Standard guides design and construction of communications systems in intelligent buildings

March 22, 2021
The ANSI/BICSI 007 standard was recently updated to incorporate new technologies and approaches.

BICSI, the association serving information and communications technology (ICT) professionals, recently updated its ANSI/BICSI 007 standard, which is titled Information Communication Technology Design and Implementation Practices for Intelligent Buildings and Premises.

“ANSI/BICSI 007-2020 serves as the seminal standard for the design and implementation of ICT infrastructure necessary for all network-enabled building systems, from traditional, smart, IoT, emerging and everything in between,” BICSI said when announcing the availability of the newest revision.

“With this 50-page expansion, requirements, recommendations and guidance have been expanded to cover additional systems and the latest methods and trends within building design, providing for flexibility and longevity in designs, even for those system and cabling concepts which have not yet made it to market. And as these systems become commonplace, information on reliability, network design and security, and cloud support was also added.”

The new edition of the standard includes more detail than was in the previous version on the following topics: building automation systems, building management systems, energy management systems, low-voltage/PoE lighting, electronic security systems, intercom/paging/mass notification, sound masking, digital signing/wayfinding, asset management, and vertical transportation.

You can find more information on the ANSI/BICSI 007-2020 standard here.

You can read a detailed description of the new standard's contents at our sister site,, here.

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