TridiumTalk: Specifier Series

Tridium is excited to bring you the next TridiumTalk series of webinars exclusively tailored to support the specifier community. The TridiumTalk - Specifier Series has been developed to provide relevant information to our specifier community – engineers, designers, consultants and other professionals involved in developing specifications for building controls systems. We frequently get requests for help in writing specifications for Niagara, and so this series was developed to address that need.

The first webinar will provide an “introduction” to Niagara for those who want to learn what the Niagara Framework® is, and why it provides benefits to  specifiers, and then move on to more in-depth sessions aimed at writing advanced specifications, cyber security considerations, analytics and OT network design. Sessions are presented mostly by Tridium employees and respected industry professionals who will share their real-world experience as well.

Over the course of five weeks, the Specifier Series will be presented in a “live” webinar format, and each will be recorded to be available to view at your convenience (or if you want to share with your colleagues who could not attend).

Specifier Series Fall Webinar Schedule
All webinars are at 2 PM Eastern

Wednesday, September 28, 2 PM ET
Niagara 101 For Specifiers
- Michael Stabile, Business Development Manager, Tridium

An introduction to Tridium and the Niagara Framework, this session will provide a basic view of how Niagara can help specifiers achieve the goals of almost any building automation/smart building project. An overview of various options for Niagara integration and their pros and cons will be presented.

   Wednesday, October 5, 2 PM ET
Crafting Powerful Niagara Specifications
- Ed Merwin, Director of Strategic Business, Tridium

This session will show how Niagara enables you to write a modern and effective specification beyond the basic boilerplate Div 25 outline. It is more important than ever to incorporate elements such as cyber security, histories, alarms and escalations and more into your building control system design. Ed will highlight the design of the new Honeywell headquarters in Charlotte, NC and how the “Niagara Smart Building Integration Matrix” helped align the various parties (Divisions 23, 25, 26, 28, DDC and Network contractors) with the Owner and their IT department.

Wednesday, October 12, 2 PM ET
Writing Cybersecure Specifications for Buildings: What You Need to Know!
- Kevin Smith, Director of Cybersecurity, Honeywell
- Fred Gordy, Director of Cybersecurity, Intelligent Buildings

It is critical that modern building design incorporates security considerations into the specifications, RFPs, and contracts. In this webinar, Kevin Smith and Fred Gordy will discuss the state of cybersecurity in today’s buildings, they will provide insight into security capabilities and features in Niagara products that will need to be managed and configured, and they will give important guidance on best practices when writing specifications for buildings.

Wednesday, November 9, 2 PM ET
Writing Analytics Specifications for Smart Buildings
- Stephen Holicky, Director of Product Management, Tridium
- Chris Larry, Director of Energy Engineering, EXP US Services, Inc.

In this session, you’ll receive an in-depth review of some best practices and guidelines when creating analytics specifications for smart buildings. While covering the ins and outs of writing analytics specifications that truly meets the needs of building owners, you’ll also hear about several relevant examples of how other smart buildings have leveraged the power of Niagara Framework analytics.

   Wednesday, November 16, 2 PM ET
Specifying an OT Network

-Greg Fitzpatrick, Business Development Leader- IoT and Integration, Cochrane Supply and Engineering

With the emergence of IoT and Big Data, building owners are placing the responsibility of Building Systems Integration on Consulting Engineers. With this responsibility comes a need to understand networks, gateways, open systems and other new technologies that are necessary to design an overall system topology that meets your client’s needs. This session will provide an overview of the hardware and software needed to design a secure OT Network for your Smart Building project, covering the following topics:
  • The emergence of IP-based devices
  • What are operational technology networks (OT networks)
  • Cyber security considerations
  • Hardware and Software considerations
  • Selecting an OT network solution
  • Fundamentals of designing an OT network
  • Example project