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Frequently Asked Questions

What do you charge for cabling services?

This question is asked probably more than any other (and often answered by most with a straight dollar figure). However, we at JTC feel the way to best answer this question is by conducting an on-site visit followed by a consultation with the prospective client to evaluate what they are really looking for with their cabling needs. JTC prides itself on delivering quality installations for large or small projects, as opposed to giving a general dollar amount that may only cover half of what the client really wanted. Many times this process is well worth the 1-2 hours (depending on size of project) spent with the prospective client so they can get the best service with the best price.

What should be done with the old cable in our ceilings?

Removal of Abandoned Cable
For several years, the Codes Committee has proposed the removal of abandoned cable. This proposal has been approved and is part of the NEC 2002. Cables that are abandoned in ceilings, riser systems, and air handling systems have always been a source for fueling smoke and fire. The weight of the cabling has also strained ceiling, raceway, and riser systems. Often times, abandoned cables have been left behind when new cabling is installed. Now, all accessible abandoned cable, unless marked for future use, must be removed. Therefore, in keeping with quality installation practices JTC will always let the customer know upfront of additional charges to remove abandoned cabling.

What are the advantages of hiring a company with an RCDD (Registered Communications Distribution Designer) on staff?

Based on BICSI’s Telecommunication Distribution Methods Manual, the RCDD designation was established by telecommunications professionals to document and standardize the base of knowledge an individual needs in order to be a telecommunications designer. This designation has become the standard measurement used to identify design.

Every RCDD professional has successfully completed and passed an extensive exam on the fundamentals of telecommunications distribution design.

RCDD’s have been tested from a generic viewpoint. They are not inhibited by specific product criteria. They exhibit innovation, advanced techniques, and long-term thinking.

The RCDD registration is recognized and mandated by many private and state organizations. Many projects today require that bids be submitted by an RCDD.

Those are just a few examples of why you should engage a company with an RCDD on staff. Currently, JTC has 5 RCDD/RCDD LAN SPECIALIST’S on staff.

Why hire a BICSI Installer or Technician?

Quality installations
During BICSI's comprehensive three-level training program, installers are trained to properly install cabling systems. You will know the defined competency level of each BICSI registered installer.

Valuable knowledge of telecommunications standards and codes
BICSI registered installers are taught to have a working knowledge of industry codes and standards, including the ANSI/TIA/EIA standards and the National Electrical Code.. They also know the importance of local codes

Reduce installation errors
By gaining an understanding of standards, codes, and installation practices, BICSI registered installers are a step ahead. They have demonstrated the ability to understand the entire scope of a project and have been tested in the installation of generic cabling systems.

Knowledge of proper safety procedures
Safety training covers such areas as common safety practices, personal protective equipment, and hazardous environment. This goes far beyond material presented in the National Electrical Code.


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