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5 Days Core Program -
(DD102: Designing Telecommunications Distribution Systems)

Date: To be announced very soon

Venue: 19th Floor, Office Plus,
93 - 103 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, HK (Exit A2, Sheung Wan MTR Station)

Time: 9:30 - 17:30



Core Program (5-day) DD102: Designing Telecommunications Distribution Systems

Topic include:

- Codes, standards and regulations
- Principles of transmission
- Electromagnetic compatibility
- Telecommunications spaces
- Work areas
- Horizontal distribution systems
- Backbone distribution systems
- Bonding and grounding (earthing)
- Firestopping
- Telecommunications administration
- Design and construction
- Project management
- Networking fundamentals
- VoIP and wireless
- Outside Plant (OSP)
- Campus Cabling

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Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual, 13th edition (TDMM)

Content include:

Unit 1: Principles of Transmission
Unit 2: Electromagnetic Compatibility
Unit 3: Telecommunications Spaces
Unit 4: Backbone Distribution Systems
Unit 5: Horizontal Distribution Systems
Unit 6: IT Cables & Connect Hardware
Unit 7: Firestop Systems
Unit 8: Bonding & Grounding
Unit 9: Power Distribution
Unit 10: Telecoms Administration
Unit 11: Testing of Structured Cabling
Unit 12: Outside Plant
Unit 13: Audiovisual Systems
Unit 14: Building Automation Systems
Unit 15: Data Networks
Unit 16: Wireless Networks
Unit 17: Electronic Safety and Security
Unit 18: Data Centers
Unit 19: Health Care
Unit 20: Residential Cabling
Unit 21: Business Development and
Project Management

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DD102 is an intensive 5-day course that focuses on designing a structured cabling system. You will design telecommunications spaces, horizontal and backbone distribution systems, respond to and bid an RFQ and select media. Effective strategies utilized to enhance your learning experience include case studies and structured application exercises using modernized blueprints with solutions based upon real-world conditions.

BICSI recommends 125+ hours of self-study (over a period of 5-weeks) following the formal training course (DD102).

Design Basics
Recommended design sequence, cabling infrastructure layout, terms & definitions, overview of standards & codes.

Designing Telecommunications Rooms
Determining type number & size according to usable floor space, specifying power, lighting & floor loadings.

Designing Horizontal Distribution Systems
Pathway sizing & routing considerations. Design rules for under-floor duct, cellular floors, conduit, & access floors. Use of ceiling distribution including ceiling zones method. Application exercises; design of under-floor conduit system & comparison with overhead plenum rated method. Specifying copper & fibre optic cabling complete with documentation methods. Examples of cable management during installation & cross connection. Installation sequence for zoned systems.

Designing Backbone Systems
Backbone design & planning, media selection options (copper versus fibre), colour codes, backbone pathways & spaces, sleeves, slots & conduits, planning & designing cable pull boxes, fire stopping, campus backbone design.

Designing Equipment Rooms
Electrical power requirements & distribution, environmental, space & structural requirements, electrical ground & bonding. Application exercise: equipment room sizing & location.

Designing Entrance Rooms
Calculating total space requirements, types of terminations & hardware, electrical protection, network demarcation. Application exercise: entrance facility case study.

Designing Building Services Entrances
Underground, buried & aerial.

Final Application Exercise
Design a multi-building telecommunications infrastructure.

Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM), 13th edition (TDMM)

The training manual has chapters on electronic security, network design and data centers. It reflects the latest advances in these fields and the continued trend of convergence of all technology infrastructure in buildings onto IP networks and the ITS infrastructure. The information on transmission media and connectors has been revamped and restructured into an expanded and cohesive structure.

Additionally, BICSI's continued commitment to providing a global reference manual, relevant anywhere in the world, remains in place. The 13th edition TDMM continues to emphasize recommendations for best practices drawn from experts around the world while providing deep reference information on the standards and codes that impact our readership as part of their daily business. The TDMM, 13th edition, is the basis for the RCDD and RITP exams.

Chapters include:

  • Principles of Transmission
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • ITS Cables and Connecting Hardware
  • Work Areas
  • Horizontal Distribution Systems
  • Backbone Distribution Systems
  • Telecommunications Spaces
  • Firestopping
  • Bonding and Grounding (Earthing)
  • Power Distribution
  • Telecommunications Administration
  • Field Testing
  • Design, Construction, and Project Management
  • Private CATV Distribution Systems
  • Distributed Paging Systems
  • Building Automation Systems
  • Data Network Design
  • Wireless
  • Electronic Safety and Security
  • Outside Plant
  • Data Centers
  • Health Care
  • Special Design Considerations
  • Residential Cabling

Also included in the manual:

  • Comprehensive Glossary
  • Comprehensive Listings of International Industry Standards and Codes




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