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CBAS Power User: Robert Hadley – Facilities Manager, Collins Aerospace

Background/Biography

My name is Robert Hadley, and I am currently a Facilities Manager for Collins Aerospace in Miramar Florida.

I have an information technology background. I spent four years as a computer technician and eventually worked my way up the ranks to become a team leader to support a team of 30 technicians.

I decided to make a career change and took a job as an Apprentice Building Engineer back in 2004. I have been in property and facilities management ever since.

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How can Computrols help you deal with COVID-19?

As the world slowly begins to re-open in recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, people are more aware than ever before of the potential dangers they face as a part of virus transmission in their daily lives. At this time, facility management professionals are tasked with making the buildings where these people live, work, learn, and play safe in a very uncertain environment. So how do we prepare for the “new normal” we live in today?

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5 Virus Mitigation Strategies using your Building Automation System

As people begin returning to work, school, and other places that will require them to go into large-scale facilities with the masses, facility managers will need every tool possible at their disposal to ensure their well-being. Typically, building automation systems (BAS) that control HVAC, access, lights, and fire alarm systems have 3 main functions:

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Indoor Air Quality and COVID-19

With all that has changed in the world over the last 2 months, we are all trying to manage how we return to the “new normal” that has been created as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although facility managers and their service partners have always been in a position to ensure building occupants’ health and safety, this challenge has become all that much more difficult. The people going back into their buildings are highly aware of their personal space and cleanliness and are expecting those that are managing the facilities where they live, work, and play to be taking every precaution possible.

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Computrols Provides Peace of Mind in the “New Normal”

None of us know what the future holds for us as we return to “normal” over the coming months in the COVID-19 recovery process, but one thing we know for sure is that our lives will never be the same. People are now hyper-aware of their air space and the potential for spreading disease, particularly in highly trafficked areas. These areas include places we go every day such as office buildings, schools, and gyms. So how do we get over this and feel comfortable going back to the buildings we live, work, learn, and play in?

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What is a Tenant Overtime System (TOS)?

You may have heard a tenant overtime system referred to as a TOS, overtime HVAC and/or lighting, tenant billing system, tenant after-hours billing, or any combination of these names. You’ll primarily find these systems in commercial real estate as a means for tenants to schedule HVAC and lighting in their spaces after the agreed-upon hours in their lease.

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Computrols Web-Based Training Courses

As a result of social distancing requirements recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Computrols will be hosting our first-ever, online training courses. Each course will include expert instruction over a three day period. Each day will include 3 to 4 hours of lecture with time for Q & A.

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