-- Building Design Standards

Last Updated: May 2014

OVERVIEW

Infrastructure Budgets

As a key enabling function, the mission of Information Technology is to create and sustain a seamless, agile, innovative and efficient information technology environment that advances the educational, clinical and research activities and aspirations of Emory, across its academic and healthcare components.

Emory's Library & Information Technology Services (LITS) infrastructure budgets are required for all Emory owned properties or leased space. LITS infrastructure budgets are prepared in accordance with the LITS Building Design Standards, which are a collection of requirements that architects and engineering consultants must adhere to when addressing communication needs for new and renovated buildings as well as leased space. The standards provide a baseline for the design of pathways and spaces. Designing and budgeting with these standards in mind effectively allows Emory University to maximize the benefits of a common, facility based infrastructure, establish meaningful budgets, allocate space and more effectively plan how technology is integrated into a new construction project or existing facility. The Building Design Standards may be modified based on the size and scope of the project but must be approved by the LITS PM assigned to the project.

Once a request for budget is submitted to the PMO a project manager is assigned and a feasibility budget is prepared. During this early stage of a project, specific site plans may not be available to accurately determine the true requirements of the occupants. To that end, the PM designs the space and cabling requirements based on the information provided.

LITS infrastructure budgets may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Required network service entrance – typical for remote sites (AT&T/Charter)
  • Building entrance cable – copper/fiber
  • Riser connectivity between floors – copper/fiber/coax
  • Build-out of communications closets
  • Estimated low voltage cabling for work stations
    • 2 Cat6 drops per work station - typical
  • Network electronics – sized for occupants
  • Estimated Phone budget – new vs. relocations
  • Emory CATV
  • Emory Radio/Messaging
  • Wireless Access Points – Coverage based on feasibility drawings
  • Distributed Antenna System (DAS) for Cellular service
    • Included for All Emory owned property
      • Construction of new buildings
      • Significant renovation to an existing building where DAS is already present
        • Modification of coverage area based off design
        • Review impact on project budget
        • Significant renovation to an existing building where DAS head-end is not present
          • Consult with service provider for best coverage options
          • Review impact on project budget
    • Included in leased space with consideration for the following:
      • Staff, location size, type of lease & duration
  • LITS labor
    • Voice & Data work order fees for move -in
    • Engineer
    • Coordinator
    • Project Manager
  • Contingency – returned to project if not used

Once a budget has been submitted the PM for the project will revise the estimate as more detailed information becomes available. It is important to understand the costs associated with a feasibility budget compared to a detailed estimate based off of occupant requirements so a meeting with the customer and LITS PM is strongly encouraged to review the budgetary numbers and provide details into the design and estimate criteria. If for any reason there are questions about the estimate, please work through the LITS PM for escalation or resolution to any areas of concern. It is our goal to provide an accurate and detailed budget so that the user can make an informed decision.

Please note: Exclusion of IT Infrastructure components (e.g., DAS, wireless) from any budget must be approved in writing by the Enterprise CIO and Senior Provost for Library Services and the Vice President for Campus Services.

Services

  • Private Emory-owned networks carry Data, Computer Services and Wi-Fi Services. The design of cable distribution should be coordinated and campus tie-in determined on a case-by-case basis through the LITS Project Manager.
  • Voice Service is carried privately by Emory University, LITS. The design of cable distribution should be coordinated and campus tie-in determined on a case-by-case basis through the LITS Project Manager.
  • Video Service is carried privately by Emory University, LITS. The design of cable distribution should be coordinated and campus tie-in determined on a case-by-case basis through the LITS Project Manager.
  • Paging and Two-way radio is carried privately by Emory University, LITS. The design of cable distribution should be coordinated and campus tie-in determined on a case-by-case basis through the LITS Project Manager.

Drawings

Drawings must be provided in the form of electronic files during all phases of construction. Drawings and design documents should be delivered to the assigned LITS Project Manager.


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