October 2021

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  Comments by Ken Sinclair
Publisher - AutomatedBuildings.com

October - "Collaboration, Integration, Education”
 We need to better understand the complex mosaic of our collaborative teams. To do the simplest of tasks we need to collaborate which includes people, devices, apps, databases, electrical grids and much more.  


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handFrom our October theme, Collaboration, Integration, Education. we need to better understand the complex mosaic of our collective collaborative teams which we now were are all part of. We are now required to work with the strangest of bedfellows and it's in addition to that, there's our close relationship with edge devices, clouds, apps, AI databases, and the rapid evolving electrification of everything. The sustainability of the electrical grids rapidly evolution depends on everything collaborating. So collaboration and understanding what it is we need to collaborate with is our goal

This caught my eye is a white paper on AI benefits  on the grid energy transformation. "The efforts to decarbonize the global energy system are leading to an increasingly integrated and electrified energy system, with much more interaction between the power, transport, industry and building sectors. The move to decarbonize the energy supply is also leading to high levels of decentralization in the power sector. This will require much higher levels of coordination and flexibility from all sector players – including consumers – in order to manage this increasingly complex system and optimize it for minimal greenhouse gas emissions."

That's is very interesting, because that's all going to be more control, more collaboration, more integration, and more education.

This also caught my eye, a discussion between Brian Turner, Nicholas, our contributing editor, Knowledge transformation, solving metadata interoperability challenges in practice .

Extremely please with the industry's collaboration to put together our education sessions for AHRExpo 2020 Vegas. We have 12 free education sessions proposed. Our theme is navigating the adoption of smarter buildings with sustainable BAS.

ahr2022 Las Vegas AHR Expo Educational Sessions  our 22st year presenting at AHRExpo.com

The AHR Expo (International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition) will return to Las Vegas Jan. 31 - Feb. 2, 2022, after a forced cancellation in 2021 planned for Chicago. The highly anticipated 2022 Show will be the industry’s first major in-person gathering following pandemic shutdowns. Registration is free and attendees are encouraged to register early on ahrexpo.com. Show management is elated to sound the horn, “We’re back!”

AutomatedBuildings.com is extremely pleased to provide free education sessions at the Vegas show.

We need an industry image change from a discussion with input from the UK at Monday Live

We have a perception that were about dirty water in pipe when that's not really what we do. We were about high tech making buildings perform efficiently and maximizing the user experience of those buildings and occupant comfort. We have pool of motivated and highly taught and educated engineers coming into the marketplace. But we're not describing ourselves adequately. But we don't talk about what we do. We talk about how we make valves and actuators dance. In reality, we're making buildings work. And that's exciting. But we don't talk about that. That's not how we market ourselves. We need to tell the story about how we make these buildings work, and how we take this technology these students have learned through schools and colleges, and how it can be applied, I think what we do is very exciting. It's about attracting the talent of those enthusiastic young people. Attract, retain them, and develop a regime to replace that old apprenticeship system that those big four manufacturers used to follow. So we need to have a structured training program to retain, develop, harness and energize those enthusiastic young people. This is an opportunity, not a threat. ....Amen!

This is a great article on growning the indusrty.

DIY Recruiting – Part one (of three) Skip Freeman, Senior Technical Recruiter, BASI Solutions, Inc

Our contribuitng editor Scott Cochrane the host of our AHRExpo sessions and IBcon expresses his fustration with IoT collaboration in this article

BYE I T! - Well that’s it, I’m officially dropping the gauntlet
Lots of great articles and interviews and new products in this issue, check them out.

WE ARE THE COALITION FOR SMARTER BUILDINGS We envision a world where people live, learn, work, and play in healthy, comfortable, and productive built-spaces, enabled by smart digital technologies that ensure sustainable and economically responsible development and operation.

Using the Monday Live - Open Source Stack Tool

My LinkedIn Shares      My Twitter Tweets      Interact with our magazine in real time with over 4400 others

Contractormag has embellished my article archive, starts in 2017. Presents a pictorial overview of the topics we need to talk about. Ideas, links, and resources for these articles are evolved here.

Welcome the return of our sponsor/advertiser https://www.switchautomation.com/  ‘Intelligent building software for ‘switched on’ buildings’, Enterprise software for the digital transformation of real estate.

Also welcome the return of our sponsor/advertiser Optigo Networks hosts a jam-packed, 3-part course digging into the essentials of BACnet networks. https://optigo.net/


Tell all our sponsors you saw their ads on the AutomatedBuildings.com web site and thank them for supporting your free access to evolving Automated Building Industry information. Click on their ads and view their valuable products and services. Please review all Our Sponsors.

Now over 21,000 connections to my personal LinkedIn account where I posted all related industry information almost daily.  I am amazed at the global reach of these following folks and their diverse perspective of our industry. I am humbled that they choose to follow me as I depict our industry's evolution. Thank you all for your support.

Our LinkedIn online group was created for discussion of our magazine created in 2010  AutomatedBuildings.com Online Magazine Forum now has over 4470 members and has taken on a life of its own. I read the group with the same interest as everyone else to see what folks want to share what new and trending.

My Twitter account also started in 2010 has over 1400 followers as well

Our online magazine was started 22 years ago before social media identities like, LinkedIn launched on May 5, 2003, and Twitter Twttr launched to the public in July 2006, were vehicles of how special interest folks could find each other. We are working to build bridges from our long online history of controlled blogging of ongoing industry information with these and other social media of the day. You can help as we see AutomatedBuildings.com as a landing pad for information that needs to be shared with our industry. We never throw anything away and it always resides at the same URL.

The news just keeps flowing on our website and of course, the only way to find what you are looking for in the vast quantity of over 22 years of information on our site is with our site search engine


As always lots of new products, plus be sure to check our event calendar to see the number of events we have in our future.

Editorial from September 2021

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