Facilities Operations Update

Update for MDAS Project (Group C September 10th)

Sent on behalf of Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

A Multi-carrier Distributed Antenna System (MDAS) will be installed
over the next 18-24 months to provide cellular service for ATT, Sprint-T-Mobile, and Verizon connections throughout the Medical Center Campus. The construction will be completed in phases targeting specific building groups.

What’s happening in your building?

Building 20 – Clinical Sciences Research Building,
Building 21 – Wohl Clinic,
Building 22 – Wohl Hospital,
Building 86 – CSRB-North Tower Addition)

Construction in four buildings will follow the following timeline:

  1. Infrastructure phase (installation of cable, antennas&testing equipment): Monday, August 23, 2021 to Friday, January 21, 2022.
  2. Swap-over (i.e.,move existing Sprint signal to new MDAS):February 5-6, 2022.
  3. AT&T & Verizon signals forecasted to be integrated by February 20-22, 2022.

Who’s impacted?

Staff, patients and families within the designated areas should experience
limited disruptions to egress/ingress. Vendors will be accessing above ceilingareas with or without a lift and will work to ensure that they are not blockingaccess in hallways, patient rooms, offices, etc.

What do you need to know?

Contact CSC Support if you have any questions regarding the in-building
cellular system.

Will you receive additional communications about this?

Communications will be sent via email to alert of the next areas that will be impacted until the installation is complete.

CSC Support Desk