Get Ready for ANSI/BICSI 009-2019, Data Center Operations and Maintenance Best Practices

ANSIBICSI 009-2019The wait for ANSI/BICSI 009-2019 is almost over. With new revisions, content and frequently given answers, this highly anticipated guide for data center operations and maintenance is packed with the latest knowledge. A range of topics are covered, such as emergency operations, security, commissioning, maintenance and more! Be on the lookout for this first of its kind, ANS DC Operations standard, coming this May. Click here to view our current standards.

Behind the Scenes of Credentialing 2020

If you have ever wondered how BICSI credentialing rules and regulations come about, the Credentialing 2020 program may be the answer. Within this BICSI Board Strategic Plan initiative, modernization and advancement are key factors that drive credentialing changes which are processed by leading industry experts and managed through BICSI's Credentialing 2020 Task Force. An abundance of data is extracted through third-party testing and results, numerous studies and more. Find out additional information here.

New Publication: ICT Installation Field Guide, Volume 1 - General Cabling

Designed with cabling installers and technicians in mind, the new ICT Installation Field Guide, Volume 1 - General Cabling is a quick reference for all things cabling. Click here to read more about this never-before-seen publication.

BICSI Becomes Accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Provider

Exciting news! BICSI has been named a CPD provider by The CPD Certification Service. CPD hours are required by many professionals in the UK and internationally to demonstrate they are staying current with the latest in industry and professional trends, technologies, best practices, etc.

BICSI’s attainment as an accredited CPD provider will help to establish us even more so as the preeminent provider of information and communications technology (ICT) education. BICSI is currently listed on the CPD website in the Provider Directory. In the next several weeks, our courses will be added to their Course Catalog, and once completed, we will have Events added to the CPD site as well.

Seeking Global Writers for ICT Today

Contribute to BICSI's bimonthly journal, ICT Today, with relevant articles from around the world. Please consider sharing your technical expertise and insight so that readers in every BICSI District and Region find useful content to help them learn and grow within their unique ICT community. Experienced ICT professionals are encouraged to submit vendor-neutral, timely and authoritative articles related to ICT design and installation practices and solutions. Send your article ideas to


Announcing the First of a Series of BICSI-CALA Technical Webinars

We are proud to announce the first of a series of webinars presented by the BICSI-CALA District.
Professionals from various countries will share their expertise, presenting various topics of current interest in the area. Our first webinar will be held on Thursday, 7 March 2019 from 12:30-13:30 EST.

The webinar will consist of two parts. Part 1: "Updates on the Technologies and Considerations of the New Generation of Intelligent Buildings" will be presented by Christian Ramírez Montilla (RCDD, DCDC | Technical Manager Andean Region | The Siemon Company | BICSI Colombia Country Secretary). The presentation will address the role of modern infrastructure and how devices, low-voltage applications and a converged infrastructure facilitate this change. The opportunities and design criteria of buildings increasingly connected and aligned with a digital revolution will be explored.

Part 2 of the webinar will share information on "Recommendations for the Design and Implementation of ICT Systems in Intelligent Buildings" and will be presented by BICSI Colombia Country Chair Hugo Santos (RCDD | Technical Director | Dittel SAS).

This webinar is focused on showing the effect of monitoring practices defined in the TDMM and /or ITSIMM (design and implementation of ICT systems), which could overcome certain shortcomings in the development of projects from its early stages.

Please note this will be presented in Spanish. In coming months, we will extend invitations to future webinars in English and Spanish!

Please register now at

One (1) BICSI CEC will be awarded to registered attendees.

For questions, please email:

Register for BICSI Day Guatemala and Other Upcoming 2019 BICSI CALA Events

Don't miss out on 2019 BICSI CALA events. These conferences will have academic agendas and exhibit halls where you will find the latest trends, new solutions, and best practices and standards that are a must in today’s industry to lead the modern world towards integral connectivity. We invite you to join us as an attendee or sponsor at our four major events in the area:

  • BICSI Day Guatemala  
    Todos Conectados
    21 February 2019 | Hotel Barceló Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala

  • Congreso BICSI CALA Mexico
    TIC Inteligente - Cómo la infraestructura digital está cambiando el mundo 
    22-23 May 2019 | Hotel Marriott Reforma - Ciudad de México, México

  • BICSI Day Perú
    Conectando el Futuro al Mundo de la Tecnología
    22 August 2019 | Hotel Sonesta Olivar - Lima, Perú

  • BICSI CALA Puerto Rico
    7 November 2019 | Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico (CIAPR) | San Juan, Puerto Rico

For more information about these events visit our websites: and

BICSI Japan District Chair, Katsuji Furuichi, Receives Global Outstanding Member of the Year Award

At the BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition, BICSI Japan District Chair, Katsuji Furuichi, received the Global Outstanding Member of the Year Award.  He said, "I am most honored to be given this award. However, BICSI Japan is still growing and we are on our way to 500 members. I will come back on this stage when we have over 500 members in Japan. I will do my best to advance to the next stage."

Rui Takei, RCDD, DCDC is Presented With the David K. Blythe University of Kentucky Award for Outstanding Member of the Year

BICSI Japan Board Member Rui Takei, RCDD, DCDC, was awarded the David K. Blythe University of Kentucky Award for Outstanding Member of the Year. He said "This award is not for only me. It is for all of Global and all of volunteers. We need to keep Global reach and Local touch. Arigato!"

2019 Japan District Conference & Exhibition Update

On January 29, BICSI Japan had a meeting with conference exhibitors and sponsors to discuss the conference on 21 November. We received great input and ideas on increasing the value of the conference and attendee satisfaction. Our conference will continue to grow.

General Announcements:

  • We now have a new DCDC in Japan, Hiroki Negishi from AT TOKYO Corporation. Congratulations and welcome to the DCDC community! We believe you will be successful as a DCDC!
  • New RCDD and DCDC exams will be held in 2019. Stay tuned for more information.


Register Now for the 2019 BICSI Middle East & Africa Conference & Exhibition

MEAThe 2019 Middle East & Africa District Conference & Exhibition will be taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre on 16-18 April. Gain new knowledge from technology-focused educational presentations by international presenters on ICT infrastructure systems, discover the latest ICT/ELV industry products and solutions in the Exhibit Hall, network with like-minded professionals and learn so much more.

Our two Keynotes will be:

  • Mark Acton of CBRE – “The Increasing Dependence on Digital Infrastructure – A New Utility”
  • Eugene Seah of Trainium – “The Three Biggest Mistakes We Can Make to Sabotage our Future”

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, slots are sill available.

Don't miss out—register here today.


You're Invited! Register to Attend Upcoming Events in the MEA District



UK & Ireland Conference is 12 June!

Get ready for the next big event taking place in the city of London, England on 12 June. Creating the Network Infrastructure Connecting Tomorrows World, is BICSI's annual conference event for the UK & Ireland Region. This conference mainly targets buyers and decision makers seeking information on products, services and solutions that can assist with benefiting the company, team members and individuals. Although registration is not open as of yet, sponsorships are currently available. Visit our conference website here for more details.

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