CABA Information Series

IS-2007-60: Technology Contracting: Designing Systems for Efficiency and Interoperability

Johnson Controls reports on the benefits of centralizing responsibility for the management of building automation systems through technology contracting. Instead of subcontracting HVAC, lighting, security, IT networking, etc. to separate companies with separate responsibilities, an overall manager is assigned. This is particularly useful when the building systems are integrated. This approach saves time, reduces risk and blame, cuts capital costs, reduces construction costs, cuts operating costs, and enables system interoperability. The process for technology contracting is described with a few examples.

















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