Outside contractors working on campus are required to have an up-to-date certificate of insurance on file with Engineering Services and an approved Contractor Pre-Qualification Form for bids due after January 1, 2023. Please e-mail email@example.com to request the Contractor Pre-Qualification Form, and we will e-mail it to you.
Contractors awarded bids at Michigan Technological University must read these:
01 00 00 - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
1.1. INSTRUCTION TO BIDDERS
1.1.1. PREPARATION OF PROPOSALS: All proposals shall include supplying all materials, equipment, and labor, and shall be submitted on the attached proposal form. The forms are to be filled out in ink or typewritten, with the bidder's authorized agent's signature in longhand. Each proposal shall be delivered in an opaque sealed envelope marked with the project name, Bid No., and bidders name.
1.1.2. BID FORM: No telephonic, telegraphic or digital facsimile (FAX) bid or telephonic, telegraphic or digital facsimile (FAX) modification of a bid will be considered. No bids received after the time fixed for receiving them will be considered. Late bids will be filed unopened.
1.1.3. BID GUARANTEE: Each proposal for which the base bid exceeds $50,000.00 shall be accompanied by either a certified or cashier's check on an open, solvent bank or a bid bond with an authorized surety company in the amount of 5% of the base bid, payable to Michigan Technological University, as a guarantee of good faith. If the successful bidder fails to furnish satisfactory bonds and insurance as required by the General Conditions within 7 days after notice of award, such guarantee shall be forfeited to the Owner as liquidated damages and the Owner shall be entitled at its sole option to immediately cancel, revoke, withdraw, or rescind its award. The guarantees of the three lowest bidders will be retained until the bond and insurance of the Contractor have been approved by the University. The guarantees of all other bidders will be returned within 10 days after the bid opening.
1.1.4. REJECTION OR WITHDRAWAL: The Owner reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, in whole or in part, and also herein reserves the right to waive any informalities or irregularities in any or all proposals and to make such award as it deems, in its sole discretion, to be in the best interest of the Owner. No bid may be withdrawn within 60 days after opening date without forfeiting bid security.
1.1.5. CONTRACT: Upon acceptance of any proposal by the Owner, a purchase order will be issued incorporating the accepted proposal and upon the Contractor furnishing satisfactory proof of compliance with all bond and insurance requirements will constitute the Contract. The Contract shall not be binding upon the Owner until the Contractor has furnished the Owner's Facilities Management Department satisfactory certification of compliance with the insurance and bond requirements under General Conditions and the Owner may withdraw or cancel its purchase order at any time prior to receipt of all such certifications.
1.1.6. TAXES: The Contractor shall include all applicable Michigan sales and use taxes currently imposed by Legislative enactment and as administered by the Michigan Department of Treasury, all applicable local or state permit, license or inspection fees, and all Federal taxes or fees applicable, and no additional payment over and above the bid amount shall be allowed for the same.
1.2. GENERAL CONDITIONS
UNIVERSITY OR OWNER - Michigan Technological University
INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES ADMINISTRATION & PLANNING – Gregg Richards
DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING SERVICES - Gregg Richards
CONTRACTOR - The Bidder whose proposal is accepted by the University.
CONTRACT DOCUMENTS - This document, a purchase order, drawings, and specifications.
1.2.2. CONFLICT AND OMISSIONS: The intent of the Contract Documents is to provide everything necessary for the proper execution of the work. In case of conflict among or ambiguity in the Contract Documents the Contractor shall immediately notify the Director of Engineering Services and the work shall not proceed until a decision has been agreed upon by all parties concerned. Any adjustment or interpretation by the Contractor without such agreement shall be at his own risk and expense. No work stoppage by the Contractor will extend the time for completion.
1.2.3. ROYALTIES, PATENTS, NOTICES, AND FEES: The Contractor shall give all notices and pay all royalties and fees, shall defend all suits or claims for infringement of any patent rights and shall save the Owner harmless from loss on account thereof, and shall comply with all laws, ordinances, and codes applicable to any portion of the work.
1.2.4. EXAMINATION OF PREMISES: The Contractor shall become familiar with local and on-site conditions affecting the job and the cost thereof, shall take independent measurements and make an examination and determination of all physical conditions affecting the work, and be responsible for the correctness of same even if they differ from those anticipated or indicated in the Contract. The Contractor shall be held to have made such examinations prior to bid submission and no allowances will be made in his behalf nor will any additional expenses be recoverable by reason of any error, omission, or misunderstanding on the part of the Contractor even if such actual conditions differ from those anticipated or indicated in the Contract. If any part of the Contractor's work depends for proper results upon existing work or the work of another contractor the Contractor shall examine such work and notify, before commencing work, the Director of Engineering Services of all defects or conditions that will affect the results. Failure to so notify will constitute acceptance of the conditions and render the Contractor responsible and liable for the results of any such defects or conditions which would have been revealed by complete examination and testing.
1.2.5. MOVING MATERIALS: If at any time it becomes necessary for the operation of the University to move materials temporarily located which are to enter into the final construction the Contractor furnishing the material shall, when so directed and without expense to the Owner, move them to another location.
1.2.6. MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP: All materials and workmanship shall be first-class in every respect and, unless otherwise specified, all materials and equipment shall be new and of the latest design. Should any disputes arise as to the quality and fitness of workmanship, equipment, materials or items, the decisions shall rest strictly with the University, and shall be based upon the requirements of the Contract Documents. The Contractor shall, if requested by the University, furnish evidence as to kind and quality of materials, at no additional cost to the University.
1.2.7. EMPLOYEES AND SUPERINTENDENCE: The Contractor shall enforce good order among his employees and shall not employ on the work any negligent, disorderly, intemperate or unfit person, or anyone not skilled in the work assigned. All work shall be performed in a skillful and workmanlike manner. The Contractor, or an authorized representative, shall be at the site at all times, and shall have the plans and specifications available.
Contractors working on the Michigan Tech Campus are reminded that they must take into
consideration the health and safety of Michigan Tech employees, students, and visitors,
as well as their own employees. Consequently, we have outlined aspects of our campus
safety program that apply to the contactor’s activities. All Michigan Tech buildings
are smoke-free except designated areas in residential facilities.
I. Michigan Tech Safety Program
a. MTU attempts comply with MIOSHA, safety, health, and construction standards in all phases of operations, both on and off campus. It is expected that contractors will consider this in the performance of their contractual efforts.
b. Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) has been designated the office which leads the Michigan Tech effort in the conformance to these standard.
c. EHS can be reached by telephone: 906-487-2118.
d. EHS has no authority to modify construction procedures, but does have the authority to stop any practices that endanger Michigan Tech employees, students, or visitors.
e. A representative of EHS will accompany any State or Federal Safety investigator visiting the site of any construction job on Michigan Tech properties, whether the visitor is responding to a complaint or not. The contractor will notify EHS before beginning any such safety investigation.
f. All accidents involving personal injury or property damage must be reported immediately to the Department of Public Safety and Police Services and followed by a written report within 48 hours.
g. The contractor must comply with all aspects of the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Standard for Confined Space Entry when the project involves entry into areas designated by Michigan Tech as permit required confined spaces or into confined spaced where the work itself results in an actual or potentially serious safety or health hazard. EHS and Facilities Management must be notified prior to any such confined space entry.
h. The contractor must provide EHS with a copy of all Material Safety Data Sheets for materials that will be used in a building or are occupied by Michigan Tech employees, students, or visitors. This will be done before the work has begun and preferably at the time of the preconstruction meeting.
i. All hot work will be performed in accordance with a hot work program approved by the University or in accordance with the Michigan Tech hot work program.
j. Equipment lockout procedures will be coordinated with Michigan Tech in accordance with the MIOSHA Lockout Standard.
II. Michigan Tech Emergency Procedures
All contractors and their employees have an obligation to report emergency situations to the proper campus authorities. Emergencies such as fire, explosions, chemical spills, building failures, etc., fall into this category. All contractors’ employees and employees of subcontractors must be informed of these emergency response procedures and should know how to identify an emergency situation. By definition, an emergency situation is one that affects the health and/or safety of one or more people and/or buildings or structures on the campus. Decisions must be made quickly since disaster is often controlled during the first few minutes.
a. Reporting any Emergency
i. From any telephone:
1. Dial 911
2. Say: “This is an emergency at Michigan Tech University” and give a description and location of the emergency.
3. Remain on the phone until released by the operator.
ii. Note: the nearest emergency room is located at UP Health Systems Portage in Hancock.
b. Reporting a fire, explosion, or chemical spill where there is impending danger to the occupants of the building.
i. Evacuate the building by pulling the nearest fire alarm box, typically located at the ends of each hallway.
ii. Alert occupants in the area.
iii. Dial 911 from a safe location and report the emergency as outlined above.
c. At the sound of an evacuation alarm, all building occupants, including contractor’s employees, must evacuate the building to a point at least 100 feet from the exit and remain outside the building until given the all-clear by a Department of Public Safety and Police Services or Fire Department Officer.
III. Miscellaneous Obligation of the Contractor
If work is proceeding in areas occupied by Michigan Tech employees, students, or visitors, the following apply:
a. Barricades must be erected to isolate hazardous areas.
b. Exit routes and doorways will be kept free of obstructions.
c. Access to firefighting or other emergency equipment will not be obstructed or rendered inoperable.
d. The use of explosives will be coordinated by Facilities Management.
e. The application of foam or mineral fiber insulation in areas occupied by Michigan Tech employees, students, or visitors will be coordinated by Facilities Management and EHS.
IV. Identification of the Contactor’s Safety Officer
Each contractor will identify a safety officer for each project. The name will be sent to Facilities Management and EHS.
SECTION 27 10 05 STRUCTURED CABLING FOR VOICE AND DATA
PART 1 GENERAL
1.01 SECTION INCLUDES
A. Communications system design requirements.
B. Communications pathways.
C. Copper cable and terminations.
D. Fiber optic cable and interconnecting devices.
E. Communications equipment room fittings.
F. Communications outlets.
G. Communications grounding and bonding.
H. Communications identification.
1.02 REFERENCE STANDARDS
A. EIA/ECA-310 - Cabinets, Racks, Panels, and Associated Equipment; Electronic Industries Alliance/Electrical Components Association; Revision E, 2005.
B. ICEA S-83-596 - Indoor Optical Fiber Cables; Insulated Cable Engineers Association; 2011 (ANSI/ICEA S-83-596).
C. ICEA S-90-661 - Category 3, 5, & 5e Individually Unshielded Twisted Pair Indoor Cables (With or Without An Overall Shield) For Use in General Purpose and LAN Communications Wiring Systems Technical Requirements; Insulated Cable Engineers Association; 2012. (ANSI/ICEA S-90-661)
D. NECA/BICSI 568 - Standard for Installing Building Telecommunications Cabling; National Electrical Contractors Association; 2006. (ANSI/NECA/BICSI 568)
E. NFPA 70 - National Electrical Code; Most Recent Edition Adopted by Authority Having Jurisdiction, Including All Applicable Amendments and Supplements.
F. TIA-455-21 - FOTP-21 - Mating Durability of Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices; Telecommunications Industry Association; 2012.
G. TIA-492AAAA-B - Detail Specification for 62.5-um Core Diameter/125-um Cladding Diameter Class Ia Graded-Index Multimode Optical Fibers; Telecommunications Industry Association; Rev B, 2009.
H. TIA-492AAAB-A - Detail Specification for 50-um Core Diameter/125-um Cladding Diameter Class Ia Graded-Index Multimode Optical Fibers; Telecommunications Industry Association; Rev A, 2009.
I. TIA-492AAAC-B - Detail Specification for 850-nm Laser-Optimized, 50-um Core Diameter/125-um Cladding Diameter Class Ia Graded-Index Multimode Optical Fibers; Telecommunications Industry Association; 2009.
J. TIA-492AAAD - Detail Specification for 850-nm Laser-Optimized, 50-um Core Diameter/125-um Cladding Diameter Class Ia Graded-Index Multimode Optical Fibers; Telecommunications Industry Association; 2009.
K. TIA-492CAAA - Detail Specification for Class IVa Dispersion-Unshifted Single-Mode Optical Fibers; Telecommunications Industry Association; 1998 (R 2002).
L. TIA-492CAAB - Detail Specification for Class IVa Dispersion-Unshifted Single-Mode Optical Fibers with Low Water Peak; Telecommunications Industry Association; 2000 (R2005).
M. TIA-526-7 - Measurement of Optical Power Loss of Installed Single-Mode Fiber Cable Plant; Telecommunications Industry Association; Rev A, 2015.
N. TIA-526-14 - Optical Power Loss Measurements of Installed Multimode Fiber Cable
Plant; Telecommunications Industry Association; Rev C, 2015.
O. TIA-568 (SET) - Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard Set; Telecommunications Industry Association; 2015.
P. TIA-568-C.2 - Balanced Twisted-Pair Telecommunications Cabling and Components Standards; Telecommunications Industry Association; Rev C, 2009 (with Addenda; 2014).
Q. TIA-568-C.3 - Optical Fiber Cabling Components Standard; Telecommunications Industry Association; 2008 (with Addenda; 2011).
R. TIA-569-C - Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces; Telecommunications Industry Association; Rev C, 2012 (with Addenda; 2013).
S. TIA-570-C - Residential Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard; Telecommunications Industry Association; Rev C, 2012.
T. TIA-598-C - Optical Fiber Cable Color Coding; Telecommunications Industry Association; Rev C, 2005.
U. TIA-606-B - Administration Standard for the Telecommunications Infrastructure; Telecommunications Industry Association; Rev B, 2012.
V. TIA-607-B - Generic Telecommunications Bonding and Grounding (Earthing) for Customer Premises; Telecommunications Industry Association; Rev B, 2012 (with Addenda; 2013).
W. UL 444 - Communications Cables; Current Edition, Including All Revisions.
X. UL 514C - Nonmetallic Outlet Boxes, Flush-Device Boxes, and Covers; Current Edition, Including All Revisions.
Y. UL 1651 - Fiber Optic Cable; Current Edition, Including All Revisions.
Z. UL 1863 - Communications-Circuit Accessories; Current Edition, Including All Revisions.
A. Product Data: Provide manufacturer's standard catalog pages and data sheets for each product.
B. Sustainable Design Documentation: Submit manufacturer's product data on cable and cable insulation showing compliance with specified lead content requirements.
C. Manufacturer's Installation Instructions: Indicate application conditions and limitations of use stipulated by product testing agency. Include instructions for storage, handling, protection, examination, preparation, installation, and operation of product.
D. Test Plan: Complete a detailed plan with list of test equipment, procedures for inspection and testing, and intended test date; submit at least 7 days prior to intended test date.
E. Field Test Reports.
F. Project Record Documents.
1. Record actual locations of outlet boxes and distribution frames.
2. Identify distribution frames and equipment rooms by room number on contract drawings.
H. Operation and Maintenance Data: List of all components with part numbers, sources of supply, and operation and maintenance instructions; include copy of project record documents.
1.04 QUALITY ASSURANCE
A. Installer Qualifications: A company having at least 3 years of experience in the installation and testing of the type of system specified, unless otherwise approved by Michigan Tech Telecommunications.
B. Products: Listed, classified, and labeled as suitable for the purpose intended.
C. Product Listing Organization Qualifications: An organization recognized by OSHA as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and acceptable to authorities having jurisdiction.
1.05 DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
A. Store products in manufacturer's unopened packaging until ready for installation.
B. Keep stored products clean and dry.
A. See Section 01 70 00 - Closeout Submittals, for additional warranty requirements.
B. Correct defective Work within a 2-year period after Date of Substantial Completion.
PART 2 PRODUCTS
A. Cabling and Equipment:
1. CommScope; http://www.commscope.com.
2.02 SYSTEM DESIGN
A. Provide a complete permanent system of cabling and pathways for voice and data communications, including cables, conduits and wireways, pull wires, support structures, enclosures and cabinets, and outlets.
1. Comply with TIA-568 (cabling) and TIA-569 (pathways), latest editions (commercial standards).
2. Comply with Communications Service Provider requirements.
3. Provide fixed cables and pathways that comply with NFPA 70 and TIA-607 and are UL listed or third party independent testing laboratory certified.
4. In this project, the term plenum is defined as return air spaces above ceilings, inside ducts, under raised floors, and other air-handling spaces.
B. System Description:
1. Provide a one-to-one jack replacement unless otherwise specified.
2. Install 4-cables and 4 jacks per jack location outlet unless otherwise specified.
3. Provide additional outlets where indicated on drawings.
A. Conduit: provide pull cords in all conduit.
2.04 COPPER CABLE AND TERMINATIONS
A. Provide cables with lead content less than 300 parts per million.
B. Copper Horizontal Cable:
1. Description: 100 ohm, balanced twisted pair cable complying with TIA-568 and listed and labeled as complying with UL 444.
2. Cable Type - Voice and Data: TIA-568 Category 6 U/UTP (unshielded twisted pair); 23 AWG.
3. Cable Capacity: 4-pair.
4. Cable Applications: Use listed NFPA 70 Type CMR riser cable unless cable is installed in any area considered a plenum space. CMP must be installed in any area considered a plenum space.
5. Cable Jacket Color – Blue for plenum, gray for riser.
a. CommScope: www.commscope.com.
1) Category 6E UTP Cable:
(a) CommScope Model CS37P BLU C6 4/23 U/UTP CPK 1KFT UN874043014/10 (Category 6e Plenum).
(b) CommScope Model CS37R GRY C6 4/23 U/UTP CPK 1KFT UN884033314/10 (Category 6e Riser).
C. Copper Cable Terminations: Insulation displacement connection (IDC) type using CommScope SL Tool Kit Model 1725150-1 with Jack Lacing Fixture Model 1673956-1.
D. Jacks and Connectors: Modular RJ-45, non-keyed, terminated with 110-style insulation
displacement connectors (IDC); high impact thermoplastic housing; suitable for and
complying with same standard as specified horizontal cable; UL 1863 listed.
1. Performance: 500 mating cycles.
2. Voice and Data Jacks: 8-position modular jack, color-coded for both T568A and T568B wiring configurations.
a. CommScope; www.commscope.com.
1) RJ45 Jacks:
(a) CommScope Model USL600-A.WHT 760237629: White SL Cat 6.
(b) CommScope Model USL600-RED 760237634: Red SL Cat 6.
(c) CommScope Model USL600-BLK 760237627: Black SL Cat 6.
(d) CommScope Model USL600-YEL 760237633: Yellow SL Cat 6.
2.05 COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT ROOM FITTINGS
A. Copper Cross-Connection Equipment:
1. Patch Panels for Copper Cabling: Sized to fit EIA/ECA-310 standard 19 inch (482.6 mm) wide equipment racks; 0.09 inch (2.2 mm) thick aluminum; cabling terminated on Type 110 insulation displacement connectors; printed circuit board interface.
a. Jacks: Non-keyed RJ-45, suitable for and complying with same standard as cable to be terminated; maximum 48 ports per standard width panel.
c. Labels: Factory installed laminated plastic nameplates above each port, numbered consecutively; comply with TIA-606.
d. Provide incoming cable strain relief and routing guides on back of panel.
2. Patch Panel: Modular panels housing multiple-numbered jack units with IDC-type connectors at each jack for permanent termination of pair groups of installed cables.
a. CommScope; www.commscope.com.
1) Patch Panels:
(a) CommScope 48-port, Model CPP-UDDM-SL-2U-48 760237041: Provide one for every (12) 4-port network locations.
(b) CommScope 24-port, Model CPP-UDDM-SL-1U-24 760237040: Provide one for every (12) 2-port network locations.
2.06 COMMUNICATIONS OUTLETS
A. Outlet Boxes:
1. Provide depth as required to accommodate cable manufacturer's recommended minimum conductor bend radius.
2. Minimum Size, Unless Otherwise Indicated:
a. Data or Combination Voice/Data Outlets: 4 inch square by 2-1/8 inch deep (100 by 54 mm) trade size.
3. Surface Mount is allowed with the following configurations:
a. 1” conduit to 4SQ box
b. Panduit LD10 to JB1DIW
c. Legrand V700 to V5748 or V5744-2
B. Workstation Outlets: Four-port connector assemblies mounted in single double gang faceplate.
1. Jacks: 100-ohm, balanced, twisted-pair connector; four-pair, eight-position modular. Comply with TIA/EIA-568-B.1.
a. White Category 6 jack: USL600-A.WHT 760237629.
b. Red Category 6 jack: USL600-RED 760237634.
c. Black Category 6 jack: USL600-BLK 760237627.
d. Yellow Category 6 jack: USL600-YEL 760237633.
2. ABS Molding Faceplate:
a. 4-port double gang 83935-1.
b. 6-port double gang 83936-1 (with blank inserts: 1116412-1).
c. 4-port single gang 2111011-1.
3. Legend: Machine printed, in the field, using adhesive-tape label. Labeled both ends. Coordinate correct labeling plan with MTU IT Telcom: [closet-jack] i.e. 2-0300, 2-0301, etc.
C. General Outlets (Above ceiling or at ceiling height): Two-port connector assemblies mounted in single gang faceplate.
1. Jacks: 100-ohm, balanced, twisted-pair connector; four-pair, eight-position modular. Comply with TIA/EIA-568-B.1.
a. White Category 6 jack: USL600-A.WHT 760237629
b. Black Category 6 jack: USL600-BLK 760237627
2. ABS Molding Faceplate: 2-port double gang 2111022-1.
3. Legend: Machine printed, in the field, using adhesive-tape label. Labeled both ends starting at 0400: [closet-jack] i.e. 2-0400, 2-0401, etc.
D. Wall Plates, Mounting Straps, and Modular Boxes:
1. Comply with system design standards and UL 514C.
2. Accepts modular jacks/inserts.
3. Wall plates should be used unless otherwise noted or approved.
a. CommScope; www.commscope.com.
1) Wall Plates:
(a) CommScope Model 2111009-1: Single Gang 2-port.
(b) CommScope Model 2111011-1: Single Gang 4-port.
(c) CommScope Model 83935-1: Double Gang 4-port.
2) Mounting Straps:
(a) CommScope Model 1116618-1: Duplex 2-port.
(b) CommScope Model 1339120-1: Duplex 4-port.
(c) CommScope Model 1479504-1: Decora 4-port.
3) Modular boxes:
(a) CommScope Model 1116698-1: 2-port.
2.07 GROUNDING AND BONDING COMPONENTS
A. Comply with TIA-607.
2.08 IDENTIFICATION PRODUCTS
A. Comply with TIA-606.
2.09 SOURCE QUALITY CONTROL
A. Factory test cables according to TIA-568.
PART 3 EXECUTION
3.01 INSTALLATION - GENERAL
A. Comply with latest editions and addenda of TIA-568 (cabling), TIA-569 (pathways), TIA-607 (grounding and bonding), NECA/BICSI 568, NFPA 70, and SYSTEM DESIGN as specified in PART 2.
B. Comply with Communication Service Provider requirements.
C. Grounding and Bonding: Perform in accordance with TIA-607 and NFPA 70.
D. Install firestopping to preserve fire resistance rating of partitions and other elements, using materials and methods specified in Section 07 8400.
3.02 INSTALLATION OF PATHWAYS
A. Install pathways with the following minimum clearances unless otherwise :
1. 48 inches (1220 mm) from motors, generators, frequency converters, transformers, x-ray equipment, and uninterruptible power systems.
2. 12 inches (300 mm) from power conduits and cables and panelboards.
3. 5 inches (125 mm) from fluorescent and high frequency lighting fixtures.
4. 6 inches (150 mm) from flues, hot water pipes, and steam pipes.
B. Conduit, in Addition to Requirements of Section 26 0534:
1. Arrange conduit to provide no more than the equivalent of three 90 degree bend(s) between pull points.
2. Conduit Bends: Inside radius not less than 10 times conduit internal diameter.
3. Arrange conduit to provide no more than 100 feet (30 m) between pull points.
4. Do not use conduit bodies unless approved in specific location by Michigan Tech Telecommunications.
5. Minimum Cover - Underground Service Entrance: Comply with NFPA 70 and Communications Service Provider requirements.
C. Outlet Boxes:
1. Coordinate locations of outlet boxes provided under Section 26 0537 as required for installation of telecommunications outlets provided under this section.
a. Mounting Heights: Unless otherwise indicated, as follows:
1) Telephone and Data Outlets: 18 inches (450 mm) above finished floor.
b. Orient outlet boxes for vertical installation of wiring devices unless otherwise indicated.
c. Provide minimum of 24 inches (600 mm) horizontal separation between flush mounted outlet boxes installed on opposite sides of fire rated walls.
d. Unless otherwise indicated, provide separate outlet boxes for line voltage and low voltage devices.
e. Locate outlet boxes so that wall plate does not span different building finishes.
f. Locate outlet boxes so that wall plate does not cross masonry joints.
3.03 INSTALLATION OF EQUIPMENT AND CABLING
1. Do not bend cable at radius less than manufacturer's recommended bend radius; for unshielded twisted pair use bend radius of not less than 4 times cable diameter.
2. Do not over-cinch or crush cables.
3. Do not exceed manufacturer's recommended cable pull tension.
4. When installing in conduit, use only lubricants approved by cable manufacturer and do not chafe or damage outer jacket.
B. Copper Cabling:
1. Category 6 and Above: Maintain cable geometry; do not untwist more than 1/2 inch (12 mm) from point of termination.
2. For 4-pair cables in conduit, do not exceed 25 pounds (110 N) pull tension.
3. Use T568B wiring configuration.
C. Wall-Mounted Racks and Enclosures:
1. Install to plywood backboards only, unless otherwise indicated.
2. Mount so height of topmost panel does not exceed 78 inches (1980 mm) above floor.
1. Use wire and cable markers to identify cables at each end.
2. Use manufacturer-furnished label inserts, identification labels, or engraved wallplate to identify each jack at communications outlets with unique identifier.
3. Use identification nameplate to identify cross-connection equipment, equipment racks, and cabinets.
3.04 FIELD QUALITY CONTROL
A. Comply with inspection and testing requirements of specified installation standards.
B. Visual Inspection:
1. Inspect cable jackets for certification markings.
2. Inspect cable terminations for color coded labels of proper type.
3. Inspect outlet plates and patch panels for complete labels.
4. Inspect patch cords for complete labels.
C. Testing - Copper Cabling and Associated Equipment:
1. Category 6 and Above Backbone: Perform near end cross talk (NEXT) and attenuation tests.
2. Category 6 and Above Links: Perform tests for wire map, length, attenuation, NEXT, and propagation delay.
D. Final Testing: After all work is complete, including installation of telecommunications outlets, provide MTU IT Telcom with testing results.