Short is director of commissioning for sys-tek, a technology firm located in Blue Springs, MO that provides consulting engineering, building commissioning, and BAS consultation. He has specialized in mission critical facility commissioning and design with an emphasis in building automation and has a diverse background in engineering and BAS design and installation. He is Tridium Niagara AX TCP and Developer certified.
From BAS control panel wiring to network configuration, what we have here is a concise but thorough overview of what sets the BAS design and process apart in these special applications. Effective controls in this category require a different approach for power supply, documentation, and monitoring, so read on to avoid testing the fault tolerance in people as well as systems.
Many engineers tend to avoid or delegate the nitty gritty of a ground source heat pump system, from soil moisture effects to building system (im) balance. It's time for designers to get in the loop. Learn more about Grounded In Reality in the December issue. Other topics in the December issue include health care HVAC, Boilders, check out the Back2Basics, and more.