Poke-Through System. Conduit or flexible wiring is brought through
a hole or sleeve in the floor slab from the ceiling plenum below. This system
offers low initial cost but provides less capacity and flexibility than other
Power Pole System. Wiring is brought through a pole from the
ceiling above. This system offers better flexibility but contributes to the
visual clutter of the space.
Conventional Walls and Columns. Wiring is brought from the ceiling
through walls and columns to desired locations. This system does not always
allow the wires to be located where they are needed, especially in open plan
Wired Slabs. Wiring is brought through floor
duct systems or
through cellular raceways in the structural pan. These
systems require an
integrated design approach that incorporates the design
of workstations and
their spacing with the location of predetermined outlet
Flat Conductor Cable. This system requires junction boxes at the
base of columns or core walls from which flat cable can be run wherever
required. It must be used in conjunction with carpet tile.
Raised Floor Systems. These consist of a substructure that holds a
floor panel system 3 to 18 inches above the subfloor. This system has the
greatest flexibility and capacity but has high initial cost.
Provide telephone service entrances, telephone
cabinets, wire distribution system, and outlet boxes for telephones.
Telephone Outlet Boxes. Locate telephone outlet boxes as stipulated
in the design program and provide outlet boxes for public telephones as
installing communication systems: obtain telephone service (interior cable and
end user instruments) via competitive procurement or obtain basic service from
the local franchised common-carrier company and have cable and equipment
installation provided by the general contractor.
Interior Telephone Service. Interior telephone service (and the
upgrade of existing cable distribution systems) should be coordinated with the
local franchised common carrier, COMNAVTELCOM, or other Navy/DOD entity
responsible for telephone service.
Data. The location of electronic equipment in the office
environment may require connecting cables from the central processing unit
(CPU) to specific terminals and/or printers or connecting several computers
together in a Local Area Network (LAN).