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The Smart Buildings Academy Podcast | Teaching You Building Automation, Systems Integration, and Information Technology

The weekly podcast where Phil Zito discusses topics related to building automation and provides useful tips and action packed examples to help you better understand building automation.
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Now displaying: July, 2016
Jul 29, 2016

In this episode, I open up and take you through my story of how I got to where I am in my career. I get personal and share what really motivates me to produce the content I produce and how you can develop a challenging career in the BAS world.

In today's episode we will cover:

  • My career path
  • My thoughts on what someone new to the BAS space needs to know
  • Why I run building automation monthly
  • And Much More
Jul 22, 2016

BAM Episode 016, in this episode I talk with Nick Dawson! Nick Dawson is a pipe-fitter turned controls technician. In this episode Nick discusses how he became a controls technician, how you can become a controls technician and how you can help others get into the exciting world of building automation.

In today's episode we will cover:

  • How people with non-BAS backgrounds can move into the BAS world
  • How to train and develop your staff to understand BAS systems
  • How to engage your management to invest in BAS
  • Creating an effective training program to develop BAS skills
Jul 15, 2016

BAM Episode 015, in this episode I talk with Joe Aamidor a smart buildings consultant and personal friend. Joe has a wealth of knowledge around smart buildings, product management, and as an added bonus he lives near silicon valley which exposes him to a number of Smart Building and IoT startups!

In today's episode we will cover:

  • What Smart Building Technologies (SBT) are having the greatest impact
  • How to procure, install and support multiple SBT
  • How IoT systems work with BAS systems
  • How to build out a technology road-map
  • What facility managers and other business leaders need to know about operating SBT
  • And Much More
Jul 8, 2016

BAM Episode 013, in this episode I talk with Derek Johnson from BuildingIQ. Derek brings his A game and gives us some of the best insight I have heard around Analytics in a long time!

In today's episode we will cover:

  • Why aren't we seeing wide spread adoption of analytics
  • How are analytics used differently in the BAS world
  • Why having a data strategy is required into today's world
  • What the biggest issue when it comes to implementing analytics
  • Applying analytics with old BAS architectures
  • Use cases for applying analytics to your building
  • And Much More
Jul 6, 2016

BAM Episode 012, in this episode I dive into my current post in the Evaluating Building Automation Systems Series. We are going to dive deep into the topic of trends, what they are, how they work and how you can evaluate them.

In today's episode we will cover:

  • What Trends are
  • How Trends work and how you can use them
  • Why trends are critical to your building automation system
  • 3 ways you can evaluate trends in your BAS proposals
Jul 1, 2016

BAM Episode 011, in this episode I talk with Joel Hutton from General Data Tech (GDT). Joel gives us a candid look at IoT and its place in the smart building space.

In today's episode we will cover:

An Overview of the Internet of Things (IoT)

How IoT differs from Sensor Networks

The main business drivers for IoT

What you can do to get ready for IoT

Resources for IoT learning

Jul 1, 2016

BAM Episode 011, in this episode I talk with Joel Hutton from General Data Tech (GDT). Joel gives us a candid look at IoT and its place in the smart building space.

In today's episode we will cover:

An Overview of the Internet of Things (IoT)

How IoT differs from Sensor Networks

The main business drivers for IoT

What you can do to get ready for IoT

Resources for IoT learning

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