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

Give Hospital Maintenance Contractors the Key to Off-Site Resolutions

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Jul 16, 2021 5:02:06 PM

There’s no time to lose in a healthcare environment. Nonetheless, patients and staff often need to wait until the hospital maintenance team can travel on-site when there is a failure or malfunction in the hospital HVAC system. Your system won’t need urgent maintenance every day, but when it does, a safe and regulation-compliant environment in the OR of a critical surgery could hang in the balance. 

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Topics: Remote Building Controls, HVAC

What if Hospital Facilities Management Wasn’t Just for Technicians?

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Jul 16, 2021 4:51:10 PM

Hospital facilities management is both complex and high stakes. When you’re regulating heat and airflow to a dozen or more ORs, patients and doctors are counting on your facilities staff for safety, compliance, comfort, and consistently ideal conditions for sensitive procedures. It’s essential that each room in your facility maintains a stable set point with excellent ACH (air changes per hour) performance and the ability to rapidly adjust as needs change.

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Topics: Remote Building Controls, HVAC

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

How BACnet Portability is Making Building Managers' Lives Easier

Posted by Connect with ODIN on Apr 29, 2021 3:04:36 PM

The original objective of the BACnet protocol was to revolutionize device interconnectivity by providing one standard set of communication rules. No matter the manufacturer, all devices using the BACnet protocol would work with your building’s BAS. This goal was promptly realized as the use of BACnet spread to building monitoring systems far and wide.

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Topics: BACnet, Remote Building Controls

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

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