Help with cabling
Posted on 2004-10-11
I need help with a cabling job.
Quick background – I’m an unemployed IT person and currently doing some work for a friend that has a small business with 25 employees. He’s moving to a new location and would like to give me the job of cabling the new facility. My problem is that I’ve never done an estimate of this type and want to give him a fair price. If anyone can provide me with some guidelines I would really appreciated.
Here is some info on the job:
The offices are approximately 45ft by 120ft with a hallway running down the middle.
I plan on running the cabling (data and voice) down the middle of that hallway hanging above the hanging ceiling.
The offices will be framed and sheet rocked on one side, hanging ceiling will be framed.
Total drops are 60
32 Cat.5E (21 for offices and 12 for cubicles).
27 Telephones (15 for offices and 12 for cubicles)
I’ll be using dual wall boxes for the offices (Top voice – bottom data)
All drops will be finishes on the user side and connected to patch panes in the computer/telephone room.
Any assistance you can provide me would be appreciated. If it matters I’m located in the Northeast.
Thank you again in advance,