Evaluate the planning requirements for provisioning a telecommunications building facility

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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Scope the project

1.1 Prepare for given work according to relevant legislation, codes, regulations and standards including work health and safety (WHS) processes and procedures

1.2 Obtain building plans and specifications from planning section

1.3 Determine type of facility and building services required to house telecommunications network equipment and plant to efficiently support the network

1.4 Determine the purpose of the main areas or rooms in the network building and note special requirements to support safe operation of the facility

1.5 Verify who is responsible for planning, provisioning, maintaining and operation of a facility

2. Evaluate power requirements

2.1 Assess how functions of the main power and building services support network equipment and the impact if building services are not provided correctly or fail

2.2 Produce a schematic diagram of the relationship of electrical components in an end-to-end power and building services system

2.3 Assess different types of power sources likely to supply network equipment and determine benefits or deficiencies

2.4 Determine how resiliency is built into provisioning of a reliable power supply and how different levels of reliability can be achieved

2.5 Evaluate the impact of energy use and energy loads in the facility and determine how energy use can be minimised

3. Evaluate requirements of air conditioning services

3.1 Assess the main types of air conditioning components or plant available and their suitability to building requirements, and draw a schematic diagram of proposed layout

3.2 Determine how different equipment rack heat dissipation and size of a load can affect cooling needs

3.3 Evaluate how deployment of network equipment and other supporting infrastructure can affect performance and loading of the installed air conditioner

4. Evaluate requirements of fire safety services

4.1 Assess type, functions and components of fire service protection systems for fire and smoke required in a network facility for the safety and protection of people and assets

4.2 Use the building plan to locate fire systems to be deployed to comply with fire regulations

4.3 Evaluate effect equipment deployments may have on fire services and its ability to protect the site and maintain regulatory obligations

5. Evaluate requirements of alarm systems

5.1 Determine alarm requirements from the building plan and specifications

5.2 Assess if basic monitoring is to be used with system or plant interrogation capabilities to produce an integrated alarm system for the facility

5.3 Determine where alarm systems are monitored and actioned and the personnel responsible

5.4 Evaluate what systems are used to connect power and building services output alarms, and the software requirements needed to allow interrogation

6. Produce evaluation document

6.1 Assess requirements for each building service needed to support the facility, allowing for projection of future network growth and building expansion

6.2 Produce an evaluation document on planning requirements for proposed provisioning including identified services to support the building facility