BICSI releases ANSI-accredited standard for educational institutions
ANSI/BICSI-001-2009, Information Transport Systems Design Standard for K-12 Educational Institutions, has been released.
BICSI , the association supporting the information transport systems (ITS) industry with information, education, and knowledge assessment, announces the approval and publication of ANSI/BICSI-001-2009, Information Transport Systems Design Standard for K-12 Educational Institutions . This is the first-ever BICSI-exclusive standard BICSI has produced as an ANSI-accredited standards development organization.
The standard is intended to enable K-12 ITS design in the building development process by contributing to architectural considerations and providing information that cuts across multidisciplinary design efforts. Adequate planning during building construction or renovation is significantly less expensive and less disruptive than after the facility is operational. K-12 educational institutions can benefit from an ITS infrastructure design that is planned in advance to support growth and changes that will be required to enhance the educational delivery system. This standard specifies minimum requirements and guidelines for the design of ITS infrastructure for K-12 educational institutions.
Work on this standard began in 2004 when TJ Roe, BICSI Standards Committee Chair at the time, appointed Terry Hochbein, RCDD, NTS, OSP, as the Chair of the K-12 Subcommittee. The mission of this subcommittee was to gather a number of industry experts to write the industry’s first ITS design standard for K-12 educational institutions. These industry experts have backgrounds as K-12 educational technology directors, ITS designers, technology equipment manufacturers, architects, engineers and consultants. Hochbein selected John Kacperski, RCDD, OSP, to serve as the subcommittee secretary and Todd Taylor, RCDD, NTS, OSP, to serve as the document editor.