Building Management and Automation Systems

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Local BMS and BAS Service Providers

Building Automation Specialists

Turn-Key Commercial BMS & BAS Solutions

Integrated Controls & Automation, our core business specialises in building management systems (BMS) provide information technology, security and engineering services to businesses in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Toowoomba.

We can engineer, supply and install all the equipment and commission the entire system, from field devices right up to the head end for HVAC, lighting, power systems, fire systems, security systems, industrial refrigeration and process automation.

Our systems have the ability to have remote WEB enabled login from wherever you may be situated at any time of the day so that you can remotely monitor any part of a system –  whether it’s computer room monitoring, chiller and plant management, including power generation, access control and/or CCTV Security video, or any number of smart building applications.

In addition to monitoring, we provide a data logging solution that can produce any reports required to allow the system to work for you. A built in alarm console with E-Mail and SMS functions can advise you of issues before the symptoms are detected by occupants or tenants, providing fast and accurate fault detection. Alarms can be tailored to alert the relevant trade or contact managing your building.

A properly installed and maintained automation system will reduce the overhead cost and promote a longer equipment commercial life. Integrated Controls and Automation prefer to base our solutions on the Siemens Desigo building management platform for managing high-performing buildings. However, we do use the Tridium Niagara N4 platform or J2 Finstack and EasyIO Hardware and regularly integrate with many other brands as required.

Our BMS packages can monitor the following:-

  • Certified on Siemens Desigo, Tridium, Easy IO & J2 Finstack programming
  • Temperature measurement
  • Humidity sensing
  • Airflow metering
  • Smoke detection
  • Water metering
  • Power Consumption & Switching
Building Management and Automation Systems

Our experienced commercial electricians develop BMS models that cater to your unique business requirements.

Building automation systems (BAS) and building management systems (BMS) both monitor and control all kinds of equipment in different types of buildings. They both act as an interface between building infrastructure and other systems, allowing them to communicate with each other, and giving you full control over the systems functioning within your building.

BMS helps to improve operational efficiencies, increase productivity, improve flexibility with growth or reduce downtimes.

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BMS is sometimes also referred to as “BAS” or BMS/BAS. A BMS provides controls over applications like lighting control and HVAC systems, whereas a BAS has expanded capabilities that can include security, access control (i.e. elevators, doors), CCTV monitoring, and more.

The BMS manages the building’s physical infrastructure by integrating information from various sensors across equipment types to enable remote monitoring and control capabilities. A BMS also provides access to other building systems and equipment which can be interfaced with BMS such as security systems, fire alarms, and CCTV cameras.

A BMS enhances productivity by providing real-time status of key performance indicators (KPIs) such as lighting levels, temperature, humidity, and other important factors that need managing. A BMS enables continuous monitoring of KPIs for an improved understanding of how your business’ physical infrastructure is performing under different conditions or at certain times of the day or week.

Building Management Systems can simplify the daily runnings of large commercial and industrial buildings. We've answered common BMS FAQs below:

A building management system (BMS), also called a building automation system (BAS), is a computerised system that integrates and coordinates the lighting, ventilation, air conditioning, security, fire safety, and other systems in a building.

The benefits of having a BMS include improved energy efficiency, greater occupant comfort, and better manageability of the building’s systems.

A BMS typically consists of three main components: sensors, controllers, and actuators. Sensors collect data about the conditions in a building (e.g., temperature, humidity, occupancy). Controllers use this data to make decisions about how to operate the building’s systems (e.g., when to turn on the air conditioning or lighting). Actuators are devices that carry out the decisions of the controllers (e.g., by opening or closing dampers or valves).

Some common features of a BMS include:

  • Scheduling: The ability to schedule when certain systems should be operated. For example, a BMS can be configured to turn off the lights in unoccupied rooms during specific times of day.
  • Trending: The ability to track changes in conditions over time. This data can be used to identify problems with a building’s systems and make adjustments accordingly.
  • Alarms: The ability to generate an alarm when certain conditions are met. For example, a BMS can be configured to send an alarm to the maintenance staff if a room’s temperature exceeds a certain threshold.
  • Reporting: The ability to generate reports on the performance of the building’s systems. These reports can be used to identify opportunities for improvement.

Some common applications for a BMS include:

  • Lighting control: A BMS can be used to improve the energy efficiency of lighting by automatically turning off lights in unoccupied rooms and/or dimming lights during periods of low occupancy.
  • HVAC control: A BMS can be used to improve the energy efficiency of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems by automatically adjusting the set points for temperature and humidity based on the occupancy of a space.
  • Security: A BMS can be used to improve the security of a building by integrating with security systems such as access control and surveillance.
  • Fire safety: A BMS can be used to improve the fire safety of a building by integrating with fire alarm and sprinkler systems.

The cost of a BMS depends on a number of factors, including the size and complexity of the system, the features required, and the level of integration with other systems. Generally, larger and more complex systems will cost more than smaller and simpler systems.

A BMS is typically installed by a IGOC team of engineers and technicians. The installation process generally includes the following steps:

  1. Conducting a needs assessment to determine the requirements for the system.
  2. Designing the system.
  3. Installing the hardware (e.g., sensors, controllers, actuators).
  4. Programming the system software.
  5. Integrating the system with other building systems (e.g., HVAC, lighting, security).
  6. Commissioning the system to ensure it is operating correctly.
  7. Training users on how to operate the system.

The maintenance requirements for a BMS vary depending on the specific system. Generally, however, a BMS will require periodic calibration of sensors, replacement of batteries, and software updates.

There is no single answer to this question as each building is unique and has different needs. However, some factors that may indicate a need for a BMS include:

  • High energy bills: A BMS can be used to improve the energy efficiency of a building by automatically controlling systems such as lighting and HVAC.
  • Poor indoor air quality: A BMS can be used to improve the indoor air quality of a building by controlling ventilation systems.
  • Uncomfortable indoor temperatures: A BMS can be used to improve the comfort of occupants by automatically adjusting the set points for temperature and humidity.
  • High maintenance costs: A BMS can be used to reduce the maintenance costs of a building by automatically scheduling preventive maintenance and identifying potential problems before they occur.

Servicing the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast & Toowoomba.

Additional Commercial Solutions

Comprehensive Electrical Services

Whether you require routine maintenance, need new lights installed and wired, or are building a commercial building from scratch, IGOC’s team of commercial electricians are there for your needs.

We can provide electrical services for varying business types in a range of commercial spaces, such as offices, conference rooms, car parks, storage rooms and facilities, warehouses, and other commercial buildings, as well as implement tailored BMS/BAS for them.

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