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Intelligent Building and the Bid Specification Process

  • January 2013
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  • Continental Automated Building Association (CABA)
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  • 75 pages

1.1 Project Background

The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is a not-for-profit industry association dedicated to the advancement of intelligent home and intelligent buildings technologies. The organization is supported by an international membership of more than 300 organizations involved in the design, manufacture, installation, and retailing of products relating to home automation and building automation. Public organizations, including utilities and government organizations, are also members.

The Intelligent & Integrated Buildings Council (IIBC), a core working committee of the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA), commissioned this research project titled “Intelligent Buildings and the Bid Specification Process1,” with the objective that it could assist in building the industry’s knowledge base and perspectives on the bid spec process adopted for executing and fulfilling technology adoption, service integration, retrofit projects, and other ongoing developmental plans in the building industry. Frost & Sullivan was commissioned by the Project Steering Committee, instituted for the specific purpose of funding and overseeing this collaborative research, to undertake the project on behalf of CABA.

1.1.1 Overview and Focus Areas

The heterogeneous and fragmented nature of the building technology industry and its associated service segments warrants that various stakeholders be involved in any given project delivery process. The ultimate decision on technology adoption is usually dependent on the influence of various service partners. Differences in operational methods of these partners leads to delay in implementation and often results in the selection of low-cost options that do not offer long-term benefits to the building owner.
Stringent budgets and quicker payback frequently become the sole criteria for selecting a particular set of technology solutions. Incorporation of intelligence is usually either postponed indefinitely or not considered at all. The present bid spec processes followed in the industry further add to the issue because contractors, system integrators, and consulting spec engineers exert varying degrees of influence on the end-user’s decision making process.

The bid spec process is characterized by vendors and service providers from established technology, product, and solution segments, as well as those offering smart and energy-efficient alternatives. These players operate in the market with a variety of service providers involved from prototype development to delivery. Given this position, there are challenges that the building technology industry players have to face, both internally and externally, to create a strong position for themselves in the market.
Therefore, the key focus areas agreed upon by the Project Steering Committee include the following:

- Current status of intelligent technology adoption
- The optimal delivery ecosystem for success of bid spec projects
- Level of awareness of various decision-makers
- Process changes to be adopted
- The opportunities for various industry participants

The content of this report encompasses the above focus areas.

Table Of Contents

Intelligent Building and the Bid Specification Process
Sl.# Contents Page #
Chapter 1 - Executive Overview
1.1 Project Background 7
1.1.1 Overview and Focus Areas 7
1.2 Key Objectives 8
1.3 Methodology and Research Design 9
1.4 Definitions 10
1.5 Summary of Key Findings 11
1.5.1 Current State of the Intelligent Buildings Industry 12
1.5.2 Review of Major Issues 14
1.5.3 Key Conclusions - The Way Forward 15
Chapter 2 - The State of the Industry
2.1 State of the Intelligent Buildings Industry in North America 16
2.2 Review of Major Participant Groups 18
2.2.1 Participant Roles and Responsibilities 19
2.3 Review of the Value Chain and Delivery Model 22
2.3.1 Procurement Process by Technology Type 26
2.3.2 Procurement Process by Market Segment Type 30
2.4 Review of the Present Bid Spec Process 33
2.4.1 Current Dynamics - Drivers and Challenges 33
2.4.2 Decision Making Process Flow by Bid Spec Type 35
2.5 Issues and Challenges with the Present Model 38
2.5.1 Areas to be Addressed 39
Chapter 3 - Opportunity Identification
3.1 Identification of Demand Potential for Bid Spec 42
3.1.1 Anticipated Demand for Bid Spec Projects 42
3.1.2 Anticipated Demand by Technology Type 44
3.2 Growth Areas for Bid and Spec Projects 45
3.3 Opportunities by Type of Participant and Success Factors 47
Chapter 4 - Desired Market Approach
4.1 Optimization of the Bid Specification Process 50
4.1.1 Evaluation of Optimization Aspects 50
4.2 Desired Market Approach for Bid Spec 52
4.3 The Emerging Bid Spec Value Chain 54
Chapter 5 - Standardization and Best Practices Review
5.1 Best Practices Review - Project Case Studies 58
5.2 Evaluation of Project Cases and Success Factors 67
5.3 Standardization Initiatives 68
Chapter 6 - Conclusions and Recommendations
6.1 Key Conclusions 72
6.2 Strategic Messages 73
6.3 Recommendations 73
Additional Information: CABA Contacts
CABA Contacts (www.CABA.org)

List of Charts and Other Exhibits

Chart No. and Title Page
Chart 1.1: Primary Research Sample Categorization 9
Chart 1.2: Technology Transitions in Buildings 11
Chart 1.3: Industry Dynamics - Drivers and Challenges 12
Chart 1.4: Key Trends and Dynamics in the Intelligent Buildings Industry 13
Chart 1.5: Growth Areas for Bid and Spec Projects 15
Chart 2.1 Key Trends and Dynamics in the Intelligent Buildings Industry 17
Chart 2.2: The Intelligent Buildings Taxonomy 18
Chart 2.3: Technology Evolution in Intelligent Buildings 19
Chart 2.4: Intelligent Buildings Industry - Key Participant Groups 19
Chart 2.5: Major Participants and Roles 20
Chart 2.6: Intelligent Buildings Industry Value Chain 22
Chart 2.7: Technology Transitions in Buildings 23
Chart 2.8: Procurement Process by Technology Type 27
Chart 2.9: Procurement Process by Market Segment 31
Chart 2.10: Industry Dynamics - Drivers and Challenges 34
Chart 2.11: Design-bid-build Process Flow 35
Chart 2.12: Design Build Process Flow 36
Chart 2.13: Construction Management Process Flow 37
Chart 2.14: Key Bid Spec Participants and Issues to be Addressed 39
Chart 3.1: Demand Criteria: Ranking of Parameters 43
Chart 3.2: Potential for Bid Spec by Technology Type 44
Chart 3.3: Growth Areas for Bid and Spec Projects 46
Chart 3.3: Opportunities and Value Propositions Emerging in Bid and Spec 47
Chart 4.1: Changes in the Bid Spec Project Structure 53
Chart 4.2: Changes Anticipated in the Value Chain and Delivery Approach 54
Chart 4.3: Expected Repositioning of Players 55
Chart 4.4: Emerging Value Chain and Delivery Process for the Intelligent Buildings Industry 56
Chart 5.1: List of Case Studies Evaluated 58
Chart 5.2: LCCA Rated as a Technology Adoption Factor 69
Chart 6.1: Recommendations and Identified Areas of Focus 74

Other Exhibits - Project Case Studies

Chandler Regional Medical Center, Chandler, Arizona, United States 59
Bell Trinity Tower, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 61
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Cloverdale, British Columbia, Canada 63
Ardo Food Storage and Distribution Facility, Kent, United Kingdom 65

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