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How to Manage Warranty

By Phil Zito on Apr 19, 2022 4:00:00 AM

Hey folks, Phil Zito here and welcome back! In this post, we will be discussing how to manage the warranty phase of a construction project. Up to this point we have gone through the entire construction project process. We've covered everything from sales to operationshandoffs, takeoffs, submittal creations, subcontractor line outs, working with your different trades on the project, all the way now to performing a proper management of the warranty process.  

Topics: Building Automation System projects how to smartbuildings BAS Training warranty
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How to Perform Owner Training

By Phil Zito on Apr 14, 2022 4:00:00 AM

Hey folks, Phil Zito here and welcome back! In this post, we are going to discuss how to perform owner training. Now, I've been involved in a ton of owner training events, and this is in regard to construction projects. If you haven't been following along, we began our Construction Series with Sales to Operations Handoffs all the way through every step in a project to where we are now, which is the how to perform owner training. Be sure to go back and read those posts as they are very informative.

Topics: Building Automation System projects how to smartbuildings BAS Training owner
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How to Close Out a Project

By Phil Zito on Apr 12, 2022 4:00:00 AM

Hey folks, Phil Zito here and welcome back. In this post, we are going to be covering how to close out your projects. So up to this point, we've kicked off our projects, we've executed them, we've done the programming, the graphics, the install,we've dealt with the commissioning agents, we dealt with test and balance, and we are coming up to that point where we need to finish up our project.  

Topics: Building Automation System projects how to smartbuildings closeout
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How to Work with CxA

By Phil Zito on Apr 7, 2022 4:00:00 AM

Hey folks, Phil Zito here and welcome back. In this post, we are going to be talking about how to work with a commissioning agent.  

Topics: Building Automation System projects how to smartbuildings commissioning
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How to Work with TAB

By Phil Zito on Apr 5, 2022 4:00:00 AM

Hey folks, Phil Zito here and welcome back. In this post, we're going to be talking about working with test and balance. We're going to cover what test and balance is, how you work with them, what you need to be aware of, the different types and levels of work thatyou could be doing with them, and a bunch of other stuff.  

Topics: Building Automation System projects how to smartbuildings test and balance estimate
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How to Work with IT Groups

By Phil Zito on Mar 31, 2022 4:00:00 AM

Hey folks, Phil Zito here and welcome back. In this post, we're going to be covering how to work with IT groups. So, below you will find all the resources we reference in this post 

Topics: Building Automation System projects how to smartbuildings it
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How to Program from Submittals

By Phil Zito on Mar 29, 2022 4:00:00 AM

Hey folks, Phil Zito here and welcome back. In this post, we're going to be covering how to program from submittals or basically just how to program from any sequence of operations documentation.  

Topics: Building Automation System projects Sales how to smartbuildings documents program
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How to Perform Graphics and Front-End Setup

By Phil Zito on Mar 24, 2022 4:00:00 AM

Hey folks, Phil Zito here and welcome back. In this post, we are going to be discussing how to perform graphics and front-end setup.  

Topics: Building Automation System projects Sales how to smartbuildings graphics documents front end setup
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How to Validate Installation and Perform P2P Checkout

By Phil Zito on Mar 22, 2022 4:00:00 AM

Hey folks, Phil Zito here, and welcome back! So, this post is going to be about how to validate, installation and perform point-to-point checkout. So, if you've been following along with this series on construction, which I highly encourage you to start at the beginning atHow to Perform Sales to Operation Handoffs,I encourage you to go through all of those posts. We've come to the point now, where we've lined out our subcontractors, we've scheduled out our labor, we've created our submittals and got them approved, we've ordered our material, our subcontractors have installed the material, and now we need to validate our installation and perform our point-to-point checkout.  

Topics: Building Automation System projects Sales how to smartbuildings installation point to point p2p checkout
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How to Manage Project Costs

By Phil Zito on Mar 17, 2022 4:00:00 AM

Hey folks, Phil Zito here and welcome back! In this post, we are going to be discussing how to manage project costs. This post is sponsored by ourProject Management Bootcamp course.If you are looking to learn more about project management, and you would like to learn how to run your building automation projects profitably and on time, then you definitely need to check out this course.  

Topics: Building Automation System projects Sales how to smartbuildings documents costs