Conducting a site survey for a data cabling project: key factors to consider

Conducting a site survey for a data cabling project takes a lot of preparation. The main aim of these site surveys is to help you fully understand the site layout. With this knowledge, the surveyor can then formulate a successful installation plan.

When conducting these site surveys, there are a few key factors that you will need to consider. 


The services that will be needed

Firstly, you will need to understand what services will be required for the installation, such as data, video, the list goes on. This will give you a better understanding of where you should install the data cabling system. At Texaport, we provide a range of IT services across many different sectors. With Texaport, no sector is off-limits. We've installed structured cabling for commercial premises, offices, events management, and so much more.


The location

Location is a crucial factor for you to consider. The location you choose will be the hub of the network. So, you will need to determine where the structured cabling system will be installed. There will be specific areas throughout the building deemed unsafe for you to use for installation.

For example, you don't want the network hub placed near employees' workspaces. The noise coming from the hub could be a distraction, affecting workplace productivity. You should also avoid installing it over an electrical conduit. Improper installation can pose a safety risk, and it can also end up being a costly mistake for the company.


The materials of the building

Another key factor to consider is the materials that the building is made of. For example, are their cables running behind wooden walls or concrete walls? With this information, you should then determine how to safely install a data cabling system into the building. To help you with this, you should take time to examine the floor plans - and any other relevant documents, of the building. With a clear overview of the layout of the building, you will be able to install your structured cabling system safely.



Safety should always be a top priority when conducting a successful site survey. Installing a structured cabling system is a complex process, and failure to install it correctly could result in a lot of costly damage. Not only do you want to get the equipment into the building safely, but you also want to make sure it runs smoothly too. Electronic devices are highly sensitive. So, important factors like temperature control, dust contamination and humidity control should be considered.


How we can help you

Our team at Texaport can carry out a site survey for you. Not only does this take the hassle away from you, but it also gives you peace of mind that an experienced provider has carried out your survey. If you would like to speak to one of our dedicated team members about how we can help you, don't hesitate to get in touch with us here.