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The latest news, articles and reviews for the Building Automation Industry.
Interviews section has been added to our June issue.
Read about what industry experts are saying about current automation issues. If your would like to be part of this new interactive media contact us.
Lots of new products, news releases and web site updates for June.
Our July issue will be the start of our third year online.
Automated Building Systems eDucation
Sensing the industry need for education we have replaced the Systems tab on our top menu bar with the word eDUCATE. The small e large D refers to our online education web presence like eCom. The Systems information has become a subset of eDUCATE.
The rapid changing Automated Building industry has always required that all players be constantly re-educating themselves to keep current, but never has there been a time when this is so important.
Information in this new section is organized by Concept, Description, and Discussion.
The major issue with educating ourselves is in being able to quickly identify what we know and what we do not. We hope that our format will allow you to identify quickly the concepts your understand and to move on to reading more concepts only clicking deeper when more information is required. The third dimension or the depth of the learning data is an incredible feature unique to online learning.
Please share this resource with your customers, clients, and support personnel. Help us build this resource by providing us your links to online Building Automation Education and Training sites. If you would like to link our new resource and eD the Learnasaurus to your web site see instructions on our eDucation page.
Our contributing editors have provided excellent articles for our May Issue.
McGowan - Web-enabled Energy Education
Demiano - "Demand-Controlled Ventilation" (DCV) and Intake Rate Control
Hartman - Tom was unable to provide an article but take a look on his web site at the Hartman Technical Resources Database
Industry advertising/sponsorship is an important part of AutomatedBuildings.com overall content as it allows us to provide our services free. To keep our Global Automation presence very focused, we approach only industry building automation players as sponsors and advertisers. In this way we eliminate the amount of non-related information presented to you. The Business to Business or B2B within the Building Automation Industry that occurs on our web site is becoming as important to our industry presence as "The Large Building Automation Online Resource". Please welcome our newest sponsors.
HVAC Solution Automatic, Dynamic, HVAC Schematics This is a Windows based HVAC engineering software tool for engineers and designers. HVAC calculations and practices are incorporated into a single software package.
Building Automation and Control Contractors
Wanted for acquisition by the building services division of a quality, growth oriented utility company
www.tridium.com Vykon‘ Building Automation Suite by Tridium Inc. allows companies to access and control their emerging and legacy building systems - regardless of manufacturer, platform or communication standard - all from a standard Web browser.
www.valves-actuators.com The Products Group of Siemens Building Technologies provides products to contractors, wholesalers, OEMís, and independent dealers in the Americas Region.
Are you having trouble keeping up with the evolving Network & Internet Standards? We have created a section that has linkage to over 25 communication standards. Our Summary of New Industry Links allows you to quickly view who is new and happening. On Line eDUCATION Resources is just the start of what weI feel will grow to be a useful part of our site providing access to training for the industry. Scheduled Industry Courses has also been added. Looking for a job? or help for your company to grow? Dealers? checkout our free Want Ad Section.
The July 2001 issue theme will be "This is IT" a quick view of the rapid migration towards Information Technology. Please help me with your articles and products about our themes.
The Sept 2001 issue theme with be "Industry Restructuring" and how our industry is restructuring in a new Virtual World.
AutomatedBuildings.com's purpose is to connect our readers with timely and new information on any Buildings Automation subject, so as always we are interested in any of your articles, news, new products.
Check out the articles by our Contributing Editors Thomas Hartman, John J "Jack" Mc Gowan, Leonard A. Damiano and Me.
Be sure to check out this month's articles, new products and May's news releases. Our Reader Profile outlines who reads AutomatedBuildings.com.
Previous Favorites is where we add the article most viewed in the previous issues.
March/April issue favorite was
Tracy Markie, Engenuity Systems Seamless Connectivity
January/February issue favorite was
John J. "Jack" McGowan, CEM Energy Control Inc. DDC's Future 1-01
This is not just a spectator sport, please send your articles, new releases and new product information to us. Click here to see article format.
Web-enabled Energy Education The question is, will World Wide Web or "Web" change the way that education is delivered? Jack Mc Gowan, CEM Energy Control Inc
Putting the Leverage in e-Learning e -learning provides an opportunity to deliver cost effective solutions to improve performance. Chuck Miles, Johnson Controls
Are (W)eLearning Yet? We call the creation and delivery of learning material by electronic means "eLearning." David Fisher, PolarSoft® Inc.
New Roads to Interoperability Oh, and don't forget the IT Industry. David J Branson, PE, CSG Communications
HVAC University One key area of the program that assists students with HVAC systems concepts is a systems "Help" file which gives the students a basic understanding of HVAC components and systems design. Joseph V. Simmons, Van Boerum & Frank Associates
"Demand-Controlled Ventilation" (DCV) and Intake Rate Control First, let's get one simple truth out of the way. There is no direct relationship between interior CO2 levels and intake rates. Len Damiano, EBTRON Inc
Pressure Measurement Improves Air Quality There is a misconception that the reason buildings require ventilation is to supply outdoor air so people can breathe oxygen. Diane Shaughnessy, Setra
Computer Based Training or CBT, is an effective and efficient form of education for most anyone. CBT is simply a CD-ROM that a student can use whenever and wherever they choose. Dr. Malcolm Lewis, Better Buildings Interactive
An Internet to the Guest Room Solution They need access to e-mail, corporate databases and the World Wide Web and they're ready to base their hotel choice on Internet connectivity. Allan M. Olbur, Comprehensive Communications Systems Corp
School Improvement Plan DukeSolutions will unveil a strategy to help school districts. Erika Heatherly, DukeSolutions
Opportunities to Meet the Combined Needs of K-12 Facilites, Technology and Educational Programs The project will also bring real-time building and energy data into the K-12 curriculum accessible as "read only" data via a web browser. Edward H. Brzezowski, Facility Energy Services, Inc.
eDucation and the Automated Building Evolution The line through the year 2001 on our evolution trend graphic slices though the layers of every control technology known to man. Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com
Getting Over the Digital Divide It may be hard to imagine that all the players in an industry that automates large buildings have not yet made it over the digital divide, but it is true. Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com
11 Revolutionary Automation Trends in Large Buildings These 11 trends are having a significant effect on the present revolution or rapid evolution of large Buildings Automation. Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com
May's Product, Software and Web Site Reviews
Build Virtually This reviewed web site can show you how to build electronic products over the Internet.
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