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EMAIL INTERVIEW – Paul Ehrlich and Ken Sinclair
Paul Ehrlich is the founder and President of Building Intelligence Group LLC and is a regular contributor to the Automated Buildings site.
Sinclair: What exactly is this project?
Ehrlich: The Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) airport is in the process of a major program to renovate their terminals. As part of this project they are looking to integrate systems across the terminals for improved energy and operational efficiency.
Sinclair: Is this basically just a common BAS?
Ehrlich: The owner envisions this as a larger integration platform that is called the “Enterprise Information and Operations System” or EIOS. Initially it will connect together the various BAS systems, as well as fire alarm, metering, and the central plant. In time this system may be expanded to include other systems including jet bridges and under wing equipment as well as other buildings across the airport site.
Sinclair: What is the status of the project?
Ehrlich: Our firm has been working with the airport on this for several years. We have helped them to define a plan and standards for the underlying systems. The next step is to solicit proposals for a Systems Integration Contractor who will be responsible to furnish software and complete the integration over a period of several years.
Sinclair: Is this open to any systems integrator?
Ehrlich: Yes. The owner will be requesting technical proposals and is looking for integrators with experience on projects of similar size and scope. The RFP is number 7006003 and will be posted at https://www.dfwairport.com/business/solicitations/index.php.
We anticipate that the posting will go up around September 28, 2015.
Sinclair: Any closing thoughts?
Ehrlich: We always appreciate working with Automated Buildings and encourage you to keep up the good work.
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