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BACnet® Integration II

Course Overview

The BACnet® protocol has become the standard protocol within the building automation industry. Students will learn the theory behind the BACnet protocol and how to seamlessly integrate third-party BACnet devices into a WebCTRL® system. Students will utilize EIKON®, Networking, and ViewBuilder skills to read and write BACnet objects while following a sequence of operation to incorporate them into a WebCTRL system without stressing the network. A successful integration is never complete without providing the programming, graphics, and network, so students will learn tips and tricks to streamline integration with multiple pieces of equipment. They will also fine-tune their BACnet integration to achieve a healthy WebCTRL system, all with emphasis on efficiency.

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Course Objectives

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Create control programs/graphics for third party BACnet devices.
  • Fine tune network traffic.
  • Seamlessly integrate third-party devices into a WebCTRL system.

Prerequisites

Who Is This Course For?

The BACnet II course has been developed for individuals that are required to read data from or write data to a BACnet® third party device as part of a WebCTRL® system installation or retrofit. Learners will receive a deep insight of the BACnet protocol and how this language communicates within a Building Management System.

Course Formats

Traditional Classroom

A live instructor will lead up to 12 students (course dependent) in hands-on exercises with minimal lecture in between. Using the situated learning techniques of the Kirkpatrick Model, this methodology fosters a collaborative learning environment where students are positioned to maximize knowledge retention. This course is 1-day event.

Instructor-Led eLearning

A live instructor will lead students using video conferencing and remote access software. The student will have remote access to a training station to complete hands-on tasks, giving them a virtual classroom experience from many miles away. This course is hosted in the same 1-day timeframe and manner as the traditional classroom format.

Video-Led Virtual

The video-led virtual training allows the student to take up to 9 business days to complete the equivalent of a 1-3-day, instructor-led course. Using video tutorials as the instructor, students will execute the workbook tasks and upload assignments using the Automated Logic Training Portal, asking questions through the discussion board where a dedicated instructor will facilitate. This format also offers “instructor hours” where students have live contact with a certified instructor and other registered students.

Course Outline

Integration overview

  • Integration process
  • Support documents

Add BACnet device to your system

  • Set up SiteBuilder for BACnet integration
  • Set up the OptiFlex BACnet Building Controller for MS/TP

Prepare a control program and graphic

  • Build a control program
  • Edit the control program
  • Edit the graphic

Address the network microblocks

  • Discover a third-party BACnet device
  • Set addresses in network microblocks
  • Build a display points program

Assign and download a control program

  • Assign third-party equipment
  • Download control program
  • Verify communication with third-party device

Fine tune control program

  • Reduce BACnet traffic

Advanced networking

  • Send BACnet broadcasts across an IP router
  • Engineer a BACnet Broadcast Management Device
  • Integrate a BACnet/IP device
Class Requirements

To receive a certificate for this course student must be present for the entire course, complete all workshops and receive a grade of 70% on graded final.

The BACnet II course has been developed for individuals that are required to read data from or write data to a BACnet® third party device as part of a WebCTRL® system installation or retrofit. Learners will receive a deep insight of the BACnet protocol and how this language communicates within a Building Management System.

Traditional Classroom

A live instructor will lead up to 12 students (course dependent) in hands-on exercises with minimal lecture in between. Using the situated learning techniques of the Kirkpatrick Model, this methodology fosters a collaborative learning environment where students are positioned to maximize knowledge retention. This course is 1-day event.

Instructor-Led eLearning

A live instructor will lead students using video conferencing and remote access software. The student will have remote access to a training station to complete hands-on tasks, giving them a virtual classroom experience from many miles away. This course is hosted in the same 1-day timeframe and manner as the traditional classroom format.

Video-Led Virtual

The video-led virtual training allows the student to take up to 9 business days to complete the equivalent of a 1-3-day, instructor-led course. Using video tutorials as the instructor, students will execute the workbook tasks and upload assignments using the Automated Logic Training Portal, asking questions through the discussion board where a dedicated instructor will facilitate. This format also offers “instructor hours” where students have live contact with a certified instructor and other registered students.

Integration overview

  • Integration process
  • Support documents

Add BACnet device to your system

  • Set up SiteBuilder for BACnet integration
  • Set up the OptiFlex BACnet Building Controller for MS/TP

Prepare a control program and graphic

  • Build a control program
  • Edit the control program
  • Edit the graphic

Address the network microblocks

  • Discover a third-party BACnet device
  • Set addresses in network microblocks
  • Build a display points program

Assign and download a control program

  • Assign third-party equipment
  • Download control program
  • Verify communication with third-party device

Fine tune control program

  • Reduce BACnet traffic

Advanced networking

  • Send BACnet broadcasts across an IP router
  • Engineer a BACnet Broadcast Management Device
  • Integrate a BACnet/IP device

To receive a certificate for this course student must be present for the entire course, complete all workshops and receive a grade of 70% on graded final.