BICSI recently announced the publication of its Information Technology Systems Installation Methods Manual (ITSIMM), 6th ed. The new edition has been greatly expanded to include three new chapters covering data centers, health care facilities, and enhanced safety procedures. Content from the previous edition of the manual has been thoroughly updated to reflect new installation technologies in the constantly evolving ITS industry. The result is a high-quality document providing installation personnel and planners throughout the world with BICSI best practices for ITS infrastructure in customer premises.

Spanning 919 pages, the ITSIMM, 6th ed., 12-chapter manual includes:

  • Installation Foundations
  • Safety Procedures
  • Cabling, Pathways and Spaces
  • Bonding, Grounding (Earthing) and Electrical Protection
  • Copper Structured Cabling Systems
  • Optical Fiber Structured Cabling Systems
  • Firestopping Practices
  • Data Centers
  • Health Care
  • Planning and Project Management
  • Retrofits and Upgrades
  • Specific Applications
The manual is available in a print, CD-ROM, or downloadable version. This manual replaces the 5th edition and will be used in conjunction with BICSIā€™s ITS Cabling Installation Program suite of courses in the coming months. Those wishing to may purchase a combination of the 5th and 6th editions at a significant discount. More information on the manual and the available discount can be found at