Design and Cost Considerations for Digital Buildings

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Credit: 1 BICSI CEC*

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Webcast Description:
Low-voltage building system devices and PoE lighting are now converging on a single IP network, creating a unified physical infrastructure for today’s digital buildings. These devices and fixtures feature advanced, embedded sensors that gather critical information about a building space. Because they’re connected on a single IP network, these systems can be integrated to provide new levels of digital building intelligence and analytics for more informed decisions that help save operating expenses. This webinar will discuss the latest trends, benefits and value proposition surrounding digital buildings, including best integration practices, PoE lighting advantages, and cost-effective zone cabling and coverage area planning.

Presentation 1: Systems Integration, Open Technologies and Building Analytics for a True Digital Building (Jason Houck)

The opportunities available with integrated, intelligent buildings grow each and every day. But what exactly is the best approach for collecting and analyzing data across previously disparate systems? This presentation takes a look at how buildings systems can truly integrate via open technologies to share building analytics and enable automated buildings via a single user platform with full read-write ability for significant cost benefits at varying levels.

Presentation 2: Demystifying PoE Lighting and How it is Changing Everything (Wendell Strong)

This presentation will cover the basic building blocks of PoE lighting technology and the high value it can deliver in terms of sustainability, energy conservation and productivity of employees. It will also cover the compelling role of sensors and how actionable data across time keeps an entire enterprise ahead of the curve.

Presentation 3: Zone Cabling and Coverage Area Planning for PoE Lighting and the Digital Building (Valerie Maguire)

Highly automated buildings and the devices that enable them rely on a well-designed infrastructure of high performance balanced twisted-pair cabling. Zone cabling is highly suited to support arrangements of these devices, and designers need to understand the most cost-effective deployment options, as well as cabling considerations for the delivering reliable PoE power.


Jason Houck
Chief Information Officer
Hepta Systems

Jason is a recognized intelligent buildings industry innovator with over a decade of experience in a wide range of roles. As the youngest of DBusiness Magazine’s 30 in their 30’s for 2016, Jason brings a new approach to intelligent building projects. Jason’s forward thinking strategy has led to the development of Hepta’s software engineering department which has produced numerous connectors and software products. Jason has spoken and moderated panels at several industry events and continues to expand his knowledge base in the process.

Wendell Strong
GENISYS PoE Lighting Manager
Innovative Lighting

Wendell is a three-decade veteran of the commercial lighting industry and serves as the GENISYS PoE Lighting Systems Manager for Innovative Lighting, an Iowa-based LED fixture manufacturer of over 20 years. He has served as President and Executive Board member of the National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors and helped create Lighting Specialist training programs used by both manufacturers and distributors alike. Wendell has been recognized as an expert witness in lighting by the Arizona Superior Court, and he is a former Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional and Member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. Wendell also currently serves as a Board Member of the Iowa Association of Energy Efficiency (IAEE).

Valerie Maguire, BSEE
Global Sales Engineer

With expertise focused on balanced twisted-pair and optical fiber telecommunications cabling and transmission theory, Valerie is the TIA TR-42 appointed liaison to IEEE 802.3, Treasurer of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group, Secretary of the IEEE 802.3 Maintenance Task Force, editor for multiple IEEE 802.3 Ethernet projects, and has held leadership positions in the TIA TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling Systems Engineering Committee and TIA-TR-42.7 Copper Cabling Subcommittee for eight two-year terms. In addition, Valerie has authored over 50 technical articles and engineering papers, holds one U.S. Patent, received the 2008 Harry J. Pfister Award for Excellence in Telecommunications, and was named one of CI&M’s Top 20 Positive Contributors to the Cabling and Networking Industry.

Moderator: Patrick McLaughlin
Chief Editor
Cabling Installation & Maintenance

*The granting of 1 Continuing Education Credit for this webcast by BICSI does not imply or suggest that BICSI approves or endorses this event.

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