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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: August, 2016
Aug 29, 2016

In this episode, I will be taking you through the topic of use cases. Use cases are critical to executing a great systems integration project. The problem is most use cases are from useful and quite honestly a lot of them suck. That's why I recorded this episode for you.

In today's episode we will cover:

  • What is a use case?
  • How can you identify the systems and people involved? 
  • My 3 step framework for developing useful use cases 100% of the time.
Aug 26, 2016

In this episode, I will be continuing the learn series and unpacking our next control mode, sequencers. Sequencers allow you to "stage" devices on and off.

In today's episode we will cover:

  • My technical tip of the week
  • How both physical and logical sequencers work
  • My career tip of the week
Aug 22, 2016

In this episode I discuss my new series systems integration 101 and I talk through what you can expect as part of the series. Over the next 8 weeks I will cover 8 lessons that discuss systems integration.

Also in this episode I will cover lesson #1 Systems Interfacing vs Systems Integration. In this lesson I will discuss the differences and what each approach is.

Aug 19, 2016

In this episode, I continue the discussion around PID loops and will be covering everyone's favorite task, tuning PID loops! Sooner or later in your BAS career you are going to have to learn how to tune PID loops.

In today's episode we will cover:

  • My weekly Technical Tip
  • How to tune your PID Loops (Deep Dive)
  • My weekly Career Tip
Aug 12, 2016

In this episode, I dive into one of my most requested topics and that is the topic of Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) Loops.

In today's episode we will cover:

  • My weekly Technical Tip
  • What PID Loops are
  • How PID Loops work
  • How you can tune PID Loops
  • My weekly Career Tip
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