Physical Plant Construction Projects
Describe the process for Physical Plant Construction Projects Network Services requests at the University of Texas – Pan American.
Provide technical support to the Physical Plant for the installation and implementation of telecommunication infrastructure and equipment for new campus buildings and remodeling projects
Construction documents such as floor plans, project specification books, proposed infrastructure cut sheets and data sheets, and telecommunication budget for the project.
Network equipment and accessories.
Laptop(s), wireless survey software, access point, and hardware site survey kit (tripod, power source, wireless capable devices for testing).
Fiber and copper test equipment as required by project.
Physical Plant liaison/project manager
Responsible for acquiring construction documents for review by Network Services team.
Responsible for network equipment specification, configuration, setup, and installation.
Responsible for wireless site survey and wireless network equipment specification, configuration, setup, and installation.
Responsible for verifying fiber/copper cable plant is up to specification.
Provide the steps required to perform this procedure.
- Network services request by Physical Plant
- Pre-Construction steps
- Attend Physical Plant construction meetings
- Review construction documents and make comments and modifications
- Provide copy of campus telecommunication standards for architects and engineers
- During Construction
- Perform construction site visits to verify installation of telecommunication infrastructure
- Generate construction punch list of missing items, modifications and new requests as needed by general construction modifications
- Post Construction
- Testing and certification process verification and approval
- Equipment configuration, setup, and installation
List resources that may be useful when performing the procedure; for example, government standards and other SOPs.
Campus telecommunication standards.
SOP # ??? - pre-installation process for placing new switch or router into service.
Identify and define frequently used terms. Provide additional and/or relevant information needed to understand this SOP.
Access Point – a base station in a wireless network which transmits signals much like a cell phone tower but for much shorter distances, typically within a floor or building. This is the device that allows wireless laptops and other wireless enabled devices to join a network and communicate with the world.
Cable certification – the process of testing both fiber and copper cabling to verify or certify that it meets basic industry standards for signal loss, wire map, cross talk, etc.
Campus telecommunication standards – a list of predefined standards describing color schemes for jacks, face plates, cabling, equipment (switches and routers), etc.
Fiber/copper cable plant – describes building cabling installation including raceways, ladder, cable trays, wire managers, etc.
Network equipment – refers to devices such as switches and routers.
Punch list – list of items either not finished or not done correctly needing action on the part of the contractor.
Telecommunication infrastructure – describes the individual components of a telecommunication system such as cabling, cable tray and ladder, cable managers, equipment racks, patch panels, conduits, cable connectors and wall outlets, etc.
Wireless site survey – the process of determining best wireless access point (transmitter) placement within a building space to maximize signal strength and coverage. This process requires the use of equipment for the measurement of signal strength and coverage throughout the building.