Communications – Infrastructure

Help for Designers of Communications Infrastructure

This page is designed to provide information to architects, engineers, and contractors who are designing and installing communications infrastructure on the NC State campus.

Campus Building Designs

All new university buildings are to be wired according to the University Wiring Standard (UWS) 3.0. In existing buildings under renovation, the pathway infrastructure should adhere to UWS 3.0. Cabling will match that currently in the building.

Note: Multi-tenant buildings on Centennial campus are treated somewhat differently. For details, see the following PDF document (opens in Google Drive to download):
North Carolina State University Centennial Campus Communications/Internet Infrastructure Guidelines (PDF)

History of NC State University Wiring Standards

Is there information we have not provided that could be of use to you? You can email questions and comments to Ed Rogers at