Information Technology and Telecommunication

Origin: CSA
Close date: Jul 16, 2024
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1.1 General

This Code specifies the requirements for the information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure that includes safety, security, and reliability of the building and equipment operating to detect or cause a change through the direct monitoring and/or control of a building’s real property equipment, assets, processes, and events. It applies to buildings, structures, and premises including factory-built relocatable and non-relocatable structures.

This Code outlines requirements for the following criteria relevant for building systems ICT infrastructure:

a) operational performance;

b) security and privacy;

c) network typology; and

d) physical environment.

1.2 Inclusions

The Code applies to network security profile, environmental protection, and ICT infrastructure that is associated only with building systems (e.g., HVAC, lighting, VSS) for office, multi-unit residential, and institutional buildings (e.g., schools, universities, convention centres, health care facilities).

1.3 Exclusions

The Code does not cover

a) tenant systems (e.g., File servers, printing, IP phones, HR systems) and the ICT infrastructure associated with these systems; and

b) health care systems (e.g., nurse call systems, oxygen supply systems, CT scans, MRIs) and the ICT infrastructure associated with these systems.