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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 will be regularly releasing a series of minicourses to help educate you in Building Automation.

Unlike traditional marketing fluff, these are full minicourses and you will leave you educated on the material. Each minicourse comes with a workbook that will guide you through the lessons.

Thanks for being here!

 

-Phil Zito, President and CEO, Smart Buildings Academy

 

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.

 

BAS BOOTCAMP

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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WEBINARS

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GUIDES

50 min read

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...

44 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...

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...

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2 min read

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 drawings that have been redlined to reflect the changes that have...

3 min read

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 your building automation career to greater heights!

This...

4 min read

What is a communications bus?

Have you ever wondered what a communication bus is? When I was starting out, I didn't know what a communication bus was. You've probably heard the term though but maybe you heard it called something...

5 min read

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 check out some of the other IT articles I have included just...

2 min read

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, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) plans.

These plans are the blueprints...

1 min read

Yet Another BACnet Explorer- My Favorite BACnet Library

This is quite possibly going to be my shortest blog post ever. When I am coding integrations I often have to use a BACnet library. Because I can't share my production library that I use for my...

7 min read

Central Utility Plant (CUP) 101

The Central Utility Plant is the life blood of an HVAC system. This series will begin to give the reader an understanding of what Central Utility Plants are and will act as a spring board from which...

4 min read

Learn Series: How Binary Control Works

I like to show up to work early. Usually I get into the office around 5:45 am.  I do this because I am able to get so much more work done without the distraction and noise.

Did, I mention I have a...

8 min read

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 if not hundreds of systems?

I remember the first time I did a...

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