The Fundamental Engineering Standards for Outside Telecom Plants course provides participants with baseline requirements and other considerations related to the planning and construction of telecommunications outside plant facilities. During the course, participants study outside plant engineering procedures and determine all required technological standards necessary to construct a modern outside plant cable facility. Areas discussed during training include conducting a needs analysis specific to the facility desired (copper and/or fiber cable), staking the design, and providing oversight of construction. Training received during the course covers the most appropriate outside plant design for a given situation using current RUS specifications and industry standards. Once training is completed, participants will have drafted a design for a buried plant project.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
TopicsAerial Inserts +Analyze a buried distribution cable design for a rural area +Assign a cable counts using a construction drawing +Bonding, grounding, and electrical protection +Buried plant +Cable sizing and gauging +Cable throws and cut sheets +Design +Digital loop carriers +Fiber optics considerations +Illustrate a cable route from a digital loop carrier remote location +Label a staking sheet +Planning +Right of way and easements +RUS contracts, forms, publications and units +Staking +Symbols and acronyms +Terminals and closures +Engineering economics
- New plant or engineering personnel
- Experienced telephone installation and repair personnel
- Telephone operations industry professionals
- Cable Industry professionals
- Telecommunications industry professionals
- Construction industry professionals
Continuing Education & Professional Credits