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Spotlight on Services: Telecommunications and Compliance

If you’re like most builders, developers and surveyors managing a multi-residential or commercial development, you’re always on the lookout for ways to create efficiencies in your processes that save time, money and unnecessary hassles. Sometimes a small adjustment to the way you do things can be a real game changer, and outsourcing your NBN connection is a great example of this.

While it seems straightforward on the surface, getting your development ready for connection to the NBN is actually quite a complicated and specialised process. From generating the specific design formats and detailed plans, to getting the infrastructure built to the exact specifications to meet the strict requirements, without the knowledge around the technology behind you, it can make your head spin. And we haven’t even mentioned getting your compliance paperwork yet!

With the above in mind, it’s easy to see why more and more developers, builders and surveyors are engaging a telecommunications contractor to handle their NBN connection. So, to help you understand more about what we do (and how we can get those complicated tasks off your to-do list) we’ve created a series of articles that put the spotlight on our services, starting with the Telecommunications and Compliance package. So read on to learn more!

 

 

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What does the Telecommunications and Compliance package include?

If you’re looking for a complete end-to-end solution, this is it! It covers all aspects of design, construction and compliance, including:

  • Completion of new development application with the correct network provider
  • Drafting of AutoCAD or PDF proposal telecommunications plan
  • Internal underground telecommunications infrastructure
  • Delivery of VC81 council compliance (required for certificate of occupancy).

Once these steps are complete, your property will be ready for connection to the NBN by your network provider. If needed, we can also assist with internal NBN wiring as a separate service too. Below, we explain each of the inclusions in more detail.

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Completion of new development application

For developments with more than two units, it generally takes a minimum of six months for the application process to be completed—so getting this started early and getting it done right is a must. Our team submit hundreds of these applications for our customers every year, and know exactly what is needed to streamline the process and make it as efficient as possible.

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Drafting of AutoCAD or PDF proposal telecommunications plan

A common hurdle for many developers submitting the application themselves is drafting the telecommunications plans in the correct format. Our experienced in-house design team are up to speed with all the latest requirements for compliance, and will draft your NBN plans with all the necessary information to meet G645:2017 standards. We will also communicate directly with your network provider to refine your plan as needed, to free up your time so you can focus on other areas.  

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Internal underground telecommunications

When it comes to completing the underground infrastructure works, getting it even slightly wrong can be incredibly costly, so working with experts who understand the complexities and requirements is essential. Our experienced team of technicians and excavators will construct your underground network installations to the exact specifications shown in your plan to ensure compliance. This includes pit and pipe installation in pre-dug trenches, or trenches dug by us. We will also extend conduit/s to the nature strip ready for future connection by your network provider.

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Delivery of VC81 council compliance

Since the introduction of new legislation in 2013, most councils across Victoria now require VC81 telecommunication compliance documentation before they will release the Statement of Compliance for developments required for occupancy. Obtaining the documentation is a surprisingly complicated and multi-layered process, which is why the majority of developers now outsource this task to a telecommunications contractor. Our expert team understand all the complexities of the legislation and requirements, and will make sure the process is as fast and efficient as possible to avoid delaying completion of your project.

An end-to-end telecommunications solution

As a relatively young and rapidly developing industry, the requirements around telecommunications can be hard to keep up with. So while it is possible to manage the various steps required to connect your new developments to the NBN yourself, more and more developers are seeing the value and benefits of partnering with a telecommunications contractor who can deliver an end-to-end solution.

Would you like to know more about this or any of our other services and capabilities? Please get in touch with our friendly team on 03 8592 8100 or download our pricing and services guide today!

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