On Tuesday, January 24, at the 2017 BICSI Winter Conference & Exposition in Tampa, FL, Joe Ford, RCDD, and Anthony Frassetta, RCDD, PSP, of Burns Engineering, will present a talk entitled, “Build SMART, Not Hard: The Application of Technology in Today’s Smart Building Environments.”
The presentation will discuss the technologies behind smart building design, how to integrate multiple building systems onto a common network platform, how smart building design affects architecture and how to maintain end-user expectations, and why smart building design is all the buzz in the world of sustainable and efficient design. The discussion will also recommend ways to overcome the challenges faced when coordinating between multiple disciplines on a design team. Attendees will gain a general knowledge of smart building functionality, insight on smart building design, and how smart building design affects efficiency, operations and cost.
Joe Ford is a Senior Systems Specialist in Burns’ Aviation Group. He has extensive experience in the design, documentation, installation, and project management of voice/data systems, wireless, VoIP, distributed antenna, overhead paging/sound masking, and inter-discipline systems. He has designed, installed and managed telephone, data, and fiber backbone for inside and outside plant commercial projects, as well as cabling infrastructure for transportation facilities, data centers, commercial offices and hi-rise residential buildings, hospitals, and colleges and universities. Ford brings practical experience from his time as a contractor in the local Philadelphia electrical union prior to his time in the professional consulting industry. He has been a registered communications distribution designer (RCDD) since 2002, and frequently presents at industry conferences around the country on various technology topics.
Anthony Frassetta is a Senior Security and Technology Specialist in Burns’ Aviation Group. He has devoted his 40 year career to project planning and design for security and technology systems projects. His expertise covers a broad range of applications in security, life safety and telecommunications, and spans both the contracting and professional consulting industries. Frassetta has conducted training seminars for local code officials and specifying engineers in the application of life safety, security, and network technologies as well as instructional seminars on installation techniques and code applications for special technology systems.
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