College of the Desert Campus
Technology Infrastructure PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA
Dynalectric was the prime contractor on this project and worked directly for the College of the Desert. Dynalectric helped to implement a self-supported three tiered cable tray in the data center that eliminated the need for DSA review and approval. This allowed the installation to be completed during the college’s summer break without interruptions or delays to the fall class schedule.
SCOPE OF SERVICES
The College of the Desert Campus Technology Infrastructure project involved a new redundant campus outside plant (OSP) with copper and fiber optic infrastructure. It also included two data centers. The OSP consist of more than 47 miles of fiber optic and copper cabling that connected 32 buildings to the two redundant data centers.
The main data center build-out took place in an existing 1,000 s.f. room. It included the installation of a new passive cooling data center with 25 data center cabinets and a multitier copper and fiber optic cable tray system. Each element supported the data center copper and fiber optic distribution cabling. The inter-rack fiber optic cabling consisted of more than 1,200 multimode and single mode interconnections.
Included in the project were: updating all the existing campus BDFs with new racks; and installing fiber optic and copper patch panels, including either adding or brining to the standards of the telecommunications grounding system.
Through extensive research and pre-planning, Dynalectric discovered unknown conduit duct banks that virtually eliminated the need for digging or trenching. This saved the owner thousands of dollars and helped ensure an on time completion.
Established in 1958, College of the Desert is a two-year community college located in Palm Desert, California. The current enrollment is approximately 10,500 students.