True building integration means finding commonalities between building systems and using the appropriate communication protocols to program them. This provides cooperative sequences of operations that offer increased value to the building owner.
Beyond the bones and bloodlines of electrical installations—the cable, conduit, relays, panel boards and the more sophisticated building automation controls—are the brains, the programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
Security is serious business, and most of the men and women who work in physical security treat it as such. However, there are times when loose talk out of shop can cause serious security breaches for a contractor’s commercial and institutional clients.