BICSI installation manual dives deep into data centers, healthcare, security

The 6th edition of the Information Technology Systems Installation Methods Manual includes a chapter on data centers, a chapter on healthcare facilities and one on safety procedures.

The 6th edition of BICSI's Information Technology Systems Installation Methods Manual has been expanded significantly from the 5th edition, BICSI says, including individual chapters devoted to data centers, healthcare facilities and safety procedures. In addition, content from previous editions has been overhauled to be in line with new installation technologies.

The manual is 919 pages in length and available in print, CD-ROM and downloadable versions. It will be used in conjunction with BICSI's ITS Cabling Installation Program suite of courses in the months ahead, the organization says.

Following is a list of titles of the manual's 12 chapters.

  • Installation Foundations
  • Safety Procedures
  • Cabling, Pathways and Spaces
  • Bonding, Grounding (Earthing) and Electrical Protection
  • Copper Structured Cabling Systems
  • Optical Fiber Structured Cabling Systems
  • Firestopping Practices
  • Data Centers
  • Health Care
  • Planning and Project Management
  • Retrofits and Upgrades
  • Specific Applications

BICSI notes that individuals who wish to purchase a combination of the 5th and 6th editions of the Information Technology Systems Installation Methods Manual can do so at a significant discount.

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