Costs That Factor Into a Commercial Data Cabling Project
Structured data cabling and telecommunications infrastructure are vital to how you do business, especially if you rely on internet communications, wireless connectivity, and telephone service at your facility. As such, the proper design and implementation of a commercial data cabling project can prepare you for the future. An air-blown fiber optic cable installation can future-proof your telecommunications by paying for itself on the second installation.
Deciding to invest in upgraded telecommunications is an excellent first step. Planning for it is the next essential part of the process. The team at CKC Data Solutions will go over the costs that factor into a commercial data cabling project.
Age of the Building
How old your building is can determine the extent to which we can install cables. We might have to install additional support systems to run the cables properly in older buildings. Newer buildings might not need as many extra items installed. We’ll need the building’s blueprints to help our team determine the best way to install structured data cabling.
New Project or Upgrade?
Is your project for a new building, or do you need to upgrade what you already have in place? New construction might be easier to install in some instances because our team can get into the bones of your facility to install modern cabling before your staff moves in. There also won’t be any downtime to affect your business.
What cable types do you need installed, and what lengths are they? Costs for fiber optics differ from Ethernet cables. However, you may need fewer lengths of fiber optics versus Ethernet cables. So, it depends on what you need and how much you need. Cat5E Ethernet cables cost less than Cat6, which have higher standards.
Subceilings or fixed ceilings differ in how we can install cabling. Our team can use ladders to get up into temporary, dropped ceiling tiles compared to fixed ceilings with tiles, concrete, or masonry. Again, modern buildings typically have dropped ceilings, whereas older buildings may not.
Local Cabling Codes
State and local codes for data cabling come into play for the costs of your project. Some codes need overhead cables to run in conduits, while others require J-hooks. Those differences will alter the costs of your project.
Size & Type of Your Facility
The size and type of your facility factor hugely into your data cabling project costs. A distribution area or warehouse needs different telecommunications requirements than a corporate office, school building, or manufacturing facility. Larger buildings may cost more to install data cables compared to smaller buildings.
We Can Install Telecommunications Infrastructure at Your Business
Keep in mind, every facility is different. Your final costs will be determined after going through your facility and taking into account any unforeseen circumstances that arise during the project. The only way to know how much to estimate the costs of a data cabling project will be to have experts inspect your facility or the plans for your new building first-hand.