Physical Plant services
Michigan Tech's Telecommunications Department is responsible for the design, installation, and maintenance of the University's telecommunications physical plant. The telecommunications physical plant is the cornerstone of all University telecommunications services such as data networking, telephone, and television services. All new construction and facility renovations must comply with University telecommunications specifications, and all projects are subject to design, review, and oversight by Telecommunications to ensure that the telecommunications needs of the University are met in an efficient and effective manner.
The Telecommunications engineering group has subject matter experts in networking, telephony, RF, and physical plant installations. Our engineering team works closely with Facilities Management, vendors, and contractors, reviewing architect bid documents, monitoring ongoing projects, as well as initiating our own projects to expand and improve telecommunications facilities across campus. Telecommunications often works in a consultative role for external organizations or companies.
Policies, Procedures and Construction Specifications
The policies, procedures, and specifications in this section are created to preserve the reliability and functionality of the University's telecommunications physical plant. All documents are written to comply with University standards, the National Electrical Code (NEC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes, and OSHA requirements.