System Sensor will be hosting free Duct Smoke Detection webinars on May 14 and 16. Click below to register today.
ControlTrends invites you to keep a continuous glimpse in review of how our industry’s engineering scaffolding was put into place and ASHRAE’s unending quest for industry standards and excellence.
The lineage of the Handbook begins in 1922, when the American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers (ASH&VE) published its Heating and Ventilating Guide. Its purpose was stated as follows in its preface:
‘The purpose of this new addition to the Society’s publications is to provide the engineer, the architect and contractor alike, with a useful and reliable reference data book relating to the art of heating and ventilating. [Read more...]
Building integrators and facility managers should take advantage of this great training and security insight opportunity provided by Panasonic and ASIS International entitled: CPTED for the Modern Security Professional, May 15, 2013, 1:00-2:00 EST.
Applying the principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is very effective in protecting assets as well as drastically improving the quality-of-life experience in work and living environments. Get a quick refresher on the principles, practices, and strategies of CPTED and review how they can be applied to all building types, risk threat vulnerability assessments, and critical infrastructure protection.
Review the 4 D’s of physical security: Deter. Detect, Delay, and Detain. This is your opportunity to review and possibly apply these layers of security to your facility.
Click here for more information on ASIS International online education events.
CTA Awards Steering Committee is the sponsor for this week’s ControlTalk NOW. The extraordinary BB King Blues Club will be the site of the 2013 ControlTrends Awards. Located in NYC’s Time Square, this famous venue promises to enhance the excitement and entertainment of the CTA’s.
Achieving BACnet Compliance is the eighth in the Understanding BACnet Series from our friends at Contemporary Controls. This video explains how the manufacturer’s products are compliant to the BACnet Standard through their BACnet Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement or PIC Statement.
This episode of ControlTalk NOW is sponsored by DGLogik, the global leader in Visual Analytics. Visualize the Internet of Things with Drag and Drop Programming using DGLogik’s Affordable DGBox. Now YOU can Build Visually Stunning Applications and Dashboards without Code.
ControlTalk Rewind: Interview with Belimo’s Gary Weber, a proven distribution channel wizard. Also, review the Belimo ZIP Economizer and the 2012 CTA Commercial Product of the Year, the Belimo Energy Valve, as well as the MIT study on the energy savings.
Continued Source: Chapter 1, “A Long, Strong Pull Together”
In the late nineteenth century, the science of heating and ventilation was not well understood. When installing heating and ventilating systems, most contractors based their calculations solely and unquestionably on data in fan manufacturers’ catalogues. Only a few contractors were educated and had formal training in engineering.
Perhaps the best summary of the late 1890s was written by Stewart A. Jellett, a charter member and the second president of The American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers. He explains: “Until about 1890 the business of heating and ventilating had been largely based on the most ancient rule known to engineers, the rule of thumb…I believe it was the stress of competition, the commercial side of the business, that finally forced the recognition of the necessity for more scientific consideration, both in regard to the manufacture of the apparatus and in its application for regular work. “Between the so-called ‘Heating and Ventilating Engineer,’ who did not understand his business, and the heating and ventilating engineer who was 75 per cent. fakir [sic], the public was getting but a poor return for its money. [Read more...]
National Comfort Institute, Inc. is the leader in HVAC diagnostics for both air flow and combustion related topics. We provide training, equipment and consultation to HVAC contractors around the world so they can provide more comfortable and energy efficient homes and offices.
Mission: National Comfort Institute (NCI) created and continues to develop [Read more...]
This episode of ControlTalk NOW is brought to you by Honeywell Momentum 2013.
Hats off to Honeywell! Great location, three great speakers, and emphasis on the trade tools and networking, makes for an awesome meeting!
People in the News:
John Petze of SkyFoundry interview to be posted this week. SkyFoundry is on a roll: SkySpark deployments pass 4000 sites and is selected for GSA Smart Building Contract.
Women in the HVACR World: Networking, Education. Mentoring: Empowering Women to Succeed Within Our Industry. [Read more...]