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BAM 91: What is OT?

There's been a phrase floating around for the past couple years now but I've been hearing it pop up a lot more frequently lately. That phrase is OT vs IT. This phrase is actually very common in the industrial/SCADA space but if you're in the BAS world it may leave you...

BAM 91: What is OT?

There's been a phrase floating around for the past couple years now but I've been hearing it pop up a lot more frequently lately. That phrase is OT vs IT. This phrase is actually very common in the industrial/SCADA space but if you're in the BAS world it may leave you...

Is your BAS open?

Back when I worked at Johnson Controls I used to get asked this question quite a bit.. What question is that you ask? It was the "Is your BAS Open" question. Honestly, that question bugged the heck out of me but probably not for the reason you're thinking. For the...

IT vs OT… What does it mean?

There's been a phrase floating around lately, and if I'm honest, it's driving me nuts. I'm not quite sure why but it just feels irritating. And that phrase is IT vs OT. For those of you who haven't had this phraseology come to a neighborhood by you yet, just wait it...

BAM 90: How to determine your ideal role

One of the biggest struggles that any person faces is what career path to go down. This is even more true in building automation. You see, building automation doesn't naturally lend itself to a "path". I've met technicians who are easily making "6 figures" and I've...

BAM 089: The 4 step process for dealing with old BAS controls

Depending on what studies you read, 40% to 60% of the Building Automation Systems installed are more than 20 years old. On the surface, this wouldn’t be much of an issue but the real problem is that many of the BAS systems can no longer be replaced and the...

BAM 088: The 7 outputs of the BAS design process

At the end of the day, you are judged by the outputs from your designs. In this episode, I walk you through the 7 design outputs you should focus on when producing BAS designs. Producing a quality design is the biggest factor in whether your BAS project will be a cost...

BAM 087: The four step BAS design lifecycle

I've been the victim of some really bad designs and if I'm honest with you, I've also created a few really bad designs... The thing is, no one really teaches this topic. Sure there are a ton of "webinars" out there that teach you "BAS" but mostly they are just feature...

5 Reasons Why Your Building is Still Dumb…

Take a look around the Internet and you'll see a ton of "thought-leadership" around the topic of smart buildings. It seems like everyone has the "Skynet" of buildings, yet here you are, everyone's advancing and yet your building is still... how do I say this......

BAM 086: The In and outs of a BAS Design

Have you ever stopped and thought about what is required to create a good BAS design... and then once that design is created, what deliverables should you expect to receive? If this topic seems a little muddy to you, you're not alone. Despite all of the talk out there...

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