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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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Project Management on Building Automation System Projects

Project management on building automation system projects is sometimes viewed as simply making sure tasks are checked off a list as a project moves along. But it should be more than that. It should be a strategy for how you … Read More

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3rd party commissioning planning and strategy

What is 3rd party commissioning? It depends

How many construction projects have you been involved with where you know that 3rd party commissioning is within the scope of the project, but you don’t really understand the extent of what it actually entails? What is 3rd party commissioning? … Read More

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TOP TEN Reasons for Unsuccessful SCADA System Implementations

Glenn Corvigno takes a thorough and humorous tour through the most common challenges of SCADA system projects in this great article. A common theme is the importance of a detailed commissioning plan, communication and collaboration between all project members, attention to detail, and tracking the … Read More

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Technology as an Enabler

In a Construction Executive article, Adrian Scholes writes about the conflict between increasingly complex construction projects and the accompanying tighter budgets and aggressive schedules, and how technology can play a key role in the solution. “When all team members can access and … Read More

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