DC Standards / Division 27 - Distributed Communication Systems

The University of Texas at Austin Design and Construction Standards have been prepared by the University to guide and assist architects, engineers, other design professionals, contractors, and university staff (herein referred to as Professional) in understanding the preferences of The University of Texas at Austin in the development, maintenance, repair and replacement of its facilities and assets.

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Division 27 - Design Criteria

File Link (PDF)File Link (DOC)File TitleUpdates MadeRev. Date
Division 27 Exterior Electrified Device Design Criteria (PDF) Division 27 Exterior Electrified Device Design Criteria (DOC) Exterior Electrified Device Update04/2021

Division 27 - Technical Specifications

File Link (PDF)File Link (DOC)File TitleUpdates MadeRev. Date
27.00.00 (PDF)27.00.00 (DOC)Communications - System Design, Construction and Commissioning GuideUpdate11/2021
27.05.26 (PDF)27.05.26 (DOC)Grounding and Bonding for CommunicationsUpdate11/2021
27.05.29 (PDF)27.05.29 (DOC)Hangers and Supports for Communications SystemsUpdate11/2021
27.05.33 (PDF)27.05.33 (DOC)Conduits and Backboxes for CommunicationsNone04/2017
27.05.36 (PDF)27.05.36 (DOC)Cable Trays for Communications SystemsUpdate11/2021
27.05.37 (PDF)27.05.37 (DOC)Firestopping Systems for Communications CablingUpdate11/2021
27.05.39 (PDF)27.05.39 (DOC)Surface Raceways and Boxes for Communications SystemsNone04/2017
27.05.53 (PDF)27.05.53 (DOC)Identification for Communications SystemsNone04/2017
27.08.10 (PDF)27.08.10 (DOC)Optical Fiber Testing and MeasurementsUpdate11/2021
27.08.20 (PDF)27.08.20 (DOC)Copper TestingUpdate11/2021
27.11.00 (PDF)27.11.00 (DOC)Communications RoomsUpdate11/2021
27.11.13 (PDF)27.11.13 (DOC)Communications Entrance ProtectionUpdate03/2017
27.11.19 (PDF)27.11.19 (DOC)Communications Termination Blocks and Patch PanelsUpdate11/2021
27.13.23 (PDF)27.13.23 (DOC)Communications Optical Fiber Backbone CablingUpdate11/2021
27.15.13 (PDF)27.15.13 (DOC)Communications Copper Horizontal CableUpdate03/2017
27.15.43 (PDF)27.15.43 (DOC)Communications Faceplates and Modular JacksUpdate03/2017
27.16.19 (PDF)27.16.19 (DOC)Telecommunications Patch Cords, Station Cords, and Cross Connect WiresUpdate11/2021
27.21.33 (PDF)27.21.33 (DOC)Data Communications Wi-Fi Access PointsNone04/2017
27.41.16 (PDF)27.41.16 (DOC)Integrated Audio-Video Systems and EquipmentUpdate09/2022
27.51.29 (PDF)27.51.29 (DOC)Emergency Call SystemsUpdate11/2021 (PDF) (DOC)Emergency Responder Radio Communication Enhancement SystemUpdate10/2023
27.53.13 (PDF)27.53.13 (DOC)Clock and Bell SystemNone04/2017

Division 27 - Supplemental Standards

File Title and LinkUpdates MadeRev. Date
ITS Room Readiness ChecklistUpdate08/2018