BMO Harris Bank

October 16, 2019
BMO Harris Bank

Electrical, data/ voice and wireless network cabling systems, updated racks, overhead wireway managers

ASG, Inc. played an important role in a massive renovation and upgrade rollout for thirteen local area BMO Harris Banks all located within a 300-mile radius of Kansas City, Mo. These projects consisting of upgrading the electrical, data/ voice and wireless network cabling systems, updated racks, overhead wireway managers, enclosures and grounding & bonding. Changes were made to the banking facilities and office suites for a long-term future-proof technology solution capable of producing bandwidth speeds above and beyond 1 gigabit (Gbps).

BMO Harris Banks wanted a future-proof solution in the latest communication network systems. BMO Harris facilities consisted of small remote locations to large banking facilities. Each building had its own obstacle to overcome as several of these historical buildings had been built in the mid to late 1800’s, prior to building codes and standards making some of these sites an interesting challenge. ASG, Inc. proposed a design-build solution per each building prior to be awarded the project. This allowed BMO Harris Bank to see what risk and issues they had at hand for each site prior to starting the system cabling upgrades. This allowed us to save the client time while onsite and resources knowing what the job detailed before the issues arose onsite.

These projects included installation of fiber optic cables, copper Cat6, backbone system cabling and horizontal cabling systems. The design represented a traditional structured cabling system and adhered to ANSI/TIA/EIA industry standards and BICSI best practices. This upgrade increased the bandwidth speeds to the desktop and other devices from several megabits (mbps) to now above 1-gig speeds.  This installation was based on a Hubbell connectivity and Hitachi USA Cable allowing us to provide a warranty that covers both the materials and labor for the life of the building. Several of these sites ASG, Inc. installed backbone cabling consisted of, 24 and 48-strand multimode and single-mode fibers, innerduct and multi-pair copper cables. Of the nearly 600 cables, there are roughly 300 voice cables and 300 data cables.