M E T H O D S M A N U A L
M E T H O D S 10th Edition M A N U A L
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Printed in the United States of America Tenth edition published 2003 by BICSI First printing May 2003 ISBN: 1-928886-17-5
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With deep appreciation for her many skills and talents, the Technical Information& Methods (TI&M) Committee dedicates this 10th edition of the Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM) to Nelda Hills. BICSI manuals are BICSI’s face to the industry. Much of our good reputation as well as our courses are based on these documents. Nelda read each manual from cover to cover and very little escaped her eagle eye. She bound the manuals together, both literally andfiguratively. And for that we thank Nelda Hills, our velvet fist. BICSI’s 2002 TI&M Committee Ray Craig, RCDD/LAN Specialist, 2000–2002 Chair May 2003
Thank you for ordering the tenth edition of BICSI’s Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM). The officers and directors of BICSI are pleased to provide an up-to-date reference manual that offers proven design guidelines and methodsaccepted by the telecommunications industry. Volunteers from outside of the United States and Canada have provided input to make this edition of the TDMM more suitable for an international audience. An international telecommunications association, BICSI serves the industry by providing excellent opportunities to learn new technologies through the Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD®)registration program, LAN and OSP Specialty enhancements, telecommunications distribution design and installation courses, several educational conferences each year, and technical publications such as the TDMM, Network Design Reference Manual, Customer-Owned Outside Plant Design Manual, Telecommunications Cabling Installation Manual, and BICSI Telecommunications Dictionary. If you have questionsabout BICSI and its services, please contact our office at 800-242-7405 (USA/Canada toll free) or +1 813-979-1991; fax: +1 813-971-4311. You may also contact BICSI via e-mail and our Web site: www.bicsi.org and firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome your comments about the TDMM. To do so, simply complete the Reader’s Comment Form in the Preface of this manual and return it to BICSI. Our goal is to make BICSIpublications the most important tools in your office. John Payseur, RCDD/LAN Specialist, President Russell B. Oliver, RCDD/LAN Specialist, President-Elect Steve Calderon, RCDD/LAN/OSP Specialist, Secretary Mel E. Lesperance, RCDD, Treasurer Edward J. Donelan, RCDD/LAN Specialist, U.S. Northeast Region Director Jerry Allen, RCDD, U.S. Southeast Region Director Brian Hansen, RCDD/LAN Specialist,...