As part of a 28th floor renovation at their Denver, Colorado headquarters, Noble Energy installed the Connectrac In-Carpet Wireway to provide cable management to office training rooms.
Recently Noble Energy renovated the 28TH floor of the high-rise Denver World Trade Center in Denver, Colorado. The updates included a training room which required an extensive number of power and data connections. Due to the large number required, building management prohibited them from core drilling. Barber Architecture suggested Connectrac to the energy company as an elegant connectivity solution.
Noble Energy, a pioneer in the oil and natural gas industry, needed a training room in the Denver World Trade Center with power and data connections to accommodate up to 42 people. Core drills were forbidden by the building management as a result of the high number that would be necessary for the training room. Additionally, power poles were not a reasonable option. “Other than core drills, alternatives were not considered for aesthetic and functional reasons. Building management would not allow the quantity of core drills required, so Connectrac was the obvious choice,” said Karen Knowles, Barber Architecture Senior Interior Designer. Familiar with the Connectrac solution, Barber Architecture recommended the Connectrac low-profile wireway to provide A/V, power and voice/data cables from the wall to several rows of training tables.
The Connectrac Technical Department worked alongside Barber Architecture and the electrical subcontractor to create a layout suitable for the high capacity training room. Noble Energy installed the Connectrac In-Carpet Wireway with double channels and quad receptacle power systems to provide connectivity to training tables. Utilizing the Connectrac 45 and 90 degree corner kits, cables were distributed to each row with ample power and data accessibility. “The Connectrac technical team and customer service were both excellent in every respect. This was a challenging installation due to the quantity, layout and the use of CAT6A cable, and the support received throughout the process was very professional and timely,” said Knowles. Noble Energy created a collaborative technology haven for trainees with a non-obtrusive, non-disruptive solution.