The word “BUILDING” calls to mind an actual building, and a building calls to mind a system set up for different uses, made of indoor and outdoor construction structures and of all the systems and devices which are permanently located in it.
THE “BUILDING” PRODUCTION CHAIN
A building can be considered a container made up of different materials, both structural (steel, cement, bricks, etc.), containing (glass, sheet metal, fixtures, doors, gates, etc), and aesthetic (shingles, friezes, tiles, etc.), which include physical resources of various types such as thermal energy, electric energy, vibrations, noise, water, air.
Each of these resources has its generation or transport system made of numerous components of various nature (pipes, valves, cocks, plumbing and heating components, cables, switches, bulbs, boilers, heat pumps, lifts, stair lifts, etc.). Without mentioning everything that is connected to a building, such as streets, gardens, aqueducts, sewage systems, remote heating systems, electrical connections, etc.
Special attention must also be paid to everything that is connected to the well-being and safety of the building, to safeguard our future and meet sustainability needs which are increasingly felt by everyone.
The aspect of sustainability includes safety systems for both people (safety) and things (security), lighting (LEDs, etc.), sound-proofing (sound absorbing panels, etc.), domotics (systems controlling access, climate, media, etc.), waste management (collection systems for exhaust oil, separate collection of rubbish systems, plants for waste water use, etc.)
THE AGENTS OF THE PRODUCTION CHAIN
The term BUILDING includes an immense world of products, plants and systems regulated by laws and standards. A world in which the value chain includes different and very numerous agents: from component manufacturers to plant manufacturers; from designers to installers; from contractors to a thousand other professionals interacting to create one of the primary goods.
ICIM’S PROPOSAL FOR AGENTS OF THE PRODUCTION CHAIN
ICIM is attentive to market requests and interested agents, proposing a series of certification and qualified policy guidance services (ACCREDIA accreditations, European notifications and national qualifications) which allow component and plant manufacturers, designers, installers and contractors to have both qualifying coverage of their own products and services, as well as support and aid for their work.