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

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Jan 15, 2018

How do you go about scoping, designing, installing, and programming controls? 

This is the most common question I receive, every day. And rightfully so.

Look, there's tons of amazing vendor training out there that teaches you how to use their tools to "do controls" but at the end of the day folks are still struggling to understand what parts they need, how much time they should budget, and how they begin the process of "doing controls". If this sounds like you then this episode is for you! 

In this episode, I'm going to teach you how to analyze 3 common HVAC systems from the perspective of a controls designer. We wll look at:

► The BAS parts and pieces needed for VAV, AHU, and Chillers
► How to determine what labor to allocate and what steps to take during the install process
► The one simple trick that will save you up to 40% on install labor
► Why writing your own programs from scratch is a recipe for disaster and what to do instead
► And much, much, much more!

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