Learn how to layout BAS inputs and outputs for your controls hardware designs in this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast.
In this week's episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast, you will learn the 5-step building controls hardware engineering process.
We will discuss:
Is your building automation system secure?
Does your BAS need to be secure?
And what does secure even mean?
In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy podcast, we discuss the fundamentals of cyber-security. We look at what cyber-security is, how to evaluate the need for cyber-security controls, and what cyber-security approaches you can use to better secure your building automation system
Have you ever run into a project delay that wasn't your fault?
Did you find yourself running into wall after wall when you tried to get the project team to help you out?
If so this episode is for you!
In this episode we discuss how to manage project expectations in the contracted environment.
What if I told you that you can develop a BAS Technician in 6 months? Would you believe me?
The OJT myth is a belief that the only way we can develop technicians is to put them in the field for several years until they "figure out" how to "do it".
In this episode we look at alternative employee development models and we explore how and when to best use OJT.
In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast we look at seven key concepts that every building automation professional should know about information technology.
We are entering a retrofit market. Are you prepared to maintain your building automation sales pipelines in this new retrofit market?
I remember when capital work largely dried up in 2009 and the only thing that kept me employed was my retrofit projects.
In this episode, we discuss how to sell retrofit work.
In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast, we are going to discuss how to troubleshoot common issues that we experience out in the field. Over the past couple weeks I've been keeping an eye out for questions on Facebook, HVAC forums, and LinkedIn.
In this episode I am going to discuss common issues related to:
In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast, we discuss how to get a job in building automation.
We discuss the essential skills for getting a job in the building automation space, the different types of roles and what each role requires, and how to transition into those roles.
In this episode, we take a deep dive into how to use the consultative sales process to identify solutions to problems impacting your customer's business.
Tyson Soutter is an experienced smart buildings professional who has an extensive background in smart buildings technologies. Similar to myself, Tyson started as a technician and worked into more technical roles over the years.
This enabled us to have a great conversation that went into the weeds on several topics. However, if you are not a technical person this podcast interview still has some great business and sales discussions as Tyson and I discussed the future state of the market, strategies for maintaining relevancy and growth, and ideas around actually implementing technology solutions in today's environment.
Are you a building owner trying to figure out what actions you should be taking during new construction or major retrofit projects? If so this week's episode is for you.
In this episode, we are going to discuss how to oversee a building automation project from the perspective of the owner.
As I see it there are four phase gates for an owner to focus on
Managing building automation projects is tough. There are so many nested tasks and expectations that you need to oversee!
In this week's episode, we discuss how to effectively manage Building Automation projects.
In this episode you will learn:
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In this episode, we discuss the controls hierarchy of needs and how to best serve your customers based on their needs.
In this episode, I answer your IAQ questions. We discuss what IAQ is, how to control IAQ, what you need to know about IAQ and COVID-19, and much more.
Building out your BAS team for growth is one of the key factors for success
Having people in the right roles at the right time will give you the ability to flex with your customer's needs and to address new potential work opportunities.
In this episode, we are going to discuss how to structure your BAS Team.
We are going to look at $1M, $10M and $50M in revenue
We are also going to look at structuring for Construction (we will cover service in the next episode), when to separate teams, and how to position for scale and growth.
In this episode, we discuss our step-by-step process on how to create a building automation standard for your organization.
Do you have a formal onboarding process for your employees? Have you analyzed why and when your employees get stuck in their talent journey?
In this episode, we discuss how to develop your building automation employees so that they are profitable and proficient from day one.
In this episode, we are going to be completing part two of creating your own pandemic mode. So last week's episode Episode 213, we started to dive into what pandemic mode was, how it works, and how to go about creating it. We ended up getting through most of the sequencing all the way to where we were starting to talk through pressurization and we were starting to talk through some sequences around pressurization.
In this episode, we discuss what a Pandemic Mode is, how Pandemic modes work, how to inventory your building systems and changes you can make to your sequence of operations.
In this episode, we walk through the fundamentals of IT. We look at the journey of a message from a BAS device through a network to another BAS device. In this lesson, you will learn about networking terminology, network traffic flow, and network devices.
In this episode, we walk through IP Controls Implementation. We look at what IP Controls are, how they work, the most common IP Controls architecture patterns, and how to implement IP controls.
How do you make your BAS data work for you? There is a lot of talk about data analytics and data tagging but that all assumes your BAS is properly using your data.
In this episode, we discuss how data works, how to integrate disparate systems, tagging, data normalization, and data adaption.
In this episode, we discuss IP building automation controls. You will learn the common IP controls architectures and how to design and implement IP Controls.