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Mobile Devices Positioned to Make Buildings Safer, More Secure, & More Efficient - Scott Cochrane, President and CEO, Cochrane Supply & Engineering and Cochrane Tech Services

Smart Buildings Start with the People In an era where people are accustomed to accessing timely information at their fingertips, corporations need to respond with an equally fast and reliable level of service and visibility to resources within their buildings. - Roee Peled, Sales Executive, PointGrab

The IoT-Ready Alliance  Enables Future-Proof Buildings with its First Interface Specification - James McHale, Managing Director, Memoori

The User Experience  Flexibility and simplicity is key to making the user experience effective – if it’s too hard, or the tools are too limited, users can’t achieve the desired results. - John Petze, Principal, SkyFoundry

Improving the Occupant Experience with Haystack - Patrick Coffey, VRT Systems

Why You Should Not Mix Full-Wave and Half-Wave Powered Devices  When full-wave and half-wave rectifier devices are powered by the same transformer and their DC commons are tied together, it creates a short for one half of the AC cycle in the bridge rectifier. - Harpartap Parmar, Senior Product Manager, Contemporary Controls

Words and Terms  ...what is driving these new words and future terms to pop up? - Marc Petock, Chief Communications Officer, Vice President, Marketing, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy

Semantic Tagging Passes an Inflection Point  There was no pushback from any company regarding the need to support standardized tagging. They are either already doing it, or it is top on their roadmap. They all understand this is where the industry is headed.”  - Therese Sullivan, BuildingContext Ltd, Managing Editor, Haystack Connections Magazine

Acquisitions of Workspace Management Platforms  Provide the Base for Occupancy Analytics Data - Daphne Tomlinson, Independent Senior Research Associate, Memoori.

Hiring Elite Controls Talent like the “Big Boys” – Part 3  If you want to grow, poaching must become your M.O. - Skip Freeman, BASI Solutions, LLC.

contemporary Columns - June 2018

Back To BASics – DDC Controllers (Part 2)  Architecture & Interoperability - Ira Goldschmidt, P.E., LEEDŽAP
Engineering Consultant, Goldschmidt Engineering Solutions

Irresistible Data Forces and Unmovable Buildings  Agents for the human and for the building will need to negotiate to come up with the best outcomes. - Toby Considine TC9 Inc

Case Study Part 1- Lead Generation  Customer Reviews are worth Money - Manny Mandrusiak CD. Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant, Vancouver Island Works Project

Nordic Smart Building Convention  Smart Building Blog

Building an awesome UX  Whether you view “building” as a noun or a verb, we as an industry need to create Awesome User Experiences. - Ken Sinclair, Editor, AutomatedBuildings

Humanistic Digital Inclusion We need to use all our new found digital technologies to help us "look, listen, feel, and think before reacting" creating anticipatory humanistic buildings. - Ken Sinclair, Editor, AutomatedBuildings

Creating empathic people-centric buildings  When you start down a new road you see everything differently. - Ken Sinclair, Editor, AutomatedBuildings


Making Buildings Digitally Mindful  Ken Sinclair, the founder of Automated Buildings, talks to Lawrence Ampofo about the potential for buildings to become more digitally mindful to improve the lives of people who are more connected and work from multiple locations.

Humanistic Digital Inclusion  Episode 267: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending May 20, 2018 keeps the ControlTrends Community’s finger on the industry’s pulse as Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings, and Therese Sullivan, editor of Building Context, bring us up-to-date with “Humanistic Digital Inclusion,”  

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