IN FLOOR CELLULAR RACEWAY SYSTEMS

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IN FLOOR CELLULAR RACEWAY SYSTEMS

There are many ways to wire a building, but only one cabling distribution system effectively addresses a certainty of every building ever constructed – change.

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N-R-G-FLOR+®

N-R-G-FLOR+ In Floor Cellular Raceway System provides an ideal solution for power and data management for any project including casinos, government and educational buildings, recreation centers, libraries, and offices.

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Walkerdeck®

Walkerdeck In Floor Cellular Raceway System provides an ideal solution for wire and cable management for any project including offices, libraries, recreation centers, casinos

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Cordeck’s In Floor Cellular Raceway System Delivers Flexibility Around Space

We have effectively integrated power and data management with the structural floor by distributing cabling throughout the space to any location where it’s needed.

Our system not only manages, organizes, and protects your power and data, it also provides complete design freedom in a newly designed building.
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Key Benefits & Features

SUPERIOR AESTHETICS

Maintains unobstructed sight lines in open floor plan designs. Eliminates the need for ceiling to floor power poles. Works with any floor covering – carpet, wood, tile, etc.

FASTEST & EASIEST WIRE-UPS

Locate it. Wire it. Activate it. No ladders. No core drilling.

LOW INITIAL COST & LOWEST LIFETIME COST

Structural steel decking is a given requirement. In Floor systems utilize this given. Eliminates expensive raised access floors, cable trays, core drilling and poke-through devices, and plenum-rated cable.

COMPLETE ADAPTABILITY

Reconfigure a space any time to serve new purposes, office churn, new tenants, etc.

FIRE SAFETY

Highly flammable and toxic cabling is safely encased in concrete instead of within ceiling plenums. Burning cables produce highly lethal fumes including cyanide, chloride, carbon monoxide and dioxin.

RF SHIELDING

Cabling located inside steel raceways provides enhanced RF shielding (electromagnetic interference).

LEAST DISRUPTION/LOWEST COST FOR NEW ACTIVATIONS

No core drilling means no noise, dust, water, heavy equipment – ever. Improves marketability of leased office space as electrical build-outs are far less expensive and easier than alternatives.

BEST-IN-CLASS CABLING MANAGEMENT

Cables perfectly organized – from closet, to trench header, to raceways, to outlets.

ENHANCED SECURITY

Data and telecom cables are tamper-resistant and encased within the structural steel framework. No cabling runs from the floor below.

STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY

No hollow feel and echoing sound of raised access floor. Eliminates need for poke-through core drilling through the floor slab which weakens the structural integrity of a floor.

HEALTH SAFETY

Carcinogens found in cables include lead, cadmium, and others. As cables age these toxins can slough off cables, contributing to unhealthy air quality. With In Floor systems, cables are encased in steel and concrete, greatly reducing this concern.

CERTIFICATIONS

LEED (U.S. Green Building Council)
UL Listed and Certified to UL and CUL Standard 209 (Underwriter Laboratories)
ICC-ES (International Code Council – Evaluating Service)
SDI Membership (Steel Deck Institute)

Competitive Comparison

Cordeck’s In Floor Cellular Raceway Systems provide the important benefit of a low life cycle cost.

Expenses required to install the system or modify the workplace environment are minimized. Cables are installed within the cells of the metal deck, eliminating the added costs of plenum rated cables required by some systems. Economically, Cordeck is the best choice for your wire management needs.

Read on to see how the long-term savings realized when using the Cordeck System mitigate the minor difference in cost per square foot.

Overview
Summary Cordeck Solution Poke-Thru Option 1 Poke-Thru Option 2 RAF Option 3 RAF Option 4
Cordeck Cellular Raceway $44,841.00
Composite Deck $56,576.00 $81,662.44 $81,662.44 $81,662.44 $81,662.44
Concrete $195,640.00 $195,640.00 $195,640.00 $195,640.00 $195,640.00
Electrical & Data Infrastructure $186,061.74 $227,159.99 $208,417.09 $231,373.71 $305,129.63
Core Drilling $7,227.60 $7,227.00
Electrical & Data Activation Devices $34,224.19 $22,232.60 $22,232.60 $20,520.20 $8,099.48
6″ Raised Access Floor $217,215.00 $217,215.00
6″ Raised Access Floor (Height Impact / Floor) $19,680.00 $19,680.00
System Total $517,342.93 $533,922.03 $515,179.13 $766,091.35 $827,426.55

Baseline Project Specifications: 30,475 sq. ft. floor plate with 73 activation locations.
Note: The minimal cost difference between the Cordeck In Floor Cellular Raceway solution and poke-thru Option 2 will be recouped upon changing only 2 activations, often occurring even before the building is occupied.

Poke-Thru vs. Cordeck In Floor Cellular Raceway Systems

Option 1: Poke-thrus in composite floor deck, power and data fed with EMT conduit

Option 2: Poke-thrus in composite floor deck, power fed EMT conduit, data in cable trays

Poke-Thru Disadvantages

  • Core-drilling and related coordination required after final space planning
  • Poke-thrus create ceiling clutter
  • Exposed cables create potential for security breach from adjacent floors
  • Moves and changes cause business disruptions and are costly

Cordeck In Floor Advantages

  • Presets easily accessed after space planning is complete
  • Completely contained within concrete floor slab
  • Moves and changes cost is less than half of the unit cost for poke-thrus
  • System accessible at finished floor
  • Moves and changes can be performed during business hours with no interruption to adjacent tenants
  • The Cordeck In Floor System includes over 1,500 activation points for future flexibility at no additional cost
Raised Access Floor vs. Cordeck In Floor Cellular Raceway Systems

Option 3: Has a 6-inch raised access floor on composite deck slab with power fed MC Cable and data in Cable Trays

Option 4: Has 6-inch raised access floor on composite deck slab with Plug-n-Play Power Management, and data in Cable Trays.

RAF Disadvantages

  • Much greater overall project cost
  • Increased floor to ceiling heights
    • Added curtain wall
    • Added steel structure
    • Added elevator travel
    • Added stair height
  • Additional trade needed to install system
  • Accessible data cabling poses security threat
  • RAF provides environment that may negatively impact building and employee health
Poke-Thru Additional Activation Costs

Average cost of initial installation: $3,258
Average cost after occupancy: $6,700

Cordeck Additional Activation Costs

Average cost of initial installation: $3,017
Average cost after occupancy: $1,200

Unlike a poke-thru system where multiple trades are involved in adds and changes, cost savings are realized with the Cordeck Solution because most or all of the work is simply completed by the facility’s maintenance team.

Resources

Cordeck Innovative Floor Solutions® Specifications and Details
Cordeck Innovative Floor Solutions® Literature

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