Building Automation Posts

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......

What is Tridium Part 1

Overview I'm proud to say that for several months now this post is the number 2 result on Google Search for "What is Tridium". So if you are landing here for the first time, first off welcome! The post below is part of a 2 part series that seeks to provide an overview...

Wrangling in out of control alarming

I remember it like it was yesterday. I was standing in the control room of one of the biggest life sciences organizations in the world and their central cooling plant had been down for three hours... And the shocking thing is we all were just finding out about it......

Redlines vs As Builts are they the same?

Redlines vs as builts two things that seem to be exactly the same but are they? What are Redlines? Redlines are quite simply original drawings that have been redlined to reflect the changes that have been made. As I mentioned in previous articles when a project is...

An overview of CSI MasterFormat

In my blog article What are MEP Plans, I discussed the first half of the infamous Plans and Specs. In this article I am going to take you through the most common specification format there is the Construction Specifications Institute Master Format. What is a...