In some cases, buildings are “built to suit”, or built to the specifications of the intended tenant, in which case the amenities provided in the building are installed at the request of the tenant. In most cases, however, the amenities are designed by the architect and often include only basic space allocations for the telecommunications infrastructure. Historically, the telecommunications infrastructure has been left for the individual tenants to design and install. Table 3 shows the Subsystems of a building that typically fall under the responsibility of the general contractor and various sub-contractors.

In some cases, buildings are “built to suit”, or built to the specifications of the intended tenant, in which case the amenities provided in the building are installed at the request of the tenant. In most cases, however, the amenities are designed by the architect and often include only basic space allocations for the telecommunications infrastructure. Historically, the telecommunications infrastructure has been left for the individual tenants to design and install. Table 3 shows the Subsystems of a building that typically fall under the responsibility of the general contractor and various sub-contractors.