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OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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NETWORKING AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
SERVICES (OIT/NTS) EQUIPMENT,
INFRASTRUCTURE, AND WIRING STANDARDS
1 INTRODUCTION ......................................................................................................................................................... 2
2 GENERAL STANDARDS ............................................................................................................................................... 3
3 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS ........................................................................................................................................... 4
4 ENTRANCE FACILITIES ................................................................................................................................................ 4
5 TELECOMMUNICATIONS ROOMS............................................................................................................................... 5
5.1 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS ........................................................................................................................................... 5
5.2 MAIN EQUIPMENT ROOM (MDF) ................................................................................................................................ 7
5.3 COMMUNICATIONS ROOMS (IDF OR RISER ROOMS) ......................................................................................................... 9
5.4 TERMINAL SPACE/SATELLITE ROOMS ........................................................................................................................... 11
5.5 ELECTRICAL POWER REQUIREMENTS ............................................................................................................................ 13
5.6 AIR CONDITIONING REQUIREMENTS ............................................................................................................................ 14
6 BONDING AND GROUNDING ................................................................................................................................... 14
6.1 BUSBARS .............................................................................................................................................................. 15
6.2 TELECOMMUNICATIONS BONDING BACKBONE ............................................................................................................... 15
6.3 CABLES ................................................................................................................................................................ 16
6.4 RACK GROUNDING .................................................................................................................................................. 16
6.5 PATHWAY GROUNDING ............................................................................................................................................ 16
6.6 EQUIPMENT GROUNDING ......................................................................................................................................... 17
6.7 ELECTRICAL SERVICE ................................................................................................................................................ 17
6.8 COMPRESSION FITTINGS ........................................................................................................................................... 17
6.9 TESTING AND DOCUMENTATION ................................................................................................................................. 17
7 INTRABUILDING BACKBONE RISER FACILITIES.......................................................................................................... 18
7.1 DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS ......................................................................................................................................... 18
7.2 INTRABUILDING BACKBONE COPPER (RISER) .................................................................................................................. 19
7.2.1 Cabling........................................................................................................................................................ 19
7.2.2 Terminations ............................................................................................................................................... 19
7.3 INTRABUILDING BACKBONE FIBER OPTIC (RISER) ............................................................................................................ 20
7.3.1 Cabling........................................................................................................................................................ 20
7.3.2 Fiber Terminations ...................................................................................................................................... 21
7.3.3 Fiber-Optic Enclosures ................................................................................................................................. 21
7.4 INTRABUILDING BACKBONE PATHWAYS ........................................................................................................................ 22
8 COMMUNICATIONS/TERMINAL ROOM TERMINATION REQUIREMENTS ................................................................. 22
8.1 WALL TERMINATION OF COPPER WIRING ..................................................................................................................... 23
8.2 EQUIPMENT RACKS ................................................................................................................................................. 23
8.3 PATCH PANELS ....................................................................................................................................................... 24
8.4 HORIZONTAL MANAGEMENT ..................................................................................................................................... 25

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9 RACEWAY/TRAY SYSTEMS ....................................................................................................................................... 25
9.1 J-HOOKS .............................................................................................................................................................. 27
10 HORIZONTAL WIRING FACILITIES ........................................................................................................................... 28
10.1 OUTLETS ............................................................................................................................................................ 29
10.2 HORIZONTAL CONDUIT........................................................................................................................................... 30
10.3 HORIZONTAL WIRING ............................................................................................................................................ 31
10.3.1 Horizontal Copper Wire ............................................................................................................................. 31
10.3.2 Horizontal Fiber Optic Wire ....................................................................................................................... 32
10.3.3 Small Form/Modular Style Fiber Standards ................................................................................................ 33
10.4 JACKS ................................................................................................................................................................ 34
11 TESTING ................................................................................................................................................................. 35
11.1 CATEGORY 5E WIRING........................................................................................................................................... 35
11.2 CATEGORY 6 WIRING ............................................................................................................................................ 36
11.3 FIBER OPTIC CABLE TO OUTLET ................................................................................................................................ 37
11.4 INTRABUILDING BACKBONE RISER CABLE TESTING ......................................................................................................... 37
12 AS-BUILT DOCUMENTATION .................................................................................................................................. 38
13 OIT/NTS OUTLET LABELING SCHEME (JACKS) ......................................................................................................... 39
14 PRODUCTS INSTALLED THAT ARE NOT COVERED BY THESE STANDARDS ............................................................... 41
15 DEFINITIONS OF ABBREVIATIONS CONTAINED IN THESE STANDARDS ................................................................... 42

1 Introduction

The Office of Information Technology/Networking and Telecommunications Services
(OIT/NTS) is responsible for providing voice, data, and video services for the University of
Minnesota. Every effort is being made to keep the rates for these services as low as possible
while still providing service and maintenance in a timely manner. OIT/NTS is constantly
evaluating emerging technologies and equipment so that we can continue to offer the most
reliable, up to date, and cost-effective services.

It is essential to design the telecommunications systems to meet present and future voice and
data communication needs. Horizontal and vertical wiring and the pathways and
communication rooms should be considered an integral part of the building infrastructure and
therefore capable of future growth as new technology and customer needs change.

Refer to the NTS Web page at www1.umn.edu/nts/wiring3.shtml for the most recent revision
of these standards. The standards herein apply to the technologies in use at the time of the
latest update to this document. The implementation of newer technologies shall require
adherence to the standards written at the time of that implementation.

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2 General Standards

Introduction
Voice and data projects that are released for bid should be bid separately from and not included
with security, audiovisual, building control systems, or other equipment or materials that are
not directly associated with the independent high speed data or voice communications system.

Telecommunications systems include vertical and horizontal copper and fiber optic wiring as
well as the associated termination hardware on both ends. The system includes pathways and
conduits; equipment racks; frames; wire management systems; communication rooms; and the
electrical, mechanical, and environmental equipment required to support them.

The space and facilities in these specifications are designed to meet the telecommunications
requirements (voice and data networking) for university buildings only. These specifications
are intended to allow OIT/NTS to meet the telecommunications requirements of the University
over the lifetime of the buildings. It is essential that OIT/NTS shall be consulted prior to and
throughout the planning and design process to ensure that present and future voice and data
service requirements can be met.

 OIT/NTS MUST provide prior written approval for any deviations from these standards, or
OIT/NTS will not assume financial responsibility to upgrade the facility to performance
expectations. Where ambiguity or questions arise to specific details not mentioned in these
standards, appropriate TIA/EIA, NEC, and BICSI standards shall apply.

 All applicable building codes must be strictly adhered to in regards to telecommunications
services. OIT/NTS cannot authorize variations to any building codes.

 Construction specifications are a main ingredient of an Information Technology system.
Information Technology systems shall adhere to these specifications in order to be
functional in a wide variety of communications applications. This document does not allow
or condone the avoidance of following any of the Laws, Standards, or Procedures of any,
but not limited to the following:

o National Electrical Code (NEC)
o Uniform Building Code (UBC)
o Uniform Fire Code (UFC)
o Minnesota State Low Voltage Laws
o Building Industry Consulting Services International (BICSI)

 Certification
A BICSI-certified Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) shall design,
engineer, and sign off on all projects, and he or she shall provide oversight during the
project.

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3 Special Requirements

Introduction
The OIT/NTS Wiring Standards publication is intended to address standard University
installation practices, with safety and performance being the most important factors. While
these standards are carefully monitored to ensure that the hardware and practices are
technologically current, it is possible that some applications may require special consideration.
University of Minnesota buildings frequently contain special purpose facilities and equipment
with unique telecommunications requirements. Special telecommunications requirements may
require deviation from these specifications. OIT/NTS needs to be notified of these special
requirements as early in the design process as possible.

 The following is a short (but not all-inclusive) list of facilities and equipment that
commonly have special telecommunications requirements:

o Data centers or computer rooms
o Computer labs or classrooms
o Video conferencing rooms
o Video equipment
o Laboratories
o Medical imaging equipment
o Scientific equipment
o Public telephones
o Internet kiosks
o Wireless networking

 Installation designs and practices not specifically identified as standard in this document
will require appropriate OIT/NTS approval before connection to the campus voice or data
network. To that end, any department requesting a non-standard installation of cabling
infrastructure, voice/data jacks, or other items not specified in these standards should
submit a written explanation of the requested variance to an OIT/NTS project coordinator
for review.

4 Entrance Facilities

Introduction
The entrance facility is the location where the pathways for communications services penetrate
the building to connect to the voice and data systems within the building. The entrance
facilities are generally 4-inch rigid steel conduit that extend from the perimeter of the building
to the telecommunications main equipment room (MDF).

 OIT/NTS shall designate the shortest practical route for the communications cable to
connect from the building to the point of connection with the university telephone and

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(11th edition or subsequent releases). or areas with water heaters and wet sinks for 5 . size. 5 Telecommunications Rooms 5. In general. provisions shall be made for four 4-inch conduits for access from the university cable system to the telecommunications main equipment room.bicsi. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007 network cabling systems. each room must be large enough to accommodate the wiring and equipment that will be located within it. each supporting critical functions as part of the building wiring and telecommunications systems. and complexity of the equipment and wiring housed in these rooms.org for purchasing information.  PROHIBITED: Using boiler rooms. OIT/NTS Equipment. These rooms have specific requirements due to the nature. electrical distribution closets.  In the event that diverse cable facility entrances are not deemed necessary."  Entrance facilities must adhere to all BICSI requirements in Chapter 6 of the Telecommunications Distributions Methods Manual (TDMM). (Visit www. janitorial closets. Infrastructure.  Diverse facilities entrances are required for all new buildings that will house voice and data equipment when the scope and importance of the facility are determined to require it by OIT/NTS and the end-user. The three types of rooms are: o Main equipment room/Main Distribution Frame (MDF) o Communications rooms/Intermediate Distribution Frame (IDF or riser rooms) o Terminal space/satellite rooms The following standards apply to all three types of telecommunications rooms:  PROHIBITED: Using telecommunications rooms as a route for other facilities to pass through. plus provide additional space for growth over the lifetime of the building. air exchange rooms.) OIT/NTS must approve any deviations from the BICSI TDMM. Conduit shall be installed within the facility from the point of entry to the telecommunications main equipment room.1 General Requirements Introduction Telecommunications rooms are special-purpose rooms that house telecommunications equipment and wiring. Each of these conduits must be labeled "TELE MDF ONLY. There may be up to three types of telecommunications rooms within a building.

6 . but rather they shall be placed near the walls with the manifold pipes in ceiling corners. OIT/NTS shall be consulted for any deviations. and Chapter 7 of BICSI TDMM (11th edition or subsequent releases). and Chapter 10 of BICSI TDMM (11th edition or subsequent releases). and with a convenience switch at room entry. a new firestop system must be installed to restore the firewall integrity with the appropriate UL-classified system. Only use of UL-classified firestop systems is acceptable.  All telecommunications rooms require overhead lighting with a minimum intensity of 50 foot-candles measured at 1 meter from the floor. and if necessary. the NEC. TIA/EIA-942.  All main. and terminal/satellite rooms shall have a ground buss and meet all requirements of J-STD-607 Commercial Building Grounding and Bonding Requirements. The manufacturer's recommended installation practices must be followed. and sleeves through floors and cable trays that pass through a fire-rated wall must be properly fire-stopped in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).  PROHIBITED: Placing voice or data rooms in or near areas of high electromagnetic interference (EMI) or radio frequency interference (RFI). TIA- 569.  Telecommunications rooms should be centrally located in the building to minimize the distance of all cable runs. no Halon or gas systems shall be used. Fire suppression system pipes shall not be installed directly over equipment. the fire stop system must be reevaluated. Refer to Section 6 of this appendix for Bonding and Grounding Requirements. OIT/NTS Equipment.  Communications rooms shall be located in common building areas that are readily accessible. Pipes must be insulated to prevent water condensation from forming and possibly damaging telecommunications equipment. When installing additional cabling/wiring. communications.  Fire suppression systems for all of these rooms shall be two-stage water systems. Infrastructure. Both adversely affect the system performance and the reliability of electronic equipment. It is essential that telecommunication rooms be dedicated solely to telecommunications.  Non-OIT/NTS resources shall not be located in telecommunications rooms without OIT/NTS approval. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007 communications. Each installation of fire-stopping material must only be used in applications as specified by the fire-stop manufacturer. the NEC. conduits. ANSI/NFPA-70.  All penetrations into fire walls. Rooms must be spaced so that no horizontal run exceeds 90 meters (as per TIA-568B).

7 . All other communications rooms are fed from the main equipment room. The minimum ceiling height shall be 8 feet 6 inches if no sprinklers/fire suppression nozzles are located within the room. IDF.  Working clearances around electrical equipment shall adhere to the NEC.  PROHIBITED: Installing false ceilings in main equipment rooms. the ceiling height must be adjusted to accommodate the racks and the tray located above the racks. fire-retardant.  Main equipment facilities shall be installed in a separate and secure room. and Satellite/Terminal rooms whose size allows the placement of active electronics must be secured with an electronic card key access reader approved by University of Minnesota Access Services and OIT/NTS. unpainted. (11th edition or subsequent releases). For additional information on room area based on useable building floor area.  The size and location of this area shall be determined in feet with a minimum room size of 400 square feet and no dimension smaller than 20 feet. This room serves as the primary telecommunications room and may house the PBX equipment and/or backbone network-related electronic equipment. including MDF. Infrastructure. refer to Chapter 6 of BICSI TDMM.  OIT/NTS shall perform all buildout work in telecommunications rooms. All voice and data distribution shall emanate from this room.  Rooms must be spaced so that no horizontal Cat 5E or Cat 6 cable exceeds 90 meters (as per TIA-568B). 5. This includes all associated voice and data hardware. and consult with OIT/NTS during the design phase. OIT/NTS Equipment. mounted with the smooth side out from the floor to a height of 8 feet. CD grade or better plywood backboard.  Electrical outlets shall be placed above the top edge of the plywood backboard and spaced every 6 feet.  All walls must be covered with 8-foot by 4-foot wide by 3/4-inch thick. Clearance shall be specified by the NEC. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007  All MDF.2 Main Equipment Room (MDF) Introduction The main equipment room is the main room in a building into which all outside facilities are routed and terminate. IDF. and Terminal Space/Satellite rooms. If sprinklers/fire suppression nozzles are located within the room. The main equipment room shall serve as the primary copper and fiber-optic cable distribution center for the building.

unpainted. with a minimum height of 6 feet. 8 . and flooding. It should be mounted with the smooth side out from the floor to a height of 8 feet. No more than three receptacles shall be dedicated per branch circuit. fire-retardant.  A Panduit NetFrame Rack™ System or prior OIT/NTS-approved equivalent shall be used in main equipment rooms to accommodate the fiber-optic cabling. The main equipment room must also maintain a positive pressure with a minimum of one complete air exchange per hour. It shall be equipped with a University U-Card reader and a Best® core lockset that is keyed per OIT/NTS specifications.  The door on the communications room shall be a minimum of 3 feet wide. they are not to exceed 6 inches form the top edge of the plywood.  Main equipment rooms shall be free from high ambient temperature. One 120-volt AC dedicated duplex receptacle shall be provided for every 6 linear feet of floor perimeter. Fiber optic cabinets shall be Panduit FRME4 Series or a prior OIT/NTS-approved equivalent.  A Reliant/Marconi frame system or prior OIT/NTS-approved equivalent shall be used in this room to accommodate the copper cabling. dirt.  Electrical outlets shall be placed above the top edge of the plywood backboard. Infrastructure.  All walls shall be covered with 8-foot by 4-foot wide by 3/4-inch thick. excessive humidity. It must maintain a heat dissipation rating of 225 BTUs/hour per square foot and maintain a constant temperature between 64 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit with a relative humidity range between 30% and 55%. per TIA/EIA-942. 8 inches. with (a) convenience switch(es) at room ingress and egress points. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007  Main equipment rooms require overhead lighting with a minimum intensity of 50 foot-candles measured at 1 meter from the floor. Installation of these receptacles shall be in consultation with OIT/NTS. CD grade or better plywood backboard. Main equipment rooms must be well ventilated and environmentally controlled 24 hours a day. possible dripping pipes.  The room number shall be designated on the door or outside wall using University room numbering standards/specifications. OIT/NTS Equipment.  Working clearances around electrical equipment shall adhere to the NEC. seven days a week.  Main equipment rooms must have drainage capabilities and must be equipped with a one-way drain.

3 Communications Rooms (IDF or Riser Rooms) Introduction A communications room is an enclosed and secured space specifically intended for housing telecommunications cables. This may include OIT/NTS placing a generator on- site or installing an emergency power coupler in a location that is accessible by OIT/NTS portable generators.5 of this appendix for additional information on power requirements. Panel inputs include all UPS alarms. Full-circuit documentation must be provided prior to starting up the switch room. A/C unit transition switch. If no generator is provided. OIT/NTS Equipment.  Environmental alarms must meet state.  Riser facilities shall be installed in a separate and secure IDF room specifically intended for this purpose. battery damper. emergency generator planning must be completed. The air conditioners cannot be dependent on the same supporting equipment (such as a chiller. and appropriate transfer switches must be installed. and university codes and be interfaced to OIT/NTS card access/alarm panels. piping. floor water detection. A battery backup system located in a separate room specifically designed for that purpose may also be required. cross-connect facilities. humidity.  Riser cables shall be distributed in one or more riser shafts enclosed in a series of vertically aligned closets beginning in the basement and extending throughout the 9 . and equipment for riser facilities. 5. temperature. and door breech. termination hardware. it must have a minimum of two redundant air conditioners. Each air conditioner must be able to support the room on its own and must be sized 50% larger than the BTU rating of the total installed equipment. they must include the required Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) containment system for sealed and spill-proof batteries.  The power feed to the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems must be included in the building generator distribution system. motors. Infrastructure. Consult OIT/NTS for the exact type and capacity of air handling equipment. The unit must cycle on and off at a 50% rate. fire. Where there is battery backup in rooms. and power breakers). It is essential that you consult with OIT/NTS prior to finalizing building plans. federal. generator active alarms. Refer to Section 6 of this appendix for Bonding and Grounding Requirements. Refer to Section 5. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007  A Telecommunications Main Grounding Busbar (TMGB) shall be provided and attached to an approved building ground (as per the NEC).  When a main equipment room is to be used as a PBX equipment room.  Building requirements vary.

 Communications rooms require overhead lighting with a minimum intensity of 50 foot-candles measured at 1 meter from the floor. fire-retardant. To determine proper size of communications rooms. The rooms also must maintain a constant temperature between 64 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. 10 .  The door on the communications room shall be a minimum of 3 feet wide. OIT/NTS Equipment. and be environmentally controlled 24 hours a day. as well as maintain heat dissipation rating of 48 BTUs/hour per square foot. CD grade or better plywood backboard. with a relative humidity between 30% and 55%. 8 inches. Communications rooms are intended for exclusive use by OIT/NTS. One 120-volt AC dedicated duplex receptacle shall be provided for every 6 linear feet of floor perimeter.  The room number shall be designated on the door or outside wall using University room numbering standards/specifications.  Working clearances around electrical equipment shall adhere to the NEC. No more than three receptacles shall be dedicated per branch circuit.  Electrical outlets shall be placed above the top edge of the plywood backboard. seven days a week. Clearance shall be specified by the NEC. they are not to exceed 6 inches form the top edge of the plywood. unpainted. mounted with the smooth side out from the floor to a minimum height of 8 feet.  PROHIBITED: Installing false ceilings in communications rooms.  Rooms must be spaced so that no horizontal Cat 5E or Cat 6 cable exceeds 90 meters (as per TIA-568B). Infrastructure. with a minimum height of 6 feet.  The minimum size for a communications room is 100 square feet. These shafts shall be aligned vertically to facilitate cable pulling. Minimum ceiling height shall be 8 feet. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007 height of the building. and consult with OIT/NTS during the design phase. and with a convenience switch at room entry. The rooms shall maintain a positive pressure with a minimum of one complete air exchange per hour. It shall be equipped with a University U-Card reader and a Best® core lockset that is keyed per OIT/NTS specifications. 6 inches. with no dimension less than 8 feet. refer to Chapter 6 of BICSI TDMM (11th edition or subsequent releases). Installation of these receptacles shall be in consultation with OIT/NTS.  All walls must be covered with 8-foot by 4-foot wide by 3/4-inch thick.  The communications rooms must have adequate ventilation.

They are connected to a communication room and connect directly back to the main equipment room via the IDF and riser rooms. Minimum ceiling height shall be 8 feet. Satellite rooms can be used to pick up an outlying area that is greater than 90 meters away from an IDF.4 Terminal Space/Satellite Rooms Introduction Terminal space/satellite rooms are communication facility spaces that are used for riser distribution.  Communications rooms shall be interconnected by four 4-inch sleeves with bushings that extend a minimum of 2 inches to a maximum of 3 inches above the floor and a UL-classified fire stop system. The sleeves shall be for exclusive use by OIT/NTS.  OIT/NTS recommends that all floor penetrations be sleeved for the following reasons: o Ease of fire-stopping o To prevent water from leaking and spilling to lower floors o To prevent cables being installed between floors from chafing 5. Infrastructure. These rooms are designed exclusively for OIT/NTS use. All conduits and sleeves must be labeled ―TELE RISER ONLY. and consult with OIT/NTS during the design phase.‖  The termination for station cabling shall be labeled with the corresponding jack number in accordance with the jack-labeling scheme as outlined in Section 13 of this document. OIT/NTS Equipment. 11 . and each of these sleeves must be labeled ―TELE RISER ONLY. with no dimension shorter than 8 feet. as close to the wall as possible. Sleeves shall never be placed in the center of the terminal board. If closets cannot be aligned vertically.‖ The sleeves shall be located at the left edge of the terminal board. Clearance shall be specified by the NEC. To determine the proper size of a terminal room. 6 inches. Refer to Section 6 of this document for Bonding and Grounding Requirements. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007  A Telecommunications Grounding Busbar (TGB) shall be provided and attached to the TMGB in the Main Equipment room.  The minimum size for terminal rooms shall be 80 square feet. six conduits of 4-inch size or 4-inch by 24-inch cable tray shall be placed between them for exclusive OIT/NTS use.  PROHIBITED: Installing false ceilings in terminal rooms. refer to Chapter 6 of BICSI TDMM (11th edition or subsequent releases).  Terminal spaces/satellite rooms shall be installed in a separate and secure area.

One 120-volt AC dedicated duplex receptacle shall be provided for every 6 linear feet of floor perimeter.  Working clearances around electrical equipment shall adhere to the NEC.  The door for Terminal facilities shall be a minimum of 3 feet wide. with a relative humidity between 30% and 55%.  There shall be no more than 80 meters from the center of the terminal space to the center of the nearest communications room.  The terminal room must be well ventilated. No more than three receptacles shall be dedicated per branch circuit. unpainted. and maintain a heat dissipation rating of 60 BTUs/hour per square foot.  The room number shall be designated on the door or outside wall using University room numbering standards. Refer to Chapter 6 of BICSI TDMM (11th edition or subsequent releases). Connections from the communications 12 . CD grade or better plywood backboard.  All walls must be covered with 8-foot by 4-foot wide by 3/4-inch thick. and with a convenience switch at room entry. Refer to Section 6 of this appendix for Bonding and Grounding Requirements.  Electrical outlets shall be placed above the top edge of the plywood backboard.  A Telecommunications Grounding Busbar (TGB) shall be provided and attached to the TMGB in the Main Equipment room. they are not to exceed 6 inches from the top edge of the plywood. with a minimum height of 6 feet. It must maintain a positive pressure with a minimum of one complete air exchange per hour. fire-retardant.  Satellite rooms require overhead lighting with a minimum intensity of 50 foot- candles measured at 1 meter from the floor. mounted with the smooth side out from the floor to a height of 8 feet. Installation of these receptacles shall be in consultation with OIT/NTS. and environmentally controlled 24 hours a day. 8 inches. seven days a week. OIT/NTS Equipment. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007  Rooms must be spaced so that no horizontal Cat 5E or Cat 6 cable exceeds 90 meters (as per TIA-568B). The terminal room must maintain a constant temperature between 64 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Infrastructure.  Terminal facilities must have space ventilation or air conditioning in order to maintain recommended operating temperature and humidity levels for the equipment. Terminal facilities shall be equipped with access via a Best® core lockset that is keyed per OIT/NTS specifications.

The neutral shall be bonded to ground. OIT/NTS shall review this timeframe. Infrastructure. Where UPS systems are required.  The unit shall run at full load without input power for 20 minutes. Transverse mode noise rejection shall be greater than 60 dB.  The wave shape shall be sine. OIT/NTS Equipment. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007 room to the terminal facilities shall adhere to the raceway specifications. The waveform shall remain in phase. UPS system equipment shall be incorporated only if identified and budgeted in the project in consultation with OIT/NTS. "Raceway/Tray Systems.  Voltage spikes shall have attenuation of 2. It shall be limited to 3% single harmonic distortion.  OIT/NTS recommends that all floor penetrations be sleeved for the following reasons: o Ease of fire-stopping o To prevent water from leaking and spilling to lower floors o To prevent cables being installed between floors from chaffing 5. 13 . and 5% total harmonic distortion."  The termination for station cabling shall be labeled with the corresponding jack number in accordance with the jack-labeling scheme as outlined in Section 13 of this document. the following criteria apply:  Space ventilation or air conditioning shall be provided to maintain the recommended operating temperature of equipment.000:1 from line for lightning protection.  Loss of power shall be less than 2 milliseconds in transfer to the UPS and return. Surges shall be suppressed to safe levels as described by IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) 587 A and B (guide to surge voltages). Refer to Section 9.5 Electrical Power Requirements Power to terminal rooms shall be installed using dedicated circuits to these areas.  Common mode noise rejection shall be better than 120 dB.  The systems shall be completely isolated from the line.

―A conducting connection. and 5% total harmonic distortion. This serves to minimize the detrimental effects of these currents (which include degraded network performance and reliability. and J-STD-607-A. between an electrical circuit or equipment and the earth or to some conducting body that serves in place of the earth. 14 . ―The permanent joining of metallic parts to form an electrically conductive path that ensures electrical continuity and the capacity to conduct safely any current likely to be imposed.  The output waveform shall have less than 3% single harmonic distortion. OIT/NTS Equipment. Chapter 8 (11th edition or subsequent releases). as well as increased safety risks). Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007  There shall be a method of bypassing AC so the UPS may be maintained and repaired without loss of power to equipment. The grounding system shall be designed and installed in accordance with the NEC and with the BICSI TDMM. visually verifiable.  There shall be a delay of more than 15 seconds before the UPS returns to normal line conditioning mode. whether intentional or accidental.6 Air Conditioning Requirements o PBX o Core Node o Data Center o Video o Other High Concentrations of Heat-producing Electronic Equipment 6 Bonding and Grounding Introduction The NEC defines bonding as.  The UPS shall be capable of handling a 25% overload for five minutes and a surge overload of 50%. and adequately sized to handle expected currents safely. It is not necessary to condition power in this mode. The grounding system must be intentional. Infrastructure. 5.‖ The purpose of the grounding system is to direct potentially damaging currents away from people and sensitive network equipment by creating a low impedance path to earth ground for electrical surges and transient voltages.‖ A ground is defined as. TIA/EIA-942.

Currently approved busbars are Panduit GB4 series for MDF and GB2 series for IDF.2 Telecommunications Bonding Backbone  The busbars on each floor shall be bonded to the Telecommunications Bonding Backbone (TBB).  Busbars shall be a minimum of ¼ inch thick. 6. and must be predrilled to accept standard two-hole lugs. typically installed in a lower corner of the plywood backboard at least 6 inches above the finished floor.1 Busbars  Each communications room in a building shall have a grounding busbar. a minimum of 12 inches long. The TBB shall be routed in as straight a line as possible and be continuous. Table 1: Sizing of the TBB TBB Length in Linear meters TBB Size (AWG) (feet) Less than 4 (13) 6 4-6 (14-20) 4 6-8 (21-26) 3 8-10 (27-33) 2 10-13 (34-41) 1 13-16 (42-52) 1/0 16-20 (53-66) 2/0 Greater than 20 (66) 3/0  The TMGB shall be bonded to an approved grounding electrode and to the building’s main electrical ground system. from the TMGB to the top floor TGB. The bend radius on any necessary bends in this cable should be greater than 8 inches. and of variable length. and as close as practicable to any electrical panelboard serving the room. Infrastructure. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007 6. a minimum of 20 inches long. The TMGB shall be 4 inches high. This grounding electrode conductor shall 15 . The TGB shall be 2 inches high. It shall be sized in accordance with J-STD-607-A (See Table 1).  The main equipment room or entrance facility shall house the Telecommunications Main Grounding Busbar (TMGB). and of variable length to accommodate the expected number of lugs and allow for future growth. with no splices. OIT/NTS Equipment. and each other equipment room shall house a Telecommunications Grounding Busbar (TGB). of electrolytic tin plated copper construction.

Refer to TIA/EIA-942 and IEEE-1100 for design recommendations. RGW.3 Cables  Each conductive multipair cable in a building shall be grounded at both ends via a bond attached to the cable armor (which accepts a standard two-hole lug). RGTS. the rack shall be connected to the common bonding network with a 6 AWG conductor and a copper compression HTAP.8) and a conductor no smaller than the TBB. Connections to the TGBs at every floor except the top floor shall be made via copper compression H-Tap (see section 6. 6. ladder racks. In the event that more than one TBB exists in a building. must be bonded to the grounding system. An electrostatic discharge port kit (Panduit RGESD. cable trays. Infrastructure. or an OIT/NTS-approved substitute). 6. OIT/NTS Equipment. 16 .. including equipment. All bonding connections to the rack shall be made with thread-forming screws (Panduit Part no. a 6 AWG conductor to the busbar is sufficient. The common bonding network is a 2 AWG continuous conductor placed below or above the racks. 6. The racks shall be assembled using paint-piercing grounding washers (Panduit Part no. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007 be no smaller than the TBB. Any metallic conduit that carries a grounding conductor and is greater than 3 feet long must have both ends bonded to the conductor with a bonding jumper no longer than 12 inches and fastened with a compression HTAP to the conductor on one side and to the conduit on the other.5 Pathway Grounding  Any metallic component. or an OIT/NTS-approved substitute) shall be placed on the rack (on the right side when facing the rack) at 48 inches above the floor. the TGBs shall be connected at the top floor and at a minimum of every third floor below by a Grounding Equalizer (GE). The bond shall be Electric Motion Company’s EM 2BBx bond. enclosures. In locations with single racks. etc.  In locations with multiple racks. or the threads must be cleaned of all paint or residue (per the NEC). or an OIT/NTS-approved substitute) and antioxidant (per the recommendations of the manufacturer). unless a substitute is approved in advance by OIT/NTS. Provisions must be made to bond individual segments of ladder rack and basket tray together in order to make them electrically continuous. which is equal in size to the TBB.4 Rack Grounding  Electrical continuity throughout each rack or cabinet is required to minimize safety risks.

a 6 AWG bonding conductor should be run from the busbar to the nearest electrical panelboard (where feasible).6 Equipment Grounding  Although AC-powered equipment typically has a power cord that contains a ground wire. When an electrical panelboard is not located in the room. Thus. 6. 6. the integrity of this path cannot be easily verified. HTAPs shall be contained in clear covers that allow inspection of the die marks to ensure that the proper die was used.8 Compression Fittings  Lugs and HTAPs must be manufactured of tin plated copper and fastened via irreversible compression (crimped). such as the NEC. many equipment manufacturers require grounding above and beyond that which is specified by local electrical codes. If not connected with a two-hole lug. building steel. Always follow the grounding recommendations of the manufacturer when installing equipment. the connection type of any bonding connection 17 .9 Testing and documentation The grounding system shall be documented by means of a diagram showing the locations of the busbars and the size of the conductors. Lugs shall have spacing to fit Panduit GB series predrilled busbars and a window to allow for inspection of the crimp. 6. connections between the busbar(s) and the TBB. indicating all connections between conductors from the busbars or TBB back to the building electrical grounding system. OIT/NTS Equipment. a 6 AWG bonding conductor shall be run from the busbar to the electrical service ground. This includes: connections to building AC panelboards. Infrastructure. the building electrical service ground. o Approved lugs:  Panduit LCC or LCCX series  Burndy YAZ series  CPI  Electric Motion Company CCL Series o Approved HTAPS:  Panduit HTWC series  Burndy YH series (when used with clear covers) or an OIT/NTS- approved substitute.7 Electrical Service  When an electrical panelboard is located in a telecommunications room. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007 6.

and that antioxidant was used (if necessary). welded).1 ohms: o Lug to HTAP for any connections to Common Bonding Network o Rack bonding lug to any rack section (the paint-piercing washers make good test points) o Bonding lugs to busbar.  Conduits: If a bonding conductor is routed through a metallic conduit more than three feet long. BICSI TDMM Chapter 5 (11th edition or subsequent releases). Check that the lug is fastened through both mounting holes. OIT/NTS Equipment.1 Design Considerations  OIT/NTS designs the intrabuilding backbone distribution system to meet or exceed the requirements of TIA/EIA-568-B. ensure that both ends of the conduit are bonded to the conductor with a suitable method.e. clamp. etc) between the busbar and the building ground point should be specified on the drawing. that the connection is tight. Looping the conductor itself through the conduit bonding collar is prohibited. and cable bond 7 Intrabuilding Backbone Riser Facilities 7. and that the lug is properly crimped. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007 (HTAP.  Lugs: Visually check that the conductor is visible in the window of the lug to ensure that it was fully inserted. To ensure that bonding connections from the busbar to infrastructure within the telecommunications spaces are of low resistance and that the impedance to ground is as low as possible.  Measurements: Ensure that the resistance of the following connections is less than 0. avoiding sharp bends in the cable. and that the connection is protected by a clear cover that allows visual inspection. the NEC. 18 .  The intrabuilding backbone shall be comprised of both copper and optical fiber. and all applicable local and national codes and regulations. cable tray. Infrastructure. Cable sizing shall be in consultation with OIT/NTS for specific building requirements.  Racks: Visually check that the racks have been assembled with paint-piercing washers or are constructed so as to make such measures unnecessary (i.  HTAPs: Ensure that the mark left on the HTAP indicates that the appropriate manufacturer-recommended die was used for that HTAP. the following checks shall be performed.

1 and all applicable national and municipal fire codes. copper backbone cabling shall be type CMP (Communications Plenum). and it shall meet or exceed the requirements of Category 3 cable as specified in TIA/EIA-568-B.  Copper backbone riser cable specifications are as follows: o Communications Riser: Category 3 Copper Cable ARMM (Alpeth. 24 AWG.2 Intrabuilding Backbone Copper (Riser) 7.1 Cabling  The intrabuilding copper backbone cable(s) shall be 100 ohm unshielded.  Copper backbone cabling shall be type CMR (Communications Riser).  The cable shall be UL® tested and listed. twisted-pair. OIT/NTS Equipment.1.2.2. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007  Intrabuilding backbone fiber and copper cables shall be sized to include 50% spare for future use. It shall also be armored. Main 19 .  Proper firestopping of all backbone pathways shall be maintained as specified in section 5. Expanded polyethylene polyvinyl chloride.‖  Intrabuilding copper and backbone cables shall be installed without exceeding the minimum bend radius and the maximum vertical rise recommended by the cable manufacturer and must not exceed the maximum allowed pulling tension of the cable(s). 7. ―General Telecommunications Rooms Requirements.  Where used in plenum spaces.  Intrabuilding backbone cables comprised of steel or metallic parts must be grounded on both ends of the cable (as specified in section 6. ALVYN) o Communications Plenum: Category 3 Copper Cable 24 AWG Plenum Rated 7. Category 3 riser-rated cable with 24 AWG round solid conductors.2 Terminations  Intrabuilding backbone copper cabling shall be terminated on 110 termination blocks in the telecommunications riser room. Infrastructure. Consult with OIT/NTS for cable sizing requirements on a per building basis. ―Bonding and Grounding‖). balanced.

 Optical fiber cables shall meet or exceed all applicable national and local building fire codes.  Where used in plenum spaces. the NEC.3/125 μm singlemode and 62. Infrastructure.  The cable shall be continuous without splices.  All backbone fiber optic cabling must use Corning glass (SMF-28e for singlemode and Infinicor CL-1000 for multi-mode fiber).  Optical fiber riser shall be type OFNR (optical fiber non-conductive riser). and all applicable national and municipal codes. unless specified differently by OIT/NTS. OIT/NTS Equipment. optical fiber shall be type OFNP (optical fiber non-conductive plenum).  Terminations must be in accordance with TIA/EIA-568-B.  Intrabuilding copper backbone cables must be properly secured to the walls to prevent horizontal movement as specified in BICSI TDMM Chapter 5 (11th edition or subsequent releases). 7.3 Intrabuilding Backbone Fiber Optic (Riser) 7.1 Cabling  The intrabuilding optical fiber backbone cable(s) shall be a hybrid (singlemode/multi-mode) cable consisting of 8. Cable sizing shall be in consultation with OIT/NTS. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007 Communication room terminations must be done in accordance with OIT/NTS.3.  Singlemode cable jackets shall be yellow in color.  Optical fiber backbone riser cable specifications are as follows: o Fiber Riser Cable: Corning (part number 024XW7-CK539D20) or an OIT/NTS-approved substitute. o Fiber Riser Cable Plenum Rated: Corning (part number: 024XWP- CK540D20) or an OIT/NTS-approved substitute. while multi-mode and hybrid cable jackets shall be orange in color.5/125 μm multi-mode optical fiber consisting of a minimum of 12 strands of singlemode and 12 strands of multi-mode. 20 .

2 Fiber Terminations  The intrabuilding optical fiber backbone cable(s) shall be installed with a service loop of 25 feet at each end. Splicing of pigtails is not allowed. followed by the multi-mode strands of the corresponding cable. Infrastructure. Contact OIT/NTS for the correct designation. unless otherwise specified by OIT/NTS.  Enclosures shall be labeled per OIT/NTS specifications.  Individual fiber couplers must be removable from the panel.3. OIT/NTS Equipment.  Fiber optic cabinets shall be labeled according to OIT/NTS labeling scheme.  Velcro cable ties shall be used for securing fiber optic cable.  Intrabuilding fiber backbone cables must be properly secured to the walls to prevent movement as specified in BICSI TDMM Chapter 5 (11th edition or subsequent releases). Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007 7.3.  Fiber optic terminations are to be field-connectorized using ST 3M Hotmelt connectors. the NEC.  Specify Panduit product FRME-enhanced series or prior OIT/NTS- approved substitute. 21 .  The singlemode strands of each intrabuilding backbone fiber optic cable shall be placed first in the fiber optic cabinet.  Individual couplers must be replaceable without causing interruption of service to adjacent fiber strands. and all applicable national and local building codes.  The enclosure shall be black.  Dust covers must be provided for any unused couplers in each enclosure.3 Fiber-Optic Enclosures  Fiber-optic rack-mounted enclosures shall consist of an EIA-approved 19- inch enclosure (with optional extensions to fit in a 23-inch rack) that is four rack units tall (7 inches) with a minimum of 72 duplex port capacity.  All fiber optic cables are to be continuous without splicing. 7.

8 Communications/Terminal Room Termination Requirements For all new construction.3 (―Communications Rooms‖) and section 9 (―Raceway/Tray Systems‖) of this document for information on pathways.  All conduits. cable trays. BICSI TDMM Chapter 5 (11th edition or subsequent releases). and slots. Category 5E and/or Category 6 installations shall terminate voice on 110-style punch blocks and terminate data on patch panels. and all applicable national and municipal codes. sleeves.4 Intrabuilding Backbone Pathways  Intrabuilding backbone cabling shall be distributed using a series of conduits.  The cable must be properly supported as defined by the cable manufacturer’s specifications and shall conform to TIA/EIA-568. Infrastructure. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007 7. Figure A: Typical Backboard Layout for Riser Rooms 22 . the NEC. and slots shall conform to TIA-569-B. sleeves. Refer to section 5. the NEC. OIT/NTS Equipment. and all applicable national and municipal codes. cable trays.

Refer to Section 6 of this appendix for Bonding and Grounding Requirements.  Equipment racks must be securely mounted to the floor with expansion anchors. fire-retardant.  Install a wire basket-style tray that is designed for no more than 40% fill at the top of the plywood for the length of the termination field. Infrastructure. the NEC.  Install cables without violating the minimum bend radius specified by the cable manufacturer.1 Wall Termination of Copper Wiring  Provide 110 IDC systems mounted to the 8-foot by 4-foot wide by 3/4-inch thick unpainted.  Equipment racks shall be self-supported and floor-mounted. CD grade or better plywood backboard that is mounted with the smooth side out. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007 8. and Chapter 8 of BICSI TDMM (11th edition or subsequent releases). Install the top jumper trough 2 feet down from the top of the plywood. and wire ways that are specifically designed for Cat 5E/Cat 6 applications. Install a wire basket-style tray 8 inches below the bottom of the lowest jumper trough (Refer to Figure A).2 Equipment Racks  Allow for a minimum of two floor-mounted (7-foot tall by 23-inch wide) equipment racks per room. Route station cables in brackets. Fasten cables securely with Velcro-style tie wraps to prevent strain at the terminations. troughs. OIT/NTS Equipment.  Wall-mounted copper connectivity specifications are as follows: o Cat 5E  Systimax 5E 110 Connecting Block w/o legs 107 059 909  Systimax Jumper Trough w/o legs 107 831 141  Seltek 110 Cable Guide (backchannel) CG300 o Cat 6  Systimax 110 Connecting Block 107 059 925  Systimax Jumper Trough w/o legs 107 831 141  Seltek 110 Cable Guide (backchannel) CG300 8. 23 . and it must meet all of the requirements of J-STD-607 Commercial Building Grounding and Bonding Requirements. This tray must be bonded and attached to the ground buss.  Install terminal blocks so that they are vertically plumb and securely fastened to the plywood backboards.

 Provide a horizontal wire basket-style tray that is designed for no more than 40% fill and that is mounted above all equipment racks. and Chapter 8 of the BICSI TDMM (11th edition or subsequent releases). Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007  Equipment racks must have cable management with 6-inch vertical channels and must have pass-through holes and slots for additional cable management accessories.  All equipment racks shall be grounded to the ground buss and meet all of the requirements of J-STD-607 Commercial Building Grounding and Bonding Requirements. plastic D rings for flexible cable management.  The rack system is to be installed per OIT/NTS requirements and shall be a Panduit NetFrame or a Chatsworth Rack System. the NEC.  Patch panels shall be a Systimax 108 356 312 or Leviton 49255 H24 (or an OIT/NTS-approved substitute).  A labeling area shall be included on the front for jack identification.  Equipment racks must meet all EIA requirements as defined in EIA-310-D. The tray must be properly bonded and grounded. 8.  Each eight-pin modular jack must be removable from the panel.  Panels shall be UL 1863-listed and black in color. OIT/NTS Equipment. hinged doors. 24 .  Wire management must accept removable.  Panels must accommodate 24 jacks per 1¾ inch rack unit.  Each eight-pin modular jack must provide proper strain relief by encompassing the insulation of the cable within the back of the jack. Infrastructure.  Racks must include movable.  Individual jacks must be replaceable without causing any interruption of service to any other jack.3 Patch Panels  Category 5E/Category 6 patch panels shall consist of EIA-approved 19-inch patch panels with optional extensions to fit a 23-inch rack.

Ground and bond the conduits to the tray (Figure B). every third rack unit thereafter. and all separate pieces must be bonded where they are joined. Refer to Section 6 for specific Bonding and Grounding requirements. OIT/NTS Equipment.  The systems must be metallic and continuous. 9 Raceway/Tray Systems The general requirements for raceway/tray systems are as follows:  Communication tray systems shall be for exclusive use by OIT/NTS.  The systems shall be designed for no more than 40% fill.  Consult with OIT/NTS with regards to the needs and design of vertical wire management ducts.  The wire management panel shall have a 1½ inch by 2-inch front wire management duct.  A wire management panel must be placed above the first patch panel. and below the last patch panel.  The entire panel shall be black. 25 .  Horizontal cable management panels must be included on the racks and shall have an EIA-compliant 19-inch wiring management duct that is one rack space tall (with optional extensions to fit a 23 inch wide rack). and a 1-inch by 4-inch rear wire management duct.4 Horizontal Management  Design to support Category 5E/Category 6 cables without compressing or kinking the cables.  Use insulated metallic bushings for attached metallic conduits.  The tray shall be ladder or wire basket style. Infrastructure.  The systems must be grounded to the building grounding system with a minimum 6 AWG copper conductor. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007 8.  Covers for each duct shall be removable/hinged.  Specify Panduit product code number NCMH2 or an OIT/NTS-approved substitute.

 The tray must be no closer than 6 inches from the structural ceiling.  The tray must maintain 18-inch clearance from sprinkler heads. The basket tray shall be installed trapeze-style or wall-mounted. ducts. and the rungs shall be enclosed and welded into place.  End-of-tray cable waterfalls must be used where wire drops down to prevent abrasions and cuts from metal tray edges. especially fluorescent lighting. OIT/NTS Equipment. Infrastructure.  The wire basket-style tray shall be U shaped and constructed of round wire mesh. Refer to Section 6 of this appendix for Bonding and Grounding Requirements. or any other possible obstructions. pipes. 26 . A minimum separation of 5 inches from lighting. It must not be center hung. is required.  The complete cable tray system must meet OIT/NTS approval.  Compliance to this standard requires that the end of rigid or flex conduit must: o Have a bushing o Lie within the side and end planes of the cable tray o Lie within the tolerated distance as illustrated (Figure B) o Be anchored to a rigid support o Be grounded and bonded to the cable tray with a minimum 14 AWG copper conductor. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007  The ladder-style tray shall have a rail on each side.

Professional Voice and Data Consultant. A plan showing the placement of each J-Hook including load capacity and bend radius control must also be provided to OIT/NTS. When J-Hooks are to be installed as a substitution for continuous conduit or a combination of conduit and wire basket tray. OIT/NTS Equipment. Numerous questions and concerns have arisen regarding the affects of EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) on high speed data transmissions when J-Hooks are used to suspend horizontal wiring systems. it is the responsibility of the Architect. loading limitations. Compatibility concerns (including bend radius control and loading limitations) and EMI susceptibility between cable manufacturers and J-Hook manufacturers have not been adequately addressed.1 J-Hooks The use of J-Hooks to support horizontal wiring in lieu of continuous conduit or a combination of conduit and wire basket tray is currently under study by OIT/NTS. Infrastructure. and EMI rejection. or other requesting party to provide documentation from both the cable manufacturer and the J-Hook manufacturer stating that their wire and J-Hooks are compatible and will address bend radius control. Electrical Engineer. given the large number of products and the various combinations that can be used. OIT/NTS cannot document any advantages to using J-Hooks other than for economic reasons. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007 Figure B: Conduit to Cable Tray Configurations 9. OIT/NTS must review the documentation and approve of the J- 27 . Owners Representative. At this time.

Only Velcro-style tie wraps are acceptable. The wire shall be type communications riser cable (CMR) or communications plenum cable (CMP) (UL) with rating dependent on the NEC. and it shall be OIT/NTS approved. Any movement. Because of the variety of infrastructure on campus. In addition. Infrastructure. 10 Horizontal Wiring Facilities  PROHIBITED: Daisy chaining of conduit from outlet to outlet. noise. OIT/NTS Equipment. odors. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007 Hook System. OIT/NTS cannot guarantee performance without an upgrade of the infrastructure to support higher bandwidth requirements of new technology. any subsequent wiring shall be done exclusively with Category 6 cable. additions. it is critical that care is taken to control dust.  Horizontal wiring technicians and installers shall be certified by the manufacturer of all horizontal wiring and termination components that they will be installing. installing Category 6 cabling does not guarantee performance at increased bandwidths without an upgrade of the installed infrastructure/backbone system."  PROHIBITED: Sharing the outlet and conduit pathway with other non- telecommunications facilities. strict adherence should be given to patient confidentiality policies of the University of Minnesota.  If a building initially is wired with Category 6 cabling. or changes after the initial installation shall require 28 .  PROHIBITED: Splitting copper pairs between jacks.  The current position of OIT/NTS on horizontal cabling is to recommend the installation of Category 5E cable.  Any cable lubricant to be used during cable installation must meet both performance and compatibility standards for the cable as specified by the cable manufacturer. For example. or OIT/NTS will not bear the responsibility of insuring that the voice and data systems and services perform to the required data and voice transmission speeds. twisted pair 24 AWG wire (UTP) with suitable insulation and sheath material to meet or exceed TIA/EIA-568-B. TIA/EIA-568-B-1 states that "Each 4-pair cable shall be terminated in an eight-position modular jack at the work area. Deviation of wiring levels when the original is installed with Category 6 is not recommended unless OIT/NTS pre-approves in advance in writing. and aisle clearances.  PROHIBITED: Using traditional nylon synch-style tie wraps to bundle cables.  When pulling cable in ―Patient Care‖ areas.  Telecommunications outlets shall be wired with unshielded.2 or equivalent.

All measurements are from the floor to the center of the outlet. Totals must include electrical switches or outlets. Infrastructure.1 Outlets  Telecommunication outlets shall be 4-inch by 4-inch by 2-1/2 inch boxes with a minimum 1-inch Inside Diameter continuous metallic conduit provided to the nearest terminal or ceiling raceway system.  Floor-mounted outlets used for modular furniture shall be a Walker RCI RC3 flush poke-through unit. Standard telecommunications outlets for wall phones shall be 48 inches above a finished floor. or any other openings when totaling 100 square inches. 29 .1 standards.  UBC Chapter 43 states that openings in fire-resistive walls for steel outlet boxes not exceeding 16 square inches in area cannot aggregate more than 100 square inches for any 100 square feet of wall or partition. 10.  Telecommunications outlet boxes shall be used solely for low-voltage wiring for telecommunications. Refer to Section 9 for raceway/tray system requirements.  Standard telecommunications outlets shall be installed at a minimum of 15 inches above a finished floor and at the same height as the electrical outlets as specified in the Construction Standards Institute (CSI) Division 16. but shall be separated by a minimum of 12 inches.  All other outlet facilities specifications for people with disabilities shall be compliant with CABO/ANSI A117. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007 Category 6 cable to be used. One manufacturer's brand shall be used for each component type throughout a building if the Category 6 wiring system requires the same vendor products in order to retain Category 6 performance standards and successful testing.  Telecommunications outlets shall not be placed in a back-to-back location.  The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that phone outlets be accessible at 48 inches to the highest operable mechanism for forward reach and 54 inches to the highest operable mechanism for side reach. It must be appropriately fire-stopped. OIT/NTS Equipment. Inspectors have accepted a UL Rated Fiberglass box as a substitute for a steel box. with Panduit 2 position adapter CRC3A2BL-X or dual Systimax (AT&T) 2A-U2ATT or a prior OIT/NTS-approved substitute. Telecommunications outlets in fire- rated walls shall be separated by 24 inches.

1¼-inch conduit is recommended if Cat 6 or Cat 6A is to be installed.  Cat 5E A minimum of 12 inches of slack for Cat 5E copper and 1 meter of fiber shall be left in each outlet. 10.  No conduit shall exceed 100 feet without installation of a pull box. OIT/NTS Equipment. The minimum size for conduit is 1 inch. The slack must be loosely coiled and remain in the cable tray. For homerun conduits. When additional bends are required. The boxes shall be adjacent. 30 . Distribution of fiber/copper between the two boxes shall be in consultation with OIT/NTS. pull boxes shall be installed. Infrastructure. However.  The number of wires or fiber strands installed to each communication outlet shall be determined in consultation with OIT/NTS.2 Horizontal Conduit  Each conduit shall be installed in a home-run configuration from the outlet to the cable tray or telecommunications room.  Conduit sizes shall be adequate for the cable needed to serve voice and data instruments. but separated by a minimum of 12 inches. the slack must remain in the communications/terminal rooms.  Cat 6 12 inches of slack for each outlet is required.  Conduits shall be placed in the straightest run possible with no more than the equivalent of two 90 bends per run.  For information on conduit sizing and routing. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007  All wall outlet boxes shall be equipped with two-gang cover plates. OIT/NTS recommends a minimum of four Category 5E cables at each copper outlet: two for voice and two for data. the slack cannot remain in the box behind the outlet. Only the following outlets shall be equipped with a one-gang cover plate: o Outlets designated for wall telephones o Outlets designated for pay telephones  Two collocated 4-inch by 4-inch by 2-1/2-inch boxes shall be provided with terminations. refer to Chapter 5 of BICSI TDMM (11th edition or subsequent releases).

Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007 10. OIT/NTS Equipment. UL Level IV  Wire shall meet or exceed TIA/EIA-568-B-2 Category 5E and NEMA low-loss extended frequency requirements. TSB-36. Infrastructure. TSB-40A.3 Horizontal Wiring 10. 31 .1 Horizontal Copper Wire  Category 3 and Category 5 wiring is no longer recommended for installation. NEMA 100-24 XF.  Copper wiring specifications are as follows: o Blue Cat5E plenum  BerkTech product code 230645  General product code 6131433  Mohawk product code M56168  Superior Essex product code 52-241-28 o Blue Cat5E PVC  BerkTech product code 530529  General product code 6133403  Mohawk product code M56167  Superior Essex product code 52-240-25 o Green Cat6 plenum  BerkTech product code 230722  General product code 7131649  Mohawk product code M57197  Superior Essex product code 66-240-5B o Green Cat6 PVC  BerkTech product code 530661  General product code 7133512  Mohawk product code M57206  Superior Essex product code 66-240-5A  All copper wiring and connectors must conform to the following specifications: o Category 5E: TIA/EIA-568-B-2 o Category 6: TIA/EIA-568-B-2.3.

 Wire each jack configuration designation according to TIA-EIA-568-B (Designation T568B). Each cable in the terminal room from the jack shall be tagged with the current designation from the current architectural drawings. or 61. Each strand of fiber must be housed in its own buffer tube throughout the length of the fiber cable.  Station cabling shall be terminated to the standards and specifications required for that particular category of cable.2 Horizontal Fiber Optic Wire  Fiber optics shall be 62. Consult with OIT/NTS to determine the amount of slack in the terminal room from the location of the jack. OIT/NTS Equipment.  All Category 5E and Category 6 installations must also conform to the component configurations and installation practices contained in TIA/EIA-568-B.3.5 mm and 125 um to meet or exceed ANSI/TIA/EIA-492 AAAA. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007  The amount of slack in the terminal room from the jack location shall be determined in consultation with OIT/NTS. 10. Infrastructure.  Each cable in the terminal room from the jack shall be tagged with the current designation from the current architectural drawings. 53.  Station cables shall be terminated in order according to jack number wherever and whenever possible. Refer to Section 13 for more information on the outlet-labeling scheme. Section 46.  All copper and fiber cable must be continuously supported by conduit or a cable tray.  Fiber specifications are as follows: o Multi-mode plenum  BerkTek product number ICP002CB3510/55  General product number CT0021PNU  Mohawk/CDT product number M9B043 32 .  Fiber optic cables shall comply with TIA/EIA-568-B and performance measurements of TIA/EIA-455.

3. duplex fiber connectors must meet or exceed TIA/EIA 455 and ISO/IEC 874-1 performance specifications. modular style.  All small form singlemode. please refer to the online version of these standards (http://www1. multi-mode.  Labeling shall be in consultation with OIT/NTS. Infrastructure. 33 . OIT/NTS Equipment.umn.  Each small form fiber connector must contain two strands of fiber that meet or exceed the singlemode or multi-mode performance standards specified in this document. and Bellcore 326-CORE performance specifications.3 Small Form/Modular Style Fiber Standards  All small form.shtml) for updated part numbers.  Each fiber shall be housed in its own separate ferrule within the jack. ISO/IEC 874-1.  The manufacturer shall have a TIA/EIA Fiber Optic Connector Intermateability Standard (FOCIS) document. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007 o Multi-mode PVC  BerkTek product number ICR002CB3510/55  General product number CT0021PNR  Mohawk/CDT product number M9B037 o Singlemode plenum  BerkTek product number ICP0X0AB0707  General product number AP0021PNR  Mohawk/CDT product number M93043  Siecor product number 002R88-31131-29 o Singlemode PVC  BerkTek product number ICR0X0AB0707  General product number AP0021PNU  Mohawk/CDT product number M93037  Siecor product number 002R81-31131-24 Note: Due to technological advances and changes in vendors' part numbers. modular style. This is a component standard written for manufacturers to follow to ensure that their connectors will be intermateable with other connectors of the same type.edu/nts/wiring3. 10. duplex fiber connectors must meet or exceed TIA/EIA 455.

 The small form fiber jack shall fit into the same manufacturer's flush faceplate that accommodates its copper jacks so that any combination of two. or a prior OIT/NTS-approved substitute. a mounting frame (Leviton 41087 QP).  Each copper outlet shall contain the following jacks: Voice jacks o Category 5E  Systimax product code number 108 232 752 (gray)  Leviton product code number 5G110-RG5 (gray) o Category 6  Systimax product code number 700 206 733 (gray)  Leviton product code number 61110-RG6 (gray) 34 . Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007  The jack must have separate alignment sleeves for each ferrule. four.  Both singlemode and multi-mode jack and plugs shall be able to be field terminated. or six outlets of copper or fiber cables may be used at any location.4 Jacks  Jacks shall be mounted in a 106-type frame (Systimax product number 106 622 277). OIT/NTS Equipment.  Small form factor plugs/jacks shall accommodate either singlemode or multi-mode fiber strands.  The jack cover plate shall be 302 stainless steel or other OIT/NTS-approved cover or housing.  High-density fiber jack singlemode Panduit product number FJJGS9CBU or Avaya product number P1101A-Z-125 shall be used (or a prior OIT/NTS-approved substitute). Infrastructure. 10.  High-density fiber jack multi-mode Panduit product number FJJGM5CEI (Electrical Ivory) or Avaya product number P1001A-Z-125 shall be used (or a prior OIT/NTS-approved substitute).

 The test results saved by the tester shall be transferred to a CD-ROM. Annex 1.1.4). terminate.  The test equipment shall comply with or exceed the accuracy requirements for enhanced Level II (Level II-E) field testers (as defined in TIA/EIA-568-B. A guarantee must be made that the results of the measurement shall be transferred to the CD- ROM unaltered—that is. The guarantee must also specify that the results cannot be modified at a later time.  The pass or fail condition for the link being tested is determined by the results of the required individual tests. replace the cable. and test again. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007 Data jacks o Category 5E  Systimax product code number 108 232 703 (orange)  Leviton product code number 5G110-RO5 (orange) o Category 6:  Systimax product code number 700 206 683 (orange)  Leviton product code number 61110-RO6 (orange) 11 Testing 11.1. Any fail result yields failure for the link being tested.1. as saved by the tester at the end of each test. OIT/NTS Equipment. Section 1.  Any cable that fails these tests shall be re-terminated and tested again. 35 .  The test results for each link shall be recorded in the memory of the field tester upon completion of the test. Infrastructure. If the cable does not meet specifications after being re-terminated.1 Category 5E Wiring  Every cabling link in the installation shall be tested in accordance with TIA/EIA- 568-B.  The horizontal cabling shall be tested from the communications rooms/terminal spaces to the wall outlet using the Permanent Link specification of TIA/EIA-568- B.  All of the installed cables must be tested and must pass the specifications of TIA/EIA-568-B.

 The test results for each link shall be recorded in the memory of the field tester upon completion of the test.  The test results for the completed job shall be stored and delivered to OIT/NTS on a CD-ROM along with the software tools required to view. inspect.  The test results saved by the tester shall be transferred to a CD-ROM. replace the cable.Draft 11B represents the most recent version. and print any selection of the test reports. Within these standards. PN 3727 TIA/EIA Draft Standard . At the time of publication of the 2002 Standards and Procedures for Construction. along with the software tools required to view. and test again. The guarantee must also specify that the results cannot be modified at a later time.2 Category 6 Wiring  Every Category 6 cable in the installation shall be tested in accordance with the field test specifications defined in the most recent draft of the "Transmission Performance Specifications for 4-pair 100 Category 6 Cabling" (under development by the TIA). If the cable does not meet specifications after being re-terminated. terminate.  The pass or fail condition for the link being tested is determined by the results of the required individual tests. 11. this specification shall be referred to as the TIA Cat 6 Draft Standard.  All of the installed cables must be tested and must pass the specifications of TIA/EIA-568-B. 36 .  Any cable that fails these tests shall be re-terminated and tested again. A guarantee must be made that the measurement results are transferred to the CD-ROM unaltered—that is. and print any selection of the test reports.  The test equipment shall comply with or exceed the accuracy requirements for the proposed Level III field testers as defined in the Cat 6 Standard. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007  The test results for the completed job shall be stored and delivered to OIT/NTS on a CD-ROM.  The horizontal cabling shall be tested from the communications rooms/terminal spaces to the wall outlet using the Permanent Link specification in the TIA Cat 6 Standard.  A paper copy of the test results shall be provided to OIT/NTS in a three-ring binder. Infrastructure. inspect. OIT/NTS Equipment. Any fail result yields failure for the link being tested. as saved by the tester at the end of each test.

 Field test instruments for singlemode fiber cabling shall meet the requirements of TIA-526-7.  Field test instruments for multi-mode fiber cabling shall meet the requirements of TIA-526-14A. TIA/EIA-526-14A.1 (for copper). inspect. 37 .  Any cable that fails these tests must be diagnosed and corrected. Method A. The light source shall meet the launch requirements of TIA/EIA- 455-50B.4 Intrabuilding Backbone Riser Cable Testing  Every installed intrabuilding backbone cable shall be tested in accordance with TIA/EIA-568-B. Infrastructure. The final and passing test must be saved and included in the final test results documentation.  A paper copy of the test results shall be provided to OIT/NTS in a three-ring binder. with TIA/EIA-526-7. and TIA/EIA-568-B. and print any selection of the test reports.3 (for fiber).  The test results saved by the tester shall be transferred to a CD-ROM. OIT/NTS Equipment. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007  A paper copy of the test results shall be provided to OIT/NTS in a three-ring binder. The guarantee must also specify that these results cannot be modified at a later time.  The test results for each link shall be recorded in the memory of the field tester upon completion of the test.  The test results for the completed job shall be stored and delivered to OIT/NTS on a CD-ROM along with the software tools required to view.  All of the installed fiber optic cables must be tested and must pass the specifications of TIA/EIA-568-B. 11. 11.3 Fiber Optic Cable to Outlet  Every fiber optic cable in the installation shall be tested in accordance with field test specifications as defined in TIA/EIA-568-B and TSB-140. The corrective action shall be followed with a new test to prove that the corrected link meets the performance requirements. A guarantee must be made that the measurement results are transferred to the CD-ROM unaltered—that is. as saved by the tester at the end of each test. and with BICSI TDMM Chapter 11 (11th edition or subsequent releases).

 Any cable that fails shall be re-terminated and tested again. TIA/EIA-526- 14A. Any fail result yields failure for the cable being tested.  For individual installations.1 (for copper). Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007  All of the installed intrabuilding backbone cables must be tested and must pass the specifications of TIA/EIA-568-B. and print any selection of the test reports. inspect.  The test results for each cable shall be recorded in the memory of the tester upon completion of the test.  A paper copy of the test results shall be provided to OIT/NTS in a three-ring binder. and print any selection of the test reports o Warranty information and any vendor certification of the installed infrastructure 12 As-Built Documentation  Provide complete CAD As-Built floor plans in AutoCAD 2000 that contain the following information: o Architectural floor plans with finalized room names and numbers 38 . provide one project manual that is assembled in loose- leaf binders and contains the following: o As-Built AutoCAD prints (as listed in Section 12 of this document) o A CD-ROM copy of all copper and fiber optic test results. inspect. The guarantee must also specify that the results cannot be modified at a later time. OIT/NTS Equipment.  The test equipment shall comply with or exceed the accuracy requirements for enhanced Level III field testers.  The pass or fail condition for the cable being tested is determined by the results of the required individual tests.  The test results for the completed job shall be stored and delivered to OIT/NTS on a CD-ROM along with the software tools required to view. as saved by the tester at the end of each test. along with the software tools required to view. A guarantee must be made that the results of the measurement shall be transferred to the CD- ROM unaltered—that is. TIA/EIA-526-7. and TIA/EIA-568-B.3 (for fiber).  The test results saved by the tester shall be transferred to a CD-ROM. Infrastructure.

data. data. pathway route and size. cable size. length. and fiber optic cables (cable routing) o Conduit sizes and routing for all cables installed in conduit o Cable size and locations o Bonding and grounding locations and connections o Detailed communication riser diagrams (separate for fiber and copper). OIT/NTS Equipment. equipment racks. construction. The labeling follows a standard format. and pair counts. showing the following: terminal room locations. Typically these characters are numeric. The second set of characters is the floor. o Large-scale drawing of all communications/terminal rooms. and fiber optic outlets o A legend on the plans to readily identify the voice. indicating the floor number that a jack resides on. and fiber termination labeling. indicating elevation views and plan views of—including but not limited to—all termination blocks. and fiber optic enclosures o Terminal backboard layout with labeling and pair identification 13 OIT/NTS Outlet Labeling Scheme (Jacks) Each jack location in an outlet facility shall be labeled in accordance with OIT/NTS jack- labeling practices. Each building in MySoft has a building number affiliated with it. The general requirements for outlet facilities include the following:  The jack naming standard is: XXXX-XX-XXXXX-XX 4 characters – 2 characters – 5 characters – 2 characters The first four characters are the Building Number. Some of the variations from the numeric floor number are: o 0B – indicating the Basement Level o 0G – indicating the Ground Floor o LL – Indicating the Lower Level o MZ or 0M – indicating Mezzanine o 0P – indicating Plaza o SB – indicating Sub-Basement o SP – indicating Sub-Plaza 39 . indicating the room followed by the location within the room. Infrastructure. patch panels. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007 o The location and identification of all voice.

These characters indicate the Room Number that a jack is located within. This jack indicates that this is service for Building 1728.e. forwarding callers to 612-624-9710. We use ―0‖ to fill any unnecessary place holders. That is important when searching the MySoft database.  Following are examples of some Exceptions to the Jack Naming Standard: 1057-00-CODEB-LU This indicates this jack is for a Code Blue location near Building 1057.: OS146 indicates the jack is outside of room 146). 40 . Refer to ―Remote Off-Campus Call Forwarding‖ procedure for more details. Refer to ―Remote Call Forwarding‖ procedure for more details. etc. o 0C – indicating a cubicle area in room (i. 1202-00-TRAIL-AA This indicates a construction trailer at Building 1202.e. 1103-00-COINS-AA This indicates a pay telephone location in or near Building 1103. The third set of characters is the room identifier. o HL or 0H – indicating a hallway area near room (i. The jack labeling scheme begins with AA.e. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007 Please note that the above “0” are a zero not a capital letter “O”. 1103-00-VATOR-AA This indicates an Elevator location in Building 1103. forwarding callers to a (CX) Centrex line 612-627-0025. These two characters specifically identify a jack within a room.: 0C210 indicates the jack is in a cubicle in room 210). OIT/NTS Equipment. incrementing to AB. so that each jack within a room has its own unique identification. the five characters would be entered as 00012. These should always be 5 characters in length. 1103-00-CRDKY-AA This indicates a Card Key location in or near Building 1103. Infrastructure. For example if the jack is in room 12. 1728-CX-70025-CF The CX is used for the floor to show this is not a legitimate jack location – there is NO jack at all. The last set of characters is the specific jack identifier. This jack indicates that this is service for Building 1204. 1204-XX-49710-CF The XX is used for the floor to show this is not a legitimate jack location – there is NO jack at all. Some of the variations from the numeric room number (according to MySoft Standards) are as follows: o OS – indicating outside of room (i.: HL532 indicates the jack is in the hallway outside of room 532). 1103-00-CAMPH-AA This indicates this jack is for a Campus Telephone location near Building 1103.

The ―rule of thumb‖ is that when the Jack Naming Standard has to be deviated from. and services shall consult with OIT/NTS before making such purchases in order to ensure that OIT/NTS is able and prepared to provide support.  For larger rooms.  OIT/NTS cannot guarantee that voice and/or data wiring (including all associated termination hardware. etc. goods. installation services.  Jacks must be neatly labeled with a printed self-adhesive label that OIT/NTS has approved in advance. The labels must be typed/printed and are not to be drawn by hand. 41 . it may be necessary to continue the labeling sequence beyond AZ so that the next installed jack would be labeled BA. For this reason. The labeling information that OIT/NTS installs upon the voice and data jacks are used within the OIT/NTS database and forwarded to the police for location information to the response of emergency 911 staff (police. OIT/NTS Equipment. Please contact your OIT/NTS liaison to coordinate these efforts. charges will be incurred to pick up this additional labor and to process the order so as to retain accuracy for the Life/Safety 911 database.).  The official U of M Facilities management (FM) room numbers shall be used to determine the labeling. and their jacks may thus be labeled as 0100A-AA. that we need to think about whether or not 911 could find this location solely based upon the Jack ID. This helps as a quick aid to indicate that this is not a standard jack. Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007 Any time we have to deviate from the Jack Naming Standard. If not. and if necessary. CB and so on). continued throughout the alphabet (CA. If the room numbers are to be changed during the course of the project. 14 Products Installed That are Not Covered by These Standards  University departments that purchase their own equipment. typically the floor should be 00. electrical or electronic equipment. don’t make it a jack!!  The prefix field is always 5 digits. room numbers shall not change due to the extensive labor involved in re-labeling each jack location and changing it in its associated database. fire. or maintenance agreements) that deviates from these standards will be interoperable with current or future network designs.  Rooms within a larger room may be designated as Room 100A.  As-Built drawings that show jack numbers and locations shall be submitted to OIT/NTS upon completion of the project/building. BB and so on. Infrastructure. Therefore it is imperative that this information be kept current.

Communications Riser Cable o CSI .Grounding Equalizer o HTAP .Facilities management o FOCIS .Electronic Industry Association o EMI .Local Area Networks o MDF .Electromagnetic Interference o FM . Long lead times on non-standard equipment are possible. Infrastructure.Fiber Optic Connector Intermateability Standard o GE .International Organization for Standardization o LAN . testing.Optical Fiber Non-conductive Plenum o OFNR .Irreversible compression fitting for connecting copper conductors o IDF .Construction Standards Institute o EIA . or warrantees— implied or written—that manufacturers or contractors make to non-OIT/NTS departments.International Electromechanical Commission o IEEE . or changes. OIT/NTS shall train department engineers and technicians at the department's expense.Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers o ISO . 15 Definitions of Abbreviations Contained in these Standards o ADA .National Electrical Contractors Association o NEMA .National Electrical Manufacturers Association o NFPA .  OIT/NTS is not responsible for assurances of performance. If possible. although it should be recognized that the normal response and resolution metrics of OIT/NTS shall not apply. OIT/NTS shall provide its best effort to support. moves. guarantees.National Electric Code o NECA . Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007  Furthermore.Office of Information Technology (University of Minnesota) 42 .Council of American Building Officials o CMP . OIT/NTS shall provide support to university departments that purchase their own equipment.Optical Fiber Non-conductive Riser o OIT .National Fire Protection Association o NTS .Main Distribution Frame o NEC . deviation from these standards limits the ability of OIT/NTS to support said installation.Building Industry Consulting Services International o CABO .Communications Plenum Cable o CMR .American Wire Gauge o BICSI . OIT/NTS Equipment.American National Standards Institute o AWG .Intermediate Distribution Frame o IEC .Networking and Telecommunications Services o OFNP . and repair at the department's expense.Americans with Disabilities Act o ANSI . as well as stock additional equipment necessary for adds.

43 .Uniform Fire Code o UL .Uninterruptible Power Supply o UTP .Radio Frequency Interference o TBB .Registered Communications Distribution Designer o RFI . Last Revised and Wiring Standards 4/26/2007 o OSHA .Telecommunications Industry Association o TDMM .Uniform Building Code o UFC .Primary Branch Exchange o RCDD .Unshielded Twisted Pair (c) 2005 by OIT and the Regents of the University of Minnesota The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual o TSB .Telecommunications Grounding Busbar o TMGB . OIT/NTS Equipment.Telecommunications Bonding Backbone o TGB . Infrastructure.Telecommunications System Bulletin o UBC .Telecommunications Main Grounding Busbar o TIA .Underwriters Laboratories o UPS .Occupational Safety and Health Administration o PBX .