Smart Building Systems Designers
A smart, or intelligent, building is one that uses sensors, cameras, data analytics, artificial intelligence, automated systems, and integrated processes to self-regulate its environment and operations. The construction of smart buildings—as well as the retrofitting of existing structures—reduces energy costs and usage; improves safety (for example, a smart building can automatically detect smoke and signal a fire alarm); allows building owners to identify maintenance or other performance issues with lighting, heating/cooling, and other syst...
Minimum Education Level
The mean salary for commercial and industrial designers who worked for architectural, engineering, and related services firms was $84,070 in May 2019, according to the U.S Department of Labor. The lowest 10 percent of all commercial and industrial designers earned $39,860 annually, and the top 10 percent earned more than $114,950.
Electrical engineers who worked for architectural, engine...
Smart building systems designers enjoy an intellectually rewarding work environment in which they get the opportunity to use their creativity, imagination, and analytical skills to make existing buildings smarter or design the systems and technologies for brand-new smart buildings. Most designers work in pleasant offices and have access to cutting-edge technology. They work a standard 40-hour w...
Employment of commercial and industrial designers who work for architectural, engineering, and related services firms is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all careers through 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The DOL predicts that “prospects should be best for job applicants who have a strong background in two- and three-dimensional computer-aided design and...