S4 takes our obligation to support the building automation industry very seriously. We spend lots of time supporting online forums, online magazines, trade shows, and other industry initiatives. See my article this month about the PlugFest Experience.
One of the newer initiatives that we have gotten involved with is supporting Phil Zito’s efforts at Building Automation Monthly to publish Building Automation from A to Z http://buildingautomationmonthly.com/bas-a-to-z. When Phil invited me to participate in the up-front review process during the writing of his book, I quickly accepted. Unfortunately, part way through the process, S4 customer commitments and the approaching trade show season made it necessary for me to bow out of the process.
What I saw while I was involved was a fine piece of work. In fact, it was evolving beyond its original charter to become a great tutorial for anyone wanting to get involved with building automation technology. I encourage everyone to take a look at the web link above and consider purchasing the book as a reference document for managers and as an introduction to BAS technology for anyone working in our industry.