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Making Room for CLA Systems

May 13, 2009

While MEP is an acronym that’s widely understood to stand for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, CLA is a relatively new acronym. It stands for communications, life safety, and automation systems. In broad terms, think of MEP systems as systems that transport “energy” through a building; CLA systems transport “information” through a building.

Here are a few key issues to consider when provisioning space for CLA systems and “the network” – either during design or as a retrofit project.

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