CLIENT STUDY - Active Project|
1331 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
In June of 2010, Orion was called upon by our long time client to support their
relocation of headquarters operations into a new building
in Washington, DC. The new building would be retrofit with new infrastructure to support
their specifications and would run as a multiphase
operation over the next year. The new infrastructure would include incorporating enhanced Category 5e voice and
enhanced Category 5e data
cabling into the under floor system being system throughout the 10 floor building. This horizontal distribution would be supported with a
fiber optic and high pair copper backbone throughout the building, all originating from the Data Center.
In phase one of the project. Orion installed fiber optic backbone to interlink the POP, Data Center and IDFs; as well as the copper backbone
for the AV and analog circuits between these closets. In addition, within in the Data Center cabinets, we installed the switch
interconnectivity copper backbone and the port-to-port patch cabling.
In phase two of the project which also took place in late 2010, Orion began the floor by floor horizontal infrastructure installation. In this
phase (7th and 8th floors), we installed not only the 132,000ft oh workstation cabling, but also the complete IDF
infrastructure and cable
routing/management. In addition to the voice and data networks, Orion also installed the integrated
Valcom paging system and additional
fiber optic backbone cabling. As with the Data Center, our attention to details put us in the drivers seat on the port-to-port patching
in this phase as well.
take a moment to review some of our work from Phase 2.
Now approaching the completion of phase three (9th floor) on the project, which began in early 2011, we have complete the installation of an additional 73,000ft of
horizontal cabling and the associated IDF infrastructure. In the final days of the project, we are now finalizing the details in the
port-to-port patching on this floor as well.
As with all of our Ortronics installations, this project was performed under the 25-year performance warranty program.