University of Vermont
Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard
January 17, 2003
Document developed by:
UVM Telecommunications & Network Services
UVM Telecommunications & Network Services is proud to release the UVM Telecommunications and Network Services Infrastructure Standard - Release 1.0. In conjunction with UVM's Campus Planning Office, Physical Plant, and Architectural & Engineering Services, and with the endorsement of the Office of the President this standard has been developed to ensure the deployment of uniform and cost efficient telecommunications, data and cable television network infrastructure. These specifications are based on nationally recognized industry standards as developed by the Building Industry Consulting Services International (BICSI), National Electrical Code (NEC), National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA/EIA), Institute of Electricians and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), and Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. (BoCA) which will ensure the long term viability of the network infrastructure to meet the University's on-going needs for voice and data services.
The mission of UVM Telecomm & Network Services is to be the "Coordinator and provider of telecommunications transport services on and off of campus for the University of Vermont." The scope of responsibility includes, but is not limited to: all copper, coax and fiber wiring infrastructure for both outside plant and building interiors whether within or between campus locations, all associated conduit systems and wiring rooms, all aspects of the UVM voice and data network equipment, and the CATV network. This also includes all aspects of provisioning and maintaining voice services including local dial tone, calling features, long distance services, voice mail, and tele-conferencing, telecommunications consulting, operator services, and wireless technologies.
UVM Telecomm & Network Services has the responsibility to design, develop, approve, install, maintain and manage the telecommunications wiring and infrastructure in all UVM owned and leased buildings and properties. This includes telecommunication rooms, raceways, conduit systems, duct banks and the campus telecommunications maintenance system. Such responsibility implies a first right of refusal by UVM Telecomm & Network Services on all wiring design, development, approval, installation, maintenance and management.
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STANDARD
UVM Telecomm & Network Services works closely with many departments at UVM to assure that this mandate is carried out. We do this in two main ways.
a. In conjunction with A&E Services and Campus Planning reviews design documents in several phases of completion to assure their compliance to local and national standards and codes. Typically design development, conceptual drawing, 50% and 100% drawings are all reviewed and input on changes are implemented throughout the process.
b. UVM Telecomm & Network Services will work with design professionals, departments and electrical engineers and ensure they have ready access to this standard for reference when questions or conflicts should arise in any construction or renovation process. Through close interaction during the design of new projects, the review of renovation projects and future campus planning the entire design team assures that uniform, cost effective and high quality telecommunications infrastructure systems are installed.
We are pleased to have this valuable tool available to you as you design telecommunications infrastructure here at UVM. Please feel free to contact or office when needs arise. Our goal is to be available to assist you at any time before or during the decision making process.
UVM Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard (PDF)
Last modified February 16 2005 10:27 AM