- "Working Together to Achieve"
The impact from deep collaboration is much more than just our's, we inherit
large pieces of well thought out, proven and tested evolving daily
technologies which allows us to know more than we are capable of
knowing by ourselves.
Collaborative thinking is аn interactive process that
involves a higher lеvеl оf communication and a mindset that іѕ
different than working alone. We
need to better understand the complex mosaic and rapid creation
potential of our collaborative teams. To do the simplest of tasks we
need to collaborate which includes people, devices, apps, databases,
electrical grids and much more. Covid forced us all to collaborate
we could not exist without online collaboration in everything we do. We
are quickly learning what the younger folks already knew that the
anytime anywhere power and speed of online collaboration is amazing.
As an industry who in the past traditionally has not
collaborated we have isolated ourselves and greatly stunted our growth
and potential. Collaboration is a new
experience for us. Think of the powerful
collaboration of Uber and Google Maps, The Uber model is so intertwined
in that collaboration it is hard to separate each player's value
That's the kind of thinking we need. When we collaborate, what value do
they bring to us and what value do we bring to them? Our
collaborative presence needs to achieve an identifiable difference. .
My most recent industry collaboration was done very quickly within
the last couple of weeks, all online, we put together our 12 education
sessions for Las Vegas. Great support and collaboration.
2022 Las Vegas AHR Expo Educational Sessions our 22st year presenting at AHRExpo.com
AHR Expo (International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating
Exposition) will return to Las Vegas Jan. 31 - Feb. 2, 2022, after a
forced cancellation in 2021 planned for Chicago. The highly anticipated
2022 Show will be the industry’s first major in-person gathering
following pandemic shutdowns. Registration is free and attendees are
encouraged to register early on ahrexpo.com. Show management is elated to sound the horn, “We’re back!”
AutomatedBuildings.com is extremely pleased to collaborate with AHRExpo and provide free education sessions at the Vegas show.
We have 12 free education sessions
proposed. Our theme is navigating the adoption of smarter buildings
with sustainable BAS.
This industry Collaboration is now in its 18th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month
- observed every October, continues to be a collaborative effort
between government and industry to ensure both businesses and consumers
are aware of the cybersecurity pitfalls and have the resources and
knowledge to stay safer and more secure online. Amazing and very
A great industry example of collaboration is The Project Haystack Organization (www.project-haystack.org)
collaborative community addressing the challenge of utilizing semantic
modeling and tagging to streamline the interchange and interoperability
of data among different systems, devices, equipment, and software
applications, today announced the next issue of the Project
Haystack Connections Magazine is in development and is
issuing a Call for Contributed Articles and Advertising Sponsors for
their fall 2021 issue. Connections Magazine is the
organization's biannual publication on data interoperability,
tagging models, reference implementations, applications, and use case
stories from the global community working together to make device data
easier to use across applications for the built environment. Previous
issues can be found at: https://marketing.project-haystack.org/connections-magazine/past-issues
Our AutomatedBuildings.com October theme is, Collaboration, Integration, Education.
to better understand the complex mosaic of our collective collaborative
teams which we now are all part of. We are now required to work
with the strangest of bedfellows and it's in addition to that, there's
our close relationship with edge devices, clouds, apps, AI databases,
and the rapid evolving electrification of everything. The
sustainability of the electrical grid's rapid evolution depends on
everything collaborating. So collaboration and understanding what it is
we need to collaborate with is our goal.
This caught my eye is a white paper on AI benefits
on the grid energy transformation. "The efforts to decarbonize the
global energy system are leading to an increasingly integrated and
electrified energy system, with much more interaction between the
power, transport, industry and building sectors. The move to
decarbonize the energy supply is also leading to high levels of
decentralization in the power sector. This will require much higher
levels of coordination and flexibility from all sector players –
including consumers – in order to manage this increasingly complex
system and optimize it for minimal greenhouse gas emissions."
That's very interesting, because that's all going to be more control, more
collaboration, more integration, and more education.
Monday Live!'s October theme is Industry Collaboration.
This week, we'll be joined by Terry Sharp, President of the Building
Controls Industry Association (BCIA) in the UK. Join us to learn about
how we can work collaboratively to further the deployment of smarter
This also caught my eye, a discussion between Brian Turner, Nicholas, our contributing editor
, Knowledge transformation, solving metadata interoperability challenges in practice.
whom to Collaborate with, in this article our Contributing Editor Scott
Cochrane has cause some great discussion on LinkedIn BYE I T! Well,
that’s it, I’m officially dropping the gauntlet on IT departments of
businesses that exist in buildings with a modern BAS system within. The
business of IT is to connect, protect, manage, deliver, all sorts of
cool stuff in a digital world. They are the heart and soul of our
business and are a part of every aspect, but does a business IT
department really need to be a part of their building's comfort, safety
and security systems?
A great counter from James Dice and his group supporting I T solutions
But the true answer is it depends
you collaborate with and when is complex. Collaboration is a
complex moving target often driven by your client.
Our Collaborating world is ever expanding as this graphic clearly shows in this LinkedIn post.
If all sites had their data accessible from a published API or an open
standard like MQTT, how does that change our approach to the Smart
Collaboration now extends between edge devices and clouds and is well explained in this article Why Cloud and Edge Intelligence Need Each Other in the Smart Building Space
There is a common misconception that AI at the edge replaces AI in the
cloud and vice-versa. When you look at the challenges that each
of these two approaches has independently, it becomes clear that they
need each other. Let’s talk about the cloud first.
There are now dozens of cloud
providers and thousands of software companies creating innovative ways
to turn data into “actionable insights”. These solutions usually live
in the cloud which allows them to easily scale the solution across
multiple clients. These cloud applications also require large
amounts of data usually generated from multiple sources. Getting this
data out of an IT system has its challenges but it is manageable. Read
We need an industry image change to encourage younger collaborators to join our industry from a discussion with input from the UK at Monday Live
have a perception that we are about dirty water in pipes when that's not
really what we do. We were about high tech making buildings perform
efficiently and maximizing the user experience of those buildings and
occupant comfort. We have a pool of motivated and highly taught and
educated engineers coming into the marketplace. But we're not
describing ourselves adequately. But we don't talk about what we do. We
talk about how we make valves and actuators dance. In reality, we're
making buildings work. And that's exciting. But we don't talk about
that. That's not how we market ourselves. We need to tell the story
about how we make these buildings work, and how we take this technology
these students have learned through schools and colleges, and how it
can be applied, I think what we do is very exciting. It's about
attracting the talent of those enthusiastic young people. Attract,
retain them, and develop a regime to replace that old apprenticeship
system that those big four manufacturers used to follow. So we need to
have a structured training program to retain, develop, harness and
energize those enthusiastic young people. This is an opportunity, not a
To grow our industry we need to embrace collaboration with those we do
not yet know allowing us to know more than we are capable of
knowing by ourselves.
Let's all Collaborate and work together to achieve
WE ARE THE COALITION FOR SMARTER BUILDINGS
envision a world where people live, learn, work, and play in healthy,
comfortable, and productive built-spaces, enabled by smart digital
technologies that ensure sustainable and economically responsible
development and operation.
This is a free industry collaboration tool that shows how we best collaborate with each other at our clients purpose Using the Monday Live - Open Source Stack Tool
We have been at this industry collaboration for a while. In 2013 we started Connection Communities Collaboration group on LinkedIn at every AHRExpo we have met with our last meeting in Orlando.
"2020 Vision" AHRExpo Orlando, Our Eighth Annual Connection Community Collaboratory
connection community is growing while rapidly changing how we connect
with a plethora of enterprise software platforms and new connection
standards like 5G CBRS. We are reminded of the dot-com days of radical
change. Can so many platforms exist without dot-crashing? Hard to
say as these platforms require an amazing community of practice to be
successful, which has more value than the actual platforms. Maybe a
better way to view each platform is as a community of practice COP, not
a software identity. In this manner, I feel success can be achieved
using the COP that created that platform. It is not the secret sauce of
the platforms but the people that bring the solutions and structure and
never before done features. When they are removed, the platform value
is questioned. Recalibrate for 2020 provides an amazing capture
with opinion and observation. At our 8th Collaboratory, experts will
speak of their 2020 vision. Lots of scopes to be blurred out in only
five minutes by the industry expert who will also provide their visions
for Integrating the OCCUPANT EXPERIENCE into Smart Buildings.
ControlTrends Video of 2020 Connection Community Collaboratory
The 8th Annual Connection Community Collaboratory offers useful insights into the future of HVAC and Smart Building Controls.
and moderated by automatedbuildings.com Ken Sinclair, this panel of
Industry Experts including Lynxspring’s Marc Petock, Sky Foundry’s John
Petze, Contemporary Control’s George Thomas, Distech’s Martin
Villeneuve, and EnOcean’s Troy Davis offer invaluable insights into the
future of HVAC IOT and Smart Building Controls.
Join us in our ninth Collaboration in Vegas 2022 Las Vegas AHR Expo Educational Sessions