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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: March, 2023
Mar 31, 2023

Your building automation systems been compromised. What do you do now?

Whether it's by ransomware, exploits, or other attacks there is still hope.

In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast we are going to look at the response to cybersecurity attacks and intrusions.

We will look at actions you can take right now to ensure you have the ability to recover from an attack, how to preserve the environment for forensic analysis, and how to clean your systems post attack. We look forward to seeing you at this live session.

Mar 17, 2023

In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast we talk with Abby Massey of Calvetti Ferguson. Abby has a deep understanding of the 179D tax code changes and how they impact the building automation market. 

In this episode you will learn:

  • What 179D is
  • The changes to 179D as part of the IRA
  • How you can use 179D to create more retrofit opportunities
  • The requirements of a 179D tax deduction
Mar 15, 2023

Everyone's talking about Smart Buildings. But how do you actually "do" a smart building?

In today's episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast, we interview Sabine Lam of Google. Sabine has deep experience with developing and deploying an integrated system architecture across a broad portfolio of buildings.

Sabine and I explore how Google approached the problem of data sanitization, creating an integrated cross business architecture, and lessons learned deploying smart buildings architectures across a variety of building types and geographies.

 

Mar 8, 2023

How do you estimate a building automation project?

In this episode we continue our multipart series on BAS Project Estimates.

We will cover:

  • How to perform a takeoff
  • How to build a scope document
  • How to identify scope items
  • And our live Q&A Session!
Mar 6, 2023

In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast, we continue our multipart series on cyber security.

In today's episode we are going to dive deeper into exploit phase, which is the second phase of a cyber security attack.

Here we will be looking deeper into techniques and tools that are used to exploit potential targets.

We will explore how to protect your building automation system and your BAS employees from this phase of an attack.

As always please ask any questions you have.

Mar 3, 2023

In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast we are going to answer the listener questions we have gathered over the past several months. We will also be taking live questions from any of our listener/viewers as well.

Mar 1, 2023

Estimating building automation work can be very difficult.

You have so many moving parts and pieces that can affect your project cost.

In this Smart Buildings Academy Podcast series, we are going to dive deep into the topic of estimating.

This multipart series will discuss:

  • Estimating Techniques
  • Takeoffs
  • Bill of Material Generation
  • Cost category identification

If you're looking to learn how to estimate I encourage you to watch/listen to this new series.

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