As I complete my transition from leading a practice focused on the design of integrated control systems to focusing on research efforts, it is time to bid farewell to writing this monthly column. Beginning next month, my friend and colleague, Ira Goldschmidt, will take over. For those of you who are long-term readers, you may recall that Ira and I used to write this column together years ago. I will continue my involvement with Engineered Systems as an editorial advisor and hope to also find time to do a feature article from time to time.
Last month, I provided a look back at what has happened in the world of controls and automation over the last decade. This month, I want to take a look forward to what I envision needs to happen with building automation and controls over the next decade.