Wednesday, November 16, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)

In this session, we will discuss the importance of assuring infrastructure readiness in support of smart building technologies. For those who design and deploy the infrastructure systems that are the foundation for building intelligence, this session will provide insight into the depth of testing that should now be performed, beyond just cable certification. We will discuss extended measurements defined in ANSI/TIA 1152-A that should be made as part of cable certification, as well as extended measurements of link speed, and different types of network-based power that support IoT connected devices. For those responsible for managing these environments, this session will also provide insight into simple and effective link troubleshooting capabilities that span both the wired and wireless network infrastructure.

Lisa Schwartz

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)

State-of-the-art training programs for system integrators provide up-to-date technical expertise for existing and new products, processes, and technology advances.

Industry-leading, and on-demand digital tools, taught “at your own pace”, support System Integrator learning and business growth. Digitization helps to increase the skill level and knowledge of employees including training assessment programs, competence development, custom courseware, and coaching services. Certifications, CEUs, and PDHs support and improve the ROI of the System Integrator business, and drive sales.  

Saheel Chandrani

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM (EST)

The Smart Building of the Year Award celebrates what is possible in the built environment when smart planning, design, construction, operations, and technology work together to foster positive outcomes for a project owner, occupants, the community, and the environment. Projects are evaluated based on their demonstration of innovative and successful sustainable and resilient design principles, systems integration, IT and OT technologies, and measures to support the health and well-being of their occupants and beyond.


The recipient of the first-ever SBOTY Award is the PAE Living Building, in Portland, Ore. Realized through a developer-led funding model, the five-story, 58,000-square-foot mixed-use building is designed to last 500 years through its strategic design, which integrates smart systems to monitor its energy and water independence, a seismic-resilient structure, durable and nontoxic materials, and biophilic, nature-inspired design principles. Additionally, the PAE Living Building benefits the surrounding community, contributing renewable energy to a nearby affordable housing project. The project’s key players include developer Edlen & Co., ZGF Architects, Walsh Construction Co., and MEP engineer and technology designer PAE.



PAE Living Buildings accepted by Marc Brune and Justin Brooks

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)

An outcomes-based, vendor- and technology-agnostic building functionality assessment is a valuable tool in your smart building journey. It helps the building team clarify where they stand and guides them to starting points and next steps on their quest to a smarter building. 

The SPIRE Smart Buildings assessment and verification services examine gradients of functionality starting with connectivity infrastructure as an enabler for major building function categories: power and energy; health and well-being; life and property safety; cybersecurity; and sustainability. 

Building systems integration and interoperability projects are touted as enablers for improved outcomes for occupant experience and optimized building operations and management. SPIRE helps assess the effectiveness of such projects and their impact on building business outcomes.

Marta Soncodi

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)

The smart building security tech stack is changing quickly, particularly for the Multihousing and Hospitality markets. First and foremost, all access solutions must assure safety and security. Today’s smart trade professionals, property owners, and property managers are also focused on adapting their security to meet changing resident and guest needs. The key to success is achieving the security technology requirements needed now and setting the stage for scaling forward in the future. 


Join dormakaba’s Multihousing access solutions expert Bobby Welliver and Hospitality access solutions expert Darien Long as they discuss how properties can best navigate the many opportunities to build comprehensive access solutions.  

Bobby Welliver Darien Long

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)

Commercial office buildings are facing a smarter future, and there are many technologies, applications, and processes that factor into that. In this session we look at how sustainability, standards, security, and safety build on each other in a smart building, and how the structured cabling system forms a foundation for a building that is smart, simple, and sexy.

Stuart Mckay

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)

Smart buildings aren’t growing in popularity because they’re the next big thing in construction—they’re becoming prolific because of their ability to respond to changes in the way we work, live and play. 

This session looks at the biggest drivers behind smart buildings—from remote work and well-being to sustainability and data aggregation for smarter decision-making—and why the smart buildings of the future need to address these issues first and foremost. 

But there are many nuances and intricacies to consider when bringing smart buildings to life—from codes and standards and greenfield and brownfield development to the distinctions between data acquisition and transmission and data orchestration and management. Using checklists and standardized assessments like LEED, SPIRE™ and WiredScore are good starting points, but they’re only one of many steps in providing meaningful solutions. 

It’s time to toss your cookie-cutter checklists and instead focus on using a TEAM (telecommunications, electrical, architectural and mechanical) approach to create smart buildings that put user needs and problem-solving front and center. Deploying network integration, IoT and automation to create greater efficiency, powerful experiences and reduce costs and risks looks different for every organization. 

We’ll also provide real-world examples and goals of smart buildings from industry to industry: enhancing patient care and clinician productivity in healthcare settings, boosting occupancy and staff efficiency levels in hospitality environments, improving fan engagement in stadiums and venues, and advancing productivity and employee satisfaction in commercial real estate.

Henry Franc

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)

As our buildings become smarter with innovations such as integrating ICT as a fourth utility alongside mechanical, electrical, they are forming into an Internet of Buildings. Join us on an exploration of decentralized interconnections around the world—and understand their impact on you.  Safety, security, water, energy, and entertainment are some of the initial areas in which these solutions are providing measurable and meaningful environmental, social, and governance gains. Showcasing new communication and digital management tools like digital twins, blockchain and the metaverse, this session will provide strategies for attendees to succeed in an increasingly interconnected world.

Paul Doherty

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Sessions will be immediately available On-Demand