December 2021

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December - "Vetting Vegas”

  “Vetting Vegas” - AHRExpo Vegas first F2F major event of 2022


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We are all carefully examining actually "Vetting Vegas" the return of our industry's largest event. Cancellation in 2021 Chicago created a great hole in the industry that needs to be filled.  Their theme is "Ready to Rock"  This is your opportunity to interact 1:1 with the latest innovations and the people that are inventing them.

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 Show management is elated to sound the horn, “We’re back!” has had a long relationship providing free education sessions to AHRExpo for 22 years, since the Dallas show 2000.  These education sessions were a big part of our today presence and growth in this fun quip from 20 years ago, I describe that evolution "Digital Dinosaur Does Dallas" could have been a title for a low-grade horror movie but proved to be a significant growing point for us. Our involvement in The State of the Art Building Automation session at the AHREXPO helped us both inform and be informed about the rapid web growth as well as the exciting topics of evolving communication standards. We discovered that our greatest asset was the fact that we dropped out of the sky without the normal connection to large manufacturers or publishers. Once we convinced the industry that our intentions were honorable and that we wanted to build an automated building web resource the support was phenomenal.

Our Education sessions are shaping up well, in Vegas with thanks to speaking partner Scott Cochrane & the resources of Cochrane Supply

2022 Las Vegas AHR Expo Educational Sessions

This issue is peppered with article and interview about what is happening in Vegas. some examples here

Anticipating a Game-Changing AHR Expo   Anto Budiardjo, CEO Padi, Inc.

Project Haystack at AHR Expo 2022  Hosts  Marc Petock & John Petze

The Next BAS Divergence  Scott Cochrane, President & CEO

Smart Women Envisioning Smarter Buildings Panel at AHR Expo

Last show was AHRExpo, 2020 Orlando. The 2020 Show welcomed over 50,000 attendees, 1,900+ exhibiting companies. We were very pleased with attendance at our free education sessions plus interest and the fact that ControlTrends captured several of the sessions on video so if you were unable to attend you can see what you missed.

After 50 year in the industry I find the source of our flakness After 50 years in Building Automation, this linkedIn post Why are they stupid hard? Because they are all snowflakes. reminds me of why our industry is so flakey and why I constantly need to work with a bunch of flakes. We all are working with snowflakes and all our solutions need constant correction to be part of each unique building.This is hard and fragments us as an industry.  As we strive to standardize new snowflakes are falling driven by changes like decarbonization, electrification, energy storage, IoT on top, occupant driven, etc The time they are changing "Dylan"

Whether you agree or disagree you are just another industry flake.  Big Smile. When you touch a snowflake it is forever changed..Bigger Smile

In this episode of TechFirst with John Koetsier,  chats with CEO and founder Shaun Cooley about scaling the smartification of the world's buildings.   Why smart buildings are stupid hard - YouTube

Welcome back to our sponsors/advertisers with the iSMA-B-MAC36NL Hybrid IoT Controller powered by Niagara, winner of the AHR Expo 2022 Innovation Awards in the Building Automation category.

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.

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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.


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Now over 21,330 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 Online Magazine Forum now has over 4450 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 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.

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