5. El Integrador de Sistemas Maestro

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En el entorno de hoy en día, los diseños de sistemas autónomos, de una sola fuente y bloqueados están fuera y los contratos multi-vendedores, completamente integrados y de oferta justa de los sistemas abiertos. Cuando los administradores de instalaciones investigan opciones para nuevos proyectos, los más solicitados Los beneficios son:

Aprovisionamiento abierto
Flexibilidad
Impermeabilización del futuro
Diseño sostenible

Más ingenieros consultores están adoptando este concepto debido a las demandas de las oficinas de adquisiciones. Cada paso – desde el esfuerzo inicial de ingeniería hasta el contrato inicial del sistema hasta el contrato de servicio – necesita ser licitación abierta. Se necesitan licitantes múltiples para mantener los costos en línea.

Varios factores clave están involucrados en la orquestación de proyectos multi-fase, multi-edificio, multi-licitación exitosos del campus. Para lograr estos beneficios, debe identificarse un plan maestro, incluyendo los criterios de diseño a corto y largo plazo y los métodos de adquisición. El método actual de contratación de proyectos de construcción debe adaptarse al plan maestro de la escuela.

Ingrese el Master Systems Integrator (MSI). Este consultor establece las mejores prácticas, asesora sobre el plan maestro de la escuela y asegura que las especificaciones sean instaladas y aplicadas para que se logren los beneficios. Al igual que el consultor de TI que diseña la red de datos, la columna vertebral y los sistemas del campus, el MSI se centra en los sistemas de control, interfaces gráficas de usuario (GUI) y bases de datos comunes para los subsistemas, protocolos de comunicaciones y arquitecturas de sistemas para todos los nuevos proyectos. El MSI a menudo consulta directamente con el grupo de TI del campus sobre temas como seguridad, escalabilidad y administración de energía para asegurarse de que se cumplan los objetivos de todos los nuevos sistemas de edificios.

En el mundo de la automatización de edificios, debemos diseñar una arquitectura e infraestructura comunes para los diversos subsistemas y seguir el modelo de TI tanto como sea posible. Esto requiere un esfuerzo coordinado, con estándares de campus desarrollados y entregados a cada ingeniero de diseño. El MSI trabaja directamente con el propietario asegurándose de que se usen sistemas abiertos, contratación abierta y prácticas de licitación justas y competitivas. El MSI también puede ser responsable del diseño e implementación de las GUI del sistema, garantizando una apariencia común para los diferentes edificios y sistemas. La tecnología del navegador web hace esto posible, evitando que un sistema se bloquee en la interfaz de usuario de un solo proveedor. Se pueden diseñar bases de datos estándar de dispositivos, interfaces, enrutadores y controladores, que pueden incluir convenciones de nomenclatura, normas alarmantes, métodos de programación y análisis de tendencias. Una vez que alguien ha creado una columna vertebral común para los subsistemas para comunicarse y un conjunto estándar de criterios de diseño a seguir, es fácil lograr los objetivos completos de integración del campus.

Comience con un buen plan maestro, desarrolle las mejores prácticas y objetivos para la integración a corto y largo plazo y luego desarrolle las normas de especificación alrededor de este plan. Al contratar a un ingeniero consultor, asegúrese de que él o ella entiende los objetivos y sabe cómo diseñar la estrategia de control para cumplir con el plan. Utilice los servicios de un buen integrador del sistema maestro para ayudar a coordinar la integración completa del campus.

 [:en]In today’s environment, standalone, single-source, locked-in system designs are out and the multi-vendor, fully integrated, fair-bid contracts of open systems are in. When facilities managers investigate options for new projects, the most sought-after benefits are:

  • Open procurement
  • Flexibility
  • Future-proofing
  • Sustainable design

More consulting engineers are embracing this concept due to the demands of the procurement offices. Each step – from the initial engineering effort to the initial system contract to the service contract – needs to be open bid. Multiple bidders are needed to keep costs in line.

Several key factors are involved in orchestrating successful multi-phase, multi-building, multi-bid campus projects. To achieve these benefits, a master plan must be identified, including the short-term and long-term design criteria and the procurement methods. The current method of contracting building projects must be adapted to the campus master plan.

Enter the Master Systems Integrator (MSI). This consultant sets up best practices, advises on the campus master plan, and makes sure specifications are installed and enforced so benefits are achieved. Like the IT consultant who designs the campus data network, backbone, and systems, the MSI focuses on the control systems, graphical user interfaces (GUI), and common databases for the subsystems, communications protocols, and system architectures for all new projects. The MSI often consults directly with the campus IT group on issues such as security, scalability, and energy management to make sure the objectives for all new building systems are met.

In the building automation world, we must design a common architecture and infrastructure for the various subsystems and follow the IT model as much as possible. This requires a coordinated effort, with campus standards developed and delivered to each design engineer. The MSI works directly with the owner making sure open systems, open procurement, and fair and competitive bidding practices are used. The MSI can also be responsible for the design and implementation of the system GUIs, ensuring a common look and feel for the various buildings and systems. Web browser technology makes this possible, preventing a system from being locked in to a single vendor’s user interface. Standard databases of devices, interfaces, routers, and controllers can be designed, and can include naming conventions, alarming standards, scheduling methods, and trend analyses. Once someone has created a common backbone for the subsystems to communicate over and a standard set of design criteria to follow, it’s easy to achieve the full campus integration objectives.

Start with a good master plan, develop the best practices and objectives for both short-term and long-term integration, and then develop the specification standards around this plan. When hiring a consulting engineer, make sure he or she understands the objectives and knows how to design the controls strategy to meet the plan. Use the services of a good master system integrator to help coordinate full campus integration.

Related Links:

200607_MSI_p1.pdf(opens into a new window) — Knowledge Based Business: Making the Case for the Master Systems Integrator (Part One), 2006-07, LonMark Magazine (90k)

200610_MSI_p2.pdf(opens into a new window) — Knowledge Based Business: Making the Case for the Master Systems Integrator (Part Two), 2006-10, LonMark Magazine (82k)[:pb]In today’s environment, standalone, single-source, locked-in system designs are out and the multi-vendor, fully integrated, fair-bid contracts of open systems are in. When facilities managers investigate options for new projects, the most sought-after benefits are:

  • Open procurement
  • Flexibility
  • Future-proofing
  • Sustainable design

More consulting engineers are embracing this concept due to the demands of the procurement offices. Each step – from the initial engineering effort to the initial system contract to the service contract – needs to be open bid. Multiple bidders are needed to keep costs in line.

Several key factors are involved in orchestrating successful multi-phase, multi-building, multi-bid campus projects. To achieve these benefits, a master plan must be identified, including the short-term and long-term design criteria and the procurement methods. The current method of contracting building projects must be adapted to the campus master plan.

Enter the Master Systems Integrator (MSI). This consultant sets up best practices, advises on the campus master plan, and makes sure specifications are installed and enforced so benefits are achieved. Like the IT consultant who designs the campus data network, backbone, and systems, the MSI focuses on the control systems, graphical user interfaces (GUI), and common databases for the subsystems, communications protocols, and system architectures for all new projects. The MSI often consults directly with the campus IT group on issues such as security, scalability, and energy management to make sure the objectives for all new building systems are met.

In the building automation world, we must design a common architecture and infrastructure for the various subsystems and follow the IT model as much as possible. This requires a coordinated effort, with campus standards developed and delivered to each design engineer. The MSI works directly with the owner making sure open systems, open procurement, and fair and competitive bidding practices are used. The MSI can also be responsible for the design and implementation of the system GUIs, ensuring a common look and feel for the various buildings and systems. Web browser technology makes this possible, preventing a system from being locked in to a single vendor’s user interface. Standard databases of devices, interfaces, routers, and controllers can be designed, and can include naming conventions, alarming standards, scheduling methods, and trend analyses. Once someone has created a common backbone for the subsystems to communicate over and a standard set of design criteria to follow, it’s easy to achieve the full campus integration objectives.

Start with a good master plan, develop the best practices and objectives for both short-term and long-term integration, and then develop the specification standards around this plan. When hiring a consulting engineer, make sure he or she understands the objectives and knows how to design the controls strategy to meet the plan. Use the services of a good master system integrator to help coordinate full campus integration.

Related Links:

200607_MSI_p1.pdf(opens into a new window) — Knowledge Based Business: Making the Case for the Master Systems Integrator (Part One), 2006-07, LonMark Magazine (90k)

200610_MSI_p2.pdf(opens into a new window) — Knowledge Based Business: Making the Case for the Master Systems Integrator (Part Two), 2006-10, LonMark Magazine (82k)[:]