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University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a public research university consisting of over 473 buildings placed on a campus of over 400 hectares (990 acres). GBit was responsible for the upgrade, installation and remediation of the layer 2/3 portion of the campus network which included the following:
  • Audit of each building networks ports and update of all UBC documentation
  • Elimination of unutilized ports and relocation of active ports
  • Switch configuration, module / SFP installation and image updating
  • Updating of network database:
    • CCTs, network identification, network diagrams and decommissioning of circuits
  • Installation and testing of new redundant fibre assignment paths from the edge network to fiber hubs and then to the core network
  • Scheduling of work through a ticket system and updating all departments and staff that will be affected
  • Testing and installation of edge/ distribution switches and port re-allocation
  • Troubleshooting and closing of tickets
  • Labelling of switches / fiber and remediation of communication closets network equipment and fiber
GBit was also commissioned for the upgrade of 40,000 data outlets, 1,600 Wi-Fi access points locations over 175 UBC campus buildings.

Healthcare

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)

The Provincial Health Services Authority is a publicly funded service provider in the province of British Columbia. GBit was commissioned for the design, implementation and validation of the wireless (Wi-Fi) design for their hospitals which included Children and Women’s, Saint Paul’s, Vancouver General and many others throughout British Columbia. The requirements for the work included outdoor and indoor locations including stairwells, mechanical spaces, underground parking and many other locations. Vocera grade design was provided for all locations and spaces as well as post validation testing and surveying upon installation of the wireless (Wi-Fi) network infrastructure.

Commercial

Weyerhaeuser

Weyerhaeuser is a timberland company primarily located in the U.S and Canada, and is ranked number one for lumber capacity for the United States and number three for the world. The site subject properties in ranged in square footage from 2-4.5 million plus for coverage requirement spaces.  GBit implemented the wireless (Wi-Fi) install, design and cabling needs for Weyerhaeuser’s lumber mills throughout Canada which include:
  • Drayton Valley
  • Edson
  • Grand Prairie
  • Princeton
  • Vancouver
  • Kenora
GBit was also commissioned by Weyerhaeuser to assist in the upgrade and installation of their layer 2/3 network equipment for multiple locations with smooth transitions upon completion of the projecs.

P3

CHUM

The Centre Hospitalier de l’Universite de Montreal (CHUM) is a mega-hospital with a 3.6 million square foot building envelope over 18 stories containing 772 private rooms, 26 in-patient units, 39 operating rooms, 7 MRIs, 12 cancer treatment bunkers and over 400 clinics and examination rooms. CHUM is the largest public-private partnership healthcare project in the history of Canada and the largest healthcare construction project in North America.

GBit Logistics was responsible for the supply, design, installation, commissioning and GBit management labour of the:

  • Structured cabling (all copper and fibre telecommunications infrastructure) which included; all telecommunication rooms and main equipment rooms setup and implementation.
  • Multimedia (Audio-Visual) which included; cabling and connectivity, CHUM equipment installations, background music system, and digital signage.
  • Distributed antenna system of in-building cellular communications systems.
  • Wireless (WiFi) network of the campus and material and physical mounting.
  • Campus ProjectCo (Facility Management) network and material and mounting.
  • CHUM IT equipment logistics including desktop computers, printers, telephones, servers, and networking equipment. As well as the automated CHUM ground vehicle (robotic) transportation service throughout the hospital.
  • Documentation, management, coordination and administration of all work such as:
    • Quality assurance
    • IFC and record drawings
    • CAD / Revit layout drawings for all equipment and outlets
    • CAD / Revit drawings for all containment within telecom rooms, distribution rooms, entrance rooms and data center/MER
    • Operations and maintenance manuals
    • Testing and commissioning records

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