Guidelines for High Rise Buildings

In order to construct a building fit for modern times, it is important to ensure that facilities like internet and TV are well-planned for in advance, as they are now basic necessities. To avoid any future complications, the building needs to be constructed with certain specifications in mind. The following guidelines are designed to inform you about these pre-construction specifications.

A “Main Telecom Equipment Room”, approximately 4 x 4 x 8 feet (Length x Width x Height), should be designated in the building. This room must have sufficient exposure to sunlight, safety features and an efficient locking system to ensure that only authorised personnel can enter. Do not let any drainage or seepage pipes pass through the Main Telecom Equipment Room.

You will need to ensure that a 4-inch Qatar Pipe is laid out between the building’s entry box
and the Main Telecom Equipment Room. This pipe will also have a 6mm Nylon Rope that will grant the telecom service provider access to the Main Telecom Room. Both ends of this pipe must be carefully sealed to avoid any waste material getting in.

An “Equipment Fixing Rack” should also be created inside the Main Telecom Room with the
following specifications:


Building Type Rack Size
G+4 (5 stories) 6 U
G+5 to 10 (6 – 11 stories)l 9 U
G+11 to 20 (12 – 21 stories) 12 U
G+20 and above 18 U
Commercial Building +
Shopping Mall
42 U

Each floor should have a “Mini Telecom Room”, approximately 2 x 2 feet in size, that is connected to the Main Telecom Room through a “Riser (4-inch width)”. This Riser will consist of 2 properly labelled, single mode fiber cables for each flat/tenant/office. These cables should be labelled properly with the relevant flat/office number/etc.

If an area has more than 5 customers, an 8 fiber cable should be laid from the point of use to the Main Telecom Room and the 2 fiber cable will not be needed. Every flat/office must be equipped with 2 x 2 feet “Distribution Panel Box” with a main electrical socket attached to it. For every point where telecom services will be needed, a Category 6 Ethernet Cable should be laid. It is important to ensure that Category 6 Cables are no longer than 55 metres, as this can negatively impact the efficiency of telecom services.

All the sockets and connectors attached to the Category 6 Cable should be as per 568B standards.