Cogent Commissioning, LLC is an independent commissioning company made up of highly experienced, accredited engineers dedicated to sustainable and high reliability building operations.
ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security professionals. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals.
Energy Security Council is a non-profit international professional, networking organization. Its purpose is to enhance the safety, security and business operations of its members.
BICSI is a professional association supporting the advancement of the information and communications technology (ICT) community. ICT covers the spectrum of voice, data, electronic safety & security, project management and audio & video technologies. It encompasses the design, integration and installation of pathways, spaces, optical fiber- and copper-based distribution systems, wireless-based systems and infrastructure that supports the transportation of information and associated signaling between and among communications and information gathering devices.
The American Board for Certification in Homeland Security was organized to facilitate common standards of knowledge in responses, bridge the gap between governmental and traditional organizations, and between traditional organizations and community volunteer organizations in coordinate responses of various scales to national disaster and other homeland security events.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.
The International Association of Professional Security Consultants was established to maintain the highest possible standards in the security consulting profession.
Empowering Business Through Connected Data
Courtesy of Realcomm • Download (PDF 496 k)
NexGen Facilities Workplace Transformation
Courtesy of Realcomm • Download (PDF 438 k)
Demand Control Ventilation Benefits for Your Building
Courtesy of Realcomm • Download (PDF 420 k)
Smart Buildings Need Smarter Cybersecurity
Courtesy of Realcomm • Download (PDF 462 k)
Building Automation Success Stories
Courtesy of Tactical Solutions • Download (PDF 37 k)
Union Pacific Corporation Relies on Single Facility Management Solution Union Pacific Corporation operates one of the leading railroads in North America from its new, $260 million, state-of-the-art headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.
SP&T – May 2005 issue, by Jack Kohane • Download (PDF 119 k)
Through the use of smart card technology, the Petro-Canada Centre in Calgary, Alta., was able to upgrade its access control system, while at the same time future-proof the facility for potential vending and biometric applications. To read more,
Mechanical Systems are “All Aboard” at Union Pacific Headquarters
Union Pacific Corporation • Download (PDF 406 k)
Union Pacific Corporation is one of America’s leading transportation companies. “The Continuum control system provides precise control of the building’s numerous mechanical systems and interfaced equipment. Precise control equates to a comfortable interior environment and high operating efficiencies.” To read more, Click Here.
A Roadmap for Success
ASIS Newsletter – 2004, by John H. Hatcher, P.E., C.P.P.
We’ve come a long way in the security business, making progress in various aspects of the industry that potential clients should know about.
Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel
The Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel is Houston’s largest convention hotel. This contemporary $285 million, 24-story facility offers 1,200 guest rooms and over 91,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel is owned by the City of Houston, developed by Hines, and engineered by HMA Consulting. Hilton Hotels Corporation operates the property.
New Construction Awards 2004
A New Dimension Private/Corporate Winner: ABN AMRO Plaza, Chicago. To read the complete article,
Digital Convergence of Building Systems
by John Hatcher & Brian Veazey • Download (PDF 2.9 mg)
Presented to various commercial developers, this presentation reviews the current IP based systems within a building and the inevitable convergence.
Smart Phone Building Application
by John Hatcher • Download (PDF 418 k)
Basic outline of a smart phone based building application
Smart Integrated Buildings
by Brian Veazey, Gary Dennis and Duncan Bennett • Download (PDF 1.5 mg)
Presented at the 2018 Houston Chapter of the Associated General Contractors annual event. This presentation covers the forward looking technology options for optimally integrating building systems.
Mechanical Systems Design Considerations
by John Hatcher & Brian Veazey • Download (PDF 584 k)
High level concepts for consideration in the design of commercial mechanical systems relating to efficiencies and operations.
Parking Control, Revenue u0026amp; Guidance System Technologies
by Brian Veazey • Download (PDF 750 k)
Presented to various commercial developers, this presentation reviews the state of the art parking revenue and guidance systems capabilities.
Security in UAE Hospitality Facilities
by John Hatcher • Download (PDF 1.5 mg k)
Presented to a ASIS International Middle East Conference about the design process and standards that must be maintained in UAE hospitality facilities. .
Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Overview
by Dorothy Kelogg, AcutTech Consulting Group • Download (PDF 413 k)
Overview of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, risk process, process flow and CSAT Registration.
Building Systems Integration
by John Hatcher • Download (PDF 373 k)
Presented at Data Center Dynamics in Dallas discussing the process of evaluating and designing integrated systems.
Integrated Systems in High Reliability Applications
by John Hatcher • Download (PDF 313 k)
Presented at Data Center Dynamics in New York discussing the process of evaluating and designing integrated systems in high technology and high reliability environments.
Achieving Reliability in Highly Integrated Control Systems
by John Hatcher • Download (PDF 102 k)
“Some of the most challenging aspects of a high technology facility are the procurement and implementation of the integrated monitoring and control systems that will be the life blood of the operations.”
Building Systems Integration
by John Hatcher • Download (PDF 190 k)
Presented at Realcomm in Dallas discussing the process of evaluating and designing integrated systems.
Electro-Mechanical Hardware for Security
“Video Over Internet Protocol (IP)”
by Matthew Bade • Download (PDF 213 k)
High Performance Buildings
Integrating Intelligent Systems Into your Business Plan
Building Systems Integration
by John Hatcher • Download (PDF 200 k)
Presented at ISC West Expo in Las Vegas discussing the process of evaluating and designing integrated systems.
Design Considerations for a Secure Workplace and Facilities
Presented at the Interiors American Society of Interior Designers Conference on Design. The Conference was held at Savannah International Trade u0026amp; Convention Center.
Monitoring Systems Reliability
by John Hatcher • Download (PDF 1.4 mg)
Presented at the 7X24 Exchange Lone Star Chapter meeting in Dallas, Texas. 7 x24 Exchange members have involvement with mission critical infrastructure and facilities.
Intelligent Building Systems
by John Hatcher • Download (PDF 78 k)
Presented to a meeting of General Motors/ EDS personnel in Mexico City.
Security Vulnerability and Risk Assessment
by John Hatcher • Download (PDF 131 k)
Presented to the Ontario International Trade Mission in Washington, DC.