Videotapes Show Builders How To Install Communications Wiring In New And Existing Homes

February 8, 2002


NEW YORK, NY— Communications wiring for voice, video, data, security and Internet service is as important in residential construction as it is in business and industry workplaces. Old-style telephone and cable-TV wiring simply can't handle the flow of information required in today's rapidly evolving digital age.

To help tradesmen, architects, developers, builders and remodelers understand the tools and techniques for installing a new generation of telecom wiring, the Copper Development Association has developed two VHS-format videotape programs, Infrastructure Wiring for New Homes and Infrastructure Wiring for Existing Homes. The videos demonstrate proper wiring procedures and equipment, and show how to overcome installation obstacles encountered in typical residential situations.

The videos together contain more than 3½ hours of valuable how-to information, including how to design residential communications wiring systems. They explain the fundamentals of twisted-pair and coaxial-cable transmission; describe how different houses are constructed (to help installers identify wiring paths for retrofitting); and show new tools and techniques to speed installations and keep job costs down. The instructors on the videos effectively debunk the notion that retrofitting a home with wiring is too difficult or expensive.

For Internet users, a complete description of the videos' contents can be found in our Telecommunications section.

Many CDA publications on communications wiring, as well as electrical wiring, plumbing tube and other copper-related subjects, are available online in our Publications section.