Structured Cabling Solutions
A well-built and engineered structured cabling system will be the backbone that supports your ever-changing network.
ASD® has installed about 50,000 miles of cable in its tenure, enough to wrap around the earth twice. With that much travel, we know a thing about structured cabling. ASD® has designed, managed, and maintained structured cabling systems in just about every environment and every industry.
Whether you need rough numbers to reference in your next meeting or want to talk specifics about structured cabling, one of our ASD® experts will gladly help you. Click below for quick ballpark estimates based on industry standards and our project experience.
Why make ASD® your partner?
Serving single-site customers, as well as those with a national or global footprint, ASD® will design, build and maintain a solution to meet your current needs and any of your future plans. You can be confident that things will get done when you hire ASD® as your workplace technology partner for your structured cabling system needs.
As an ANSI-accredited, consensus-based standards development organization, The BICSI International Standards Program creates standards and guidelines for designing, installing, and integrating information and communications technology (ICT).
NSCA is a community of commercial electronic systems professionals, including integrators, manufacturers, consultants, and other industry experts.
Think outside the cable box.
ASD® Structured Cabling Products
Our products and state-of-the-art structured cabling solutions are used by Fortune 1000 companies, installed in corporate HQs, large data centers, Federal agencies, and across top retailers. They are UL and ETL Listed, 3rd Party tested, and found to exceed industry standards. Our installations range from thousands of cables to tens of thousands of cables across huge national deployments. Whether you need fiber optic cabling or data cabling to keep your business connected and your security systems operating at their full potential - we have got you covered.
Okay, it goes like this… typically, the cable is manufactured, and the manufacturer needs a sales representative to help sell it. It's sold to a distributor, then the distributor sells it to an installer, and then you pay for it. Sounds like a lot of markups, huh? So, why is this so exciting? Because we sell direct to you and eliminate all those crazy markups. Our cabling products will address your needs without the high makeup that other companies do.
This is the Traditional Manufacturer/ Distribution Model
And this is the improved ASD® Delivery Model
Structured Cabling Solutions Pricing
Structured Cabling is the infrastructure on which all of your technologies reside. Organizations like BICSI have worked diligently to create guidelines and structured cabling standards for outlining reliable systems for your workplace. Whether you are in the superhighway of your network at your data center with backbone cabling stretching from room to room or on cruise control out to a standard user, there is a clear path to proper design and project budgeting.
We'll help create a cabling infrastructure that’s optimized for connectivity.
Our team will provide you with the solutions needed to take your telecommunications rooms, equipment rooms, server room, and business to the next level. We can design and install a scalable system that accommodates potential growth and technology advancements. By incorporating additional capacity and flexibility into the initial installation, businesses can avoid costly retrofits or upgrades in the future.
Based on our experience, we typically see prices ranging from $90.00 to $300.00+ per cable.
Common Cost Factors for Most Projects
Considering these factors is crucial in assessing the cost of structured cabling projects and ensuring low maintenance in the future.
Where is the project located? Some parts of the country are more expensive than others. Some rural areas may require travel due to the availability of field resources which could increase costs.
SIZE & TYPE ENVIRONMENT
The type of environment directly influences the cost of structured cabling. Whether it's a Class A office, distribution center, manufacturing facility, retail space, or indoor or outdoor, each factor can impact the overall price of the installation.
Projects installed with a Union Labor requirement will be more expensive than projects without the requirement. Some projects require a prevailing wage to be paid to a technician, which can also increase costs.
Permitting varies from state to state and city to city when it comes to structured cabling. One city may not require more than an application form to receive a permit, while others may want full engineered drawings of the structured cabling system that go through a plan review process. The complete set of engineered drawings carries a substantial price tag that elevates the overall system cost. Another consideration is the time required if the review process is necessary because it can cause timely roadblocks to getting a cabling system up and running.
Pathways can contribute significantly to overall system costs. Costs of core hole sizing and cutting slab for conduits must be considered in your budgeting process. The availability of open walls, ceilings, and floors provides easy access to running cables. We can route cables through dedicated conduits or cabling trays, minimizing the need for additional labor or modifications to existing structures. This streamlined installation process reduces both time and costs.
NEW CONSTRUCTION VS RENOVATION
New construction structured cabling systems tend to be less expensive for several reasons:
During new construction, cabling infrastructure can be integrated into the building plans from the beginning. This allows for efficient cabling, proper installation of structured cabling pathways, and optimized placement of network endpoints.
With a clear understanding of the building layout, we can easily install the structured cabling system without the limitations and challenges of retrofitting existing spaces.
Since new construction projects typically occur before occupancy, there is minimal disruption to ongoing business operations. This allows us to focus solely on installing the structured cabling system without working around employees or disturbing daily activities. The absence of downtime, interruptions, and overnight work further contributes to cost savings.
LOCAL CODES & STANDARDS
Local codes can drive cost as they vary in requirement. For instance, in some locations across the U.S., all overhead cables must run in conduit, while others can be supported with J-Hooks in the ceiling.
ECONOMIES OF SCALE
What type of structure is being built? A system in a manufacturing plant is developed completely differently than in a high-rise office building. An apartment complex can reuse the same templates for each facility; this saves design time and costs.
Normal working hours will be less expensive than after-hours or weekends.
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