Most hospitals today are training and research facilities with
video monitoring and teleconferencing connectivity requirements.
Additional connectivity to support access to mobile radio,
including telemetry; paging; and satellite communications are
standard requirements in most hospitals. The RCDD must ensure
horizontal and backbone pathways fully meet the connectivity
requirements of the hospital's communications assets. The
distribution of extensive electrical, fire, alarm, security,
video, and information transfer within the limited confines of a
hospital building requires extensive coordination with the
electrical and alarm design agents to ensure installation of
adequate support structures for cable placement. Some hospitals
are constructed with interstitial areas between floors through
which utility pipes, ducts, and cables are run. Where this is
not the case, cable routing should be provided via cable tray or
wireway as defined by EIA/TIA 569. When possible separate or
segregated distribution trays or ducts should be used for each
application (fire, data, telephone, security, etc.). Routing of
individual signal cables from the tray or wireway to the station
box should be accomplished with electrical metallic tubing (EMT)
conduit with compression fittings.
Bachelor Quarters. Bachelor quarters (BQs) are to be
designed in accordance with MIL-HDBK-1036, Bachelor Quarters.
BQs are to be configured with a minimum of a single faceplate per
room. For dual occupancy bedrooms provide two single faceplates
as shown in Figure 7. Additional LAN cabling may be considered.
The preferred distribution support structure for the UTP cable
shall be via cable tray or wireway in the hallway ceiling. EMT
conduit should be routed from the cable tray/wireway directly to
the station boxes. Conduit and tray fill shall be in accordance
with NFPA 70. Cable distribution services in multilevel BQs
should be installed in accordance with the provisions of
EIA/TIA 570, Residential and Light Commercial Telecommunications
Wiring Standard. Horizontal telecommunication distribution
closets should be located on each floor of the BQ. The
horizontal distribution cables, four pair 24 AWG solid conductor
wire, should be interconnected to the building entrance cable in
these closets via multipair vertical backbone cables. As an
alternative, access to CATV, telephone, and E-mail may be jointly
routed to the rooms via a 75 ohm broadband coaxial cable.