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Mr. Toby Considine

Considine is co-chair of the OASIS oBIX Technical Committee and has been working with enterprise applications and integration of embedded control systems for 20 years. As a systems specialist in facilities services at the University of North Carolina, he has struggled with the network demands, poor data sharing, and non-scalable security issues posed by last-generation control systems. This led to his focus on open discoverable data standards for control systems. Before coming to UNC, he worked to integrate other silo processes into the enterprise for companies including The Architect’s Collaborative, Reebok, and Digital Equipment Corporation.


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Slim BIM: Getting Elephants To Dance

October 19, 2012
Two different specifications, the Army, and others are pushing building information toward the future.
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Opportunities In Choice

August 10, 2007
What if businesses and homes could have choices? What if you could help them have choices?
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Web Services For Building Controls: At A Crossroads

May 4, 2005
Two years ago, controls industry leaders came together at BuilConn to launch oBIX, an initiative to bring control systems to the enterprise by leveraging the best practices of the data center.

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How to Calculate Backup Power Supply Requirements for Your Facility

On-Demand This webinar reviews how to determine power requirements of facility loads; electrical characteristics and impact of different types of loads such as large motors and UPS systems on power supply sizing; acceptable power sources and other constraints applied by building codes; and how software tools can be used to simplify the process of calculating backup power requirements.  


Engineered Systems Magazine

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2014 April

Check out the April 2014 issue of Engineered Systems, with features on backup power supply requirements, cyberattacks, and much more!

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Tomorrow's Environment Podcast

This series from longtime columnist and chronic forward-thinker Howard McKew covers a lot of ground -- from retrocommissioning to systems training, on toward checklists for drawings and tips for meeting minutes. Click HERE to be taken to the podcast page!


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