Volunteers Wanted: Help SIA Develop New Architectural Graphics Standard

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The Security Industry Association (SIA) Architectural Graphics Working Group invites interested volunteers to participate in the development of a fully updated version of the SIA AG-01 standard. AG-01, which has been reaffirmed by the American National Standards Institute and approved as a SIA standard, is a collection of architectural graphics for security intended for use by architects, building contractors, system integrators, electrical contractors and security managers to produce construction drawings, shop drawings and installation/as-built drawings and physical security system layouts.

Volunteers participating in this project will work to create a more comprehensive, modern version of the SIA AG-01 standard to better address the needs of the security industry and offer up-to-date, standardized architectural graphics that can be used in design software.

“Our goal as a working group is to create an environment of thought leadership and advocacy to improve technology design in the construction industry. Regardless of project type, delivery method or design software, depicting and coordinating technology in construction is challenging and often results in inefficiency and waste,” said Larry Fosnight, chair of the Architectural Graphics Working Group and director of sales engineering at ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions. “We seek to develop a working group consisting of individuals of varying backgrounds in order to dive into the challenges and lead the industry to better project outcomes.”

The working group will hold an initial kickoff meeting at ISC West on Wednesday, March 29, from 9 to 10 a.m. PDT. Participants can join either in person in room Galileo 905 of the Venetian Expo or virtually. Interested volunteers are encouraged to attend the meeting and join the Architectural Graphics Working Group. For more information, contact Cameron Walker-Miller, associate director of standards and technology at SIA, at cmiller@securityindustry.org