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Come One, Come All to the Greatest BAS Show on Earth!    Witness never seen before products, software and CONCEPTS that will shape the next decade in BAS technology! OMG it’s really happening...
Project Haystack Marks 10 Years 2021 marks ten years since the beginning of Project Haystack. Wow, ten years. Who would have thought?

A Future that is bigger than the past.  Is the Building Automation Industry Broken?  Or is the Building Automation Industry poised and ready to leapfrog into the future?

“The Future is Now”    Change has thrown so much at us over such a short period that everyone, literally every single human on the planet, has had to adapt to a new reality that simply didn’t exist a little over a year ago.

How building digitalization is changing the Master Systems Integrators focus area  It is well recognized that the number of IP devices is exploding in the real estate industry and is growing faster than previous technical advances
Data Driven Design – Retrofitting for a Low Carbon Future 
How we design and size equipment needs a modern approach as we retrofit with low carbon heating systems. All of that BAS data you’ve been archiving can help.
Why smarter devices are making our lives harder, and how we can change that  Over the last year, we’ve spent a considerable amount of time at home, and while there has been much conversation around how our adjusted lifestyles have become the new normal, it’s safe to consider this normal now

The State of the BAS Job Market – Part 2 (The Talent Pool, i.e., the supply side)  Red Alert – we are short 18,000 (55%) “boots on the ground” Control Professionals (data for this chart is at the end of this post.)

Tap into the power of your JACE  Capture BACnet traffic right from your JACE controller and unlock greater network visibility with Optigo Networks

Harbor Research Creates insight into Building Digital Family  This article provides great insight, please read complete article. The extract below speaks well to our May theme and the need to carefully create our building digital family

Present and Future of Building Automation  Smart Cities to Become Next-Big Thing

April Column

Rise of the Side Hustle  As COVID forces people to work from home people are realizing that they have time for a Side Hustle. Manny Mandrusiak CD. Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant Vancouver Island Works Project

A Smart Building Controls Conference, With All-New Hybrid Format!
   New for Controls-Con 2021 is not only enhanced offerings through a conversion to a hybrid* event (MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, MI combined with a robust virtual platform), but also through the added value of a Pre-Conference education day! register today at

Haystack Connect 2021 – a Virtual Conference  John Petze, Executive Director, Project Haystack, and Marc Petock, Executive Secretary, Project Haystack

Columns and articles on other publications

Adaptation  Ken Sinclair, contractormag

Be the Change  Ken Sinclair, contractormag

Chose to Challenge
  Ken Sinclair, contractormag

Your New Vocation, Building Automation  Our amazing Building Automation Industry has always provided a very interesting fun (and financially stable) vocation
Together Apart  The COVID-zation of 2020 has created, injected, extracted, but mostly simply accelerated many new relationships.

Articles and Columns from March 2021


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