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Communications Cabling Installations Policy

This policy sets out the agreed position between IT Services and Facilities and Services Divisions with respect to the funding, design installation and supervision of communications cabling, to new and existing buildings.

1.        EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS CABLING - NEW BUILDINGS

1.1     Funding for "new building" external communications cabling will be through IT Services.

1.2     Design of  the installation will be by the Project Consultant in consultation with IT Services.

1.3     Administration and supervision of contracts will be by Facilities and Services or Project Manager.

1.4     Maintenance of the installation will be by IT Services.

2.       INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS CABLING - NEW BUILDINGS 2.1     Funding for "new building" internal communications cabling will be through the Project Capital Management Plan (CMP) budget allowance and will comply with IT Services technical specifications and agreed guidelines for the number of outlets (see attachment).

2.2     Design of the installation will be by the Project Consultant in consultation with IT Services and building occupants, with designs approved by IT Services.

2.3     Technical supervision of the project will be by IT Services.

2.4     Administration and supervision of contracts will be by Facilities and Services or Project Manager.

2.5     Maintenance of the installation will be by IT Services.

3.      EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS CABLING - EXISTING BUILDINGS 3.1     Funding, design, contract administration and supervision of the installation of external communications cabling to "existing buildings" will be by IT Services.

3.2     Maintenance of the installation will by IT Services.

4.      INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS CABLING - EXISTING BUILDINGS (INCLUDING REFURBISHMENTS) 4.1     Funding of the installation of internal communications cabling to "existing buildings" will be by Facilities and Services (CMP Budget Line) and will comply with IT Services technical specifications and agreed guidelines for the number of outlets (see attachment).

4.2     Design of the installation will be by IT Services in consultation with building occupants.

4.3     Technical supervision of the project will be by IT Services in consultation with building occupants.

4.4     Administration and supervision of contracts will be by Facilities and Services.

4.5     Maintenance of the installation will be by IT Services.

5.      EXTENSIONS, MODIFICATIONS OR ALTERATIONS 5.1     The ANU/F&S Approval Check list for alternations in or about Buildings (Revised May 1996) applies to all projects.

5.2     All extensions, modifications or alterations to the IT network must be approved by IT Services and the installation carried out by IT Services approved contractors.

 

WARWICK WILLIAMS
Director
Facilities & Services
25 August 1999
 


ATTACHMENT A
 
 
COMMUNICATIONS CABLING INSTALLATIONS ESTIMATING THE NUMBER STRUCTURED CABLING OUTLETS REQUIRED

 

The following formula is provided as a guideline for estimating the number of structured cabling outlets required in new installations.  Variations may be possible with the agreement of all parties.

a)    In a room with a single academic - three outlets (two for computers or printers, and one for a telephone);

b)    In a shared room with two people - five outlets (either three or four for computers and printers, and one or two for telephones);

c)    In a laboratory or preparation room with no data loggers or workplaces - one outlet, although it may be prudent to put an additional point for future use;

d)    In a laboratory with people and/or data loggers - two times the number of people/loggers plus one;

e)    In a large room shared by many people, eg. graduate students, visitors - two times the number of people plus one. In this case the local area would have to decide how this is distributed between computers, printers and telephones;

f)    In a large office, say a business office, this would again give two times the number of people plus one, and the local area could decide how to distribute these between computers, printers, telephones and faxes. In this case there is unlikely to be much sharing of telephones as in the graduate student scenario;

g)    In a large seminar room, at least three outlets - one for a telephone and two for demonstrations etc;

In a central computer server or terminal area for the area - one and a half times the number of servers and/or terminals. 
 

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