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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

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Top Benefits of Building Commissioning in 2019

Top Benefits of Building Commissioning in 2019 Building commissioning (Cx) provides tangible and quantifiable benefits to building developers/owners, occupants, construction and design teams, and ultimately society at large. This article provides an overview of the most common benefits a commissioning … Read More

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The Biggest Barrier to Adopting Commissioning Software

The Problem Among the few barriers that we often hear people speak about when deciding to adopt commissioning software, the horror of converting an existing library of commissioning forms, checklists, and other commissioning project collateral is often the most overwhelming. … Read More

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Andrew Interviewed on The Edifice Complex Podcast

Check out episode 26 of the Edifice Complex Podcast where Andrew is interviewed by Adam Muggleton and Robert Bean. The state of technology in the construction industry, Andrew’s experience working at Johnson Controls and his background, BlueRithm Commissioning Software, and … Read More

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Sponsorship Announcement

We’re very happy to announce that we’re working with Adam Muggleton from The Building Whisperer blog and Edifice Complex podcast, along with Robert Bean, also with the Edifice Complex podcast. We’re supporting the great work they’re doing to educate and … Read More

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Fall Conferences

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be attending and exhibiting at a minimum of two major industry events this fall – The Building Commissioning Association Conference on September 25 and 26th in Schaumburg, IL, and the USGBC Greenbuild International Conference … Read More

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Updates from BlueRithm

What have we been up to? We’ve been hard at work in recent months making improvements to BlueRithm. If it’s been a while since you’ve stopped by, we invite you to have a quick discussion to understand what we can … Read More

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The Anatomy of a Building Commissioning Program for New Construction or Retrofits

The Anatomy of a Building Commissioning Program for New Construction or Retrofits Commissioning ensures that building owners get what they pay for when constructing or retrofitting buildings, it provides insurance for policymakers and program managers that their initiatives actually meet … Read More

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BlueRithm Updates

We’ve released some updates recently that we wanted to share with you. Releasing new features that our customers have asked for, and that help them be more efficient with their time and projects, is one of the best parts of … Read More

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New Report Builder – Major BlueRithm Update

We’ve released a major update to BlueRithm that includes the new Report Builder tool. This is a huge update, and we invite you to check it out. You can download a sample report from our website on this page. The … Read More

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Top Benefits of Building Commissioning

Download a PDF of this article Top Benefits of Building Commissioning Building commissioning provides tangible and quantifiable benefits to building owners, its occupants, construction teams, and society at large. These benefits include, first and foremost, direct and measurable energy savings, … Read More

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Successful Commissioning: How it Relates to the Construction Schedule

Successful Commissioning: How it Relates to the Construction Schedule We know that many of the activities that are part of a successful commissioning process happen at various points of a project, with some occurring at very early stages before major … Read More

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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

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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

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Your Checklists and Test Scripts – We Can Convert Them for You

One of the biggest roadblocks to adopting a new commissioning software platform is migrating the libraries of templates, checklists, test scripts, etc. you’ve built up over many years. This can be quite intimidating, and let’s face it, tedious. That’s why … Read More

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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

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Cloud Based Commissioning Software – What the Industry is Saying

Cloud Based Commissioning Software What the Industry is Saying About It Everything is moving to the cloud. Your family’s grocery list, your company’s email platform, Microsoft Office, your building’s data and predictive analytics. So why aren’t your commissioning libraries and … Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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10 Best Practices for New Building Commissioning

Best Practices for New Building Commissioning Building commissioning is the vehicle that building owners and contracting teams are using to achieve better outcomes. These outcomes include sorting out interoperability issues between the many complex building systems that are installed in … Read More

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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

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BAS Point to Point Checkout and Commissioning

Managing BAS Point to Point Checkout and Commissioning

On your BAS projects, once you have a project plan in place, engineering and design work finished, and begin executing your work, you need to make sure that it runs as smoothly and is as organized as possible. Facilitating this … Read More

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