Case Study

Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences

Sussex Academy of Arts & Sciences (SAAS) is a Charter school located in Georgetown, Delaware. Sussex Academy acquired their current building through a purchase and land swap with another school in 2013. Originally a school serving students in grades six through eight, Sussex Academy received a revision to its charter to add high school to its program.

As a result of the approval, SAAS has been adding a grade each year to its school, and was in need of building additional classroom space. Through the work of the non-profit Sussex Academy Foundation, funds were raised to complete a new wing and aquatic center for use by the students of the school.

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ThinkSecureNet was contracted to install converged communication cabling in the recently constructed wing of SAAS. This involved installing over 9,000 feet of Category-6 cabling in 44 locations throughout the school, as well as over 600 feet of optical fiber. Furthermore, a new IDF was installed in the addition to provide connectivity to the MDF located in the original section of the school. ThinkSecureNet used full-time, certified installers to install the cabling and perform the requested services to SAAS.

When ThinkSecureNet was awarded the contract, our Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) immediately met with the project general contractor to review the plans, provide input, lay milestones and set expectations. Standard project planning occurred in order to merge SAAS timelines with ThinkSecureNet’s resources. The work was performed in 120 man-hours, on-time and on-budget. All work was tested and certified to current standards using our array of specialized testing equipment, including ThinkSecureNet-owned Fluke Networks DTX5000 CableAnalyzers, Fluke Networks Link Runner LRAT-2000s and Corning Fiber Optic Test and Termination kits.

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