) per FOTP-25
16
17   Twisting:
18   Complies after 10 cycles (minimum) per FOTP-85
19
20   Compression Load Resistance:
21   Approximately 220 N/cm per FOTP -41
22
23   Low Frequency (galloping) Vibration:
24   100 thousand cycles; No mechanical damage to the cable jacket or other cable components at the
25   completion of the testing.
26
27   High Frequency (aeolian) Vibration:
28   100 Million cycles; No mechanical damage to the cable jacket or other cable components at the
29   completion of the testing.
30
31   The self-supporting Aerial Fiber Optic Cable shall be part of an overall system that includes mounting and
32   support hardware and other installation accessories recommended by the cable manufacturer.
33
34   DUCT TYPE FIBER OPTICAL CABLE
35   This cable shall be suitable for installation in underground duct and in innerduct. [Innerduct may be
36   installed in underground duct or supported on walls.]
37   Cable shall be a Loose Buffer design.
38
39   Cable materials shall be all dielectric (no conductive materials).
40
41   Cable shall be filled with a water-blocking material.
42
43   Outer Sheath:
44   The outer Sheath shall be Polyethylene (PE) and free of holes, splits, and blisters. The outer sheath shall be
45   marked with the manufacturer’s name, words identifying the cable type (e.g. “Optical Cable” or “Fiber
46   Optic Cable”), year of manufacture, and sequential length markings. The actual length of the cable shall be
47   within -0/+1% of the length markings. The marking shall be in a contrasting color to the cable jacket.
48
49   Temperature Range:
50   Storage:                   -40o to +70oC (no irreversible change in attenuation)
51   Operating                  -40o to +70oC
52   Installation               -30o to +70oC
53
54   Humidity Range:
55                              0 to 100%
56
57   Maximum Tensile Strength:
58   During Installation:  2700 Newton (600 lb. force) (no irreversible change in attenuation)
59   Long Term:            890 N (200 lb. force)
60
61   Bending Radius:
62   During Installation:       20 times cable diameter
63   No Load:                   10 times cable diameter
64


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 1   DIRECT BURIED TYPE FIBER OPTIC CABLE
 2   This cable shall be suitable for direct burial.
 3
 4   Cable shall incorporate a corrugated Steel Armor Tape to provide for resistance to rodent attack and all
 5   other cable materials shall be all dielectric (no conductive materials).
 6
 7   Cable shall be filled with a water blocking compound.
 8
 9   Outer Sheath:
10   Polyethylene (PE)
11   The outer sheath shall be marked with the manufacturer’s name, words identifying the cable type (e.g.
12   “Optical Cable” or “Fiber Optic Cable”), year of manufacture, and sequential length markings. The actual
13   length of the cable shall be within -0/+1% of the length markings. The marking shall be in a contrasting
14   color to the cable jacket.
15
16   Temperature Range:
17   Storage:                   -40o to +70oC (no irreversible change in attenuation)
18   Operating                  -40o to +70oC
19
20   Humidity Range:
21                              0 to 100%
22
23   Maximum Tensile Strength:
24   During Installation:  2700 Newton (600 lb. force) (no irreversible change in attenuation)
25   Long Term:            890 N (200 lb. force)
26
27   Bending Radius:
28   During Installation:       20 times cable diameter
29   No Load:                   10 times cable diameter
30
31   INDOOR TYPE FIBER OPTIC CABLE
32   This cable shall be suitable for installation in building riser systems, in conduit, in cable tray or in
33   innerduct.
34
35   Cable materials shall be all dielectric (no conductive material).
36
37   Cable shall carry an OFNR rating (Optical Fiber Non-Conductive Riser)
38
39   Outer Sheath:
40    PVC
41   The outer sheath shall be marked with the manufacture’s name, date of manufacture, fiber type, flame
42   rating, UL symbol, and sequential length markings every two feet.
43
44   Temperature Range:
45   Storage:                   -40o to +70oC (no irreversible change in attenuation)
46   Operating                  -40o to +70oC
47
48   Humidity Range:
49                              0 to 100%
50
51   Max. Tensile Load (Riser and Tie)
52   During Installation:    1332 Newton (300 lb. force) (no irreversible change in attenuation)
53   Long Term:              600 N (135-lb. force)
54
55   Bending Radius:
56   During Installation:       20 times cable diameter
57   No Load:                   10 times cable diameter
58
59   INDOOR/OUTDOOR FIBER OPTIC CABLE
60   “Hybrid” cables suitable for installation in multiple environments (e.g. underground duct and building
61   risers) may be used at Contractor’s option.
62
63   Such cables shall meet all specifications noted above for cables designated for each environment through
64   which the cable shall pass.


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 1
 2   Backbone Fiber Optic Cable
 3   This cable shall be suitable for installation free-air, in building Risers, in Conduit, in Cable Tray and/or in
 4   Innerduct.
 5
 6   Cable Materials shall be all dielectric (no conductive materials).
 7
 8   Cabling shall carry an OFNR rating (Optical Fiber Non-Conductive Riser) and shall be listed as being
 9   suitable for use in a vertical run in a shaft or from floor to floor and shall be listed as having fire-resistant
10   characteristics capable of preventing the carrying of fire from floor to floor. An acceptable method of
11   defining fire-resistant characteristics shall be that the cable passes the requirements of the Standard Test for
12   Flame Propagation Height of Electrical and Optical-Fiber Cable Installed Vertically in Shafts (ANSI/UL
13   1666-2000).
14
15   Outer Sheath: PVC
16   The Outer Sheath shall be marked with the manufacturer's name, date of manufacture, fiber type, flame
17   rating, UL symbol, and sequential length markings every two feet.
18
19   Temperature Range:
20   Storage:                    -40o to +70 C (no irreversible change in attenuation)
21   Operating:                  -20o to +70 C (OFNR)
22
23   Humidity Range:             0 to 100%
24
25   Max. Tensile Load (Backbone Intra-building)
26           12-fibers
27          During Installation:    1332 Newton’s (300 lb. force) (no irreversible change in attenuation)
28          Long Term:              600 N (135 lb. force)
29          <12-fibers
30          During Installation:    1000 Newton’s (225 lb. force) (no irreversible change in attenuation)
31          Long Term:              300 N (67 lb. force)
32
33   Bending Radius:
34   During Installation:        20 times cable diameter
35   No Load:                    10 times cable diameter.
36
37   Optical Fiber Specifications - Backbone Cable
38   [The consultant shall edit the following sections to meet the intent of the project]
39   General
40   The fiber count in each cross-section will vary. For quantities and other design information, refer to the
41   Project Drawings.
42
43   All optical fibers shall be sufficiently free of surface imperfections and inclusions to meet the optical,
44   mechanical, and environmental requirements of this specification. Factory optical fiber splices are not
45   allowed.
46
47   All fibers shall have been subjected to a minimum tensile proof test by the fiber manufacturer equivalent to
48   100-kpsi.
49
50   All fibers in each cable shall be guaranteed to meet the stated specifications.
51
52   Multi-mode Optical Fibers (62.5/125)
53   Multi-mode Optical Fibers in each cable shall meet the following specifications:
54
55   Fiber Type                  Multi-mode; doped silica core surrounded by a concentric glass cladding.
56
57   Index Profile               Graded Index
58
59   Transmission Windows        850-nm and 1300-nm
60
61   Core Diameter (nom)         62.5-m (microns)  3
62
63   Cladding Diameter           125-m  2
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 1   Core-clad Concentricity     3-m
 2
 3   Cladding Non-circularity  2.0%
 4
 5   Fiber Coating Diameter 250-m  15 (primary coating)
 6   All coatings shall be mechanically strippable without damaging the optical fiber.
 7
 8   Attenuation (max. @ 235 C; Backbone)
 9   @ 850-nm                3.5-dB/km
10   @ 1300-nm               1.0 “
11
12   Changes to multi-mode fiber performance at extreme operational temperatures (-40 to +70 C) shall not
13   exceed 0.2 dB/km at 1300 nm (per FOTP-3 procedures).
14
15   Bandwidth (min.)
16   @ 850-nm                   200-MHz*km
17   @ 1300-nm                  500 “
18
19   No multi-mode optical fiber shall show a point discontinuity greater than 0.2 dB at the specified
20   wavelengths. Such a discontinuity or any discontinuity showing a reflection at that point shall be cause for
21   rejection of that fiber by the Owner.
22
23   Multi-mode Optical Fibers (50.0/125) Laser Optimized
24   Multi-mode Optical Fibers in each cable shall meet the following specifications:
25
26   Fiber Type                 Multi-mode; doped silica core surrounded by a concentric glass cladding.
27
28   Index Profile              Graded Index
29
30   Transmission Windows       850-nm and 1300-nm
31
32   Core Diameter (nom)        50.0-m (microns)  3
33
34   Cladding Diameter          125-m  2
35
36   Core-clad Concentricity     3-m
37
38   Cladding Non-circularity  2.0%
39
40   Fiber Coating Diameter 250-m  15 (primary coating)
41   All coatings shall be mechanically strippable without damaging the optical fiber.
42
43   Attenuation (max. @ 235 C; Backbone)
44   @ 850-nm                3.0-dB/km
45   @ 1300-nm               1.0 “
46
47   Changes to multi-mode fiber performance at extreme operational temperatures (-40 to +70 C) shall not
48   exceed 0.2 dB/km at 1300 nm (per FOTP-3 procedures).
49
50   Bandwidth (min.)
51   @ 850-nm                   2000-MHz*km
52   @ 1300-nm                  500-MHz*km
53
54   No multi-mode optical fiber shall show a point discontinuity greater than 0.2 dB at the specified
55   wavelengths. Such a discontinuity or any discontinuity showing a reflection at that point shall be cause for
56   rejection of that fiber by the Owner.
57
58   Single Mode Optical Fibers
59   Fiber Type              Single mode; doped silica core surrounded by a concentric glass cladding.
60
61   Core Diameter:             8-9 µm. All fibers shall be of the same nominal core diameter and profile.
62
63   Cladding Diameter:         125±1.0µm
64


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 1   Cladding Non-circularity:  1%
 2   Core to Cladding Offset  0.8 µm
 3
 4   Fiber Coating Diameter:   245±15µm (primary coating).
 5                             900-m (nominal) secondary coating (tight buffer)
 6   All coatings shall be mechanically strippable without damaging the optical fiber.
 7
 8   Cutoff Wavelength (cabled fiber; ccf) < 1260-nm.
 9
10   Mode Field Diameter:       8.3 - 9.8 nm at 1300-nm; 10.5±1.0 µm at 1550-nm.
11
12   Zero Dispersion Wavelength (0): 1301.5 nm < 0 < 1321.5 nm
13
14   Zero Dispersion Slope (S0): < 0.092 ps/nm2*km
15
16   Fiber Attenuation (max. @ 235 C; Backbone):
17                            Intra-Building                Inter-Building
18            @ 1300-nm       1.0 dB/km                     0.5 dB/km
19            @ 1550-nm       1.0 dB/km                     0.5 dB/km
20
21   When tested in accordance with FOTP-3, "Procedure to Measure Temperature Cycling Effects on Optical
22   Fibers, Optical Cable, and Other Passive Fiber Optic Components," the average change in attenuation over
23   the rated temperature range of the cable shall not exceed 0.05 dB/km at 1550 nm for single-mode fiber. The
24   magnitude of the maximum attenuation change of each individual fiber shall not be greater than 0.15
25   dB/km at 1550 nm.
26
27   Fiber Dispersion (maximum):
28            1285-1330-nm 3.2-ps/nm*km
29            @ 1550-nm           18-ps/nm*km
30   No single mode optical fiber shall show a point discontinuity greater than 0.1 dB at the specified
31   wavelengths. Such a discontinuity or any discontinuity showing a reflection at that point shall be cause for
32   rejection of that fiber by the Owner.
33
34   BACKBONE COPPER DATA CABLING
35   Backbone Copper Data Cables shall meet all of the specifications detailed above for "Horizontal Data
36   Station Cables " plus the following:
37
38   Cable shall conform to TIA/EIA-568-B "Power Sum Crosstalk" standards with the requirement that the
39   sum of multi-pair Crosstalk be no worse than the pair-to-pair Crosstalk of a 4-pair cable.
40
41   Link performance of any combination of up to six (6) 25-pair and/or 4-pair cable segments totaling 90-
42   meters in length or less shall be compliant with TIA/EIA-568-B requirements.
43
44   Color-coding of the pairs shall be per industry standards for 25-pair cables.
45
46   This cable shall be suitable for installation free-air, in building Risers, in Conduit and/or in Cable Tray and
47   carry a [CMR CMP]rating.
48
49   SHIELDED CABLING (T1)
50   Cabling installed to accommodate T1 transmission (1.544-Mbps) shall incorporate a minimum of two (2)
51   twisted pairs. Where multiple circuits are required, higher pair-count cabling may be used.
52
53   Conductors shall be 22 AWG, solid bare copper. Each pair shall be individually shielded and incorporate a
54   drain wire.
55
56   Cable shall meet Category 3 performance specification.
57
58   Cable shall be UL listed and meet a [CM][CMR][CMP] rating.
59
60   HORIZONTAL MEDIA (STATION CABLES)
61   General
62   The Horizontal (Station) Cable System is based on the installation of Un-shielded Twisted Pair (UTP)
63   DATA [Category 5e][Category 6] and VOICE (Telephone) [ Category 5e][Category 6] copper cables to



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 1   install from the work area to the wiring hub locations(s). Refer to the Floor plan Drawings(s) which
 2   identify the location of the wiring hubs and Standard Information Outlets (SIO) locations.
 3
 4   Voice and Data Station Cables shall be constructed of individually twisted pairs with 24-AWG insulated
 5   solid copper conductors.
 6
 7   All Cables and Termination hardware shall be technically compliant with and installed in accordance with
 8   the referenced TIA/EIA documents.
 9
10   All cables shall be suitable for installation in the environment defined and shall meet a [CM][CMR][CMP]
11   rating (or approved substitutes as defined by the 2008 NEC).
12
13   Cables shall be Underwriters Laboratory (UL) listed, comply with Article 800 (Communications Circuits)
14   of the National Electrical Code and shall meet the specifications of NEMA (low loss), UL 444, and ICEA.
15
16   Pairs of all 4-pair cables shall be unshielded and shall be identified by a banded color code in which
17   conductor insulation is marked with a dominant color and banded with a contrasting color. By pair
18   number, the pair colors or dominant band are:
19
20                     Pair 1: Tip - White/Blue; Ring - Blue (or Blue/White)
21                     Pair 2: Tip - White/Orange; Ring - Orange (or Orange/White)
22                     Pair 3: Tip - White/Green; Ring - Green (or Green/White)
23                     Pair 4: Tip - White/Brown; Ring - Brown (or Brown/White)
24
25   Horizontal Data and Voice Station Cable (Copper)
26   All horizontal Data Station Cables shall terminate on modular Patch Panels in their respective
27   Telecommunications Rooms (TR) or Equipment Room (ER) as specified on the drawings.
28
29   All horizontal Voice Station Cables shall terminate on modular [Category 5e][Category 6] Patch Panels or
30   [Category 5e][Category 6] 110 blocks in their respective Telecommunications Rooms (TR) or Equipment
31   Room (ER) as specified on the drawings.
32
33   All cables, termination components and support hardware shall be furnished, tested, installed and wired by
34   the Contractor.
35
36   Use the paragraph below if Cat 5e cabling is being used for this project.
37   Transmission characteristics of the Data and Voice Station Cables shall meet full [Category 5e]
38   performance criteria as defined by the referenced TIA/EIA documents. Refer to the Execution Section
39   which details the required performance criteria of the completed Link of which the Cable is a part.
40
41   Use the following paragraph if Category 6 cabling is being used for this project.
42   All cables and termination hardware shall exceed the TIA/EIA Category 6 technical standards and be
43   installed in accordance with the referenced TIA/EIA/BICSI documents. Minimally complaint Category 6
44   cabling is unacceptable for installation on all State of Wisconsin DSF projects. Category 6 cabling used for
45   this project must provide an average margin of +2dB or more above the stated values in the Category 6
46   Cable Permanent Link Test table listed later in this specification.
47
48   IMPORTANT: Cable and Termination Components (Jack, Patch Panel, Wiring Blocks) are specified to
49   function as a System. The compatibility of the Cable to be installed with the proposed termination
50   components shall be recognized and documented by the Termination Component Manufacturer.
51
52   The jacket color for Data cables shall be [the agency can select the color].
53
54   The jacket color for Voice cables shall be [the agency can select the color].
55
56   Cable shall be packaged in a way that minimizes tangling and kinking of the cable during installation.
57   Examples are open reels or packages that incorporate a rotating reel.
58
59   [The following section may only be used with the permission of the DSF Project Manager.]
60   Horizontal Voice Station Cable (Category 3 Copper)
61   All horizontal Voice Station Cables shall terminate on 110 type wall mounted termination blocks in their
62   respective TR or ER as specified on the drawings.
63



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 1   All cables, termination components and support hardware shall be furnished, tested, installed and wired by
 2   the Contractor.
 3
 4   Transmission characteristics of the Voice Station Cables shall meet full Category 3 performance as defined
 5   by the referenced TIA/EIA documents.
 6
 7   The Cable shall meet the following specifications.
 8
 9                     Twisted Pair       24 gauge
10
11                     Impedance          100 ohms +/- 15% @ 1 MHz
12
13                     Attenuation        2.6 dB/100 meters @ 1 MHz
14
15                     The jacket color for “Voice” cables shall be [the agency can select the color].
16
17   Horizontal Fiber Optic Station Cable
18   [Edit for Plenum or Non-plenum. This section is written to cover non-plenum cable] [Note to A/E:
19   Horizontal fiber station cable is to be multimode, either 62.5/125 or 50/125 laser optimized. Single mode
20   cannot be used for station cable applications without the permission of the DSF project manager.]
21
22   Refer to the following sub-section (Optical Fiber Specification - Station Cable) which details fiber
23   performance parameters. The fiber count in each cross-section will vary. For quantities and other design
24   information, refer to Part 3 ("EXECUTION") of this Section.
25
26   This cable shall be suitable for installation free-air, in building Risers, in Conduit, in Cable Tray and/or in
27   Innerduct.
28
29   Cable Materials shall be all dielectric (no conductive materials).
30   Cabling shall carry an OFNR rating (Optical Fiber Non-Conductive Riser) and shall be listed as being
31   suitable for use in a vertical run in a shaft or from floor to floor. It shall also be listed as having fire-
32   resistant characteristics capable of preventing the carrying of fire from floor to floor. An acceptable
33   method of defining fire-resistant characteristics shall be that the cable passes the requirements of the
34   Standard Test for Flame Propagation Height of Electrical and Optical-Fiber Cable Installed Vertically in
35   Shafts (ANSI/UL 1666-1986).
36
37   Outer Sheath: PVC
38   The Outer Sheath shall be marked with the manufacturer's name, date of manufacture, fiber type, flame
39   rating, UL symbol, and sequential length markings every two feet.
40
41   Temperature Range:
42   Storage:                   -40o to +70 C (no irreversible change in attenuation)
43   Operating:                 -20o to +70 C (OFNR)
44
45   Humidity Range:            0 to 100%
46
47   Max. Tensile Load ( 6-fibers; Station Cable)
48   During Installation:      1000 Newton (225 lb. force) (no irreversible change in attenuation)
49   Long Term:                 300 N (67 lb. force)
50
51   Bending Radius:
52   During Installation:       20 times cable diameter
53   No Load:                   10 times cable diameter.
54
55   Optical Fiber Specifications - Station Cable
56   General
57   All optical fibers shall be sufficiently free of surface imperfections and inclusions to meet the optical,
58   mechanical, and environmental requirements of this specification. Factory optical fiber splices are not
59   allowed.
60
61   All fibers shall have been subjected to a minimum tensile proof test by the fiber manufacturer equivalent to
62   100-kpsi.
63
64   All fibers in each cable shall be guaranteed to meet the stated specifications.


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 1
 2   Multi-mode Optical Fibers
 3   [The following section can be edited for 50u laser optimized fiber cabling with the permission of the DSF
 4   project manager.]
 5   Multi-mode Optical Fibers in each cable shall meet the following specifications:
 6
 7   Fiber Type                  Multi-mode; doped silica core surrounded by a concentric glass cladding.
 8
 9   Index Profile               Graded Index
10
11   Transmission Windows        850-nm and 1300-nm
12
13   Core Diameter (nom)         62.5-m (microns)  3
14
15   Cladding Diameter           125-m  2
16
17   Core-clad Concentricity      3-m
18
19   Cladding Non-circularity  2.0%
20
21
22   Fiber Coating Diameter      250-m  15 Primary coating
23                               900-m (nominal) Secondary coating (tight buffer)
24
25   All coatings shall be mechanically strippable without damaging the optical fiber.
26
27   Attenuation (max. @ 235 C; Station):
28   @ 850-nm                3.5-dB/km
29   @ 1300-nm               1.5 dB/km
30
31   Changes to multi-mode fiber performance at extreme operational temperatures (-40 to +70C) shall not
32   exceed 0.2 dB/km at 1300-nm (in accordance with FOTP-3 procedures).
33
34   Bandwidth (min.)
35   @ 850-nm                    200-MHz*km
36   @ 1300-nm                   500-Mhz*km
37
38   No multi-mode optical fiber shall show a point discontinuity greater than 0.2 dB at the specified
39   wavelengths. Such a discontinuity or any discontinuity showing a reflection at that point shall be cause for
40   rejection of that fiber by the Owner.
41
42   FIBER OPTIC OUTLET
43   Where fiber optic station cables are installed, they shall terminate at the Work Area in a wall mounted
44   outlet assembly. The fiber optic outlet shall be a low profile assembly that accommodates a minimum of
45   four (4) optical fibers. It shall incorporate a mechanism for storage of cable and fiber slack needed for
46   termination, be equipped with [ST SC FC LC MT-RJ]-type couplings [other couplings can be used with the
47   permission of the DSF project manager] which face downward to prevent contamination and incorporate a
48   shroud which protects the optical couplings from impact damage.
49
50   The color and material of the fiber optic outlet shall be [the agency can select the color] plastic.
51
52   SPLICE ENCLOSURE
53   Splices shall be allowed where required to transition between cable types as follows:
54
55   Direct Buried (Armored) to Duct or Indoor
56
57   Duct to Indoor
58
59   The splice closure shall be designed specifically for use in the splicing of fiber optic cables and incorporate
60   splice “trays”. One each splice tray shall be used for each fiber bundle (e.g. buffer tube). The closure and
61   the splice trays shall be designed to organize adequate slack to allow for re-splicing.
62
63   The splice closure shall have the ability to be made moisture tight and incorporate strain relief for the
64   incoming cables. Further, the splice closure shall be re-enterable for system expansion or repair.


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 1
 2   COAXIAL CABLE (VIDEO-RF)
 3   The [telecommunications][audio visual] contractor shall install the coaxial cables including video trunk
 4   cables, connectors, splitters, and line amplifiers as contracted, and as shown on the Drawings. Refer to
 5   Execution Section of this document.
 6
 7   Inside Cable
 8   The inside vertical riser cable shall be a .500 trunk distribution type cable, with solid aluminum jacket.
 9
10   The horizontal cable runs shall be RG-6.
11
12   Outside Plant Cable
13   Outside plant cable shall be a Type .500. This cable shall incorporate a flooding compound and be suitable
14   for trunk distribution.
15
16   VIDEO DISTRIBUTION LINE AMPLIFIER
17   This contractor shall provide all Video Line Amplifiers. All video distribution line amplifiers shall support
18   a video bandwidth of 750 MHz or higher. Line Amplifiers shall be equipped to include “plug-in”
19   equalization variable slope and gain controls, and built-in diplex filters for standard sub-channel two-way
20   operation with active return, which will support two-way interactive services. Maximum full gain shall be
21   [45-50 dB]. The Video Line Amplifier shall be a trunk/bridge type with appropriate gain. The amplifier
22   shall be powered by [existing 60 VAC on the incoming trunk line]. The type in use for this [campus]
23   [Institution] is a [Manufacturer and Model Number]. [It should be a requirement that amplifier be
24   compatible with existing equipment.] [Check with the agency to see if the above paragraph needs to be
25   adjusted to support two-way (interactive)(reverse channel) services.]
26
27   COAXIAL CABLE SPLITTERS
28   This contractor shall provide all hard-line coaxial splitters to provide adequate distribution of all horizontal
29   coaxial cable in each IDF and MDF. All splitters shall support a video bandwidth of 1 GHz. Hard-line
30   cable splitter shall be [Manufacturer and Model Number]. Hard-line to F8 splitters shall be [Manufacturer
31   and Model Number], or equivalent. Refer to the drawings for the proper device.
32
33   "TV" Coax (RG-6)[Edit for Plenum or Non-plenum. This section is written to cover non-plenum cable]
34   Cable shall be listed as being suitable for use in environment defined and shall meet a [CM][CMR][CMP]
35   rating (or better as defined by the 2002 NEC).
36
37   Basic Construction:
38   Center conductor - 18 AWG Copper Covered Steel; 0.040" O.D. (nominal); foamed polyethylene dielectric
39   Inner shield - aluminum-polypropylene-aluminum laminated tape with overlap bonded to dielectric
40   Second shield - 60% 34 AWG bare aluminum braid wire
41   Third shield - non-bonded aluminum foil tape
42   Outer shield -42% 34 AWG bare aluminum braid wire
43   Outer Jacket - Flame retardant PVC
44
45   Impedance 75-Ohms
46
47   Capacitance 16.0 pF/ft (nominal)
48   Velocity of propagation 84.0%
49
50   INFORMATION OUTLET
51   Station cables shall each be terminated at their designated workstation location in the connector types
52   described in the sub-sections below. [Included are modular jacks (Voice & Data), Fiber Optic Connectors
53   and Coaxial Connector assemblies.] These connector assemblies shall snap into a mounting frame and exit
54   [at an angle] [flush]. [The purpose of the angled ports is to relieve stress on equipment cords.] All ports
55   shall be installed such that the opening faces the floor. The combined assembly is referred to as the
56   Standard Information Outlet (SIO).
57
58   SIO mounting configurations shall be as follows: [Edit this section to meet project design criteria.]
59          Flush where existing boxes are in place
60
61            Surface mounted on Systems Furniture (base panel) - Systems Furniture Type shall be defined
62            prior to construction.
63            All data/voice jacks shall [be flush] [exit the frame at a 45 degree angle with the angle facing the
64            floor].


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 1
 2   The Telecommunications Outlet Frame shall accommodate: [Edit this section to fit the project]
 3
 4            a minimum of four (4) Modular Jacks, Fiber Optic Connectors and/or Coaxial Connectors when
 5            installed on a wall-mounted assembly.
 6
 7            a minimum of four (4) Modular Jacks, Fiber Optic Connectors and/or Coaxial Connectors when
 8            installed on a Floor-mounted assembly.
 9
10            a minimum of two (2) Modular Jacks and/or Coaxial Connectors when installed on modular
11            furniture.
12
13            the outlet frame shall incorporate a mechanism for adjusting the surface plate to a plumb position.
14
15   Multiple Jacks - identified in close proximity on the drawings (and not separated by a physical barrier) -
16   may be combined in a single assembly. The contractor shall be responsible for determining the optimum
17   compliant configuration based on the products proposed and documenting these in the as-built records.
18
19   The same orientation and positioning of Jacks and Connectors shall be utilized throughout the installation.
20   Prior to installation, the Contractor shall submit the proposed configuration for each SIO type for review by
21   the Engineer.
22
23   Wall Mount Outlet Faceplates shall incorporate recessed designation strips at the top and bottom of the
24   frame for identifying labels. Designation strips shall be fitted with clear plastic covers.
25
26   Where stand-alone "Data" or "Voice" only Jacks are identified, the SIO Frame shall be configured as to
27   allow for the addition of one (1) additional jack (Voice or Data) to be installed to supplement each such
28   jack as defined by this project. The installation of these supplemental Jacks IS NOT part of this project.
29   Any unused jack positions shall be fitted with a removable blank inserted into the opening.
30
31   [Use the following paragraph if Agency/Owner Requires Dust Covers in Selected Areas.]
32   [All Jacks and Connectors will be fitted with a dust cover. Modular Jacks shall incorporate a dust cover
33   that fits over and/or into the jack opening. The dust cover shall be designed to remain with the jack
34   assembly when the jack is in use. No damage to the Jack pinning shall result from insertion or removal of
35   these covers. Dust covers, which result in deformation of the jack pinning, shall not be accepted.]
36
37   The faceplate of the SIO shall be constructed of [High Impact Plastic, Stainless]. Faceplate color shall (1)
38   match the faceplate color used for other utilities in the building or (2) when installed in Surface Raceway
39   (if applicable), match the color of the Raceway. [If stainless faceplates are used, then delete the wording
40   relating to color.]
41
42   Different frame designs for locations which include fiber optic cabling verses those which terminate only
43   Copper Cabling (UTP and/or Coax) are acceptable. Outlets which incorporate optical fiber shall be
44   compliant with the above requirements plus:
45
46            be a low-profile assembly,
47
48            incorporate a mechanism for storage of cable and fiber slack needed for termination,
49
50            position the fiber optic couplings to face downward or at a downward angle to prevent
51            contamination and,
52
53            incorporate a shroud that protects the optical couplings from impact damage.
54
55   Wall-mounted "Voice Only" outlets shall be installed where identified on the Floorplan Drawings to
56   accommodate wall-mounted telephone sets. The Wall Plate shall be of Stainless Steel construction,
57   accommodate one (1) voice jack as defined below, mount on a standard single gang outlet box or bracket
58   and include mating lugs for wall phone mounting.
59
60   All Standard Information Outlets and the associated Jacks shall be of the same manufacturer throughout the
61   project. An allowable exception, however, is the Wall-mounted "Voice Only" Outlet described above.
62
63   Data and Voice Jacks
64   Data and Voice jacks shall be an 8-pin Modular Jack.


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 1
 2   The interface between the jack and the station cable shall be a 110-Style block or insulation displacement
 3   type contact. Termination components shall be designed to maintain the cable's pair twists as closely as
 4   possible to the point of mechanical termination
 5
 6   Data Jacks shall be pinned [TIA-568A][TIA-568B] with the pairs as follows:
 7   Voice Jacks shall be pinned [TIA-568A][TIA-568B] with the pairs as follows:
 8   [See Telecommunication Guidelines for selection criteria.]
 9
10   TIA-568A:         Pair 1 – Pins 5 & 4                 TIA-568B:           Pair 1 - Pins 5 & 4
11                     Pair 2 - Pins 3 & 6                                     Pair 2 - Pins 1 & 2
12                     Pair 3 - Pins 1 & 2                                     Pair 3 - Pins 3 & 6
13                     Pair 4 - Pins 7 & 8                                     Pair 4 - Pins 7 & 8
14
15   Transmission characteristics of the Data and Voice Jack shall be as required to meet the TIA/EIA
16   [Category 5e][Category 6] performance criteria. Refer to the Execution Section which details the required
17   performance criteria of the completed Link of which the Jacks are a part.
18
19   The Jack shall be UL verified and listed.
20
21   Jack contacts shall have a minimum of 50 micro-inches of gold plating.
22
23   The color of the Data Jack shall be [the agency can select the color]. Where used for another application a
24   color unique from the data and voice jack shall be used. Alternately, a color-coded Bezel or Icon may be
25   used to identify the Data and Voice Jack.
26
27   The Color of the Voice Jack shall be [the agency can select the color].
28
29   [The following section may only be used with the permission of the DSF project manager.]
30   Voice Jack
31   Voice jacks shall be non-keyed 8-pin Modular Jack (8P8C)
32
33   The interface between the jack and the station cable shall be a 110-Style block or insulation displacement
34   type contact. Termination components shall be designed to maintain the cable's pair twists as closely as
35   possible to the point of mechanical termination.
36
37   Voice Jacks shall be pinned per the USOC standard with the pairs as follows:
38
39                     Pair 1 - Pins 5 & 4
40                     Pair 2 - Pins 3 & 6
41                     Pair 3 - Pins 2 & 7
42                     Pair 4 - Pins 1 & 8
43
44   Voice Termination hardware shall meet Category 3 performance specifications as defined by the referenced
45   EIA/TIA documents.
46
47   The color of the Voice Jack shall be [the agency can select the color]. Alternately, a color-coded Bezel [or
48   Icon] may be used to identify the Voice Jack.
49
50   Wall-mount Voice-Only Outlets
51   Wall mounted "voice Only" outlets shall be installed where identified ("W") on the Project Drawing(s) to
52   accommodate wall-mounted telephone sets. The Wall Plate shall be of Stainless Steel construction,
53   accommodate one (1) voice jack as previously defined, mounted on a standard single gang outlet box or
54   bracket and include mating lugs for wall phone mounting.
55
56   Fiber Optic Connector [Edit for ST SC FC, LC, MT-RJ. Use of other types of connectors requires
57   Project Manager approval. This section is written to cover ST connectors.]
58   The Optical Connector shall be ST-type (bayonet mount).
59
60   The connector ferrule shall be ceramic or glass-in-ceramic, metallic, or equivalent. The optical fiber within
61   the connector ferrule shall be secured with an adhesive or mechanical process to prevent pistoning and
62   other movement of the fiber strand.
63
64   The Connector Body shall be of Metal or a Composite material.


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 1
 2   The attenuation per mated pair shall not exceed the following values:
 3       Multi-mode ..................................... 0.5-dB (individual); 0.3-dB (average)
 4       Single Mode (if applicable) ............ 0.5-dB (individual); 0.3-dB (average)
 5       These values shall hold throughout the Cable System. Connectors shall sustain a minimum of 200
 6       mating cycles per EIA/TIA-455-21 without violating specifications.
 7
 8   The connector shall meet the following performance criteria:
 9
10                     Test Procedure                       Max. Attenuation Change
11                     Cable Retention (FOTP-6)                     0.2-dB
12                     Mating Durability (FOTP-21)                  0.2-dB
13                     Impact (FOTP-2)                              0.2-dB
14                     Thermal Shock (FOTP-3)                       0.2-dB
15                     Humidity (FOTP-5)                            0.2-dB
16
17   Single Mode only (if applicable):
18   Connector End-Face finish shall be a high-performance, spherically ultra-polished design (e.g. Physical
19   Contact; PC).
20   Reflectance shall be -55 dB or better when mated with a patch-cord made up of connectors of comparable
21   design.
22
23   Fiber Optic Outlet Assembly
24   Where fiber optic station cables are installed, they shall terminate at the Work Area in a wall mounted
25   outlet assembly. The fiber optic outlet shall be a low profile assembly that accommodates a minimum of
26   four (4) optical fibers. It shall incorporate a mechanism for storage of cable and fiber slack needed for
27   termination, be equipped with [ST SC FC LC MT-RJ] type couplings which face downward to prevent
28   contamination and incorporate a shroud which protects the optical couplings from impact damage.
29
30   The color and material of the fiber optic outlet assembly shall be [the agency can select the color] plastic.
31
32   F-Connector (RG-6 Coax)
33   RG-6 Coax cable shall be terminated at the Workstation and at the Telecommunications Rooms in a Male
34   "F" type connector.
35
36   The Male F-Connector shall:
37       be matched to the RG-6 cable type proposed by the Contractor ,
38       be a single piece connector,
39       incorporate a ½" crimp ring which uses hex or compression crimp
40
41   When preparing the RG-6 cable for termination, manufacturer installation procedures shall be adhered to.
42   Special care shall be taken to insure the proper center conductor length as specified by the manufacturer.
43
44   The Male F Connectors shall be mated to Female/Female Feed-thru Couplings at both the Outlet and Patch
45   Panel locations. These couplings shall be matched to the Male F connector type. Couplings shall be of
46   sufficient length as to allow for the Male F-Connector to fully seat (both sides).
47
48   IMPORTANT: It is the responsibility of the Contractor to insure that their proposed design considers the
49   available mounting depth in both the existing wall boxes and possible Surface Raceway. This may include
50   the provision of Right Angle Cable Plugs, Feed through Couplings or other means.
51
52   [The following section can also be used for Voice Patch Panels, with appropriate editing, if the end user
53   requires them. If voice and data patch panels are part of the project, the data patch panels are to be
54   grouped separate from the voice patch panels. No mixing of data and voice patch panel terminations is
55   allowed.]
56   DATA PATCH PANEL
57   Data cabling shall be terminated at the Main Equipment Room and Telecommunications Rooms on panels
58   incorporating Modular Jacks meeting the specifications for the Telecommunications Outlet detailed in the
59   Section above.
60
61   At the Main Equipment Room, these panels shall be [rack or wall] mounted. At each Telecommunications
62   Room [(Floors #, # & #)], the panels shall be [rack or wall] mounted.
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 1   The Data Patch Panel shall consist of a Modular to 110-type connector system. Modular jacks shall meet
 2   the specifications detailed above (NON-KEYED 8-pin). On the Wall-mounted panels, this interface shall
 3   be on the front of the panel (same size as modular jacks) and be protected by a cover plate when in use.
 4
 5   Wall-mounted patch panels shall incorporate a standoff bracket to allow for cabling to be routed behind the
 6   panel.
 7
 8   The largest single patch panel configuration shall not exceed 72 ports. Panels which are modular shall be
 9   fully populated (all ports occupied by jacks) and be provided in increments of no less than 12-jacks. High
10   density patch panel configurations must incorporate horizontal cable management systems sized to
11   accommodate the quantity of patch panel jacks being installed. [DSF recommends a maximum of three
12   rows of 24 ports each being supported above or below with a horizontal cable management system sized
13   to accommodate 72 jumpers.]
14
15   The Patch Panel blocks shall have the ability to seat and cut 8 conductors (4 pairs) at a time and shall have
16   the ability of terminating 22- through 26-gauge plastic insulated, solid and stranded copper conductors.
17   Data blocks shall be designed to maintain the cable's pair twists as closely as possible to the point of
18   mechanical termination.
19
20   The Data Patch Panel as a system (including jack, cable interface and intermediate components) must
21   maintain [Category 5e][Category 6] performance per the referenced TIA/EIA documents. All pair
22   combinations must be considered, with the worst-case measurement being the basis for compliance.
23
24   Panels shall incorporate cable support and/or strain relief mechanisms to secure the horizontal cables at the
25   termination block and to insure that all manufacturers minimum bend radius specifications are adhered to.
26
27   The Patch Panel shall have color coded designation strips to identify cable count.
28
29   Transmission performance shall be maintained by the Data Patch Panel as a system (including jack, cable
30   interface and intermediate components).
31
32   [Use the following section if 110 blocks are to be used to terminate horizontal Category 5e/6 voice
33   cabling.]
34   VOICE (HORIZONTAL) TERMINATION FIELD
35   At the Telecommunication Room(s) and Main Equipment Room, each Horizontal Voice Cable shall be
36   terminated on high density 110 blocks. Wall mounted patch panels and terminal blocks must be mounted
37   on a prepared surface consisting of 5/8 inch plywood securely fastened to the building walls. All six
38   surfaces of the plywood must be painted with fire retardant paint.
39
40   Each horizontal row shall be cable of terminating six (6) four pair groups (Station Cable).
41
42   Blocks shall identify pair position by color designation.
43
44   The blocks shall be designed to maintain the cable’s pair twists as closely as possible to the point of
45   mechanical termination.
46
47   The voice termination field (blocks) must maintain [Category 5e][Category 6] performance per the
48   referenced EIA/TIA documents. All pair combinations must be considered, with the worst-case
49   measurement being the basis for compliance.
50
51   Each row of blocks shall be provided with a label holder which is to be used to identify the cable pairs.
52
53   The Voice Termination Hardware shall be 110-style.
54           Voice Horizontal Cabling Termination
55           Four (4) Pair Termination Clips (e.g. C4) shall be used in the termination of Voice Station Cabling
56
57   [Author shall edit the following two paragraphs to meet project requirements.]
58   [Horizontal Troughs incorporating plastic distribution rings shall be provided by the Contractor to
59   accommodate routing of jumpers. Troughs shall be positioned at the top of each column of termination
60   blocks and between each 100-pair wiring block.
61
62   Vertical Troughs incorporating [metal][plastic] distributing rings shall be provided in the Entrance Room
63   for vertical routing of jumper and/or cross-connect wire. In each telecommunication room, a backboard



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 1   incorporating plastic distribution rings allowing for a change in direction in cross connect wiring shall be
 2   installed between the blocks on which station cabling is terminated.]
 3
 4   VOICE BACKBONE TERMINATION FIELD
 5   At the Telecommunications Room(s) and Main Equipment Room, each Voice "Backbone" Cable shall be
 6   terminated on high density horizontal 110 blocks. Wall mounted terminal blocks must be mounted on a
 7   prepared surface consisting of 5/8 inch plywood securely fastened to the building walls. All six surfaces of
 8   the plywood must be painted with fire retardant paint.
 9
10   Each horizontal row of the cross-connect block must be capable of terminating one (1) twenty-five pair
11   binder group (Backbone Cables). Backbone blocks shall be segregated clearly identifying their function.
12
13   The mechanical termination shall:
14
15            have the ability of terminating 22 - 26 AWG plastic insulated, solid and stranded copper
16            conductors.
17
18            provide a direct connection between the cable and jumper wires.
19
20            have less than 0.2-dB of attenuation from 1 - 16 MHz.
21
22            have less than 100 milli-Ohm of DC resistance.
23
24            have less than 5 milli-Ohm of resistance imbalance.
25
26            have minimal signal impairments at all frequencies up to 16 MHz.
27
28   Blocks shall identify pair position by a color designation - Blue, Orange, Green, Brown and Slate
29   (Backbone only)
30
31   The blocks shall be designed to maintain the cable's pair twists as closely as possible to the point of
32   mechanical termination.
33
34   The Voice Termination Hardware shall be 110-style.
35           Voice Backbone Cabling Termination
36           Five (5) Pair Termination Clips (e.g. C5) shall be used in the termination of Voice Backbone
37           Cabling
38
39   [Author shall edit the following two paragraphs to meet project requirements.]
40   [Horizontal Troughs incorporating [plastic][metal] distribution rings shall be provided by the Contractor to
41   accommodate routing of jumpers. Troughs shall be positioned at the top of each column of termination
42   blocks and between each 100-pair wiring block.
43
44   Vertical Troughs incorporating metal distributing rings shall be provided in the Entrance Room for vertical
45   routing of jumper and/or cross-connect wire. In each telecommunication room, a backboard incorporating
46   plastic distribution rings allowing for a change in direction in cross connect wiring shall be installed
47   between the blocks on which station and backbone cabling are terminated.]
48
49   FIBER OPTIC PATCH PANELS
50   General
51   All terminated fibers shall be mated to simplex [ST SC FC LC MT-RJ]. Couplers shall be mounted on a
52   panel that, in turn, snaps into the enclosure. The proposed enclosure shall be designed to accommodate a
53   changing variety of connector types.
54
55   Each fiber cabling segment shall be installed such that odd numbered fibers are Position A at one end and
56   Position B at the other end while the even numbered fibers are Position B at one end and Position A at the
57   other end. See TIA/EIA-568-B.1, section 10.3.2 for further details and diagrams.
58
59   At the Entrance Room [(RM #)] and Main Equipment Room [(RM #)], these panels shall be [rack or wall]
60   mounted. At each Telecommunications Room [(Floors 1, 2, 3, or more)], the panels shall be [rack or wall]
61   mounted.
62
63   The patch panel enclosure shall be sized to accommodate the total fiber count to be installed at each
64   location as defined in the specifications and drawings - including those not terminated (if applicable).


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 1   Connector panels and connector couplings (sleeves, bulkheads, etc.) adequate to accommodate the number
 2   of fibers to be terminated shall be furnished and installed by the contractor, and/or those included in "Bid
 3   Alternates" (if applicable).
 4
 5   Patch panels shall be enclosed assemblies affording protection to the cable subassemblies and to the
 6   terminated ends. The enclosures shall incorporate a hinged or retractable [metallic][lockable] front cover
 7   designed to protect the connector couplings and fiber optic jumpers.
 8
 9   The patch panels enclosure shall provide for strain relief of incoming cables and shall incorporate radius
10   control mechanisms to limit bending of the fiber to the manufacturer’s recommended minimums or 1.2”,
11   which ever is larger.
12
13   Access to the inside of the patch panel enclosure during installation shall be from the front and/or rear.
14   Panels that require any disassembly of the cabinet to gain entry will not be accepted.
15
16   All Patch Panels shall provide protection to both the “facilities” and “user” side of the coupling. The patch
17   panel enclosure shall be configured to require front access only when patching. The incoming cables (e.g.
18   Backbone, Riser, etc.) shall not be accessible from the patching area of the panel. The enclosure shall
19   provide a physical barrier to access of such cables.
20
21   Where “Loose Buffered” cables are installed, the 250 µm coated fibers contained in these cables may be
22   terminated either by (1) splicing of factory-terminated cable assemblies (“pigtails”) or (2) the use of a "fan-
23   out" kit. In the latter approach, individual fibers are to be secured in a protective covering -an Aramid
24   reinforced tube for example - with connectors mated to the resulting assembly. In both instances, the
25   proposed termination hardware shall incorporate a mechanism by which cable and sub-assemblies are
26   secured to prevent damage. Splicing shall be by the “fusion” method. Individual splice loss shall not
27   exceed 0.3 dB for multi-mode fibers. Direct termination of 250 µm coated fibers shall not be permitted.
28
29   Where splicing of the cabling at system end points is a requirement of the installation, the Termination
30   Enclosure shall incorporate a mechanism for securing the Splice Tray(s) and fiber slack. The Splice Tray
31   and fiber slack shall not be accessible from the "user" side of the enclosure.
32
33   Patch Panels for Station Cabling
34   Where Fiber Optic Station Cabling is to be terminated, the enclosure shall be compliant to all of the above
35   requirements plus the enclosure shall incorporate a storage mechanism designed as to allow simplified
36   identification, access to and termination of individual optical fibers. This may be in the form of a Storage
37   Cassette, Tray or other appropriate mechanism. The patch panel enclosure shall be sized to accommodate
38   the total fiber count to be installed at each location as defined in the specifications and drawings - including
39   those not terminated (if applicable) and/or those included in "Bid Alternates" (if applicable).
40
41   COAX PATCH PANEL
42   All terminated coaxial cables shall be mated to Female/Female "F" Series Couplings mounted on a panel.
43
44   The panels shall incorporate a dielectric (e.g. polycarbonate) insert on which the couplings are mounted to
45   provide electrical isolation of connection points.
46
47   The panels shall incorporate cable management brackets at the rear of the panel on which to secure the RG-
48   6 cables.
49
50   EQUIPMENT RACK
51   Free Standing Equipment Rack
52   At the [Entry Room, Main Equipment Room and each Telecommunications Room], Equipment Racks shall
53   be furnished and installed by the contractor to house Cable Termination components (e.g. Copper Data and
54   Fiber Optic) and Network Electronics (by others). Refer to Part 3 ("Execution") of this Section for
55   quantities required at each location. Where additional Equipment Racks are required or where existing
56   racks are in place and none are required, it shall be so noted on the Floorplan Drawings.
57
58            The rack shall conform to the following requirements:
59
60            The rack shall comply with State Building Codes for the seismic area in which it is to be installed.
61
62            Rack shall be [84"][other size] in height and shall be self-supporting.
63
64            Channel uprights shall be spaced to accommodate Industry standard 19” mounting.


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 1
 2            Rack must be constructed of aluminum and have either a coating or painted surface.
 3
 4            Rack shall be double-side drilled and tapped to accept 12-24 screws. Uprights shall also be drilled
 5            on back to accept cable brackets, clamps, power strip(s), etc. Hole pattern on rack front shall be
 6            per EIA/TIA specifications (5/8"-5/8"-1/2"). Hole pattern on the rear shall be at 3" intervals to
 7            accept cable brackets
 8
 9            Rack should be supplied with a supply of spare screws (minimum of 24).
10
11            Base footprint should be no smaller than 15”x20”.
12
13            Rack should be supplied with a ground bar and #6 AWG Ground lug.
14
15   Jumper Management
16   Rack shall be equipped with Vertical and Horizontal Jumper Management Hardware in the form of rings
17   and guides, as to allow an orderly routing of twisted pair, optical fiber and coaxial jumpers from the patch
18   panels to the customer provided network equipment. Jumper management hardware shall be as follows:
19
20            Horizontal Jumper Management Panels shall be [painted steel/plastic] (3.5" panel), have a
21            minimum of five (5) Jumper distribution rings (1.75" x 3.75" minimum dimension) [and
22            incorporate jumper routing clips (plastic) for individual jumpers.]
23
24                At minimum, horizontal cable management hardware shall be shall be positioned above and
25                below (a) each grouping of two rows of Jacks Data Patch Panels, (b) each grouping of two
26                rows of ":F" connectors on Coaxial Patch Panels and (c) above and below each Fiber Optic
27                Patch Panel.
28
29            Vertical jumper management shall provide for cable routing on front and rear of each rack and be
30            3½" square (minimum). Vertical Jumper Management hardware shall mount on spacers attached
31            to the rack uprights and not on the upright itself. Where multiple racks are to be installed, this
32            hardware shall be mounted between the uprights of adjacent racks. Rack uprights and the spacers
33            shall be secured together per manufacturer recommendations.
34
35            Each rack shall be supplied with a minimum of twelve (12) releasable (e.g. "hook & loop") cable
36            support ties.
37
38   NOTE: Where Cable Termination Hardware is wall mounted, the contractor shall be responsible for
39   establishing a cable pathway for jumpers routed from the Equipment Rack(s) to the wall. This shall be in
40   the form of slotted ducts, troughs, “D” rings or other means. Routing of jumpers via the overhead ladder
41   rack system is not acceptable. The proposed method shall be included in the submittals required by this
42   document and shall be approved by the Engineer prior to installation.
43
44   EQUIPMENT CABINETS (WALL MOUNT)
45   Where identified on the drawings, wall mounted equipment cabinets shall house all termination
46   components installed under this contract.
47
48   Be of a “three-section” construction including (a) wall-mount section which incorporates cable entry, (2)
49   center section and (c) Door. Each section shall be hinged to facilitate access. Hinges shall be configurable
50   to open LEFT OR RIGHT.
51   The Wall-mounted section shall incorporate knock-outs (top and bottom) for cable access.
52   The Door shall be solid. Door depth shall be 2-inches or greater.
53   Shall be at least 25-inches in width. (It is understood that this may require a custom configuration. Use of
54   standard cabinet designs with extended mounting rails is to be considered).
55   Hardware mounting depth (from front of channel upright to wall) shall be 18-inches (minimum).
56   shall have a load-bearing capacity of 100 [150]-lbs or greater.
57
58   [The cabinets shall be constructed of painted Steel or Aluminum and offer a minimum usable mounting
59   height of 15 RU (RU = 1-3/4”) and be a minimum of 21 inches deep. Access to the rear of the cabinet
60   mounted equipment shall be by a hinged arrangement.]
61
62   [The cabinet shall be equipped with a lockable steel front door and furnished with two (2) keys that shall
63   be usable on all cabinets furnished under this contract.]
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 1   The cabinet shall be configured as to allow for adjustment of the channel uprights (front to rear) in 1-inch
 2   increments and be space to accommodate industry standard 19-inch mounting and tapped to accept 12-24
 3   screws. The cabinet shall be vented to allow for airflow through the cabinet.
 4
 5   Cabinet(s) shall be equipped with vertical and horizontal cable management hardware, in the form of rings
 6   and guides, as to allow an orderly routing of optical fiber and twisted pair jumpers from the patch panel to
 7   the customer provided network equipment. At a minimum, one such horizontal jumper management panel
 8   shall be provided with each cabinet. Jumper management panels shall be 3-1/2” in height and have a
 9   minimum of five (5) jumper distribution rings.
10
11   Each rack shall be supplied with a minimum of twelve (12) releasable (e.g. "hook & loop") cable support
12   ties and shall be supplied with a supply of spare screws (minimum of 24).
13
14   FLEXIBLE NONMETALLIC INNERDUCT AND FITTINGS
15   General
16   Flexible Non-metallic Innerduct (e.g. “Innerduct”) may be used as follows:
17            to segment conduit(s), increasing their capacity,
18            as protection to backbone fiber optic cables when installed in cable tray, and
19            as protection to fiber optic cable(s) within equipment rooms and Telecommunications Rooms.
20
21   Innerduct shall be corrugated.
22
23   Where not installed in a continuous length, innerduct segments should be spliced using couplings designed
24   for that purpose.
25
26   Any vacant innerduct shall be equipped with a pull cord and capped at all ends to inhibit the entry of water
27   and contaminants.
28
29   Nominal duct size shall be 1-inch (minimum).
30
31   Innerduct should be rated (e.g. General, Flame-retardant, Riser or Plenum) as required by the installation
32   environment. Riser and Plenum innerduct shall be of a color contrasting to that of the “Standard” and
33   Flame-retardant innerduct. The preferred colors are Orange (“Standard & Flame-retardant) and White
34   (Riser and Plenum).
35
36   Flame-retardant Innerduct
37   Innerduct installed within buildings (not including riser paths) or utility tunnels shall meet all of the above
38   General requirements plus:
39
40   be fabricated of flame-retardant materials suitable for installation such environments, and
41
42   meet or exceed all requirements for flame resistant duct as required by BELLCORE TR-NWT-000356
43   (Section 4.33).
44
45   Riser-rated Innerduct
46   Innerduct installed within building riser shafts shall meet all of the above General requirements plus:
47
48       be fabricated of flame-retardant materials suitable for installation such environments, and
49
50       meet or exceed all requirements for flame propagation as specified by test method UL-1666 and
51       referenced by the National Electrical Code (NEC) Section 770-53 for listed optical fiber raceways
52       being installed in vertical runs in a shaft between floors.
53
54   Plenum-rated Innerduct
55       Be fabricated of flame-retardant and smoke inhibiting materials suitable for installation in such
56       environments, and
57
58       Meet or exceed all requirements for flame propagation and emissions as specified by test method UL-
59       910 and referenced by the National Electrical Code (NEC) Section 770-53 for listed optical fiber
60       raceways being installed in ducts, plenums and other areas for environmental air, and
61
62       Meet or exceed all requirements specified by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 90A and
63       262 for Plenum spaces. Testing for fire and smoke characteristics shall be per UL-910.
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 1   MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS
 2   Voice Station Patch Cords
 3   [The A/E is to consult with the user agency to identify the quantity of multiline analog instruments (3
 4   line and 3 line with intercom) they intend to use within the area covered by this project.] The contractor
 5   is to furnish ____ voice station patch cords (use the above quantity plus 20%) which are six inches or less
 6   in length and consist of an 8P8C plug (pinned 568A or 568B) and connected to an 8P8C jack (pinned
 7   USOC) with Category 5e/Category 6 cable. [Contact Tom Irwin, DSF, 608-266-2880 for specifications.]
 8
 9   Fiber Optic Patch Cables
10   The Fiber Optic patch cables shall be 62.5/125 and/or 50/125 (laser optimized) micron multi-mode fiber
11   utilizing tight buffer construction. The fiber optic patch cables shall be minimum 1.5 meters in length.
12
13   Fiber Optic jumpers shall incorporate Ceramic or Metallic tipped [ST-SC or other combination] type
14   connectors. Connector body shall be of materials similar to that used in the proposed couplings.
15   Connectors used in fiber optic patch cables shall meet requirements set forth in the Fiber Optic section of
16   this section.
17
18   Channels in duplex patch cables shall be of equal length.
19
20   [The contractor shall provide [twenty-five (25)] Fiber optic Patch Cables (duplex).]
21
22   Power Strip / Surge Suppressor
23   At the Main Equipment Room and at each Telecommunications Room, one (1) Power Strip / Surge
24   Suppressor shall be furnished and installed by the contractor to provide for powering of the network
25   electronics (by others).
26
27   [A/E - Discuss with end user the option of using two quad 5-20 (or end user defined plug configuration) to
28   be mounted on the bottom (free standing or wall-mounted) rack.]
29
30   Power Strip / Surge Suppressor shall:
31
32            be rack mountable (19-inch rack)
33
34            be compliant with UL-1449, UL 1283 and UL-497A.
35
36            provide Transient suppression to 13,000-A. Protection shall be in all 3 modes (hot-neutral, hot-
37            ground & neutral-ground).
38
39            shall meet or exceed IEEE 587 Category A & B specification.
40
41            provide High Frequency Noise Suppression as follows:
42            >20-dB @ 50-kHz
43            >40-dB @ 150-kHz
44            >80-dB @ 1-MHz
45            >30-dB @ 6- to 1000-MHz
46
47            provide a minimum of 320 Joules of AC Energy Absorption.
48
49            be equipped with a 12-foot power cord
50
51            provide a minimum of six (6) outlets
52
53
54   SURFACE RACEWAY
55   It is anticipated that Surface raceway will be used in this project.
56
57   In [NAME AREAS] areas, Surface Raceway will be used as a cable path. No exposed wire shall be
58   permitted.
59
60   With the agreement of the Architect/Engineer, if a need arises to add telecommunications outlets in areas
61   where the walls cannot be fished, the station wire serving these outlets shall be covered with raceways. No
62   exposed wire shall be permitted within offices, laboratories, corridors, conference rooms or like facilities.
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 1   The non-metallic surface raceway shall have a screw applied base and have a snap on cover. Both the base
 2   and cover shall be manufactured of rigid natural PVC compounds.
 3
 4   The raceway shall originate from a surface mounted box located fourteen inches (14") off the floor and be
 5   attached to the wall and terminate above the ceiling. Raceway for a wall-mounted location shall originate
 6   from a surface mounted box located 48" off the floor.
 7
 8   The color of this raceway shall be [electrical ivory or match the décor]. All fittings including, but not
 9   limited to, extension boxes, elbows, tees, fixture boxes shall match the color of the raceway.
10
11   The raceway and all system devices must be UL Listed, exhibit nonflammable self-extinguishing
12   characteristics, tested to specifications of UL94V-0 and be Category Compliant as defined by TIA/EIA
13   568B.
14
15   Refer to Section 26 05 33 “Raceway and Boxes for Electrical Systems” for metallic and/or non-metallic
16   Raceway guidelines for this Project. Minimum bend radius shall be adhered to for UTP and fiber optic
17   cable.
18
19   TELECOMMUNICATIONS GROUND
20   At each Telecommunications Room, the Main Equipment Room and at the Electrical Service Entry, a
21   "Telecommunications Grounding Busbar (TGB)" shall be installed by the [Telecommunication]
22   [Electrical] Contractor. Refer to Section 26 05 26 “Grounding and Bonding for Electrical Systems”.
23
24   The telecommunication ground cable is to be an isolated grounding system pursuant to TIA/EIA 607 with
25   the exception that the ground cable is not to be tied to building steel except at the electrical service
26   entrance.
27
28   The contractor shall provide five (5) sets of the tool(s) required to operate the security screw type used on
29   telecommunications outlet faceplates in secure areas. These tools shall be new and unused.
30
31                                             PART 3 - EXECUTION
32
33   GENERAL
34   Optical Fiber and Copper Pair counts of the cables to be supplied are detailed on the Project Drawings.
35   Contractor shall furnish and install all cables, connectors and equipment as shown on drawings and as
36   specified above. It shall be noted that all cables shall be installed in continuous lengths from endpoint to
37   endpoint. No splices shall be allowed unless noted otherwise.
38
39   Refer to Project Drawings which indicate the cable routes to follow and the termination location(s) within
40   each building. Duct allocation shall be coordinated as part of the construction.
41
42   It is the contractor's responsibility to survey the site and include all necessary costs to perform the
43   installation as specified. This includes any modifications required to route and conceal horizontal
44   distribution wiring.
45
46   Beginning installation means contractor accepts existing conditions.
47
48   Contractor shall furnish all required installation tools to facilitate cable pulling without damage to the cable
49   jacket. Such equipment is to include, but not limited to, sheaves, winches, cable reels, cable reel jacks, duct
50   entrance tunnels, pulling tension gauge and similar devices. All equipment shall be of substantial
51   construction to allow steady progress once pulling has begun. Makeshift devices, which may move or wear
52   in a manner to pose a hazard to the cable, shall not be used.
53
54   All cable shall be pulled by hand unless installation conditions require mechanical assistance. Where
55   mechanical assistance is used, care shall be taken to insure that the maximum tensile load for the cable as
56   defined by the manufacturer is not exceeded. This may be in the form of continuous monitoring of pulling
57   tension, use of a “break-away” or other approved method.
58
59   The contractor will be responsible for identifying and reporting to the Site Coordinator(s) any existing
60   damage to walls, flooring, tiles and furnishings in the work area prior to start of work. All damage to
61   interior spaces caused by the installation of cable, raceway or other hardware must be repaired by the
62   Contractor. Repairs must match preexisting color and finish of walls, floors and ceilings. Any contractor-
63   damaged ceiling tiles are to be replaced by the contractor to match color, size, style and texture.
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 1   Where unacceptable conditions are found, the Contractor shall bring this to the attention of the construction
 2   supervisor immediately. A written resolution will follow to determine the appropriate action to be taken.
 3
 4   Qualified personnel utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and techniques shall complete all installation work.
 5   During pulling operation an adequate number of workers shall be present to allow cable observation at all
 6   points of duct entry and exit as well as the feed cable and operate pulling machinery.
 7
 8   Cable pulling shall be done in accordance with cable manufacturer’s recommendations and ANSI/IEEE C2
 9   standards. Manufacturer’s recommendations shall be a part of the cable submittal. Recommended pulling
10   tensions and pulling bending radius shall not be exceeded. Any cable bent or kinked to radius less than
11   recommended dimension shall not be installed. If any installed cable is kinked to a radius less than
12   recommended dimension it shall be replaced by the contractor with no additional cost to the project.
13
14   All wiring shall be run “free-air”, in conduit, in a secured metal raceway or in modular furniture as
15   designated on the floorplan(s). All cable shall be free of tension at both ends.
16
17   Avoid abrasion and other damage to cables during installation.
18
19   Pulling Lubricant may be used to ease pulling tensions. Lubricant shall be of a type that is non-injurious to
20   the cable jacket and other materials used. Lubricant shall not harden or become adhesive with age.
21
22   The Cable system will be tested and documented upon completion of the installation as defined in the
23   Section below.
24
25   A pull cord (nylon; 1/8” minimum) shall be co-installed with all cable installed in any conduit.
26
27   Should it be found by the Engineer, that the materials or any portion thereof, furnished and installed under
28   this contract, fail to comply with the specifications and drawings, with the respect or regard to the quality,
29   amount of value of materials, appliances or labor used in the work, it shall be rejected and replaced by the
30   Contractor and all work distributed by changes necessitated in consequence of said defects or imperfections
31   shall be made good at the Contractor's expense.
32
33   SYSTEM TOPOLOGY AND CABLE SIZE REQUIREMENTS
34   Backbone Cabling (Riser & Tie)
35   Backbone Cables shall be installed to link telecommunications rooms including:
36
37                     [Entrance Room (Room ****)
38                     Main Equipment Room (Room ****)
39                     Telecommunications Room #1 (TR#1; Room ****)
40                     Telecommunications Room #2 (TR#2; Room ****)
41                     Telecommunications Room #2 (TR#3; Room ****)
42                     etc.
43                     A/V Distribution Room (Room ****)]
44
45   The following details the requirements relating to each cable type.
46
47   Voice Backbone Cabling
48   Backbone Voice cabling shall be sized based on the following minimum pair counts (The pair counts shall
49   include 30% growth to the nearest cable size). Cabling is to be terminated on 110-type blocks. The
50   contractor shall bond the outer metallic sheath of the cable to an approved ground using a #6 AWG solid
51   copper wire. This shall be as close as practical to the Building Entrance ground as defined by applicable
52   code.
53
54   [The consultant's when sizing the pair counts, shall assure that all four station pairs are cross connected
55   from the TR to the MDF and that the riser includes a 30% growth.]
56
57                     Entrance Room - Main Equipment Room            ***-pair
58
59                     Main Eqpt. Room - TR#1 ***-pair
60
61                     Main Eqpt. Room - TR#2 ***-pair
62
63                     Main Eqpt. Room - TR#3 ***-pair
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 1   Fiber Optic Backbone
 2   Fiber Optic Backbone cabling shall be sized based on the following minimum fiber counts. Cabling is to
 3   be terminated on Patch Panels. [Work with user agency to select quantities of single and multi-mode
 4   fibers to use in the following areas.]
 5
 6                     Entrance Room - Main Eqpt. Room (***)           18-fibers (multi-mode)
 7                                                                     06-fibers (single mode)
 8
 9                     Main Eqpt. Room - TR#1                         **-fibers (multi-mode)
10
11                     Main Eqpt. Room - TR#2                         **-fibers (multi-mode)
12
13                     Main Eqpt. Room - TR#3                         **-fibers (multi-mode)
14
15                     Main Eqpt. Room - A/V Distribution Room **-fibers (multi-mode)
16                                                             **-fibers (single mode)
17
18   T1 Cabling
19   Shielded Cables (T1) shall be sized based on the following minimum counts. Cabling is to be terminated
20   on 110-type blocks.
21
22                     Entrance Room - Main Equipment Room             [Capacity for 30 T1 Circuits]
23
24                     Main Eqpt. Room - A/V Distribution              [Capacity for 24 T1 Circuits]
25
26   Fiber Optic Cable Installation
27   Cable slack shall be provided in each Backbone fiber optic cable. This slack is exclusive of the length of
28   fiber that is required to accommodate termination requirements and is intended to provide for cable repair
29   and/or equipment relocation. The cable slack shall be stored in a fashion as to protect it from damage and
30   be secured in the termination enclosure or a separate enclosure designed for this purpose. Multiple cables
31   may share a common enclosure. Slack required in the various subsystems is as follows:
32
33   Backbone Intra-Building: A minimum of 5-meters (approx. 15-feet) of slack cable (each cable if
34   applicable) shall be coiled and secured at one (1) end - preferably at the Entrance Room and/or Main
35   Equipment Room. Cable slack installed other than at each end of cable run shall not be allowed.
36
37   Exact cable termination locations shall be field verified with Owner.
38
39   Backbone Fiber Optic Cable [shall][may][need not] be installed in protective innerduct. [This includes
40   areas where the cable is routed in cable tray and where making a transition between paths (e.g. between
41   conduit & cable tray or into equipment racks). The innerduct should extend into the termination and/or
42   storage enclosure(s) at system endpoints.]
43
44   Station Cabling
45   Information Outlets cables with copper media (Voice & Data UTP and "TV" coax) shall be located as
46   detailed on the Project Drawings.
47
48   The Bidder in determining materials quantities and routing should utilize these documents.
49
50   Station Cabling on each Floor shall be routed to the Telecommunications Room (TR) on that floor or to the
51   designated TR if on another floor.
52
53   Station cables shall be run to the Information Outlet from the Telecommunications Room serving each area
54   in conduit, free-air above drop ceiling, in cable tray and/or in modular furniture.
55
56   The maximum station cable drop length for Data and Voice UTP (Category 5e or Category 6) shall not
57   exceed 295-feet (90-meters) in order to meet data communications performance specifications. This length
58   is measured from the termination panel in the wiring closet to the outlet and must include any slack
59   required for the installation and termination. The Contractor is responsible for installing station cabling in a
60   fashion as to avoid unnecessarily long runs. Any area that cannot be reached within the above constraints
61   should be identified and reported to the Engineer prior to installation. Changes to the plan shall be
62   approved by the Engineer. [There is no restriction on the length of Category 3 voice cabling within a
63   building.]
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 1   All cables shall be installed splice-free unless otherwise specified.
 2
 3   During pulling operation an adequate number of workers shall be present to allow cable observation at all
 4   points of duct entry and exit as well as the feed cable and operate pulling machinery.
 5
 6   Avoid abrasion and other damage to cables during installation.
 7
 8   All cable shall be free of tension at both ends. In cases where the cable must bear some stress, Kellom grips
 9   may be used to spread the strain over a longer length of cable.
10
11   Where installed free-air, installation shall consider the following: [The following bullets cannot be edited
12   by the A/E without the DSF project manager’s approval]
13
14            Cable shall run at right angles and be kept clear of other trades work.
15
16            Cables shall be supported according to code utilizing "J-" or "Bridal-type" mounting rings
17            anchored to ceiling concrete, piping supports or structural steel beams. Rings shall be designed to
18            maintain cables bend to larger than the minimum bend radius (typically 4 x cable diameter).
19
20            Supports shall be spaced at a maximum 4-foot interval unless limited by building construction. If
21            cable "sag" at mid-span exceeds 6-inches, another support shall be used.
22
23            Cable shall never be laid directly on the ceiling grid or attached in any manner to the ceiling grid
24            wires.
25
26            Cables shall not be attached to existing cabling, plumbing or steam piping, ductwork, ceiling
27            supports or electrical or communications conduit.
28
29   Manufacturer’s minimum bend radius specifications shall be observed in all instances.
30
31   Care should be taken in the use of cable ties to secure and anchor the station cabling. Ties should not be
32   over tightened as to compress the cable jacket. No sharp burrs should remain where excess length of the
33   cable tie has been cut.
34
35   Cable sheaths shall be protected from damage from sharp edges. Where a cable passes over a sharp edge, a
36   bushing or grommet shall be used to protect the cable.
37
38   A coil of 4 feet in each cable shall be placed in the ceiling at the last support (e.g. J-Hook, Bridal Ring, etc.)
39   before the cables enter a fishable wall, conduit, surface raceway or box. At any location where cables are
40   installed into movable partition walls or modular furniture via a service pole, approximately 15-feet of
41   slack shall be left in each station cable under 250-feet in length to allow for change in the office layout
42   without re-cabling. These "service loops" shall be secured at the last cable support before the cable leaves
43   the ceiling and shall be coiled from 100% to 200% of the cable recommended minimum bend radius.
44
45   At all Telecommunication Rooms (TR) , approximately 10-feet of slack shall be left in each station cable
46   under 250-feet in length to allow for changes in the telecommunication room layout without re-cabling.
47   These "service loops" shall be secured to the ladder rack, with “J” hooks, or “D” rings above the
48   equipment, racks, and patch panels and shall be coiled from 100% to 200% of the cable recommended
49   minimum bend radius.
50
51   To reduce or eliminate EMI, the following minimum separation distances from 480V Power lines shall be
52   adhered to:
53
54                     Twelve (12) inches from power lines of 5-kVa.
55
56                     Eighteen (18) inches from high voltage lighting (including fluorescent).
57
58                     Thirty-nine (39) inches from power lines of 5-kVa or greater.
59
60                     Thirty-nine (39) inches from transformers and motors.
61
62   All openings shall be sleeved and firestopped per prevailing code requirements upon completion of cable
63   installation.
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 1   IMPORTANT: Within the room in which Data Cabling is to be terminated, Hook and Loop(e.g. “Velcro”)
 2   ties only shall be used from room entry to the point of termination. This is to facilitate the addition of
 3   future cables.
 4
 5   Station Cabling on Modular Furniture
 6   Where furniture panels are installed to include contact with a wall, cabling shall be fed to the furniture
 7   panels via existing conduit.
 8
 9   Where modular furniture is installed without wall contact, the contractor shall install a [power pole]["poke-
10   thru" and route the station cabling via the floor below (but terminate at the TR on the floor on which the
11   jack appears)]. The selection of the "poke-thru" shall consider fill ratios, bend limits on the Category 5e/6
12   UTP and the eventual feed into the furniture partition.
13
14   Cabling shall be protected in the transition from the "Poke-thru" or Wall Fittings to the modular furniture
15   via a length of flexible plastic conduit or other approved protective means. Conduit fittings shall be
16   compatible with the "Poke-thru" and Wall Fittings proposed. There shall be no exposed cable in the
17   transition to the modular furniture. Fill Ratio (Cable Area vs. Conduit Area) in each feed shall not exceed
18   40%.
19
20   For purposes of bidding, it is to be assumed that the cable pathway shall be limited to the bottom panel of
21   the modular furniture only. Communications cables would be run through these channels to the jack
22   location.
23
24   For purposes of bidding, it is to be assumed that it will be the responsibility of the Contractor to punch and
25   re-install the bottom molding panels on the modular furniture as required to accommodate the
26   Communications cabling and SIOs. The panels shall be marked prior to installation by the owner to
27   identify the desired location of the SIOs. Any discrepancy between the Project Drawing identifying Outlet
28   locations and the markings should be brought to the attention of the Site Coordinator(s).
29
30   The SIO shall be secured to the panel via mounting tabs, pop-rivets, screws or other approved method. Use
31   of adhesive tape is not acceptable. The method of securing the SIO to the panel shall not result in sharp
32   protrusions (e.g. sheet metal screw tip) into the channel behind the panel.
33
34   Information Outlet
35   General
36   Information Outlets shall be flush mounted on wall-mounted boxes, in floor-mounted boxes, on Surface
37   Raceway and on modular furniture.
38
39   Any outlets to be added where these conditions are not met shall be positioned at a height matching that of
40   existing services or as directed otherwise by the Site Coordinator and the Engineer. Nominal height (from
41   finished floor to center line of Outlet) in new installation shall be as follows:
42
43                     Standard Voice & Data Outlet                                     18-inches
44
45                     Wall-Mounted Telephone Outlet (Standard Voice only)              54-inches.
46
47                     Wall-mounted Telephone Outlets for Wheelchair Persons:
48                                            Approach head on                          per ADA regulations
49                                            Approach parallel                         per ADA regulations
50
51   INNERDUCT
52   Innerduct shall be riser or plenum rated as required by the installation environment. At minimum, innerduct
53   should extend to the ladder rack above the termination enclosure at system endpoints. Where not installed
54   in a continuous length, innerduct segments should be spliced using couplings designed for that purpose.
55
56   All exposed innerduct is to be labeled at 35-foot (minimum) intervals with tags indicating ownership, the
57   cable type (e.g. "Fiber Optic Cable") and the cables it contains.
58
59   Where required by the project design, fiber optic cable shall be installed in protective innerduct.
60
61   Contractor shall determine optimum size and quantity to satisfy the requirements of the installation insure
62   that the mechanical limitations - including Minimum Bend Radius - of the cable are considered.
63
64   The innerduct should extend into the termination enclosure at system endpoints.


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 1
 2   Where not installed in a continuous length, innerduct segments should be spliced using couplings designed
 3   for that purpose.
 4
 5   CABLE TERMINATION
 6   General
 7   At the Telecommunications Rooms, all Data and Voice Cables shall be positioned on termination hardware
 8   in sequence of the Outlet I.D. starting with the lowest number. Exceptions to the sequencing of
 9   terminations is allowed only with the permission of the DSF project manager and A/E.
10
11   Termination Hardware (Blocks and Patch Panels) Positioning and Layout must be reviewed and approved
12   by the Engineer prior to construction. The review does not exempt the Contractor from meeting any of the
13   requirements stated in this document.
14
15   Cable Termination - Voice UTP
16   [Category 5e and Category 6 horizontal voice cabling may be terminated on patch panels at the request of
17   the user agency.]
18
19   Voice pairs shall terminate on wall mounted 110 type blocks at the Entrance Room, Main Equipment Room
20   and Telecommunications Room. The contractor shall coordinate the placement of blocks with the Engineer
21   in order to integrate with other cabling.
22
23   Station Blocks shall be provided to accommodate a minimum of 20% growth in the quantity of stations
24   relative to the initial installation.
25
26   The contractor shall furnish and install cable management hardware (e.g. D Rings and cable guides) to
27   neatly and securely route the cable from cable tray to the cable termination hardware.
28
29   The Height of the Voice Termination Field shall not exceed 6-feet (72-inches) above floor level to facilitate
30   cable maintenance.
31
32   Blocks on which Backbone and Station Cabling are terminated shall be positioned in separate columns.
33   Backbone Cabling should be positioned to the Left; Station cabling to the Right and be in close proximity
34   as to simplify installation and subsequent tracing of cross-connect wiring. Where new cabling is to be
35   integrated with existing cabling at the building entrance, it will be the responsibility of the Contractor, in
36   cooperation with the Owner, to coordinate placement of Voice Termination hardware with the Local
37   Exchange Carrier(s) serving the site.
38
39   Cables shall be fed from below the Termination Hardware in a manner that will facilitate growth.
40
41   Horizontal Troughs incorporating split plastic distribution rings shall be provided by the Contractor to
42   accommodate routing of jumpers. Troughs shall be positioned at the top of each column of termination
43   blocks and between each 100-pair wiring block. Rings shall be positioned between the Backbone and
44   Station blocks for vertical routing of jumpers and/or cross-connect wiring.
45
46   Termination of Horizontal Voice (Station) cabling shall be accomplished by using four-pair (e.g. C4-type)
47   clips. The twenty-fifth pair of each row on the 110 type block located in the IDF shall not be used for
48   termination of horizontal voice cable.
49
50   Termination of Backbone Voice cabling shall be accomplished by using five-pair (e.g. C5-type) clips.
51
52   The installer shall insure that the twists in each cable pair are preserved to within 1.0-inch of the
53   termination for all Voice UTP backbone cables and within 0.5-inch for Category 5e and Category 6 cables.
54   The cable jacket shall be removed only to the extent required to make the termination.
55
56   A jumper wire spool holder shall be installed at the Main Equipment Room. Two full (1000-foot) spools of
57   24-AWG one-pair jumper wire, - [the user agency is to select the color of the spool wires] - shall be
58   supplied with the holder. The spool holders shall be assemblies designed for that purpose.
59
60   Voice Multiplier Blocks
61   At the MDF, Voice "Multiplier Blocks" shall be installed to accommodate the potential for multiple
62   extensions of a single line. Each Multiplier Block shall be formed by running short sections of Cross-
63   connect wire vertically through each index strip on a 100 pair block (4 rows). Five (5) Pair connecting



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 1   clips shall be used, These multiple connections shall be clearly marked on the designation strips. Jumpers
 2   can then be wired (by others) from this common point to as many cable terminations as required.
 3
 4   One (1) each such 100 pair block shall be so configured at each telecommunication room.
 5
 6   Cable Termination - Data UTP
 7   Data Patch Panels shall be designed and installed in a fashion as to allow future station cabling to be
 8   terminated on the panel without disruption to existing connections.
 9
10   Data Patch panels shall be sized to accommodate a minimum of 20% growth in the quantity of stations
11   relative to the initial installation.
12
13   At Information Outlets and Data Patch Panels , the installer shall insure that the twists in each cable pair are
14   preserved to within 0.5-inch of the termination for Data cables. The cable jacket shall be removed only to
15   the extent required to make the termination.
16
17   Cable Termination - Fiber Optic
18   ALL fibers shall be terminated using the specified connector type.
19
20   Fibers shall be positioned consecutively and mapped "position for position" between patch panels. There
21   shall be no transpositions in the cabling.
22
23   Connectors from two cables shall never share a common coupling panel. Multi-mode and single mode
24   optical fibers (where applicable) shall be segregated on the panels as to clearly identify the distinction
25   between the fiber types.
26
27   All terminated fibers at the Telecommunications Rooms shall be mated to couplings mounted on patch
28   panels. Couplings shall be mounted on a panel that, in turn, snaps into the housing assembly. Any unused
29   panel positions shall be fitted with a blank panel inhibiting access to the fiber optic cable from the front of
30   the housing.
31
32   All couplings shall be fitted with a dust cap.
33
34   Fibers from multiple locations may share a common enclosure, however, they must be segregated on the
35   connector panels and clearly identified. Fibers from multiple destinations may be secured in a common
36   enclosure provided that they are clearly identified as such. Fibers from different locations shall not share a
37   common connector panel (e.g. “insert”).
38
39   Slack in each fiber shall be provided as to allow for future re-termination in the event of connector or fiber
40   end-face damage. Adequate slack shall be retained to allow termination at a 30” high workbench
41   positioned adjacent to the termination enclosure(s). A minimum of 1-meter (~39”) of slack shall be
42   retained regardless of panel position relative to the potential work area.
43
44   Where "Loose Buffered" cables are installed, the 250um coated fibers contained in these cables may be
45   terminated either by 1) splicing of factory terminated cable assemblies ("pigtails") or 2) the use of a "fan-
46   out" kit. In the latter approach, individual fiber are to be secured in a protective covering, an Armid (e.g.
47   Kelvar) reinforced tube for example, with connectors mated to the resulting assembly. In both instances,
48   the proposed termination hardware shall incorporate a mechanism by which cable and sub assemblies are
49   secured to prevent damage. Splicing shall be by the "fusion" method. Individual splice loss shall not
50   exceed 0.3 dB for multi-mode fibers and 0.1 dB for single mode fibers (if applicable). Direct termination
51   of 250 um coated fibers shall not be permitted.
52
53   Cable Termination - Shielded (T1)
54   Shielded cabling shall be terminated on 110-type blocks. The blocks shall be wall-mounted at all locations.
55
56   Blocks shall be sized to provide for a minimum 20% growth in capacity relative to the initial installation.
57
58   Consistency shall be maintained throughout the installation relative to conductor sequence on the blocks.
59   Building Ground and Cable Shield Drain Wire shall appear on the pair immediately to the left of each two
60   data pairs on the cross-connect fields. Building ground connections are to be on the left of this pair (e.g.
61   positions 1, 7, 13, etc.), with the cable shield at its adjacent right (e.g. positions 2, 8, 14, etc.). Cable shield
62   shall be connected to the Telecommunications Ground via a short jumper on the connecting block(s) (e.g. 1
63   to 2, 13 to 14, etc.).
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 1   Designation labels shall be color-coded YELLOW to identify the cabling as a Network Connection. Pairs
 2   shall be identified on the labels numerically. Ground and Shield shall be identified for each pair.
 3
 4   Cable Termination RG-6 Coax
 5   [At the Entrance Room[ (##)] and Main Equipment Room [(##)], these panels shall be each
 6   (rack)(wall)mounted. At each Telecommunications Room[(Floors #, # & #)], the panels shall be
 7   (rack)(wall) mounted.]
 8
 9   Panels shall be sized to accommodate an additional 20% growth in the number of cables terminated at any
10   given location.
11
12   All cables shall be terminated in the specified connector type and mated to female feed-through couplers
13   mounted on the panels. Coaxial cables shall be dressed neatly at the rear of the panel and secured to cable
14   management brackets per manufacturer guidelines.
15
16   Voice Cross Connects
17   The [contractor] [Owner] shall be responsible for the “Cross-connect” wiring between the Station
18   (horizontal) and Backbone Voice cabling.
19
20   Four (4) pairs in each station cable shall be cross-connected to the Backbone (riser or tie) cable. 4-pair
21   Cross-connect wire, color coded to identify each pair, shall be used. The 25 TH pair position (50TH, 75TH,
22   etc.) of each riser voice block shall remain vacant.
23
24   Fastening cables directly to support brackets with wire or plastic ties will not be accepted. All cabling shall
25   be neatly laced, dressed and supported. Retainer Clips shall be used on each 110-type block to secure
26   jumper wires on the wiring block(s).
27
28   The contractor [shall] [shall not] be responsible for cross-connects between the cabling terminations at the
29   Entrance Room and the SNI. It shall be the responsibility of the Contractor, to work with the Owner and
30   Site Coordinator(s) and provide the necessary assistance to allow Owner and/or Telephone Company
31   personnel to make the necessary connections to establish service on the new cable system. These activities
32   include, but are not limited to cross connect documentation, general wiring overview and cable pair
33   identification.
34
35   The contractor [shall] [shall not] be responsible for removal and disposal of all existing station cable.
36
37   Equipment Rack (Free Standing)
38   Equipment racks shall be furnished and installed in the following quantities:
39
40                     [Entrance Room (Rm. ****)             zero (#)
41                     Main Eqpt. Room (Rm. ****)            four (#)
42                     TR#1 (Rm. ****)                       one (#)
43                     TR#2 (Rm. ****)                       one (#)
44                     TR#3 (Rm. ****)                       one (#)]
45
46   The Contractor shall bolt the rack to the floor as recommended by the manufacturer. Multiple racks shall
47   be joined and the ground made common on each. Rack shall also be stabilized by extending a brace
48   extending to the wall. Alternately, overhead cable tray over which the cabling accesses the equipment
49   rack(s) shall provide this function.
50
51   A space between the rack upright and the wall (~4") should be planned to allow for cabling in that area.
52   The rear of the rack should be ~40" from the wall to allow for access by maintenance personnel. In all
53   cases, a minimum of 40” workspace in front of the rack is also required. Locations where these guidelines
54   cannot be followed should be brought to the attention of the Engineer for resolution prior to installation.
55
56   All hardware and equipment is to be mounted between 18" and 79" above floor level. This is to afford easy
57   access and, in the case of the lower limit, prevent damage to the components. Positioning of hardware
58   should be reviewed and approved by the Engineer and Site Coordinator(s) prior to installation.
59
60   Equipment Rack shall be equipped with cable management hardware on both the front and back of rack as
61   to allow an orderly and secure routing of twisted pair cabling to the data patch panels. At minimum, one
62   such Horizontal Jumper Management Panel shall be placed below each Fiber Optic Patch Panel installed by
63   the Contractor. Additional Jumper Management panels may be required pending installation of other cable



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 1   types on the rack. Refer to other sections (in particular 27 00 00 – “Communications Cable & Equipment")
 2   for guidance.
 3
 4   The rack(s) shall be grounded to the Telecommunications Ground Busbar (TGB) using a #6 AWG (or
 5   larger) insulated stranded copper conductor (GREEN jacket or GREEN jacket with one or more yellow
 6   stripes). (See NEC 2002, section 250.119.)
 7
 8   Identification and Labeling
 9   Refer to Section 26 05 53 “Identification for Electrical Systems” for Identification and Labeling guidelines
10   for this Project.
11
12   All Copper Backbone and Station Cables, Outlet Faceplates and Termination components (e.g. Voice Field
13   & Data Patch Panel) shall be clearly labeled.
14
15   Prior to installation, the Contractor shall provide samples of all label types planned for the project. These
16   samples shall include examples of the lettering to be used.
17
18   Work by Owner
19   NONE. [If there is work to be done by Owner, describe in detail i.e.: Network Electronics equipment and
20   cross connecting of same.]
21
22   Cooperation
23   The Contractor shall cooperate with other trades and State personnel in locating work in a proper manner.
24   Should it be necessary to raise or lower or move longitudinally any part of the work to better fit the general
25   installation, such work shall be done at no extra cost to the State, provided such decision is reached prior to
26   actual installation. The Contractor shall check the location of electrical outlets with respect to other
27   installations before installing.
28
29   TESTING AND ACCEPTANCE
30   General
31   The contractor is responsible to perform acceptance tests as indicated below for each sub-system (e.g.
32   backbone, station, etc. ) as it is completed
33
34   All tests shall be documented.
35
36   The Contractor is responsible for supplying all equipment and personnel necessary to conduct the
37   acceptance tests. Prior to testing, the Contractor shall provide a summary of the proposed test plan for each
38   cable type including equipment to use used, set-up, test frequencies or wavelengths, results format, etc.
39   The method of testing shall be approved by the Engineer.
40
41   The Contractor shall visually inspect all cabling and termination points to insure that they are complete and
42   conform to the wiring pattern defined herein. The contractor shall provide the Engineer with a written
43   certification that this inspection has been made
44
45   The Contractor shall conduct acceptance testing according to a schedule coordinated with the DSF.
46   Representatives of the Owner may be in attendance to witness the test procedures. The contractor shall
47   provide a minimum of one (1) week advance notice to the Engineer as to allow for such participation. The
48   notification shall include a written description of the proposed conduct of the tests including copies of
49   blank test result sheets to be used.
50   IMPORTANT: Failure to provide the above information shall be grounds for the Owner/Engineer to reject
51   any and all Documentation of Results on related testing and to require a repeat of the affected test.
52
53   Tests related to connected equipment of others shall only be done with the permission and presence of
54   Contractor involved. The Contractor shall ascertain that testing only as required to prove the wiring
55   connections are correct.
56
57   The Contractor shall provide test results and describe the conduct of the tests including the date of the tests,
58   the equipment used and the procedures followed. At the request of the Engineer, the contractor shall
59   provide copies of the original test results.
60
61   All cabling shall be 100% fault free unless noted otherwise. If any cable is found to be outside the
62   specification defined herein, that cable and the associated termination(s) shall be replaced at the expense of
63   the contractor. The applicable tests shall then be repeated.
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 1   Should it be found by the Engineer that the materials or any portion thereof furnished and installed under
 2   this contract fail to comply with the specifications and drawings, with the respect or regard to the quality,
 3   amount of value of materials, appliances or labor used in the work, it shall be rejected and replaced by the
 4   Contractor and all work distributed by changes necessitated in consequence of said defects or imperfections
 5   shall be made good at the Contractor's expense.
 6
 7   Voice Cabling (Copper UTP)
 8   Backbone Cabling
 9   Backbone Voice cables shall be free of shorts within the pairs, and be verified for continuity, pair validity
10   and polarity and conductor position on the termination blocks (e.g. 110). Any mis-positioned pairs shall be
11   identified and corrected. The percentage of “bad” pairs shall not exceed 3% in any Backbone (Riser or Tie)
12   Cable based on total pair count. All bad pairs must be identified and documented.
13
14   Voice Station Cabling (Category 3)
15   Testing shall be from the Jack at the SIO voice outlet in the Work Area to the Termination Block on which
16   the cables are terminated at the TR or ER.
17
18   All horizontal “Station” cables shall be free of shorts within the pairs, and be verified for continuity, pair
19   validity and polarity, Wire Map (Conductor Position on the Modular Jack). Any defective, split or mis-
20   positioned pairs must be identified and corrected.
21
22   OR
23
24   IMPORTANT: Where cross-connection of cabling sub-systems (e.g. Station & Backbone) by the Contractor
25   is specified, each subsystem shall be tested separately as defined above followed by a Voice Channel Test
26   after the cross-connection is complete.
27
28   Voice Station Cabling (Category 5e and Category 6)
29   Testing shall be done from the voice jack at the SIO to the voice 110 blocks/patch panel at the TR where
30   the cables are terminated. When the SIO is located on/in the wall behind modular furniture, a patch cord
31   may be inserted into the SIO to allow the furniture to be returned to its normal location. Cat 5e and Cat 6
32   cable testing, in this case, will be done with the patch cord. The cabling must pass all Cat 5e or Cat 6 TIA
33   requirements. If the cable test fails only due to the length of the patch cord, the DSF will accept the cable
34   as passing.
35
36   Horizontal “Station” cables shall be free of shorts within the pairs, and be verified for continuity, pair
37   validity and polarity, and Wire Map (Conductor Position on the Modular Jack). Any defective, split or
38   mis-positioned pairs must be identified and corrected.
39
40   Testing of the Cabling Systems rated at TIA [Category 5e] [Category 6] shall be performed to confirm
41   proper functioning and performance.
42
43   Where cross-connection of cabling sub-systems (e.g. Station & Backbone) by the Contractor is specified,
44   each subsystem shall be tested separately as defined above followed by a Voice Channel Test after the
45   cross-connection is complete.
46
47   Voice Channel
48   The end-to-end voice transmission between the building [MDF][ER] and the Standard Information Outlet
49   (Voice) including patch cords/jumper cables.
50
51   Voice Channel Test
52   The contractor shall perform a voice channel test on all voice cable pairs from the Standard Information
53   Outlet (Voice) to the pair appearance at the [MDF][ER]. All 4 pairs are to be free of shorts; verified for
54   continuity, pair validity, polarity, and conductor position on the terminating blocks. Any mis-positioned
55   pairs shall be identified and corrected. Any patch cords/jumper cables which cause the voice channel test
56   to fail shall be replaced and the channel retested.
57
58   Data Station Cabling (Category 5e and Category 6)
59   Testing shall be from the Jack at the SIO to the Data Patch Panel at the TR on which the cables are
60   terminated. When the SIO is located on/in the wall behind modular furniture, a patch cord may be inserted
61   into the SIO to allow the furniture to be returned to its normal location. Cat 5e and Cat 6 cable testing, in
62   this case, will be done with the patch cord. The cabling must pass all Cat 5e or Cat 6 TIA requirements. If
63   the cable test fails only due to the length of the patch cord, the DSF will accept the cable as passing.
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 1   Horizontal “Station” cables shall be free of shorts within the pairs, and be verified for continuity, pair
 2   validity and polarity, and Wire Map (Conductor Position on the Modular Jack). Any defective, split or
 3   mis-positioned pairs must be identified and corrected.
 4
 5   Testing of the Cabling Systems rated at TIA [Category 5e][Category 6] shall be performed to confirm
 6   proper functioning and performance.
 7
 8   Category 5e and Category 6 Performance Testing
 9   "In addition to the above, Performance Testing shall be performed on all cables. Testing of the
10   Transmission Performance of station cables (Category 5e and Category 6) shall include the following:
11
12   Length
13   Attenuation
14   Pair to Pair NEXT Loss (new limits)
15   PSNEXT Loss
16   Pair to Pair ELFEXT Loss (Equal Level Far End Cross-talk)
17   PSEFEXT Loss
18   Propagation Delay
19   Delay Skew
20   Return Loss
21
22   Cables shall be tested to the maximum frequency defined by the standards covering that performance
23   category. Transmission Performance Testing shall be performed using a test instrument designed for
24   testing to the specified frequencies. Test records shall verify "PASS" on each cable and display the
25   specified parameters - comparing test values with standards based "templates" integral to the unit.
26
27   Minimally compliant Category 6 cabling is unacceptable for installation on all State of Wisconsin DSF
28   projects. Category 6 cabling used for this project must provide an average margin of +2dB or more above
29   the stated values in the Category 6 Cable Permanent Link Test table listed below.
30
31   Category 5e testing shall be per ANSI/TIA/EIA 568B.1Permanent Link test configurations and
32   ANSI/TIA/EIA 568B.1 Category 5e.
33
34   Category 6 testing shall be per ANSI/TIA/EIA 568B.2 Permanent Link test configurations and
35   ANSI/TIA/EIA 568B.2 Category 6.
36
37   The maximum length of station cable shall not exceed 90 meters which allows 10 meters for equipment and
38   patch cables. Worst case performance at 20°C, based on a Horizontal Cable length of 90 meters and
39   Equipment Cord length of 4 meters, shall be as follows:
40
41   Category 5e Test Parameters:
42
                                                        Category 5e Cable
                                                     Permanent Link Test
                 TIA/EIA 568B.1 TIA/EIA 568B.1 TIA/EIA 568B.1 TIA/EIA 568B.1 TIA/EIA 568B.1 TIA/EIA 568B.1
                  Insertion Loss Next Pair to Pair  PSNEXT          ELFEXT      PSELFEXT     Return Loss
     Frequency      Attenuation     Coupling       Worst Case     Worst Pair to   Loss        Worst Pair
                                                     Loss          Pair Loss
        Mhz          Max. dB            dB             DB             dB           dB             dB
          1.00           2.1          >60.0          >57.0           58.6         55.6           19.0
          4.00           3.9           54.8           51.8           46.6         43.6           19.0
          8.00           5.5           50.0           47.0           40.6         37.5           19.0
         10.00           6.2           48.5           45.5           38.6         35.6           19.0
         16.00           7.9           45.2           42.2           34.5         31.5           19.0
         20.00           8.9           43.7           40.7           32.6         29.6           19.0
         25.00          10.0           42.1           39.1           30.7         27.7           18.0
         31.25          11.2           40.5           37.5           28.7         25.7           17.1
         62.50          16.2           35.7           32.7           22.7         19.7           14.1
        100.00          21.0           32.3           29.3           18.6         15.6           12.0
43
44   Propagation Delay
45   The maximum propagation delay determined in accordance with the TIA/EIA –568B.1 for a Permanent
46   Link configuration shall be less than 498-ns measured at 10MHz. (Note: In determining the permanent link



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 1   propagation delay, the propagation delay contribution of connecting hardware is assumed to not exceed 2.5
 2   ns from 1 MHz to 100MHz).
 3
 4   Delay Skew
 5   The difference in propagation delay between the fastest and slowest pair in a cable shall not exceed the
 6   parameters below. Delay skew shall be measured in accordance with annex D of ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.2.
 7
 8   Category 5e                44ns between 1 MHz and 100MHz
 9
10   In order to establish testing baselines, cable samples of known length and of the cable type and lot installed
11   shall be tested. The cable may be terminated with an 8-position Category 5e Modular plug (8-pin) to
12   facilitate testing. Net Propagation Velocity (NPV) and nominal attenuation values shall be calculated based
13   on this test and be utilized during the testing of the installed cable plant. This requirement can be waived if
14   NPV data is available from the cable manufacturer for the exact cable type under test.
15
16   In the event results of the tests are not satisfactory, the Contractor shall make adjustments, replacement and
17   changes as are necessary, and shall then repeat the test or tests which disclosed faulty or defective material,
18   equipment or installation method, and shall make additional tests as the Engineer deems necessary at no
19   additional expense to the project or user agency.
20
21   Category 6 Test Parameters:
22
                                                          Category 6 Cable
                                                        Permanent Link Test
                  TIA/EIA               TIA/EIA           TIA/EIA      TIA/EIA               TIA/EIA        TIA/EIA
                 568B.2-1              568B.2-1          568B.2-1     568B.2-1              568B.2-1       568B.2-1
               Insertion Loss            NEXT            PSNEXT       ELFEXT               PSELFEXT       Return Loss
     Frequency Attenuation            Worst Pair to     Worst Case Worst Pair to              Loss
                                          Pair             Loss       Pair Loss
        Mhz           Max. dB              dB               dB           DB                     dB              dB
          1.00          1.9               65.0             62.0         64.2                   61.2            19.1
          4.00          3.5               64.1             61.8         52.1                   49.1            21.0
          8.00          5.0               59.4             57.0         46.1                   43.1            21.0
         10.00          5.5               57.8             55.5         44.2                   41.2            21.0
         16.00          7.0               54.6             52.2         40.1                   37.1            20.0
         20.00          7.9               53.1             50.7         38.2                   35.2            19.5
         25.00          8.9               51.5             49.1         36.2                   33.2            19.0
         31.25         10.0               50.0             47.5         34.3                   31.3            18.5
         62.50         14.4               45.1             42.7         28.3                   25.3            16.0
        100.00         18.6               41.8             39.3         24.2                   21.2            14.0
        200.00         27.4               36.9             34.3         18.2                   15.2            11.0
        250.00         31.1               35.3             32.7         16.2                   13.2            10.0
23
24   Propagation Delay
25   The maximum propagation delay determined in accordance with the ANSI/TIA/EIA –568B.2 for a
26   Permanent Link configuration shall be less than 498-ns measured at 10MHz. (Note: In determining the
27   permanent link propagation delay, the propagation delay contribution of connecting hardware is assumed to
28   not exceed 2.5 ns from 1 MHz to 100MHz).
29
30   Delay Skew
31   For all frequencies from 1 MHz to 250 MHz, Category 6 cable propagation delay skew shall not exceed
32   44ns/100m at 20 degrees C, 40 degrees C, and 60 degrees C. In addition, the propagation delay skew
33   between all pairs shall not vary more than +/- 10ns from the measured value at 20 degrees C when
34   measured at 40 degrees C and 60 degrees C. Compliance shall be determined using a minimum 100m of
35   cable.
36
37   In order to establish testing baselines, cable samples of known length and of the cable type and lot installed
38   shall be tested. The cable may be terminated with an 8-position Category 6 Modular plug (8-pin) to
39   facilitate testing. Net Propagation Velocity (NPV) and nominal attenuation values shall be calculated based
40   on this test and be utilized during the testing of the installed cable plant. This requirement can be waived if
41   NPV data is available from the cable manufacturer for the exact cable type under test.
42
43   In the event results of the tests are not satisfactory, the Contractor shall make adjustments, replacement and
44   changes as are necessary, and shall then repeat the test or tests which disclosed faulty or defective material,


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 1   equipment or installation method, and shall make additional tests as the Engineer deems necessary at no
 2   additional expense to the project or user agency.
 3
 4   Fiber Optic Cable
 5   General
 6   The fibers utilized in the installed cable shall be traceable to the manufacturer. Upon request by the Owner,
 7   the Contractor shall provide cable manufacturer’s test report for each reel of cable provided. These test
 8   reports shall include (1) manufacturer’s on the reel attenuation test results at the specified wavelengths for
 9   each optical fiber of each reel prior to shipment from the manufacturer and (2) on-the-reel Bandwidth
10   performance as tested at the factory.
11
12   Tests Prior to Installation
13   The Contractor, at their discretion and at no additional cost to the Owner, may perform tests deemed
14   necessary by the Contractor to insure integrity of any Owner furnished optical fiber. Tests may range from
15   a simple "flashlight test" to an OTDR of each optical fiber of each cable reel prior to installation. Upon
16   request, the contractor shall supply this test data to the Engineer prior to installation.
17
18   Tests After Installation
19
20   Upon completion of cable installation and termination, the Fiber Optic cabling shall be tested to include:
21
22    Optical Attenuation (“Insertion Loss” Method)
23
24    Verification of Link Integrity (OTDR)
25
26   Optical Attenuation Testing
27   Optical Attenuation shall be measured on all terminated optical fibers in both directions of transmission
28   using the “Insertion Loss” method. Measurement shall be inclusive of the optical connectors and couplings
29   installed at the system endpoints. 100 foot access jumpers shall be used at both the transmit and receive
30   ends to insure that an accurate measurement of connector losses is made.
31
32   Multi-mode fibers shall be tested in accordance with the EIA/TIA 526-14A, Method B at 85030 nm.
33   Single mode fibers (if applicable) shall be tested in accordance with the EIA/TIA 526-7-1998. Method A.1.
34   Testing shall be at 130020 nm.
35
36   Attenuation of optical fibers shall not exceed the values calculated at follows:
37
38                     Attenuation (max.) = 2*C+L*F+S dB
39
40                     where C is the maximum allowable Connector Loss (in dB), L is the length of the run (in
41                     kilometers) and F is the maximum allowable fiber loss (in dB/km). S is the total splice
42                     loss (# of splices * max. attenuation per splice).
43
44   OTDR Testing
45   All fibers even those that are left unterminated (if applicable) shall be documented in one direction of
46   transmission using an Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR). Multi-mode fibers shall be tested at
47   850-nm (nominal). Single mode fibers (if applicable) shall be tested at 1300nm (nominal). The OTDR(s)
48   shall incorporate high-resolution optics optimized for viewing of short cable sections. Access jumpers of
49   adequate length to allow viewing of the entire length of the cable, including the connectors at the launch
50   and receive end, shall be used.
51
52   OTDR traces revealing a point discontinuity greater than 0.2-dB in a multi-mode fiber, or 0.1-dB in a
53   single mode fiber (if applicable) at any of the tested wavelengths or any discontinuity showing a reflection
54   at that point shall be a valid basis for rejection of that fiber by the Owner. The installation of that cable
55   shall be reviewed in an effort to remove any external stress that may be causing the fault. If such efforts do
56   not remove the fault, that cable and the associated terminations shall be replaced at the expense of the
57   contractor.
58
59   RG-6 - Testing (This paragraph may be edited to fit current technology)
60   A Time Domain Reflectometer (TDR) shall be used to verify cable length and to test for cable faults and
61   breaks. A step-function high resolution Time Domain Reflectometer shall be employed for this test, such
62   as the TEKTRONIX 1502C or the HEWLETT-PACKARD 1415A. The results shall be automatically plotted on
63   an X-Y plotter with a Y axis voltage reflection coefficient resolution of .001 per division. The X axis will



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 1   resolve down to 1" of cable. The TDR will sweep the cable at a rate no greater than 50' per second, or such
 2   lower rate as necessary to resolve cable faults to the 1" and .001 VRC level.
 3
 4   The cables shall be terminated with its characteristic impedance, and in the case of 70-75 ohm cable, an
 5   appropriate matching pad shall be used to match the analyzer to the cable. Cable shall be rejected if any
 6   single fault is observed of amplitude greater than .003 voltage reflection coefficient. Characteristic
 7   impedance shall also be measured at 5% of nominal value.
 8
 9   Cyclic faults (such as cable reel stress and tie drawdown) shall be limited to a voltage reflection coefficient
10   of .005.
11
12   Shielded Cabling (T1) - Testing
13   Shielded "T1" Cables shall be free of conductor-to-conductor and conductor-to-shield shorts.
14
15   All pairs shall be verified for continuity, pair validity and polarity and conductor position on the
16   termination blocks (e.g. 110). Any mis-positioned pairs must be identified and corrected, and retested
17   again
18
19   Shield and Drain wire continuity shall also be verified.
20
21   DOCUMENTATION
22   General
23   Upon completion of the installation, the contractor shall provide three (3) full Documentation Sets to the
24   Engineer for approval. Documentation shall include the items detailed in the sub-sections below.
25
26   Documentation of Test Results shall be submitted in hard copy or in electronic form (preferred). Electronic
27   documents may be submitted on CD-ROM (preferred) or 3½” diskettes for review and distribution. Where
28   documentation provided in electronic form requires unique software (other than an MS-Word compatible
29   Word Processor or MS-Excel spreadsheet) for viewing test results, the Contractor shall provide along
30   with the above documentation, one (1) licensed copy of such software. The software shall run on a
31   MICROSOFT Windows-based personal computer supplied by the Owner.
32   [Note that interim documentation may be required to accommodate the Owners occupancy needs. See
33   sections below.]
34
35   Documentation shall be submitted within ten (10) working days of the completion of each testing phase
36   (e.g. subsystem, cable type, area, floor, etc.). This is inclusive of all test result and draft as-built drawings.
37   Draft drawings may include annotations done by hand. Machine generated (final) copies of all drawings
38   shall be submitted within 30 working days of the completion of each testing phase.
39
40   The Engineer may request that a 10% random field re-test be conducted on the cable system at no
41   additional cost to verify documented findings. Tests shall be a repeat of those defined above. If findings
42   contradict the documentation submitted by the Contractor, additional testing can be requested to the extent
43   determined necessary by the Engineer, including a 100% re-test. This re-test shall be at no additional cost
44   to the Owner.
45
46   Test Data - Copper Media
47   Test results shall include a record of test frequencies, cable type, conductor pair and cable (or Outlet) I.D.,
48   measurement direction, test equipment type, model and serial number, date, reference setup, and crew
49   member name(s).
50
51   Printouts generated for each cable by the wire test instrument (e.g. PentaScanner) shall be submitted as part
52   of the documentation package. Alternately the contractor may furnish this information in electronic form
53   on CD-ROM (preferred) or (3.5" diskette).
54
55   Test Data - Fiber Optic Media
56   Test results shall include a record of test wavelengths, cable type, fiber (or Outlet) I.D., measurement
57   direction, test equipment type, model and serial number, date, reference setup, and crew member name(s).
58
59   OTDR traces of individual optical fiber “signatures” obtained as specified above shall be provided to the
60   A/E for review. Trace files shall be so named as to identify each individual fiber by location in the cable
61   system and fiber number or color.
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 1   IMPORTANT: Where paper copy documentation of OTDR traces is provided, the vertical and horizontal
 2   scales shall be set as to maximize the detail in each backscatter trace. The portion of the trace which
 3   depicts the fiber under test shall extend a minimum of 50% of the display area.
 4
 5   Cross-Connect Data
 6   As noted above, it shall be the responsibility of the Contractor to work with the Owner and Site
 7   Coordinator(s) and provide the necessary assistance to allow Owner and/or Telephone Company personnel
 8   to make the necessary connections to establish telephone service on the new cable system. These activities
 9   include, but are not limited to (1) a general wiring overview and (2) detailed cross connect documentation
10   (relating SIO I.D., Room Number and Riser pair). The latter shall be in the form of an electronic format
11   database (dBase, MS Excel or convertible format).
12
13   AS-BUILT CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS
14   Drawings included with the specifications set shall be modified by the contractor to denote as-built
15   information.
16
17   The drawings are to include cable routes and outlet locations. Outlet locations shall be identified by their
18   sequential number as defined elsewhere in this document. Numbering, icons and drawing conventions used
19   shall be consistent throughout all documentation provided.
20
21   The Division of State Facilities through the Consultant will provide floor plans in paper and electronic
22   (".dwg", AutoCAD rel. 2006) formats on which as-built construction information can be added. These
23   documents will be modified accordingly by the contractor to denote as-built information as defined above
24   and returned to the Consultant for acceptance.             This information shall be supplied to the
25   Consultant/Engineer no later than four (4) weeks prior to the scheduled occupancy of the affected floors.
26
27   The Contractors shall annotate the base drawings and return to the A/E in hard copy (same plot size as
28   originals) and electronic (AutoCAD rel. 2006) form.
29
30   Each drawing submitted by the Contractor as part of the Project Documentation shall be identified as an
31   "As-built" drawing and include the following (1) The Contractor name and/or logo (2) The date of the
32   drawing.
33
34   All fonts, color, layer, Model Space/Paper Space conventions established in the base drawings shall be
35   retained by the Contractor in preparation of the As-built drawings.
36
37   Prior to generation of the drawings, the Contractor shall provide a sample file and test plot to the Engineer
38   for review and approval.
39
40   All documentation, including hard copy and electronic forms shall become the property of the State.
41
42   WARRANTY
43   This Contractor shall guarantee all materials, equipment, etc., two (2) years from date of substantial
44   completion of this work. In the case of data cabling the contractor shall furnish complete [Category
45   5e][Category 6] system warranty consisting of no less than fifteen (15) years. This guarantee shall include
46   all labor, material and travel time. In the case of [multi-mode][single mode] fiber cabling the contractor
47   shall furnish a complete system warranty consisting of no less than fifteen (15) years. See Division 1,
48   GENERAL CONDITIONS, and GENERAL REQUIREMENTS - Guarantee Documents for further
49   requirements.
50
51   [Use the following paragraph if the project installs outside plant communication cables on a UW
52   campus.]
53   CAMPUS OUTSIDE PLANT DOCUMENTATION UPDATE
54   The contractor shall update the Dolan & Dustin drawings and data tables for UW xxxxxx to include signal
55   conduits, manholes, and communication cabling added by this project. The source files can be obtained
56   from Thomas W. Irwin, DSF, 608-266-2880, tom.irwin@doa.state.wi.us. Updated files will be sent to
57   Thomas W. Irwin for review and acceptance.
58   CAMPUS BUILDNG FLOOR PLAN DOCUMENTATION UPDATE
59   For each drawing, the contractor shall update the building bid set drawings to reflect actual jack locations,
60   quantities, and any changes to the jack labeling table.




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 1   AS-BUILT COMMUNICATION CABLE COSTS
 2   The contractor determine the “installed” price for the telecommunication cabling: 1) the average installed
 3   cost of a [Cat 6][Cat5e] voice and a [Cat 6][Cat5e] data cable from the TR to the outlet jack, 2) the average
 4   installed cost for a coaxial run from the F connector to the AV source equipment, 3) the average installed
 5   cost for a single mode fiber cable (state the number of fibers/cable and average length of cable), and 4) the
 6   average installed cost for a multimode fiber cable (state the number of fibers/cable and average length of
 7   cable). The costs are to include material, labor, installation, testing, documentation, manuals, training,
 8   warranty; and the telecommunications proportion of the Schedule of Values consisting of general
 9   conditions, bond, mobilization, record drawings, punch list, cleanup, and demobilization. These costs are
10   to be sent to Thomas W. Irwin, DSF.
11
12   CONSTRUCTION VERIFICATION ITEMS
13   Contractor is responsible for utilizing the construction verification checklists supplied under specification
14   Section 01 91 01 or 01 91 02 in accordance with the procedures defined for construction verification
15   checklists.
16
17                                               END OF SECTION
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