Craig A. Woods, RA
LEED Accredited Professional
TyCom Fiber-Optic Cable Manufacturing Plant. (ET)
Provided code analysis in support of construction staff
for design/build proposal to Tycom for a new
west-coast two-story plant of approximately 880,000
square feet. Researched construction requirements for
potential sites in Eureka, California, and Grays Harbor,
Washington, and prepared written analysis. Included in
analysis: alternative construction types, exiting criteria
and ADA requirements for cost analysis. Also prepared
responses to questions generated by the client after
receipt of the proposal.
TyCom Mediterranean Fiber-Optic Transmission Ring.
Provided architectural conceptual and schematic
design on Regional Operations Center and Switching
Station for undersea fiber-optic transmission lines in
Barcelona, Spain. Provided conceptual design studies
for exteriors and schematic design of
17,000-square-foot floor plan. Planned for 100%
redundancy of battery room, transmission room,
co-location room and emergency generator room.
Designed spaces included lobby with security desk,
director's office with conference area, four manager's
offices, conference room, training room, break room,
12 workstations, and video monitoring room with four
monitoring stations and 20' x 15' video screen.
Provided space for Inergen fire suppression system.
Program was for an intensive 40% design package
within 30 days with an inter-disciplinary team from the
US, Canada and UK in Chicago, Illinois, for design of
eight cable stations around the Mediterranean Sea that
terminate and transmit communication and the cable
station houses the telecommunication equipment. The
facilities are staffed with five to nine people and require
transmission equipment, back-up power, security and
fire suppression in which all have redundancy. The
buildings varied in size from 15,000 to 40,000 square
Pacific Bell, Various Locations, California. Project
Manager providing site selection assistance, site
visits, concepts and designs, construction
documentation, consultant coordination, permitting,
submittals, shop drawing review and contract
administration for over 66 Wireless Transceiver Sites.
Stealth installations included secreting antennas in
false facades, steeples, towers and flagpoles. Sites
included San Luis Obispo County to the Mexican
Nextel. Project manager providing concepts and
designs, construction documentation, consultant
coordination, permitting, and contract administration
for wireless transceiver sites. Stealth installations
included secreting antennas in false facades, in
mansard roofs and simulated palm trees.
ComSites, Santee, California. Project manager
providing concepts and designs, construction
documentation, and consultant coordination for
wireless transceiver site. Project was a transceiver
tower with transceiver location to accommodate up to
seven wireless company installations, including
ground equipment. Remoteness and topography
made fire department access sub-standard and
alternative fire suppression equipment was used for
compliance with fire department requirements.