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Don Gaspard
Director of Facilities, Touro Infirmary

Don Gaspard is​​ both a​ ​long-time​ Computrols ​customer​ and​​ experienced​ facility​ ​manager. ​​Mr.​ ​Gaspard​ ​is​ ​a military​ ​veteran​​ ​who​ ​​initially​ entered ​into​ the​ ​field​ ​of​ ​HVAC​ ​and​ ​refrigeration after attending Delgado Community College. ​After​ spending several​​ years​​ as an Air-conditioning Technician, ​he​ began​​ ​his​ ​career ​in​ ​​facility management ​at​ ​a​ ​New​ ​Orleans-based​ ​healthcare​ ​facility. For a number​​ ​of years​ Don worked at numerous facilities in both hospitality & healthcare. He then started in his ​current role ​as​ ​the Director​ of​​ Facilities​​ at​​ Touro​​ ​Infirmary where he has spent the past 14 years. Continue reading Don Gaspard
Director of Facilities, Touro Infirmary

 

7 Tips for Selecting a Building Automation System

Arthur in a crawlspaceRecently, FacilitiesNet published the article titled “7 Tips For Selecting a Building Automation System.” The piece walks readers through considerations that they should take into account when replacing their current BAS, including how facility managers will interact with the system. We found the article to be helpful and related to our own recommendations. Below, we have addressed each of their recommendations from Computrols’ perspective.

1. People are more important than technology. Buy-in from the operating engineers is crucial to a successful upgrade. It’s important to involve operating engineers in the selection, design, and installation of the new BAS. Ideally, bringing the engineer to visit buildings with the prospective BAS installed will allow them to demo it first hand, without the manufacturer or installation contractor present. Continue reading 7 Tips for Selecting a Building Automation System