We recently completed a voice and data cabling installation for local app developer Phunware. The client chose to go with exposed ceilings in their new offices in order to have a more open/industrial look. Our “Normal” installation is hidden from view by acoustical ceiling tiles. The cables are neatly hung in j-hooks and that is usually the last time anyone sees the cables.
More time and effort is spent “Dressing” the cables in the data closet where they are seen on a regular basis. Lead Cabling Technicians take great pride in their closet work because it gives them the opportunity to showcase their skills. You can tell what type of installation you have by looking at how the cables are dressed in the closet If the technician didn’t take the time to make his work look neat and tidy, then you can be certain that he didn’t take the time to follow basic installation standards above the ceiling. Poor installations lead to poor network performance.
The Phunware installation gave our team the opportunity to showcase much more of their installation skills because everything, with the exception of what is behind the walls and limited hard ceiling, is open to view. This was no easy task. Data cables have a tendency to bunch, tangle and twist around when you are pulling them 100+ feet. Untangling the bundles and securing them with tie wraps and Velcro while standing on a ladder takes patience and not a small amount of calf strength.