Want to find out what the thought leaders in Smart Buildings Real Estate are thinking? You have to check out RealComm IBCon! As they prepare for the 2016 RealComm IBCon event to be held June 21-23 in Silicon Valley, you can get a taste for what to expect from the inaugural episode of OUT of the Trenches with Joe Rich from Tishman and Speyer and Tom Taddep from Kimco Reality
I got a chance to catch up with Ron Zimmer from CABA. If you need to get the facts and information on all things Smart Buildings, and Building Automation Controls, Ron and the team at CABA can hook you up. Watch Ron and learn more. The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is an international not-for-profit industry association dedicated to the advancement of integrated technologies for homes and buildings. The organization was founded in 1988 and is supported by an international membership of over 300 organizations involved in the design, manufacture, installation and retailing of products relating to home and building automation.
Young gun, Rob Allen, caught up with “The Godfather” ( yes, he will make you an offer you can’t refuse), Ed Merwin, at the 2015 Realcomm|IBcon conference. What was the offer? Well, here is a hint, the number 4 is involved.
Ed gives Rob and update on Niagara 4 and his take on the conference. Did you know that the JACE 8000 won a DIGI award at this year’s RealComm/IBcon? Well, you do now. Congratulations to Ed and the team at Tridium. Good job Rob!
It was my great pleasure to catch up with the always prophetic Jim Young at the hugely successful 2015 Realcomm|IBcon Conference in San Antonia, TX. In addition to recapping the great event that he and his team orchestrated, Jim offers us a glimpse at what could be the next game-changing technology in Smart Buildings: DC Micro Grids.
Based in Charlotte, NC, SmartCore provides a five‐tiered framework that encompasses building management systems, physical security systems, digital media systems, network communications systems, and operational support solutions. Approaching solution sets from the enterprise class level, SmartCore designs, installs, and supports building network solutions (can you say “turn key”). The results are strategic, value-centric, flexible and future-proof solutions.
As a Principal at SmartCore, who better than Will Winn, to shed light on the key new building automation control and Smart Buildings trends presented at Realcomm|IBcon?
What kind of consulting engineer shows up at shows like RealComm|IBcon? Well, the enlighten ones, like Donny Walker do. It is refreshing to see more and more consulting engineers coming to conferences like Realcomm|IBcon and getting the 411 on the latest building automation controls technologies and solutions. Guys like Donny realize that putting out cookie-cutter specifications is no longer going to be acceptable to savvy Real Estate professionals like the ones that attend Realcomm|IBcon. Donny is one of the great engineers from engineering powerhouse Newcombe and Boyd in Atlanta.
His skills include providing technology systems planning, programming and design services with an emphasis in technology systems application and integration. Specific systems planning experience includes campus technology, master planning, data center layout and configuration, IT systems network, and cabling design.
Find out what Donny has to say to our Rob Allen ( 7 Minutes in Control) about what he looks for in building automation controls technology, analytics, and the unique value they create for their customers. Right on Donny!
I got a chance to catch up with the ever-informative Marc Petcock, a long time building automation controls legend, at Conference Live, 2015 Realcomm|IBcon. Marc is VP Marketing at Lynxspring and a leading expert on building automation cyber security. Check out what Marc has to say.
I had a chance to catch up with Dan Probst at the 2015 Realcomm|IBcon conference. Dan is the Chairman – Energy and Sustainability Services for Jones Lang LaSalle. Dan helps real estate companies reduce energy and operational costs by using their data analytics platform InelliCommand.
IntelliCommand facility management software, powered by Pacific Controls, combines smart technology with JLL’s building operations expertise and execution to provide 24/7, real-time, remote facility monitoring and control.
IntelliCommand gives a voice to buildings of all types, including office buildings, data centers, manufacturing plants, retail sites, and distribution hubs. And when buildings talk, we listen—either resolving issues remotely, or deploying on- or offsite building engineers or facility managers.
If you didn’t get to 2015 RealComm|IBcon in San Antonio — and you missed out on the incredible 2-day visionary voyage of Real Change – Right Now, this general session video captures, in small part, the enormous importance and depth of the event. Tridium’s Nino DiCosmo and John Sublett, and a host of industry experts spoke, and the dazzling Bran Ferren, a virtual Edison incarnate, delivered an amazing keynote presentation. Bran Ferren intrigued the audience with how innovation and invention will change all of our business futures in Real Estate and Building Automation Controls. As big fans of Realcomm|IBcon, ControlTrends has said many times, this is the one event each year that you simply cannot afford to miss, because it is the annual intersection where Real Estate, innovation, and building automation collide with the excitement of a world’s fair. The good thing is, there is always next year! Fabulous effort and job well done — Jim Young, Howard Berger, and Lisa Woods!
I had a chance to catch up with Sky Foundry’s John Petze at the 2015 Realcomm|IBcon conference in San Antonio. Key interview take-aways are that the state of building analytics has improved significantly since 2011. As John says, “It’s impossible to monitor data and system operations manually.” Successful deployment of analytics results in increased comfort, reduced costs, and energy savings — and it’s all about the last 18″ — the distance from the computer monitor and the systems operator, and converting data into actionable information.