14 July 2004
Including changes 12 April 2005
A minimum of 12 strands of SM fiber is required; coordinate with
the NMCI contractor for additional requirements. Provide fiber with
If classified seats are supported, conduits are required and must be
encased in concrete. Comply with applicable Protected Distribution
Systems (PDS) requirements, including IA PUB-5239-22, Protected
Distribution System (PDS) .
INSIDE CABLE PLANT. For new construction where NMCI is not
fully implemented at a given base, see Chapter 4. This section is therefore
written describing the post cutover condition that NMCI is fully implemented as
described in the conversion process in Chapter 3 and is summarized below:
Cable pathways provided with facility contract.
Outlet boxes provided with facility contract.
Backbone cabling provided with facility contract.
Horizontal cabling (data and voice) provided with facility contract.
Jacks with cover plates provided with facility contract.
Pathways. Coordinate with the NMCI Contractor to ensure the
proper type and location of jacks. The location of pathways and the necessary
interconnecting support structures must be explicitly described and identified in
the contract documents. New construction contracts must include language
within the contract documents that allows the NMCI contractor to install
backbone and miscellaneous related equipment cabling prior to beneficial
Backbone Pathways. For new facilities, include a minimum of
one, dedicated 103 mm (4-in) conduit (or equivalent accessible pathway) from
the ER to the TR and between TRs inside a building \/2/. These will provide
path and protection for the second level backbone cable. When conduit is used,
provide three innerducts (two 41 mm (1.5 in) and one 27 mm (1 in)) within the
dedicated conduits. Plenum rated innerducts must be provided as required by
code and authority having jurisdiction. Provide a pull wire inside each of the
innerducts and the conduit.
Horizontal Pathways. Horizontal pathways extend between the
TR and the work area. Provide the pathway system in the facilities contract
(project design or RFP in case of Design/Build.) The pathway system includes
all identified concealed conduits, conduit drops, cable tray, J-hook construction,
outlet boxes, and pull wires in each conduit. Include construction coordination