BMS Sensors: Not all team members are footballersFootball is undoubtedly the national game in the UK. It is more a religion than a sport for many, and the Premiership is one of the biggest global enterprises in the world. Footballers are multi-millionaires and are a significant asset to a club, both as an athlete and an icon. The health and wellbeing of the team are not only about ensuring victory on the pitch but also ensuring the financial viability of the organisation.
Therefore, while much of the club’s success is done by the players and coaches, not all team members are footballers.
At Cube Controls, we are proud to say that we are already looking after the BMS needs of a premiership football club. Here we look at the role of building management systems in optimising operations and ensuring there is a state-of-the-art venue to help reach performance goals.
Critical systems of a BMS for health and fitness venuesOne of the significant systems, especially in the post-COVID era, is the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). It is essential that there is no air-recycled and the air is replaced. Temperature and humidity settings are also critical to peak performance, and the facilities manager will have access to the optimum levels to set for the sake of the elite athletes within the club. To add to this, there are options for advanced indoor air quality (IAQ) systems, which remove the major indoor air pollutants, including radon, carbon monoxide, cleaning chemical products residue, and more.
It is also possible to set occupancy and smart restroom sensors. The restroom sensors help improve the hygiene within the toilet area, again working hard to prevent viruses and bacteria. An infection running through a football team could be a disaster within a season. Automating the cleansing of the restroom could be one small preventative step.
Benefits of analytics to this facilities managementWhile the design of the whole BMS is essential to managing the training facilities for a football team, it is the analytics system, which collects, organises and analyses data from the sensors through the venue. With the use of a single dashboard, the facilities manager has an in-depth view of the building’s performance. These sensors will offer actionable insights that will allow the building to perform in a way that research has proven can support the development of athletes.
Sensors can also ensure that much of the efficiency and performance of the building can be automated. If this bricks and mortar team member is the star player, then historical data and current conditions need to be mined to inform adjustment to the equipment controlling variables within the building.
Working with the best BMS designers and installers, you can identify the most appropriate sensors, identify potential areas of automation, and then write the custom rules that will optimise conditions for the footballers.
Research and expertise combinedCoaches and managers of elite football teams are at the cutting edge of research into the management of the wellbeing of athletes. As well as understanding the human body and how to maximise its efficiency, they are constantly exploring the impact of the environment on performance.
Matching this detailed knowledge with the design expertise of Cube Controls, football clubs can create the perfect environment for high performance.
If you are interested in learning more about Cube Controls’ expertise in BMS design and the work we do for Premiership football, contact us today.