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Overview of Cable Management Practices – Part 2

28 Mar 2017
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As mentioned in Part 1, the wired industry continues to grow despite the trend towards wireless communications during the past decade because of security concerns. Concrete trenching and floor decking were discussed as two of the four main practices of cable management. Part 2 will discuss Overhead Cabling/Cable Drops and Underfloor Cable Management. Consult with experienced professionals to make your cabling project a long-term success.



OVERHEAD CABLING/CABLE DROPS


Deployed within single-story and multi-story buildings, overhead cabling provides flexibility. This method uses overhead space, which can either be a dropped ceiling or an exposed ceiling. Cables and conduit are suspended from the ceiling, and cable drops, which are concealed by chaseways or poles, descend to serve work areas.



Advantages


This method does not require any cutting or trenching of concrete cutting. Unoccupied areas are used to install conduit and cabling.



Disadvantages


It will be a challenge to reroute cabling as technicians will need to use a ladder all along a line. Cable drops are generally considered an eyesore, and so this practice is highly discouraged for facilities that emphasize customer experience, such as retail. It may not be appropriate in the work areas of certain professions such as law offices.



UNDERFLOOR CABLE MANAGEMENT


Utilizing access flooring for the routing and concealment of cables, underfloor cable management may be the most advantageous. Cables can be routed beneath the flooring or within the floor itself in low-profile access flooring.



Advantages


Underfloor cable management does not require concrete cutting or trenching. It is not necessary to work inside ceiling space. There is flexibility in routing, and cable rerouting is easy. Low profile floors are only one to three inches in height. There is almost an unlimited number of possibilities for layout designs. It can be rapidly installed during construction, and business disruption is minimized whenever additions and changes need to be made.



Disadvantages


The method takes up space of one to three inches in height. There will be an extra step in the installation process.



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