A well built and engineered structured cabling system will be the backbone that supports your ever changing network.

Structured Cabling Solutions

ASD® has installed about 50,000 miles of cable in its tenure, that's enough to wrap around the earth twice. With that much travel, we know a thing or two about cabling. ASD® has designed, managed and maintained structured cabling systems in just about every environment and every industry.


Whether you need some rough numbers to reference in your next meeting or want to talk specifics, one of our ASD® experts will be glad to help you. Click below to view quick ballpark estimates based on industry standards and our project experience.

Featured Projects

Below are some of our best structured cabling project profiles. They showcase low voltage designs that are functional, creative, and ultimately an asset to the workplace. 

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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 as well as any of your future plans. You can be confident that things will get done when you hire ASD® as your workplace technology partner.

BICSI Corporate Member

As an ANSI-accredited, consensus-based standards development organization, The BICSI International Standards Program creates standards and guidelines for use in the design, installation and integration of information and communications technology (ICT). 

NSCA is a community of commercial electronic systems professionals, including integrators, manufacturers, consultants, and other industry experts.

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Think outside the cable box.

ASD® Structured Cabling Products

Our products are used by many of the Fortune 1000, installed in corporate headquarters, large data centers, Federal agencies and across many of the top ten 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.


CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR STRUCTURED CABLING PRODUCTS

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 mark ups, huh? So, why is this so exciting? Because we sell direct to you and eliminate all those crazy mark ups.

This is the Traditional Manufacturer/ Distribution Model

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And this is the improved ASD® Delivery Model

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Technology Partners

ASD® partners with a host of industry leading brands like the samples shown here. Click here to view all of our partners.

  • COPPER
  • FIBER
  • RACEWAYS
  • GPON
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COPPER

FIBER

RACEWAYS

GPON

Structured Cabling Pricing

Structured Cabling is the infrastructure on which all of your technologies reside. Organizations like BICSI have worked diligently to create guidelines for outlining reliable systems for your workplace. Whether you are in the superhighway of your network at your data center or on cruise control out to a standard user, there is a clear path to proper design and project budgeting.

Based on our experience, we typically see prices ranging from $90.00 to $300.00+ per cable.

Some factors that contribute to overall cost of the project.

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MANUFACTURER

If you have a product standard and are currently not allowing competition on cable brand you are probably paying more money than you should. We encourage you to think outside of the cable box and enjoy the savings. If nothing else, allowing competition for manufactures will drive down the cost.

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CABLE TYPES

Plenum or non Plenum? In environments where the area above the ceiling is used as a return air plenum, cabling must be plenum rated. This rating is the most common in the commercial world and is more expensive than a non-plenum cable.

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ABOVE FINISHED FLOOR (AFF)

How high is the work being performed? Is it ladder work, or do we need to bring in a manlift? A manlift will elevate the overall costs but may be safer and more efficient. Cabling installed in a raised floor environment should be less expensive simply due to not needing a lift or ladders.

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DROPPED TILE OR FIXED CEILINGS

Drop tile ceilings are more accessible and do not require restoration efforts. Fixed, or sheet rock ceilings, may require access panels to be cut and then restored, driving the costs higher than drop tile ceiling installations.

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CABLE CATEGORY RATING

Category rating of the cable will affect costs. Category 5E will be less expensive than Category 6, Category 6 will be less expensive than Category 6A.

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HOW MANY CABLES PER WORK AREA?

Best practice is to pull two cables to each work area. However, there are many companies today who only install one cable as this still gives you three connections. Think of it this way, one cable to a VoIP phone is actually two connections and using your wireless network, you now have three connections.

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DATA CENTER

If your installation has a data center requirement, this will increase the cost per cable. Typically, data centers require expensive cabinets, cable tray as well as higher bandwidth cabling.

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NUMBER OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS CLOSETS

The number of closets in a cabling installation will increase cost. This is due to the additional backbone and IDF room equipment needed. This is usually something you can’t change as closets requirements are typically due to distance limitations of a cabling system. You can control how your rack and equipment is specified to keep cost at a minimum.

Whether you need some rough numbers to reference in your next meeting or you want to sharpen pencils and talk specifics, one of our ASD® experts will be glad to help you with rapid ballpark estimates tailored to your needs or a detailed quote based on your exact specifications. Have any questions? Ask ASD®.

Common Cost Factors for Most Projects

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION

Where is the project located? Some parts of the country are more expensive than others. Some rural areas may require travel due to availability of the field resources which could increase cost.

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SIZE & TYPE ENVIRONMENT

Type of environment will impact price. Class A Office, Distribution Center, Manufacturing, Retail, Indoor vs. Outdoor could all impact overall cost.

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LABOR REQUIREMENTS

Projects being 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.

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PERMITTING

Permitting varies from state to state and city to city. One city may not require anything more than an application form to receive a permit, while others may want full engineered drawings that go through a plan review process. The full 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 a requirement.

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NEW CONSTRUCTION VS RENOVATION

New construction will typically be less expensive than renovation.

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LOCAL CODES & STANDARDS

Local codes can drive cost as they vary in requirement. For instance, in some locations across the U.S. all overhead cable must run in conduit while others can be supported with J-Hooks in the ceiling.

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INFRASTRUCTURE

Pathways can contribute greatly to overall system costs. Costs of core holes sizing and cutting slab for conduits needs to be considered in your budgeting process.

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ECONOMIES OF SCALE

What type of structure is being built? A system in a manufacturing plant is developed completely different than a high rise office building. An apartment complex can reuse the same templates for each building; this saves design time and costs.

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INSTALLATION HOURS

Normal working hours will be less expensive than after hours or weekends.

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