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Vykon allows GSA to open building management projects to competitive bidding

About GSA and the Dirksen and Kluczynski Buildings in Chicago, IL:
  • Each GSA office building is a significant public investment that must contribute to the vitality of its neighboring community.
  • House Federal courts and offices of the FBI, DEA, U.S. Attorneys, U.S. Marshals Service, Department of Labor, IRS, Passport Office and other agencies.
  • Dirksen building – age 38 years; Kluczynski building – age 29 years.
  • Total of 78 floors and more than 2.3 million square feet.
The GSA Needs:
  • An open software solution that could handle and consolidate nine different manufacturers’ products, three LON network management tools, and two building automation software packages monitoring over 2000 nodes.
Vykon Provided:
  • A single-sourced, graphically-consistent, real-time building automation infrastructure for all control devices in both buildings.
  • 24-hour, Internet-based monitoring of building controls, with alarming capabilities to alert maintenance supervisors of any problems with system.
  • Managers can read real-time energy and operational data and send commands to and from different devices. Using any web browser, they can take immediate action to help manage energy consumption and costs, correct comfort problems, or do whatever else is necessary for smooth and concise building operations – from anywhere.
  • Vykon provides the GSA with the inherent capability to open all future building management projects for competitive vendor bidding due to Vykon’s ability to access any and all information.

“GSA was in a real spot when the sheer magnitude of our project started to overwhelm the original control system. Teng redesigned the network architecture and Tridium provided their JACE controllers, Vykon software and programming expertise.”
- Tom Jablonski, GSA Contracting Officer’s Representative

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