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The University of Louisville wiring standards documentation is considered to be a dynamic document. The standards are updated continuously to keep abreast of current technology changes.  Every effort is made to keep the most current version posted to this web site at http . Prior to utilizing these standards or any portion thereof for installation practices, check for the latest document at the link above.

Last update 08/04/2022



Section 1 - Service Entrance and Termination – Outside Plant

1.1 Overview

1.2 Entrance cable


1.4 Manholes

1.5 Drawings


Section 2 – Telecommunications Rooms and Cable Termination

2.1 General

2.2 Requirements


2.6 Voice/Data Rack and Patch Panel


Section 3 – Communication Outlets – Inside Plant Wiring and Raceways

3.1 General

3.2 Communication Outlet Location


3.8 Under-floor Duct Systems


Section 4 – Television Cable

4.1 General

4.2 Video/Projection Devices

4.3 High Tech Classrooms


Section 5 – Protection, Grounding and Bonding

5.1 Lightning Protection

5.2 Grounding

5.3 Bonding


Section 6 – Inspection, Testing and Documentation

6.1 Inspection of Work

6.2 Testing

6.3 Documentation Standards


Section 7 – Fire Stopping

7.1 General


Section 8 – Local Area Networks

8.1 General

8.2 Determining Requirements

8.3 Wiring Type


Section 9 - Wide Area Networks

9.1 System Design


Section 10 – Low Voltage Cable Technology

10.1 Overview

10.2 Fiber Optic Cable


10.4 Coaxial

10.5 Specifications


Section 11 – Miscellaneous and Special Situations

11.1 General

11.2 Wireless LAN connectivity


Section 12 – Codes, Standards, and Regulations

12.1 General

12.2 Agencies


Section 13 – Standardized Equipment

13.1 Standardized Solution


Section 14 – Communication Services Information

14.1 General

14.2 Contacts


To design facilities for an effective telecommunications system, the designer and installer must be familiar with national and local regulations. Both the designer and the contractor must be familiar with and adhere to the standards of the telecommunications and building industries. A designer hired by the university shall be a currently certified Registered Communication Design Consultant (RCDD).


The installing contractor and/or its designee must be a current BICSI certified installer. This is a mandatory requirement in order for the University to ensure the installation of its communication infrastructure is current with industry standards.  NO exceptions will be permitted on this requirement.



The following agencies and their codes, standards and regulations shall govern all telecommunications work performed at the University of Louisville.