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 Question by pang yang posted 12 Aug 2004
Lets say there is this building. And it is going to be the future home of a law firm. i haven't scoped out the building yet but from what i heard is that it is going to be two offices. they want a network and all that good stuff. i'm pretty sure there is going to be fax machines and phones and so on. where do i start and how do i get started. i remember bits and pieces from what i learned from school and i have seen how a network looks like but i soooooo do not know if i can do it? do i even need to do software and break down walls and so on???? i so need to come back down to earth...help!!! how do i lay out the cables...and so on???
 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 13 Aug 2004
Dear pang,

You do not say where you are located but it sounds like you will need the services of a professional consultant for the design.
Knowing a block diagram for a network will not be as valuable in designing a communications cable plant.

The arch or electrical contractor involved in the job may be able to give you local references or you can contact BICSI for a list of RCDDs (Registered Communications Distribution Designer)s in your area who can assist you with the design.

BICSI can be found on the web at: http://www.bicsi.org

Joseph Golan, RCDD

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