Where to Get a Building Automation Degree

A Growing IndustryThe building automation industry is growing, and the trend doesn’t appear to be changing any time soon. According to research by IHS Technology via this Buildings.com article, the market for building automation equipment is projected to grow by more than 40% over the next five years.

If you are familiar with the industry, you are likely aware of the talent and knowledge gap between the seasoned veterans and industry newcomers. With many building engineers, system engineers, and controls specialists approaching retirement, there is a need for fresh talent in the industry. While fresh talent and enthusiasm are certainly needed, how is the knowledge gap being addressed? Continue reading Where to Get a Building Automation Degree

 

George’s CBAS Tips, May 2018

 

Alarms in CBAS

Alarms in CBASAll points in CBAS give you the ability to setup an Alarm to show when the point is in a condition that it shouldn’t be in, or at least warrants a notification. Alarms are always on a red banner at the top of the CBAS program if setup to be acknowledged. Otherwise, only the status part of the point turns red. Yellow banners are considered Troubles, not Alarms. These are generated by the system based on system problems or controller communication\power activity. These “Troubles” cannot be turned off. Green banners can be seen if controllers are set up with an alarm to indicate a download to the controller. Continue reading George’s CBAS Tips, May 2018

 

2018 Southern California Facilities Expo

If you’ll be in Southern California May 2nd-3rd, 2018 and are interested in learning more about green-initiative products and services impacting facilities, then stop by the 2018 Southern California Facilities Expo (SCFE) in Anaheim, CA.

Located at the spacious and newly-updated Anaheim Convention Center, this two-day event will provide insight into cutting-edge technology and solutions that impact facility engineers, operators, managers and owners alike. This is a completely FREE event for attendees, and there will be numerous opportunities to learn more about technology impacting the facilities industry as well as networking opportunities with peers and colleagues. Continue reading 2018 Southern California Facilities Expo

 

George’s CBAS Tips, April 2018

George HingleAs a part of our services, Computrols offers 24/7 phone support to all of our customers. If you have ever taken advantage of this offering, you have likely spoken to our Technical Support Manager, George Hingle. George has been employed by Computrols for over 15 years and is one of our most knowledgeable team members when it comes to troubleshooting in CBAS. As a means of building on our already robust FAQ page, George has agreed to share some common issues he sees in our newsletter each month. Continue reading George’s CBAS Tips, April 2018

 

Plug Smart Partnership

 



Computrols Distribution PartnerBuilding automation system manufacturer, Computrols, has added a new distribution partner in Columbus, OH and the Central and South Florida markets. Their new running mate, Plug Smart was formed in 2008 as a customer-centric, comprehensive energy services company.

Beyond their energy efficiency expertise, Plug Smart’s financial team has been very successful at helping to create self-funding opportunities with the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs. Continue reading Plug Smart Partnership

 

Investing in a Building Automation System

In the January/February 2008 edition of Facilities Manager Magazine, there was a featured article titled, “Pay Now or Pay Forever: The Design of Control System Software”. This article was recently brought to our attention by one of the original author’s LinkedIn posts which outlined the fact that not much has changed in the BAS industry over the last 10 years. At Computrols, we couldn’t agree more. Below, you will find some of the most profound quotes from this article and Computrols’ approach to remedying these issues. Continue reading Investing in a Building Automation System

 

Computrols Grand Opening & Training

 

Grand Opening

Computrols is excited to announce the grand opening of it’s newly renovated corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility. The event will begin at 3pm on April 20th and will end at 7pm. Tours will be given on the hour beginning at 3pm, with the last tour beginning at 6pm. The ribbon cutting ceremony will start at 3:30pm with speeches from local politicians and Computrols’ leadership. Refreshments and food will also be provided at the event. Continue reading Computrols Grand Opening & Training

 

George’s CBAS Tips, March 2018

George HingleAs a part of our services, Computrols offers 24/7 phone support to all of our customers. If you have ever taken advantage of this offering, you have likely spoken to our Technical Support Manager, George Hingle. George has been employed by Computrols for over 15 years and is one of our most knowledgeable team members when it comes to troubleshooting in CBAS. As a means building on our already robust FAQ page, George has agreed to share some common challenges he sees in our newsletter each month. Continue reading George’s CBAS Tips, March 2018