235 episodes

If you want to learn building automation then you are in the right place.

My name is Phil Zito and I am the CEO of Smart Buildings Academy. If you are a technician, operator, salesperson, or engineer the Smart Buildings Academy podcast is for you.

Each week I tap into my vast experience in Building Automation and teach you the things no one else teaches.

You will learn about BAS, HVAC, IT, Energy Management, Sales, Operations, Project Management, Cyber Security and so much more.

Prior to founding Smart Buildings Academy, I held a variety of BAS roles in service, install, operations management, sales, and most recently I led the technical integration program at Johnson Controls. Suffice to say, I've been in your shoes and I know what you need to learn.

I look forward to guiding you through BAS in the weekly Smart Buildings Academy Podcast.

The Smart Buildings Academy Podcast | Teaching You Building Automation, Systems Integration, and Information Technology Phil Zito Building Automation and Systems Integration Expert

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If you want to learn building automation then you are in the right place.

My name is Phil Zito and I am the CEO of Smart Buildings Academy. If you are a technician, operator, salesperson, or engineer the Smart Buildings Academy podcast is for you.

Each week I tap into my vast experience in Building Automation and teach you the things no one else teaches.

You will learn about BAS, HVAC, IT, Energy Management, Sales, Operations, Project Management, Cyber Security and so much more.

Prior to founding Smart Buildings Academy, I held a variety of BAS roles in service, install, operations management, sales, and most recently I led the technical integration program at Johnson Controls. Suffice to say, I've been in your shoes and I know what you need to learn.

I look forward to guiding you through BAS in the weekly Smart Buildings Academy Podcast.

    SBA 234: BAS troubleshooting Basics Part 1

    SBA 234: BAS troubleshooting Basics Part 1

    Have you been struggling to troubleshoot building automation, HVAC, and IT systems? 

    If so you're not alone. In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast, we discuss how to effortlessly troubleshoot systems.
    In this episode you will learn:
    Our three-step troubleshooting process How to troubleshoot terminal units Server and network troubleshooting BACnet MSTP troubleshooting AHU troubleshooting

    • 26 min
    SBA 233: Top 5 Areas You Should Focus on in 2021

    SBA 233: Top 5 Areas You Should Focus on in 2021

    2020 has been a challenging year and I firmly believe 2021 will be even more challenging. In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast, we are going to discuss what you can do to prepare yourself and your business for the changes coming to our industry.

    • 22 min
    SBA 232: Engineering BAS Inputs and Outputs

    SBA 232: Engineering BAS Inputs and Outputs

    Learn how to layout BAS inputs and outputs for your controls hardware designs in this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast. 
    We discuss: 
    How to determine what devices to select Where to start when engineering systems How to avoid overengineering systems How to address scope gaps and irregularities

    • 27 min
    SBA 231: The 5-step Building Controls Hardware Engineering Process

    SBA 231: The 5-step Building Controls Hardware Engineering Process

    In this week's episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast, you will learn the 5-step building controls hardware engineering process. 
    We will discuss:
    How to perform proper takeoffs How to evaluate device selection' How to size systems How to handle add alternates How to design physical architectures And much more

    • 27 min
    SBA 230: Cyber-Security Basics for BAS

    SBA 230: Cyber-Security Basics for BAS

    Is your building automation system secure?
    Does your BAS need to be secure?
    And what does secure even mean?
    In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy podcast, we discuss the fundamentals of cyber-security. We look at what cyber-security is, how to evaluate the need for cyber-security controls, and what cyber-security approaches you can use to better secure your building automation system

    • 25 min
    SBA 229: Expectation Handling in the Contracted Environment

    SBA 229: Expectation Handling in the Contracted Environment

    Have you ever run into a project delay that wasn't your fault? 
    Did you find yourself running into wall after wall when you tried to get the project team to help you out?
    If so this episode is for you!
    In this episode we discuss how to manage project expectations in the contracted environment.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

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60 Ratings

60 Ratings

Izzo1212 ,

Excellent

I’m so grateful for this podcast. There is no study programs that I know of in universities that cover mechanical system, IT and building automation. As an energy engineer I’ve been so hungry for the information provided in this podcast. Thank you Phil!

KVRobb ,

Informative

Phil does a great job with these podcasts and touches on topics you can’t hear much about thru other resources. I was real green when entering the Building Automation world about a year ago, layering these podcasts on top of SBA coursework has been critical to my learning

DocMcShot ,

Has really helped me out.

This podcast has really helped me out a bunch. I’m very thankful for Phil and his commitment to this podcast and the BAS community.

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