Communications Engineering

Shearer & Associates’ engineers possess the telecommunications design skills to meet your communications needs.  We are familiar with the governing codes and regulations that affect the design telecommunications industry.  We have the essential awareness of our clients’ communications requirements.  We consider all aspects of communications including voice, data, and video communications; building automation systems; and electrical power into, out of, and within the property.


These design considerations include:

  • Media Options selection – copper, fiber, and wireless
  • Outside Plant Requirements from the property demarcation point for building entry and exit
  • Building Layout for Termination Requirements at the desk and throughout the facility
  • Horizontal Distribution Systems for code compliance
  • Backbone Distribution Systems throughout the single structure or campus style facility
  • Telecommunications Equipment Room Layout for maximum utilization of space
  • Field Testing for installation verification and commissioning of the system
  • Telecommunications Administration covering tagging, labeling, and tracking of connections
  • Telecommunications Project Management from cradle-to-grave project coverage
  • Fire-stopping through walls, floors, and ceilings to mitigate smoke and fire progression
  • Power Distribution for all communications equipment
  • Grounding, Bonding, and Electrical Protection as required by code or the equipment