New SIA CAD Symbol Standard Now Available
This standards document is published by the Security Industry Association (SIA) and was developed and adopted by a consensus of industry volunteers in accordance with SIA's standards development policies and procedures. It is intended to facilitate product compatibility and interchangeability in order to reduce misunderstandings between implementers and other parties, as well as to assist purchasers in obtaining the proper products to fulfill their particular needs. For more details, contact Mia Smith, SIA Manager of Standards at SSmith@securityindustry.org or (301) 804-4727.
SIA member price is $50; non-member price, $275. However, security consultant and engineering firms may join SIA at the special rate of $250 and receive the CAD Symbols standard at no additional charge.
Through SIA Membership, A&E and security consulting firms have the best opportunity to understand emerging technologies in security products and services. This directly impacts design elements and how security solutions can be part of the overall construction design plans. Further, SIA continues working in the area of industry standards (AG-01 being the latest) and professional training to educate architects, engineers and design professionals.
Division 28 Update
SecuritySpecifiers and the Security Industry Association (SIA) have taken the lead in working with the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) to recommend updates for the 2016 MasterFormat, to be issued in Q1 2016. MasterFormat is CSI's master list of titles and numbers used to organize specifications and other project information for most commercial building design and construction projects in North America. Recommended changes primarily affect MasterFormat Division 28, Electronic Safety and Security, but other divisions are also impacted. Nearly 100 volunteers - consultants, integrators, manufacturers, have been somehow involved in this effort. CSI has approved our recommendations. SIA will maintain the Division 28 Update Committee going forward as a vehicle for making future recommendations.
Current Division 28 Numbers
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