The preferred method of design and construction for commercial office buildings today, especially buildings with multiple tenants.
Firstly, it speeds up the design and build process. Defining the core and shell elements of the building first allows for progress to be made in the design of other portions of the building while the long-lead items of the core and shell can be implemented. Once those elements have been planned, work can proceed without having to wait on the interior details.
The alternative to the core and shell method is to fit-out tenant space with ceilings, flooring, lighting, HVAC, etc. before a tenant occupies the space. However, often times these items are altered to accommodate a tenant’s ideas and requirements for the space. The result is a great deal of wasted time spent altering a space that just had new fittings installed.
The data exchange with the broker. Call it north side. The CoreSync product connects non-IP devices mostly lights but could also be fans, motorized shades, dynamic glass, AV screens etc… to an IP network Call it south side.. any device we put on our IoT platform is Class 1 integrated on the north side.. Other systems may already have an IP/PoE native controller, cameras, door access, HVAC controller etc… these do not need a CoreSync gateway on the south side and if the meet the integration requirements would be class 1 integrated on the North side.
Any IP/PoE lighting solution requires a way to get lights powered and communicating on a network all IP/PoE lighting only companies have some sort of gateway/driver solution. Some have combined them and called them nodes, some have tried to imbed them in fixtures to hide them, but the physical components exist.