February 6, 2020 by Bob Masland | 4 minute read

    Unlocking the Question: Why is My Controls System Not Working? Part 2

    Have you ever grabbed your own head in frustration like our friend at the top of this post? Faced a controls system that’s not working? A year ago, we interviewed Bob Masland about his experience ...


    December 17, 2019 by Chris Davin | 2 minute read

    From PMS to EMS

    Let’s set the scene: it’s a bitter cold, winter afternoon in Chicago. Snow is blowing in off Lake Michigan and temperatures have hovered at just below 30 degrees for weeks. You arrive for a work...


    December 12, 2019 by Bob Masland | 3 minute read

    What do the Nokia 1011 & Building Management System Upgrades Have in Common?

    Are you reading this from your Nokia 1011? No… you aren’t. That is a fact. The Nokia 1011 is the iconic, indestructible, first-gen cell phone from last century. At the time, these were the best...


    April 24, 2019 by Bob Masland | 5 minute read

    Open Protocol BMS and the Importance of Niagara N4

    If you’re managing a facility with standard HVAC/mechanical systems, you probably have some form of a Building Management System (BMS). Like how the iPhone changed communication with its launch in...


    February 20, 2019 by Bob Masland | 5 minute read

    Unlocking the Question: Why is My Controls System Not Working?

    An Interview with Bob Masland, Business Development Manager of Controls Solutions, Fairbanks Energy Services.

    Why is a controls system not working right? While we can’t immediately answer that due...


    February 23, 2018 by Ken Rackowski | 2 minute read

    Fairbanks Energy Services Publishes to Commercial Property Executive on Why to Consider Retrocommissioning

    Ken Rackowski, Executive VP of  Fairbanks Energy Services’ Control’s Division, recently contributed to Commercial Property Executive’s viewpoints Section, which is their forum for guest columns...