So I had this brilliant idea….

I have a lot of brilliant ideas and, as The Presnt Mrs Camsell will tell you, none of them have really met the traditional definition of “brilliant”.  But they have all been ideas.  There is a very real chance though that this one could have legs…..

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Brilliant Idea #753a

Having worked for many years in the building controls industry I have always wondered why I can’t fiind a focal place on the Internet where those involved in the business of building automation can hang out, exchange ideas and generally discuss our industry.  There are general engineering forums, there is LinkedIn and there are manufacturer-specific websites and forums but they are either too general or too specific to be a place for all the aspects of building automation chatter with none of the extraneous (though interesting) topics such as jet design.  It should have occured to me earlier really but I realised that the only reason such a place didn’t exist is because I hadn’t created it yet.  So I thought I’d better get on with it.

As with most of my “brilliant” ideas it is turning out to be a lot more work than I thought.  However, thanks to the power of WordPress a lot of the heavy lifting has been done and so I find myself variously wrangling with plugins, CSS and a bit of coding to get it looking half decent and hopefully to make it the useful resource that I want it to be.

I don’t see this as being the next Facebook but hopefully it will useful to BEMS engineers around the world and will become a “go-to” bookmark for help from peers, manufacturers and building automation experts.