Integrator Interview Series
- Greg Fitzpatrick, CxA Greg
introduced the concept of the MSIP, or Multiple Systems Integrated
Platform, as a way to connect all the BAS systems at the various
facilities to one common software platform on the district-wide area
- The Show Must Go On…
Cochrane Supply, Jim Young / Realcomm / IBCon and others have decided
to host our industry events even though this pandemic continues.
Whether virtual or in person, learning, networking and sharing ideas
are more important than ever.
- BAS Trek:
An Ongoing Mission to Explore New Smart Building Opportunities
- The Death of a Temperature Control Salesman From pneumatics to
IP WTF... can you explain it in your eyes?
Controlling and reporting temperature, humidity and airflow have never
been more important for a building to operate safely.
- COVID 19 and the BAS Systems Integrators
HVAC/electrical tradesmen are essential according to the federal
guidelines that many states are following. Which means we as an
industry are allowed to operate during these uncertain times.
To Design an IP Network for an IP Based BAS System
BAS OT Network Design: ON-PREMISE First, OFF-PREMISE Second
- Planning for The BAS IP Revolution
THE END HAS COME!? ....For RS485...... For Building Automation
- Cyber Attack! Cyber Attack! BAS CYBER ATTACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Imagine… you’re a controls contractor. You get a call from a customer
saying their corporate business server has been hacked, and that they
got in through your BAS server. The FBI wants to talk to you...
Call Home Strategy - Yes, Another Building Data Story…
= New Software (& Integrator) Capabilities x Infinity!
Extinction of the Temperature Controls Contractor When
IP-enabled devices were brought into that industry, it almost seemed
like overnight the telephones became a part of the IT community and the
companies that stayed in the industry became IT-managed service
- Data Diving...
I know it’s boring, but it is so darn important to our next state as
- Return on Investment for Smart Building Technology
Let’s dive into these new value concepts: Business Efficiency |
Customer Experience | Worker Recruiting and Retention.
- Scott and the AI Beanstalk This is what I call IoT in your face!
OT vs. IT Debate
A Temporary Construction Network helps Stanford University stay ahead
of the curve.
- Why Are Big Buildings So Dumb? Want to ask the experts these questions?
- Open BAS is About to Get Bumpy!!
The BAS backbone is quickly CHANGING to IP, and as it does, the
industry needs to add IT-managed services to their capabilities to
- A Look at The Smart Building Integrator Summit @ IBcon 2018 in Las Vegas
to Make Buildings Safer, More Secure, & More Efficient
- What are the Business Processes for Procuring a Master Systems Integrator?
MSIs are service providers. They typically provide a common data view
for the systems they control within a building, campus or enterprise.
Introduction to Building Automation Systems AHRExpo 2019 YouTube
Scott Cochrane is
President and CEO of Cochrane Supply
a leading industrial IoT and building controls supplier with locations
throughout Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky, as well as President of Canada
Controls. Scott earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with minors in
Marketing and Finance from Eastern Michigan University and holds an
additional minor in HVAC Technologies from Macomb Community College. In
2000, he took over the business from his father, Donald Cochrane, Sr.,
who founded the company in 1967. Scott is now an advisory council
member for multiple industry manufacturers including Honeywell, Johnson
Controls, and Tridium. He is also an IBcon Digital Impact Award Winner
for going above and beyond to positively impact the smart building
industry, as well as a winner of the ControlTrends Impact Person of the
Year Award for his impact on continuing to move the industry forward.
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