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Way Back when BACnet was invented

I was digging out some information from our archives for our forever sponsor, Reliable Controls and their play in creating BACnet which is also a sponsor

BACnet (Building Automation and Control Network) is the global data communications standard for building automation and control networks. It provides a vendor-independent networking solution to enable interoperability among equipment and control devices for a wide range of building automation applications. BACnet enables interoperability by defining communications messages, formats and rules for exchanging data, commands, and status information. BACnet provides the data communications infrastructure for intelligent buildings and is implemented in hundreds of thousands of buildings around the world.

The following individuals will serve on the 2016 BACnet International Board of Directors:

Roland Laird, Reliable Controls [Chair]
Roland Laird is the founder and president of Reliable Controls Corporation. Since 1986, Reliable Controls has grown to more than 120 professionals, providing a comprehensive BACnet building automation system. In his current role as president, Laird maintains an active involvement in product development with a special emphasis on quality assurance.

From 2005 to 2010, he was an active participant in BACnet International’s BACnet Testing Labs working group and the ASHRAE SSPC 135 BACnet Committee. Laird graduated with honours in instrumentation technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 1980.

This reminded me of how long it takes to develop a global data communications standard

And this post Talks about Mike and me before BACnet

“H. Michael Newman” His_Story and Mine

Discussion 48 years of evolution in Building Automation

The first computer to monitor building systems was installed in 1974 or 1975.