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RCDD PE is the location for all of your telecommunication needs

What is a RCDD?

RCDD stands for Registered Communication Distribution Designer. A certification of BICSI, an industry organization, for individuals qualified to consult and design telecommunications distribution systems.

What is a PE?

A Professional Engineer (PE) is an engineer certified by a state board of registration to practice engineering. The PE license is the engineering profession's highest standard of competence, a symbol of achievement and assurance of quality.

Why would I need Both?

More and more projects are are requiring both and RCDD and a PE for there Telecommunication design. An RCDD has the knowledge to design your systems but may not have the professional stamp and insurance needed on government projects.

RCDD and Registered Electrical Engineer

Solicitations by the Government for Indefinite Delivery Contracts typically include a general scope of work that may include design, drafting, planning, programming, cost estimating, topographic or boundary surveys, on site construction management, shop drawing reviews, preparation of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for Design/Bid/Build and Design/Build Projects, various engineering studies, site investigations, value engineering services, subsurface geotechnical investigation, testing, and reports, design services for new construction and/or renovation, demolition, and alterations of existing facilities, environmental studies, testing and reports, hazardous materials testing, abatement, and other design services. Typically, it states that all work must be performed by or under the direct supervision of licensed professional Architects or Engineers. Recently, the professional qualifications required in the solicitation also include a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) accredited by Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI) with a current active RCDD registration, also noting that this person shall also be a Registered Electrical Engineer. If you are pursuing work with the Government and need an engineering team member that can provide both electrical and telecommunications design and has the required credentials, we would encourage you to contact Lane Coburn & Associates (LCA). Keith Lane, P.E., RCDD/NTS, RTPM, LC, LEED A.P. is President, CEO and Chief Engineer of Lane Coburn & Associates. Keith is a Professional Electrical Engineer licensed in thirteen states (P.E.), a Licensed General Electrical Administrator in Washington State, a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD), a Network Transport System Specialist (NTS - LAN) Specialist), and a Registered Telecommunications Project Manager (RTPM) registered through BICSI. Keith has over 22 years of experience in the industry and is also a Lighting Certified Qualified Professional (LC) through the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professional – NCQLP and a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED A.P. - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) through the U.S. Green Building Council. Keith has active memberships in several professional organizations including; BICSI, The Uptime Institute, TPMA (Telecommunication Project Management Association), the NFPA, the 7 x 24 Exchange – End to End Reliability, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and the Washington State Society of Healthcare Engineers.

Lane Coburn & Associates has a long history of successful relationships with a diverse set of clients. We have provided engineering services for General Contractors, Developers, Design/Build Electrical Contractors, Electrical Consultants, Mechanical Consultants, Mechanical Contractors, Architects, Owners, Government and City Agencies. It is our objective on every project to meet or exceed the customer's expectations and to work with the design team to provide superior design, value engineering and constructability.

Principals and Associates at Lane Coburn & Associates have a culture of taking personal responsibility to ensure client satisfaction. Our seasoned professionals have the expertise to work independently and as a team to complete both small and large complex projects to meet the client's needs and schedule. Please visit the following link for additional information about Lane Coburn & Associates.


rcdd pe rcdd pe rcdd pe rcdd pe rcdd pe Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) Established in 1984, RCDDs demonstrate knowledge in the design, integration and implementation of information technology systems (ITS) and related infrastructure components. Registered Information Technology Professional (RITP) Established in 2010, the RITP was created for individuals who work in the ITS industry but do not design ITS systems or have limited design experience including instructors, educators, management and sales personnel. Registered Telecommunication Project Manager (RTPM) Information technology systems (ITS) professionals pursuing excellence within the industry should consider becoming a BICSI RTPM. Data Center Design Consultant (DCDC) Established in 2011, Data Center Design Consultants demonstrate knowledge in data center design. Electronic Safety and Security (ESS) Designer Established in 2009, ESS Designers demonstrate knowledge in electronic safety and security design. Outside Plant (OSP) Designer Established in 2001, OSP Designers demonstrate knowledge in outside plant design. Lane coburn Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) Information technology systems (ITS) professionals pursuing excellence within the industry should consider becoming a BICSI RCDD®. Those awarded with the RCDD designation have demonstrated their knowledge in the design, implementation and integration of information technology systems and related infrastructure. BICSI telecommunications distribution design courses serve as a career path for those seeking advanced knowledge in this area. Several design courses are recommended for candidates preparing to take the RCDD examination. The RCDD status conveys instant advantages over the competition: A professional designation of excellence A highly regarded status recognized and mandated by many private and state organizations A noted mark of design knowledge valued internationally An indication of experience and knowledge known throughout the ITS industry Why is an RCDD critical in the building design process? Click here to find out. Did you know that the RCDD is a Department of Defense requirement? Page 4 of the Department of Defense UFC lists the RCDD as a requirement for all telecom design projects. View the UFC here. Requirements and Qualifications To sit for the RCDD credential, you must have at least one of the following: Five years ITS design experience Two years verifiable ITS design experience and three years additional ITS equivalents chosen from combinations of experience, approved education and approved ITS license/certification Design includes the development of design plans for ITS integration. This includes site surveys, user needs analysis, work print creation, project specifications, RFP creation and pre-project coordination with PEs, architects, AHJs, etc. Design does NOT include installation, testing, project/site supervision, project QA, ITS sales or sales support, teaching of ITS subject matter, etc. Although these items are important to the success of a project, they do not qualify under the definition of design. The RCDD exam, a comprehensive application- and knowledge-based exam, is based on content found in the 12th edition of BICSI's Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM). The RCDD credential is valid for three years. Within each three-year period, all RCDDs must obtain a minimum of 45 BICSI continuing education credit (CEC) hours. As part of this 45-hour requirement, attendance in at least one BICSI conference during the three-year period is mandatory. The RCDD registration must be renewed every three years. Click here for additional renewal information. Examination Information Attention! The 12th edition Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM) will be used for courses taken before June 30, 2014; new exam applicants can choose to test from TDMM 12th or 13th edition through June 30, 2014. For any courses starting on or after July 1, 2014, or exam applications received after this date, the 13th edition TDMM will be used. Once your application is approved, you will receive an email confirming your approval. Notification includes the required candidate ID Number and scheduling information. You will need to schedule your exam at www.pearsonvue.com/BICSI. You will have up to one year to pass the examination after your application has been approved. The RCDD examination is based on the Telecommunication Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM), 12th edition. The examination is administered in a computer-based testing (CBT) format at Pearson VUE Authorized Training Centers worldwide. Locations of testing centers can be found at www.pearsonvue.com/BICSI. Click here for additional exam information and an application for the RCDD exam based on the TDMM. Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) Retired Interested in being actively involved with BICSI? To obtain the RCDD Retired status click here. View Erin Inman, PE RCDD's professional profile on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is the world's largest business network, helping professionals like Erin Inman, PE RCDD ...