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AHR Expo 2016 Preview
December 8, 2015 - Building Automation
By Ken Sinclair
Very pleased to be doing our 17th year of Free Education Sessions at AHR Expo 2016 in Orlando. Pleased to be joined by several industry experts to help us all better understand the change upon us.
Also extremely pleased that our industry is able through the voice and video of Control Trend's Awards "CTA" to recognize AHR Expo's amazing support. Be sure to read the Ken (Sinclair) to Ken (Smyers) CTA interview. Here is a snippet.
Smyers: “We are delighted to present the AHR Expo with a ControlTrends Industry Service Award to recognize their 86 years of service that has organized and shaped the growth of the HVAC industry. The annual AHR Expo rejuvenates the entire HVAC industry, top-to-bottom, showcasing the newest technologies and innovation, as well as hosting vital collaboration, networking, and education programs.
Our education theme for this year's AHR Expo is “Transformational Change for Building Automation.” Our last few issues and this issue speak well to the possible of connected buildings and the transformational change we all need to make.
My fellow presenters of our education sessions provide these thoughts:
Brad White’s comments: "So if it’s not the devices themselves, what is it about IOT that is transformational? Buildings that Teach Themselves?
Jim Sinopoli’s comments: "Eventually we'll have almost self-managing buildings, where the systems can optimize them self, self-heal; and not only identify faults or failures, but compensate and re-configure the systems to minimize any impact of the system."
"The industry has made strides in improved building controls, automation and even deployment of IT but we're still not close to the potential of advanced automation in our buildings. The automation of autopilots are over 100 years old; we now have driverless cars. More automation than anything currently deployed in buildings could take building operations to a new level for the benefit of occupants and building owners. Eventually we'll have almost self-managing buildings, where the systems can optimize them self, self-heal; and not only identify faults or failures, but can compensate and re-configure the systems to minimize any impact of the system.
"Add to that almost every one of the 7 billion people on Earth has a cell phone and we look for a future of billions of electronic devices networked by the internet that will be managed, monitored, integrated, implanted and worn."
I cannot wait to hear what more they both have to say in Orlando. Be sure to join us.
Plus we have provided some required reading by our presenting industry experts for both the education sessions and the connection community collaboratory to allow attendees of these sessions some insight to what they might hear.
We are extremely pleased that our AutomatedBuildings.com web resource is providing history and connections to all the work we as the large building automation industry have done in the past.
Please take a look at my review of the CoRE Tech event in the Silicon Valley. In which Jim Young advised “that we hoped we would be in the 9th inning of the game, but the truth is we are just in the first or second inning of this ball game but the message is clear that it is game on and what we have all been talking about for the last 30 years has clearly begun happening.”