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    Industry Affiliates

    Cogent Commisioning, LLC

    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

    ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security professionals. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals.


    ASHRAE advances the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world.


    The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA, the National Fire Protection Agency, is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards.

    Energy Security Council

    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.


    IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

    Building Commissioning Association

    The Building Commissioning Association is an international non-profit organization that serves as the recognized authority and resource on commissioning.


    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.

    American Board for Certification in Homeland Security

    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.

    U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

    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.

    International Association of Professional Security Consultants

    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.


    Security Facelift

    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.

    Download (PDF 37 k)

    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

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    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

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    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 GroupDownload (PDF 413 k)

    Overview of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, risk process, process flow and CSAT Registration.

    Building Systems Integration

    by John HatcherDownload (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 HatcherDownload (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 HatcherDownload (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 HatcherDownload (PDF 190 k)

    Presented at Realcomm in Dallas discussing the process of evaluating and designing integrated systems.

    Electro-Mechanical Hardware for Security

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    “Video Over Internet Protocol (IP)”

    by Matthew BadeDownload (PDF 213 k)

    High Performance Buildings
    Integrating Intelligent Systems Into your Business Plan

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    Building Systems Integration

    by John HatcherDownload (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

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    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.

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