PEMAC and CABA to collaborate on intelligent building technologies and asset management practices
December 30, 2011 - The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) and Plant Engineering & Maintenance Association of Canada have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at “furthering the provision and sharing of high-quality information concerning intelligent building technologies and asset management practices”.
By Anthony Capkun
“We are thrilled to be entering into a partnership with the Continental Automated Buildings Association,” said Norman Clegg, executive director, PEMAC. “Our relationship will join the market research expertise of CABA with the technical expertise and integrity of PEMAC. We look forward to collaborating on education and workforce development, because we feel strongly that a prepared workforce with appropriate competencies is one of the most critical elements for success within our respective industry.”
Under the agreement, CABA and PEMAC will establish forums for a “timely and open exchange” of information and establish vehicles for engaging an array of stakeholders including the utility industry, regulatory organizations, energy service providers, building automation vendors, telecom firms, information technology vendors, consumer groups and government organizations.
CABA is an international not-for-profit association dedicated to the advancement of intelligent home and intelligent building technologies. PEMAC, meantime, is a Canadian-based, not-for-profit association providing education and certification in “world-class maintenance, reliability and physical asset management practices”.
“Through this agreement, CABA will work diligently to ensure its membership is appropriately educated as to the benefits of best-in-class building asset management,” said Ronald J. Zimmer, CABA president and CEO. “PEMAC has provided significant thought leadership on physical asset management and can provide an additional technical foundation to our membership.”