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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: October, 2016
Oct 29, 2016

In Episode 35 of the Building Automation Monthly podcast I provide my thoughts on episode 201 of the Control Talk Now Podcast.

In today's episode I will cover:

  • Can we have BAS as a service?
  • What is the future of controls?
  • What is CANDI?
  • How can we continue to develop controls folks
Oct 28, 2016

In Episode 34 of the Building Automation Monthly podcast I discuss the fundamentals of IT architecture. I unpack how computers work, what client machines are, and how servers and virtual machines work as well!

In today's episode I will cover:

  • What is IT Architecture
  • How do computers work
  • What is a client?
  • What is a server?
  • What are virtual machines
  • What are containers
Oct 24, 2016

In Episode 33 of the Building Automation Monthly podcast I discuss the topic of IT basics and the recent IoT based DDos that took down access to Netflix and Twitter. 

In today's episode I will cover:

  • What is information technology and why does it matter for BAS
  • The impact of storage and applications shifting to the cloud
  • Why database knowledge is becoming important
  • What you need to know about API's
Oct 17, 2016

When it comes to working in the building automation space no skill stands out more than HVAC. Having a solid understanding of HVAC fundamentals will get you far in the building automation space.

But, what do you need to know?

And how do you learn it?

 In today's episode I will cover:

  • What are HVAC systems?
  • How air side and water side systems work?
Oct 12, 2016

I discuss my thoughts on the 200th episode of ControlTalk Now.

Awesome job Eric and Kenny!

 In today's episode I will cover:

  • My thoughts on the 200th episode of ControlTalk Now
Oct 10, 2016

In episode 30 of the building automation Monthly podcast I will be talking you through how to create a sequence of operations for your systems integration projects. You don't want to miss this one!

In today's episode I will cover:

  • What is a sequence of operations
  • How to create a sequence of operations
  • How to implement the sequence of operations on your systems integration project
Oct 7, 2016
Data models and system requirements. Two of the most commonly misunderstood steps of the systems integration process. In this episode I am going to be teaching you my step-by-step processes for creating data models and system requirements.
 
If you have zero knowledge of data don't worry by the end of this podcast you will have a solid understanding of what data is.

In today's episode we will cover:

  • What is data?
  • What is data normalization?
  • What is a data model and how do you create one?
  • What are system requirements and how do you define them?
Oct 5, 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 is integration map?
  • What is an integration map used for?
  • When and when not to use an integration map?
  • How do you create an integration map?
  • My six step process for creating an integration map
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