The building automation and controls industry is rapidly transitioning from proprietary architectures to more flexible, cost effective open systems. This transition is creating interesting challenges for specifiers, integrators, contractors, and endusers as they wrestle with complexities of open systems.

Lonmark International's Building Open Systems 2005 seminar program is designed to help industry professionals make the successful transition from proprietary to open systems. By attending this high quality seminar attendees will hear leading industry experts share their knowledge on the following:

  • Connecting legacy systems to an open systems architecture
  • Understanding strategies for reducing energy and maintenance costs
  • Managing the competitive bidding process
  • Writing open systems specifications
  • Finding and managing integrators
  • Managing open systems projects
  • Transitioning from contractor to integrator, opportunities and pitfalls
  • Leveraging IP infrastructures and dealing with IT
  • Integrating multiple systems into a single front-end

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