Building Management System (BMS)
IT Architectural Design Building Management System
The era of the nonresistant building management system, or buildings that don’t provide personalized value and security is rapidly coming to an end. Workplaces are transitioning to modern, connected environments that are aware of their occupants—offering them interactive, personalized experiences with benefits that include increased productivity, collaboration, creativity, and employee well-being.
Building management systems have also included disaster-response mechanisms (such as base isolation) to save structures from earthquakes. In more recent times, companies and governments have been working to find similar solutions for flood zones and coastal areas at-risk to rising sea-levels. One such example is the SAFE Building System by Arx Pax Labs, Inc. which is designed to float buildings, roadways, and utilities in a few feet of water. Modern BMS and SAFE systems are now conquering many extremes.
A list of systems that can be monitored or controlled by a BMS are shown below:
- Lighting controls
- HVAC controls
- Data Analytics
- Custom notifications
- Global set-point
- Global schedule
- Fault detection
- Reduced truck rolls
- Metering controls Water
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The Building management system is commonly implemented in large projects with extensive mechanical, HVAC, and electrical systems. Systems linked to a BMS typically represent 40% of a building’s energy usage; if lighting is included, this number approaches to 70%. BMS systems are a critical component to managing energy demand. Improperly configured BMS systems are believed to account for 20% of building energy usage, or approximately 8% of total energy usage in the United States.
Data is consolidated onto a single system to improve reporting, information management, and decision-making. Integrating and managing the HVAC, energy, security, digital video, and life safety applications from a single workstation allows facility-wide insight and building management system control for better performance.
Building Management System Solution
With all these changes in today’s buildings and more to come, BMS becomes critical. It is imperative that all building management system integrations are considered and delved into during Architecture Stage and the detail Design Stage. We at Technology Infrastructure LLC are very accustomed to working with BMS and improving them to encompass our newly designed systems.