1 UC Santa Cruz DIVISION 27 Communications: DESIGN GUIDE DIVISION 27 COMMUNICATIONS: DESIGN GUIDE . Table of Contents TABLE OF CONTENTS .. 1. 27 00 00 - COMMUNICATIONS .. 3. 27 05 00 - COMMON WORK RESULTS FOR COMMUNICATIONS .. 24. 27 05 26 - GROUNDING AND BONDING FOR COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS .. 24. 27 05 29 - HANGERS AND SUPPORTS FOR COMMUNICATIONS 25. 27 05 33 - CONDUITS AND BACKBOXES FOR COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS .. 26. 27 05 36 - CABLE TRAYS FOR COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS .. 28. 27 05 39 - SURFACE RACEWAYS FOR COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM .. 30. 27 05 41 FIRE-STOPPING SYSTEMS .. 31. 27 05 43 - UNDERGROUND DUCTS AND RACEWAYS FOR COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS .. 31. 27 05 53 - IDENTIFICATION AND LABELING FOR COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS .. 35. 27 10 00 - STRUCTURED CABLING, BASIC MATERIALS AND METHODS .. 37. 27 11 13 - COMMUNICATIONS ENTRANCE PROTECTION.
2 37. 27 11 16 - COMMUNICATIONS CABINETS, RACKS, FRAMES AND 38. 27 11 19 - COMMUNICATIONS TERMINATION BLOCKS AND PATCH PANELS .. 40. 27 11 23 - COMMUNICATIONS CABLE 42. 27 13 00 - COMMUNICATIONS BACKBONE CABLING .. 44. 27 13 13 - COMMUNICATIONS COPPER BACKBONE CABLING .. 44. 27 13 - COMMUNICATIONS COPPER CABLE SPLICING AND TERMINATIONS .. 45. 27 13 23 - COMMUNICATIONS OPTICAL FIBER BACKBONE CABLING .. 46. 27 13 - COMMUNICATIONS OPTICAL FIBER SPLICING AND TERMINATIONS .. 47. 27 15 00 - COMMUNICATIONS HORIZONTAL CABLING .. 48. 27 15 43 - COMMUNICATIONS FACEPLATES AND CONNECTORS .. 49. DIVISION 27 COMMUNICATIONS: DESIGN GUIDE Page 1 of 54. February 2018. UC Santa Cruz DIVISION 27 Communications: DESIGN GUIDE 27 15 53 AND 27 15 54 - COMMUNICATIONS FIBER AND COPPER CABLE PLANT TESTING.
3 50. 27 20 00 - DATA COMMUNICATIONS .. 53. 27 21 33 - DATA COMMUNICATIONS WIRELESS ACCESS POINTS .. 53. 27 32 23 - ELEVATOR 54. DIVISION 27 COMMUNICATIONS: DESIGN GUIDE Page 2 of 54. February 2018. UC Santa Cruz DIVISION 27 Communications: DESIGN GUIDE 27 00 00 - Communications Introduction This document's objective is to provide Architects and other designers with a DESIGN -requirements and guidelines document that will help them plan the telecommunications facilities for the UCSC campus. The Scope of Work includes the telecommunication inside plant (ISP) and outside plant (OSP) cabling and support facilities required by new buildings or additions and/or upgrading of existing buildings and facilities. The document is a DESIGN GUIDE and is not a project specifications document. Telecommunications Spaces (TS).
4 1. Telecommunications Spaces (TS): The term TS refers to space allocated within a building to provide a secure operating environment for telecommunications cabling and termination facilities and/or network equipment. TS's shall be designed and provisioned per ANSI/TIA-569. Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces and per the BICSI Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM), most recent edition. Depending on the building size, DESIGN , and network requirements, one or more of the functions of a TS may be combined into one space. The primary functions housed in TS's are: a. Telecommunications Rooms (TR). b. Entrance Facility (EF). c. Equipment Room (ER). d. Area Distribution Frame (ADF). e. Building Distribution Frame (BDF). f. Intermediate Distribution Frame (IDF). Types of ISP TS/TR Facilities 1.
5 Types a. Entrance Facility (EF): Is a room that houses the termination and grounding point of OSP. network service cables that enter or exit a building. It enables the joining of intra-building and inter-building backbone cabling. The EF is generally co-located in a BDF or ADF. rather than being a separate room. b. Equipment Rooms (ER): Is a room that houses telecommunications equipment. c. Area Distribution Frame (ADF): Is a multiple-building serving facility. The ADF is the room within a building for telecommunications equipment that meets the voice, data, video, radio, and wireless needs of its building and also serves other buildings in a designated area (zone) on the UCSC campus. It generally acts as an EF and BDF but can also act as an IDF serving the floor it occupies. ADFs are generally placed on the lowest floor of a building to allow the entry of OSP cables without transition splicing and for grounding of DIVISION 27 COMMUNICATIONS: DESIGN GUIDE Page 3 of 54.
6 February 2018. UC Santa Cruz DIVISION 27 Communications: DESIGN GUIDE cables. An ADF provides a controlled environment to house telecommunications equipment, termination hardware, splice closures, Main Telecommunications Grounding Busbar (MTGB) grounding and bonding facilities, and protection apparatus where applicable. Equipment in the ADF includes the Campus PBX telephone systems (LIMs) or MX1. equipment; local area and core network switches; video distribution equipment; wireless network equipment; Land Mobile Radios (LMR) and Public Safety Networks (PSN) for firefighters, police and first responders including the campus 800 MHz radios and off- campus police and fire frequencies used for in-building radio equipment (also known as Distributed Antenna System or DAS as defined in CBC Article 915 and CFC Article 510).
7 In-building cellular systems; and large uninterruptible power sources that are sized to operate the ADF cooing and electronics for up to 8 hours. ADFs are distinct from other TRs due to the nature and/or complexity of the equipment they contain. They are distribution points for the campus fiber and copper OSP cable plant. d. Building Distribution Frame (BDF): Is a building-serving facility. The BDF enables connection of OSP services (telecommunications) to the building and then distributes those services throughout the building to IDFs using riser cables. e. Intermediate Distribution Frames (IDF): Are considered to be floor servicing facilities as opposed to building service facilities. The IDF provides a connection point between riser cable from the BDF and the end user Work Area Outlet (WAO) horizontal cabling.
8 All new multi-story buildings shall have at minimum one (1) IDF on each floor of the building. More than one (1) IDF per floor may be required in larger buildings where cable lengths of 295 ft. per ANSI/TIA Standards would otherwise be exceeded. In remodels of existing buildings of or less than 5000 GSF it is permissible for an IDF to service an adjacent floor. This exemption from the rule of one IDF per floor must be approved by the University Representative on a case by case basis. Access switches and UPSs are equipment commonly used in IDFs. 2. The TRs described above shall be designated for the exclusive use of the following telecommunication systems: a. Voice systems b. Data network systems; including uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) both rack-mount and stand-alone supporting these systems c.
9 Wireless network systems d. Cellular telephone and in-building DAS systems e. Video surveillance systems f. Access control systems DIVISION 27 COMMUNICATIONS: DESIGN GUIDE Page 4 of 54. February 2018. UC Santa Cruz DIVISION 27 Communications: DESIGN GUIDE TR Use Restrictions No TR shall be used as a passageway to other equipment rooms, power transformers, custodial equipment, or any other function that would require access for reasons other than service and maintenance of the communication equipment and cabling they house. TR's shall be designed and provisioned according to the requirements in ANSI/TIA-569. DESIGN Requirements Telecommunications Spaces shall be: 1. Dedicated to the building's telecommunications function and related support facilities and shall not be shared with electrical, building services or any equipment other than those required in direct support of the telecommunications equipment and services.
10 Nor shall they be located near potential sources of electromagnetic interference (EMI), radio frequency interference (RFI) such as induction devices, transformers, ballasts, power supplies, elevator equipment, generators, motors, X-ray generators, photo copiers, microwave ovens, and similar equipment or sources of mechanical vibration. Take care to DESIGN Distributed Antenna System uplink devices so as not to interfere with campus systems. 2. Located above water level and not in a place subject to any corrosive atmospheric or environmental conditions. 3. Located as close as practical to the center of the area served and preferably in the core area. Avoid locations that limit expansion such as structural steel, stairwells and elevator shafts, outside walls or other fixed building walls.