Clemson University operates and maintains its own communication distribution system for information and data and cooperates with Bell South in the distribution of a telephone system on campus. In order to have a building, or campus, successfully designed, constructed, and provisioned for telecommunications, it is imperative that the information transport system design be incorporated during the preliminary architectural design phase. To accomplish this, the architect must work closely with the designated Department of Computing and Information Technology (CCIT) CCIT staff via the project manager for Clemson University. Use of, and compliance with these guidelines is mandatory for Clemson University personnel, and for architects, engineers, and installation contractors working on Clemson University projects.
Instructions and specifications on the installation of raceways, supports, boxes, etc. must be in accordance with these similar requirements for electrical distribution within a facility as described in Division 26 of this publication.
Specific instructions and specification for Division 27 Communications Systems can be found in a document maintained by the Department of Computing and Information Technology (CCIT) titled Division 27 Communications Systems and Design Guidelines and Communications Standards. In addition, CCIT has specific guidelines for the design of communications rooms in new and renovated facilities. They can be found in Guidelines for Telecommunications Rooms.
27 10 00 STRUCTURED CABLING
27 20 00 DATA COMMUNICATIONS
27 30 00 VOICE COMMUNICATIONS
27 40 00 AUDIO-VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS
Appendix A: Approved parts list