Building Management

Critical Component for Managing Energy Demand

A Building Management System is a computer-based control system installed in buildings that controls and monitors the building’s mechanical and electrical equipment such as ventilation, lighting, power systems, fire systems, and security systems. A BMS consists of software and hardware; the software program, usually configured in a hierarchical manner, can be proprietary, using such protocols as C-bus, Profibus, and so on. Sofcon provides  BMS that integrate using Internet protocols and open standards such as DeviceNet, SOAP, XML, BACnet, LonWorks and Modbus.

These control systems are designed to monitor and control all parameters of HVAC, electrical, PHE, fire protection, elevators and other building services/utilities. Sofcon Solutions help in conserving energy by executing various energy efficient programs for optimized performance of the systems and to assist the operation and maintenance of the installation.

As well as controlling the building's internal environment, BMS systems are sometimes linked to access control or other security systems such as closed-circuit television (CCTV) and motion detectors. Fire alarm systems and elevators are also sometimes linked to a BMS, for example, if a fire is detected then the system could shut off dampers in the ventilation system to stop smoke spreading and send all the elevators to the ground floor and park them to prevent people from using them in the event of a fire.