Building Management: Moving Into The Future

By Paul Ehrlich, P.E.

This BuilConn award winner and founder of the Building Intelligence Group looks ahead to changes in technology, internet technologies, wireless, open systems, enterprise solutions, and even outsourcing/offshoring to see where the building automation industry could go next.

Graduating To CMMS

By William R. Sousa, CFM

A visit to the new North Andover High School explores the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) that helps maintain maximum efficiency for the life safety system, rooftop HVAC units, central chilled and heating hot water systems, energy recovery requipment, specialized plumbing, and more.

A Golden Opportunity

By Ken Sinclair In a recent “Building Automation” column for Engineered Systems, Ken Sinclair writes an update on how manufacturers are beginning to meet demand for improved real-time data mining capabilities as one example of convergence on the enterprise level.

Life-Cycle Cost For Intelligent Buildings

By Thomas M. Keel, Ph.D. and Kirk McElwain

In this 2003 article, a building performance researcher and the CABA technical director investigate the difference in long-term expenses between non-integrated, partially integrated, and full-integration approaches to building systems.

Connecting Convergence

By Ken Sinclair

In our fourth supplement “Connecting Convergence,” prepared for Engineered Systems, Anto Budiardjo and I identify the major trends that are fuelling the connection of real-time data to our client’s enterprise.

Convergence or Divergence

By Anto Budiardjo

While the industry buzz in the past couple of years has been the idea of convergence, now is a good time to review what is really going on in the industry delivering building systems.

Building Automation: Building The Building Domain

By Ken Sinclair

A domain is a territory over which rule or control is exercised. In Internet terms, a domain is a group of computers and devices on a network that are administered as a unit with common rules and procedures. Within the Internet, domains are defined by their Internet protocol (IP) address. All devices sharing a common part of the IP address are said to be in the same domain.