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Intelligent Buildings & Premises

There are many competitors in the building ICT space; not the least of which are international standards promulgated by the International Electrotechnical Commission.


Intelligent Buildings & Premises

January 16, 2020
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Information and communications technology (ICT) is a fast-moving space in which a mix of consensus, consortia and open-source standards form the broad contours of leading practice.   The “culture” of ICT is informed by international trends — more so than, say, fire safety standards which are informed trends administered by state and local fire marshalls.  It is fair to say that ICT supports the beating heart of the education facility industry.

The Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI) is a professional association supporting the advancement of the ICT community in all markets.   This community is roughly divided between experts who deal with “outside-plant” systems and “building premise” systems on either side of the ICT demarcation (or Point-of-Presence).   BICSI standards cover the wired and wireless spectrum of voice, data, electronic safety & security, project management and audio & video technologies.  The landing page for its standards-setting enterprise is linked below:

BICSI International Standards Program

The stars on the map above indicate where BICSI Standards are currently in use (CLICK ON IMAGE).

BICSI has released a revision of one of its consensus products for public review:

BICSI 007 Information Communication Technology Design and Implementation Practices for Intelligent Buildings and Premises

This standard covers the design and implementation of the information communication technology systems required to support an intelligent building/premise integrated design. Systems covered, include, but are not limited to: building automation/management, utility utilization, lighting, signage and wayfinding, sound and acoustical services, vertical transportation, location, and asset tracking.

BICSI 007 also provides requirements and recommendation for design and implementation of the structured cabling system and related applications for any size building or premise, including those that serve commercial, government, transportation, residential, or any other functions. It also includes information for building automation systems, low-voltage lighting, combined data and power transmission (e.g., PoE, PoH), and a number of other systems that are routinely found inside intelligent building applications.

Comments are due January 20th.

Review copies are free and obtainable from Jeff Silveira (  Send comments to Jeff with an optional copy to

All BICSI standards are on our twice-monthly Power & Telecommunications teleconferences which we host jointly with the IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee.   See our CALENDAR for the next online meeting; open to everyone. 

Issue: [19-30]

Category: Telecommunications, Electrical, #SmartCampus

Colleagues: Mike Anthony, Jim Harvey, Michael Hiler


* Work Systems based Fractal Architecture of Information Systems



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