Atin Chhabra | Original Article
Building management systems are an infrastructure control system that is installed with the aim to make secure and reliable buildings. The system is used to grant control to the owner through an integrated computer-based application that is directly linked to components of the building. It gives access to control and monitor activities like ventilation, lighting, power control, fire and security systems, lifts/ Elevators, Plumbing system etc.
Over the time, it has been brought into wide application in providing the comfort and safety it aims at. These systems are now installed in both, residential and commercial buildings as they are seen as the infrastructure of optimal utilisation of workforce and electric power. Owing to the developments because of this technology, the industry is expected to reach a compound annual growth rate of 14.8%.
Moreover, the building management is now of foremost importance because the number of people in the office or residential building is increasing each day. The need for optimal power utilization and security of the people working grabs the attention. Now is the time when the scope is rapidly increasing, and builders or homemakers make sure that they install these systems during the time of construction.
Another added value proposition is the ADMS(Advanced Distribution management system) in the building. It manages the bifurcation of energy and other control based resources. This has helped a great deal is cutting down on unnecessary power leaks or shortage in supply of any resource. Supervisory control computers are often not hardened or fault-tolerant, but they bring a higher level of computational capability to the control system. They are used to host valuable advanced control applications that are significant to carry out operations.
Internet of Things has made it possible to use a distribution management system with advanced building control. This integration has served to back up the redundant servers, and provide monitoring and alerts to ensure all aspects of the system are operating correctly. It is a major leap in the advancement of infrastructure technology as it has not only granted control and security but also has optimized the power utilized in the process. Adopting this way forward is the future of infrastructural development.