Employee Q&A: Scott Blalock


Meet Scott Blalock, Building Controls Engineer at The Building People! He is a key member of our Smart Buildings team. Scott has over 25 years of building automation experience.

Here’s more from Scott about his background and role at TBP.

What is your professional background?

I have over 25 years’ experience at various levels and types of building control, life safety, and management. Before joining The Building People, I worked for Duke University Medical Center.

I have earned several certifications during my time working with building automation including 100W Operational Security for Control Systems, IA Niagara R2 and Workplace Pro, Niagara AX, Niagara N4, Metasys System Administration, SmartStruxure (EcoStruxure) Solution: Workstation and System Design among others that pertain to keeping data centers secure and reliably maintained.

What is your current role at TBP?

As a Building Controls Engineer, my role is to provide a view into the Building Controls system for the customer that is effective, efficient, and easy to use.

Can you tell us about the work you do at TBP?

The work I do includes starting new servers, creating graphics, programming devices, troubleshooting issues, diagnosing network issues, and assisting team members with projects.

What is a fun fact about you that people may not know?

My dad jokes can be funny, sometimes.

What do you like most about working in your role?

I enjoy the flexibility of working from home. I also work on a great team, and that makes it even better.

How do you define success?

At the end of the day if I feel good about what I’ve done I consider that a success.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

I’d love to learn to scuba dive. I’ve always had a love for the ocean and the creatures that live there.

What is a favorite quote that resonates with you?

“I’m your huckleberry.”     

-Doc Holiday in “Tombstone”

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

If you cannot make a decision in 10 seconds, it is either not your decision to make or you do not have enough information.

What is the accomplishment you are the proudest of to date?

I successfully advocated the promotion of the BAS Operator position to better reflect the level of responsibilities and workload for the employees under my direct supervision.

Scott with his family on a recent trip to Mabry Mill, NC.

From left to right: Becca (daughter), Scott, Nikki (wife), and Logan (son) Dogs: Zuka (left) and Aang (right).


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