Training and Education Hands on BASautomation Training

HVACR Training

Hands on BASautomation Training

May 17-18, 2022, Glen Ellyn, Illinois

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Contemporary Controls is hosting a two-day BASautomation product training session at the College of DuPage (COD) in Glen Ellyn, IL on Tuesday May 17th and Wednesday May 18th. The training will take place in the state-of-the-art HVACR lab, located in the Technical Education Center (TEC) on the college campus. The training session will be led by Bennet Levine, R&D Manager, who will introduce BACnet controllers, programming of BACnet controllers, implementing HVAC applications, integration of BACnet systems, as well as describing the supervising and remote accessing of BACnet systems. Contemporary Controls staff will be on hand to assist students in the operation of the company's products.

Completed in 2010, the $50 million-dollar TEC facility provides the largest workforce education program in the region. Contemporary Controls has worked with the college staff to outfit a lab with our latest products which will allow for a hands-on learning experience.

The two-day training session includes catered lunch and breaks and a tour of COD's HVACR lab. Attendees are responsible for hotel and travel expenses. Training session seating is limited to ten students. To receive more details and register for the training, please inquire at or contact Nicole Lareau at 630-963-7070 extension 107.

This two-day product training event will cover:

  • BACnet-networked and Sedona-programmable DDC controller operation and configuration using BAScontrol22 with some exposure to our new BASpi-Edge controllers
  • Function block diagram (FBD) sequence of operation wire sheet programming based on a requirement using the Sedona Application Editor and BAScontrol22
  • Backup and restore of complete BAScontrol22 program and configuration to a project file and reuse of applications in the field using BASbackup project utility
  • Using canned (pre-engineered) Sedona applications for BAScontrol22 and BASpi-Edge
  • BACnet MS/TP to BACnet/IP routing using the BASrouter and BASrouterLX
  • BASstat thermostat products
  • Modbus to BACnet device integration using the BASgatewayLX
  • BACnet/IP network discovery of devices, objects, read and write of properties, BACnet priorities, and other BACnet services using the BACnet Discovery Tool
  • BACnet integration with trending, alarming, scheduling, programming, and dashboard/graphics visualization using the BASview3
  • Secure remote site access using wired and/or cellular VPN routers with EIGR-V, EIGR-VB, EIGR-C, or EICR, RemoteVPN service, Self-HostedVPN and BridgeVPN feature

Detailed Description

This workshop will be a hands-on product training event using Contemporary Controls products such as:

The training will use a combination of Power Point presentation, a master simulator displayed on the overhead projector, a student booklet/workbook to convey training content, as well as equipment conveniently installed in the lab to re-enforce training concepts with hands-on exercises. Presenters will give brief descriptions of the topic segment and will then lead participants in the experience of the topic segment. Co-presenters will engage with individual students throughout the entire session, provide technical support, and answer any questions as needed.

The goal is to help you "Build on BACnet" for client's building automation and energy management systems and to give participants a good grasp of how to facilitate a robust and low-cost HVACR/BAS automation system with controller programming, network integration, building supervision, and secure remote access. Students will be given a BASautomation Product Training Certificate of completion, a booklet/workbook with course material for future reference, and a link to a 30-day after-class live discussion thread on our Building Automation Blog where the presenters will be available for 30 days after the session to answer any questions which may come up.

Course Pre-Requisites

Concepts of each subject will be covered, and students will get a hands-on experience in each discipline. However, some basic understanding of IP networks, BACnet networks, Modbus networks, and function block diagram programming is recommended. Students are required to bring a Windows laptop with any standard web browser installed (Chrome browser recommended). Any additional Windows PC tools, such as our BAScontrol Toolset and BACnet Discovery Tool, should be pre-installed before the training. To get the most out of the training, it is highly recommended to review each of the product data sheets to get a basic understanding of each device being used in the training session.

Primary Presenter and Industry Expert

Bennet Levine — Contemporary Control Systems, Inc

Bennet Levine is the Research & Development manager at Contemporary Controls which designs and manufactures BACnet building controls and networking equipment. Levine's group designs many of the building automation products from Contemporary Controls. he also sits on the advisory board of the HVAC/R program at the College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.


To register, email or contact Nicole Lareau at 630-963-7070, extension 107.