Within the four award categories, Vision, Best Integration Project, Best Product, and Best Building, the finalists are an interesting mix representing all facets of the integration process.
The Vision award will be presented to the industry professional that best demonstrates a vision of whole building integration and interoperability through advocacy, promotion, educational, and training endeavors. The Finalists in this category are: Jack McGowan, president of Energy Control Inc., Tracy Markie, president and CEO of Engenuity Systems, Tom Lohner, vice president, TENG Solutions, and Paul Ehrlich, business development leader for Trane.
Awarded to a systems integrator, the recipient of the Best Integration Project Award demonstrates the ability to efficiently integrate a wide array of building systems together and successfully enable operation over a corporate IT infrastructure. Representing North America's Integrators in this category are: Valden Bales for the Cottonwood Office Building, ARAS Systems for the Echelon Campus, Ed McClure for the University of Kentucky Medical Center, and Cyrus Technologies for the Nassau County Courthouse.
Honoring a manufacturer whose new product or service overcame a significant challenge, enhanced, or simplified the integration process, the finalists for Best New product are: Grid Logix' EnNET, Automated Logic Corporation's CtrlSpecBuilder™, Plexus' Enterprise Automation System, and the IUE for WebGen Systems.
Finally, presented to the building owner or consultant with the most progressive building technology supporting the vision of whole building integration, the finalists for the Best Building Award are: KenMark Real Estate for 360 Post Street as well as for the Echelon Corporate Campus, Wright & Runstead for the Washington Mutual Tower, and Vaden Bales for the Cottonwood Office Building.
The winners for these awards will be selected by the BuilConn Attendees and announced at the BuilConn Awards Gala, April 15, 2004, in Dallas.