Ben H. Dorsey III
Flexibility is the operative word for architectural ideas. Our building automation products are highly flexible in terms of implementation. They are configurable for virtually any mechanical…
What is the role of your materials and products in the development of today’s leading architectural ideas?
Flexibility is the operative word for architectural ideas. Our building automation products are highly flexible in terms of implementation. They are configurable for virtually any mechanical system as well as for use in other systems such as lighting, security, and access. Our wall-mounted sensor products are attractive and, for sufficient quantity, can be customized to the building or its interior decorating
What are the latest innovative developments that you are working on?
• IP-based products that reside on the IT infrastructure, thereby not requiring separate wire runs.
• Built-in CO2 sensing with existing integrated temperature, humidity, and occupancy functions.
• Adaptive occupancy routines which “learn” the schedules associated with a particular space.
• Factory-mounted controls on equipment, air handling units, VAV boxes, etc.
How can vendors and material developers push the boundaries of what is possible in advancing innovative design and architecture?
Participating in the industry to secure standards and compliance thereof. For instance, what is the definitive wireless standard? Answer: Thus far, none have captured consensus within the market. Therefore, true development is thwarted.
Explain how your product or material was used in and
contributed to the success of a particular project?
Our web site (www.kmccontrols.com) and the web site of BACnet International (www.bacnetinternational.org) are replete with case studies of projects that have used our products to secure (1) extensive energy savings, (2) integration of building systems, and (3) interoperability with other vendor equipment.