Section 6 - INSPECTION, TESTING AND
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:
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
- 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
- Provide proper access to facilities for inspections.
- Notify Telecommunications Center when any work is ready for
Per contract documents, the
contractor shall provide a final checkout certification letter and
inspection reports to Telecommunications Center on all
- 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.
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.
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"
- 6.3.2 Telecommunications Center PROVIDED DOCUMENTATION
Contract drawings for the project.
information for termination equipment.