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Articles - April 2006

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Building Automation Renaissance  How to survive & prosper from Building-IT Convergence Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc. and Ken Sinclair,

New Vistas With Relational Control  A Three Part Series PART 2: An Introduction to Relational Control Tom Hartman, The Hartman Company

The GridWise Buzz…It’s Electric The smart grid envisions an interoperable system that leverages information technology and automated systems to meet demand. John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc.

Photocatalysis  Considerations for IAQ-Sensitive Engineering Designs David J. Branson, P.E. Compliance Services Group, Inc.

Are you going to get what you thought?   What is needed is one electrical contractor who coordinates the entire low voltage electrical infrastructure.  John C. Greenwell, IBS Sales Engineer  Continental Electrical Construction Company, LLC

Early Detection Systems  Add Value-Added Opportunities for System Integrators Mark Rizkallah, Founder and President and Paul J. Celauro Director of Industry Solutions, Neurologic Research Corporation

Perth Airport Domestic Terminal, Perth, Australia Case Study Caroline Cadieux, Marketing Manager, Distech Controls, Inc.

Don't change out that old control system just yet!  Just because a new and more powerful type of product is available doesn’t necessarily justify changing out existing controls. Jeff Reid - President/CEO, Automation Parts Warehouse

Forecast: Connectivity Clouds on the Horizon Ken Sinclair,

Articles - March 2006

Wireless! Building Automation Unwired [Abridged]  Using one wireless backbone for several systems can reduce engineering, construction, commissioning and operating cost over the entire life of the building.  John Edler and Weilin Wang, Kiyon

New Vistas With Relational Control  A Three Part Series PART 1: Why PID Control is Outdated for Modern Building Applications Tom Hartman, The Hartman Company

Closing the Loop  Making Success a Standard  Al De Wachter, President ICS Inc

Connectivity Today  We have the technology, we have the infrastructure, we have the attention of the buildings and IT industries, we have the demand from corporations who own buildings, and now we have a way to measure the value of connectivity. Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.

Reliable Controls The Market for IT Convergence in Buildings  The first published study on the market for IT-convergence James McHale, Business Analyst i&i Ltd

Connectivity Which Way?   I have quoted industry leaders and linked to content on our web site that demonstrates that there is no one path that exists for connectivity, nor will there ever be. Ken Sinclair,

The Winds of Change  Blew at AHR Expo in Chicago  Ken Sinclair,

Past Favorites 

March John Edler and Weilin Wang, Kiyon Wireless! Building Automation Unwired
Ken Sinclair,
Defining The Intelligent Building Control Market
Jack Mc Gowan, President of Energy Control Inc Blazing a new trail to Intelligent buildings…
Professor Derek Clements-Croome, The University of Reading, UK  Flexible Master's Programme in Intelligent Buildings
 Paul Ehrlich, P.E. Building Intelligence Group What is an Intelligent Building? Part 2
October Jon Williamson, Chairman, BACnet Conference & Expo BACnet Conference & Expo  Update:
Ken Sinclair,
Building Automation has become Pointless
Paul Ehrlich, P.E. Building Intelligence Group What Is An Intelligent Building? 
Deepak Wanner, Precidia Technologies Hotel PBX: The Road to IP
June George Thomas, Contemporary Controls
Power Over Ethernet
May Sinclair/McGowan/Considine/Zivney ES Supplement George Thomas, Contemporary Controls
Hubs versus Switches
Eldon Ziegler, Energy Micro Systems HVAC Automation and the Light Commercial Market 



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