Covering major standards and relevant design issues, this book explains how to specify, install, and test a modern reliable structured cabling system and analyzes the terminology and physics behind the standards. The author empowers the reader with the skills required to read and understand standards and address problems raised by the need to design, procure, install, and test a modern cabling system, using both copper and optical fiber cable technology. He thoroughly discusses the technology and the vast number of standards that accompany it. The material is based on the design recommendations of ISO/IEC 11801. The appendix lists relevant standards and provides contacts for standards organizations.

chapter 1|5 pages


chapter 2|7 pages

First pick your standards

chapter 6|5 pages

The screened versus unscreened debate

chapter 7|5 pages

Fire performance of indoor cables

chapter 8|28 pages

Pathways and spaces

chapter 9|26 pages

Earthing, grounding and bonding

chapter 10|14 pages

Administration schemes

chapter 11|38 pages


chapter 13|26 pages

Example specification and design

chapter I|25 pages