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The Smart Buildings Academy Podcast | Teaching You Building Automation, Systems Integration, and Information Technology

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Now displaying: October, 2023
Oct 25, 2023

🎧 Dive into the dynamic world of building automation with Phil Zito in our latest podcast episode "SBA 442: Ask Me Anything"! Phil, an acclaimed expert in the field, opens the floor to listeners, answering questions on a wide array of topics. Whether you're new to the industry or a seasoned professional, this episode is packed with valuable insights.

In This Episode, You'll Discover:

  • Sales Strategies: Uncover effective techniques to enhance your building automation sales.
  • Project Management: Learn how to navigate the complexities of managing successful projects.
  • Technical Deep-Dives: Get the lowdown on the technical aspects of building automation systems.
  • Leadership & Hiring: Find out what it takes to build, lead, and inspire a top-performing team.
  • Training & Career Growth: Gain practical tips for personal development and professional advancement in the building automation industry.

Phil answers questions ranging from beginner basics to intricate technical details, sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience. His engaging style and practical advice make this a must-listen episode for anyone aiming to excel in the world of building automation.

🔔 Don't forget to Subscribe! Stay connected and keep up with our series for more expert insights, tips, and engaging discussions. Your road to mastering building automation starts here!

Oct 16, 2023

In episode SBA 441, we're joined by Derek Wright from D&L Controls, who offers an intimate look into the journey of his organization. From its humble beginnings to the present, and aspirations for the next two years, Derek gives listeners a roadmap of D&L's evolution. Hiring practices take center stage as he reveals what qualities stand out in potential candidates, followed by an engaging discussion on preserving company culture amidst rapid growth.

The episode doesn't shy away from challenges; Derek delves deep into the biggest hurdles D&L faces and their strategies for overcoming them. He also shines a spotlight on the immense growth opportunities for contractors in the building automation sector.

As we venture further, technology emerges as a double-edged sword, proving both beneficial and cumbersome for D&L over the past year and a half. Partnerships, their significance, and their impact on business dynamics are also addressed.

Rounding off the episode, Derek shares insights on one of the most delicate balancing acts in the contracting business: ensuring robust growth without overstepping into undue risks.

For budding contractors, industry veterans, and everyone in between, this episode promises a blend of experiences, challenges, and invaluable advice. Tune in!

Oct 11, 2023

In this episode of SBA440, delve deep into the intricacies of talent management in the building automation industry.

From understanding the profound impact of organizational culture to navigating the challenges of corporate-imposed pay constraints, we'll explore innovative strategies to reengage disengaged staff and dissect a real-world case study of ThermoTech Automation Solutions. Discover actionable insights to elevate employee engagement and retention in a rapidly evolving sector.

Tune in and empower your talent management strategy!

Oct 9, 2023

Dive into the world of energy management with Nathan Miller, the driving force behind UHAT's facility initiatives. In this episode, we journey through Nathan's personal career evolution and uncover valuable insights from his transition into the owner space.

Discover how UHAT is setting facility standards, the synergy between IT and Building Automation Systems (BAS), and the thought process behind their preventative maintenance program. 

With a keen eye on the future, Nathan also reveals his biggest facility concerns for the next 18 months and shares advice for contractors aiming to offer greater value.

Whether you're in the energy sector, facilities management, or just curious about what goes on behind the scenes at UHAT, this episode promises a rich blend of experiences, challenges, and forward-thinking strategies.

Don't miss it!

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