Building control system


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Building control system

(BCS)
A system that controls the comfort and safety of a building’s assets and internal environment.
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Building control systems are like central nervous system for facilities.
These three parameters are classic characteristics from control theory and are applicable in the building control system domain primarily in reference to what is frequently referred to as lower level control.
Overall, the building control system industry has grown substantially worldwide, expanding from USD 90 billion in 2007 to 94 billion in 2008.
The HVAC Building Control System will allow tenants to monitor the performance of all mechanical ventilation systems (heating and air-conditiong), helping to designate how air and heat are distributed throughout the building.
"An efficient and dynamic building control system is integral to the construction industry and crucial to meeting government's intentions.
BSS maintains reseller partner relationships with Siemens (Talon Building Control System), Tridium (Niagara 4) and Honeywell (WEBs-AZ).
Whole-Building Control System: Upgrade existing building control system to optimize HVAC operation as well as provide more detailed submetering information.
Summary: The Dubai Municipality will now have better supervision over the construction industry with the launch of a new electronic building control system aimed at improving standards, quality and transparency in the day-to-day activities of consultants and contractors.
Paul Timmins, chairman of the Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors (ACAI), said: "We need, as a full representative group, to propose effective changes in the building control system for the near future that will focus upon supporting the important outcomes of achieving compliance with the Building Regulations and its relationship with the construction community in achieving those goals."
This newer technology has become so capable and flexible in its ability to control and interface with so many kinds of building systems and data points, getting the building control system you want can be difficult.
Human error is perhaps the largest (and worst) problem that can occur with a building control system. "Someone trying to make sure he/she maintains a comfortable operating environment can bypass something, manually open a valve, disconnect an actuator, and then walk away," says Turner.
The buildings will have a high efficiency filtration system for air pollutants, an energy efficient heating system, redundant heavy-duty power, a digital building control system and "green" environmentally sensitive budding design.
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