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 291: How to Program from Submittals
In this episode we discuss how to write building automation programs from scratch.
We discuss the programming process, how to use design patterns, and strategies for writing programs from sequences.
SBA 290: How to Perform Graphics and Front-end Setup
Often times what the customer sees is what defines the "quality" of your project.
The reality is that graphics and the "functionality" of your building automation system are what shape the perceived quality of your installation.
In this episode we discuss strategies to implement user friendly graphics while also setting up your BAS front-end correctly.
SBA 289: How to Validate Installation and Perform P2P Checkout
Do you want to avoid callbacks on your building automation projects?
In this episode we discuss how to validate installation and how to perform point-to-point checkout on your building automation projects so you can get off your current project and onto the next project.
SBA 288: How to Manage Project Costs
In this episode we discuss how to manage project costs and strategies for cost reduction and cashflow in your building automation projects.
SBA 287: How to Schedule out Labor and Common Tasks
Scheduling out labor for building automation projects can be a pain. In this episode we discuss how to approach labor scheduling and labor management in your building automation projects.
SBA 286: How to Line Out Subcontractors
In this episode we discuss how to line out your subcontractors so that they can properly execute your BAS projects.
Sales Engineer review
The building automation industry is wide and varied and as Sales Engineer looking at different jobs and talking to numerous different customers every week, there’s a lot of new obstacles that pop up from time to time that are sometimes difficult to find help with. Phils’s knowledge and experience in the industry is often helpful in dealing with these obstacles. I really appreciate Phil’s podcast and what he’s doing for the industry!
I am thankful for these podcasts I just recently entered the industry on the owner side and having these to listen to when I’m driving or doing other things has made the concepts sink in quicker. Phil breaks things down well, their courses are good as well
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!