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November 14, 2018

November 14th, 2018
November 14, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
HESS Building
5430 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056
http://www.hessclub.com/
Specify Building Controls Correctly; Get a Complete Picture of Building Automation Systems

$25.00 Monthly Luncheon meeting (advance registration)
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$35.00 NON MEMBERS

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Understanding what your controls system should be capable of can be complex. The marketplace demands open, standard communication protocols to deliver flexible and interoperable control systems for building owners. Recent innovations in the industry have made this even more prevalent. BACnet™ (Building Automation and Control network) is an ASHRAE® Standard protocol for building automation and control networks that prescribes how it works and how it must be implemented. The standard is intended to scale from simple devices to enterprise systems. A vendor can ultimately decide what functionality to include in their products. The set of features each vendor chooses to implement will change based on the intended use of the device. It is also important to remember that no device implements all the features of BACnet. The functionality needed to implement a temperature sensor is much less than the functionality needed for a building controller. But, the BACnet standard was never intended to be a guide for engineers on how to specify automation systems. The responsibility falls on the specifying engineer to know enough about the functionality of BACnet, and how the protocol is intended to be used, so that YOU can correctly specify a system. This article takes an in-depth look at how different BACnet controls communication technologies including wired and wireless networks in buildings compare when used for, sensors, building networks, alarming, data sharing, devise and network management–for a complete picture of the total building automation communication system.

 

Bio:

Jim Kohl is an experienced product manager and speaker, is responsible for wireless technologies and light commercial buildings controls.  Kohl received his MBA from Metropolitan State University in 2002, where he continued on as an adjunct professor within the Marketing department. Kohl has been awarded a U.S. patent for his work.   Kohl has 35 years of experience in filtration and HVAC, including product management, product design, and applications engineering.  Previously, he managed the aftermarket development group at McQuay International.  Previous to McQuay, Kohl designed and managed filtration products at Donaldson Company for 19 years.  

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November 14, 2018

November 14th, 2018

November 14, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

HESS Building
5430 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056
http://www.hessclub.com/

Specify Building Controls Correctly; Get a Complete Picture of Building Automation Systems