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6.2 Codes and Standards

Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, D.C.
Ronald Reagan Building,
Washington, DC

Model codes and standards adopted by GSA are discussed in Chapter 1: General Requirements, Codes and Standards, Building Codes. All electrical and communications systems must meet or exceed the requirements of the National Electric Code (NEC).

Electrical Design Standards
The standards listed below are intended as guidelines for design only. They are mandatory only where referenced as such in the text of the chapter. The list is not meant to restrict engineers from using additional guides or standards as desired.

Electronic Industries Alliance/ Telecommunications Industry Association (EIA/TIA) Standards:

  • EIA/TIA Standard 568: Commercial Building Telecommunications Wiring Standard (and related bulletins)
  • EIA/TIA Standard 569: Commercial Building Standard For Telecommunications Pathways And Spaces (and related bulletins)
  • EIA/TIA Standard 606: Administration Standard For The Commercial Telecommunications Infrastructure (and related bulletins)
  • EIA/TIA Standard 607: Commercial Building Grounding (Earthing) And Bonding Requirements For Telecommunications (and related bulletins)

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