Building Automation Systems

Automated Schedules with BlueRithm

Demonstrate Mastery of the Commissioning Process with Little Effort Having a project schedule that accurately reflects the work you’re managing and performing not only helps you manage your own team effectively, it shows that you know what you’re doing – that … Read More

Commissioning Software: How to Roll it Out in Your Organization

Commissioning Software How to Roll it Out in Your Organization (Also see our related article on selecting a commissioning software platform) The following are suggestions based on industry best practices and our experience. Not everything will apply to your organization, … Read More

Rework: A Great Read on Running a Smart, Nimble Business in the 21st Century

My First Review I haven’t ever written a review of a book before, but I thought there was enough universally useful information in this one that I wanted to share my thoughts. Why I Think this Book, and Others Like … Read More

Building Automation System Projects: 9 Things to Improve the Success of Your Projects

Building Automation System Projects: 9 Things to Improve the Success of Your Projects Download a PDF of this Article Building automation systems (BAS) work is unique among construction disciplines, and even among other building technologies and systems. Building automation systems … Read More

BlueRithm – What’s With our Name?

BlueRithm: Not Blue Rythm, Blue Rhythm, or Blue Rithm People often ask about our unique name and where it came from, so we wanted to elaborate on that a little. First of all, and most importantly, we want to be … Read More

Your Unique Position as a Systems Integrator

You’re Used to This If you’re a SCADA integrator, building automation systems contractor, or other technology system contractor working within construction events, it goes without saying that your projects usually come with a dose of stress and anxiety. A common … Read More

Status Meetings are Eating Your Profits

Those of us who have worked in the construction industry for any length of time know that project status meetings are something of a sacred ritual. They’re recurring, persistent, often contentious, and grossly unproductive. This isn’t a direct shot at … Read More

Commissioning Software: How to Select the Right Product

Commissioning Software How to Select the Right Product As a business owner, you are constantly thinking about and carrying out plans to help your business run more efficiently and predictably, and improve employee morale. You know that this translates to … Read More

BACnet: A Technical Summary

Download a PDF of this Article BACnet This is a high level summary of the BACnet specification as outlined in ASHRAE Standard 135-2004. It is content that I wrote in a graduate course on networking technologies several years ago. Introduction This … Read More

Managing Profitability with Good Resource Utilization

The vast majority of building systems and commissioning work is performed as projects within matrix organizations. Within these matrix structures are limited pools of resources who project leaders and department managers are constantly negotiating and competing for in order to … Read More