Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Gain Qualification for Structured Cabling System Design - Become a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD)

Gain Qualification for Structured Cabling System Design in Hong Kong -
Become a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD)

Established and approved by the US Building Industry Consulting Services International (BICSI) since 1984, the RCDD credential program is a 5-day professional training (DD102: Designing Telecommunications Distribution System) which details about telecommunications spaces and horizontal and backbone distribution systems design:

- Codes, Standards and Regulations
- Principles of Transmission
- Electromagnetic Compatibility
- Telecommunications Spaces
- Work Areas
- Horizontal Distribution Systems
- Backbone Distribution Systems
- Bonding and Grounding (Earthing)
- Firestopping
- Telecommunications Administration
- Design and Construction
- Project Management
- Networking Fundamentals
- VoIP and Wireless
- Outside Plant (OSP)
- Campus Cabling


Key Content

DESIGN BASICS - Recommended design sequence, cabling infrastructure layout, terms & definitions, overview of standards & codes.

DESIGNING TELECOMMUNICATIONS ROOMS - Determining type number & size according to usable floor space, specifying power, lighting & floor loadings.

DESIGNING HORIZONTAL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS - Pathway sizing & routing considerations. Design rules for under-floor duct, cellular floors, conduit, & access floors. Use of ceiling distribution including ceiling zones method. Application exercises; design of under-floor conduit system & comparison with overhead plenum rated method. Specifying copper & fibre optic cabling complete with documentation methods. Examples of cable management during installation & cross connection. Installation sequence for zoned systems.

DESIGNING BACKBONE SYSTEMS - Backbone design & planning, media selection options (copper versus fibre), colour codes, backbone pathways & spaces, sleeves, slots & conduits, planning & designing cable pull boxes, fire stopping, campus backbone design.

DESIGNING EQUIPMENT ROOMS - Electrical power requirements & distribution, environmental, space & structural requirements, electrical ground & bonding. Application exercise: equipment room sizing & location.

DESIGNING ENTRANCE ROOMS - Calculating total space requirements, types of terminations & hardware, electrical protection, network demarcation. Application exercise: entrance facility case study.


RCDDs demonstrate knowledge in design, integration and implementation of information & communications technology (ICT) and related infrastructure components. All sections will be conducted by an instructor who are RCDD certified and have more than 15 years experience in lecturing plus cabling system design.

You are cordially invited to achieve the qualification with more than 5 years ICT / critical infrastructure design experience; OR at least 2 years of verifiable ICT design experience plus 3 years of additional ICT equivalents chosen from combinations of experience, approved education and approved ICT license/certification by BICSI.

Date: 18 - 22 April 2016 (5-day, Monday - Friday)
Venue: 19/F, 93 - 103 Wing Lok Street, Hong Kong (Exit A2, Sheung Wan MTR Station)

5 Days Program Fee: Special rate for early bird enrolment, please refer to (Including course materials and a digital copy of Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM), 13th edition)

Completion Certificate

After 5-day training (DD102: Designing Telecommunications Distribution System) and passing the online test* in the last day of training, a completion certificate will be granted by the BICSI Authorized Design Training Provider.

* A personal laptop is recommended for the online test.

Achieving RCDD Qualification *

BICSI recommends 125+ hours of self-study (over a period of 5-weeks) following the formal 5-day training (DD102). Examination Format: 2.5 hours, 100 questions, closed-book, multiple choice (knowledge- and application-based questions, minimum 70% correct to pass). The exam (apply through BICSI) can be scheduled at (with an assigned candidate number and scheduling information).

* BICSI Membership, Exam Application and Scheduling Fees are not included in the 5-day program mentioned above.

Enrollment & Registration

Please complete and return an Application Form together with a crossed cheque made payable to “Strategic Media Asia Limited” - Room 403, 4th Floor, Dominion Centre, 43 - 59 Queen's Road East, Hong Kong.

For the RCDD program details, please visit

About the Organizer

Strategic Media Asia Ltd (SMA) is one of the Approved CPD Course Providers of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). SMA exists to provide an interactive environment and opportunities for members of IDC industry and engineers to exchange professional views and experience on data center design, critical infrastructure system, electrical and mechanical facilities, etc.

SMA connects IT, Facilities and Design. For details, please visit our website at