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By volleyer ·
I am a partner in a small computer consulting firm. The opportunity has came to particpate in the relocation of a small law firm. We are thinking of doing the "walkthough" ourselves, however this will be the first time we have performed a walkthrough. What should we look for, what are the ins and outs of walkthroughs?

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Walkthrough Points

by Oldefar In reply to Cable Installation

Let me start by suggesting you bring in an experienced cabling firm if this is your first go. There is a lot more than just pulling wire involved.

Basic things to look for in a walkthrough include where users will be located, cable access (walker duct, drop pole, wall outlet, etc.), carrier access (for circuit POP), communications room or closet (temperature, ventalation, access, security), power (outlets, breakers, ratings, phases), computer room or closet (see comm points), building access (personnel and equipment).

Some common problems to watch for include landlord assumption that your LAN cabling will coexist with installed power, that your equipment and communications room will also serve as a janitor closet, that closets require no ventalation or cooling.

Other issues you can resolve during the walkthrough are user equipment placement relative to power and network cable points. Lawyers like big heavy desks and bookshelves, so you have to think of both installation andsupport issues.

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