February 2018
Welcome to the newest edition of the Cornerstones enewsletter. The BACnet International community benefits from information and education shared through Cornerstones, the organization's monthly electronic publication. This publication is disseminated to members of the BACnet community, connecting corporate, integrator, site, student and individual end users.

Cornerstones is a unique publication because it speaks not only to the engineer and contractor communities, but also to facility professionals, building managers and owners, and other personnel.

This is where you come in. We need you to connect! If there is a best practice, company news, product news or BACnet Success Story you want to share, please send them to us. And don't leave out the photos! 

All submissions should be sent to Kathleen Magee, BACnet International's Marketing Manager.

Opportunity
Opportunities
2018 AHR Expo - Another Great Show! 
 
BACnet International, along with 50 Member Companies, exhibited at the AHR Expo last week. Of those member companies 44 have BTL tested products proudly displaying the BTL Mark.  Traffic at the booth was steady and many connections were made with existing and potential members. 

As well as exhibiting, BACnet International sponsored well received and well attended educational sessions on various topics. Slides of these presentations will be made available on the BACnet International Educational Events page, while videos of the sessions will be uploaded to The BACnet Institute (TBI) website. We will send out notifications when these are live and online.   

Call for Papers and Advertisements

Do you have knowledge of BACnet and Building Automation that you are willing to share? Maybe you have a facility that you would like to highlight, or an ad you'd like to promote. If so, let BACnet International know.

We are now accepting proposals for articles, Success Stories and advertising for the Spring 2018 Issue of the BACnet International Journal.

The deadline to register for articles and ads is Friday, March 2, 2018. 


In order to register you must:
- submit an abstract which describes the focus of the article or Success Story, or
- return the order form for placing an ad

If you are interested in discussing possible topics, need information on content guidelines or ad pricing, or would like an ad order form, please contact Kathleen Magee at kathleen@bacnetinternational.org.

FEATURE ARTICLES:
The theme of this issue is BACnet and Beyond. We are focusing articles on the application and integration of BACnet in areas beyond temperature control, such as security, lighting, fire, IoT, etc.

PRODUCT NEWS:
There are opportunities to feature a product in the Journal, but to be eligible you must place an advertisement.

To view examples of articles in past issues please visit  the  BACnet International Journal page. 

DISTRIBUTION:
The publication date for this issue is May 4, 2018.   In addition to the usual distribution to all BACnet International members, this issue will be distributed at the trade shows at which BACnet International and the BACnet Interest Group - Europe exhibit. 

DEADLINE:
Completed articles and final ad artwork must be received by Monday, March 16th. 

SAVE THE DATE
for the First International BACnet T
e sting Symposium !  
 
This symposium will take place October 6 - 7, 2018 at the University of New  Hampshire's Interoperability Laboratory.

Who is this for?
- Software QA engineers involved with BACnet products
- BACnet test tool developers
- BACnet test specification developers
- BACnet testing organizations
- BACnet product developers

More details regarding the event will be sent in the near future. If you're like to be alerted as soon as information is available sign up here.

Community
BACnet Community News
 
Welcome to our New Board of Directors
 
BACnet International is pleased to announce the results of its recent Board of Directors elections. The new board is comprised of nine industry executives, including: 
  • Andy McMillan
  • Michael Wilson (Chair)
  • Raj Jayaraman (Vice-Chair)
  • Brad Hill
  • Erica Johnson
  • Trevor Palmer
  • Raymond Rae
  • Nancy Stein
  • Dennis Swoboda
The Board of BACnet International will continue to focus on expanding the successful use of the BACnet building automation protocol. 

 
BACnet International Welcomes Mike Newman into the BACnet Hall of Fame

BACnet International was thrilled to welcome Mike Newman into its BACnet Hall of Fame during its awards dinner in Chicago.

Mike's contributions and service in the ongoing development of the BACnet standard and community heavily outweighed the basis of criteria for induction. He assumed a leadership role in the creation of the BACnet standard and has continued to work hard to ensure its adoption in North America and around the world. Mike has been an industry leader and  involved in the automation community in many ways, including authoring several books and traveling the globe explaining and promoting the BACnet standard.

We are honored to have Mike Newman as a member of our Hall of Fame! 


New Market Research Shows BACnet Global Market Share Exceeds 60%
 
BACnet International commissioned a new market research report which was conducted by BSRIA and titl ed "Market Penetration of Communications Protocols."  The study indicates BACnet's global market share has continued to rise over the last five years and now exceeds 60%. Th e five year outlook projects continued growth in BACnet adoption with continual impro vem ents to the standard and its integration wit t echnologies, such as IPv6 and web services. 
 
BACnet International corporate members may obtain a summary of the BACnet Adoption study as part of their membership benefits by contacting the BACnet International Office.

NFMT Orlando Educational Sessions Now Available

If you missed our sessions at the NFMT Orlando expo, or would like to review what was presented, the presentation slides are now available on the BACnet International website in the Education Events section, and videos of the sessions are now available on The BACnet Institute.

To access the videos, once signed in to  The BACnet Institute, click on the Resources tab. You can then search for the presentations by title or by selecting "Abstract & Description" and entering "NFMT" in the search box. You can also sort the list by "recently added."

New Course - Coming Soon! 
 
Following the positive feedback of its BACnet Basics course, as well as the resounding request for more courses, The BACnet Institute is proud to announce the coming release of its new course:
The Facility Manager's Guide to Building Automation Systems (BAS). 
 
This new course provides insight on how Facility Managers can effectively participate in and contribute to a BACnet-based BAS integration. While the course is positioned from a Facility Manager's perspective, it is still a valuable resource for the other key professionals in the BAS integration process, including Building Owners, Contractors, Project Consultants, and even IT professionals. 
 
By taking the course, you will get a stronger understanding of the key principles of BAS design and procurement, ensuring integration achieves required results. In addition, the course discusses the importance of collaboration between Facility Management and IT with a focus on how the relationship can be leveraged effectively in order to maintain long-term success. Lastly, the course explains how a BAS design model enables streamlined facilities, thereby ensuring adaptability to future opportunities. 
 
Like the current BACnet Basics course, this new course will be on-demand and self-paced so you can access it at anytime, anywhere. And it is free! 
 
Keep an eye out for announcements once this course is launched.
 
We invite you to sign up for a free account today to access all of the site's great resources! Simply visit The BACnet Institute , and select the option 'Sign Up'.
 
Success
Success Story
Want to Share Your Success?

BACnet International Success Stories further knowledge and understanding of the implementation of the standard by highlighting successful BACnet installations. Success Stories are subject to an application and approval process prior to public posting.
 
Once a Success Story is posted, it becomes a permanent, linkable record of the successful project. Further, Success Stories:
  • Are automatically eligible for additional public recognition via BACnet International's Success Story of the Year Award;
  • Are featured in Cornerstones, which is seen by thousands of individuals via email, and on the BACnet International website; and
  • Are candidates for articles in the BACnet International Journal, BACnet International's official magazine.
Consider pulling together a Success Story for your company, and take advantage of the power of free and meaningful press!
 


Have some product news to share with the BACnet International Community? Contact BACnet Marketing Manager Kathleen Magee today.

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