MD Anderson Alkek Hospital Expansion
The most significant hurdle was the fact that much of the project centered around an expansion to an existing 12 story operational care facility that had to maintain its functionality during the installation.
Also, in the new construction area, the Building Automation Systems had to be up and running over the fiber network before the shell was enclosed. Beyond the huge installation scheduling challenges these two issues presented, the latter was a real performance challenge. A fiber infrastructure was to be installed an open environment, exposed to heat,cold & moisture.
To overcome the environmental challenges, MCA installed Siemon inter-locking armored fiber for superior protection and performance.We also utlized XGLO single-mode and multi-mode fiber LC pigtails to shorten the termination time and to provide a factory polish. Since they were in uncontrolled environment, using the LC pigtails help eliminate the potential of field termination issues. To the meet the strict timelines dictated by the hospital, MCA worked directly with Siemon and distribution to establish delivery schedules early in the project, ensuring on-time product delivery and local distributor stock.