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5 Fundamentals Every Property Manager should know about Building Automation

When it comes to building automation systems (BAS), Property Managers tend to lean on their facilities operations team to tell them what is going on and what needs to be done. A BAS can be daunting to understand, but at the same time, it is responsible for a large portion of tenant satisfaction and operational budget. While a property manager or administrator does not need to know the ins and outs of operating a BAS, having a basic understanding of how these systems work and what to look out for when evaluating potential service partners can make all the difference.

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George’s CBAS Tips, August 2018

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How to Set Up Tenants to Schedule Overtime Air and Lights

The CBAS Web product was originally introduced so that tenants could schedule their own overtime air and lights while making it easy for building management to bill them these services. This is still true and it’s really easy to set up. This feature saves money because you don’t have to pay someone to take calls and enter the tenant’s overtime requests into CBAS. Management can now also setup tenants to handle their own access control cards, but let’s talk about overtime tenant billing for now. Continue reading George’s CBAS Tips, August 2018

 

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

 

Three Tips For Planning A Building Automation System Project

Recently, FacilitiesNet published an article titled “Three Tips for Planning a Building Automation System Project.” The piece walks readers through considerations that they should take into account when replacing their current BAS. We found the article to be helpful and related to our own recommendations. Below, we have addressed each of their recommendations from Computrols perspective. Continue reading Three Tips For Planning A Building Automation System Project
 

Getting to know the Technology Pavilion at BOMA International

The BOMA International Conference is one that building owners, managers, and their vendors look forward to every year. This year, our nation’s capital will play host to thousands of property professionals looking to learn and network to ultimately improve facility management as a whole.

Perhaps one of the most exciting areas of the exhibitor floor this year will be the Technology Pavilion. BOMA debuted the Technology Pavilion in 2013 as an area to “showcase the latest building technologies, systems, data management solutions and business tools to help property professionals create and sustain high-performance assets.” Continue reading Getting to know the Technology Pavilion at BOMA International