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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, 2019
Jul 29, 2019

Have you ever wondered how a building automation system's web user interface works?

How does data travel from your web browser to the BAS and back?

How can you begin to troubleshoot these web user interfaces and make changes to them to meet customer needs?

We answer all these questions in this week's episode.

Jul 22, 2019

You have what it takes to get a job in building automation. All you need is a clear plan. 

In this week's episode, I lay out a step-by-step plan to get your first job in building automation even if you have zero experience with building automation.

Jul 15, 2019

What does it take to grow a building automation team and how can you grow a team during a talent shortage?

In this week's episode, we discuss how to organize and optimize your building automation business. We also look at how to asses, train, and measure your team to produce a highly profitable business.

Jul 1, 2019

How do pumps and pipes work? Why do we need them? And most importantly how do we control them with our building automation systems?

In this week's episode, we wrap up our 5-part series on controlling HVAC systems. We will look at:

  • How piping and pumping systems work together to provide conditioned water to core HVAC systems
  • Why you need to understand the interactions between flow and pressure and how to control both
  • The nuances of primary, secondary and decoupled loops
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