Building Management

Building management system and its role in 21st century technology

Thinking about building construction brings us back to the notion of processes dominated by physical labour. This is because, till the earlier times, the motive of construction was merely to erect buildings. However, in the 21st century the time has come when the construction is focused towards gaining mass support of the researchers and technology-aided design.

Building management system or building automation system have made it possible to automate operations that were done manually earlier. The functionalities added to the building nowadays were earlier a sci-fi story. The connected system can monitor, control and operate the building’s environment like ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, access control etc. This is made possible by cloud computing technology and Internet of Things that uses internet protocol to foster these operations.

These buildings are characterised by as the modern day buildings with advanced technical support. They are capable of managing security functions like access permissions in or out the premises which can be as guarded as a data centre a regular residential or commercial building. More such features include remote controlled management of operations managed by a centrally connected hub.

The building management can also be integrated with the distribution management system that takes account of the supplies in the entire system, be it water or electricity. This means that the existing resources are judicially divided. Moreover, the system ensures optimal power and water utilisation. Therefore, it has helped a great deal to lower down the expenses and bills incurred in comparison to a regular building. The initial capital investment in this setup can be an amount that one needs to bear, but the results are worth the deal.

Design structure having buildings and infrastructure that is fully functional are the future of construction technology. Building prefabrication technologies allow rooms, floors, and exterior wall panels to be engineered in warehouses. The power distribution system fitted at the time of construction is an embellishment in the architectural structure. The next step toward a bright future is mass adoption of this technology and making smart building nationwide. Companies like Schneider Electric India have lent a significant hand in research, development, manufacturing and distribution of such technological implementations.


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