INNOVATION IN COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS
Danang City, Vietnam
Precision Contracting Services, Inc.
City of Port St. Lucie Fiber Optic Network Design
The primary goal of this project was to provide a sustainable, turnkey solution
for a city-wide fiber-optic network in Port St. Lucie, Fla. It was achieved by
deploying a master network plan that encompassed all aspects of network
design, which included inside and outside plant infrastructure and supported
future network growth and maintenance. The design team used GPS locations,
MicroStation, and Bentley Map to map the existing and proposed buildings,
cabinets, conduits, and cable systems that would support the fiber-optic
network needs of the city. Once this was in place, the Bentley Communications
toolset was used to design and provide the data needed for the installation and
implementation of the city-wide network.
design and installation of the network infrastructure. The network design
team populated the outside and inside plant models with all new network
components, tracked reel and slack placement, referenced new GPS points for
network changes, and committed all confirmed information to the intelligent
network model. This established an as-built of the system that is current and
reflects all changes from the original design.
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The PCS design included network rings, optical circuit names and parameters,
inside plant connectivity, schematic reports for fiber splicing, engineering
calculations for optical loss budgets, bills of material for inventory, and work
order coordination of field crews. The design/build process enabled efficient
Bentley Communications was used to track and report on network components
as they were designed. Daily information from the crews kept the inside and
outside plant models up to date. The accurate, as-built models enabled PCS
to deliver bills of material reports on network components for warranty and
insurance purposes as well as to generate fiber route maps for locating crews.
At the end of the project, PCS turned the maintenance of the network model
into another source of revenue.