BAM 102: Building Automation 101

BAM 102: Building Automation 101

What is a building automation system? As I’m writing this I’m sitting on a plane above the UK flying back to Chicago. I am coming back from a conference where I spoke on the need of BAS professionals to learn IT fundamentals. Honestly, I should have given...
BAM 101: Using IP networks for BAS controls

BAM 101: Using IP networks for BAS controls

When you think about IP networks and IP controls what comes to mind? Do you think of complexity? Do you think of long hours spent with IT trying to “convince” them that you have “right” to be on their network? If you feel this way you’re...
BAM 100: The ultimate podcast summary episode

BAM 100: The ultimate podcast summary episode

Who would have thought back in May 2016 that the BAM Podcast would hit Episode 100. Over the past two years, I’ve created over 100 podcast episodes. When I thought about what I wanted to do for the 100th episode I realized that I have a lot of new listeners who...
BAM 099: A walkthrough of installing BAS controls

BAM 099: A walkthrough of installing BAS controls

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...
BAM 098: Can an old building use analytics?

BAM 098: Can an old building use analytics?

Can you learn new things from an old building? In episode 98 of the Building Automation Monthly Podcast, Andy Marsh (Build Pulse) and Phil Zito (Building Automation Monthly) discuss how to use analytics in “aged” buildings. If you’ve ever thought, “Man I’d love to...
BAM 097: My Goals For 2018

BAM 097: My Goals For 2018

Welcome to 2018, or maybe even later depending on when you’re reading this. One of the greatest challenges I’ve had in my life is effectively setting goals. I tend to be an obsessive workaholic (I know shocking). One of the side effects of this is that I...