Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is one of the region and the nation's most well-known and respected pediatric hospitals. Located in the heart of Cincinnati, CCHMC has grown to include not only the main hospital facility, but several other buildings located in the general area, but not on adjacent properties. CTS was called in to help connect the various users in these scattered buildings to a single streamlined network. Specifications of the project were as follows:
- Design and build a private fiber optic and copper cabling infrastructure in an urban environment to provide a main voice and high bandwidth redundant data network capable of up to 10-GHz transmission speed without dense wave multiplexing (DWDM) equipment.
- Connect multiple buildings together with single-mode and multimode fiber optic cables and large-count copper cables.
- Coordinate with the city and local utility providers to facilitate project.
- Install more than 17,000 feet of buried conduit system in an established urban environment without disturbance to everyday traffic and businesses.
- Coordinate all aspects of the project to provide a complete solution to the customer. Project was delivered on time and on budget.
In a separate project, CTS designed and built a campus backbone and underground cabling link for the hospital's new research facility. CTS provided a fiber optic cabling to link the new research building to the main hospital's voice and data networks. The cabling was installed via existing manhole and conduit systems and terminated in the hospital's main telecommunication closets. Strict compliance and monitoring was required during all phases of the operation due to confined space considerations as well as working systems.