BICSI-BG102: Best Practices for Telecommunications Bonding and Grounding
This Course is an intensive 3-day course that provides learners with skill building activities for designing best practice solutions for bonding and grounding commercial buildings and campuses as outlined in BICSI publications (TDMM 13th edition, OSPDRM 5th edition, ITSIMM 7th edition, and TIA-607-C). This course is one component of BICSI’s telecommunications bonding and grounding curriculum, which is designed as part of an overall career.
The main objective of the course is to design bonding and grounding solutions for a given facility based on industry best practices. After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Determine the types of bonding and grounding systems required for a campus.
- Design the bonding and grounding components for the facility (building/campus), given an infrastructure type.
- Design the bonding and grounding for the telecommunications structure in a building or facility.
- Design the bonding infrastructure for a data center in a building or facility.
- Design the bonding infrastructure for the DAS in a building or facility.
- Identify the steps for testing the bonding and grounding connections.
Pre-requisites / Preparation
It is recommended that students take the BG101: Foundations of Telecommunications Bonding and Grounding course before taking the BG102: Best Practices for Telecommunications Bonding and Grounding. Otherwise, they should have equivalent knowledge.
Students will be able to evaluate their skills before they sign up for the BG102 class by taking a free placement test from the BICSI website.
Required / Encouraged materials needed for class
- It is strongly suggested that students have access to the ANSI/TIA-607-C, Generic Telecommunications Bonding and Grounding (Earthing) for Customer Premises standard to refer to during the course. The standard (not included in the course fee) can be purchased from IHS.
- Laptop or Mobile device.