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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: September, 2016
Sep 19, 2016

Systems integration can be crazy. One moment you've got all your systems talking and next thing you know the whole building is shut down. There's a sort of voodoo magic to the systems integration process. Or at least that is what you've been lead to believe.

I know from experience that the systems integration process can be executed again and again with predictable results if you have a good process. In this episode I take you through my step-by-step process for performing complex systems integration.

In today's episode we will cover:

  • What are physical integration points?
  • What are logical integration points?
  • My three step process for laying out these integration points
Sep 16, 2016

Hey BAM Nation! I am so freakin excited about today's episode. Why you ask?

Because in today's episode I move into the second module of the learn series! The feedback I have gotten is amazing and I look forward to continuing to help you advance your career in the building automation space!

In today's episode I will be kicking off the BAS hardware module of the learn series and we will be discussing physical controller inputs!

In today's episode we will cover:

  • Technical Tip of the Week
  • The 4 types of inputs you absolutely need to know!
  • Career Tip of the Week
Sep 12, 2016

Hey BAM Nation! Another day, another podcast episode!

In this episode I continue my teaching on systems integration. The process I teach you today massively important and will save you hundreds of thousands of dollars if you implement it

In today's episode I will be teaching you how to perform a gap analysis as part of your systems integration process!

In today's episode we will cover:

  • What is a gap analysis
  • Why it is critical to perform the gap analysis on any of your integrations prior to purchasing any products or executing any work
  • How to perform a gap analysis
    • Step 1: Identify your use case requirements
    • Step 2: Identify your current capabilities
    • Step 3: Map out the present and missing requirements
    • Step 4: Identify a solution to close the gap
Sep 9, 2016

Hey BAM Nation! In today's episode I will be wrapping up the first module of the learn series, control modes! In this episode I will be discussing the fourth and final control mode, binary control.

On/off, open/shut, binary control is everywhere and in this episode we will discuss this critically important control mode!

In today's episode we will cover:

  • Technical Tip of the Week
  • What Binary Control is and How it works
  • Career Tip of the Week
Sep 5, 2016

Hey BAM Nation! In this episode I am going to be continuing my systems integration 101 series and will be taking you through my 3rd article in the series titled, "How to Identify your AS-IS systems".

In today's episode we will cover:

  • What are AS-IS systems
  • Why identifying your AS-IS systems is critically important
  • What the BDAT domains are and why you should care
  • The top questions you should ask for each domain
Sep 2, 2016

In this episode, I will be talking about the 3rd control mode in the learn series, Floating Control, in this episode you will learn what floating control is and why it is important to you.

In today's episode we will cover:

  • Technical Tip of the Week
  • Wrap up on how to Setup Sequencers
  • What Floating Control is and How it Works
  • Career Tip of the Week
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