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Communications Infrastructure GuidelinesFor Designers and EngineersVersion 2017.12.01Telecommunications wiring, pathway, and service design guidelines forcapital construction projects and renovations at theUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Information Technology Services DivisionCommunication Technologies DepartmentEngineering ring/

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About This DocumentThis document is for architects, engineers, and designers who are developing constructionplans and specifications for new buildings and renovations for the University of North Carolinaat Chapel Hill.The document provides information about telecommunications services, standards, andpractices for communications systems at the University. It covers topics such as copper andfiber optic cabling, duct banks, internal raceways and conduits, data communications, voicetelephony systems, and cable television services.The document describes guidelines that designers should follow when creating plans andspecifications. It is organized according to the Construction Standards Institute (CSI)MasterFormat 2011 specification.Communications Infrastructure Guidelinespage ii

Scope: CSI Divisions and GroupsThis document describes only guidelines related to CSI Division 27 (Communications). Wherereferences to other sections are important, those references are included in the section text. Procurement and Contracting Requirements [Not Used] Specificationso General Requirements [Not Used]o Facility Construction [Not Used]o Facility Services Division 20 – Reserved [Not Used] Division 21 – Fire Suppression [Not Used] Division 22 – Plumbing [Not Used] Division 23 – Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning [Not Used] Division 24 – Reserved [Not Used] Division 25 – Integrated Automation [Not Used] Division 26 – Electrical [Not Used] Division 27 – Communications Division 28 – Electronic Safety and Security [Not Used] Division 29 – Reserved [Not Used]o Site and Infrastructure [Not Used]o Process Equipment [Not Used]Communications Infrastructure Guidelinespage iii

Table of ContentsAbout This Document . iiScope: CSI Divisions and Groups . iiiTable of Contents . ivReferences . 1CIG01 – Communications . 6CIG02 – Testing and Acceptance of Cabling Systems . 12CIG03 - Grounding and Bonding for Communications Systems . 14CIG04 - Pathways for Communications Systems . 17CIG05 - Hangers and Supports for Communications Systems . 19CIG06 - Conduits and Backboxes for Communications Systems . 20CIG07 - Cable Trays for Communications Systems . 22CIG08 - Power Poles, Floor Boxes, and Poke Throughs for Communications Systems . 24CIG09 - Surface Raceways for Communications Systems . 25CIG10 - Underground Ducts and Raceways for Communications Systems . 26CIG11 - Rooftop Access for Communication Systems . 29CIG12 – Utility Poles for Communications Systems . 30CIG13 - Identification for Communications Systems . 31CIG14 - Schedules for Communications . 37CIG15 - Communications Entrance Protection . 39CIG16 - Communications Cabinets, Racks, Frames, and Enclosures . 40CIG17 - Communications Termination Blocks and Patch Panels . 41CIG18 - Communications Cable Management and Ladder Rack . 43CIG19 - Communications Equipment Room Fittings . 45CIG20 - Communications Copper Backbone Cabling . 49CIG21 - Communications Copper Cable Splicing and Terminations . 50CIG22 - Communications Optical Fiber Backbone Cabling . 51CIG23 - Communications Optical Fiber Splicing and Terminations . 54CIG24 - Communications Coaxial Backbone Cabling . 55CIG25 - Communications Copper Horizontal Cabling . 56CIG26 - Communications Coaxial Horizontal Cabling. 58CIG27 - Communications Faceplates and Connectors . 59Communications Infrastructure Guidelinespage iv

CIG28 - Communications Custom Cable Assemblies . 60CIG29 - Communications Patch Cords, Station Cords, and Cross Connect Wire . 61CIG30 – Data Communications . 62CIG31 - Voice Communications . 63CIG32 – Telephone Sets . 64CIG33 – Elevator Telephones . 65CIG34 – Ring-Down Emergency Telephones . 66CIG35 - Master Antenna Television Systems . 67CIG36 – RF Systems . 68CIG37 - WiFi . 69CIG38 - Cable Color Codes . 70Appendix 1: Submittals . 71Appendix 2: Pre-Installation Meeting . 81Communications Infrastructure Guidelinespage v

References1.AbbreviationsADAAmericans with Disabilities ActAFFAbove Finished FloorANSIAmerican National Standards InstituteATSAutomatic Transfer SwitchAWGAmerican Wire GaugeBCTBonding Conductor for TelecommunicationsBICSIBuilding Industry Consulting Services InternationalCATVCable Access Television System (sometimes called Master AntennaTelevision System)CommTech EngineeringThe Communications Technologies Engineering group in theInformation Technologies Division at the University of NorthCarolina at Chapel HillEIDFExtended Intermediate Distribution FrameELFEXTEqual Level Far End CrosstalkEMTElectrical Metallic TubingGEGrounding EqualizerIDFIntermediate Distribution FrameITSInformation Technology Services department at the University ofNorth Carolina at Chapel HillMDFMain Distribution FrameMMMulti Mode (fiber optic cable)NECNational Electrical CodeNEXTNear End Cross TalkNFPANational Fire Protection AssociationCommunications Infrastructure Guidelinespage 1

OCCOptical Cable CorporationOEMOriginal Equipment ManufacturerOTDROptical Time Domain ReflectometerPDFPortable Document Format from Adobe CorporationPLARPrivate Line Automatic RingdownPSTNPublic Switched Telephone NetworkRCDDRegistered Communications Distribution Designer (via BICSI)RFRadio FrequencyRGRadio GuideRGSRigid Galvanized SteelSCOState Construction OfficeSEPService Entrance PassthroughSERService Entrance RoomSMSingle Mode (fiber optic cable)TBBTelecommunications Bonding BackboneTDMMTelecommunications Distribution Methods ManualTGBTelecommunications Grounding BusbarTIATelecommunications Industry AssociationTMGBTelecommunications Main Grounding BusbarTRTelecommunications RoomULUnderwriter’s LaboratoryUNC-CHUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillVoIPVoice over IPCommunications Infrastructure Guidelinespage 2

2.Definitions Bonding Conductor for Telecommunications (BCT): A conductor that interconnectsthe telecommunications bonding system to the main electrical service (power)grounding system. Extended Intermediate Distribution Frame (EIDF): A space in a building that housesa small set of telecommunications equipment intended for a limited and specificpurpose. EIDFs often consist of ceiling or wall-mounted enclosures. Faceplate: A frame into which communication inserts, blanks, and jacks are secured insupport of voice, data, and video services. Fiber Manager: A computer program used by the University to manage fiber opticdeployments in a Geographic Information System. Floor Boxes: Opening in floor intended to provide electrical and communicationsservice for a conference table or workstation. Grounding Equalizer (GE): A conductor that interconnects two of more TBBs within amultistory building. Intermediate Distribution Frame (IDF): A room in a building that housestelecommunications equipment for distribution of signals on a specific floor. This issometimes referred to as a satellite distribution room (SDR) in the industry. Main Distribution Frame (MDF): The primary room in a building in which activetelecommunications equipment is located. Typically this equipment provides service toIDFs located on other floors. This is sometimes referred to as a primary distributionroom (PDR) in the industry. Patch Panel: Passive communications hardware utilized to terminate voice, data,security and signaling cable with the purpose of identification and patching. Most oftenused to patch passive cabling to active components, patch panels may be mounted inequipment racks or be wall-mounted. Poke Through: Conduit sleeve through floor providing pathway for communicationsservices typically utilized to serve conference rooms or modular furniture. Power Pole: Vertical metallic raceway with a dedicated channel for electrical serviceand communications cabling typically utilized to extend electrical and communicationsservice to modular furniture situated in open floor areas with no wall nearby to providechase for cabling. Ring-Down Emergency Phone: A wall-mounted or free standing tower analogemergency phone with central office generator backed up dial tone installed in parkingdecks and on campus grounds. These emergency devices are equipped with a pushbutton activation hook-switch that when activated automatically dials the UNCDepartment of Public Safety Emergency Operations Center. SER-MDF: A combined service entrance room (SER) and main distribution frame (MDF).i.e. a room that houses both the cable termination and primary electronic distributionequipment.Communications Infrastructure Guidelinespage 3

3. Service Entrance Passthrough (SEP): A room in a building in which atelecommunications cable transitions from outside to inside and thence passes to aseparate service entrance room. Service Entrance Room (SER): The primary room in a building in whichtelecommunications cables terminate from their outside origin. Static Load: In cable tray systems, the weight of the empty installed cable tray systemtogether with the weight of the installed cables. Telecommunications Bonding Backbone (TBB): A BCT that bonds all TGBs in abuilding back to the TMGB in the MDF. Typically 6 AWG or larger. Telecommunications Grounding Busbar (TGB): The primary electrical groundingpoint in an IDF. Telecommunications Main Grounding Busbar (TMGB): The primary electricalgrounding connection point in a building for telecommunications services. The TMGB islocated in the MDF and connects to the main building service equipment ground. Telecommunications Room (TR): Any room whose primary function is to containtelecommunications equipment, e.g. an SER, MDF, or IDF (but not necessarily a SEP orEIDF). Termination Block: Passive communications hardware utilized to terminate voice,data, security and signaling cables with the purpose of identification and crossconnection. Typically wall mounted and most often used to cross-connect voice circuits.Reference DocumentsDesigners shall utilize the following standards when developing specifications forcommunication systems at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. BICSI, Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual, 12th Edition National Fire Protection Association, NFPA-70 (2011), National Electrical Code Telecommunications Industry Association, TIA-568-C.0 (February 2012), GenericTelecommunications Cabling for Customer Premises Telecommunications Industry Association, TIA-568-C.1 (February 2009), CommercialBuilding Telecommunications Cabling Standard Telecommunications Industry Association, TIA-568-C.2 (August 2009), BalancedTwisted-Pair Telecommunications Cabling and Components Standards Telecommunications Industry Association, TIA-568-C.3 (June 2008), Optical FiberCabling Components Standard Telecommunications Industry Association, TIA-568-C.4 (July 2011), Broadband CoaxialCabling and Components Standard Telecommunications Industry Association, TIA-598-C (January 2005), Optical FiberCable Color CodingCommunications Infrastructure Guidelinespage 4

Telecommunications Industry Association, TIA-606-B (June 2012), AdministrationStandard for Telecommunications Infrastructure Telecommunica

Communications Infrastructure Guidelines For Designers and Engineers Version 2017.12.01 Telecommunications wiring, pathway, and service design guidelines for capital construction projects and renovations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.