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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, 2017
Oct 30, 2017

Depending on what studies you read, 40% to 60% of the Building Automation Systems installed are more than 20 years old. On the surface, this wouldn’t be much of an issue but the real problem is that many of the BAS systems can no longer be replaced and the professionals who understand how to service them are leaving in droves.

How do you deal with this problem?

How can you defuse the ticking timebomb that is your aged BAS when you have no money and limited resources?

In this episode, I provide you my four-step process for solving this problem. You are going to learn:

  • How to quickly snapshot your buildings, so that you can know which buildings are studs and which buildings are duds
  • The one thing that is often missed when evaluating systems (be careful because missing this will cause major problems)
  • Why you must prioritize your system and why you're probably doing it wrong
  • A secret method that will
Oct 23, 2017
At the end of the day, you are judged by the outputs from your designs. In this episode, I walk you through the 7 design outputs you should focus on when producing BAS designs. Producing a quality design is the biggest factor in whether your BAS project will be a cost overrun failure or a case study worthy project.

In this episode you are going to learn:

  • The 7 design outputs you must produce
  • The simple trick that will reduce your design time and increase your installer accuracy
  • Why legends are overrated and what you should be doing instead
  • How to effectively manage your bill of materials to reduce slippage and increase profitability
  • And much more!
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