Brick is an open-source effort to standardize semantic descriptions of the physical, logical and virtual assets in buildings and the relationships between them. This enables interoperability and communications between and among applications, diagnostics, and building systems.
UC Berkeley was one of several organizations involved in the development of Brick; Johnson Controls is leading the Brick Industry Consortium to standardize and further develop Brick.
There will be two identical Open House sessions, each running for two hours:
- Tuesday, February 23 at 8 AM US Pacific/11 AM Eastern/16:00 UTC/17:00 CET
- Monday, March 1 at 5 PM US Pacific/8 PM US Eastern/9:00 AM Tuesday 2nd SGT/HKT
The sessions will be the same, so there is no need to attend both.
During the open house, there will be:
- An overview of the Brick Consortium
- A quick refresher on Brick and what it can do
- A quick tour of the “Brick source code” and how it’s implemented, as well as existing open-source tools for using and working with Brick
- An overview of the Brick working groups
- Examples of how Brick is being used in products now
Time will be spent discussing the Brick Roadmap. While participants will learn what’s planned for Brick 1.3 and beyond, this part will largely be an interactive discussion around
- If you are a potential adopter of Brick, what do you think is important to see in Brick?
- If you are a potential adopter of Brick, what’s necessary for you to get Brick into your products?
- What are you willing to work on?
The session will be recorded. If you’re not able to attend, a link will be provided after the event.
Brick is open source and you do not need to be a member of the Brick consortium to use Brick or contribute to its development. However, by being a Consortium member, you will have more opportunities to shape the standard as well as helping to support future Brick development and research projects.