In-carpet cable management wireways transform former Model T showroom into high-tech workspace

Connectrac recently announced the installation of a full cable management solution for 36 Degrees North in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

In-carpet cable management wireways transform former Model T showroom into high-tech workspace
In-carpet cable management wireways transform former Model T showroom into high-tech workspace

Connectrac recently announced the installation of a full cable management solution at the headquarters of 36 Degrees North in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Up-and-coming businesses turn to 36 Degrees North, billed as "a base-camp for entrepreneurs," to take advantage of flexible desk space, as well as internet and video conferencing capabilities.

The company needed to install a cable management system able to accommodate all of its users with power, data and telecommunications access, without intruding on their existing workspaces. Connectrac's in-carpet cable management wireways were chosen to seamlessly accomplish this objective. “The building used to be a former Model-T car dealership back in the 1920’s,” explains Dustin Curzon, executive director of 36 Degrees North. “The building itself is over 100 years old and it was out of the question to trench or core drill.”

The headquarters building had six conference rooms in need of cable management: one board room, two video rooms and two standing rooms. The board room fits up to 16 people with power and data connections available on top of a conference table, and includes a 70-inch HD television. The video rooms provide a more relaxed setting for clients, with L-shape stadium-seating, coupled with coffee tables and A/V connectivity. For a more social and networking-like environment, the company created the standing rooms with 2 rooms conjoined by a garage door, lined with tall tables and stand-up stools, also with power and data accessibility. Additionally, 36 Degrees North wanted to route power and data throughout their 1500 square-foot dedicated workspace. The work area was configured in four rows, two longer rows of 16 and two shorter rows of 8. Every pod is divided into four desks; each one reserved for clients. Entrepreneurs and aspiring businesses can rent any table and bring in any work materials they see fit.

It was of most importance to 36 Degrees North to have Ethernet internet cabling available and routed through each and every desk space. “Our furniture dealer came to me and recommended Connectrac,” Curzon recalls. “Their product would allow us to run power and Ethernet to each workspace in a cost-effective way without having to use core drilling or trenching.” The installation team quickly installed the Connectrac in-carpet wireways product through the dedicated workspace as well as the six conference rooms. Simple to install and seamlessly integrated throughout thei headquarters, the wireways gave 36 Degrees North the complete solution they needed for providing their clients access to ample power, A/V, and data connectivity.

“Data was a huge thing for us in making our building. We needed something that channeled data but was ADA-compliant and ADA friendly,” concludes 36 Degrees North's Curzon. “We loved how accessible it was. To be able to decide whatever connections we need to put in without limitations was very helpful for us. If you want to add something, it’s okay because we have room in Connectrac and we can just throw it in.” For more information, visit www.connectrac.com.

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