Section 6 - INSPECTION, TESTING AND DOCUMENTATION

6.1 INSPECTION OF WORK

  • 6.1.1 GENERAL
    Telecommunications Center or its designees shall have access to construction sites.
    To enable Telecommunications Center to inspect telecommunications facilities work, the contractor must:
    • Provide a progress schedule with the installation of telephone raceways and spaces shown as a separate item.
    • Immediately notify Telecommunications Center of any change in architectural drawings and/or plans affecting telecommunications.
    • Provide proper access to facilities for inspections.
    • Notify Telecommunications Center when any work is ready for inspection.
    All underground work must be inspected and approved by Telecommunications Center and/or Physical Plant, and/or University Panning, Design and Construction before the site is covered with dirt or concrete. Failure to have the work inspected shall result in uncovering the area at the contractor'S expense.
    Per contract documents, the contractor shall provide a final checkout certification letter and inspection reports to Telecommunications Center on all telecommunications work.

6.2 TESTING

  • 6.2.1 GENERAL
    The contractor shall submit to Telecommunications Center, a detailed test procedure to be used for every project. All cables shall be tested for length, attenuation, impedance, grounds, shorts, reversals, and continuity of communications conductors and shields. See Section 10. for testing requirements for fiber optic cable.
    Upon completion, test results shall be submitted to Telecommunications Center for final approval and acceptance and made part of the document. The contractor shall guarantee 100 percent continuity on all conductors on all cables.
    Telecommunications Center will perform verification testing it deems necessary before accepting a job. Failure during testing will result in re-pulling cables at the contractor expense.

  • 6.2.2 STATION CABLES
    All category 6 station cable shall be tested to category 6 standards. Station cables that do no pass the test will be repaired or replaced by the contractor at no additional cost and re-tested to meet the required specifications. Telecommunications Center recommends using a Fluke DTX-1200 CAT 6 tester for testing the cable or equivalent. The contractor will provide to Telecommunications Center documented readable test results for all stations. The format will comply with Telecommunications Center Documentation Standards.

6.3 DOCUMENTATION STANDARDS

  • 6.3.1 CONTRACTOR DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS
    Cable records during installation and complete sets of cable records are required at project completion. Labeling of all termination hardware and cabinets with information provided by Telecommunications Center. A complete set of as-built drawings upon completion of the project, both on marked up blueprints and in AutoCAD type (e.g., DXF format on 3.5" diskettes). Telecommunications Center will specify the version/release number of AutoCAD acceptable at the time of the project award. OTDR test results to manufacturer’s specifications and Telecommunications Center standards for all fiber optic cable installed. Results shall be furnished both in hard copy and on 3.5" diskettes in AutoCAD DXF format. The documentation must include OTDR readings, fiber route diagrams and end-to-end attenuation results for multimode and singlemode fiber cable. All fiber OTDR readings shall be made bi-directionally on all fiber cable.
    Station cable tests shall be performed to manufacturer’s specifications and Telecommunications Center standards. Test results shall be provided in both hard copy and in AutoCAD format on 3.5" diskettes. Riser cable tests shall be performed to manufacturer’s specifications and Telecommunications Center standards. Test results shall be provided in both hard copy and in AutoCAD format on 3.5" diskettes. Trunk cable tests shall be performed to manufacturer’s specifications and Telecommunications Center standards. Test results shall be provided in both hard copy and in AutoCAD format on 3.5" diskettes.

  • 6.3.2 Telecommunications Center PROVIDED DOCUMENTATION
    Contract drawings for the project.
    Labeling information for termination equipment.