ODIN Simplifies Multi-Site & Multi-System Medical Building Management

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Jul 16, 2021 5:06:03 PM

Many healthcare organizations maintain expansive buildings with multiple wards, separate outbuildings, multi-building campuses, or even additional locations in other towns and cities. This can make medical building management into notoriously complex work. 

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Topics: BAS, BACnet, Remote Building Controls

The Aging Facility Management Workforce & Your Hospital HVAC System

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Jul 1, 2021 7:45:45 PM

Figures from the IFMA show that the average facilities management professional is now 49 years old, with 28 years of experience (including 16 in facilities management). This is older than the median age of the general workforce by 8 years. 

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Topics: BAS, BACnet, Remote Building Controls, HVAC

End the Healthcare Facility Management Runaround With Mobile Access

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Jul 1, 2021 7:42:23 PM

Systems for HVAC in healthcare facilities must balance complexity with urgency. A large hospital or other healthcare facilities may include a dozen or more ORs with sensitive temperature and ventilation needs, which may need to change rapidly — perhaps to drop temperatures for a procedure or to cycle in clean air after an aerosolizing event. 

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Topics: BAS, Remote Building Controls, HVAC

How to Boost Performance & Compliance in Health Facilities Management

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Jul 1, 2021 7:37:21 PM

Get the Information You Need — Fast

Health facilities management systems are often complex and difficult to set up, navigate, or operate without the expertise of a highly trained technician. Our cloud-based ODIN software is designed to make it easy for anyone to adjust, trend, schedule, and set alarms within even the largest health facilities management systems. 

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Topics: BAS, Remote Building Controls, HVAC

4 Key Building Analytics Metrics for University Building Managers

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Apr 29, 2021 3:24:50 PM

Data has had an elevated role in building management since the era of the Internet of Things began. University building managers have always been tasked with keeping campus facilities running in a cost-efficient and safe manner that is conducive to the learning environments of higher education.  What was once a largely manual process of ‘tending to the farm’ is now handled with robust arrays of sensors that feed data into complex building automation and building analytics software

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Topics: BAS, BACnet, Remote Building Controls

3 Tips for Managing Campuses With Different Communication Protocols

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Apr 29, 2021 3:13:11 PM

The modern universal BACnet protocol is the current gold standard in building automation, keeping things simple and streamlined for facilities managers and technicians. However, if your campus features a legacy system composed of older protocols like Modbus and Lonworks, you may be juggling multiple systems, log-ins, and headaches throughout the day.

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Topics: BAS, BACnet, Remote Building Controls

COVID Relief Plan: Next Steps for School Facility Managers

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Apr 29, 2021 2:46:42 PM

When President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan on March 11, 2021, it launched a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus, including $130 billion in stimulus money for schools in the pre-K through 12th grade age group.  The intention of this new school stimulus money—called the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund—is to help schools safely reopen within 100 days and take actions to help protect students, staff, and families from COVID-19.

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Topics: BAS, HVAC

5 Tips for Facilities Managers as Schools Reopen

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Apr 29, 2021 2:43:19 PM

The American Rescue Plan, which was signed into law by President Biden in March 2021, has set a priority of reopening as many K-12 schools as possible within its 100 days. As of the writing of this article, we’re a little more than a third of the way through that timeline. Facilities managers are ramping into high gear getting many buildings that have been shut down for a year or more ready for people to resume daily occupancy. Here are a few quick tips to guide your planning process as you start laying out your school building safety and school facilities management strategies.

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Topics: BAS, Remote Building Controls, HVAC

3 Things K-12 Facilities Managers Should Know About the $54B Stimulus

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Apr 28, 2021 5:51:43 PM

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act  (CRRSA) went into effect on December 27, 2020. This 5,600-page, $900B bill included $82B specifically set aside for education. Of that money, $52B will go straight to K-12 schools (about four times as much as the $13.5B allocated by the CARES Act in March of 2020). 

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Topics: BAS, HVAC

How to Get Remote BAS Access Without Being on Your Building's Network

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Feb 9, 2021 10:23:29 AM

Building management software (BMS) and building automation systems (BAS) will sometimes come packaged with an optional, limited style of mobile access through a building management app. However, when these applications require you to be connected to the building network to access the system, this is not really “remote” access so much as the option to use a phone or tablet while on site.

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Topics: BAS, Remote Building Controls

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