Los angeles, ca

Caltrans District 7 Headquarters

Delivered cutting-edge cabling infrastructure for a groundbreaking, award-winning facility.

Value Delivered

Contra Costa Electric designed and installed a complete voice and data cabling network for District 7 Headquarters of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

We provided a cutting-edge voice and data network across more than 700,000 square feet of space. We were proud to contribute to this groundbreaking project, which won a Pritzker Architecture Prize for its innovative, environmentally-friendly design and was featured on the History Channel program Modern Marvels.

Client Objectives

Caltrans sought to build a headquarters that would not only meet the practical needs of their organization, but also promote environmental sustainability and contribute to the vibrancy of downtown Los Angeles.


We installed category 6 cable for data and voice to over 8,000 workstations on sixteen floors. Additional electrical solutions included:

  • Single-mode and multimode fiber riser cabling
  • Large pair count copper cabling
  • One main distribution frame (MDF) buildout
  • 17 intermediate distribution frame (IDF) buildouts
  • Two data centers equipped with copper and fiber cabling
  • Over 70 cabinets and hardware equipment

Client Background

Caltrans manages more than 50,000 miles of highway and freeway, provides inter-city rail services, and permits hundreds of airports and heliports across the state of California.