LonMark International is organizing the Building Open Systems Seminar program to provide members of the commercial buildings industry with consistent information on specifying, deploying and maintaining open systems. The seminars are expected to appeal to a number of industry professionals wrestling with open systems issues, including architects, building and facility managers, consulting engineers, electrical and mechanical contractors, and system and network integrators. Seminar material will be presented by industry experts familiar with the construction cycle and key issues impacting facilities today.
"It is very clear that there is still a tremendous amount of confusion and misinformation regarding open systems in buildings today," said Barry Haaser, executive director of LonMark International. "The primary goal of this seminar program is to help industry professionals navigate through the noise associated with open systems to deliver what their customers really want - flexible yet powerful automation solutions that lower costs now and in the future, deliver greater value, and have the ability to be easily adapted to future market and technology needs. It seems like a tall order, but this seminar series will deliver just this information and show just how far the industry has come in making open systems cost effective, to specify, install and maintain."