Data Cabling Case Studies
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Client: Rowberry Morris | Sector: Solicitors| Duration: 1 Month
Rowberry Morris are a solicitors company with several offices based in Reading, Richmond and Tadley
Due to an upgrade to a VOIP Telephone system in the Reading and Staines offices new Cat5e cabling was required throughout both buildings
Due to the nature of the business all these works were carried out of hours over several weeks of overnight working requiring the data cabling installation and replacement of the office to its working condition for the next day
The Cat5e wiring in both buildings were of totally opposite requirements
The Reading office is located in a listed 16th Century House, previously incorporated as a Village Inn
Due to the listed nature the structured cabling installation had very specific rules and requirements with regards to routes, drilling and containment of the data wiring
Special considerations where given to the timbers and structure of the building due to their listed nature.
As the photos show the building shows its age and character and everything was done to maintain the aesthetics and credibility of this structure
The Staines office was of a more straight forward data cabling installation.
Located in a main room of shops and commercial buildings the building consisted of 3 floors.
The upper two floor were solid ceiling requiring data cabling trunking to be installed throughout to run the Cat5e cables
There was after a need to work within the building loft to route IT cabling on the upper floors.
Once again all work were undertaken overnight to minimise disruption to the business
Client: Schaltbau | Sector: Transport | Duration: 2 Months
Schaltbau is a electromechanical components and systems producer for transport and industrial applications
The new office and warehouse unit based in Rooksley, Milton Keynes was designed with a high specification structured cabling system employing Cat7a throughout and Om4 fibre cabling links between server and main data cabling cabinets
Due to the high data cabling installation and termination requirements of Cat7a cabling, specific care was taken in the design, installation and positioning of the data cabling outlets
As the property was part offices and part warehouse space, data cabling was required to be installed from electric scissor lifts at 8m working heights. This would be required for running the data cabling to the WIFI and DECT access points
The Office space was only aesthetically refurbished so part of the data cabling design for NM Cabling was how to incorporate the containment for running and terminating the Cat7a structured cabling
A range of dado and maxi trunking was employed for this purpose
The installation of bespoke containment and shrewd design allowed the Cat7 cabling to maintain its bend radius and allow for correct termination at the user end
One of the challenges with cat7 cabling installations is the correct containment, pre designed routes and allowances which needed to be overcome on this project
Upon completion of the data cabling installation and termination the testing was undertaken with a specific Cat7 cabling tester. The last unique element of this project and any Cat7 cabling project
Client: Zoopla / Uswitch | Sector: Property | Duration: 4 Months
Zoopla was based in 3 separate offices in South East London and due to continued growth and expansion they and Uswitch had out grown their existing London offices. The decision was made to relocate all the offices to a single location at The Cooperage near London bridge
The project was a total new office fit out for which NM Cabling were appointed for the installation of the Structured cabling systems, Data Cabinets, Audio Visual Data Cabling and Data Cabling Patching
The project was completed from structured cabling design through to IT commissioning.
Cat6 data cabling was the basis of the horizontal cabling throughout the offices, run through false floors and along exposed cable tray such was the industrial design setting of the building
Cat6a data cabling was also installed for the audio visual system and to a dedicated cinema room.
OM3 fibre optic cabling was also installed as data links between satellite areas within the building.
Upon completion of the horizontal IT Cabling and to keep continuity, Zoopla commissioned NM Cabling to patch in all of the IT Cabling, Telephone Cabling and WIFI Systems
This way a consistent data cabling patching installation was achieved and colour coded for ease of maintenance on their IT and Telephone cabling
The WIFI units were also mounted and commissioned along with the data cabling patching
Client: Reflective / Challenge Network | Sector: Offices | Duration: Ongoing
The Challenge Network is a growing charity and hence taking on several new offices through the UK. NM Cabling has been the preferred Data Cabling, Electrical and Fibre Optic installer for all these new locations.
The offices are in Waterloo, Epson, Kentish Town, Epsom, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Reading and ranged from single floor locations to multiple offices spread throughout large city centre buildings.
The offices are a mix of new, refurbished and modern serviced offices. The electrical installation has included floor box relocations, lighting installations, new power installation, comms room power and miscellaneous power sockets throughout the commercial floor space.
All works have been accredited under the NICEIC accreditation
The offices have been a range of 80-500 outlets and a mixture of cat5e installations and cat6 installations.
There have also been numerous relocations and amendments to current layouts to use the existing office cabling where possible.
All new structured cabling installations have been fully Fluke tested and Manufacturer warrantied.
The majority of the sites have expanded from initial occupation and involved the requirement of fibre optic cabling links between existing cabinets to satellite cabinets in other parts of the floor and other parts of the building
In Waterloo a 400m fibre optic cabling installation was required down 8 floor along an underground car park and back up another part of the building.
A large portion of the company’s network is run over Wi-Fi and therefore a large amount of data cabling has been installed for this purpose involving lots of high level data cabling installations.
The Wi-Fi access points were also installed for later setup by the charities IT provider
Client: Arab Investments | Sector: Hotels / Hospitality | Duration: 11 Months
10 Manchester Street Hotel in Marylebone London is a 45 bedroom Boutique Hotel.
NM Cabling was tasked with the Structured Cabling installation, Audio Visual Installation, WIFI Installation and Telephone System Installation when the Hotel was refurbished.
Structured Cabling Installation
Data cabling was required throughout the hotel for Guest Bedroom, Public Areas, Offices, Bar, Restaurant and Reception.
Due to the nature of the old building, bespoke routes and solutions were required for the data cabling installation and terminations.
The network cabling was undertaken for all services within the building.
NM Cabling installed large screen televisions in every bedroom with audio visual links for guest connection, distributed aerial systems, data systems and digital signage to link back to the hotels management system.
Distributed music systems with zonal control and inputs were installed in the public areas.
A free to access Wi-Fi system was installed through all guest bedroom, public and hotel management areas,
Client: London Borough of Barnet | Sector: Education | Duration: 2001-present
Since 2001 NM Cabling has been a preferred supplier to London Borough of Barnet Schools ICT department
An average 15-20 schools per year has been serviced for Electrical Installations, Structured Cabling Installations, Fibre Optics Installations and Audio Visual Installations
Several roll outs have also been undertaken in this time period involving a structured short time-scale allowing for installations during school holiday periods
Structured Cabling Installation
The schools have probably the widest diversity of all cabling installations based on the individual nature of each school, its location and its age.
Structured Cabling Installations has been a mixture of external installs, high level access installs, duct cabling installation, working on and over roofs to working in sub basements below the schools.
Virgin Broadband Roll Out
When the Borough swapped from BT to Virgin for its broadband it came with a new larger router and data switch which wouldn’t fit into the majority of schools existing data cabinets
A borough wide cabinet swap over was rolled out with the majority of schools having the old cabinets de-racked, replaced and re-patched with no down time to a single school during a 6 month period
A wide range of electrical installations have been required within the schools. Ranging from new power installations within classrooms, Electrical installations to new ICT suites and electrical cabling to new porta cabin classrooms
All works have been accredited under the NICEIC accreditation
As the borough moved from ICT suites to Laptop trolleys and Tablets a borough wide roll out of new Wi-Fi installations were carried out throughout the majority of the schools.
The structured cabling installations were in the majority out of hours and in all cases the Wi-Fi units installed along with the data cabling
Client: Arab Investments | Sector: Hotels / Hospitality | Duration: 4 Months
Wyck Hill House is a 60 bedroom country hotel in the Cotswolds. Consisting of a Main House, and 2 garden accommodation structures.
The hotel also has a high end in house spa with 6 treatment rooms.
NM Cabling was tasked with upgrading the WIFI, Audio Visual, Telephone Systems and Data cabling throughout
The works also included external service areas and a bespoke servicer call system for outside service and guest accommodation
Structured Cabling Installation
Data cabling was required throughout the hotel for Wi-Fi, Public Areas, Offices, Bar, Restaurant and Reception.
Due to the nature of the old building, bespoke routes and solutions were required for the data cabling installation and terminations. A lot of the data cabling was required to be run externally and hidden so as not to disturb the aesthetics of the country house
Audio Visual Installation
A SONOS music system was installed throughout the Bar, Reception, Dining, Library and Public Area. A bespoke audio system was also installed in the hotel large entertainment suite which is use for hosting conferences, meetings and weddings
Modern televisions were also upgraded and installed in every bedroom and public area
IT / Telecoms Equipment
NM Cabling headed the project management for the installation and setup of the IT and Telephone systems throughout the hotel.
Initially installing the data cabling for these systems, the company then rolled out the equipment into the rooms for the connection and setup by the hotels IT partners
A free to access Wi-Fi system was installed through all guest bedroom, public and hotel management areas,
The data cabling installation, mounting and setup of the WI-FI units were all undertaken by NM Cabling
Project: MY Wellesley Yacht (ex Anedigmi) Data Cabling, Audio Visual, WiFi, IT and central control systems
Client: Private | Sector: Data Cabling – Marine | Duration – 11 Months
The Wellesley Yacht (ex Anedigmi) started refurbishment and upgrade in February 2015 in Antalya, Turkey. The yacht was extended by 6 metres and a total refurbishment was undertaken
The NM Cabling project involved the Yacht Data Cabling, Audio Visual, WIFI, IT and central control systems
Distributed television systems for both Europe and the USA were incorporated and distributed to 11 separates living areas on the boat such as Cabins, Living Spaces, Crew and Captains Cabin.
Distributed music systems were also installed, all controlled from a central server to these areas plus an additional 3 outdoor decks and a Beach Club at the rear of the boat
Two main salons had surround sound systems incorporated with 85inch Screens to create an internal cinema experience.
The yacht is also to have an outdoor cinema fitted on the 2nd phase of work in April 2016
Due to the construction of the boat and the heavy metal, glass and power elements throughout a sophisticated design was required for the WIFI system throughout. The Wi-Fi would control the music throughout the boat so a 0% black spot coverage was required around the entire boat
The IT requirements throughout the boat were also undertaken by NMCabling. All the computers and printing systems were installed onto a central system and incorporated into the navigation and satellite control systems to allow the crew and Captain access throughout from one central PC and Tablet
Client: Deckers UK | Sector: Data Cabling – Retail | Duration – Multiple
Data cabling was installed throughout the UGG Store in Knightsbridge and in the off-site storage facility to allow a trial of a new software and hardware package.
The Data cabling Installation was carried out overnight while the store was closed to avoid disruption as the structured cabling extended throughout the shop floor and back office.
The job was completed as a fast track installation as all structured cabling needed to be complete and operational before the store reopened the next day
Dedicated security was arranged in advance to hastened the installation and minimise potential issues
The project has been rolled out to several other data cabling installations in UGG’s other London Stores
Client: Alpha Bristol | Sector: Fibre Optic Cabling -Events | Duration 1 Month
Fibre Optic Cabling for the Audio Visual Cabling requirements throughout the SKY bar at the O2 Arena in London. A vast amount of fibre optic cabling was used to run the screens, projectors and audio visual equipment
NM Cabling were tasked with terminating, testing and setting up all the fibre optic cabling throughout the bar and entertainment area.
There was also a Cat6 cabling requirement throughout for local cabling and controls
The work had to be carried out under strict time-scales, health and safety and access requirements.
Fibre optic cabling terminations were undertaken in the main communications area and off access towers in the main areas due to the height that the projectors and screens were mounted, creating a challenging installation
Client: Imagination Group / Abbeymead Building | Sector: Marketing | Duration: 12 Months
Imagination are a worldwide marketing / branding company, during 2015 their head office based in Central London was completely re-furbished
The project involved data cabling, fibre optic cabling, floor boxes and containment, electrical installation, lighting and Audio Visual cabling
There are 6 floors on the front of the building where screed trunking and floor boxes were involved. There are 5 floors on the rear which are standard floor tile false floor installation requiring a range of expertise and service
Other areas included a display gallery, reception areas, security offices, restaurant and meeting rooms and boardrooms.
There is a central atrium area where lighting and data cabling needed to be installed via a high level boom lift
The time-scales throughout the project were very precise and tight due to the nature of the building remaining an operational office throughout the project. Each floor was phased in 2-3 week periods creating a fast track installation across all areas
Specialised areas were also included in the project due to the nature of Imagination’s operations. Edit suites with sound and vision editing equipment were installed; project design rooms with projectors, displays and specialised lighting were also part of the project
There was also a high end AV and IT laboratory which incorporated flood wiring of Electrical Cabling, Data Cabling and Audio Visual cabling links.
Client: Infologic | Sector: Public | Duration: 1 Week
Fibre Optic Cabling Installation Bournemouth Pier
Due to general wear and tear on the previous Fibre Optic Cabling a new fibre link was required to be installed by NM Cabling on behalf of the Pier operator
The cabling had to be installed and secured under the pier itself and co-ordinated with the tides due to safety constrictions and feasibility of installation.
The Cabling also had to be marine grade to withstand the hostile environments associated with the pier and its location
Client: Stadium Wireless / Broadgate | Sector: Office | Duration: 5 Months
Cabling installation for the wireless internet (WIFI ) systems through the 50 floors and 4 Basements of the Leadenhall Building, in cooperation with Stadium Wireless, NM Cabling installed the fibre optic backbones, localised copper cables and Wi-Fi units for the WIFI installation partner
The wireless network was for the coverage of the maintenance engineers and support staff of the building. This involved the cabling having to also being installed on the outside of the building to cover the window cleaning staff
The Wi-Fi system was specified by XIRRUS and a total of 250 hotspot access points were installed.
Internal and external wireless access points with separate coaxial antenna’s were installed. These were placed in the outer skin of the building where there was a suspended walkway around each floor up to the 45th
The challenge of the project was the sheer size of the building and having to work over so many floors for the majority of the installation.
The main communications room was based in the 3rd basement and supplied 4 basement areas.
A combination of scaffold towers, scissor lifts and boom lifts were required to further enhance the complexity of the project.
The outside public areas were also covered by the wireless internet so that employees, visitors and staff using the communal garden space could login in, learn about the building and access free internet services
Client: Private | Sector: Residential | Duration: 11 Months
This 2 bedroom luxury Apartment in Knightsbridge, London incorporated 6 Televisions and 8 Audio zones including bathroom televisions and music
Due to the minimalistic design not one element of the audio visual system was placed in the rooms but rather in a central communication area and distributed over Cat6 cabling to each room for Television, and audio.
This allowed each of the televisions to hang as “picture frames” and have no sign of wires or controllers
Due to a limited amount of space for storage and design, the entire communications system was located centrally and distributed HDMI over cat6 freeing furniture for use rather than storage of AV equipment and leads
It also allowed the 6 televisions to share the incoming satellite signals and channels
Mirrored Bathroom Televisions were installed to use as vanity mirrors and then as a television linked to the main central communications for a choice of Sky and Foreign Satellite and well as linking to the central music library
Stealth speakers were used throughout the whole house so not a single speaker could be seen. These speakers were installed in the fabric of the building, plastered over and then painted along with the rest of the room to completely hide the speakers without reducing sound quality
A Nuvo sound system was installed throughout, each room having a colour keypad showing the central music library by album cover, song, genre and even with a party mode for instant play throughout
These control units shared a central library enabling everyone to play separate music on call from a local source
Client: Saba Shipping | Sector: Marine | Duration: 11 months
Luxury Yacht Audio Visual Marine Installations: The Wellesley Yacht is an extension of the luxury Wellesley Hotel in Knightsbridge and was designed in the same style, design and attention to high quality finishes and systems
The entire boat was entirely refurbished and NM Cabling’s remit was to install a distributed Television and Audio system throughout the 4 Bedrooms, Saloon and Games room
The focus was on being able to create a high end system that could also be contained into the small confines of a yacht
The yacht was also refurbished in Loana, Italy to add to the challenge
To distribute the 6 satellite boxes throughout , a 8 x 8 Wyrestorm Matrix was incorporated and everything was communicated using HDMI over Cat6 systems. This gave the yacht flexibility and the ability to upgrade from one central point
This was all contained within one central control cabinet
Centrally based Sonos was used for the audio system due to its ability to be flexible and the ease of use for guest charters , such as being able to play their own music directly onto the system as well as use the central music library
Special attention was also given to the speakers throughout the boat and any equipment that was fitted. All speakers had to be marine grade due to high exposure to salt and the elements.
All the equipment had to be firmly secured and bolted down, including control leads due to the nature of the excessive movement of the boat during transport and the possibility of equipment jarring loose.
Client: Digital Avenue | Sector: Event Wifi | Duration: 1 Month
For the 2014 Poppy appeal DIGITAL AVENUE installed a WIFI system throughout the outskirts of the Tower of London so that visitors could log onto cloud WIFI, learn about the event and make donations
WIFI units were placed around the entire Tower Moat railings, to which each required a Cat6 data cable back to central data switches which were linked by fibre optic cabling back to the main controller
The work had to be carried out under strict guidelines from the Towers facilities team due to the delicate nature, historical listing and corrosion of the old existing structure
Great care also had to be taken to work alongside the team of volunteers who were planting the display flowers at the same time as the cabling was installed
To access the final WIFI locations on these railings surrounding the Tower, bespoke fixings and solutions had to be resolved as no drilling or fixings were permitted to the wall of the moat. However the installation had to be sturdy enough to prevent a breakdown, or accidental damage to the cable
To prevent damage by rodents, steel tapered armoured fibre optic cable had to be used which brought its own complications due to the increased technical nature in installing the cable especially without the ability to clip the cable to the external walls as it was installed
Client: Excell Group | Sector : Aviation | Duration: 6 Months
Excell Group are the telecommunications provider for Avtrade and for their new head
office in Sayers Common, NM Cabling were procured for the data cabling works
throughout the warehouses, offices and plant rooms.
The project expanded into the cabling then being installed for the CCTV, door entry, Wi-Fi and PA systems for each of the hardware providers
The installation within the warehouse was all high level off boom lifts and scheduled in with a busy fit out of the warehouse racking and equipment and well as the construction work of other trades in the area
The presence of the warehouse racking, created some project management considerations regarding the location of cabling, the ability to run the cabling on the tray, around and through the racks and the limited amount of space to work in
The offices were installed using a grommet and GOP box design.
This allowed the cabling to be brought up inside the desks and then the ability to put the cabling back down into the floor and allow for flexibility in office desk layouts
There were also fibre optic cabling links throughout the building and location to link to front gate entrances and link to Phases 2-4 of the site.
Avtrade New Global Headquarters – the UK Warehouse & Logistics Hub completes the first phase of Avtrade’s new global HQ development. With the Phase 2 offices plus 12,800 sq mtr extension to the new warehouse completion during 2014 to accommodate the expanding business.
Client: Lee Bolton Monier Williams | Sector: Solicitors | Duration: 3 months
VoIP System Installation Westminster Abbey
In 2014 LBMW decided to upgrade their existing telephone system to a VOIP system.
Due to old legacy cabling there was a requirement to upgrade the existing data cabling infrastructure to a Cat6 system over 5 floors
A satellite cabinet was placed on each floor and linked over fibre optic cabling backbones to the main communications room
From these cabinets local wiring was installed to the desk locations for Computers and Telephone connections
The works involved a high level of project management as all works had to be conducted out of hours with special attention to events on at Westminster Abbey when noisy works of any kind and deliveries had to be avoided.
Also the ground floor panelling was listed so creative routing was required in these areas for the installation
The works were completed over a series of weekends – ahead of schedule
Audio Visual Installations on a Yacht are similar to Other Residential AV Installations and Commercial AV Installations except for one main difference.
There is very little room to put anything and even less room to run the AV Cabling between it all. And that’s before you counter in 60-70 people working in a very small space on all elements of the boat
Some of the main considerations for AV installations on a Yacht are:
*There is very little space, solutions need to be bespoke, hidden and practical
*The boat moves (a lot!) when in the water so everything has to be fixed down in a bespoke way and the cables secured at all spaces
*You get one chance only to get it right. The boat is made of moulded furniture, panels and outskirts. When fitting the equipment it must be right first time as if one area is wrong the whole moulding has to be changed.
*The data cabling has to be very well planned. The AV Cabling routes are very tight and small so you need to run them all in one go and not over several visits
*Everything gets wet. All the equipment installed needs to be Marine Proof, not only against water but salt. All the controls systems such as iPads have protective waterproof cases
The new hotel project in Knightsbridge to create a 5 star boutique hotel for the very highest end clients
NM Cabling managed the communications cabling project team role, co-ordinating all the hardware during design stage, construction and fit out
NM Cabling was also responsible for the installation of all the Data Cable Installation, Audio Visual Installation, WIFI Installation and Communications room installation and patching
The data cabling infrastructure was installed under the project lead by Brookfield Multiplex and Mercury Engineering
The infrastructure project was a year in completion and on a tight time frame and working environment due to the location of the building and its access.The Wellesley Hotel London – The newly opened Wellesley Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel in Knightsbridge London, one of the world’s finest hotels The beautiful architectural surrounds and the impeccable service ensure that guests instantly feel welcome and comfortable at this luxury boutique London hotel
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