Implementing Smart Building Cabling Systems the Right Way

Sept. 19, 2017

ANSI/BICSI 007 provides requirements and recommendations for the design and implementation of structured cabling systems. 

BICSI, the association thats works to advance the information and communications technology (ICT) community, recently announced the release of its new Intelligent Building Design standard that aims to provide guidance for its members and the industry to keep step with evolving trends in ICT cabling systems.

ICT covers in total the spectrum of voice, data, electronic safety and security, project management, and audio and video technologies. It overtakes the design, integration and installation of pathways, spaces, optical fiber, including copper-based distribution systems, wireless-based systems and infrastructure that supports the transportation of information and associated signaling between and among communications and information-gathering devices.

According to a recent report from MarketsandMarkets.com cited by BICSI, the global intelligent building market is estimated to grow to approximately USD 24.73 billion by the year 2021, at an annual growth rate of 34%, compounded from 2016-2021. BICSI has responded to this growth and need in the marketplace by publishing its next ANSI-approved standard — ANSI/BICSI 007-2017, Information Communication Technology Design and Implementation Practices for Intelligent Buildings and Premises.

ANSI/BICSI 007 provides requirements and recommendations for the design and implementation of structured cabling systems and related applications for any size building or premise, regardless if it serves commercial, government, transportation, residential, or any other functions.

BICSI 007 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.

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