News | May 11, 1999

BICSI Announces Publication of Customer-Owned Outside Plant Design Manual

Source: BICSI: A Telecommunications Assoc.
BICSI: A Telecommunications Assoc.ate Release Contact:Jean Caldwell, Marketing Manager

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BICSI, the international telecommunications association that has produced numerous industry publications, announced the arrival of its long awaited Customer-Owned Outside Plant (CO-OSP) Design Manual on February 26, 1999.

The CO-OSP Design Manual is designed to be a quick reference for methods, procedures, and guidelines involved with multibuilding network transport systems.

"Extensive research went into the development of this manual," said John Siemon, P.E., Chair of BICSI's Engineering and Methods Committee. "First, outside plant experts from around the country outlined all the issues affecting the designer. Then technical experts took on the task of writing a cohesive document in the <%=company%>style, ensuring consistency with current codes, standards, and regulations."

The manual provides detailed analysis of pathways and spaces, rights-of-way, air pressure systems, and more, and includes nearly 150 diagrams and drawings.

"Pre-production orders have been strong, with universities and governmental complexes comprising 30 percent of the orders," said Sharon Ballas, Publications, Manager. "This product definitely fills a void. It has information that was previously available only to telephone company employees."

A sample chapter of the manual is open for public review by visiting the association's Web site at Based in Tampa, FL (USA), <%=company%>is a not-for-profit professional telecommunications association that serves 15,000 members from every state in the United States and more than 70 countries around the globe. For more information, contact <%=company%>at 800-242-7405 or 813-979-1991.