CABLE ARCHITECTURE M&E SPECIFICATION
From specialist cable and containment specification to back box and joinery setting out and detailing, there is a large amount of information which needs to accurately flow between the team members. Over the years we have honed our M&E specification documentation and sign-off processes to allow differing levels of contractors to successfully first-fix properties. Whether drafting for design impact review or construction issue for first-fix, it is critical that all parties can clearly understand what is required of them and the integration detail to be applied.
SPECIALIST CABLE & HARDWARE SUPPLY
In line with the installation documentation, it is normal for specialist cable quantities to be estimated and then free-issued to the electrical subcontractor for installation. Other first-fix hardware can be managed in the same manner and issued as and when required. Continuity of cable colours and performance specification can be guaranteed in this way, avoiding any infrastructural performance problems which may manifest themselves at the later commissioning stages.
CABLE & CONTAINMENT INSTALLATION SERVICES
On some projects where clients want full turnkey services, we have been asked to undertake the full cable and containment installation at first fix stage. Whilst not the normal process, we do have the resources to undertake these scopes should the requirement arise.
DEAD & PERFORMANCE CABLE TESTING
After the cables have been installed to the supplied specification, it is critically important that a dead test occurs as soon as possible. This process determines whether the cables have been installed in the correct quantities and more importantly between the correct locations and termination lengths. Ideally any incorrect or damaged cable can be identified and replaced before plastering, with the minimum of disruption and cost. At a later stage after the dead testing is complete and second fix is underway, a performance test is undertaken for each cable, which certifies that they are all fit for their intended purpose.