H.H. Robertson Floor Systems recently completed three installations of the company's in-floor wire distribution system for the U.S. armed forces. The projects include: a call center in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; a command and control center in Kandahar, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan; and a brigade headquarters in Shank, Loghar Province, Afghanistan.
"No military on earth is as technologically advanced as the U.S. armed forces, but with all of the complex communications systems and technology used by our military, H.H.R's in-floor cabling distribution systems offer a unique solution for their specific need," said a representative of H. H. Robertson Floor Systems. "We're extremely proud that we were chosen for these projects and that in some small way we contributed to helping our armed forces do their very important work – both at home and abroad."
H.H. Robertson Floor Systems, a leading manufacturer of in-floor cable distribution systems, recently developed a brochure highlighting the advantages of their sustainable, aesthetic, cost-efficient cabling system. Targeting architects and building developers, the brochure provides a breadth of information on why in-floor cabling systems are superior, including health and safety benefits, sustainability, code compliance and cost savings.
"The H.H. Robertson system offers unique benefits and exceptional advantages for all types of building projects, from libraries to casinos," said a company representative. "In addition to the eye-catching photography of our systems in action, the new brochure demonstrates that they are the most economical and efficient flooring method available today."
H.H. Roberston Floor Systems, has earned prestigious recognition by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute for its flexible and sustainable product line. A leading manufacturer of in-floor cable distribution systems, the company was granted Cradle to Cradle® Certification at the Silver Level, a key metric in sustainable building that demonstrates a product meets established standards for human health, environmental health and recyclability.
"H.H. Robertson in-floor cabling distribution systems contain a high percentage of recycled content, are fully recyclable, minimize jobsite waste and conserve materials during the manufacturing process," said an H. H. Robertson Floor Systems company representative. "The systems also reduce or eliminate the need for other building materials in order to cable a building, including conduit, cable trays, power poles, poke-thru devices, access floor panels, pedestals and others."
Since HH Robertson's in-floor cable distribution system also serves as the steel decking for steel frame construction, use of the system represents a significant net reduction in material usage, while enhancing the health, safety and welfare of building occupants. Finally, the use of HH Robertson systems contributes to LEED certification.
HH Robertson offers building professionals a new brochure outlining the many benefits of in-floor cable distribution systems. Called "Taking the Longer View", it is written for forward-thinking industry professionals and emphasizes the long-term advantages of in-floor cable distribution systems.
An HH Robertson system is an aesthetically preferable, cost-efficient, safe, and sustainable method of distributing cable throughout a facility. Once the dominant approach, in-floor distribution fell out of fashion in the 1980's due to the system's inability to accommodate large-diameter computer network cables. With today's ever-smaller diameter cables and the prevalence of wireless technology, however, architects are wisely returning to the in-floor method, and they aren't looking back.
Only in-floor cable distribution ensures the most long-term safety benefits to a building's occupants. For example, in-floor distribution eliminates the leaching of hazardous lead and cadmium particles into the air, a danger that occurs unchecked with standard plenum (ceiling) cabling.
An HH Robertson system is the most sustainable distribution method, as it is Cradle to CradleCM certified at the Silver level for its environmentally resourceful design. Installing an HH Robertson system also qualifies a building for LEED credits, a designation that further testifies to the assembly's long-term advantages.
HH Robertson in-floor cable distribution systems are Cradle to Cradle Certified at the Silver level by the MBDC. This certification means that HH Robertson systems meet established standards for human health, environmental health and recyclability.
HH Robertson in-floor cabling distribution systems contain a high percentage of recycled content, are fully recyclable, minimize jobsite waste and conserve materials during the manufacturing process.
HH Robertson systems reduce or eliminate a variety of other building materials that would be necessary to cable a building without an in-floor cabling system. These materials include conduit, cable trays, power poles, poke-thru devices, access floor panels and pedestals, and others. Since HH Robertson's in-floor cable distribution system also serves as the steel decking for steel frame construction, use of the system represents a significant net reduction in material usage, while enhancing the health, safety and welfare of building occupants.
The use of HH Robertson systems contributes to LEED certification. For more information on how to choose a cable distribution and management system with sustainable qualities, check out this article at Environmental Design and Construction.
Building smart with in-floor cable distribution systems.
In the past, there has often been a disconnect between the initial design plans of a building and the implementation, particularly where floor systems were concerned. While sustainability has long been an important aspect of their design, architects were mainly focused on the macro-aesthetics and functionality of the building. Today, as the building and construction industry continues to evolve - and as we continue to build more of these "smart" buildings - architects are being given more responsibility for decisions at the micro-aesthetic and functionality level. Now with their increased responsibility, the connection between a truly sustainable floor system and a fully integrated building are stronger than ever.
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HH Robertson introduces Power/Data Post, an easy, economical, beneficial way to wire workstations in buildings with in-floor or underfloor electrical systems. Power/Data Post eliminates the need for wiring harnesses, raceways within the partitions, and flex conduit feeds, saving you money and improving the aesthetics.