The building automation industry is presently undergoing major restructuring. The daily, weekly, and monthly changes are only small segments of the total exponential curve of change. Are we aware of the radical changes that we all must make to cope with the ongoing restructuring of our industry?
In my article in the February 2001 issue of ES "The Componentization Era is Here," I exposed the potential for manufacturers to provide fully integrated Web-enabled equipment/solutions with the use of componentized controls utilizing existing communication standards. The "Letters To The Editor" section in the May issue pointed out that much restructuring of the industry was required to make my ramblings real. I agree completely. Hence, I intend to address these concerns plus others, in the October issue.