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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: June, 2023
Jun 30, 2023

Get ready for a thrilling ride as we present the 434th episode of our popular Smart Buildings Academy podcast, titled "SBA 434: In the Maintenance Zone - Exploring Best Practices for BAS Upkeep."

Leading the discussion will be our corporate instructor, David Perkins. Drawing from his extensive experience on the maintenance frontlines, David will share a captivating mix of success stories and horror tales that illustrate the stark realities of Building Automation Systems (BAS) maintenance.

But it's not all about storytelling. David will also equip you with effective maintenance strategies, practical tips and tricks, and comprehensive frameworks that you can apply directly to your work. Whether you're an experienced professional or new to the field, this knowledge will empower you to keep your BAS running smoothly and efficiently.

Join us and delve into the best practices of BAS maintenance. This episode is an opportunity to learn from the past and arm yourself with the knowledge to prevent common pitfalls. We promise you an educational and enlightening experience that you certainly won't want to miss!

Jun 28, 2023

Clear your schedules for the 433rd episode of our Smart Buildings Academy Podcast! This time, we're bringing in the big guns with our distinguished corporate instructor, Michael Roper, taking the lead.

The episode is masterfully titled, "The Art and Science of Valve Sizing - Decoding the Mystery." Get ready to immerse yourself in the fascinating universe of valve types, their sizing, and the critical decision-making that goes into selecting the right valve. This episode is all about breaking down the complexities and dispelling the confusion surrounding valve selection.

Ever wondered how to avoid choosing the wrong valve for your next Building Automation System (BAS) installs and retrofits? Then this episode is tailor-made for you.

So, whether you're a seasoned professional or a newbie to the field, here's your chance to level up your knowledge and skills in this crucial area. Can't wait to see you there!

Jun 26, 2023

At last, the wait is over! Episode 432 of the Smart Buildings Academy's Podcast is finally here! We sat down for an incredible roundtable discussion on Wednesday, June 7th, in an episode we've titled, "Growth and Grit: Our Workforce Development Endeavors Revealed".

In this discussion, we peeled back the layers on our trailblazing, fully online, 11-week workforce development program. Yes, we've been busy transforming ordinary postal workers and hotel lobby clerks into proficient building automation service technicians in less than three months! Even we couldn't believe it initially, but by the fourth week of the program, an astounding 80% of the technical labor is already billable.

We haven't kept our journey a secret either. This episode features frank discussions about the obstacles we faced, the lessons we learned, and the successes we've achieved. And, as a bonus, we're giving you a sneak peek into our exciting enhanced Version 2.0 curriculum, which is set to roll out in Fall 2023.

If you're curious about remote talent development, or you're wondering about the ideal students for our program, we've got you covered. This episode is jam-packed with invaluable insights and information.

If your interests lie in building automation, HVAC, or revolutionizing workforce development in these sectors, this episode is an absolute must-listen. It's here that the future of our industry begins.

We invite everyone to tune in, share, and engage with us during this enlightening episode. Let's grow together, folks!

Jun 24, 2023

We're excited to share with you that our esteemed Director of Sales, Julian Palacios, has guest hosted an insightful episode of our podcast series, titled "Seal the Deal: Winning Strategies for Securing Service Agreements".

In this episode, Julian illuminates his tested framework for identifying, proposing, and landing profitable building automation service agreements with commercial clients. Leveraging his extensive experience, Julian demystifies the potential risks and challenges one might encounter when selling service contracts, and elaborates on strategies to convert these hurdles into opportunities. This episode is more than just a podcast, it's akin to a masterclass for those aspiring to make their mark in this domain.

If you're ready to enhance your skillset, uplift your business strategy, and make a tangible impact in the smart buildings landscape, then this episode is a must-listen for you. It's packed with insights and strategies to refine your service agreement acquisition approach, helping you to stand out in the competitive smart building industry.

Remember to join us for this enlightening session. Our podcast series serves as a platform for us to learn, grow, and collectively revolutionize the Smart Buildings industry. Don't miss out on the opportunity to be a part of our rapidly growing community and tune in to this episode to keep up with the latest trends and strategies in the smart buildings space.

Jun 2, 2023

🎙️ New Episode Alert! 🎙️

We are thrilled to bring you the 430th episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast - a podcast that explores the technologies and people driving the smart buildings industry.

👷‍♂️ Joining us this time is none other than industry veteran, Michael Roper. With his extensive knowledge and experience in the HVAC industry, Michael will be providing us with invaluable insights on the topic - "The Cold, Hard Facts: Understanding and Mastering Chiller Sequences".

🏢 This episode is a must-listen if you're looking to comprehend the nuances of HVAC chillers. We'll be doing a deep dive into chiller concepts, discussing everything from how chillers work, how they're controlled, to how building automation systems integrate with them. No stone will be left unturned in our quest to demystify the world of chillers!

⏰ Set your reminder for May 2nd at 9 AM CST - you wouldn't want to miss this insightful episode.

🔗 Don't forget to subscribe to Smart Buildings Academy Podcast to stay up-to-date on the latest episodes and keep enhancing your knowledge about the smart buildings industry. Remember, knowledge is power - and this power can help you make your buildings smarter, more efficient, and more sustainable. We look forward to having you join us on this enlightening journey!

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