The Digital Building Trend
IOT is now digitally transforming building Infrastructure devices; building infrastructure devices and systems are being digitally disrrupted. Energy Storage, Low Voltage DC, and Pulsed DC Power transfer technologies are providing lower cost, data rich, and easily integrated experiences for building occupants. Building Owners and Operators will have management tools, automation, analytics, and artificial intelligence to more effectively manage their buildings and assets. Enterprise customers are using digital building systems to provide "cool and/or personalized experiences" in order to attract and retain top talent for the workforce of the future. Building occupants enjoy a better, safer, and more sustainable building environment. The benefits of connected devices and systems are essential to the modern building approach, and we are starting to scratch the surface.
Luis Suau was instrumental at Cisco Systems in the development of the Cisco Digital Ceiling and Cisco Digital Building (CDB) Technologies. He was a key member of their internal research and advanced development team which begun developing the technology in 2012. The Digital Building approach is a network-based, low voltage, Power over Ethernet (POE) approach for Lighting, Shading, and many other building infrastructure systems.
In 2020, Luis left Cisco to pursue his passion of expanding the scope of Digital Building Infrastructure. Luis is now an independent Consultant to Equipment Manufacturers, Customers, and Systems Integrators that wish to understand, develop, or deploy these systems. He has also spoken at a variety of events and conferences including CiscoLive, BICSI, IES, Alliance to Save Energy, and many others. He has worked with UL, DOE(PNNL), NREL, LBL and other government labs. Reach out to discuss how Luis can help you with your Digital Building project.
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BICSI is a global professional association supporting the advancement of the information and communications technology (ICT) community. Among its roles is to provide Standards and Best Practices for the ICT industry.
Building systems encompasses the numerous systems within a building that utilize network and data systems. These systems are often used within IP-enabled solutions, smart or intelligent buildings, and IoT applications.
Since 1985 BICSI’s flagship manual has been the blueprint for cabling design. With the release of the new 14th edition of the Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM), significant changes have been made. These changes reflect the newest trends in ICT technologies, ensuring a project is designed based on the latest standards and best practices.
The new TDMM 14th is the foundation of ICT design for the next 20 years. From a new chapter detailing special design considerations, new sections such as disaster recovery and risk management, and updates to intelligent building design, 5G, DAS, WiFi-6, health care, PoE, OM5, data centers, wireless networks and addressing the latest versions of electrical codes and standards, the TDMM 14th edition is sure to be the indispensable resource for modern cabling design.