Episode 277: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending August 5, 2018, continues its inquiry into the humanization of buildings — talking a deep-dive around Ken Sinclair’s August editorial theme, the “Building Whisperer.” Honeywell announces Momentum 2018 — You’ve Got Connections!; 2018 Energy Exchange and Buildings Summit in Cleveland, OH; Facilo’s Rajavel Subramanian and Awair’s Ronald Ro new product video interviews from the Realcomm20 Launch Pad; and don’t miss J2 Innovations’ [Read more…]
In his August edition of Automated Buildings, Ken Sinclair encourages us to make the same leaps of faith in technology — in our professional lives that we make without hesitation in our personal lives — to keep current with the future of our industry.
Excerpt from Ken’s August editorial: “What are Building Whisperers? Those who adopt a sympathetic view of the motives, needs, and desires of the Building’s relationship with its humanistic purpose based on rapidly evolving views and understandings. What is the process of creating or Building Whisperers? We need to clearly educated and inform our industry practitioners of the art of humanizing our building relationships. We all need to engage in the discussion of change while learning how to whisper building emotion.”
More great August Articles:
Is our industry Building-IoT ready?More Pook-Ping Yao, Optigo Networks
When Will Smart Buildings Make Hearts Sing? Therese Sullivan, BuildingContext Ltd
Analytics at Edge, Marc Petock, Lynxspring
2018 Voice Buyer’s Guide, Ken Herron, UIB
Where to Get a Building Automation Degree, Scott Holstein, Computrols
Where is SedonaDev.Org? George Thomas, Contemporary Controls
Honeypots, Chipkin Automation Systems Inc.
Technology and The Five Pillars of Asset Management, Logan Soya, Aquicore
Research Suggests Stress Can Increase Productivity, James McHale, Memoori
EnOcean® Wireless, Mike Schell, AirTest Technologies Inc.
Episode 274: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending July 15, 2018, features Ken Sinclair, owner and editor Automated Buildings, who shares some more of his amazing industry voyage (viewers and listeners will be richly rewarded). Siemens puts the pedal to the metal on its way to “Perfect Places” — adding Building Robotics and Comfy to its J2 Innovations and EnLightened acquisitions. Kele acquires MI Controls; Belimo Fire Protection Scenarios Video; Microsoft’s perceived 30,000 foot participation in the Smart Buildings Space is really hovering at an altitude closer than you may think; Realcomm20/IBcon Conference Live Interview with Rajavel Subramanian of Facilio; and more!
Why Siemens bought Comfy and how they will make “Perfect Places.” We have been talking about Siemens’ acquisition of Comfy for a while. We have wondered just what the two companies will create. In this video we get clarity on how Siemens and Comfy will work together to create “perfect places” and perfect environments for people who inhabit smart commercial buildings. Eike-Oliver Steffen, the Head of Solutions and Services Portfolio Siemens Building Technologies, and Andrew Krioukou, CEO and Co Founder of Comfy, discuss their shared vision in this enlightening video.
Kele Acquires MI Controls. This just in: Kele has acquired MIControls, Inc., co-located in Seattle and Portland, OR. According to Kele President and CEO Richard Campbell: “This strategic move enables us to serve our customers in the Western United States better and faster by locating products closer to you. Nothing changes in how you do business with us today. We will be working through the integration with MIControls in the coming months. You can expect the same great service you already receive from Kele but with even faster delivery once the integration is complete.
Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings’ July 2018 Issue, “Building Emotion.” In his July, 2018, edition of Automated Buildings, owner and editor, Ken Sinclair suggests it’s time for us to create “an emotional sense of our building space.” Siemens CEO, Matthias Rebellius agrees — because we spend up to 90% of our lives in buildings. We know that art and architecture trigger our emotions, but will buildings ever evoke their own emotions? Ken Sinclair believes there is need for “An improved relationship between the physical, the virtual and the emotional world.”
Belimo – Fire Protection Scenarios — Great Visual Presentation of Motorized Fire Dampers versus Non-motorized Fire Dampers. More Performance. More Value. More Safety. Technology that Saves Lives! Belimo fire and smoke damper actuators are designed for operation in smoke and combination fire and smoke dampers in ventilation and air-conditioning systems with a torque range from 18 in-lbs to 180 in-lbs @ 350°F.
Watch (and or listen) to our amazing ControlTalk NOW conversation with Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings. Ken reviews his Automated Buildings‘ July edition, important take-aways from his Helsinki excursion, some of his most recent 20 year industry journey, most of which is digitally documented, and then brings us to the crest of change and digital mindfulness and building emotions. Ken leaves us with one possible solution: instead of trying to make humans more technically savvy, make technology more human. Great industry insight and conversation.
What Ken Sinclair and Julie Miner have to teach you about your next Smart Building Controls Opportunity. One of the really cool things about ControlTrends, is that we get to go to great conferences like Real Comm IBcon and talk with insightful people like Jim Young and Ken Sinclair. We get to see trends unfold and are hopefully able to convey these to the ControlTrends Community in such a way that our insights can prepare you for the next turn in the road and the next opportunity. Well listen up, because putting great controls and analytics in a building are not going to be enough. It is going to be about the experience that the building creates.
Realcomm20/IBcon Conference Live Interview with Rajavel Subramanian of Facilio. ControlTrends had the opportunity to interview Rajavel Subramanian of Facilio at the Realcomm20/IBcon Conference Live Product Launchpad. Facilio is new to the North American market and is seeking to develop a channel with Niagara partners. Facilio offers a great facility management product for buildings in the 50,000 to 100,000 square foot range.
One of the really cool things about ControlTrends, is that we get to go to great conferences like Real Comm IBcon and talk with insightful people like Jim Young and Ken Sinclair. We get to see trends unfold and are hopefully able to convey these to the ControlTrends Community in such a way that our insights can prepare you for the next turn in the road and the next opportunity.
Well listen up, because putting great controls and analytics in a building are not going to be enough. It is going to be about the experience that the building creates, and the smart building controls professionals that understand this and how to deliver it will thrive — in what we are calling the humanization of the smart building. That’s right, your building and its inhabitants will no longer be thought of as two separate entities, but as one living, breathing thing.
As Ken Sinclair says in his July Article Building Emotion:
“Emotion” is the noun used to describe the creation and depiction of a mindful interactive relationship that conveys the conversation between the inhabitants and their physical building. It is a virtual identity, a feeling, a learning. an interactive piece, a virtual brick, and mortar that hosts the buildings’ emotion. “Building” is the verb or noun that modifies it.”
As usual, Ken has his finger on the changing pulse of the smart building controls world. But, how do you go from a concept and a need to actually making it real and tangible in the modern day smart building? How do you go from traditional space utilization to creating a unique “space experience”?
To get the answer to these questions we caught up with Juile Minor, from Cohn Reznick, at the 2018 Real Comm IBcon show in Las Vegas. Cohn Reznick has been the go to advisory resource that helps clients maximize their real estate assets. Julie and her team specialize in space utilization that allow physical spaces to become more than just a place to go to work, but to enhance the experience of work. And who do you think will lease more office space, the one that is selling an experience or the one that is just leasing square footage?
As a smart building controls providers, we must be aware of these trends and pay attention to people like Ken Sincalir and Julie Miner if we want to stay relevant.
In his July, 2018, edition of Automated Buildings, owner and editor, Ken Sinclair suggests it’s time for us to create “an emotional sense of our building space.” Siemens CEO, Matthias Rebellius agrees — because we spend up to 90% of our lives in buildings. We know that art and architecture trigger our emotions, but will buildings ever evoke their own emotions? Ken Sinclair believes there is need for “An improved relationship between the physical, the virtual and the emotional world.” Click here to read the rest of the editorial.
More great articles from Automated Buildings July edition:
Platforms and Trusting in Las Vegas, Therese Sullivan, BuildingContext Ltd
Intelligent Technology Is for Human Services, Isla Vainio, HUB13
Smart Buildings Helsinki, Henry Lawson, BSRIA Limited
The Smart Building Integrator Summit, Scott Cochrane, Cochrane Supply
Data Analytics Revolution in Three Acts, Ruairi Barnwell, DLR Group
The Collision of IT & OT, James McHale, Memoori
IoT Platforms & Apps, Daphne Tomlinson, Memoori
Environmental Health Ventilation, Aircuity
The “Salary History Ban” Laws, Skip Freeman, BASI Solutions, LLC
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,” and the possibility that the flood of IoT technology may have reached its first high water mark. Siemens acquires J2 Innovation; Realcomm|IBcon 2018 sells out exhibit floor; and Scott Hamilton, VP of Sales is excited about Distech Controls.
INNNOVATE 14 is HERE! Siemon has been busy curating content for the latest Innovate magazine and are glad to release Issue 14! The magazine provides insights into the key technologies powering the Internet of Things, Power over Ethernet Computing and the Siemon ConvergeIT benefits as part of our robust Digital Lighting Partner programme. We also cover key product updates including our market leading Z-Plug, LightBow Termination Kit, Base 8 Plug and Play System and much more. Click here to get the magazine.
Scott Hamilton, Distech’s New VP of Sales is Excited about the “Passion of the People Behind the Products.” ControlTrends had the opportunity to interview Distech’s new VP Sales for North America, Scott Hamilton. Scott believes Distech and Acuity bring together a true unified solution for the total integration of lighting and HVAC, offering a game-changing sensory network that provides increased productivity and optimal energy efficiency. Scott is excited about the passion of the people behind the products at Distech.
Siemens Invests in J2 Innovations’ Future! Siemens Invests in J2 Innovations’ Future! Announcement from J2 Innovations: We’re pleased to announce that our longtime customer, Siemens is acquiring J2 Innovations! Siemens will be investing in our future as an independent company with our own business goals and objectives. J2 Innovations will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens Industry, Inc.
Realcomm|IBcon 2018: Hundreds of Technology Products & Services Under One Roof! | Sold-Out Exhibit Floor. The energy and enthusiasm for this year’s 20th Anniversary event is unprecedented! We hope you will be joining us and hundreds of the best and brightest real estate industry professionals as we celebrate 20 years @ the Intersection of Commercial and Corporate Real Estate, Technology, Automation and Innovation.
Episode 265: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending May 6, 2018 features an in-depth interview with CGNA’s Executive Director, Mike Sackett, and Director, Business Development, Jim Hayman, who review highlights of the 2018 CGNA Synergy & Opportunities Conference held in Huntington, CA. Stromquist celebrates National mall Business Week; Jackson Control and Roger Rebennack Introduce Building Automated Security Solutions (BASS); Luis Melgares Introduces Neptronic’s Newest Products at the 2018 Niagara Summit; and Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings May Issue, “Humanistic Digital Inclusion.”
Stromquist & Company Celebrates National Small Business Week and Unveils the New Stromquist Website. Every year since 1963, the President has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. Stromquist was established in 1951 as a wholesale HVAC controls distributor. The business has grown significantly since then, but it has remained a family-owned company, proud to be a Small Business.
Jackson Control and Roger Rebennack Introduce Building Automated Security Solutions (BASS) at the 2018 Niagara Summit. The 2018 Niagara Summit was the perfect venue for Roger Rebennack and Jackson Control to launch their Building Automated Security Solutions (BASS), a highly advanced and comprehensive Niagara security integration solution that delivers the full benefits of Threat Level Management and Shooter Detection System (sensing and alarming).
Luis Melgares Introduces Neptronic’s Newest Products at the 2018 Niagara Summit. Neptronic’s Luis Melgares, VP of Sales and Marketing, updates the ControlTrends Community on Neptronic’s versatile wall mount controllers and sensors, featuring the new CMMB-IP controller. Neptronic manufacturers a variety of Multi-App controllers, able to provide stand-alone or networked control for all packaged AC RTUs, Heat Pump, Fan Coil Unit, and heating and cooling equipment applications.
Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings’ May Issue “Humanistic Digital Inclusion.” In his Automated Buildings’ May Issue, entitled “Humanistic Digital Inclusion,” owner and editor, Ken Sinclair explains the term “Digital inclusion,” which is the ability of individuals and groups to access and use information and communication technologies. Accordingly, Ken states: “We need to build digitally inclusive communities for each of our buildings.”
2018 CGNA Synergy & Opportunities Conference — North America’s Elite Distributors Celebrate 35th Anniversary.
Mike Sackett, Executive Director, Jim Hayman, Director, Business Development, and Sandie Minguez, led the CGNA Group as it reviewed and celebrated 35 years of continuous success, development, and innovation. Representatives from 46 of North America’s top distributors met at the luxuriant Paséa Hotel & Spa on the Water in Huntington Beach, California, to set CGNA’s strategic direction for the future in motion. Special thanks to Chuck Niemann, of George T. Hall.
Episode 262: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending April 15, 2018, features an interview with owner and editor, Ken Sinclair, who gives us insight to the Automated Buildings’ April Issue entitled “Meta-Morphing Mashup.” Niagara Summit 2018 begins today with an evening welcome reception. Stay tuned for more ControlTrends coverage. If you are coming to the summit make sure to visit Jackson Control’s new BASS Security Automation Products in Booth 418, and Contemporary Controls BASautomation Products in Booth 318. And be sure to check out the Pittsburgh’s 449 Technology Center VIDEO Tour
ControlTrends interview with Automated Buildings owner and editor, Ken Sinclair, tells us about his April edition of Automated Buildings: “As always this new issue is a nest of great articles, columns, reviews, new products, interviews and of course the steady stream of news depicting our rapid Meta Morphic Mashup.” Now, what the heck is Meta-Morphing Mashup? Listen in to find out.
Visit Jackson Control’s new BASS Security Automation Products Booth 418 at Niagara Summit 2018. If you’re attending the Niagara Summit 2018 in New Orleans, stop by the newest and a very exciting booth 418 of Niagara Security & Video Products technology to see what’s new! The latest in Niagara Enterprise Security & Video offerings to help you once again promote the Intelligent Building solution by extending the framework with a new and improved offering N4 Security & Video products.
Final Details Before Heading to Niagara Summit 2018. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the Niagara Summit! Registered guests are invited to the Welcome Reception on Sunday evening and can join attendees for meals on Monday and Tuesday. For access to the Niagara 4 training session or Developer Bootcamp on Sunday, and the breakout sessions on Monday and Tuesday, guest registrations would have to be changed to attendee.
BASautomation Products at Niagara Summit 2018. If you’re attending the Niagara Summit 2018 in New Orleans, stop by booth 318 to see our latest BASautomation products, including our BASpi, the BAScontrol series and the always popular BASrouters. Be sure to let us brag a little about our BASrouter obtaining BTL certification.
Pittsburgh’s 449 Technology Center — Take the Tech Center VIDEO Tour. ControlTrends had the unique opportunity to meet with representatives of Pittsburgh’s 449 Technology Center recently and tour their state-of-the-art Technology Center, which sets a new precedent in training excellence. The video says it all.
We agree with what owner and editor, Ken Sinclair, says about his April edition of Automated Buildings: “As always this new issue is a nest of great articles, columns, reviews, new products, interviews and of course the steady stream of news depicting our rapid Meta Morphic Mashup.” Now, what the heck is Meta-Morphing Mashup? Ken describes it as “yet another annoying alliteration.” but, we know there is gold in those hills. Start digging!
Excerpt from Ken’s April editorial: “I believe that this mashup and new meta-morphing thinking will evolutionize how other industries will connect their standards, and open movements, and expose them to the power of AI; making all that we have machine-readable, unraveling on our transition to self-learning, and a self-creation world.”
Link to another great publication/article: http://www.contractormag.com/iot/transparency-and-digital-twin-new-deal
More Great April Reads:
Standard Semantic Tagging, Jim Meacham, Altura Associates
Sensing Solutions for the Flexible Workspace, David Rottelman, PointGrab
Web Centric Building Management, Gordon Echlin, Triacta
Get absolute transparency, Corey Noakes, Optigo Networks
OT and IT, Marc Petock, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy
Hiring Elite Controls Talent, Skip Freeman, BASI Solutions, LLC
Occupancy Analytics Innovations, James McHale, Memoori
Show Report – Light+Building 2018, George Thomas, Contemporary Controls
What is Your Haystack Tagging Story? Therese Sullivan, BuildingContext Ltd, Editor Haystack Connections
Episode 257: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Mar 4, 2018, prefaces Ken Sinclair’s March edition of Automated Buildings, and features an Optergy update interview with Steve Guzelimian, President — followed by an informative round table discussion with CABA President & CEO, Ron Zimmer and HGA’s Associate Vice President and Director of Technology Services, Brad Kult, P.E. (MN), CTS. [Read more…]