DoDEA Technology Systems Design Guide –DoDEA Network RequirementsTABLE OF CONTENTSAcronyms . 31.0Purpose . 52.0Applicability . 53.0References . 54.0Responsibilities . 75.0Data/Telecommunications Systems Summary . 85.1Outside Cable Plant . 105.2System Requirements . 115.2.A Main Telecommunications Room (TR1) . 115.2.B Secondary Telecommunications Room (TR2) . 135.2.C Video Distribution . 195.2.D Wireless Connectivity . 205.2.E Telephone Systems . 205.2.FEquipment Racks. 215.2.G Patch Panels . 215.2.H CAT6 Copper Cables . 225.2.IFiber Optic Cables . 235.2.JPatch Cables . 235.2.K Cable Pathways . 235.2.LCable Trays . 245.2.M Conduits . 255.2.N Open Cables . 255.2.O Work Area Outlets . 265.2.P Testing – CAT6 Cables . 265.2.Q Testing – Fiber Optic Cables. 27Version 2.1 (Update) – April 14, 2016Page 1

DoDEA Technology Systems Design Guide –DoDEA Network Requirements5.3Documentation Requirements . 275.3.A Zone Map . 275.3.B Cable and Outlet Labeling Plan . 285.3.C Equipment Schedules. 285.3.D Rack Elevations . 285.3.E Wireless Heat Map. 28Appendix 1Specifications for Community Data Centers . 34SystemDoDEA NetworkSystem Oversight ResponsibilitiesDoDEA LeadE‐MailHQ IT [email protected] 2.1 (Update) – April 14, 2016Phone #571‐372‐1465Page 2

DoDEA Technology Systems Design Guide –DoDEA Network RequirementsACRONYMSA/EArchitect/EngineerAFFAbove Finished FloorANSIAmerican National Standards InstituteASAArchitecture, Standards and AuditingAVAnalog VideoBICSIBuilding Industry Consulting Services, InternationalCAT6Category 6 UTP CableCATVCable TelevisionCFCIContractor Furnished Contractor InstalledCWECurrent Working EstimatedBDecibelDoDEADepartment of Defense Education ActivityDTBData Terminal BackboardEIAElectronic Industry AllianceEFEntrance FacilityEMIElectro Magnetic InterferenceFADFunding Authorization DocumentFOPPFiber Optic Patch PanelFRTFire Retardant TreatedGFGIGovernment Furnished Government InstalledHQHeadquartersIEEEInstitute of Electrical and Electronics EngineersITInformation TechnologyIWBInteractive White BoardLANLocal Area NetworkVersion 2.1 (Update) – April 14, 2016Page 3

DoDEA Technology Systems Design Guide –DoDEA Network RequirementsLCLocal ChannelMHzMilliHertzMILCONMilitary ConstructionNECNational Electric Code or Network Enterprise CenterNECANational Electrical Contractors AssociationNEMANational Electrical Manufacturers AssociationNFPANational Fire Protection ActOCOn CenterO&MOperations & MaintenanceOSPOutside Plant CablesOTDROptical Time Domain ReflectometerPDUPower Distributing UnitPETProtected Entrance TerminalPMProject ManagerPOEPowered Over EthernetRCDDRegistered Communication Distribution DesignerSTDSoftware Test DocumentTDMMTelecommunications Distribution Methods ManualTIATelecommunications Industry AssociationTMGBTelecommunications Main Grounding BusTRTelecommunications RoomTTBTelephone Terminal BackboardUUnit of measurement for rack mount equipment (1.75in)USACEUnited States Army Corps of EngineersVAVVariable Air VolumeVoIPVoice over Internet ProtocolVersion 2.1 (Update) – April 14, 2016Page 4

DoDEA Technology Systems Design Guide –DoDEA Network Requirements1.0PURPOSEThis design guide has been prepared to provide the Architect/Engineer (A/E) community withthe necessary criteria to assist in the design of the special systems that are typically found in aneducational facility. While certain features of the system design will vary from project toproject, the requirements reflected in this guide are intended to provide the minimumrequirements required by the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). Thisdocument provides information about DoDEA Network Requirements. A separate SpecialSystems guide accompanies this document and includes standards for additional low voltagespecial systems.2.0APPLICABILITYThese instructions apply to DoDEA, the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Norfolk DoDEADesign Center, Construction Agents having DoDEA Military Construction (MILCON)responsibilities to include USACE, Naval Facilities Command (NAVFAC), and the Air Force CivilEngineer Center (AFCEC), as well as Architect/Engineer (design) firms, and constructioncontractors. These instructions are intended to be used for new DoDEA MILCON projects orprojects that are modifying existing facilities.For all new or modified DoDEA facilities, the designer/construction contractor mustdemonstrate that the criteria outlined in this and other relevant guides for each technologysystem have been met. Host Nation funded projects should comply with this guideline to thegreatest extent possible; after standard warranty periods have expired, any modifications tohost nation funded facilities shall comply with the criteria outlined in this guide.3.0REFERENCESReferences include, but are not limited to, the following documents. Use the most recentversion available of the listed references, if the listed version has been superceded.ANSI/TIA/EIA‐568‐B, Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling StandardANSI/TIA/EIA‐569‐A, Commercial Building Standards for Telecommunications Pathways andSpacesANSI/TIA/EIA‐569‐B, Commercial Building Standard for Telecommunications Pathways andSpacesVersion 2.1 (Update) – April 14, 2016Page 5

DoDEA Technology Systems Design Guide –DoDEA Network RequirementsANSI/TIA/EIA‐606‐A, Administration Standard for the Telecommunications Infrastructure ofCommercial BuildingsANSI/TIA/EIA‐607‐A, Commercial Building Grounding and Bonding Requirements forTelecommunicationsANSI/TIA/EIA 526‐7, Measurement of Optical Power Loss of Installed Single‐Mode Fiber CablePlantANSI/TIA/EIA 526‐14‐A, Optical Power Loss Measurements of Installed Multimode Fiber CablePlantNFPA 70 2008, National Electrical CodeNFPA 101, Life Safety CodeANSI/IEEE C2‐2007, National Electrical Safety CodeANSI‐J‐STD‐607‐A‐2002, Commercial Building Grounding (Earthing) and Bonding Requirementsfor TelecommunicationsANSI/NECA/BICSI 568‐2006, Standard for Installing Commercial Building TelecommunicationCablingTelecommunications Distribution Methods ManualTIA Technical Committee TR‐42, Technical Service Bulletin 162, Telecommunications CablingGuidelines for Wireless Access PointsUnified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 3‐580‐01, Telecommunications Building Cabling SystemsVersion 2.1 (Update) – April 14, 2016Page 6

DoDEA Technology Systems Design Guide –DoDEA Network Requirements4.0RESPONSIBILITIES4.1HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EDUCATION ACTIVITYHQ DoDEA is responsible for program management by providing scope, direction, funding, andfinancial management of the entire DoDEA Military Construction (MILCON) design andconstruction program. HQ DoDEA Facilities Branch, in coordination with the DoDEA DesignCenter, and each DoDEA Area Project Manager (PM), is responsible for ensuring that designsubmittals for DoDEA projects are routed through HQ DoDEA’s Information Technology (IT)Architecture, Standards and Auditing (ASA) MILCON review team. The HQ IT ASA MILCONreview team reviews and provides timely comments on design submittals to ensure compliancewith this guide and other relevant standards, and provides review comments to the respectiveDoDEA Area PM to be implemented into the project. Other HQ DoDEA functions, such as, butnot limited to, the Office of Safety and Security or Education Division, shall also provideguidance where their Areas of Responsibility intersect with Technology System requirements.4.2DODEA AREA OFFICES (DODEA‐AMERICAS, EUROPE, PACIFIC)The DoDEA Area Offices shall provide a Project Manager (PM) who shall coordinate with theSchool Superintendent, local logistical staff, and host installation representatives regardinglocal technology requirements. This individual, the Facilities Engineer for the project, shall bereferred to throughout this document as the DoDEA Area PM. In concert with the HQ staff, toinclude the IT ASA MILCON review team, Area Facilities and IT representatives, the DoDEADesign Center, and the Construction Agent Project Manager, the DoDEA Area PM shall ensurethat the A/E and construction contractor implement the latest DoDEA standards for DoDEANetwork and Special Systems within DoDEA projects. The DoDEA Area PM shall initiatecoordination with IT ASA at the Planning stage of the project, with detailed IT ASA reviewsbeginning at the 35% stage for all projects. A half‐size hard copy of drawings and an electroniccopy of specifications shall be provided.4.3HOST INSTALLATIONThe host installation and supporting agencies (such as the Network Enterprise Center on Armyinstallations) are responsible for working with the DoDEA Area PM to ensure DoDEA projectssatisfactorily incorporate local technology requirements. The installation shall provide relevantinformation regarding local telecommunication facilities, network infrastructure anddistribution systems, shall identify the location and capacity of the existing available fiber opticand copper cables in the proximity of the project, and shall provide technical support as neededduring design and construction activities.Version 2.1 (Update) – April 14, 2016Page 7

DoDEA Technology Systems Design Guide –DoDEA Network Requirements4.4CONSTRUCTION AGENTThe Construction Agent Project Manager for USACE, NAVFAC or AFCEC, in concert with theDoDEA Area PM, and the DoDEA Design Center, shall ensure that the A/E and constructioncontractor implement the latest DoDEA standards for DoDEA Network and Special Systemswithin DoDEA projects.4.5DODEA DESIGN CENTER – NORFOLK DISTRICT TECHNICAL MANAGER (TM)The Norfolk District TM supports HQ DoDEA, the DoDEA Area PM, the Construction Agent, andthe A/E as a technical subject matter expert. The Norfolk District TM shall support IT designreviews to verify compliance with the latest DoDEA standards for DoDEA Network and SpecialSystems. Along with the DoDEA Area PM, the Norfolk District TM shall ensure that reviewcomments provided by the IT ASA MILCON review team are adequately addressed in DoDEAproject designs.4.6ARCHITECT/ENGINEER DESIGNER AND CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORThe Architect/Engineer designer and construction contractor must demonstrate that thecriteria outlined in this and other relevant guides for each technology system have been met inall new or modified DoDEA facilities.In general, telecommunications racks, conduit, cable trays, terminations, and outlets shall beMILCON funded. Rack switches are typically Operations & Maintenance (O&M) funded.Controllers and amplifiers for PA/Intercom/Clocks/Bells, proximity card access controls, Ai‐Phone access controls, etc. can be MILCON or O&M funded depending upon the interpretationof the contracting authority in an individual location/Area, but, if funds are available, use ofMILCON funds for these systems is preferred in order to ensure complete and usable/testablesystems at construction completion.5.0DATA/TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS SUMMARYThis chapter describes the Data/Telecommunications systems design and installation/testingrequirements.The design requirements are intended to provide uniformity between design firms of symbols,equipment layouts, cabling methods, pathways, drawing submittal requirements, andspecification requirements.Version 2.1 (Update) – April 14, 2016Page 8

DoDEA Technology Systems Design Guide –DoDEA Network RequirementsEvery facility shall have wired and wireless data systems installed and tested by a qualifiedcontractor experienced in cabling installations. All designs shall be in accordance with BuildingIndustry Consulting Services, International (BICSI). The cabling system shall be designed by aRegistered Communication Distribution Designer (RCDD) and installed in accordance with theTelecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and Electronic Industry Alliance (EIA) GeneralGuidelines, and the National Electrical Code (NEC). The design professional shall include in thedesign analysis of all projects a list of active components and a pull schedule as indicated in thisguide, to be furnished via the DoDEA Area PM to the appropriate HQ DoDEA IT ASA staff tofacilitate planning. These guidelines shall be coordinated with the Education Specifications (EdSpecs) and shall be a supplement. This active equipment shall be furnished and installed by theGovernment; however, the schedule shall be developed by the design team. Governmentfurnished and installed equipment is noted in the Design Guide.If a community has Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), the standards of that community mustbe followed. See Section 10 of DoDEA’s Special Systems IT Design Guidelines if VoIP is notavailable within the community or for additional guidance regarding copper cabling.The following list indicates the minimum requirements for IT deliverables to be included in theconstruction drawings.[1] Zone Map[2] Cable and Outlet Labeling Plan[3] Equipment Schedules[4] Rack Elevations[5] Wireless Heat MapIT systems shall consist of the following:[1] Incoming fiber optic and copper cables from the community telecommunicationdemarcation building to the Main Telecommunications Room 1 (TR1).[2] TR1 housing the main network equipment rack.[3] Secondary telecommunications rooms (TR2, TR3, etc.) housing network distributionequipment racks as needed.[4] Fiber optic and copper distribution cables from TR1 to each Secondarytelecommunications room (copper distribution cable for voice).[5] Cable trays, conduits, and supporting devices for fiber optic and copper work areacables (copper distribution cable for voice).Version 2.1 (Update) – April 14, 2016Page 9

DoDEA Technology Systems Design Guide –DoDEA Network Requirements[6] CAT 6 copper cables from the distribution rack patch panels to individual work areaoutlets.[7] Work area outlets consisting of work area connectors, faceplates, roomidentification, patch panel, and ports serving each connector.[8] All IT and special systems, both software and hardware, installed, intended to beprocured as FF&E or otherwise used in DoDEA schools must have prior approval and aresubject to DITSCAP/DIACAP security provisions. A/E design teams shall contact theirDoDEA Area PM at the appropriate time during design to obtain the latest listing ofapproved systems and software. These items are suggested for use as basis of design,but not required. Items not specifically listed on this pre‐approved listing that areintended for use in a DoDEA school design or used as a basis of design intent should besubmitted as a separate, independent package to HQ DoDEA, Attn: Director ofInformation Technology for review and preliminary approval. DoDEA will initiate theapproval of these systems if they are deemed appropriate.[9] The design and installation of the network shall comply with the referencedstandards listed under Section 3.0 unless otherwise modified by this document.5.1OUTSIDE PLANT CABLES (OSP)At the onset of the project, the telecommunications design team must communicate with theinstallation community responsible for the telecommunication facilities, network infrastructureand distribution system. In particular, this discussion shall identify the location and capacity ofthe existing available fiber optic and copper cables in the proximity of the project. The designintent is to provide a dedicated 24 strands of single mode fiber optic cable and a 50 pair coppercable from the installation’s demarcation point to the new school (a minimum of 100 pair ofcopper shall be used when there is a school community system service point, previously knownas complex). The connection points and routing path shall be clearly identified in the facilityconstruction documents. All OSP cables, raceways, and codes shall be compliant with the localAuthority having jurisdiction in the location in which the work shall be performed.The construction documents to be prepared by the A/E shall include detail drawings of all therequirements, governed by the military community telecommunication standards, for the OSP.These shall include, but are not limited to, the number and type of conduits, cable vaults,pedestals, any innerduct, maintenance holes, minimum burial depths and details that depicthow the OSP shall enter into the building.Version 2.1 (Update) – April 14, 2016Page 10

DoDEA Technology Systems Design Guide –DoDEA Network RequirementsThe OSP, including both fiber and copper cables, shall enter underground into the maintelecommunication room, Telecommunications Room 1 (TR1). Refer to the TR1 floor plandrawing [Diagram 1] for the configuration of the room and cable entrance locations.The inco