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FREE RESOURCES TO IMPROVE YOUR SMART BUILDINGS SKILLS

 

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Resources for BAS Professionals

 

We at Smart Buildings Academy are committed to you becoming the best darn Smart Buildings professional you can be. Even if you never purchase a single training program from us! To help you achieve that we regularly release BAS minicourses, webinars, guides, and blog posts to help advance you in your building automation career.

Unlike traditional marketing fluff, these are full minicourses and intensive guides that will leave you educated on the material. These free building automation training programs come with a workbook that will guide you through the lessons.

Thanks for being here!

 

-Phil Zito, President and CEO, Smart Buildings Academy

 

MINICOURSES  |  WEBINARS  |  GUIDES  |  BLOG  |  PODCAST

MINICOURSES

 

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This course is all about the fundamentals of BAS: If you're new to building automation this course will give you a solid foundation in BAS regardless of what your day job is.

 

 

 

 

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In this course, you'll learn what BAS Programming is, gain an understanding of the common BAS logic blocks, and learn my five step process, which is the easiest (and most repeatable) system for getting programming ideas out of your head and onto the wiresheet.

 

 

 

 

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In this course, you'll learn the foundations of information technology. You will learn who to work with in IT departments to get your requests approved, how networks work, the different kinds of BAS servers and databases, and the fundamentals of remote access and cyber-security.

 

Recording Managers Workshop

 

Improve your management skills in just 4 days (or less) with Smart Buildings Academy's Manager's Workshop. In this recorded series, we discuss what you need to know to become a better manager - Trust us, you don't want to miss out!

 

THE MANAGER'S WORKSHOP

 

This series is self-paced; here's the breakdown:

Session 1: Cashflow & Sales

Session 2: Team Structure & Role Tasking

Session 3: Forecasting & Backlog Management

Session 4: Talent Development & Management

 

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WEBINARS

STRUCTURING YOUR BAS TEAM FOR SUCCESS (1)

CONTROL ENGINEERING (1)

 

BUILDING AUTOMATION CAREERS 101 (1)

 

ESTIMATING FOR BUILDING AUTOMATION

 

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PROJECT MANAGMENT FOR BUILDING AUTOMATION-1

 

INTEGRATION FOR BUILDING AUTOMATION-1

 

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Smart Buildings Academy Podcast

Formerly the Building Automation Monthly Podcast

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SBA 345: Learning Guideline 36 Together

Energy costs are skyrocketing.The potential for rolling blackouts is increasing.More now than ever companies need to...

2 min read

SBA 344: A Design Pattern Approach to Programming

Programming is the easiest skill to learn in building automation.

Seriously, all you need to know in order to program...

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SBA 343: Defending Your Team Against Scope Creep

Have you ever showed up to retrofit a VAV box and left installing a new central utility plant? Scope creep is the...

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GUIDES

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In BAS Bootcamp you will find a list of videos that you can use to get up to speed on building automation.

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The Ultimate Guide to Building Automation Systems

BEMS, BMS, BAS, EMCS, and this list goes on and on. Welcome to the acronym-filled wasteland know as building automation. You may...

22 min read
The Definitive Guide to BACnet

BACnet confuses a lot of folks and if you feel confused that's ok. We created this guide to solve that problem.

This guide will:

13 min read
The Ultimate Guide to Tridium N4

Well, folks, it's time. Time for me to update one of my most popular posts. A lot has happened since I wrote my two-part series...

64 min read
The Ultimate Guide to Building Automation Protocols

When I was a tech I realized there was not a good source of information on common protocols. That's why I created this guide....

46 min read
The Ultimate Guide to Building Automation Programming

This post will teach you how to program a Building Automation System. But not in the way you think…

Of all the topics I’ve...

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What is Tridium Part 1

I'm proud to say that for several months now this post is the number 2 result on Google Search for "What is Tridium". So if you...

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The SBA Blog

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Redlines vs As Builts - Are They the Same?

Redlines vs. as builts: Two things that seem to be exactly the same but are they?

What are Redlines? Redlines are, quite simply, original...

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Learn Series: How Floating Control Works

Welcome to the fourth Learn Series article!

This series is a blast and I am having a ton of fun providing valuable content for you to take...

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What are MEP Plans

What are MEP plans? Chances are if you've been in the building automation industry for any period of time you've seen mechanical,...

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Systems Integration 101: How to create a Integration map

Up to this point, I’ve covered relatively simple integrations but what happens if you have a complicated integration one involving dozens...

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What is the OSI Model

You most likely found my blog through Google Images looking for the OSI Model, after you are done reading through this article be sure to...

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Systems Integration 101: Developing a Sequence of Operations

So here we are. 8 weeks ago I started to take you on a journey through the wild and crazy world of systems integration.

During this time...

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