What happens when a building owner speaks to a BMS consultant?If a building owner has chosen to approach a BMS consultant, they are already making a sound choice.
Many building owners, by default, look to an M&E consultant without speaking to a specialist designer. While the M&E consultants know what they need the heating and ventilation to do, they rarely know the full capabilities of what a good BMS can offer.
Therefore, when a client makes an appointment with one of our consultants, we already know we are with someone who has a vision for the right solution for their building.
Here we guide you through the conversation you will enjoy with our BMS consultant. Going in prepared may help you have some of the answers ready for the points we raise with you.
What do you need the BMS to achieve?The first question we ask is the most important. Your BMS is a tool that helps make your building serve your needs and increase opportunities for your business to flourish.
By considering how you would want your building to perform, from security to lighting to heating to air conditioning, you can communicate your ideal solution. You don’t need to know the ins and outs of what a BMS can do for you; our consultant will have all that information to hand. It is an idea of how you would love your building to perform to maximise the work undertaken within it.
Do you know the benefits and possibilities of a BMS?It might be that you are not fully aware of the full specification of your BMS. Most people use a BMS like their mobile phone, and only a small percentage of the features of the better BMS products might be used.
Your BMS consultant will spend time exploring the different benefits and possibilities of potential BMS options for your commercial building. Even older legacy systems have facilities and options that client’s often aren’t aware of.
Are you open to alternative solutions?It is quite common for clients to come to us and ask for the same system because it has worked for them before. It is usual for a customer to fear change to new possibilities. Your consultant will explore the pros and cons of many solutions, as there may be one that is better suited to your needs.
Being open to alternatives is important because the BMS runs the HVAC and lighting within your commercial building and will be responsible for cost-effective energy use by your business.
The concept of return on investment is a crucial one. Choosing the cheapest option might feel appealing but not offer the best returns. Your building will be altered and restack throughout its life, and choosing a BMS that can be easily reconfigured, is how you will save even more money in the future.
Are you open to challenging your end client?Many customers who speak to a BMS consultant are contractors within a chain and not the end user paying the bills. Therefore, your BMS consultant will ask you to challenge the expectations of this end client and raise their expectations of what is possible in a BMS system. It might even be wise to bring the BMS consultant and the end client together, so nothing is lost in translation when it comes to purchasing one of the most important components of your commercial building.
Skilled BMS consultantsCube Controls prides itself in offering a bespoke design consultation on your BMS. Our mission is to find the right product for each client, meeting all the needs they know of and some they didn’t realise they had.
Contact Cube Controls today to book your appointment with our BMS consultants.